Remote working has been one of the irreversible trends in the past, and now the complex situation of the world makes it mandatory for everyone to have remote working skills.
Fortunately for everyone, developers worldwide have created amazing remote working tools, especially those that help with graphic design videos and work-related graphics without the need for resource-intensive software installed on your computer.
Currently, there are about 10 such famous tools in the world, but within this article, let’s take a look at a fairly famous tool that can be said to be ranked at the top from the country of kangaroos: Canva.
What is Canva?
Canva is a website graphic design tool founded in 2012. Canva uses a drag-and-drop format and provides access to over a million photos, graphics, and fonts.
Non-designers, as well as professionals, use it. The tools can be used for both web and graphic and print media design.
The company was founded on 1 January 2012 in Sydney, Australia, by Melanie Perkins. She previously founded Fusion Books, the largest yearbook publisher. In its first year, Canva had more than 750,000 users.
Tech and social media expert Guy Kawasaki joined the company as a lead evangelist in April 2014. In 2015, Canva for Work was launched, giving businesses a productive tool. Export marketing materials.
In the 2016-17 financial year, revenue increased from AU$6.8 million to AU$23.5 million, with a loss of $3.3 million. In 2017, the company was profitable and had 294,000 paying customers.
As of 2018, the company has 200 employees with offices in both Australia and San Francisco.
In January 2018, Perkins announced the company had raised $40 million using Sequoia Capital, Blackbird Ventures, and Felicis, and it was valued at $1 billion.
In June 2018, Canva announced it would be partnering with Dropbox to integrate its designs and images into the platform.
View Canva’s archive history:
The domain appeared in 2004 until 2012 Canva was established, with more than 12,000 archives from 2004 to 2021, which is a large number that proves how users on the internet love Canva.
Is Canva really that good?
What makes Canva Pro stand out from other online design services? Does it have flaws? And what are the special features of Canva?
From my experience, I can tell you that Canva (Pro) has helped me a lot. I can use design images from Canva for blogs, logos, social networks, PDFs, Ebooks… and many more purposes.
Advantages of Canva
Easy to use
Fast, beautiful, simple graphic design. These are 3 words that I can describe Cava. For me, Canva is the easiest to use design tool ever.
This comes from a user interface that is extremely intuitive, clear, and easy to manage. I can collaborate with my team, access old designs, and manage and organize designs by categories of my choice.
Sequence on the design interface provides a quick overview, making it easy for users to start designing right away.
As I said, Canva can do all the designs that are trending, from business cards, logos to slideshows, reports, charts, etc.
If you design for different clients/purposes, you can create a separate folder for each client/purpose for easy organization and quick access when editing is needed.
In addition, Canva is also a design collaboration application. So you can join the design with my team.
Available graphic design templates are rich and diverse
Canva is a library of graphics with hundreds of thousands of icons, shapes… available.
Canva announced that up to now, Canva.com’s database has more than 1.5 million images that you can use for free (with a Canva Pro account, you can fully access it).
Design collaboration with the team
A team can collaborate on a design with a Canva Pro account. You can design another object with another software, like Adobe, then upload it to Canva for another friend of yours to complete. The whole process went smoothly; I didn’t have any speed problems.
This feature has saved my team a lot of time.
You can publish the design to another website.
Canva allows you to publish your designs to social networking sites like Instagram, Facebook, Dropbox, Giphy, Youtube, WordPress, etc.
This integration is great because it saves you a lot of time to publish content simultaneously to different social media platforms.
Cons of Canva Pro account
Searching is not really convenient.
You can quickly search for multiple images, but it’s not easy to find the one I need. Because Canva lacks specific filters, you’ll only see a list of results; scroll down to see them all in turn, then select the image I need.
Not good support for uploaded design images
Canva handles existing images well. But slow processing of design images uploaded from a computer. And some uploaded images have limited editing features, such as not being able to crop, flip, color correct, etc.
Video in graphic design is not supported yet.
