You don’t need to spend hours using Photoshop just to design a professional graphic anymore.
DesignCap is a brand new online tool which can fulfil all your graphics needs – and you won’t even need to install an app on your computer.
Designed by PearlMountain, the web-based graphic design tool DesignCap will save you tens of minutes, if not hours, every day designing posters, flyers, and social media posts for your business.
In this blog post, I will be reviewing the tool in detail and talk about the features and pros-cons of the tool.
So, here we go…
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What is DesignCap?
DesignCap is an online professional and creative graphic design tool using which you can create eye-catching graphics for your website or social media.
With hundreds of available graphic templates, you can create great-looking posters and flyers easily within no time.
Following are the types of graphics that you can create using the tool:
- Invitation Card
- Business Card
- Facebook Ad
- Social Media
You can also design graphics of custom dimensions and custom design from scratch.
Let’s take a quick look at the top features of the tool DesignCap.
1. Thousands of Templates
What do we need? To design beautiful graphics easily and quickly, right?
And, DesignCap has thousands of readymade professional templates which you can use as per your needs. Just do some minor edits and a unique graphic is ready for you.
2. Millions of Stock Images
Besides a huge number of templates, it also has millions of beautiful royalty-free stock images and illustrations which can be used in your designs.
However, you can also upload images from the computer if you don’t like one from the available library.
3. No Special Setup Needed
Yes, unlike other graphic design tools like Photoshop, you won’t have to install any heavy application on your computer.
All the designs can be created inside your web browser only.
4. Save as JPG, PNG, or PDF
This is one of the amazing features of the tool that I like the most. It provides you with an option to download your designs in various formats like JPG, PNG, and PDF.
DesignCap also lets you download graphics with transparent background in PNG format which is great for creating business logos.
5. Share on Social Media
DesignCap makes it very easy to share your design on your social media platforms like Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr.
You can share your designed images to social media right from your design dashboard with just a click.
6. Beautiful Cliparts
How can a beautiful design be complete without using clipart!!!
The tool has a searchable and organised clipart library which has hundreds of great looking clipart. You can use these in the preferred colour combination in order to make your designs look great and professional.
7. Beautiful Fonts
A lot of heading, sub-heading and body text styles are available which can be used in the designs. You can make changes to the text-styles and add custom colour from the colour picker tool.
6. Load Photoshop Projects
This is one of the most important and overlooked features of the tool. If you were working on a project in Adobe Photoshop then the same project can be continued on DesignCap by loading the DCP file from the local storage.
Getting started with the DesignCap is pretty easy – sign up, choose a template, customize and done.
Let me break the whole process into small baby-steps:
1. Creating an Account
First of all, you will have to create an account by visiting the DesignCap website. Visit the website and click on the Sign Up to do so.
You can create an account with your Google or Facebook account or by simply using your email address.
2. Choosing Template
Choose the type of design you want and a pre-designed template as per your need. There are thousands of templates that you can choose from – either you’re designing infographics, posters, or flyers.
After you select the type of graphic you want to create, you will have all the available templates on the left side in a very organised way. Choose the one which is suitable as per your requirements.
3. Customize the Template
Once you choose a suitable template, now you will have to customize it as you want it to be. You can do so by changing the background, adding relevant clipart and beautiful texts.
I bet that even if you’re using the tool for the first time, you won’t need any kind of tutorial. You will just get along with this within no time.
4. Export or Share Designs
This is the final step of the designing process where your final design can be downloaded in PNG, JPG, or PDF formats.
If you’ve designed a logo then it can be downloaded in the transparent background (.png) format too.
And, if you want to share your designs as links on social media, then it can be done too.
Pros and Cons
I’m using this tool a few weeks now and I know the positives and negatives of the tool. So now, let’s take a look at the positives and negatives of DesignCap quickly.
- Thousands of readymade templates
- Millions of royalty-free stock images & illustrations
- Thousands of clipart and text styles
- No app installation required
- Just needs a web browser to use
- Photoshop projects (.dcp) projects can be loaded too
- All projects are saved in the cloud
- Projects can be saved in multiple formats
- Easy to use interface
- Custom size graphics can be designed too
- Offers a print out feature
- Affordable premium features
- Auto-saving is not present (at the time of writing)
- Not all the resources are available in the free version
Wrapping it Up
I have used this tool to create a few infographics and some social media graphics, it is very efficient and easy to work with.
It does offer a free version (limited resources available) which you can get started with, but if you’re looking for some serious designs for your business then consider upgrading your account to the premium. You can take a look at the DesignCap pricing plans to know which plan fits you.
Now it’s your turn…
Did you like the tool? Or, using it already?
Let me know by dropping a quick comment right now.
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