Do you use graphics frequently? Do you need well-done illustrations, online presentations, and other multimedia material?
CANVA – a versatile graphic framework!
In its basic idea, Canva is a graphic design platform. It was launched in Sydney in 2012. Today, Canva is a service that gives you access to a huge library of online templates and images that you can adapt, change and save according to your ideas and needs.
Whether poster, flyer, postcard, or presentation. You can create a design as you like from the graphics provided, or use defaults.
The principle of Canva is elementary: using drag and drop, you can combine photos, graphic elements, fonts, and videos to create a complete work of art. The key feature behind it is the ease of use.
The whole thing is very beginner-friendly: first, you choose the format, i.e. whether you want to design an Instagram story, a Facebook post, or a website banner. Canva offers the appropriate dimensions for different channels as default settings. But you can also create designs based on your own dimensions.
After you are finished, you can save your design online or download it in numerous formats (some formats are restricted to the free version). This way, you can also make further adjustments in programs such as Microsoft Word or PowerPoint.
- Try to use templates and modify them: this process makes the creation much easier.
- It is a great tool if you create multimedia material to engage or impress your students.