Here We Go: Canva
I know I haven’t done many Here We Go posts lately but I figured if I were to resurrect the series, it should be for Canva. I’ve been chatting with Hannah from Canva (oh a rhyme!) for months now. We’re partnering with them for our Haute Blog workshops this fall (in Chicago and Indianapolis) and they just launched their beta! I received access to it awhile ago and have been SOOO impressed.
I am always saying, “Blogging doesn’t have to break the bank,” and Canva is that solution. It’s a free design platform that is perfect for blogging. I made the graphic up at the top in like…2 minutes. No lie. I also thought I’d share a few screenshots of the process too:
I decided to choose the photo collage option and kind of wing it. I liked the circular type element and so I clicked on it (over on the left) and it appeared on my workspace.
I clicked over to the backgrounds option and clicked on the pink texture. I deleted the photo placeholders and bingo! Very intuitive.
I changed the color of the circle, the fonts and could arrange any part wherever I wanted.
When you choose to publish (or you can share a public link), it asks you if you want a PNG or a PDF. I saved to my desktop and used it above!
It’s really that easy and Canva did not ask me to write this post. I wanted to share the love and encourage you bloggers to request a username! Also, if you attend our Chicago or Indianapolis Haute Blog workshop – you will receive your own account! No wait list for you!
*Also, the colors do seem a bit off after I exported it but I’m going to follow up to see where the issue is coming from! Gotta love beta!
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Wow! It looks like an amazing tool! I’m signing up immediately! I’m having a hard time learning Photoshop and this site really could simplify things
Awesome. It would certainly cut down on time too!
So awesome. Anything that can help save my time is my new best friend!
Thanks for this post, I’m signing up! :)
Wow this sounds REALLY interesting!
I saw the new sponsor button on HauteBlog.co before I read this post (stalker much?) and requested a user name right away. I purchased Pixelmator awhile back for blogging graphics, but still find it a little complex for this amateur designer. I literally cannot WAIT (i.e. refreshing my email every second) to get my login. You’re on the cutting edge once again, girl!
Ah! I love this and have reserved a username. I’ve been working with Muse a lot lately and love how easy it is (for someone who feels like they live in InDesign) but they don’t have a blogging component yet. Thanks for sharing this.
Oh! This looks fantastic. Totally reserved a username there!
This is awesome! Definitely going to request a username.