canva the free design toolAnyone can design amazing graphics with Canva the free design tool co-founded by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams from Sydney,

Canva is a very simple tool which enables you to create designs from templates for your blog for Facebook covers, posters, cards in fact anything you like for the web and print. You don’t even have to worry about sizes any more, its all set up for you within the template. When you first sign up with Canva you are even presented with a short how-to guide to show you what to do.

If you need a quick simple way to create amazing graphics for your site then this is for you.

Canva the free design tool

Canva is the most superb social networking tool and yet has many many other uses too.  It is free to join, although there are some paid aspects to it. Firstly you can upload your own images or use a selection of free images – however, if you want something a bit different and classy then you can buy images from just $1.00 to add to your design.

How to start using Canva

You start by choosing a new design,

  • Document
  • Presentation
  • Blog graphic
  • Facebook cover
  • Social Media
  • Card
  • Photo Collage
  • Poster
  • Invitation
  • Business Card

I created a very simple Facebook cover for my other Facebook page in just a few minutes; I used some of my own images so this was free, however there was a large selection of free images.

 

When you click on your design you then choose your layout by clicking on the selections on the left, then you can alter and add to this by simply using drag and drop from the selections.  There are over 1,000,000 images to choose from some are free, some are not.

You can change the layout, the background, and previously added text or add your own text box

 

Once you have finished your design you can share directly to Twitter, Facebook, or download to your PC.

Can now have 150,000 users and there isn’t a waiting list anymore, so you can get started designing right away.

If you were artistically challenged before and used to struggle to create amazing designs for your social networks now you will have no trouble at all with Canva the free design tool !