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Canva

Honestly, Canva can be useful for anybody; from artists to side-hustlers to businesses of all sizes as long as you're open to it. I was a bit reluctant at first (kind of like AI) but I'm all in now (if you can't beat them ;)

What is Canva?

Canva is an editor or app that includes templates (some free, some require a paid subscription), it can be used through a browser, or as a desktop, tablet or smartphone app. Everything is already designed for you.

Below are many of the items you can make in Canva. Doc is more of a category though, like Microsoft and Google have. The templates are designed by professional designers who receive royalty payouts each time their design is downloaded. Knowing this makes me feel better and makes the pro account an even better deal in my opinion.

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The interface is not very intuitive but it's worth poking around to get used to. The top and side bar is where most of the navigation and personalized items live, kind of like Google, Canva gets to know you and shows you what you've used and similar items. In the top left corner, the Canva logo is the Home link and the three line icon (hamburger) will open your sidebar. Items with a gold crown (shown below) require a Pro subscription (about $15 a month) these crowns can appear next to anything so be aware. 

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Canva in action, artist flyer

The best way to understand Canva is to give it try, it's free and it's easy.  

Let me show you how to search, choose, edit and download a Canva flyer in minutes.

 

Ready? Click on the step button above and follow along. Sign up for Canva for free at Canva.com.

Here is the before and after, click Templates above to go to the next screen:

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Delete the old background image by clicking on the trash icon at the top of the image.

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Well, that's Canva, are you sold? Wondering what's next? If Canva is all you ever wanted and you're just wondering where it's been all your life, great! have at it, I'm here if you need me.

 

If Canva seems great but you could use a little help setting up your Canva nest before you're ready to fly, please contact me, book a call with the button below or email me and we'll figure out what you need.

 

Is this all too much? Do you want to have a designer listen to your needs, figure out what you need and then make it for you? I can do that! Book and call or email me.

 

More than that? Do you want to have a designer all the time but without the hassle of benefits and payroll and stuff, got you covered, check out my subscription plans...

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