Thursday, November 29, 2018

DesignCap Free Online Poster Maker Reviewed

DesignCap is the free online poster maker offered by PearlMountain to make all your poster and flyer graphics easy to make and easy to design. The variety of templates, colors, text and background options are endless and will whet your appetite to make free posters in a few minutes for all your events.

WYSIWYG What You See Is What You Get


The DesignCap software is WYSIWYG which is very helpful for all levels of poster designers.
Beginner designers will enjoy the ability to change a template with the click of a mouse and the visual changes are immediate. Graphic designers with more advanced skills will find the templates easy to adjust with the text, color and image options.

DesignCap is an online program which is a bonus as software is not required to download to your computer; design the poster and simply save the poster as a download for its' future use.

I used the cover of my cookbook to test DesignCap and loved the ability to upload an image and change the background in a few seconds.

Background Options DesignCap

DesignCap offers a large variety of background colors and one can get lost (in a good way!) browsing through the options and making changes.

This is the DesignCap template I used for my cookbook.



This is the same template with a different border using the background menu.
The Low Oxalate Cookbook

The border was changed with a quick of the mouse when browsing the background menu. It was very helpful to have different colors and designs available to change the colors of the background.

Intuitive Design

Overall I found the menus easy to use and intuitive. The text menu to change the font size was less intuitive; however this is more than likely dependent upon the skills the designer has prior to using DesignCap. Two options exist to change the font size: the A+ or A-  or the font size can be changed manually. I like the ability to choose the font size manually; however, a first glance it appears the font size is limited to the drop down menu sizes when in fact any size font can be chosen by typing in the size. DesignCap offers tutorials for assistance and step by step guidance through its' menu options.

Image Size


The design can be saved in either jpg or png format. Remember this is a poster therefore the size is large. The image can then be scaled down if necessary or optimized prior to using on a website.

PearlMountain

DesignCap is the latest online design program from PearlMountain along with the established Fotojet and DesignEvo, the free online logo maker. The mission of PearlMountain, "We aim to make professional photo editing and graphic design capability accessible to everyone."





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5 comments:

  1. I took a few minutes to play around with DesignCap myself and it is awesome! I love your creative poster for the Animal Shelter. Really, really cute!!! The background and borders on your cookbook are also pretty cool. Thank you for reviewing and recommending DesignCap. I am always looking for ways to create unique promotion material.

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  2. I am not good at graphics of any kind, so if it's easy to use, then I will definitely do so. Your designs look amazing and now I want to play with it too! Hopefully I will find it easy as that is what I really need. Thanks for this review! Now I'm off to "play" a bit!

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  3. Always good to have a solid recommendation for an online design program. So many uses, plus it looks like it would be fun to play around with while seeking out the exact design needed or wanted to convey your message.

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  4. I saved this for future reference. I'll for sure check this out Tracey. I'm always looking for help with graphics. I love love the cookbook and Animal shelter posters. Thanks for the info!!

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  5. Oh, that's another good one! I use Adobe Spark, and am quite used to it now. I'm going to give this one a try as well, it sounds quite similar.

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