Video is the inevitable trend. According to Cisco statistics, by 2022, the video will account for 82% of all internet traffic.
Unfortunately, Canva does not support video processing. Most recently, Can only support GIF images.
Canva Pro or Canva Enterprise subscription fees
What is Canva Pro?
Canva Pro is a premium online design service package from Canva.com. Canva Pro has many outstanding features, including adding hundreds of Gigabytes of cloud storage space and giving access to more than 400,000 images and ready-made designs ready to customize to create a design just for you.
Canva Pro is suitable for many audiences, from bloggers, individuals, marketers, teachers, students, professional designers, and even photographers.
If you are a first-time user, I can say more; clearly, Canva is an online graphic design tool that allows you to design images, edit existing images, create charts… and many other functions based on the huge library of design images available. You can access it with a browser (or install an app on your phone).
The available design patterns are very clearly classified (I find it really clear, the interface is not confusing but, on the contrary, very easy to see. And especially supports your language completely).
Available design categories are divided into categories: designs for social networks (Facebook, Twitter,…), ppt slideshows, flyers, posters, cards (name card, visiting card), illustrations, headers, magazine covers, books, certificates, resumes, CVs, CD covers, brochures, postcards. This list is continuing to get longer and more specific.
This categorization is based on usage, so Canva saves me a lot of time.
If you want to use Canva Pro for teaching and illustrating, select the Education section.
Professional graphic design with a Canva Pro account
Unless you’re a professional designer or working in a design agency, Canva Pro doesn’t match. Other than that, Canva Pro can help you solve all problems related to images and graphics.
How to Use Canva (and Canva Pro)
Signing up for Canva is also extremely simple, fill in your email, enter your password and then click the signup button. Accomplished. You can already start using Canva.
If you want to use unlimited, you can upgrade to the Canva Pro plan. Payment is made via a Visa/MasterCard in the upgrade section. Canva has supported the Vietnamese market, so payment has become fast and convenient.
Step 1: Sign up
Go to Canva.com and sign up using Facebook, Google, or Email.
You have to open the email, click on the link Canva sent to you to verify your email, and complete the account creation.
Step 2: Log in to your account
This is the screen you will see after logging into my account:
Sign in to your Canva account for the first time (Free, Pro) – you are asked to choose a design field that is relevant to my work
Choose the right design from the start, type your search keyword and the search box, and then press Enter.
Step 3: Create your first design
Choose your design intent by entering keywords in the search box.
As you type, Canva will suggest based on your search terms. Select the most appropriate suggestion from the drop-down list. Then, the designer will open in a new window.
Choose from any of the available designs. Once you choose, the design is automatically added to the canvas.
Perfect your design with built-in design tools.
You can select, delete, or edit all individual objects. If the existing design is packaged, right-click and select Ungroup to edit each object separately.
Tweak the template as much as you want. Add elements, images, graphics, text, backgrounds, upload images, add emojis, and many more graphic objects.
Step 4: Finalize the design by Publishing or Downloading
Once you’ve finished designing, you can download my design or publish it.
Simply hit the Download button.
You can post my designs on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, website. At this point, you click the arrow, select Publish to Facebook (this may vary depending on how you signed up).
You will be asked to link the social account or website you want to post the image.
This is a convenient feature for those who use social networks a lot. For example, you can connect my social media accounts to Canva and post images directly to posts instead of downloading and then uploading.
Step 5: Repeat
Repeat the new design with the above 4 steps. So here you have seen Canva is really simple, right?
Should I use Canva for graphic design?
When you need to use many beautiful graphic design templates quickly, Canva will be a tool to meet your needs and save a lot of money.
Canva is a simple, multi-faceted design tool. If you are not too demanding, then with a Canva Pro account, you can completely design a unique design of your own.
How to use basic canvas?
Design photos online without installing software with Canva
Nowadays, design is an essential skill for many professions. Understanding that need, Canva was born and turned into a handy online graphic design tool with full functionality like other offline design software.
