Showing posts with label infographic creation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label infographic creation. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Create Free Logos with DesignEvo

DesignEvo, from PearlMountain, is a free online logo maker. PearlMountain has been designing software for over a decade and is working to make professional photo editing and graphic design tools accessible to everyone.

The DesignEvo library has one million icons to choose from as well as hundreds of text fonts and shapes. This product features powerful editing tools which allow you to change the layout of a design with one click, stretch text, and easily drag elements of the design around until you are satisfied with your design. There is also a preview button which allows you to see your design on business cards, letterhead, teeshirts, and other spaces where you might use your design.

All you have to do to use your design for free is give credit to DesignEvo by sharing your logo on your blog, website, or posting about it on one of your social media channels.

Other tools that students can use to create logos are Canva and Crello.

Applications for Education
Students could use this site to design logos for different class projects like creating a family crest in social studies or designing a logo with specific geometric details for math class. Students could also design images for infographics.

Monday, April 3, 2017

How to Download Google Slides as Images

In the course of designing and building a great slide presentation, you may find that you have some slides that make great stand-alone graphics for things like posters, flyers, and social media posts. There is an easy way to download those slides as JPEG and PNG images. That process is demonstrated in my video below.

Applications for Education
If your students are already familiar with the design tools in Google Slides, have them use those tools to create graphics for flyers and collages rather than muddying the water with yet another web tool.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Canva Explains Color Scheme Basics for Slides and Infographics

Canva, one of my favorite services for creating infographics and slides, regularly sends emails containing design tips. The tip that they sent out in their latest email contained a link to this color scheme basics tutorial. The five part tutorial teaches you how to create five complementary color schemes to use in your slides, infographics, and poster designs. The five color schemes are environmental, summer, retro, monochromatic, and complimentary. Click here to view the color scheme tutorial.

Applications for Education
Canva's color scheme tutorial could be a good one to share with your students before they design their next slidedecks. After working through the tutorial students might be less inclined to do things like put yellow font on a white background. Your student don't have to use Canva to design their slides, they can simply apply the lessons from the tutorial to their use of PowerPoint, Keynote, or Google Presentation.

For those who haven't heard of Canva prior to this post, it is a service that makes it easy to create beautiful slides, flyers, posters, infographics, and photo collages. Creating these graphics on Canva is a drag-and-drop process. Start by selecting a template then dragging and dropping into place background designs, pictures, clip art, and text boxes. Canva offers a huge library of clip art and photographs to use in your designs. You can also upload your own images to use in your graphics. Your completed Canva projects can be downloaded as PDF and PNG files. You can also simply link to your online graphic.