Many of you may or may not know of Canva. This site has transformed the way I design. If you are on Facebook, Tumbler, Pinterest or any other social media site, this website can take your creativity to the next level.
Canva has free options which allow you to design and create a lot of possibilities, but if you see something you like that isn’t free, it is only a dollar! Maybe you are wondering why a site would let you design and create completely free images?
Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht, and Camron Adams founded Canva back in 2012. The idea first started when Melanie Perkins saw how students struggled to do the basics of designing. Melanie partnered with Cliff Obrecht and created Fusion Books. They knew what they created was something really specials, as it was an online tool for students and teachers to design yearbooks. They realized the other possibilities and partnered up with tech co-founder Cameron Adams to help people accomplish what they enjoy doing.
Today Canva has become a very popular, but also a helpful tool in taking creative ideas and making it possible. A very simple way to understand graphic designing. If you want to go even further, Canva has even more to offer.
Canva allows you to create resumes, magazine covers and even book covers. The list could go on. If you are running your own business, you could create and design your own business cards and just download them when you’re done.
Maybe you are not really into using social media, have no need for a business logos, or anything else I mentioned. You can still use Canva. You can also create your own invitations, post cards, thank you cards, and even a desktop wallpaper. Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?
Canva gives you all the tools you need to create the best designs you possibly can. Once you pick what you want to design, on the left side will be tools to help you.
There are tons of templates where you just drag your photos into the boxes available. You can also upload your own picture if you don’t find one you like.
There is a layout section where they give you background choices and other
different layouts. If you like the background, you can just change text for whatever you desire it to say.
Next, you have your texts where you can change style or design of writing. There is a feature called backgrounds, where you can select given choice of colors or customize one yourself. What is really neat is you can edit the contrast, lighting, or even have customized dimensions on anything you make.
Canva is simple enough for anyone to get the hang of. They have this really great design school where you can get inspiration, tips, and tricks.
So you create an amazing design but not sure how to get it on your computer? At the top there will be a share, download, or a make public button. Download it onto your computer and do as you wish. If it is for social media, just hit the share button. You can also make it public if you want to share it with other Canva users.
Canva is now my main source for designing. It has helped me personalize a lot of things that I do on a regular basis. I’ve transformed my Blog and Etsy shop. If you haven’t tried Canva, you are really missing out on something special! It is incredible, but I must warn you it is addicting once you start mixing up ideas. If you decide to try Canva, please come back and post your feedback.
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