Canva is a platform geared towards a wide swath of users, from professional graphic designers and artists to complete novices. Even for the design-challenged, it’s so easy to use that you’ll be able to create and customize any kind of graphic you’d like.
First, users browse through an extensive list of templates for different formats including posters, flyers, pamphlets, presentations, media kits, email invitations, social media posts, CVs, logos, videos, and more. Once you’ve chosen a format, Canva will help you narrow down the templates - which are fully customizable - by industry and choose diagrams, charts, and images to make your graphics appealing and professional.
If you’d prefer, you can also start from scratch, building your own custom designs and templates that incorporate your brand identity or vision. This is possible thanks to Canva’s drag-and-drop editor, which offers a huge collection of images, fonts, and customizable templates. This also makes it easy to create a line of graphics or documents for a brand with consistent themes and designs. All social media layouts are designed and sized appropriately for standard graphics on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
For photo editing, Canva also offers advanced tools and filters, so users can insert text, stickers, icons, borders, frames, and more. You can upload your own images (photos, illustrations, vectors, etc.) and there’s also a massive stock image library with over a million photos to choose from.
One of the perks for users who don’t want to pay is that Canva’s free version includes almost 8,000 templates - but you’ll get 50 times this by upgrading to Canva Pro. Tablet users (both Android and iPad) can download the Canva app to create designs, and share by email, social media, messaging apps, or downloading to your device.