An infographic image is an easy and engaging way to turn your ideas into amazing visual content. These illustrations not only make your pages rich in media but also go a long way towards lowering your bounce rate, which may ultimately increase your Google Rank. This post shows you how to create an infographic without any special design skills.
Why use infographics?
Infographics make your content highly shareable and draw visitors’ attention to the information you want to highlight. Infographics can boost your SEO rank, improve user engagement, reduce bounce rate, and increase social share on posts.
What is DesignCap?
In the past, you needed a tool like PhotoShop to create your infographic. Thanks to the explosion of drag-and-drop design tools, this is no longer the case.
There is a large selection of DIY graphic designers with some of the best options.
However, we’ll focus on one specific tool for this tutorial – DesignCap Infographic Maker. DesignCap is probably the practical design tool on the internet, and it also makes it very easy to create an infographic and other visual content.
How to create an infographic?
DesignCap tool helps you create beautiful designs for a variety of purposes, from social media ads to Facebook covers, and reports to infographics. This tool also features a wide selection of beautiful and attractive templates that you can customize by changing the colors, images, and text, etc. Let’s do them step by step.
1. Choose a template
DesignCap provides numerous infographic templates for different themes. Select one that suits your content needs. It’s very easy to personalize the template to be unique so don’t worry if some others use the same template too.
You will see there are various template categories to help you get great visual content, such as a chart, report, presentation, invitation, social media, etc. Choose the infographic category and select an infographic template to move on. Alternatively, it allows you to start with a blank template.
2. Personalize the infographic
The purpose of infographics is to translate a topic or idea into visual content. So make sure you have a clear idea of what you want to create before starting the process. You can choose from the wide selection of preset assets to customize your design or upload your own image or font to beautify the work f art.
First, pick an element from the millions of icons and a large number of preset shapes. Type a certain word in the search box and press enter, DesignCap will then show you a long list of the icons related. Click the desired one and change its color opacity to use it in your infographic and highlight the content you want.
It is the same to use online stock photos in DesignCap, all of them totally free of charge. As I mentioned before, it has the option to upload your own image from the computer. Besides it offers a wide selection of practical chart types for different situations like line, table, dynamic map, column, pie, etc.
Pick a type and enter your data into the chart. If you have a spreadsheet of data that want to add to the chart, you can just import them using an XLSX, XLS, or CSV file. Then the data will be quickly updated with the chart and displayed in the chart clearly. The dynamic map is also very strong. Users can only search for a specific area to get the map to this country or region quickly. After adding the data, adjust the color and values you want to show. This is very interesting to play the chart options.
It’s time to add some simple words into your infographic to make it more informational. DesignCap allows you to use the preset fonts as well as uploading a font from your computer. You can change the color, size, style, alignment, and many other properties to make the words look great in the design.
If you want to make changes to the background of your design, DesignCap gives you three choices, using a preset pattern, color, or custom image. Since everything is very easy to process with simple clicks and drag & drop, I won’t mention more for this section.
3. Save and download
When you are satisfied with your infographic design, save it to the DesignCap account online. And you can make any changes later. Besides, you are allowed to download it as an image file of JPG, PNG, and PDF. You can also share it on social media or print it directly out from DesignCap.
I would personally recommend this tool with caution. After learning the program, you will be able to do more than you ever expected. If you do not have knowledge of design, go DesignCap to be creative.