Post Designer editing tools

You already know that you can use Pagemodo’s editing tools (Cover Photo Designer and Post Designer) to create eye-catching designs for your social media accounts. You can make a Facebook cover photo, design an image quote to engage your audience, or create a promotional piece to share with fans and followers on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn. But have you ever thought about all the other things you could create using our free design tools?

Professional graphic design software is great…for professional designers. But for the small business owners who just needs to create a high-quality marketing image and move on with their day, Pagemodo can be a great inexpensive alternative.

Here are our top 5 ‘secret menu’ uses for Pagemodo’s suite of design tools!

  1. Create a cover image for your blog post
    Can’t find the perfect cover image for a blog post? Use Cover Photo Designer to create exactly what you need! We actually did this recently for a post on the Webs blog when our usual image sources failed us. Most blogging platforms feature this horizontal, big-picture layout, and Cover Photo Designer’s stock images are a perfect fit. You can add text and icons to create exactly what you’re looking for.
  1. Make more interesting slides
    If you use SlideShare or any other digital presentation sharing tool, it’s important to engage your audience in order to keep them from zoning out or moving on the next presentation. One way to do that is with dynamic visuals like those you can create in Pagemodo Post Designer. Add text, images, backgrounds, and/or icons and then download your creation right to your computer. You can then upload your images to your slideshow provider, and poof! A better presentation for your audience.
  1. Send a digital greeting card
    Whether your just realized it’s your mom’s birthday, or you want to share a Valentine’s Day message with all your followers, the usefulness of digital greeting cards can’t be understated. Using Post Designer, it’s easy to create great-looking cards with images, icons, and text on the fly – and share them instantly!
  1. Email marketing design
    Email marketing is still one of the most popular ways for business owners to communicate with their audience. We’ve found that for messages with a simple call-to-action (visit our website, take advantage of a sale, etc.) an eye-catching image embedded into an email is more effective than simple text. If you don’t have a graphic designer on staff, you can easily make images that are perfect for email marketing with Post Designer. You can choose colors and fonts that reflect your brand, and even upload your company’s logo to use in your designs! Then just download your creation as an image and upload it to your email service provider.
  1. Add text to your website carousel images
    One of the most important elements of a successful website is great imagery. To that end, DIY website builders (like Webs) offer the option for a rotating image carousel in the website’s header. Adding text or icons to these images is an excellent way to get more out of this valuable piece of real estate. You could promote a sale, showcase a new product, or simply add captions in an attractive way.

Because our Cover Photo and Post Designer tools allow you to share instantly or download your designs, there are tons of ways you can use Pagemodo to replace expensive or complex design software. Want to share your resourceful uses of our design tools? Tell us about them in the comments below!

About the Author: Sarah Matista is the Content Marketing Manager at Webs, where she also manages marketing for Pagemodo – a suite of social media tools. Loves social media, branding, whales. Get more from Sarah on Pagemodo’s Blog and Google+.

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