Whether you struggle to create stunningly branded images on your own, or you simply want to create images in less time – WordSwag is here to save the day.
This super simple app not only creates beautiful text overlays, but it also supplies you with stock photos that are free for you to use as well.
To get started, simply download WordSwag from your app platform on your iOS or Android phone. Full disclosure – it does cost $4.99 to purchase but you’ll find this small fee is completely worth it in the long run.
Once you download the app, it’ll literally take you less than ten minutes to create a gorgeous image for all your social media channels.
Simply open the newly downloaded app to begin. On the first screen, you’ll see nine sample creations for inspiration. But what we’re really looking for is the two icons in the black circles at the bottom. The camera icon will bring up photos already on your phone while the polaroid icons will bring up the stock photo options.
For the purpose of this post, we’re going to use the stock photo option.
When you select the polaroid icon, you’ll be greeted with a screen with a number of basic stock photos for your use as well as a search bar. Feel free to select one of the images shown or type a keyword into the search bar to find a photo you like.
Once you find a photo, simply tap the photo and select what size crop you’d like to use.
Now you’re ready to start making graphic design magic happen, right in the palm of your hand.
The default jumping off point is the style field. Swiping right and left will take you through a number of font styles. Within each style is up to five configurations. The dice icon will also randomize the text to give you custom configurations.
To change the actual quote content, simply double click on the default text on the image.
This will bring up a text box where you can input your own text or you can select from the quote generator by clicking a category on the left. Every tap on a category will auto-generate a new quote for you to use.
To enlarge or shrink the text, pinch and adjust the text field on your screen with your thumb and pointer finger.
Once you’re finished with the text, you can use the color option to change the font color or the image option to add filters to the image.
After you’ve created an image your brand can be proud of, click save in the upper right corner. The image will automatically save to your phone and you can instantly share to various social media platforms via the share buttons on the completion screen.
- Once you save the image, you can add your logo or credit text by clicking ADD LOGO/WATERMARK.
- If you want to get really fancy with typography, you can use do half of a quote in one text style and use the ADD LOGO/WATERMARK option to go back and add the remaining text in a different font style.
- Basic design rules still apply. Pick a font style for the majority of your photos and stick to it.
- If you want to just use a photo without adding text, go through the normal steps but turn the transparency all the way down on the text field in the colors tab. The text will disappear and you can save the photo as usual.
WordSwag is an amazing tool that can streamline your social media graphic design. The best part is since it’s on your phone you can create stunning images from wherever you are whenever you have the time!