Graphic design is big. From complex designs to minimal designs (like Apple, for instance) design is what helps encapsulate a company’s image. It holds the visual representation of the ideas and vision behind it all. And although it’s not too hard to learn Photoshop on your own or seek an alternative design app, it’s hard to avoid the need of a professional graphic designer.
Or is it? I’ll let you be the judge. Here’s our quick look at Canva, a web app aimed to simplify your design needs.
An introduction to Canva
Canva is a simple online app that allows you to create simple and good looking design fast. With a simple Facebook or Google Plus connect you’ll be up and running in no time.
Accounts are free unless you want to try out Canva for Work which has more options. The Work version offers a free 30-day trial and is US$9.95/month after that. But here we’ll look at getting started with the free version, which might be all you need.
Creating a Design
After completing your registration and signing in, you will land on the Your Designs page, from where you can start a new project based on different templates or your own custom dimensions.
If you select the More button, you’ll reveal an even bigger list of templates. The choices span from standard A4 documents all the way to Etsy Banners and Web Ads.