Sourcing and creating web-optimized graphics is no longer limited to expensive desktop-based software that has a tough learning curve.  There are tools available "in the cloud" that make it easy for marketers without any training in Photoshop or Illustrator, to edit images and create what's needed.  This post shows how to create a cover image for us with content distribution to media platforms such as SoundCloud, Scribd, and others.

This video illustrates how to take the cover of a Powerpoint deck (Title slide) and create a cover image using PicMonkey. 

To provide more context for using images everywhere that you can, and not disregard creating cover images for the content you upload to media platforms, consider that human beings "are all visual thinkers.  Seventy-five percent of the sensory neurons in our brains process visual information."