Have you heard of Canva yet? If you ever create images for social media or a blog, then you should. I blogged awhile ago about how Pic Monkey is great for editing images – and it is. However, if you are creating images for your blog, you need to check out Canva – I first learned about Canva through Michelle at A Dish of Daily Life. Creating images with Canva is easy – read on for a quick tutorial.
When you first start your design at Canva.com, you’ll see that you can choose to work with a design that has predetermined dimensions or set your own dimensions.
I usually work from a social media preset design or a blog graphic preset design and what’s cool about Canva is there are templates you can work from or you can start from scratch.
After choosing a template or starting from a background, you create your design. Canva is free, but some design elements are $1. You can easily create hundreds (probably thousands) of designs without spending anything but if you’d like to use a stock photo or whatnot, you can find a great option through Canva for only $1. Recently, Canva has added a new Pinterest template which I’m eager to play around with!
Honestly, I’ve had so much fun playing around with Canva and creating different designs and I think that if you are looking to up your game with your images, you’ll enjoy using it as well. I have to warn you, though — when I first started playing around with Canva, I lost about an hour playing around with design. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!
What do you use to create your blog images?