Market Yourself BETTER With CanvaCreating eye catching graphics can be harder than you realize, until that is, until you come across canva.com. 

Trust me, having a template that allows you to creates stunning graphics can be a time saver for a blogger, or business person alike.

I run across a ton of sites, and I am telling you, this one is different.  Please read on………..

Many ladies like yourself are starting new adventures.  Whether it is starting a new small business, or teaching classes or getting your name out into the local community; …more than ever we need professional looking graphics when we present ourselves to the public.

Even the smallest of businesses are getting on board with showing themselves better on social media.  We are needing to put our best foot forward to stay ahead of the trends.  Presentation can be everything in a market where your customer can turn away in a matter of just moments.

If you are hoping to land a better job, or simply get people in the door to your new business, working with excellent graphics can really keep people engaged longer.

Combining the right fonts, styles, colors and prints can be a way to look sharper in a readers eyes.

Let me introduce to you a website that I LOVE.  Its called Canva.com.This simple design software is online and FREE to use. 

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Here are a few things you can make:

  • Cards for family birthdays
  • Sharp invitations for your social networking party
  • Flyers to post at your local coffee shop
  • Posters for your business advertising
  • Large banners to hang outside your shop
  • Résumés that make you look chic and fresh
  • Certificates for that new program you are starting
  • Infographics for your blogs
  • Book Covers for that book you always wanted to self-publish
  • Presentations for that small bible study
  • Social Graphics for your twitter, google plus and facebook fan pages
  • Business Cards for your purse when you meet that important person
  • Letterheads that will open the doors for you
  • Postcards as a thank you notes
  • Desktop Wallpapers to inspire you
  • Photo Collages that make family scrapbooking easy
  • Gift Certificates as a thank you gift
  • Magazine Covers for that new start up
  • Menus for that special dinner party

Here is how you can get started with your first graphic on their site: 

Select a designSimply Select A Project

Create Graphics

Next select a free image and work with their overlays.  Pixabay.com is one of my favorite sites for free graphis. Canva ALSO allows you to upload your own graphics. From there you can discover all the options that are available.  Simply save it in a PNG image for the best resolution. 

Facebook picture

Look!  Transform your facebook profile!

Stunning Photo For Facebook

Here is what I made for my facebook profile.

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Make A Blog Banner, such as I did for a friend:

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There are so many options available with Canva

Canva for Work

If you enjoy the free version of Canva, they also have a paid version that is intended for team collaboration.   This version is designed to allow teams to work more efficiently with one another.

A significant feature with the “Canva For Work” are the options to save your templates, logos and fonts that will be accessible for the entire team to work with. Moreover, it will have time-saving features and access controls for teams, where it makes it easy to collaborate with other member. You could share, design, give comments and like each other’s work.

The regular free version of Canva has limited filters and fonts for designing.  They have a trial version which is free for 30 days. You can cancel the subscription anytime, and they will inform you 3 days ahead of your bill will be schedule if you want to see what is available with the paid version.

What do you think?  Are you ready to design with Canva? 

Check out the interesting articles below:

Great Articles On Canva

Canva Design School Blog

Magazine Covers

Magazine Covers by Canva

Creating one is a big task that usually takes an editorial team months of planning. Here’s a hack to help you get ahead: make use of Canva’s collection of professionally-designed magazine templates. With plenty of pre-made templates to fit any magazine genre, you won’t have to start with a blank design. At the same time, Canva’s drag-and-drop editor lets you design and edit quickly, without having to hire a layout artist.

Business Cards
Business Cards By Canva

 Make your card stand out with a background – you can choose a solid color or pick from a variety of images and textures in our design library. Then, start adding your information to your card through the text tool and select from over a hundred different fonts to suit your style and theme. Finally, you can download your complete design as a JPEG, PNG or print-ready PDF file.

 

Post Cards

Post Cards by Canva

Send post cards through the mail to your family about your upcoming parties and events.  Canva will make it look like you spent hundreds of dollars on your graphics. 

Cover Letters

Letterheads by Canva

Scroll through the text tool with over a hundred fonts to use for your business correspondence. You can even add a background to your letterhead template and choose to use solid colors or textured background including a variety of patterns and images.

Music Covers

CD Covers by Canva

Let’s face it, hiring a designer to make your art can be expensive. But, with Canva on your side, you can create one yourself easily and cheaply! Canva already has a collection of various album cover layouts, designed by professionals, to choose from and edit. In a few clicks, you’ll have your design ready to share to the rest of the world.

Certificates

Certificates by Canva

Choose from certificates of recognition, attendance or completion. Holding a contest? Give the winners something to show off. Companies and employers can express appreciation towards loyal employees and high-achievers with certificates for Employee of the Month, Salesperson of the Year or Loyalty Awardee. Encourage a child or student with academic achievement awards and certificates of excellence. Get playful with fun certificate ideas like Night Owl Awards, Papa Bear Awards, and other out of this world certificate templates.

 

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