I'm a former corporate employee who decided to ditch the 9-5 and start my own at-home business.
Now, with a lukewarm cup of coffee in one hand and a baby on my hip, I'm balancing #allthethings
THE sugar studios blog offers tips, tools and my own tried-and-true tricks for growing your beautiful business.
April 21, 2018
This is one of my favorite resources for high quality graphics for all of my projects. Most of the files are vector-based (hence, the name Vecteezy). If you are a professional designer you’ll prefer working with vectors since you can resize them and change colors very easily. If you’re not a professional designer, you can use their vector editor tool to edit files before downloading them. Every vector is fully customizable. You can easily change sizes, colors, fonts and much more!
Freepik offers a huge selection of free vector graphics, PSD templates, patterns, icons and even stock photos. The majority of their files are free to use, however they offer a premium subscription which allows you to use every single file on their site in any way you wish.
VectorStock is the world’s premier vector-only image marketplace offering almost 200,000 totally free vector files you can use for your blog. This site not only has a large selection of vector images, but they do a great job at explaining what a vector is and why you want to use vector graphics.
Canva is an amazing free resource that allows you to create graphics for your business, blog, or even a personal project. You can create your own design from scratch or use one of their templates and customize it to whatever your needs are. Tons of bloggers are getting creative and using Canva to create their own blog graphics.
Creating quote graphics for your blog and social media accounts is a huge way to connect with readers. Quotes Cover allows you to easily create a quote graphic using their preloaded fonts and images. If you’re having a mental block you can even get inspired by finding content in their quote library.
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Crello is a graphic design interface that allows you to utilize templates to create graphics for your blog in almost any size or format. You can use their premade templates to get you started and then customize from there, or make your very own original graphic if you’re feeling creative. They offer a huge library of illustrations and photos you can use in your design.
Adobe Spark is a free application you can use on your desktop or your mobile device to create free graphics for your blog. There a premade graphic templates you can use to get started and then customize to match your blog. I love that you can easily do this on the go from your phone and that it’s free!
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Snappa was designed for your to quickly and easily create web graphics, in a snap. They make sure you are using the correct template sizes for your blog and social media posts and offer over 500,000 stock photos to choose from (non-cheesy ones). You can setup a free account and you’ll be limited in how many graphics you can download per month, or upgrade to a paid account and get access to even more premium templates.
Desygner is a free resource for creating blog and social media graphics with no design skills required. Their templates are truly stunning with modern and chic layouts that works with any blog. They offer millions of free, quality stock images you can use in your designs and you can also download the templates as PSD file if you wish to edit it using Photoshop. Upgrading to premium unlocks even more designs and storage for your work.
Creative Market sells premium graphics, fonts and photography but each month they offer Free Goods, which is an incredible bundle of assets you can use for your business. I always grab these free resources in case I need to use them one day for a project.
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Keep your followers engaged with this collection of free Instagram Stories templates.