Some days we all need a little motivation or pick me up and everybody loves a good quote! Just do a Google Search for ‘quotes’ and you will pull up over 570 million searches. In an increasingly visual society, it is an art form to produce quality visual quotes. Just visit Pinterest and your search will bring up hundreds if not thousands of quotes in almost any subject you can think of.
We decided to have some fun with the members of our Facebook and Google Plus communities. Every Monday we do a post to celebrate #MotivationalMonday and we asked our fans to post their favourite quotes. The response was excellent! We then asked our fans to vote for their top quote.
The top five winners are featured below.
Rather than just post the words, I thought that I would also feature some of the best apps and online photo editing sites to create visually stunning image quotes. Not everyone is proficient in Photoshop but the photo editors below can assist you to create quality images with ease and speed.
Posted below are the winning quotes ranking from number one to five.
Maria Hill – First Place Winner
This was created on “Quotes With Quozio”. You simply add the bookmarklet to your browser and anytime you come across a quote that you want to jazz up, you simply highlight the quote, open the bookmarklet and the site offers dozens of backgrounds and fonts to choose from. You simply save to your hard drive and voila …a beautiful visual to use on your blog or pin directly to your Pinterest Board and of course..it is free
Barbara Farina – Second Place
For those that like the bold white text on a plain background “Quotes Cover” delivers in spades. It is free and it is simple and quick and you can create your graphic to conform to size requirements for Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Ming Jong Tey – Third Place
Pic Monkey is by far one of my go-to sites. It is so versatile and offers so many options…..backgrounds, large selection of fonts, add filters, frames, and effects and it is free. I personally have the paid version as it adds many more features but for simply creating visual quotes the free version will be all that you will need.
We had a two way tie for fourth place
Lori Moreno – Fourth Place
Online Image Editor has a great toolbar for super easy editing . This took literally a couple of minutes to complete.
Stephanie Jacobs – Tied for Fourth Place
Pinstamatic is a super site for anyone who loves to post to Pinterest. Quotes and Text – Choose a style by clicking on one of the icons, then add some text. If you are preparing a quote, supply the author too. Website Snapshot - Enter the URL of a website in the box provided and Pinstamatic will take a snapshot of the website. Spotify Track – Create a pin of a favorite song and its album artwork. Twitter Profiles -Add a pin of your Twitter profile or that of one of your friends. There are several other great features that you should check out.
Jason Wagner – Fifth Place
Chisel offers hundreds of images to choose from directly on their site and you simply add your text…so quick, easy and free. You do have to create an account with them, but is takes a couple of minutes.
There are lots of great resources for creating beautiful visual quotes. Check out our List.ly below for 17 of our favorites.
Create Beautiful Visual Quotes With These Online Tools
Easily create your own quote posters and much more
Your iPhone, iPad and other device screenshots automatically processed on the fly to be placed within a realistic environment of your choosing
Wordle is a toy for generating "word clouds" from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like.
Search engine for visual inspiration and free stock photos for the advertising community including images of creative commons and public domain.
Photo Pin is a free tool that helps bloggers and designers find beautiful photos for blogs and websites using Creative Commons licensing. Download the photos and get attribution links already formatted for you.
Buy royalty-free stock photography from PhotoDune, a huge marketplace of high quality photography from an incredibly creative community.
Browse premium design templates and stock graphics for logos, fonts, print design, web design, Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, icons, business cards, and more.
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators.
Create high quality animated gifs of yourself or advertisement banners online with GIFMaker.me, easy to use, no sign up needed.
Free Online Image Editor create your own animated gifs resize crop avatars and images. Photo tool for your favorite pictures.
Do you have a favourite photo editing site? Please add it in the comments below.
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