‘Tis time for more marketing know-how in under 100 words. Today, it's do-it-yourself design.

First, learn some basic design terms and keep the non-designer's guide to Photoshop handy.

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Next, get inspired from this post on beautiful presentation design or this one on 15 brilliant homepages. Once you're feeling creative, gather your design tools with help from our posts on design tools for marketers on a budget or free tools for creating stunning visual content.

Once you’re ready to design, start with free resources like these customizable social image templates, stock photos, PowerPoint templates, call-to-action templates, infographic templates, or this SlideShare presentation template.

There you have it: Visual content creation tips in -- whoops! -- 105 words. Don't punish us for going over -- we just wanted to point you to as many resources as possible. :)

What’s the first thing you’ll design?

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Originally published Aug 17, 2013 8:00:00 AM, updated November 21 2017


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