As I said in the last post, a picture is worth a thousand words. The illustrations are easier to understand and catch the reader’s attention. Therefore, in an infographic, it is essential to use text combined with nice images / illustrations.
I know, isn’t easy to find accurate and beautiful scientific illustrations on the internet. Therefore, to help you with that, we have a scientific illustrations library with thousands illustrations available to our users for free.
Even then, sometimes you will not find the illustration you need in our platform. If that happens, don’t worry. Subscribers can request on demand illustrations. If you have any doubt about how this service works, read these posts:
Suit the contrast to a minimalist design
Our illustrations have a pattern, so you can use several illustrations and they will match each other to create a professional infographic. Still, you should pay attention to the contrast between the elements. Especially when you use illustrations and text.
In addition to using illustrations that combine with each other, you can use different versions and shapes if you want, to focus more on some elements and smooth others. Silhouettes versions and icons are great for a minimalist infographic, use them for secondary elements.
To select a different version of any illustration is very simple. You also can change the color of the shapes. If you never try it, go to your Mind the Graph creation and try it now:
If you still are not convinced, look this incredible example of a template created in our platform and improved in each edition. A more minimalist design helps you to read and understand without polluting the general visualization.
And finally, the las version:
See the rest of our How to make an infographic posts. In addition, our subscribers will receive by email an extra material, designed exclusively to Mind the Graph subscribers.
Post series by Mind the Graph
- Post #1 – Communication in science
- Post #2 – Make your data Awesome
- Post #3 – The right kind of chart
- Post #4 – Let’s talk about colors!
- Post #5 – Less is more: minimalist infographic design
- Post #6 – Mistakes to avoid in science communication
- Post #7 – A shortcut summary to GET IT DONE
This post is the first of the How to Make an Infographic series, with tips and practical examples. The posts will be a guide, made by our designers. They make the amazing illustrations and templates you see on our platform. Also, you can get for free our ebook. Learn how to make science infographics and improve your presentations