Top Online Graphic Design Tools and Resources for Canadians

Does your company website look boring and dull? Do your company’s social media pages have no interesting visuals? If the answer is yes, you’ve come to the right place.

This article will inform you about thirteen online tools that will help you create stunning visuals for your company. You don’t have to be an expert to use these tools. Your creativity and aesthetics are enough.

Let us have a look at them.

Best online social media graphics tools

Social media marketing is integral to the success of companies. Around 67% of the Canadian population are on social media. That is where your potential customers are, and that is where you must advertise. 

People on social media respond more to images than texts, so your Facebook and Instagram pages must be filled with beautiful images promoting your company. Following are the three best online social media graphics tools that will enable you to create stunning image posts:

Canva

Canva is a powerful online graphics designing tool. This template-based tool is easy to use and consists of thousands of graphics, templates and photos that you can use in your images. 

There is a template for every type of post and relevant graphics and photos to go with it. You can also import media into the Canva editor and use them to create your social media posts. 

The software has a user-friendly interface, and you don’t have to be a qualified graphics designer to use it. Importing, editing and downloading is pretty straightforward and is done with a few clicks.

One of the best features of Canva is its collaboration option. You can share your creativity with others and collaborate with them just by clicking the “Share” button and adding an email address.

The Canva free plan consists of 250,000 + templates and thousands of photos and graphics. The paid plans have better features, and you should give them a try. Canva offers a 30-day free trial on their Canva Pro plan so you can test it before committing to a paid plan.

Canva is available on the Web, Apple AppStore and Google Play Store.

Crello

Crello’s archive consists of more than 65 million images, 12000 templates and thousands of fonts. It is a frontrunner among online graphics designing tools that allows you to create professional-level graphics at a fraction of the cost.

You don’t have to be an expert in graphic designing to use Crello. You can create excellent social media posts using this. Crello has a library of themed collections and design formats that are meant to inspire your creativity. There are also tutorials and how-to guides to help you design amazing social media posts. 

One drawback of Crello is the watermark on every posts created under the free plan. But the good news is, the paid plan is quite affordable.

Crello is available on the Web, Apple AppStore and Google Playstore.

Pablo

Pablo is a minimalist software for creating social media graphics. It is the easiest to use of all the graphics designing tools because it is simple. You don’t have to create an account, and you start editing straightaway upon visiting the website.

It has a library of 600,000 + images. Besides that, you can import your own images. The software has basic editing tools like altering image size, adding basic filters to photos and adding text.

The features are limited, but it is great to make a quick social media post that is simple in layout and design.

There are no pricing plans in Pablo, and the software is available only on the web.

Best online logo making tools

A logo is integral to the identity of your company. It is important for branding, and people recognize your company by the logo. Here are the best online logo making tools:

Tailor Brands 

Tailor Brand’s logo maker is powered by AI and is perfect for those who do not have the patience to browse through thousands of photos, graphics and fonts. You enter your company’s name and describe what it does. Then you choose whether you want a text, icon or initial-based logo and your preferred design style.

The Tailor Brand’s AI uses that information to create a unique, high-quality logo for your brand. Thus, you get a logo without much effort. You can also customize the AI-made logo to suit your needs. 

You can download the logo in low resolution for free. But, you need to pay to download in high resolution.

Wix

The Wix logo maker is one of the best online logo makers in the market. There are two ways to create logos on the Wix logo maker. The first is by hiring a professional. A graphic design professional will create the logo as per your instructions, needs and choice. 

Naturally, you should adopt this path if you want a professional logo made by an expert. But this path is expensive, and if you cannot afford it, there is the second way you can create a logo using the Wix free online logo maker.

The Wix free online logo maker works like Tailor Brand’s logo maker. You provide the Wix design AI with your brand name, what your company does and your preferred design style. The Wix logo maker then offers you a selection of logos based on your given information. You select the one you like the most and customize it to make it look exactly the way you want. 

You can download the logo in high-quality image files and use it wherever you want.

