When it comes to business, having quality images and branding is so important. These images are crucial for drawing in and engaging your audience. The problem is that not everyone has access to a camera capable of taking good, styled photos.

This is why styled stock photos can be lifesavers – I’ve shared 9 free images here in the hopes that they will help some of my favorite people, entrepreneurs. The photographers have a knack for structuring objects, using the right colors and lighting, as well as the right angles. This makes these photos vital to telling a story or even drawing in customers.

However, stock photos are exactly as they sound — stock. This means that these photos lack custom branding or personalization. Thankfully there are ways to enhance stock photos using programs such as Canva or BeFunky.

Step 1: Choose your image and template

Once you have chosen the stock images that you are wanting to use, you will need to decide what template you would like to use. Whether you are using your stock photos for a blog post or social media both Canva and BeFunky have templates that make the job much easier.

After you have found the perfect template you will want to upload your stock photo to the program. Now you can begin to add your stylistic elements to the photo.

Step 2: Enhance your photos

When it comes to enhancing your stock photos, you want to make sure that you are staying true to your brand. This means that you should choose fonts, colors, and shapes that compliment your brand.

I wanted to add some words to this photo, but I also want them to stand out so I gave them a colored backing. I don’t want to completely obscure the stock photo so I simply decreased the transparency of the white rectangle.

Use the different shapes and lines to get just the look you want. After you get it to look the way you want, you can being to add text. Try to maintain a consistency with your font so that it matches your branding.

You can even add custom shapes, which allows you to add your own logos or watermarks to the photos.

Once you have the photo the way you want it, all you have to do is choose to download the photo and you can use it however you wish. The best part, however, is that it will match your brand perfectly!

 

 

Kayla

Kayla

Kayla is Graphic Designer and Brand Manager with years of experience in personal branding. The Crafty Way is her latest endeavor, sharing her knowledge with the solo entrepreneur community.

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Kayla

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Kayla is Graphic Designer and Brand Manager with years of experience in personal branding. The Crafty Way is her latest endeavor, sharing her knowledge with the solo entrepreneur community. Learn More About Kayla