That’s really what you’re striving for when you make your blog graphic– a feast for the eyes.
A worthy goal it is.
FotoJet is a free graphic design tool that helps you design graphics so engaging, readers will click and bring traffic to your blog.
The news gets even better. FotoJet is not only free, it is fast, fun, and easy to use.
Consider these comments which show the importance of your content being accompanied by graphics:
Tyler, from VizualIntelligenceConsulting.com, observed,
Visualizing raw data is a very important part of a business because it presents business-related information in an appealing, graceful and descriptive way. It not only assists in the hike of business but is associated with each and every form of human exercises.
What is FotoJet?
FotoJet is a web-based graphic design tool which can transform your photos into engaging graphics. FotoJet is a photo editor, designer, and collage maker.
This is Why You Need FotoJet
People can digest information faster by looking at a graphic than by reading your headline. In today’s hectic society that should be reason alone to use graphics, photos combined with text, to accompany your blog posts.
There’s more. According to research, 65% of people are visual learners who learn by looking at pictures.
You need pictures in your blog posts because images are key to engaging people. FotoJet will help you engage your readers so they click your links and bring you blog traffic.
How to Use FotoJet
Go to https://www.fotojet.com/.
There is no need to log in. You have the option of signing in with your Facebook or your email information. Premium accounts are also available.
You will have three choices: Edit, Design, or Collage. This tutorial will cover editing a photo and designing a graphic.
How to Edit a Photo:
As you can see, you have a great many choices when you edit a photo.
Click “Edit” and “open” a photo you want to edit.
As you see from the screenshot, you have many choices available to you.
Instructions for making the featured image:
(Note: I am not an affiliate of FotoJet, and I am not profiting in any way from this review. However, in order to provide a more comprehensive review, FotoJet has provided me with a paid account. This image was made with many of FotoJet’s premium features. However, some of them do come with a free account.)
- There was a garbage can behind the camera, so I cropped it out.
- I resized the photo to ensure it would fit on both Twitter and Pinterest. I am confident it will if the length is 900 pixels.
- I sharpened the camera. When I changed the size, it got blurry.
- When I increased the highlights and shadows, the camera got brighter.
- Notice the shadows around the camera. I used the vignette effect. I wanted the red to stand out, so I made the vignette around red camera black. You can change the color.
- I used focus, radial, and blur, so only the camera is in focus.
- I intensified the exposure.
- When I used contrast, I saw a glow around the camera. This was perfect since I wanted the emphasis to be on the camera.
- I increased saturation and temperature. When I increased the temperature, the glow around the camera turned red.
- I added a frame with shadows and changed the color of the shadow to red.
Instructions for editing this photo:
- I uploaded my photo. I have a post coming up on how to increase blog traffic, so I thought the buses would make a relevant image.
- I chose to resize my image. I wanted to ensure my graphic would fit on Twitter. I know 900 x 600 pixels will work on both Twitter and Pinterest, so I resized the photo to close to those dimensions.
- The color red does well on Pinterest since it’s eye-catching, but I had an opportunity to make the red really stand out.
- I chose “Lomo 5” which made the red even more obvious.
- I clicked “Text”, but the font didn’t show up on the dark bus, so I clicked “Glow.” “Outline” will be a choice for you too. Those choices will come up under “Effects” when you click “Font”. You have many choices for colors of the font and the effects.
- I moved the text to fit in the windshield of the bus and resized the text. I changed the font of the number so it would stand out.
- I added a border and resized the width of the inner and outer frames.
- I clicked “Save” to save the graphic to my computer.
This is another example of a graphic I made with FotoJet’s Editor.
This time, I applied the “Vintage 1” effect and a Polaroid-style frame.
I made “looking” the enlarged word since it matched the subject of the photo– the glasses.
I call this graphic my “Money Tree”. I used it for a post about making money on the Internet.
(Note: My money tree graphic was made with FotoJet’s premium features.)
Here is the original photo:
- I Auto Enhanced the photo.
- I used the “Color Splash” feature so only the dollar bill would have color. Since the post is about making money, I only wanted the money to have color to draw attention to it.
- I really wanted the money to glow, so I increased both the saturation and the temperature.
- I had fun using features like Sharpen, Vignette, and Noise.
- I used different fonts. Did you notice my blog’s name is outlined in white?
- I used a frame that emphasized the stark nature of the photo. Again, I wanted the money alone to stand out.
How to Use FotoJet’s Design Tab
For my blog graphics, I scrolled down to Social Media Post and chose the Pinterest graphic.
The large amount of templates FotoJet has to choose from is amazing.
I chose a free template. Premium templates have a crown on them.
I clicked Add Photo, computer.
I dragged and dropped my photo into the template.
Click on the font to modify the size, format, and style.
If you make a mistake, there is a back arrow at the bottom of the screen.
These are some of the blog graphics I’ve made using FotoJet’s free templates:
I made this graphic with FotoJet’s premium template:
I included a glow on the letters at the top and an outline on the letters underneath.
Advantages to Using FotoJet
- The photo-editing and graphic design tool is free.
- You can choose to pay for a premium account.
- Free trials are offered so you can try the paid version for free.
- You won’t waste your time trying to apply premium features since there is a crown icon above the premium feature options.
- The tool saves you time since many of the effects are already on the fonts.
- Stock photos are available if you would prefer not to use your own photo.
- FotoJet helps you. When my graphic was too big, the tool resized it for me!
- You can see your original photo at the bottom of the screen while you work which I found helpful.
- The vast array of font choices seems greater than any other photo editing tool I’ve seen.
- FotoJet is user-friendly.
- YouTube videos exist you can watch if you need help.
- The back arrow enables you to fix any mistakes as soon as you make them.
- The extensive amount of template choices, over 90, is amazing.
- FotoJet has graphic templates for almost every social media site.
- FotoJet is available in six languages.
- The staff over at FotoJet is friendly, supportive, and reply immediately to questions.
- If you need further help, an online tutorial exists.
- Brooke, a blogger and YouTube creator, feels, “FotoJet is different from any other graphic design tool out there.” She also recommends FotoJet since it’s quicker than PhotoShop.
- According to Barbara, “If you are a blogger, this photo editing program will probably be all you need.” She also emphasizes how easy using FotoJet is.
- Blogger CarolAnn also recommends FotoJet. According to CarolAnn, “You will love it.”
Have you ever heard of FotoJet? If not, that won’t last long. This relatively new tool is already the buzz all over the Internet.
Bloggers are busy; we all know that. Any tool that saves you time is valuable to you. FotoJet will save you time transforming photos into graphics since it’s so easy to use.
In closing, your creativity will know no limits with FotoJet’s selections. Have fun, and help your readers understand your content better. Add blog traffic to the mix, and you have a winning situation.
Go explore FotoJet. Before you go, please share this post, so other bloggers know about this photo editing tool.
Which photo editing tool do you use? How does it compare to FotoJet? I look forward to your answer in the comments section.
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