Looks

The Look logo maker is an AI-powered system where you can make a logo with just a few clicks and less than five minutes. 

Feed the AI with information regarding your company name, its service description and your preferred design styles. The Look AI will return with a selection of symbols, icons, colors and logo styles. 

You select the preferred ones from among them, and the Looka logo maker will create a custom logo with that data. You can then customize that logo to suit your needs and taste in the Looka editor. 

Look also has a brand kit that contains color variations, vector files and social media templates to create stunning logos.

Best online infographic making tools

Blocks of text are not attractive to website visitors, and most will not bother to go through them to learn about your company. You need to add some colors, graphics, icons and symbols to the texts to entice visitors into going through them. This is where infographics come into play. 

Following are three online infographic making tools you can use to create infographics:

Piktochart 

 Piktochart is for entry-level infographic makers. You can choose from hundreds of templates right from their library. They have templates for all types of writing. After you have chosen the template, you can customize it to suit your needs. 

Add texts, photos, symbols, icons, logos and charts to make your writing as eye-catching as possible.

Piktochart has both free plans and paid plans.

DesignCap

DesignCap is another infographic maker. It is easy to use and has many templates, but the best ones are available in the paid versions. They also have a library of stock images, illustrations and icons to make your writing as interesting as possible. You can also upload your own images.

You can download only five images in the free plan and jpg format. You get unlimited templates and downloads in the paid versions. The downloads in the paid versions are of high resolutions and exported in pdf and png formats.

 Adobe Spark

Adobe is a popular name in the design world, and hence it should come as no surprise that Adobe Spark is one of the best infographic makers on the web. 

You can choose from over 10,000 free templates and hundreds of royalty-free assets to create interactive infographic pages. The drag-and-drop editor of Adobe Spark is easy to use, and you can customize the templates the way you want it. Add background, images, texts and logos to smarten up a text file. 

After creating the infographic pages, resize them according to the various social platforms’ needs before downloading.

Best stock photo and video sites

 Photos and videos will enliven your company’s social media pages and website, but it’s not always possible for you to acquire original and relevant photos and videos. In that case, you need to avail of the contents of stock photo and video sites. Following are the three best stock photo and video sites on the internet:

Shutterstock

Shutterstock has an endless selection of photos and videos. Over 187,000 photos and videos get added to their library in a single day! It is highly unlikely that you won’t find what you are looking for in Shutterstock.

There is both paid and royalty-free content on this site. The price of photos and videos depends on the photographer and videographer who shot them.

Unsplash

Unsplash has over one million photos shot by over 150,000. The Unsplash team manually sifts through all submissions to provide you with a collection of the best photos. All the photos of Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero, which means you can use the photos anywhere you like without restrictions.

There is both quantity and quality on Unsplash, and you will find your required photos. One drawback of Unsplash is that they don’t have a video collection. But their photo collection is one of the best out there, especially nature photos.

iStock by Getty Images

iStock sells photos, videos, illustrations and audio content. They have some of the best stock photos and videos in their library. Its content is divided into two categories: the Signature collection and the Essentials Collection. 

The Essentials Collection has the lowest priced content. The Signature Collection contains its best images and videos. 

There are two ways by which you can buy photos and videos from iStock. The first is through subscription, and the second is via credits. In the credit system, you buy several credits and use them to download photos and videos. 

Best video editing software

If you are using videos on your company’s website and social media pages, you need video editing software to edit as per your needs. There are hundreds of video editors out there, but most are complicated and require in-depth video editing knowledge.

The ones that are easy to use are too basic. But there is one video editing software that is easy to use and also has many editing tools. That software is Wondershare Filmora. It has a user-friendly interface and powerful editing features. 

The full array of editing features are available in the free version, but the final product will have a watermark on it. Use the paid version if you don’t want the watermark.

That’s about it. These thirteen online tools will help you create stunning visuals for your company’s website and social media pages. These online tools are easy to use, and you can make quality graphics with them.

Even though you do not have any graphic design experience yet, you can still make professional graphics to perk up your company’s website and social media pages.

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