Weekly Resources | Jazz Up Your Graphics
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Ok, truthbomb here, friends. I have a love/hate relationship with Canva. I can admit that it’s a great resource for non-designers, and I know that it’s essentials for business owners to create their own graphics.
My problem with it is that everything starts to look the same with so many people using the same templates. Even if you change the colors, change the fonts, it’s all the same. And... it’s boring.
But it doesn’t have to be. You can add your own style, your own brand, your own joie de vivre.
You can add patterns, you can add graphic elements, you can add fonts. Pretty much anything you want!
Today, I’m sharing with you my favorite places to get such things.
Important Note: Always be sure to read the license agreements for everything you buy. You don’t want to end up buying something you can’t use.
1 - Creative Market.
This is one of my favorite places to search for fonts, flat lay photographs, and seamless patterns. The shop owners on Creative Market are very professional and the designers are top-notch. Almost all of the downloads come with multiple files types, including Adobe files sometimes.
Make sure to purchase files with PNG files if you want to use them on Canva or PicMonkey.
Bonus: Join their mailing list to find out about their weekly freebies. I’ve found some AMAZING things in the freebies. https://crmrkt.com/o8VlN
2- Hungry JPG
If you enjoying playing with fonts, then you have to know about Hungry JPG. They have a HUGE selection of $1 fonts. Sometimes I’ll just go on a font buying rampage. $1 font = no guilt.
They also put together mega bundles each month, and the October bundle is PACKED with fun fonts.
Oh and there's a FREE October bundle! Good until 10/17/17.
If you use PicMonkey to design your graphics you can use your own fonts fo’ free!
Most people don’t think of Etsy for digital stuff but they do, in fact, have a ton of good instant download and digital items. I like to get things like metallic textures from Etsy because they tend to be a bit cheaper than other places. But you also have to careful to read the listing, shop policies, and reviews carefully. Sellers on Etsy set all of their own policies, so what is ok for one seller, isn’t necessarily the case for another seller.
This is also a great place to get party invitations. Just FYI!
4- Design Cuts
Design Cuts has pretty awesome bundles that are packed with goodies. Each bundle is usually themed, and a new one comes out every two weeks. The bundles are seriously huge and really great quality.
5- My Fonts
My Fonts is specific to fonts (betchya, didn’t see that coming!) but they have a huge selection. These fonts are a bit higher priced but that means less people are buying them so they are a little more exclusive!
If you want more tips for creating awesome graphic using Canva check out this round up post of awesome canva tutorials.