11 Mar 5 Ways To Use Canva For Your Website
Canva is a free design platform that allows you to create beautiful media for your website. You don’t have to be a Photoshop wizard to create graphics for your business. Canva has templates, free images, and plenty of customization opportunities.
Here are 5 ways to use Canva for your business:
1. Create Social Media Graphics
From quote cards to text overlays and watermarks, you can brand your images. Upload images to your account and customize as you see fit. Canva provides a large array of free font options to fit your needs. You can easily create promotional content with premade templates for events, promotions, news, and so much more.
In addition to flat graphics, you have the option to animate them using Canva Pro. They can drop down, slide across, or even fade in and out of the frame. It can help add an extra level of interest and engagement to your image. Simply select your animation style from the drop-down menu when you go to download your image.
2. Resize Media
Figuring out how to correctly size an image can be frustrating. Canva has an entire library of sizes for you to choose from. Whether you’re making a small social media graphic or a large poster, is’s really easy to create the right size graphics:
- Simply upload the graphic or image
- Drag it over to the design
- Crop as needed using the Resize option.
Hint: Social media graphics tend to be 1080×1080 pixels, but you can also create a new design with any custom dimensions needed.
3. Find Free Stock Images
Canva has a library of free stock images and even more that are available for a small fee. Find professional images to bring your message to life. Plus, find icons, stickers, and even video all at your fingertips. On your left sidebar, just select photos. You can search for the kind of image you’re looking for, then just drag it over to your design.
4. Create Multi-page Documents and PDFs
Need to create a multi-page document such as a workbook, brochure or pamphlet?. All of these options are available on the platform. It is as simple as creating the graphics mentioned above. You can create a custom size design if needed, or choose the template that works best for you. Just type in the type of document you’re looking to create into the search bar. You’ll find download, email, and print options in the drop down menu to meet all of your needs.
You can also create a range of business documents including resumes, presentations, and invoices.
5. Many More Things with Premium Options
While there are endless free options within Canva, there is even more available when you upgrade to Pro. You’ll find more content to sue, but also the option to create branded folders for your customized fonts and branded colors to keep the look of your content consistent.
Canva Pro has all the extra tools including:
- Create a Brand Kit
- Easily resize your designs
- Animated graphics
- Collaborate using shared templates and folders
- Export designs with a transparent background
At a price point of $12.95 per month, Canva Pro can be a great upgrade if you’re looking to uplevel your design elements. However, there are plenty of tools to get started in the Free version.
Canva also allows you to organize the images you upload and the designs you create for easy access. Keep things tidy and readily available for all your business needs.
While Canva Pro will open up more options, you can still design professional artwork for your business with the free version. Let your creativity flow or customize available templates. Your options are endless. And they’re easy!
If you feel like you still don’t have time to create or edit your own graphics, we can help with social media marketing, graphic design, and more. Contact us now to learn how we can take care of your digital marketing needs.