I really don’t know how I survived without PicMonkey! I used to rely entirely on Photoshop or PowerPoint when I had to create images – both of which are not so easy to work with. With PicMonkey, if I have the right idea, creating a new image just takes minutes.
PicMonkey allows us to create simple printables with ease, yet making it look very professional. Today, I share a simple tutorial on how to create a free printable using PicMonkey. But before we get into that, I want to alert you about a few things you need to consider when creating a printable.
1. Who is it for? Once you have brainstormed an idea for your printable, you need to identify whom you are targeting. Is the printable for men, women, boys or girls?
2. Decide on colors. Your printable should have color combinations that appeal to the people you are targeting. Try to include at least one color from your brand or logo.
3. Finalize the fonts. Your fonts need to be readable and combine only fonts that will go with each other. Try not to have too many different fonts in your printable. I try to stick to a maximum of 3 unique fonts.
4. Pick your graphics. Choose an ideal background image or clip art that will go with the idea for your printable, and will appeal to your audience. For example, flowers have a feminine appeal, and would be an excellent choice for a printable meant for women.
5. Leave enough spacing. There should be enough white space between the elements in your printable, so whatever you’re showcasing is seen clearly. Too many elements such as text and clip art will make it look very crowded. So, try not to cram too much into your printable. There are always exceptions, though. Altogether, the positioning of your individual elements should add to the overall appeal of the printable.
Don’t worry if you have no experience in creating printables. You will get the hang of it as you keep doing it; don’t beat yourself up. I am not a graphic person, but if I can do it, anyone can!