Graphic Design the Easy Way: Canva.com

Graphic Design the Easy Way: Canva.com

The tagline says it all – Canva makes design simple for everyone. Create designs for Web or print: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so on. And it’s true! We recommend it! We use it!

We’re a creative design agency, and we’re always on the lookout for tools that make our lives easier and better… and if our clients can use the tools too, then even better. Canva is one such tool. Easy, clever, capable – it is all this and more. No need to learn Photoshop or any other complex tool. No need to remember what size image to create for the platform.

An example of how to use it: to create a Facebook post image, simply create an account and login to Canva.com. Choose the Facebook Post design.

Select a template that looks like it will best meet your needs.

Upload and use a background image or use one of their million and one images. Optionally add a partially transparent item over the image for the text to stand out and arrange the transparent item under the text. Change the text to your quote or offer.

Click the Share button to put it on your Facebook feed. Done. In 5 minutes or less. And importantly, the final product will look AMAZING.

Why we love it: It has up to date picture sizes for all social media platforms. Trying to keep up with changing image requirements is a royal pain, and Canva not only solves that but it also helps create the graphic designs!

Are there any downsides? A minor one – it has upsells. Pick a design or image that is premium and you have to pay for it. Not much mind you, but there could be a fee when you try and use it. Images are around $1.

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