If you are a regular social media, then we do not need to explain what a meme is. It is simply a funny picture that is viralize on the web, and usually has a visual element. There are several ways, although most of them have photos adorned with some ingenious text. Do you want to create memes on your own? Well, it's very easy.
There are websites that allow you to quickly customize your own images. You only need to choose a template image, write a text and share it. Now, creating a new meme from scratch is not complicated either.
Step 1: investigate
Know the memes: It is a good practice to see memes that have become viral, especially current ones, since they can give you some idea. Maybe there is a certain topic that is popular right now, for example, or maybe you can check that someone has already worked on your idea in another meme.
The image above, for example, has been reappropriated multiple times.
Stay tuned for trends: As we said, it can give you ideas. Facebook and Twitter are excellent for detecting trends. Take note of what makes you laugh the most, and what gets the most responses. For example, Hillary Clinton's reaction to fireworks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention extended at the time as a wildfire on the Internet. The truth is that grace was not lacking.
game of Thrones It has also been a source of inspiration for many memes lately because, well, who doesn't like it game of Thrones?
Choose a topic with which you are related: If you are not a sports fan, you may have difficulty selling a sports-themed meme. Sympathetic animals are always attractive when you run out of ideas, but if you really want to go further, choose a public figure that everyone can recognize. If you want to use a personal experience, choose one that is easy to relate.
Decide on the medium: The easiest way to use is a photo, but you can also venture with the videos.
Step 2: write your content
Rene your materials: before moving on, this is the moment when you decide if you are going to invent your own things or recycle any that you have found on-line. If you are making a photo meme and want to use existing content, take the appropriate scenes from the videos you want to use. You can also browse the web for images that you would like to use or visit Imgur.
Make it short and simple: Keep in mind that the typical Internet user’s attention span is quite short, so you should make an immediate impression. You need a slogan that uses simple and memorable language.
Find the correct expression: Make sure your images match the feeling you are trying to portray.
Step 3: find the necessary tools
If you are creating a photo meme, it will be convenient to use the Photoshop or Pixlr Editor, a free image editor that offers similar functionality. You can also search for memes generation sites like Imgur, which allow you to upload your own photos to use later as a background. Finally, you can install photo apps directly on your phone that allow you to add some text later. If you are creating a video meme, the easiest applications and sites are Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube.
Step 4: create
Once you have your photo it doesn't matter if you took it, you captured it on the screen or found it on-line You can use any of these sites:
Imgur Meme Generator (web based)
When you get to this memes generator, click on Load new fund On the right side. Then, drag your images to the box at the top of the pop-up window, or paste an image or URL into the text box located directly below the button Examine. Once this is done, Imgur automatically uploads your image and takes you to the creation page.
When your photo is ready, it will appear on the Imgur edition page, where you can write the accompanying text. You have several options here, such as moving the text and changing its size. You can also choose to send it to the Imgur public library.
The next page offers you a lot of options on what to do with the meme you just created. If you want to keep it, simply click the right mouse button on the image and save it on your computer. You can also copy the link so you can share it later. If you don't want to save the image in Imgur, take note of the deletion link, since it only appears once. Otherwise, you can add it to your Imgur account (you can create one, if you wish).
Congratulations! You just created a meme through Imgur.
Pixlr (web based)
Not everyone can afford Photoshop, but, luckily, we all have access to a similar web application, called Pixlr. From the home page, click Open Image from the computer and select the image you want to make a meme with. To add text, click on the icon Tool of type, which shows a letter “TO”Mayscula to the left of the image. Choose Impact as the source, which is the access option for memes and be sure to write everything in large numbers. Play with the font size until it is proportional to the image. Choose white for the font color.
In the right side window, right click on Layers, and then click on Layer styles. Choose Outer Glow, change the color to black, set the hardness to 10 and select a size between 6 and 8. This last depends on the size of the font.
To save the photo, click on File> Save. Pixlr automatically select JPEG as the format, but you can change it. You should not need to make any changes to the Quality setting, however, when set to 100, the image will be saved without compression. Click on To accept and a popup window will allow you to save the resulting file directly to your computer.
Congratulations! You just created a meme using Pixlr!
Meme Generator Free (iOS / Android)
If you are more creative, the ZomboDroid Meme Generator Free is for you, and is currently available for iOS and Android. Download the app and click on the photo icon, which is located in the upper right corner in iOS and in the lower right corner of Android. If you do, you can access your own photos, although the Meme Generator also has a lot of stock images to choose from. Select the photo you want and the application should automatically take you to the next step.
Enter the text you want to appear in your meme. Select the font size you want (we recommend that you keep “normal”) and click on DO IT.
Now, use the disk icon to save the meme in your photo album or share cone to share it. You can copy it to your clipboard or share it directly on Facebook, Twitter or an email address. Ace of simple!
After starting the application, touch the Instagram camera cone in the center of the lower menu bar, and then touch Video. To start recording your short video, press and hold the gray circle. You have a minute to use it, so use it wisely. When you finish with a clip, sultalo and you can move on to another shot. If you don't like the last clip, touch Remove at the bottom of the screen.
Remember that you can only delete the most recent clip, so do not go to the next shot until you are 100% satisfied with the results.
Continue by clicking on Next until your video appears on your feed Instagram That's when you know what, your Instagram video meme is up and running!
In recent years, Snapchat has become a popular solution for sharing short videos with friends. After starting the application and having the subject you want in the shot, you must press and hold the large circle, which starts the recording process.
You can record videos without time restriction, and everything is in one shot (it is not divided into clips like Instagram). Once this is done, you can add all kinds of emojis, text and effects to your video to make it stand out, just as you will if you take a picture.
You can also save a clip. To do this, look for the cone of the down arrow in the lower left corner of the screen once you have finished recording your clip. We recommend sharing it in your story with your friends, that way anyone who follows your photos can see your artwork up to 24 hours after you take it. However, if you save your video, you can publish it on other platforms such as Reddit, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
Although it is not as simple as the previous solutions, you can easily create a video meme by recording on YouTube through the webcam.
When you are signed in to YouTube with your Google account, click on the video camera icon in the upper right corner of your screen. Then select Go live. On the next page, you may have to complete the account verification (it is a simple process) and accept that your computer's camera and microphone be activated before continuing. From there, complete a short form about the details of your live video.
Then, you can transmit your thoughts to YouTube, but remember that everything is live here, so that means that, if you are wrong, you cannot start again.
With all the bit live, something that you don't intend to become an Internet meme could do it because of the content it contains; Maybe you can become famous on the Internet for a totally unplanned reason.
Step 5: Share it!
* Updated by Mara Teresa Lopes on February 20, 2020.