Making Graphics: How to Pair Messages with BackgroundsAlli Worthington
Guess what? I love my iPhone!
And making graphics!
And being productive!
And sharing awesome tips!
Okay, you all knew that about me already.
But what is new today is that I have all of those wrapped up into one fun little bundle. I’m sharing with you how I pick backgrounds on Wordswag, one of my favorite iPhone photography apps, to make graphics. It comes preloaded with a huge variety of backgrounds…so many so that it can be overwhelming at first trying to figure out which to pick. While there is no science to this, there is a method to my madness.
Bonus- graphics are fun to make and can be used in social media or on your websites. Productivity touchdown!
This cork-board look is neutral enough that it is a great background choice for just about anything. 1 of 12
Bright lights, big words. 2 of 12
Have something BIG to say? This will certainly highlight it!
This is just bubbling over with glee. 3 of 12
I love this type of background for a lighthearted message.
The faded brocade look lends gravitas to a heady missive. 4 of 12
It's like history in a background.
Sure, this choice is a bit literal. 5 of 12
Turbulent times, turbulent water. But sometimes being literal is what's in order.
There’s a soft femininity to this that lends itself to uplifting messages. 6 of 12
I don't usually lean towards a "stamp" background...but rules are meant to be broken occasionally, right? When it works, it works!
A little humor goes a long way. 7 of 12
The scratchy look just speaks to a good belly laugh.
Sky’s the limit! 8 of 12
There's always something about clouds, huh?
Rustic backgrounds set the tone… 9 of 12
...for those words passed down from generation to generation.
Have something that people should reflect upon? 10 of 12
Big words + graphic backgrounds = unforgettable.
One word? 11 of 12
A dynamic, busy background can grab the eye.
Offering some gritty urban witticisms? 12 of 12
Why not "graffiti" it with a fun graphic?
What’s your favorite way to make graphics? Share in comments!