Create beautiful images and graphics in minutes with Canva

Canva screenshot

Visual content has always reigned supreme. Including nice images and graphics in your articles is always a plus. However, what do you do when you do not take pictures yourself or have no designing skills? You use a tool like Canva.

Canva is free and lets you create all sorts of things, including presentations, posters, documents, cards, photocollages, business cards, invitations, and Facebook banners / ads. To get started, all you have to do is sign up for an account.

Once logged into your dashboard, choose the design, then select the layout, text, and background. Everything is fully customizable (e.g., colors, font, font size). Items can be moved around and deleted at will, and you can include your own pictures.

When you are done, share your masterpiece on Facebook or Twitter, or click the “Link & Publish” button to save it to your computer.

Overall, Canva is super easy to use. Let me show you:

Canva demo

Looking for examples of what you can do? Here are a few images I created for this blog:

Social media in numbers (March 2014)

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More examples:

  • The banner for my Facebook Page:

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– A digital card:

Cendrine Marrouat

To start using Canva, visit


  1. says

    I’m with you on this on Cendrine! It took me a little while to get used to the interface but now I’m totally hooked on using Canva. It has a way of bringing out our creativity that I’ve never seen before with any other tool. Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Robert Dodson says

    Great article and tool. One tiny nit, doesn’t work in IE 11. Other than that, love how easy all comes together.

  3. says

    Thank you for sharing insights about this tool. It is indeed a very useful tool for social media professionals and bloggers and for for anyone with no skills in photoshop. A+

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