If you don’t have time for mastering Photoshop and are looking for a simple tool to create graphics for anything you might need, Canva is the perfect solution for you.
Canva is an online graphics tool that’s simple to use even if you don’t have any design experience. It lets you create nice and professional looking designs based on a mountain load ready templates you have at your disposal.
Starting with Canva Graphics Tool
The general flow of the Canva is so easy that even an 8-year-old kid can use it (proved by my cousin). After you create your Canva profile you should just follow the breadcrumbs.
Canva lets you pick a type of graphics you need to create suggesting great templates for them. And the variety is really huge: from presentation slides and CVs to ads and social media posts. There are numerous free templates available, but some templates require users to pay. These are just $1, so the cost isn’t exactly all that expensive.
Once you’ve chosen the template you like you can customize it. Everything is a simple drag and drop. Text can be edited like text boxes in any other graphic design software. You can add elements (graphics, photos etc.), change backgrounds and even use upload your photo or images.
After you finish working on your design, you can download it in a format of PNG, JPG, PDF or even animation. Aside from downloading copies of your finished design, you can also share them directly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and much more. You can also email people from within the graphics tool to invite them for collaboration in the design you’re working on.
If you just want to have a look at Canva start using a free account. You can get a lot of things done with a free plan but, of course, paid accounts offer more options that many users find crucial.
If you choose to go with Canva Pro plan, it will cost $12.95 per month for each user.
The Canva Enterprise doesn’t have a listed price but does permit teams with more than 30 members. This would be the best option for businesses or organizations with large marketing teams.
To sum it up, if you’re looking for a simple tool to create your graphics on a daily basis, Canva is your way to go. Because it’s simple and contains thousands of templates and layouts, it will fit even not tech-savvy or particularly artistically inclined.