Not a graphic designer? Need quality design work in a hurry but the marketing budget well is tapped out? No worries… there is PicMonkey!
PicMonkey (formally Picnik) is an awesome free online photo editing tool that allows you to turn ordinary photos into extraordinary graphics. It’s super easy to use and you don’t even need an account to get started. Just upload (or drag-n-drop) an image into the editor and have at it! You can do basic editing like rotating, cropping, and resizing images. Go “photographer fabulous” with color and exposure enhancements. There are even “airbrushing” tools like “wrinkle remover,” “teeth whitening,” and “blemish fix.” Add text, shapes, frames, and other filters to complete your graphic masterpiece. Save to your computer and voila!
Sounds like a lot of fun, right? So why is this a good tool for business bloggers?
Well, for one, it’s FREE! And… it is a great way to quickly create specialized graphics for your business when you are on a tight budget. Create or enhance your company logo for special collateral materials or events. Create exciting (and effective) “call-to-action” graphics for your website and blog. You can even go so far as to make business cards and other stationery… if you want to get fancy.
You may not be a professional graphic designer, but you can play one on PicMonkey!