If Photoshop is a breeze for you, then read no further. This post is intended for people like me who are all thumbs when it comes to creating images for blog posts, social media networks, and presentations.
Buffer, if you didn’t know, is a handy tool that enables you to schedule updates to your social media networks. It can be installed as an extension to your browser or on your smart phone.
Pablo to the Rescue
But on to Pablo. Within Pablo you can use a template with one of 600 images supplied or upload your own image. You can choose from a number of type fonts and sizes for your text, keep the background as it is, reposition the type, add filters and insert a logo.
Once you have the image uploaded, you can reposition it so that it is sized the way you want it. Pablo used to supply inspirational quotes but you’ll have to find your own now. There are plenty of sites like Goodreads which categorizes its quotes — Love, Science, Relationships, you name it. Or you can use your own.
After you’ve completed your text image within Pablo, you have the option of downloading the image to your own file, or sharing it directly on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, or scheduling it with Buffer.
I’m always searching for ways to make my PowerPoint presentations more interesting with images and less text. Pablo is an easy way to illustrate a point in a text slide. For example, I could use this image in a presentation to a client about the benefits of having a blog.
Pablo has its limitations. I couldn’t move the citation for each quote to the right side where I’d prefer it to be. Colors aren’t as intense as the originals and seem to take on a somewhat tan hue. The typefaces are limited.
But if you’re looking to create an image quickly and post it to a social network or design an image for a presentation, Pablo may do just fine.