Canva makes it easy to create brochures, invitations, event banners, etc., by providing a wide variety of templates for different purposes and allowing you to design and customize a template of your own.
Some typical templates available on Canva are logos, posts on social networking platforms (Facebook, Insta, Twitter), presentations, invitations, brochures, etc. After registering an account and logging in, you will immediately see those templates appear on my “Home” screen.
Instructions for using the Canva template template
On “Home,” you will see my designs so far, designs shared with you, and “Trash” to delete designs you no longer need.
And as mentioned above, you may find the built-in templates very useful to create new designs for me.
Here, I will guide you through the steps to create a new design based on the existing Canva templates.
For a more intuitive guide, I will choose a specific template, which is a presentation slide – a very familiar design to not only students but also those who have graduated from school and gone to work.
Step 1: Determine the template you want to use. The templates in Canva are organized by topic, so it’s easy to locate the template I need.
I selected the “Analyzing historical context” template in the “Presentation” section and selected it.
The design screen will open. You can see that the main design screen is placed in the middle, on the left are the slides in the template, and on the outside is the toolbar for design purposes.
Step 2: Once you’ve opened the template, you can start customizing your design. You can perform actions such as changing the color, font, font size, adding existing images, audio, and video, or uploading them from your computer thanks to the toolbar located on the leftmost of the design.
Step 3: Once you’ve completed the design, download it by clicking the download icon next to the “Share” section on the top right of the screen.
Guide you to create your own template with Canva
For those of you who are a bit more creative, creating your own template is very useful. There is no denying that a personalized template will highlight your ego and personal imprint.
In addition, when you have a set of templates for me, finding and customizing templates for each use will not take too much of your time.
Here, I will show you how to create your own template with the online photo design app Canva.
Step 1: Before creating my template from an existing design, you need a folder to store it. Move back to “Home” and select “All your folders” in the left corner of the screen, then create a new folder by clicking the command in the upper right corner, entering a name for the folder, and selecting the mode share. The folder name can be set as you like, but I encourage you to be specific and easy to understand to make it easier to find and use later.
Step 2: Select the design you want to use in “Home,” then drag and drop it into the folder on the left side of the screen. You can then redo the edits and deletes needed to create a unique design of mine.
You can rename the design in the blue bar above the design screen. Once you’ve finished my design, you can download it or store it in a Ready-made Folder so you can find it again and use it later when you need it.
Create a copy of an existing design in Canva
If you just need a copy of an existing design and don’t want to create a new template, you can do so quickly from the home screen.
You select the design that I want to duplicate, then hover over the thumbnail until you see an ellipsis.
When you click on that ellipsis, a list of commands will drop down with the command “Make a copy.” Just select that command, and Canva will make you a copy of the template you need without opening the desktop of that template.
Above I just showed you a few tips for working with existing templates – a handy feature that makes Canva an increasingly popular graphic design software. I hope you apply the above tips successfully and create the best designs.
Instructions for designing online ads using Canva
Referring to graphic design, people will immediately think of Adobe’s cult toolset, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Lightroom, …
These are professional software for designers, but it takes a lot of time to design proficiently on that software. The process of installing them is also very time-consuming.
Therefore, online photo editing websites like Canva have become more popular because of their simplicity, convenience and still meet users’ needs.
Canva can help you design invitations, slides, logos, and more. However, in the framework of today’s article, I will only show you how to design online ads using Canva.
Step 1: Sign up for a Canva account
You access the Canva website link: https://www.canva.com/. The Canva interface will appear as shown below.
Instructions for designing online ads with Canva
If you already have an account on Canva, just log in. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for a new Canva account for free.
There are three ways to register an account: sign up with Google, sign up with Facebook and sign up by email. You are free to choose which option is most appropriate and easiest for me.
After successfully registering a new account, you will see the interface of Canva appear as follows.
You can see a wide range of available templates for different themes provided by Canva on the homepage. Of course, you can always use those templates to manipulate and customize your designs.
