Did you know that more than half of the global population are visual learners? With the human brain being able to process visuals 60,000 times faster than text, this comes as no surprise, however these statistics are certainly changing the way audiences consume information. This is where infographics come into play, as they provide viewers with a quick and easy visual representation of information or data. By taking advantage of the brain’s ability to see patterns and trends, infographics are one of the most effective ways to get your message across – minus the large chunks of text.
If you want to create your own infographic, but don’t know where to start, then you’re in luck! BeFunky has all the templates you need to whip-up your own effective infographic – minus the graphic design experience or expensive software. Keep reading because we’ll show you how!
How to Create a Custom Infographic
Ready to customize your own Infographic template? We’ll walk you through the entire process! Just head to the Graphic Designer and you’ll find the Infographic templates in the Template Library by navigating to Social Media > Blog Images.
Simply click on the Infographic template that takes your fancy, then select Use This Template to begin the editing process.
First up, we’re going to change the template’s existing text, so it reflects our own Infographic content. To do so, double-click any text box and begin typing.
To add new text to your design, navigate to Text in the main menu on the left, followed by Add Text.
You’ll also notice when you click on a text box, a Text Properties panel appears. From here, you can change things such as the Font, Size, Spacing, Color, and more.
To change the Text Color, for example, click the square next to Color Overlay, then select a color, type in your desired shade’s HEX Code, or use the Eyedropper tool.
Want to delete any existing elements on your template? Just right-click the text with your mouse and select Delete Item.
Next, you’ll want to swap out the template’s existing photos for ones more relevant to your Infographic topic. To do this, click on an existing photo, then from the Image Properties panel, click Replace. This allows you to open a photo directly from your Computer’s files.
Alternatively, you can navigate to Image Manager in the main menu on the left. Here, you can upload a photo from your BeFunky account, as well as sources such as your Computer, Facebook, or Google Photos.
You can also access our huge Stock Image Library by clicking Search Stock Images, as we’ve done here. Just type your search term into the Search Bar at the top-left or choose from the Popular Searches tags below. When you’ve found an image (or more) that you like, simply click on them to add them to your Image Manager. From the Image Manager, you can double-click the image to add it to your canvas, or alternatively, click and drag it into place on your canvas.
We’ve also added a stock image as a background to our Infographic by placing it on the canvas, then right-clicking to select Canvas > Fill Canvas.
Did you know BeFunky also has a massive Graphic Library filled with everything from symbols and lines, to clipart, illustrations, shapes, and more? To access this, navigate to Graphics (the heart symbol) in the main menu on the left, then click Search Graphics.
Within the Graphic Library, you can browse Editor’s Choice graphics, type your search term into the Search Bar, filer graphics by style, or browse Popular Tags. Then, simply click any graphics you wish to use in your design. These will be added to Your Graphics in the Graphics tab, from where you can just drag and drop them onto your canvas.
Want to change the colors of your Graphics? Click on the graphic, then from the Graphic Properties panel, click on the relevant square to adjust the Color Overlay or Graphic Colors. Then, simply select a color, type in the HEX Color Code, or use the Eyedropper tool.
Once your Infographic is complete, it’s time to save your design. Click Save at the top of the screen, then choose your desired save location and format.
We also recommend the Save as Project option so you can come back to your Infographic at a later date if you want to switch-up the content or edit a pesky typo.
Ta-da! Wasn’t that easy? Simply go to the Graphic Designer and follow the steps above to create your own professional-looking Infographic!
Looking for some more Infographic design inspiration? Here’s a small sample of our online Infographic template offering to show you just how versatile they can be!
Timeline formats are great for showcasing a linear story, whether that’s the life cycle of a particular animal, the important milestones in a person’s life, or even the story of how your brand came to be!
By presenting just the key facts and their corresponding dates in this visual way, it instantly turns more complex information into something that can be consumed within a glance.
DIY tutorials are hugely popular, as they allow an audience to see the step-by-step process for achieving something. By breaking down a large task in a visual, Infographic format, you too can take advantage of this trend.
This Infographic template would be the perfect accompaniment to any ‘How To’ style article, making it a must-have for those in the blogging world.
Perhaps you’ve written a lengthier article outlining your top tips about a particular topic, or you simply want to share your expertise in a bite-sized format. Either way, this Infographic template style is perfect for seamlessly getting your message across.
While it might be a little more text-heavy than the other examples, this makes it ideal for content that doesn’t lend itself to the more visual nature of a DIY tutorial or visual timeline.
Our Infographic Templates are also perfect for showcasing content in a list format, as this example shows. It keeps the content interesting with related imagery and allows each element to breathe by providing plenty of whitespace. These list-style templates are also great for summarizing a lengthier listicle or advice article.
Get your message across effectively and boost your engagement by taking advantage of our easy-to-use Infographic Templates!
With drag-and-drop simplicity, they’re the quickest way to create stunning and shareable content.