In the land of design, technology has added leaps and bounds to the experience. Gorgeous invites, banners for your blog and photo collages are just clicks away. But what about those of us without access to oft-expensive software? Or those of us who have that software, but, well, don’t know how to really use it.
Canva is an online tool that gives you everything you need to create your own beautiful designs, no software required. Oh, and get this… it’s free to use! #DoubleWin
With one MILLION images and thousands of fonts, there are endless combinations to choose from for your next project. There’s also access to a catalogue of professional and stock images that are available to purchase. You can edit your own photos (yes, they have filters) and even share your projects with others for creative collaboration. Once your design is complete, Canva allows you to publish it online for the world to see, or download a PDF version that’s perfect for printing.
If you’re still not convinced, Canva has a 23-second video that promises to get you up and running. (Spoiler alert: There’s a lion. And it’s a great tutorial.)
We love that Canva is putting the power to design in everyone’s hands. Just imagine… with a simple-to-use site, you can quickly upgrade that next party invitation, bake sale flyer or baby announcement to epic, graphic designer-level proportions! Canva will definitely be on our recommend list the next time a friend asks for a design how-to.
What have you designed lately? Would you use a site like Canva next time? Let us know in the comments below!