In the following article, you will read about the importance of creating graphics for your website or your blogs. You will also learn how to create stunning artwork and designs.
After creating a website, we install readily available templates on our sites which pretty much does the decoration work. But do you really think that would be enough to catch the eyes of your audience? You must add images on the subject that you want to share with your target audience. If you are into Social Media Marketing, you understand the significance of creating images which can instantly get a thousand likes or go viral in seconds. To create those impressive expressions through artwork, you need Canva by your side.
Canva is a compact and easy to use graphics designing tool packed with highly useful tools. It has features which can be found on other professional photo editing tools like the Adobe Creative Suite. With Canva, it is really simple to create graphics design. Anyone with a very little computer literacy is able to use this software for their designing needs.
Canva is packed with a huge database of HQ images which are all royalty-free. But it is not only limited to that. Canva has a wide variety of icons, layouts, illustrations, fonts and other essentials built inside.
I will elaborate further now for you to learn how to create the perfect design for your blogs or social media channels.
The first thing you need to begin with in Canva is to select your image size. Canva has preset image dimension settings which you can select as per your requirements.
I would suggest to use the Facebook preset option which will show up when you press the More button. It suits most of the image dimension and upload requirements on all social media sites and blogs.
You need to select the type of layout you want for your design. Layouts are the main design plan on which you will be working later on in the image. You can add text, headings, taglines, fonts etc. which are all built-in the preset layouts created by professional designers. Some of them come for free and some are paid layouts.
After selecting a layout design, you need to add your own image which would be in the background as the body in which you will design.
Now here is a twist which many of us don’t know about. You cannot simply grab any image you like from the internet and use it for your design. Some of them could be copyright protected, which means you cannot use them without permission from the owner. If you use it without permission, then you would be violating the copyright infringement law which could lead you to pay a high penalty later on.
But you can use these free websites which have a collection of high-quality images and all of which are royalty free.
You can download and use any image you like from these following sites:
Once you finish uploading your image on the preset layout that you have chosen in the earlier steps, it’s time for you to add your text into the image. There are functions which you can use to change the text size, color, font etc. on the image. Hover with your mouse and you will see a text placeholder where you can add your text. If you want to add an extra line or heading, you can easily do that by clicking on the Text tab located on the left on the app.
After you are done doing all the modifications to your image, save it directly to your computer with your required format (JPEG,PNG,BMP).
Canva is a tool that will help you to create a brand name. It has very good UI design which is easy to use. Plus, everything is free except for a few high-quality images that have to be purchased and usually cost around $1 – $5. If you want to work in a team, that is also possible with a monthly fee of only $9.95. Add team members and work in projects, all in this cloud-based app that can be accessed from anywhere on the go, including their iOS app. To see a comparison we did earlier on Stencil vs Canva, click here.
So go ahead and give it a try! And don’t forget to share with us your experiences by leaving us a comment below.