Create a Visual in 5 Steps

With Piktochart's comprehensive interface, tools, and features, you'll be an infographic-making genius in no time. When you log into Piktochart, you will first land on the Dashboard page. Then, select the format you want to create, using the format tabs on the left side of the editor.

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1

  Find the Right Template

You can find the template you prefer first. We have made the selection process as easy as possible for you:

    • You can scroll through the hundreds of templates according to their respective formats - Infographic, Presentation, Posters, Reports, and Flyers, Social Media, and Custom Sizes.
    • If you know the name of the theme you are looking for, you can use the search bar.
    • You can also filter through themes of similar topics to look for more template options that relate with what you were looking for.

2

  Preview or Use Template

You can first Preview the template to make sure of your choice, and if so, click Create to load the selected template. Once you arrive at the editor, you can make edits to text by double-clicking the text box.

You can make use of our Textframe tool to make stand-out text and titles with ready-to-use graphics, or explore our Rich Text Editor for line and character spacing, bullet points, and one-word formatting.

3

  Insert Graphics

Just click or drag-and-drop the graphics you need from the menu to your canvas. There are thousands of icons and images available in our libraries! Use the search tool or browse through them by categories to make things easier.

You can also customize how your graphics look by changing the colors, resizing and rotating them. Our Photoframe allows you to drag and drop your photos into readily-made designs that instantly mask and pair your photos with text - so don’t forget to make use of it!

You can also customize how your graphics look by changing the colors, resizing and rotating them. Our Photoframe allows you to drag and drop your photos into readily-made designs that instantly mask and pair your photos with text - so don’t forget to make use of it!

4

  Visualize your Data

Use the tools available in the left panel to visualize your data. There are tons of options to create charts and maps that can be customized to beautify your data. A popup will appear from which you can choose the best chart style for your data, coupled with a spreadsheet to input your data.

5

  Share your Visual

You can download your work as an image, publish it online, share by email, or share your infographic directly to social media. View your infographic on the output page by following the provided URL when you publish to the web for public view. Once you have shared it, you and your audience can enjoy your Piktochart in Presentation Mode.

Common Questions

How do I choose a background?

To modify the background:

1

First, click to select a block.   

          

2

Next, click  Background in the left side panel.

3

Then, select a pattern or texture under  Background Image. You can also change the background color (found above the patterns/textures) and decide on a color that complements your content!

You might find the background pattern or texture appears to not show (typically the grey ones under "background-image"), but please note you must choose a color to activate any of these "grey' backgrounds so that the pattern shows "above" the chosen color. You can also adjust the opacity on either the color picker or on the actual background itself in our toolbar.

You can also add your own image as a background

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