I'm a huge fan of Canva, SparkPost, WordSwag, and other image creation options, They are fantastic tools for busy entrepreneurs looking for easy ways to improve their branding.
However, they aren't the perfect solution for everyone.
First, you may have noticed similar images and layouts used over and over across different social media platforms - which makes your images less unique. Maybe you're ready to explore fresh templates and elements. Many of the fonts, graphics, and elements you'll find at the links below can be used in Canva and other platforms and some can only be used with Adobe Photoshop.
Second, you simply may not have time to learn, tweak, and deal with your own images. It would be faster and easier for you to outsource your image creation to someone else so you can focus on other parts of your business.
This collection of resources will give you more options for your own images as well as some pre-made, yet still customizable, templates for social media and more.
Before you fall in love with a font, background, or other item, be sure to review the license. Attribution may be required, and some may only be available for personal use.
You may be tempted to download everything once you start browsing. But before you get too carried away, create folders for the different items and clearly label (or otherwise track) what item came from which site and when. It gives you a "paper" trail, helps keep you organized, and if you want to go back to look for something similar in the future you'll know where to start!
The Hungrey Jpeg - Sign up for the weekly design freebie, but check out the huge selection of social media templates, presentation templates, fonts, graphics, illustrations, and more. You can unlock a bundle of fonts by sharing the link on social media. They also offer a selection of items for $1 each month.
Design Bundles - There is a nice selection of freebies here. You'll also find bundles and deals for all kinds of templates including ebook covers.
Vecteezy - You can search by license, orientation, and type of element. There is even an editor that allows you to edit before you download.
Deal Jumbo - Wow. There is a lot here! You'll find pages of freebies of all types in addition to paid and discounted options.
Creative Fabrica - Another good selection of freebies from this membership site. Several membership levels are available starting at $19/month.
Font Bundles - If you are on the hunt for the perfect font, you may find it here. Free and paid options.
Original Mock Ups - Although most of the other sites offer some mock ups, this site is nothing but mock ups - including a nice selection of freebies.
Creative Market - One of my favorite emails to open every week! There are SIX freebies each week and an opportunity to unlock more.
Ready for more resources?
Lists of places to find free photos here and here.
Free audio resources here.
Free stock video here.
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