So what is Canva? Simply put, it's a free (for the most part) service that enables users to design eye-catching graphics that are specific to a certain platform. Whether you are designing a new header for your Twitter profile or looking to spruce up your content marketing on Pinterest, Canva makes the process easy — and actually quite enjoyable.
As someone who has been using Photoshop for 10+ years now, you would probably think a service like Canva is too... simple. It's actually somewhat the opposite. If anything, I find it to be extremely convenient.
The process is very straightforward. Sign up for Canva and then choose from any of the predefined templates they already have set up for you. Once you find a template you like, you can then play around with different layouts, fonts and backgrounds. Canva even allows you to import your own images, making for a flexible workflow.
Of course, if you'd rather use some of Canva's more advanced designs, they do offer the option. Most of the paid designs go for as little as $1, which isn't bad.
With auto-resizing text and a variety of design options to experiment with, Canva makes designing graphics a lot easier than having to open a dedicated image editing application, such as Photoshop or Pixelmator. This allows you to focus more on creating quality content and marketing it to your audience.
Sign up for Canva here.