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A Student’s Guide to Getting Started with Piktochart

Will Fanguy

Content Strategist | UXBooth

This post is part of our guide to using infographics in education. For more information, check out the guide here.
So here we are. Maybe you’ve been assigned a project where you need to make some kind of visual. Maybe your teacher or professor has asked you to try out Piktochart for making infographics. Maybe you’re looking for a way to impress your classmates with a new tool. Maybe this is just a site that’s not blocked by your school’s firewall. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

However you got here, you’re here now, and as long as I’ve got your attention, I might as well teach you something.

Ready to get started with Piktochart right now? Check out our free guide to the Untapped Potential of Infographics!

Here’s a quick and simple guide to getting started with Piktochart. If you need to make an infographic, a presentation, or a poster, you’ve come to the right place. With Piktochart’s interface, tools, and features, you’ll be a visual storytelling genius in no time.

First things first…

You’ll need a Piktochart account. That part is easy. It’s free and takes maybe 30 seconds to sign up.

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See? Not so hard.

The first thing you see when you log into Piktochart is the Templates page.

Pick a template

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Here are all the templates to help you get started. We have made the selection process as easy as possible for you:

  • Try scrolling through the hundreds of templates. We’ve got them sorted by type – Infographic, Report, Poster, and Presentation– so look for one that inspires you (or one that goes with your topic).
  • If you’re looking for a particular idea or theme (like “sports” or “history”), you can use the search bar.
  • Once you think you’ve found one you like, click “Preview” to take a look in more detail.

Start Designing and Creating

Once you’ve picked a template, click “create” to load it. Once you arrive at the editor, you can edit text by double-clicking on a text box. Use the color and font selectors to make the text fit your style.

Speaking of text styling, you can use our Text Frame tool to make text and titles with graphics created by our in-house design team. Super easy.

Insert graphics

Just click or drag-and-drop the graphics you need from the menu to your canvas. There are thousands of icons and images to choose from. Use the search tool or browse through them by categories to make things easier.

You can also customize how your graphics look by changing the colors, resizing and rotating them. Our Photo Frame feature allows you to drag and drop your photos into ready-made designs that will mask and pair your photos with text.

Visualize your data

Use the tools available in the left sidebar to visualize your data. There are tons of options to create charts, graphs, and maps that can be customized to beautify your data.

A popup will appear to help you choose the best chart style for your data, coupled with a spreadsheet to input your data. If you want, you can connect the chart to a Google Sheet. As you update the data in the Sheet, the graph will change as well.

Share Your Infographic

Once you’ve reached a point where you’re satisfied with your creation, you can download your work as an image, publish it online, share it via email, or share your infographic directly to social media.

View your infographic on the output page by copy-pasting the URL when you publish to the web. Once you have shared it, you and your audience can enjoy your Piktochart in Presentation Mode.

And you’re done! How easy was that? If you’re looking to up your game, check out this post for some hidden tips and tricks.

This post is part of our guide to using infographics in education. For more information, check out the guide here.