In addition, when you first register for an account, you will not be given the design size but have to adjust it yourself.
Click “Create Design” and then select “Custom Size” to enter the width, height, and measurement units you want and then click “Create New Design” or press the Enter key on your keyboard.
This is the interface to use for your design. You can see an artboard in the middle of the screen, which is the part for you to design.
On the far left is a column of tools to help you manipulate the artboard. Finally, in between the artboard and the toolbar is the content bar for selecting and assembling into the work.
Tools on the toolbar include:
- Templates: You can find sample templates in this section, including invitations, logos, flyers, posters, slogans, presentation slides, and more. You can find design inspiration from these templates, or you can directly modify an existing template.
- Uploads: You can upload photos, videos, and audio that are already on your computer from this section.
- Photos, music, videos: The available photos, music, and videos provided by Canva are organized by many different topics. You can select a topic by clicking on the topic name or entering the topic you want to find in the search bar above.
- Composition: Objects contribute to the richness of your design, such as lines, grids, different shapes, symbols, etc.
- Text: In Canva, you do not enter text directly on the artboard but enter text using this feature. When you click on the type of text you want to add to the design, a rectangular box will appear, allowing you to enter the text you want. There are also stylized text styles available at your disposal.
- Style: This is a handy feature to help you define your brand.
- Background: Different background styles for you to apply to your design.
- Folder: Where your designs are stored.
Step 4: Choose a layout.
Go to the “Components” tab and choose the layout for the design in the “Grid” section. There are many different types of layouts, so to optimize the design process, you should try drawing the design first, making the layout on paper first, and then choosing the layout on Canva for a quick look.
After choosing the layout I want, you just need to click on it, and it will be automatically added to the artboard like this.
Step 5: Customize the design.
This is where you add components to make my designs as vivid and intuitive as possible. For a free account, when choosing images and additional elements, please pay attention to see if next to the element it says “Free.”
As for the Canva Pro account, all of Canva’s huge component store is in your hands, and you can use it freely without any fear.
If you want to insert text content, select the “Text” tab and add the necessary parts such as title, subheading, other content. You can adjust the font, font size, font style, move the text to position, and drag and drop them to reach the right size.
For some of you who already have the fonts I want to use, but Canva doesn’t provide them, don’t worry; you just need to upload those fonts on my machine and use them as usual.
Step 6: Download the design.
Once you’ve completed my design, you can give it a name by entering a name in the box in the top blue menu bar. You can also choose a sharing mode such as sharing with a workgroup, only for the owner to see or turning on the sharing link.
If you want to download, select “Download,” choose the format and size of the design that you want, and press “Download” or press Enter on your keyboard. Canva’s default format is PNG, but you can also choose another format to your liking.
Thus, I have just shown you how to create an online advertisement with Canva without downloading Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc. The graphic design tools provided by Canva are not inferior to that of any software. Other professional design software so you can use them with confidence.
Create Professional Online CV With Canva Design App
CV or resume or resume is always a significant factor for workers when applying for a job because employers will often rely on CVs to assess candidates’ preliminary assessment. So how to have a CV that stands out to help you catch the eyes of employers?
Canva online graphic design software will help you do this. In this article, I will show you how to use Canva’s built-in template to create a CV and how to create my own CV from scratch.
After logging in to Canva, you can see many Canva ready-made templates right on the homepage. Click on the arrow to find the template named “Resume.”
Create Professional Online CV With Canva Design App
After clicking to select the template, a working screen will appear for you. Looking to the right, you will see a range of resume templates from simple to complex, suggested by Canva. Here I have chosen a simple but equally impressive resume template. Of course, you can completely choose other resume templates depending on your interests and the nature of the position you are applying for.
You can then directly edit this CV into my CV.
- Color: You can change the color by clicking on the color element you want to change and looking at the toolbar located just above the artboard. You will see a small colored square. Just click on that square you can optionally change the available color to the color I want.
