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Staff Favorite- Piktochart

 How I Get Things Done: Each issue, Weinberg College IT Solutions staff will highlight for you a software, tip, or service that they use to get their work done. 

 Piktochart – online graphic design program

Adobe Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator are great resources for anyone who needs to make event flyers, infographics, or other graphics. But the learning curve on these programs can be steep and sometimes they are too complicated for the task I’m trying to complete. Recently, I’ve started using Piktochart, an online graphic design program. Piktochart has an intuitive and easy to use interface that allows you to create great looking flyers, infographics, and reports. I used Piktochart to create a flyer for our Smartsheet event recently.

Favorite features 

examples of mask shapes over an image 

 The main disadvantage to Piktochart is that a full service version of the product has an educational rate of $39.99 for a year for one user.

If designing flyers, posters, reports or infographics is a regular part of your job, I recommend checking out Piktochart. Start with the free version and then determine if you need the paid, full version. I still use Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator for various projects, but when I need a quick, good-looking flyer or poster I increasingly turn to Piktochart. 


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