Stencil - Create stunning social media graphics in minutes
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Create stunning social media graphics in minutes

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Design visual content faster than ever

Stencil is the perfect design tool for making social media images, eye-catching ads, and colorful graphics in just a matter of minutes. Our graphics design software allows creators, bloggers, and social media marketers to make beautiful graphics with high-quality, royalty-free images and icons.

Not sure where to start? Browse our library of over 1,350 premium templates and select the style that best fits your brand. Creating stunning graphics has never been quicker or easier.

  • Fast & easy to use
  • 5 million+ royalty-free photos
  • 3 million+ premium icons
  • Stylish templates & preset sizes
  • Easily integrates with Visual products

You can create images like these on the fly

Laptop on a desk view from the top Girl sit on an olimpic court with text on top White stripe on green background with green and orange text in it Orange koala glyph  with yellow lettering Rock clif with red text show trough Bakery shelf with bread and a white badge with blask text on top Football player with blue equipment on black background with white text on top

Stencil is the web’s favorite online graphic design tool

Read why business owners, social media marketers, bloggers, and entrepreneurs have turned to Stencil.

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5,000,000+ images

Create eye-catching graphics with the help of our vast library of royalty-free images.

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1,350+ premium templates

Not sure how to begin? Edit one of our premium design templates and use it as your own.

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Over 3 million icons

Add as many royalty-free icons as you want to your images for personal or commercial use.

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Browser extensions

Our extensions for Chrome and Firefox allow you to add text to any image quickly and easily.

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Instant image resizing

Scale and resize your images in Stencil without reloading the page to create your own custom sizes.

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140+ preset canvas sizes

We’ve created canvases for all the popular social media networks, ads, and other platforms.

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Beautiful image filters

Enhance the allure of your images or graphics with one of our pleasing image filters.

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High-resolution downloads

Download all your images at an exceptionally high quality, including 300 dpi for sharp, crisp prints.

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Schedule with Buffer

Stencil is integrated with Buffer so you can schedule all your posts immediately after creation.

Customer reviews

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    I've been making about a pic a day for the last few years and it's been an incredibly powerful biz tool for me. And it's fun.

    Kevin Knebl

    Author of Social Media Sales Revolution

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    Can I just say that I adore Stencil?! I've been singing its praises for a couple months now... there is simply nothing like it.

    Jennifer Bly

    The Deliberate Mom

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    What a super simple tool - we love it! It makes our job so much easier.

    Katie Lance

    Social Strategist & Speaker

How to create social media graphics

A quick step-by-step guide to help you create stunning images for social media.

  • Login form
  • customization window with list of social media image size presets
  • Side panel with list of available photos for use
  • Text style window with list of font faces available for use
  • Mobile phone mockup with social media share preview
  • 1. Create a free account or log in to your existing Stencil account.
  • 2. On the left, click on Template, and select which social media platform you’d like to post to, such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
  • 3. Explore Stencil’s library of royalty-free stock photos, icons, and image filters to find a style and look that fits your brand.
  • 4. Edit your graphic’s image, text, colors, and font. Upload your own photos, icons, and fonts to make a truly custom graphic.
  • 5. Save, preview, and share your image. Download your graphic as a JPG or PNG, or share it directly from Stencil using Buffer.

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Stencil is part of Visual — a suite of creative design tools exclusive to Namecheap.

Visual is a simple and affordable collection of creative tools that helps small businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers bring their brands to life. Visual makes it easy for anyone of any skill level to design all the essential elements of their brand. From creating a logo for your business, to building a basic website, to designing business cards, Visual can help bring awareness to any brand. Check out our other Visual tools: Font Maker, Logo Maker, Card Maker, Site Maker, and Business Name Generator.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Stencil?

Stencil is an online graphic design tool that is trusted by creators of all skill levels. Stencil offers a fast, easy, and efficient way to design and create images, social media graphics, banner ads, blog images, presentations, and pretty much any other type of graphic you can think of.

If you’re looking for a design tool that can help you with a variety of creative tasks, Stencil is it.

How can Stencil help me?

Visual content is 40 times more likely to get shared on social media than other types of content.

Stencil is an online graphic design tool that helps you create visual content, literally, in minutes or less. Our software can help you create social media graphics, blog images, presentations, and tons of other types of visual content.

Need photos? Don’t worry about it. Stencil has millions of royalty-free images for you to choose from.

Not familiar with graphic design? Stencil makes it easy for anyone to create images and graphics. There’s even a library of templates to help you get started if you’re looking for some inspiration.

Where can I create a graphic design?

Stencil makes it easier than ever to create a graphic.

Stencil is an online graphic design tool that allows creators of any skill level to create social media graphics, online ads, images for blog posts, and much more.

Our software is packed with great features such as image filters, instant image resizing, and countless templates to help create graphics for any person or business.

How do I create social media graphics?

It’s easy.

First, log in to your Stencil account and decide if you want to create a graphic from scratch or if you’d like to use a template.

If you are looking to create a graphic from start to finish, you can select one of our royalty-free images by clicking on Photos, or upload your own. After you select an image, edit the size, text, and other features of your graphic as you see fit.

If you want to use one of our templates, click on Template and choose from a selection of sizes and designs. Be sure to edit the image, size, text, and other components of the graphic.

What is the best image size for social media?

The perfect image size for social media really depends on the platform.

Each social media platform has an ideal image size for their product. Stencil comes with over 140 preset sizes to help you create the correctly sized images for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms.

Are all the images and icons royalty-free?


All the photos and icons on Stencil are royalty-free and safe to use. There’s no need to attribute the photos you select, and you can use all of the images and icons for personal or commercial use — no questions asked.

Can I cancel at any time?

For our Monthly Plan, there is no long-term commitment and you can cancel your subscription at any time. In order to receive a full refund, you must cancel your subscription within 7 days of signing up. Any subsequent months, unfortunately, can’t be refunded if you decide to cancel further into your monthly subscription.

However, if you sign up for the Yearly Plan, you’ll get a significant discount for committing to a full-year subscription in advance. But if you change your mind during the first week, just use our 7-day money-back guarantee. This gives you enough time to play around with the software and see if it’s something you’ll need for the entire year. And if you decide to cancel your subscription or switch to our Monthly Plan, we understand!

How does the money-back guarantee work?

If you’re not happy with your Pro or Unlimited account, you have 7 days from the moment you upgraded to receive a full refund. It’s that easy.

What is your refund policy?

If you are unhappy with your account, please contact us within 7 days of signing up in order to get a full refund.

If you’re on a monthly recurring payment schedule, you are only eligible for a refund on your 1st month’s payment within 7 days after signing up. Other than your 1st month’s subscription, the other months are non-refundable.

If you’re on the Yearly Plan, you are eligible for a full refund 7 days from when your card was charged.

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