- CV photo: You go to “Upload content,” download my photo from your computer, and drag and drop it into the picture frame to replace the existing image.
- CV Content: Select the cells you want to change and then type new content.
Once you have completed your CV, give it a name and press the “Download” button at the top right to download it to your computer.
Create a CV from a blank page:
What if you don’t like using the available templates but want to create a CV with a personal touch? Canva can help you do that, too. Through a few straightforward steps, you will have a unique CV of my own.
Step 1: Open new design page
The first thing to do is determine the size of your artboard. Go to the homepage, select “Create Design,” and go to “Custom Size” to set the size for my CV. The usual size of a CV is 8.5 x 11 inches.
After resizing is complete, press Enter or click “Create a new design.” The working screen will appear as follows.
The white page is your artboard.
Step 2: Perform the necessary operations to create a CV
You can completely design my CV on a white artboard, or if you want your CV to be more vivid, you can change the background color. Click on the artboard; you will see a colorful square appear in the white toolbar above.
Click on it, and you will see a list of available colors. So now you just need to choose the color that I love. Or, if Canva’s available color set doesn’t have the color you want, you can click on another color palette to search for the ones that I’m more familiar with.
Next, go to the “Components” section to find the layout, lines, images, and shapes you want to use to make your CV stand out. Notice if the ingredient I choose is labeled free as only Canva Pro members can access all Canva content.
For text content in Canva, go to the “Text” field to enter. There are 3 types of text: “Title,” “Subheading,” and “Content text,” please base on what I’m doing to choose the appropriate text style. In addition, you can optionally change the font, font size, zoom in and out of the crossword, and align the crossword to fit the layout of the page.
In case Canva doesn’t provide the font you want, you can upload it from your computer.
Now you just need to fill in the necessary parts of your CV into the artboard. There is a little trick that you can go to the elements section and select a grid or line to make it easier to divide the page; after you’re done, you can delete it—list sections like education, work experience, achievements, and awards, etc. Be sure to match the font and font size of the sections.
For the mastery skills section, you can go to the “Components” section and use lines to represent or represent them with stars, which is also a popular option.
Once you’ve finished my design, you should group the items so you can easily move and arrange the items. Drag the mouse over the elements you want to group until the elements appear with a blue brick border.
You will see a “Group” command in the upper toolbar. At this point, you just need to click on that command; the operation will be completed. Finally, after checking the elements on the work page, you can download your CV as instructed in part 1 above.
So I’ve just given you a quick guide to creating a CV in two ways: using Canva’s template and creating a CV from scratch. Hopefully, the above guidelines will help you create a satisfactory CV and stand out in the eyes of employers.
Flyer design using Canva photo editing software
Canva is an online graphic design website suitable for those who are limited in time, have little design experience but still want to create beautiful design products themselves without outsourcing.
By providing ready-made templates for a variety of design themes, Canva has proven its usefulness to users. Today’s article will show you how to create a Flyer with Canva the easiest way.
Step 1: Choose the appropriate template
If you don’t have a Canva account, you can sign up for a new one for free at https://www.canva.com. There are three registration options for you: sign up via google, sign up via Facebook and sign up via email.
If you already have an account, just log in as usual. After logging in, you will see the “Home” section appear as follows.
You can see a variety of available templates displayed on the home screen. You just need to search for the template that I want, which is the “ Leaflet” template.
Or you can also enter the template that I want to find in the “Search designs, templates, and more” box. For example, just enter the keyword “Flier,” Canva will ask more about the event you want to target, saving you a lot of time.
After clicking on the “Flier” template, Canva will take you to the design page. In the middle is your artboard; on the left are flyer templates corresponding to different event themes for you to choose from. If you entered a design in the search section of the homepage, Canva would take you straight to that design without having to search for the template anymore.
Step 2: Identify the event theme
When you start designing a flyer, you need to know the theme I am designing for the event because that event theme will influence your design.
This article will assume that I am designing a Flyer for a Christmas party at the University. And the template I choose has the following form.
