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Piktochart Design Series: With These 8 Articles You Can Now Design Like a Pro

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Have the data but lack the design expertise? Fret not, our Design Series is here to help! Our in-house designers took some time to review common design mistakes among users and compiled some helpful articles to help you get a polished infographic in a short amount of time. So, look out for our blog posts all throughout this month!

To begin, we will see how a little tweaking on the design styles can help your infographics look clearer and aesthetically pleasing.

Here’s an example of two infographics. The message conveyed is the same however, you will notice that Sample 2 has a clear and simple outlook compared to Sample 1. We have highlighted some key concepts that give Sample 2 that edge in design.

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These subtle changes can make a great difference in the “look” of your infographic. Take note of them and start creating content with great aesthetics right away!

On that note, over the next month, we’ll be publishing handy tips every Monday and Wednesday to help you create the best infographic designs, so look out for them! The Design Series will help you with:

  1. Design elements know-how that will improve your overall design skills.
  2. Some common mistakes we all make, and how to fix them.
  3. The shortcuts to improve your infographics.

Here’s a quick preview of the articles that are coming!

1. Typography I: How 4 Typeface Personalities Set The Tone of Your Infographics

Learn how various typeface personalities serve varying needs and how you can make use of this knowledge to set the tone of your infographics—be it for business, sales/advertising, personal, educational or others.

2. Typography II: 4 Things You Need To Know To Pair Fonts Well

Mixing and matching typefaces impacts your readers differently. Know what makes a pair of fonts work well together in delivering an effective message.

3. 3 Easy Ways to Pick Great Color Schemes

It is known that colors can impact us psychologically—and this is backed by research. If you are unsure of what color to use for your infographics, check out these easy tricks to help determine the color schemes for your infographics.

4. Layout Cheat Sheet: Making the Best Out of Visual Arrangement

Does your content look cluttered? Learn how to best arrange your content, whether it’s for serious business consumers or to make it look fun and creative. This cheat sheet will help you in your visual arrangement.

5. Should We Obsess Over Alignment?

Alignment is one of the many design principles we learned in art school. Proper alignment of elements and text will influence the overall design of your infographic. Learn how Piktochart helps you with alignment in this article.

6. Icons and Images : 5 ‘Must-knows’ on how to use them effectively

We’ll let you in on how a simple trick or two could change the look of an icon—and your readers may never know you’ve used the same one for a couple of your infographics consecutively. Alternatively, how do you get started with our library of more than 4,000 icons?

7. How To Evoke Different Sentiments With Background Images

What better way to make an emotional connection with your readers but through background images. Learn how different background images can set the mood going even before they start reading your text.

8. How to Make Charts Look Good in Infographics

If you are hoping beautify your dull looking charts and numbers, here are some super simple tricks you can pick up easily to make your charts look good.

 

Look out for these blog entries as well as some other extras we have for you. We’d love to hear from you below or via Twitter @Piktochart.

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