How to make an infographic
Because we get how difficult it can be to know how to make an infographic, we’ve created this easy 7-step guide to help you build and develop your infographic with as little hassle as possible. By following these seven steps, you can create effective infographics.
In the first step of our guide on how to make an infographic, we recommend that you determine your audience. Knowing who you’re creating this content for can help you determine where the infographic will exist, such as social media platforms or an email newsletter. Additionally, your audience can help you choose the right data visualizations (more on this later) and which types of infographics to use. To illustrate, imagine if you create an infographic on rockets. How that infographic looks will be very different if produced for children vs. rocket scientists. Generally, your audience will come from all of your consumers or a small sect.
Create a copy outline
The next step in learning how to make a good infographic is to create a copy outline. Creating an outline will help you focus your topic and stay concise. Your outline should include the following:
A common use of infographics is to visualize data, but creating useful and easy-to-read data visualizations can be difficult and frustrating. You should select the correct chart for the dataset you’re displaying; doing so will make it far more effective. Here are a few types of data visualizations you can pick from:
As you create your visualization, remember only to include the necessary data and avoid complicated visuals with multiple lines and charts. It’s also essential to create a chart with one specific takeaway that’s immediately obvious and avoid any overuse of data labels.
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Add text using any of our 18,000 licensed fonts from the Adobe Fonts library. Start from text templates that feature curved type, grids, and font pairs to find the perfect fit for your infographic.
It’s your infographic, so make it unique, make it you. Adobe Express allows you to make changes to every aspect of your design — from text styles to the background color. It’s easy to create an infographic that stands out. Play around with the various tools until you’re happy with what you see in the preview panel.
Primarily an animated video development tool, Animaker also offers the option of building animated infographics. With a built-in library of animated characters, scenes, icons and images, users can pick and choose their story elements to build an animated infographic step by step.
As with other tools, Animaker offers a variety of animated templates to use as the foundation for your infographic. Each template is essentially a video that is then dropped into their graphic editor to be customized for your needs.
For someone who’s never created a video before, there’s a slight learning curve that non-animated infographic tools don’t typically have. Also, note that you do need to have Flash Player enabled to use the tool.
Biteable is a powerful video creator that lets you create HD-quality videos for free. And since we’re all about infographics here today, let me assure you that you can definitely build convincing-looking video infographics with this tool.
It has a number of infographic video templates that you can pick from and edit to your heart’s content. With tons of stock footage, icons, fonts, and more, designing your own video infographic on Biteable is quick and simple for even a novice.
Free users can publish their custom infographic videos directly to YouTube and Facebook, while the paid plan lets you download them, store them inside your Biteable account, or publish them to the social channel of your choice.