Step 3: Add the text content in Flyer
Once you’ve chosen a template you like, you can start changing the default information in the template to the event information I do. Don’t forget the event name, date, venue, and a prominent slogan to call people to attend the event.
To change the existing text, click on the parts I want to change. Then, when I see a blue box that I have selected, I delete the old information and replace it with my new information.
Also, change the font, font color, font size, and text layout to your liking to make the Flyer stand out more.
Step 4: Change the color accordingly
Once you’ve finished with the necessary text, you can edit the look elements for my Flyer. To apply changes to an element, simply click on the element. In the upper white toolbar, you will see a colored box, the commands “Crop” and “Flip.”
You can change the colors, crop the image, flip the image, and even edit the effects (but Flyer is for printing, so I’ll skip editing the effects).
For example, in the image below, I flipped the colorful dot combination downward and adjusted the position of Santa Claus.
Small note: Choosing colors that are harmonious and consistent with the design is important when making flyers. How to make your flyer stand out and get people interested in your event? A color is an essential tool. So, please pay attention to a few tips below to be able to edit the colors accordingly:
- Do not insert too many colors into the design. You should only choose 1 or 2 main colors that match the event’s theme and then add 1 more color to make the design not too monotonous.
- Notice the color rules on the color wheel for color schemes. For example, do you want a monochromatic color scheme, a triad complementing color scheme, a contrasting color scheme, or an alternating color? That is up to your preference.
- The color of the design elements must be similar to the color of the text. The color of important information should be highlighted in the flyer to make it easy for viewers to grasp.
Step 5: Move, add, remove components.
You can also move existing elements, add and remove other elements as you like. Just go to “Components” on the left sidebar, select the ingredients that I want to add, or search directly in the search bar.
Or, if you want to delete an existing element on the template, just select it and press the Delete key on the keyboard like deleting normal text.
As you can see in the design above, I dragged the block of colorful beads below the design, and above I added two ribbons.
Step 6: Download/print the design
Once you’ve finished designing the Flyer, you can download the file to print. Select the down arrow in the upper right corner of the work screen, select the format you want to save to (usually for print files, Canva will suggest saving as a printed PDF), and select “Download.”
In addition, Canva also offers direct printing services. You choose the command “Print leaflet” right next to the download button. Canva will offer options regarding size, paper type, lamination type, printing quantity, and printing price.
After a few preliminary inspections prompts, Canva will ask for the address and contact person to ship the item directly to you. Too convenient, right?
Graphic design tutorial with Canva Pro account
If you are running an online business, have a fan page, or simply want my Facebook to stand out from the crowd, you probably already know what Canva is, right?
This is a high-speed and simple online graphic design tool. You just need to choose a template, drag, and drop, then change a little about the color, icon, font size to have a unique design. This whole operation takes less than ten or ten minutes.
If you haven’t used a Canva Pro account for work, then this article is for you. Everything about Canva and Canva Pro.
Why is graphic design important?
Images are increasingly becoming important content in every nook and cranny of online and offline activities.
You can see visual content everywhere from business cards, banners, email templates, postcards, and logos (designing an online logo with a Canva Pro account is very simple, I tried ???? ). And 99% of online sellers need good images.
On the other hand, as social networks become more and more open, visual images play an increasingly important role in conveying messages. A picture is worth a thousand words.
According to one statistic, up to 80% of marketers use images in communication and advertising campaigns, and over 30% of them agree that images are the most important content of the campaign. If you still do not believe, I would like to give an example, advertising of Durex. ????
The role of images in communication and advertising
Because images attract attention and help target customers stay longer. A study found that an article with visual instructions increases the reader’s attention by 3 times compared to just the text.
Another study showed that humans could remember up to 2000 different images with 90% accuracy. This explains why every time a company changes its logo, it costs a lot of money. (With Canva Pro, you can design logos online easily.) And I see a Mindmap is also a thinking tool based on similar scientific studies on visual images.
