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Canva: graphic design made simple

graphic design toolWhen it comes to designing graphics for your website or for posting on social media, you may find yourself at a loss.  Photoshop or Indesign are great for graphic designers but not all of us have access to these programs or have the time to learn how to use them.  The other option is to hire designers to create graphics for you and this can be expensive. So, what do you do? Is there a way to create professional graphics that do not cost a fortune? Fortunately,  there are tools to help you if you are facing this dilemma.

Canva is one of the tools I use constantly. I use it to create most of the images I  post on my website and on social media.  On registering, you are immediately able to create a design. You can choose from over 50 different templates, including a Facebook cover, a Pinterest graphic, a blog title, an infographic, an album cover and an eBook cover. Social media posts, documents, and eBooks, marketing materials, email headers, events and ads are some of the headers under which templates are organized. If you don’t want to use a template, you can also create a custom design, putting in your own dimensions. (more…)