Let me Share With You: Why I Love Canva for Work.
Have you met Canva yet? Oh my, you just don’t know what you are missing if you haven’t yet. I have been using Canva on and off for a few years now, and never really appreciated the full potential of this online FREE Graphic Design Software.
As you can imagine, when you are operating a Legitimate Online Income, to be able to create your own Logo, graphics, YouTube Thumbnails, eBooks and much more, seams so daunting to get done, with a price tag to boot.
Of course there is software avaialbe for you to do these, but none as easy to create as Canva and ALL in one place.
So let me tell you a little about it and show you around, then you too will possibly love Canva as well.
What is Canva?
Basically, Canva is a place to create beautify graphics, edit photos, create Logos, Graphs, Presentations, Pinterest Pins and so much more.
Why Do I Love Canva
It’s free: First and foremost! It is FREE, therefore online marketers alike are flocking to use it.
It is So Easy to Use: Self explanatory really. If I can use it… no, it is not like that at all. Canva is for all levels from beginners up. Very simple and straight forward to use is all I am saying.
Predefined social media sizes: It is as easy as selecting the format you will be uploading your image to, whether it be FaceBook, YouTube or Pinterest, Canva templates are the right size.
Templates for ALL Occasions: You get to choose from over 8,000 FREE ready-to-use templates to choose from to get you started.
Check for the basic framework layout form one for the following categories:
- Blogging & eBooks
- Marketing Materials
- Planners & Schedules
Use Your Own Images: Upload gifs, jpegs and photos directly into Canva to use in your designs. Personalize your work.
Fonts: Typography made easy: Find a font combination for your design needed.
Collaboration Features: Invite Team Members for FREE. Creating a Team makes it easier for you to share your designs and folders. You can also set up Groups once you have set up your team. Fonts and brand colors will be consistent with have a Team in place working from the same folder.
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Canva: Its Own Design School
Anyone can make beautiful designs with Canva. If you are a beginner and need Canva Training, then they have that covered to with their own Design School.
Their Video Tutorials cover:
- Canva in the Classroom
- Social Media Mastery
- Graphic Design Basics
- Branding Your Business
- Presentations to Impress
These easy to follow tutorials are broken down into bite size pieces and will teach you what you need to know to get your business visually ‘noticed’ with Professional looking branded graphics.
3 Awesome Canva Features
Create a custom chart or diagram in minutes.
Create Stunning Designs With Canva’s Awesome Suite Of Features. You will be amazed at what you can do. Canva does not cease please with its capabilities. From straightening photos to cropping them, add text and speech bubbles, as well as design grids for some layout inspiration.
Plus Canva even has ‘Photo vignette’, which will give your pictures a vintage flair with their photo vignette tool. The possibilities will only be limited by your imagination.
Create and Print Your Design
Create stunning designs and have them printed & delivered to your doorstep.
What more could you ask for here as well. Not only do you get to click and design your own graphics, business cards, fliers etc, then you get asked if you would like them sent to you.
I honestly believe that Canva have covered all their basics with this one.
ALL this for FREE you ask? Surely their is a catch somewhere. If it is too good to be true and all… But not with Canva, lets delve into when you will need to pay and how much.
Canva: What Does it Cost?
You will have great pleasure in knowing that Canvas is absolutely FREE $0.00. All this incredible value for nothing with the option to Upgrade as your brand grows as do your graphic requirements.
Branding Your Business with Canva
Talking about Branding, Canva has you covered here too. From color palettes to fonts, consistency among your Team is guaranteed with Canva, once you have added your team to specific Folders.
No more wrong shades or fonts with this added feature that will work in any workplace whether it be off or online. This too could not be simpler, yet such a life saver.
Canva also allows you choose and customize your business’ brand colors or Upload your own to create a Brand Kit (Pro).
Create your video presentation or a slideshow presentation within Canva, then download or share the link. It is as easy as that. You will also be amazed to know that you can use the YouTube Thumbnail Creator and the YouTube Channel Art, using your Brand Kit, being reassured that the graphics are made to ‘fit’.
Where do I start here? Canva has a template for all occasions within the realm of Social Media.
With the website feature, you can turn your design into its very own website. Or, choose from a selection of Professional Templates within Canva, alternatively you can start one from scratch. Use your Brand Kit to customize your website to represent you and your business online.
Easily add and embed media to your design, ensuring they will play without redirecting your visitor to another window.
Their websites are very basic redesigned templates waiting for you to add your colors and logo, graphics and text. Be aware that there are only a select amounts of FREE options available and some features you may require, could come at a small cost. The one downside I found is you get such a long-winded ‘link’ for a url, to share which, to me, is very untidy and unprofessional looking.
Now you have a couple of options to fix this. You can either get one from Bitly.com or you could buy a url.
For me personally, I am not a favor of either of those options as I use ‘Pretty Links’ which is a Plugin on my website, that I initially set up for FREE.
In Summing up Why I Love Canva for Work
Canva has you covered for all your graphic design requirements to brand your business, it’s what they do best. So, if you are looking for an amazing little online graphic designing tool to brand your business, then Canva is right for you.
LEGITIMATE – Canva is legitimate and I would highly recommend using it for your graphic design if you don’t already have a good graphic software program.
Whether it be the FREE plan that works for you, or the Pro plan (recommended) or unless you are a larger scale business and require the Enterprise Plan, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.