Have you ever looked at graphics on someone else Instagram, Facebook, Website (you get the picture) and thought either “those graphics are simply incredible” or “wow, those are awful!” Don't lie! You know you've done exactly that!
Allow me to introduce you to Canva, a fantastic free tool for creating compelling graphic images. Canva is a browser-based visual design tool. It offers free access with a great set of features, or can pay to get all the features. Canva makes it incredibly easy to create graphics, even for the graphically challenged in our midst.
You are short on time and cash:
Canva comes complete with hundreds of templates you can use to kickstart any design. You can create business cards, booklets, web graphics, and even lead magnets. Just grab one of the templates, and you're on your way! Beware, because I am judging.
You lack inspiration:
Canva even helps you if you are stuck with where to start. You can use the Canva design school blog to get some great hints and tips. Have a look at it, and you will be amazed.
Your brand needs an overhaul:
If your brand needs work, Canva has just the tools you need. You can even load a color palette that matches your branding, making it even easier to create images that match your brand.
You can't decide what size you need!
If you create an image for Facebook and want that same image for Instagram, you won't have to worry about creating an entirely new image. With Canva, you can simply resize your photo to the proper format. It is as easy as selecting options on a menu.
You want to look like you know what you are doing!:
Canva helps your images to appear professionally made. With thousands of stock images available for free, Canva enables you to go crazy and look professional while doing it.
You need a high-quality print-ready file:
If you need a printed file (who the heck prints things), Canva has that available as well. Just check out the many options for saving an image.
You need to provide your logo to someone else!
One notable paid feature is the ability to create transparent images. You can now share your logo with someone else without worrying about colors getting in the way of it looking good.
If you are the caring and sharing kind!
Canva enables you to create a team. It then allows you to share your templates with your entire team. This will make your life so much easier. You will also be happy with the consistency coming out of your team's graphic design efforts.
If you are bored on the bus (who gets the bus these days?)
Canva has a great mobile application that allows you to design images on the go. Grab it and install it on your phone and get productive while commuting by bus or train.