Canva is an online editing program to create designs for websites. From images to blogs to Facebook covers, from advertisements to creating logos. You don’t have to be a designer, the tool is handy and simple in use.
If you have a website, you know how hard it is to make photos and images to go with the article. This can take quite some time.
- You have to search for photos
- You have to edit the photos yourself
- You have to optimize the images
The online program takes a lot of work off your hands.
How does Canva work?
The online photo editor is very easy to use. You can choose a new design from the library. Then you can change different elements (fonts, backgrounds, colours, etc.). You can easily add new elements through drag and drop.
So you don’t need to be a designer and it looks super professional…
The online editor can be used for free by creating an account. Then you will have access to thousands of stock images and layouts.
Often you can get a long way with the free images. You have to pay for a part of the photos (this is their revenue model). These images cost $1,- and you can use them once, the so called one time license.
Canva comes from Australia and exists since 2012 and has millions of users. You can use it for:
- social media posts
- blogs and eBooks
- marketing materials
- email headers
I use the tool for Facebook or Twitter covers, a logo, a lead magnet to announce an eBook and more.
I also often make Canva quotes with a beautiful background. This is very handy and popular to spread on social media. Also read my article Create quotes super easy. You have a choice from a lot of designs which can then easily be edited per your own wishes.