If you are a blogger or work closely with social media, creating beautiful images is the most important thing for you. Beautiful and relevant images can help you to get a lot of traffic because basically we are visual beings and therefore platforms like Pinterest is huge today. Today I am going to discuss Canva, it’s a free graphic design tool and you will be surprised how easy it is to create stunning designs in Canva.
Canva is one of the most popular platforms for image creation. I am not an expert but quite often I use canva for image creation and image editing. Canva is a place also to create your great images.
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once you log in to your account through Facebook or using other social media credentials, on the left side you will see a basic menu bar, full of series provide canva for free.
on the left side, you will see a left sidebar with different navigations. Let’s see how to navigate canva.
All Your Designs- It is the place where all your designs are stored and you can say it is the desk of Canva, where all of your designs are visible.
Explore canva 2.0: This is a new version of Canva, and if you want you can always checkout with this version of Canva. Almost all the features are the same, but using download images in the new version is a time-consuming task. Whenever you want to see your uploaded images, you have to scroll images for an unlimited time. As in this new version new images get continuously scroll, which makes it difficult for any old images you might have uploaded.d
Shared with you
It’s a great feature of Canva, where you can share your images with others. You can create your own team and share your works with other members.
Team members are the people you are allowed to invite and make them your team members. You can make up to 3000 members.
Today to create your own brand for marketing is a must thing, Canva lets you upto 3 colors for your brand palette. You can then consistently used these colors in your brand.
It’s a great resource of templates that can be used for any occasion. It is very important, to have a template ready for every occasion. You will literally find templates for any and every occasion. Just select the template and add your image and details to create a stunning image for free.
It is a section for tutorials on canva. If you don’t know how to create your images, here blogs also videos are available to teach you all about canva.
In the canva workplace, you will come across the following tools, let me explain one by one.
Search – Canva has images for your designs, you can create your designs using these images, you will find free as well as paid versions of the images.
layouts are the pre-designed templates that you can use and tweak to form your own designs. It is very easy to create your own images this way.
Elements are little add ons like different designs of fruits, flowers, or anything you can think of that you can add to create your greeting cards or other designs.
It’s really helpful to find all the elements to find in one place. Even if you are a free member, you have access to thousands of elements for creating your designs.
you can add different fonts and text blocks to create your stunning text quotes, adding headings and subheadings.
you can change background colors with a click. It’s a very helpful feature to create different images with different backgrounds.
You can also add photos to your background if you want to.
You can upload your own images to canva, create stunning designs and download it in any format png, jpeg, PDF.
On the top menu bar, you will find the “Resize” option where you can resize your images in different sizes. But it’s a Premium feature, but it’s really helpful when you need to create different ratios and sizes for your images.
I am using the Premium version of Canva because I have a website around printables, cuteprintable, and also Etsy shop, so I need to provide different ratios for my prints. Canva Pro is very reasonable and totally worth it.
But you can join Canva for Free.
undo and redo features are really helpful when creating designs, without these features it will be a waste of a ton of time.
You can ask any questions regarding any designs or if you are stuck somewhere help is available. in chat form
Share is another great feature of canva where you can immediately share your designs on Facebook Twitter and some email options are there to send emails to particular persons.
It is a great way to keep connected with social media. Mainly visuals are the post that receives the most engagement. so creating engaging images is of utmost importance.
Pl let me know your experience with canva, I am sure you must have used canva or would be glad if you share some images you created with my audience and me.
If you have any questions let me know in the comment section below, I will be more than happy to answer them.
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