As you know from a previous post about my design fail, I'm no graphic designer. I DO, however, love to create pictures and signs for my blog posts, Pinterest, Twitter, and our school Facebook page.
Picmonkey is a terrific (and FREE) photo editor, and I use it to crop photos, create collages, add layers, and add my blog watermark to pictures.
I've found a new FREE tool to create awesome visuals, and it's called Canva. Canva has a ton of free graphics, fonts, and photos that can be used in many ways to create beautiful visuals.
When you create your free account, the dashboard will start with "Create a Design." If you click the plus sign on the right side, it will add more options:
Social Media Posts, Social Media & Email Headers, Marketing Materials, Documents, Blogging & eBooks, Events, and Ads. You can also use custom dimensions.
Below are some of the graphics I've created:
Graphic for Twitter to promote #USedchat
Facebook header for the FB group I led last month
Graphic to share on Twitter
Graphic posted on our school Facebook page for parents/students
Welcome sign for our recent PD day
(The librarian turned it into a poster for us)
Graphic for a blog post
There are many ideas you can get from the free templates to the eye-catching fonts and pictures.
I would love to hear how you use Canva. Be sure to tag me if you share your graphic on Twitter! (@jennifer_hogan)