Looking to Design a Digital Book Cover, Poster or Flyer?
So guys, I”m celebrating 2 things officially here..my cat’s 6th birthday (yep I’m one of those freaky animal weirdos that remembers her cats’ birthdays) and my 100th post…April is my anniversary month too. Woo-hoo! But I digress a little.
Not too long ago I was contacted by a developer of a new image design program, and I owe it to you all to tell you all about it, as I think it’s worthy of being added to my list of image design platforms that I use and recommend.
This platform is called DesignCap and you can check it out here. (not an affiliate link) It’s totally free too by the way! You can create an account too if you want.
I believe it’s a fairly new platform, as I haven’t heard any of my blogging buddies mention it yet. Everybody usually talks about Canva and PicMonkey most frequently. Moving on – DesignCap is a one-stop poster and flyer maker.
How Does DesignCap Work?
Basically you can choose from a series of pre-designed templates with varying themes, or choose a background in colors and gradients. You can manipulate the template image elements and add your own as well as the pre-existing text.
There is also a selection of simple vector images with varying themes to choose from or you can upload your own images to your poster in the making. You can also type in a keyword or two to retrieve additional images – most of them recognizable from the Creative Commons classification 0. or free images suited to reuse or change
The same thing applies to photographs, if you don’t have any to upload yourself, you can choose from the repository of photo images.
I made a poster for the “birthday cat” so you can see what’s possible: I went back in PicMonkey and shrunk it down since it was a little over a MB in size which would make this post reeeaaaal slow to load.
But yeah, if I was throwing Buddy a party and inviting my friends this would be a great attention getter visually speaking.
The one common denominator I could see is that it is set for poster size designs only… sorry can’t do social media images, banners, etc. things like that. So I think it would come in handy if you’re looking for a tool to make ebook or custom report covers since they would fit those dimensions pretty well.
You then have the option of downloading or sharing your completed poster after saving your work.You can also cut to the finish and print your design too, if you’re pressed for time!
No design skill necessary; you just choose a theme that best fits your goal, choose a template from that theme, and change it to suit your taste and add your own elements if you’ve got them. and when you are done download to your chosen saving place or go ahead and print it off. Simple!
If you’re used to working with Canva, you should have no problem using DesignCap.
So if you’re looking for a designing platform for A4-sized full-page projects, it’s all right here! Give it a try and let me know what you think, or spread the word to your friends as well since this looks like a new kid on the block.