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Design Tips for Promoting Eresources: Design Programs

Canva

Canva is filled with options to make quick, but beautiful, designs.

Each new project can be designed with a template with the dimensions already set, so that can focus your attention on creating beautiful designs in seconds.

Canva has some templates for print materials but not for bookmarks.

Easel.ly

Easel.ly is a program for infographics recommended by Librarian Design Share.

More web-based programs

Two popular, free web-based programs are:

Pixlr

GIMP is somewhat difficult to learn but might be appropriate for those familiar with Photoshop

Google Drawings

Integrated into Google Drive, Google Drawings provides many basic image-related functionalities including:

  • image editing 
  • image creation-- particularly useful for creating shapes

Powerpoint for Plasma Screen Slides

Powerpoint is the fastest, easiest way to quickly create plasma screen slides--no need to resize images and it's easy to add type and layer it over an image or put it into a text box. Save your file to either .pdf or an image file as per your plasma screen's requirements.