If you’re wondering about how to create great graphics, stop wondering. This is a Canva honest review.
If you’ve read anything on this blog before now, you know that this isn’t my only blog.
You also know that when you start a blog, you’ll not only have to create written content, but graphics content as well. Your blog won’t survive without images. There’s no way around it.
I’ve used more than a few graphics programs in my blogging journey; One of the most ‘famous’ is Photoshop. But as good as it is, Photoshop has a HUGE learning curve. Don’t get me wrong, Photoshop is great. But it takes time to learn.
I’d heard about Canva, and was actually using it to a limited degree.
What IS Canva?
I’m glad you asked 🙂
Canva is a graphic design platform, used to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, documents and other visual content. The app includes templates for users to use. The platform is free to use and offers paid subscriptions like Canva Pro and Canva for Enterprise for additional functionality.
Canva’s free version is great. And you guys know that I’m super cheap when it comes to many things, so I started out using the free version. Don’t judge.
I “moved up” to the paid version almost by accident.
I needed to create something that was a bit more intricate than my usual graphics (it was a YouTube short video), so I upgraded. Honestly speaking, I was only intending on keeping the upgraded version for a month, then I was going to downgrade to free again.
But what ended up happening was so unexpected, it even surprised me.
After the month was up, I didn’t want to downgrade to the free version.
Let me tell you something; I used Canva to create YouTube shorts FROM MY PHONE, while lying on the couch watching TV! I migrated from the couch to my bed, and didn’t put the damn thing down until after 2 am!
It’s an addiction.
Now…you all know that for ME to keep paying for a piece of software, it HAS TO BE great. For me to tell YOU that I’m actually paying for software, it has to be amazing.
I used to use Canva to create eBook covers (for Amazon), and it’s great for that too. Then I “graduated” to using it to create my YouTube channel intros and outros.
There are lots of graphics programs that you can use to help you with creating great graphics for your blog, website, YouTube channel, etc. I’ve used Photoshop, Adobe Spark, among others.
But now, Canva is my default.
Now…like I said before, Canva has a free version that you can do all kinds of great graphics tasks with, and it WILL take you some time to learn. But I promise you, that you won’t regret upgrading to the “Pro” version, which is only $14.99 a month.
If I’ve convinced you to at least try Canva, click here to sign up for the free version 🙂