Do you need graphic design tools?
Many free graphic design tools exist.
Turning a photo into a graphic has never been easier.
But, are your graphics as stunning as they can possibly be when you’re finished?
Recently, I read that the popularity of Instagram has revolutionized blogging.
Your images must be better than ever before.
The PixTeller graphic design tool can make your graphics look professional.
Also, this tool can make your Instagram posts look so dazzling people will be sure to consider your posts #InstaGreat.
After all, Instagram only shows the top 30% of liked posts to its user base.
You need yours to be among them to generate traffic and sales.
Let PixTeller help you.
Using the tool is easy, fast, and most of the many bells and whistles you’re offered are free.
This post will explain how to use PixTeller for blog post graphics and Instagram posts.
By following these instructions, you’ll be able to get your graphics to shine.
The post will conclude by comparing PixTeller to another popular graphic-editing tool for bloggers, Canva.
Make sure you get to the end of the post. The folks over at PixTeller have a special surprise for Mostly Blogging’s readers– a giveaway of free premium accounts.
What is PixTeller?
PixTeller is an easy-to-use graphic design tool you can use to create or customize any image in seconds.
Design engaging images, social media covers, banners, digital ads, print materials or any other design in seconds.
According to the developer, PixTeller was created with a new perspective, with ease of use in mind.
PixTeller is a tool that simplifies the design process from start to end so it can be used by any marketer from the digital industry, any blogger or website owner, as well as anyone who needs designs for personal or business use.
With PixTeller, you can replace anything from images and shapes to text and colors using its Design Editor.
Get inspired by a great variety of public designs and templates that you can use to create new personalized designs just in seconds.
You can use any one of a tremendous number of design choices, or you can create your own design from scratch. The tutorial in this review will show you how to do both.
Why You Need PixTeller
- New pre-made designs are available each month.
- Over one million Embedded Photos and Illustrations exist throughout the PixTeller Editor.
- There are over 100,000 Embedded Shapes & Icons throughout PixTeller’s Editor as well.
- Unlimited storage
- Smart resize.
- Custom fonts.
- Download PNG, JPEG or PDF.
- Gradient colors.
- You can filter your template search by color. For example, bright colors do well on Pinterest. If you want to narrow the enormous amount of choices PixTeller gives you, you can do so by searching only for certain color templates. Can you tell I searched for red templates? Notice the palette choices are visible on the left of the screenshot.
- Transparent PNG.
- Multipage attributes.
- Unique text properties.
- Masking and clipping crop image techniques.
- Use or edit your designs from any modern browser.
- You can change or upload your font.
- There is an undo last action button in case you make a mistake.
- PixTeller is easy, but a video exists in case you need help.
- PixTeller’s blog has many helpful articles about how to use PixTeller to make professional-looking creations.
- Many Mother’s Day templates are available.
- Using this tool is fast! You’re able to save your graphic designs for reuse or to easily make modifications later on.
- All the public designs and templates available on PixTeller Editor are under the Creative Commons Zero license.
This means that you can copy, modify, distribute and use the designs for free (with PixTeller watermark for free users), including for commercial purposes, without asking for permission from PixTeller. No attribution is required to PixTeller or to the third-party services that they use.
You absolutely would be safe copyright-wise when you use a PixTeller creation, as long as that creation just contains elements that you searched for from within the PixTeller Editor or PixTeller’s templates.
How to Use PixTeller: A Tutorial
Go to PixTeller.com. Click “Start Designing.” Log in using either your Facebook or Google account information.
Project 1: Blog Graphic on the Forever Free Plan
Step 1: Click “Pinterest Post.”
Step 2: Click on a template you want to modify. Scroll down. Click “Use” to find yourself in Edit mode.
Step 3: Once in Edit mode, I resized the pixels to a vertical of 1024 which I knew would be fine for a blog graphic at WordPress or Twitter. The screenshot shows your PixTeller dashboard and where you would go to change the dimensions of your image. Page Properties allows you to change the dimensions.
Step 4: I modified the words, resized the text boxes, and moved them around.
Step 5: I titled my project, saved my creation for future use, and downloaded the graphic to my computer. When you download, your choices are .png, .jpg, or pdf. When downloading, you’ll be asked if you want to upgrade to a paid plan. If you don’t, click “Download anyway.”
Easy and Quick!
Note: Borders are available to you if you want a frame around your graphic.
Project 2: Instagram Post on the Forever Free Plan:
Step 1: Click “Instagram Square.”
Step 2: Scroll through the choices. Find one you like and click.
Step 3: Click “Use” and modify. I changed the text, bolded the font at the bottom, and made the text box wider at the bottom.
Of course, like with any graphic design program, you can change the font colors and styles. I was going to make the letters in the bottom box red, but I didn’t want to detract from the red heart. PixTeller has a great many inspirational images like this.
I’d planned to design my own to show you how you can design your own graphic, but this was too perfect for my needs to pass up. PixTeller definitely has the best quotes images.
Project 3: Blog Graphic with the Premium Plan
Go to PixTeller.com. Scroll down to “Create from Scratch.”
Once I was in Edit Mode, I titled my design. and changed the dimensions.
Step 1: I brought up the color palette. I chose a brought color that would stand out on Pinterest. You can turn down the opacity if you choose. I kept the color as it was.
Step 2: I added an image. I clicked “Add as Background.”
Step 3: I went to “Filters and Effects” and chose “Cross process.”
Step 4: I set Image Capacity to 70.
Step 5: I chose, modified, and enlarged the text. Note: You can even upload your own text even though many styles are available to you. You can change the letter spacing if you desire.
I have a blog graphic coming up on earning money online with static pages. It’s perfect!
What publications say:
Whats New On The Net claims PixTeller fuses innovation, technology, creation, and fun.
What customers say:*
MD Folio – Design for social media made easy with @PixTeller.
Katherine Dell – PixTeller I’m addicted to this site! A must for writers and bloggers who want beautiful images for their posts.
The basic plan, called “Forever Free,” costs nothing.
The Forever Free Plan includes the following:
- Main Editor Features
- Unlimited Storage
- Over one million free photos
- Over 10,000 free shapes
You can upgrade to a premium plan which costs $9 per month or $47 per year. You can also pay a one-time fee of $149.
The premium plan comes with the following:
- All Editor Features
- Unlimited Storage
- Over one million free photos
- Over 100,000 free shapes
- Access to all designs.
- Color Gradients
- Transparent PNG
- Custom Fonts
- Save as Private
How to Get PixTeller:
- You can win one of the free giveaways! As explained in the introduction, the good people over at PixTeller have given Mostly Blogging’s reader 4 codes for premium accounts. Comment in the comments section that you’d like to be entered in the drawing, and I will randomly choose 4 commenters. I will email the winners the code and the easy instructions for redeeming the code.
- Go to PixTeller.com and create an account.
I realize Canva.com is a popular graphics editing site among bloggers. I enjoy using Canva too. However, I feel I am running out of free selections for templates on Canva. I don’t know if it’s possible to run out of selections on PixTeller.
I enjoyed myself immensely getting to know the PixTeller graphic design tool. This review only scratched the surface of all that’s possible with this tool, Going forward, I look forward to uncovering more of PixTeller’s treasures.
Note: This is a sponsored post but opinions herein are my own.
Readers, please share this review so other content creators learn about PixTeller’s gems.
How does PixTeller sound in comparison to your current graphic design program? Do you think you might try PixTeller for your blog graphics or inspirational images?
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Customer testimonials provided by PixTeller