What is Canva?
Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents, and other visual content. A drag and drop interface makes customizing thousands of templates simple and easy. Canva’s wide array of features allow you to edit photos without extensive photo editing knowledge or experience.
Reasons to use Canva
- You Don’t Need Design Skills
- It’s Easy to Use
- The Possibilities are Endless
- It’s (Mostly) Free
Some of the content you can create using Canva:
|Blog Post Banner||Photo Enhancer|
|Infographic Creation||8,000 Templates|
|Custom Text and Premium Fonts||Photo Blur|
|Image Cropper||Photo Vignette|
|Add text to photos||Design Grids|
|Speech bubble maker||Logo Creation|
|Image Transparency Tool||Photo Frames|
How to use Canva?
Firstly, create your account or sign up with Google or Facebook
Then you will be asked, “What will you be using Canva for?”
Select the right option so that Canva can recommend you the designs and templates as per your profile.
The various options available are 1.Teacher 2.Student 3.Personal 4.Small Business 5.Large Company 6.Non-profit or Charity
Select whatever you are and proceed.
Also, you will get an option to try Canva Pro for Free for 30 days. If you are keen to try it, opt for it. Else, skip and proceed with the free version.
In the search bar, start typing the name of the platform for which you want to create the graphic. Or, select the templates from below. There are various options like social media, events, marketing, documents, etc.
If you want to create a graphic with a custom dimension, in the right-hand corner you can find the “Custom Dimensions” option. Click on it and proceed.
When you start designing, you can add the text, image, or any other element from the left-hand toolbar. All you need to do is drag-and-drop.
Canva Free vs. Pro
If you’re just beginning with Canva, or you’re using it in a non-professional setting or for personal use, the Free account is where it’s at. If you’re in an agency setting or a working marketing professional looking to differentiate your content from others, please use CanvaPro. The few differences in the Pro version of the program are the abilities to:
- Take designs you’ve already completed, and change them into new dimensions.
- Upload your specific brand font, or your clients’ font and use them at your disposal!
- Have multiple teams using one Canva account? Organize all collateral, photos, uploads, and completed work with Folders.
- Access to additional imagery, GIFs, illustrations, and many more templates, without paying per image.