Canva is a great piece of software for you to create graphics, presentations, flyers, posters and so on.
1. Setting Up
Canva is a great online graphic design platform you can use to create graphics that look nice, and the best thing is, it’s really simple and user-friendly. Go to www.canva.com and you’ll get access to it.
To begin with, Canva first offers you a bunch of sizes, with generic ones like a square to more specific ones, like a Facebook header or a Pinterest graphic. And if that wasn’t what you wanted, you could also go with your own custom dimensions.
So after choosing what you need, and you’ll reach the page as shown below. There’s a column on the left, in which there are different sections: LAYOUTS, ELEMENTS, TEXT, etc.
If all that blank space is intimidating you, never fear, because you got LAYOUTS! There are lots of options that you can use to build your design upon. Just you click on one of them, and the design will be imported into your work area. And you can simply edit it—change the font, change the color scheme, move elements around, and so on. And if you find something in the ELEMENTS tab that you like, just drag it on to what you’re working on.
You don’t need to go through a hard learning process to make something nice in Canva, and the layouts are a great starting point. And if you know your way around designing things, you can also use Canva. You can easily upload your own photos or icons, and Canva’s library of elements and shapes make designing from scratch much easier.
All your works are automatically saved on the website. Once you finish designing and want to download your work, simply click Download at top right corner and then you can choose whatever format you want. NOTICE that you can download your work for free ONLY when ALL elements you used are labeled with “FREE” in Canva’s library. Otherwise you’ll have to pay accordingly.
Enough said, now you can be your own designer and create your work with Canva!