A Crash Course on How to Use Free Online Templates

A Crash Course on How to Use Free Online Templates

In a nutshell:

  • Using free online templates and assets can save you time
  • Customize templates to make them your own
  • Be responsible with the credits

Let’s be real for a second here, using stock photos from Google Images will not make your presentation or social media feed outstanding. Same case with using built-in themes provided by the app because chances are million others have already used them before you. 

Overused templates are really the one thing everyone needs to stay away from!

Fortunately, you don’t have to create any graphic design from scratch in order to set yourself apart from others. In fact, doing everything from zero will only consume time and distract you from focusing on more important things such as content ideation itself. Anyhow, visual presentation is only one part of the whole and definitely not the only one.

Here is where free online templates come to the rescue! Plenty of websites provide presentation templates you can use for free. You can use it for school presentations, IG Feed and Story templates, and even creating Facebook Ads for your small business.

One of the top websites for free presentation templates is Slide Carnival. There, you can easily sort templates by colors and keywords so it would match your aesthetic! Other websites like Canva and Pinterest are also the places to go.

Found your templates? It is time to customize and make them appear “exclusively” yours!

The three ways you can upgrade free online templates:

  • Change the colors
    First tip is to change the default color of your downloaded template. Use color palette generator websites such as Color Hunt and My Color Space to create your own palette that suits your aesthetic. You can learn more about color theory here.
  • Use HD stock photos
    Forget about Google Images, it is time to use only high quality photos for your projects. Websites like Pixabay and Unsplash are equipped with millions of quality stock photos you can use anytime.
  • Icons instead of words
    Instead of writing ideas word by word, use icons from Flat Icon and The Noun Project to represent your arguments. After this, your project will not only stand out but also look clean and sleek!

Customizing your free templates means you can run wild with your imagination and be as creative as you want! After some time, you can start developing your own graphic “style” and stick to it as your personal brand.

Lastly, be responsible with the free templates you use. Most of the websites will let users benefit from their free resources but only with proper attribution, meaning you must cite the creator and the link to their website. By all means, you are getting help from strangers online for your own gain, giving credits to the creator is the least you can do!

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