Creating a simple graphic card or a poster is not a big deal but creating a professional quality design needs some skills. Especially when you want to create a graphic design for your business, the design should express your brand. You can’t go and approach professional designers for all the simple works. Also working with professional graphic applications is not possible for everyone. That’s why we have simple web apps and desktop apps available online to create graphic design on our own. Today I came with one such application called “Canva”, which lets you create professional quality graphic designs and posters quickly.
Canva is a new web application where you can create greeting cards, Facebook covers, posters and much more. First you need to create an account with your email id. Canva is still in beta, so you have to wait for an invitation to start using your account but the invitation process is pretty quick and you will receive the activation link in one or two hours. Once you get the activation link, log in with your username and password. On the homepage, you will see “Start a new design” category with bunch of options below. You have preset layouts for greeting cards, Facebook covers, presentations and much more. Also you can create a custom layout in various dimensions.
You can create Christmas and New Year greeting cards quickly using this application. Previously I wrote about a vacation responder for Facebook and Twitter accounts. This application will help you create a custom greeting cards for your friends and colleagues instantly. Once you choose the type of design you want to make, you will redirected to the workspace. In that window, left panel contains the options and the right panel is the design space. First you have to select the layout. The layout is just to give you an idea, you can completely redesign the layout using the options over there.
The second option contains different type of graphical texts in it. Unlike other designing web apps, these text labels are more professional and unique. In the backgrounds section, more than hundreds of designs available. You can choose a template or upload your own background from the “Upload” option below. Also you can choose any type of graphical elements to your design from that “Upload” option.
Quickly add more pages to your design from the workspace and create professional quality posters in just five minutes. For startups and small business sectors, it is an excellent option to create stunning designs for promoting their brand. You can invite five of your friends to Canva, after activating your account. It is a complete design venture for all our basic graphical designs. Try this web app and share your views in the comments. Thanks for reading, do share this post with your friends.