A picture tells a thousand words. I think you cannot disagree with me that an ad with image is likely to be more effectively compared to chunk of plain text. The image can show a lot of things and more importantly, capture your attention.
Just scroll through your Facebook timeline. What usually catch your attention?
99%, if not 100% of the time, it is the image that catches your attention and makes you stop scrolling.
Even when you are surfing YouTube, video producers create specific video thumbnail just to catch your attention. You don’t really read through the titles of the videos at first glance.
So we cannot deny how important a good image can help you even in your internet business. Whether it is in your sales letter, blog post or on the various social media platforms.
What if I tell you that you can actually create your own professional images such Instagram images or Facebook Cover photo with just a few clicks for free?
Would you love to find out more?
I hope you do and today, I’m going to share with you how you can use Canva – a FREE online graphic design tool to help you to design and create your very own images for virtually any purposes.
First, go to https://www.Canva.com to sign up for a free account.
Just choose personal use which is the last option.
Follow the instructions and then once you have successfully registered for an account, login to the tool. After that, you can see that there is a preset of templates.
You can search for the templates on the search bar or scroll through the Create A Design segment.
Let’s take a look at what Canva can help you to design…
- Facebook Cover
- FlyerBlog Banner
- Instagram photo
- Pinterest Graphic
- YouTube Channel Art
- Skyscraper Banner Ad
- And many, many more!
Yes, that’s right. You can virtually create any kind of images. You can also make use of the custom dimensions to create a custom size image.
Different types of images have different dimension requirements. This is when Canva is such an useful tool as they provide the dimension or at least the correct dimension ratio for you.
In addition, the best part is that there are already many template layouts available and you do not need to start designing from scratch.
Using the template, you can edit and design your own image.
For this post, I am choosing the Facebook Cover as an illustration.
As a start, I suggest that you choose a background image first before you start to edit the image. There is plenty of background images for you to choose to design your image.
Click on BKGROUND on the left and choose one background image to start.
Next, you can make use of the ELEMENTS field to add new or edit elements.
You also can edit the elements. The editing option will be on appear on the top left within the design panel. You can change the colour or flip the elements.
At any point of time, you can also choose to undo your last action. Press on your keyword CTL + Z or click on the UNDO icon on the top left.
Just make use of the free stuff. There is no need to get the premium icons or special graphics.
You can even also upload your own images!
If you make to change the position of the images, simply click on the POSITION and change the position of the image or to align it to the page.
Of course, you can also add text to your image. Click on TEXT on the left side and choose if you want to add a heading, subheading or body text.
You can edit the text font, colour and font size. The editing panel is at the top of your image.
After you are done with the editing and satisfied with what you have done, you can click on the DOWNLOAD or PUBLISH button located on the top right to save the image.
Depending on the type of graphics that you are creating, you can even publish them to the exact platform directly!
After you have saved the image, you can use it for your intended purpose.
Now, if you wish to edit the image again after exiting Canva, you can login again and go to YOUR DESIGNS.
Click on the graphic that you’ve designed earlier that you wish to edit and proceed.
I hope that you’ve benefited from this quick tutorial on how to use Canva to design and create professional images for your internet business.
Now, go and “play” with Canva now!
Talk to you soon!