Think of all the different types of graphic designs you might need for your business or your personal brand.
Business card. Poster. Flyer, Resume. Social media graphics, Presentation.
Wouldn’t it be great if you could create all of those things and even more in one place?
Let me show you one of the best, easiest and most affordable graphic design websites around.
It works on Mac.
It works on PC.
It even has a mobile app.
It’s my go-to site for everything I design.
Even if you’re not a designer, stick around so I can show you the best and easiest graphic design website you need to be using.
Let’s take a look at Canva – the only graphic design tool you’ll ever need!
WHY SHOULD YOU USE CANVA?
Canva is like a one-stop graphic design shop that has thousands of photos, hundreds of fonts, free icons and shapes and a built-in photo editor.
And all of that comes with Canva.
You can literally create a free account and start designing and publishing.
IS CANVA FREE?
Yes and no.
There is a free version of Canva that is very robust and comes with a ton of features. If you’ve never used Canva, start there and play with it. It could be all you need.
To create a free account, go to Canva.com. Enter your name, email and a password and you’re ready to go.
There is also a Pro version – which is what I have. You can pay monthly or annually. I do the annual plan to get a discount. It runs me around $120 per year.
That’s right. Only $120 per year for access to millions of photos, fonts, icons AND I can even upload my own fonts and photos and elements.
And you get unlimited storage with the Pro plan.
IS CANVA EASY TO USE?
I don’t want to give the impression that anyone can design as good as well people who are only trained in design.
But with Canva, you get hundreds of customizable templates. And when I say customizable, you literally can change a few things or everything about a template and publish it as a new design.
Canva’s technology is called drag-and-drop. Which is exactly like it sounds. You can open a template or start with a blank canvas and drag and drop elements around until you’re satisfied with your design. You can even lock your design so it cannot be changed after you’re finished.
Recently Canva acquired Pexels, which is an amazing free stock-photo site. Now all of Pexels stock photos are incorporated in Canva!
You can literally design almost anything you can dream of with only the assets inside of Canva.
WHAT CAN YOU USE CANVA FOR?
Practically anything design related.
Some of the things I’ve created in Canva include: logos, including my own logo, YouTube thumbnails, presentations, posters, quote graphics and more.
There’s even a cool re-size feature that allows you to magically resize any design. You may have to go in a tweak a few elements but otherwise it’s a huge time saver.
And when you’re finished, you have a ton of options about publishing.
Canva has the standard download types: PNG, PNG with transparent background, JPG and PDF and they also give you the option to publish directly to places like:
Microsoft One Drive
And you can even turn your designs into short animations and GIFs.
Canva is not just easy to use and affordable, it just works.
If you want to learn or play or even save money, you should check out Canva and create something you love today!
If I can help you with Canva or any other creative ideas, let me know. You can fill out the contact form or even follow this link to schedule a free 30-minute call to talk about your business needs.
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