If you have a blog, you can hardly do without attractive visuals. Fortunately, you do not have to be an expert in Photoshop to make beautiful graphics. More and more online tools are coming to your rescue—similarly, DesignCap.
DesignCap is a platform that allows you to create presentations, posters, infographics, reports, and other types of graphic projects directly online.
Start a project with DesignCap
The simplest way to start is to choose one of the many proposed templates (all accessible in both paid and free versions) and modify the graphics according to your needs. If, on the other hand, documents with customized dimensions are to be created, one must directly access the “Custom Size” menu.
Once you have chosen the graphics to start from (presentations, infographics, etc.), the template menu opens. The choice of templates is wide and it is possible to change the template at any time while editing, by selecting “templates” from the menu on the left.
Note: Changing the template will not save the content of our project, which will, therefore, be deleted.
The elements: shapes and icons
One of the peculiarities that make this software interesting is that it offers a series of icons that can be recolored at will. It would be a useful feature for infographics and presentations.
To access this function, simply click on the “elements” item from the menu on the left and choose shapes or icons to be included in the project.
The software also offers a selection of images accessible from the “photos” menu and divided by category.
If you want to apply your own images, then you can do so through the “uploads” function.
Note that the copy-paste of “external” images to DesignCap is not enabled. Therefore they must first be saved on a PC and then loaded on the platform.
All images – both those present on DesignCap and those uploaded from our computer – are editable. To do this, just click on the image. At the top, a menu will appear that will allow us to: change the color tones of the image, add filters, crop the image, rotate it, turn it upside down, duplicate it, and align it to the page.
The Chart function is handy for creating reports, presentations, and infographics. Also, in the free version, all the most common graphs are available. In addition, there is the possibility of creating maps to represent data or geographical information.
Texts and backgrounds
Once you have chosen the text layout option, we have a wide variety of fonts available. While the different layouts are limited, if you don’t select a paid plan, the fonts are all also available in the free version.
The “backgrounds” background can be changed by choosing between a solid color, a texture or a gradient. It is always possible to use an image among those proposed (“photos”) or upload one of our choices (“uploads”) to be used as a background.
The Module function of DesignCap is certainly the most interesting. It allows you to use some elements already assembled to quickly create a good design for our project: in one click you can insert texts, icons/images, and shapes in a single graphic solution to be customized as you wish.
Save, download and share the project.
Once our graphic project is finished, you can download it on our computer and choose the file format (if we have opted for a paid plan) or print it. It is also possible to share it directly on social media or via email.
Note: DesignCap does not support automatically save, for this reason, it is better to remember to save every now and then.
Free or paid for DesignCap?
If you just want to explore this tool or if you plan to use it rarely, I recommend accessing DesignCap Free: the free version allows you to use a limited number of contents (templates, photos, icons without the diamond at the top right), to export only in format jpg, to upload a maximum of 5 photos, and to save no more than 5 projects.
However, if you need to have access to all the graphic contents, you can choose between a Basic and a Plus plan.
DesignCap Basic and DesignCap Plus are paid: in both cases, you will be able to access unlimited content (templates, photos, and icons), but the difference between the two plans (in addition to the price) lies in the number of uploads and saves allowed. With the Basic package, it is possible to upload up to 100 photos, with the plus, 1,000 photos are allowed for Plus plan.