Techy Talk: Stencil
Now that I have shared my list of items to help you capture all the words, I am going to switch gears. The next few segments aren’t things that will help you capture words, rather they will help you free up time in your day.
Maybe you weren’t aware, but graphics sell things. Yes, you can make many wonderful things in Photoshop, but what if I told you there were ways to make graphics for multiple things in less than an hour? Do I have your attention? Good. Let me introduce a thing to you called Stencil.
Stencil was my first App Sumo purchase. I bought a lifetime deal many years ago. At first, I didn’t really have a need for it. In fact, when I first bought it, the program was rather limited and called something else. However, within the year of my purchase the platform known as Stencil came online. I didn’t REALLY start using it heavily until 2018 when I decided to use Instagram. It made my life so much easier! All I had to do was gather my materials and create right there online. I could make accurately sized IG, Pintrest, Facebook, and blog headers in minutes. The program has thousands of royalty free quotes, images, and templates. Sometimes they even send me pre-made graphics that are easy to post on my social media!
I didn’t think Stencil could get any better, but a few weeks ago they rolled out a WordPress plug-in. All the banners for Techy Talk and my Poetry features? I made them INSIDE my blog. There is no making, saving, downloading, and uploading. Oh no, it adds a page to my media panel and I make the graphic right then and there. Once I am done, I just add it to my media library. So now ALL my Stencil perks are available where I need them the most!
Check out the link below to learn more! (And yes, it’s supposed to be an affiliate link, but remember I don’t post those to things I haven’t used myself!)