Free Tools: Canva

Free Tools: Canva

What is it:

Canva is a heaven-sent online graphic design tool. No technical design skills are necessary as it’s extremely intuitive with drag-and-drop functionality and beautiful free templates. 


Cheaper/easier/quicker alternative to:

  • Photoshop

  • InDesign

  • Outsourcing light design work

Why you should use it:

Utilize one of Canva’s pre-existing templates to create engaging visual social media content, documents, invitations, ads, resumes, and more. You can also create a custom project from scratch using the images, text, shapes, icons, charts, and illustrations provided. Canva offers over 86 million stock photos and graphics to choose from-- a lot are free, and the premium images only cost $1 a piece. Since the tool is cloud-based, your projects are saved to your account and you can come back to continue editing at any time.


If you want to learn how to take your Canva projects to the next level, Canva offers tutorials to introduce you to design concepts and techniques, from basic to advanced.

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