Creating social media carousels can be tough, especially if you’re not a pro at design.
That’s where aiCarousels.com comes in — it’s all about making it easier for you to build eye-catching carousels for platforms like LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok.
In this post, I’m going to walk you through how this tool makes creating carousels a breeze. Let’s dive in and see how it works!
To get started, go to aiCarousels.com and click on ‘Create Carousel’. This will take you to the carousel editor.
On the left side, you have the AI carousel generator and template settings, while in the central area, you’re able to modify settings for each individual slide.
AI Carousel Generator
Let’s zoom in a bit and explore the AI carousel generator first. This tool enables you to generate content for your carousel automatically.
There are detailed guides for each option if you need them.
For this demo, let’s make a carousel about a topic: ‘healthy eating’.
It’s fast and in just a few seconds, you have your base content.
General Template Settings
Moving on to template settings: you can randomize the design until you find one you like or select a template as a starting point.
After selecting a template, you can customize each aspect of its design.
In the ‘Carousel Type’ tab, you can specify the social media platform you’re designing for, such as LinkedIn, Instagram, or TikTok, and decide if you want to include an intro or outro slide.
In the ‘Color Palette’ tab, there’s a selection of default palettes, but you’re also free to design your own to suit your brand.
In the ‘Text’ tab, you can change the font size and alignment. Default font pairings are provided, and you also have the option to pick custom fonts from the entire Google Fonts library to align with your brand identity.
Add some extra touches in the ‘Background Design Elements’ tab.
Choose from gradients, shapes, textures, and arrows to complement your brand.
You can also customize the numerical indicators that appear on each slide, from the ‘Slides Counter” tab.
And under the ‘Branding’ tab, you can upload a headshot or logo, add your name, or a company website, depending on whether it’s for a personal or corporate brand.
Once you’re happy with the general settings, you can save them as a custom template for future use.
Now, let’s fine-tune individual slide settings. Each slide allows you to enable or disable elements like subtitles, titles, and description.
For the intro and outro slides, there’s a ‘Text Auto-Resize’ feature. It ensures the text always fits perfectly without manual adjustments, saving you time.
If the text needs tweaking, the ‘AI writing assistant’ is there to help. Expand, shorten, or rewrite the text — all with a single click.
The option to add emojis gives your carousel a visual punch. However, if you prefer images, you have three options:
The best stock photos powered by Pexels.com:
The AI pre-fills the search field for background images. Simply press search and choose from the suggestions.
Generate an AI image:
Can’t find a stock photo that suits the slide? Simply enter your description and turn words into stunning, unique images with the power of AI.
Upload your own image:
Are you a designer who has created something on your own? No worries! Upload your custom image.
Regular content slides offer three modes: text, text with image, or image only.
Images can be adjusted to fill the space nicely or to ensure full visibility without cropping.
Advanced settings let you hide the slide counter or use ‘Screenshot Mode’ to add a sleek frame to your images, which is ideal for carousels that showcase websites.
Review each slide in detail, and when you get to the outro slide, note that it’s designed similar to the intro but with the addition of a ‘call-to-action’ input.
If you need to pause or handle multiple projects, you can save your carousel’s progress by clicking the ‘Save/Load Progress’ button on the top menu.
Once everything is finished and set up, just hit the ‘Download Carousel’ button to get your carousel.
AI Caption Generator
aiCarousels assists you from start to finish, covering all aspects of the carousel, including the caption for the post.
Once the download begins, you’ll be prompted with a modal featuring the AI caption generator.
The topic is always pre-filled by default with the relevant title, so you just need to click ‘Generate caption’ and effortlessly get a custom caption that matches the content of your carousel.
And just like that, you have the fastest way to create a captivating carousel, caption included, without needing any design experience.
aiCarousels.com simplifies the process, taking care of the design details for you. So even if you’re not a designer, you can still create amazing carousels with ease!
If you have any questions or need help, feel free to drop a comment. I am here to help!
—Fernando, the one-man team behind aiCarousels.