Step by Step Guide to Create an Effective Infographics (Part-2)

Basic Rules To Follow To Come Up With Best Infographics

If used properly and presented well, then information can be really useful and beautiful as well. In this age of information overload, guidance through clutter works as a welcome relief. This is one of the major reasons for which information graphics has got immense popularity in the recent time. These are basically the visual designs, which assist in explaining even complicated data in a complete simple manner.
Information graphics or infographics are also considered to be a great way to share information as the combination of text and image is really helpful to learn and remember details. On the basis of the complexity of the data presented, the infographics can be a laborious and extensive procedure. Data collection is really time-consuming as here you need to filter the information carefully from the lot of most authoritative resources.

But it is not totally easy to create some visually appealing infographics. In fact, there are some great tips that can help you to have a stunning inforgraphics. Let’s have the details.

• Make the design easy to read: Only use the fonts, which are easy on the eyes. Besides, select the types, which are simple and clean and also limit the variation numbers, which you use. This way, the creation of the design can be a great fun.
• Make an effective header: Firstly you should focus on header of the infographics where will mention main title of the topic.
• Choose images carefully: Images are considered to be a wonderful way to communicate any concepts. According to the research, human being is capable of remembering images better than words or any other signs. But for an effective communication, it is actually necessary to choose the right type of image. Therefore, stop using any stock photos, which are used most commonly. Another way to add uniqueness to the images is to crop and modify the images by using some editing tools. But before you use the tools, think about the image parts, which will help you the best to communicate the message and then crop accordingly. At the same time, be mindful about the copyrights while selecting the photos. Only pick photos from the royalty free sites.
• Use the colors wisely: While it comes to using the colors on the graphics, create great contrasts by using light fonts against dark background and vice versa. But never use light fonts for light backgrounds or dark fonts for dark backgrounds. At the same time, avoid using any bright shade for the background as some colors can actually strain the eye and can make it really difficult for the viewers to read and comprehend details. For an effective use, you can limit the number of color usage in the infographics to 3-5.
• Keep the things simple: When planning and designing the infographics, just remember one thing that less is more. Never feel afraid of leaving loads of white space. Arrange the images, text and shapes in the way, which will help you to highlight the most important things. Likewise, reducing the total amount of elements in visualization can definitely help you in getting across the messages. Ask yourself the reasons for including every picture, fact or graph.
• Cite resource: Lastly don’t forget to mention cite your source on the bottom or footer.

Some online infographics making tools

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