Wednesday, February 5, 2014

For the Photoshop impaired

Isn't it funny how sometimes you come across something and realize you've been completely missing out? I came across this completely awesome website yesterday, totally by accident. In fact, it was so accidental I don't even know exactly how I happened upon it. I just know it is awesomesauce. This amazing thing is a website called Canva.

Canva is a website that lets you easily create graphics, without having to use any fancy tools or html codes. This is perfect for those who are completely clueless in this area. Of course it has limitations and isn't a replacement for more advanced graphics programs, but it's great for someone who just wants to create simple graphics without having to spend an hour trying to decode Photoshop.  It's free to use the site, and there are various templates, backgrounds, images and texts that you can mix and match to create your own graphic. They also have pre-sized templates from Facebook cover photos, to blog graphics to business cards, to social media buttons for bloggers. For those so inclined,  you can also save your images as a PDF file if you want to share it.

I took about five minutes and put this together:

And to update my "About me" page:

Elementary yes, but with no need to fuss with 600 dollar computer programs that require hours of learning to sort through. I should also note that I am NOT being paid to talk about this website, I just sincerely thought it was pretty freaking awesome and wanted to share. 

So, if you can't figure out or afford a fancy smancy program go check out Canva and have some fun playing around.

1 comment:

Missy Shay said...

Thank you, I'll have to check it out!