In this Canva Review, I am going to share my favorite online design platform for creating high-quality images that will WOW! your readers.
First of all, let me just tell you that I love Canva! If it weren’t for discovering Canva last year, my content marketing would be boring. Before Canva, I was using PicMonkey and Microsoft Powerpoint to create blog post images.
Thanks to this platform I can bring out my creative side and have fun creating the most stunning blog post images, widgets, video covers, and personal branded graphics that has enhanced our business.
Here is a look at one of my sold images that I created for a local business client just using Canva.
Here is an inspiration quote I made for my Instagram account.
Here is Facebook Cover Design I made for a client.
Canva Review | The Canva Story
Canva is an Australian company that was founded in 2012 by Melanie Perkins, CEO. This concept of an online graphic design platform got so much attention even Hollywood celebrities like Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson decided to invest into the company.
In 2012, Melanie Perkins was teaching graphic design programs at her University and noticed how students were struggling to learn the basics of graphic arts and design. Â Later she partnered up with co-founder Cliff Obrecht, and together they launched a business called Fusion Books which is an online design tool that made creating customized yearbooks simple.
Once they noticed how this concept would revolutionize the way graphics could be easily made the two founders joined up with another co-founder who was a technical genius by the name of Cameron Adams and they launched Canva.
Image credit: Canva.com
The company ended up raising $3.6 million dollars in 2013 from the great US and Australian investors which helped launch the company on August 26, 2013, successfully.
Canva Review | What Is CanvaÂ and How Do You Use It?
Because we live in a digital world where everything is pretty much visual, you have to understand that the world of advertising has changed. 50 years ago traditional advertising would be through television, flyers, and classified ads in the newspaper but today with online marketing we have blogs, videos, and mobile technology.
With Canva you can easily just click drag-and-drop your images to how you want them toÂ look into an on-screen canvas sheet without having the experience to know Photoshop.
Canva is being used currently by myself and 5.5 Million users both for free and paid. When you visit the Canva website there is a live counter on display that shows in real time how many designs are being created every second and as of the moment as I write this Canva Review there have been 40,318,950 designs created.
Canva Review | What Can I Create In Canva?
In Canva, you can create images for your blog posts, Twitter posts, Instagram posts, Facebook posts, Tumblr posts, and Pinterest.
Here are a list of CanvaÂ template designs you can make:
and much more…!
There is a new feature addition where you can create work documents such as letterhead, magazine, presentation, resume, and other papers for the corporate office.
If you like to create a header for your blog you can make it in Canva. Got an eBook and want to get attention to the cover? Now you can create eBook covers and covers designs for Kindle.
How about you are in a Network Marketing company and have a trade show event coming up and you need flyers and posters for your booth.
Are you marketing with Facebook PPC or running banner ads? Now you can create images that are perfectly sized for Facebook Ads with a few clicks of the button.
If you never learned how to draw or paint fear, not my dear friend Canva has got you covered by teaching you what’s working now in graphic design with their online Canva Design School.
Here are the lessons you will learn in Canva Design School:
Social Media Marketing
Branding & Corporate Identity
Book Cover Design
Creativity & Psychology
Design Elements & Principles
Canva Review | Conclusion
I hope you enjoyed this post and learned how using Canva as a online digital graphic design tool can really help your business improve its brand. Â The image possibilities you can make with this online platform are endless and the company is always adding new features. Â I highly recommend that you test out Canva for yourself and my best tip is for you to upload your own images for free into your own gallery so that way your not paying $1.00 for premium stock images.
If you have been using CanvaÂ for your online marketing and advertising leave a comment below on how your like or don’t like using it.
See you again on the next post!
Ace & Rich Guzman
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