Canva helps you create engaging content and create content consistently -- even if you have little to no graphic design skills. It is an online based graphic design tool that utilizes the drag-and-drop feature to help you create professional layouts.
What can you Create with Canva?
Canva offers a variety of content types from social media posts to flyers to process charts, they have templates for them all. If you can’t find the template you are looking for you can create a custom project. Plus, Canva continues to add more content types all the time.
How do you design in Canva?
Canva offers lots of tools to help you out with your design. They use a drag-and-drop functionality that allows you to add images, text, charts, backgrounds and more. Many of the features of the design area or “canvas” are similar to word processing or other design programs making it easier for you to start designing right away. Features such as changing your typeface, style, color, line spacing and alignment.
Can you add photos or graphics?
Canva has lot of images to choose from, many of them free and many for just a $1. You can also upload your own photos and graphics to use in your design or grab them from your cloud accounts. Once you choose an image you can apply filters, adjust the tint, brightness and more.
Can you share your design or work with team members?
Canva allows you to share you designs. Using the share button on the top right of the Canva screen you can: share to edit, share to use as a template or share a link to view.
What does Canva cost you?
This is the great thing – using Canva is free! Yes, there are items that may cost a minimal fee, such as some images or elements, however there are so many great templates you can use for free.
You created something, now what?
You created some great Instagram posts or marketing flyers, so now what can you do with them. Canva allows you to download the files to your computer, share a link, upload directly to social media or share to many different cloud locations. These are just a few of the choices.
This is just a brief look at what your small business can do with Canva. Learn more about my canva training -- tips and tricks to make you more efficient, as well as graphic design tips to make your designs stand out,
Tamara Guthard - Photo Manager | Marketing Designer