Canva Pro helps me solve all those problems quickly. Although it is impossible to create a one-of-a-kind design, the uniqueness is not inferior to anyone???? You rarely see a design from Canva Pro that overlaps if the designer has changed the image, background color, font, color. Is it possible to have the same icon if there is an icon?
This article is based on a Canva Pro account.
A basic comparison of Canva Pro account or Designbold account?
Designbold and Canva are two of the best online design tools available today. Easily realize the user’s graphic ideas quickly and easily.
Many of you ask me between the Canva account and the DesignBold account, which one to choose? This article will answer that question.
When I was just starting to learn how to use graphics to illustrate articles, I saw many websites recommending Canva because of its many easy-to-use features.
So far, I still find the advantage of Canva is that it is fast and convenient, making it easy for users to create professionally designed products (and with a little patience, there will be “no touch” products. row”).
With Canva, little skill and experience are not a problem, and you can still create beautifully designed products even as an amateur.
This online design tool has many templates for users to choose from. With Canva, little skill and experience are not a problem, and you can still create beautifully designed products even as an amateur.
Canva’s drag-and-drop interface gives you access to thousands of available templates and layouts. You can find many beautiful and shimmering designs designed for each use, like designs for presentations, infographics, posters, flyers, cards, etc.
Moreover, any available designs allow me to customize, add or remove, etc., to suit my purpose and taste best. Plus, you can create logos and banners and design a presentation with charts, diagrams, and other multimedia features.
Canva account has many filters and advanced photo editing tools available
With a Canva Pro account, you get unlimited access to a library of over a million images, icons, and shapes to unleash your creativity. In addition, you can also upload your own images from your computer or phone to ensure the uniqueness of your design products.
Canva’s photo editor comes with built-in filters and advanced editing tools that help you remove fonts, crop images, or manipulate images.
Finally, Canva owns a font stock with a lot of different designs and styles. If you are confused or don’t know how to choose, type in the search box. Canva is smart enough to produce pre-made results that match the intent you’re looking for.
Canva has an extensive library of templates and design fonts.
Designbold is quite similar in many ways to Canva
Designbold is a tool that is similar in many ways to Canva and is an online design platform. If you’ve worked on Canva before, you’ll soon adapt to the interface and usage of Designbold.
However, Designbold is not quite the same as Canva. The advantage of Designbold is that the template library is more diverse than Canva’s and the customization capabilities are also richer and more detailed. In addition, Designbold regularly updates new templates, enriching the existing template library.
Designbold regularly updates new templates,
Designbold has overtaken Canva in the templates competition by providing more choices for users; paid images are also more affordable than Canva.
Like Canva, Designbold offers a wide variety of pre-made fonts and also allows you to upload your own fonts to create a unique identity for the design product.
Integration and collaboration capabilities
Canva allows you to share designs online, give editing permission to shared people for design collaboration purposes, helping you to work on team projects efficiently. Also, this is a great way for you to present my designs to your colleagues, get feedback and feedback on my products during the design process.
As an online design tool, Canva will store your product and design history, making it easy to design and edit products whenever you want.
Designbold account product sharing and design collaboration are even easier and more comfortable than Canva. Here, you can share graphic products for design groups with an unlimited number of members.
If you’re a team admin, you have full control over all design, images, fonts, and vectors. The Designbold account also allows you to create an avatar of yourself on the design.
Like Canva, the premium Designbold account offers twice as much storage for design products in the cloud as Canva, a feature that is quite similar to Adobe CC.
Compare Canva and Designbold based on similarity criteria
Since both websites provide an online design platform with quite similar features, I think that can be used as a basis for comparison.
In addition to the free tools, there are many features on the Designbold and Canva accounts that are only available with a paid subscription.
However, with a free account, you can completely design unique and beautiful products.
DesignBold has a very similar interface to Canva
Canva offers 3 service plans: Free, Pro and Enterprise. With a free Canva account, you can use:
- 8000 designs are available with the ability to customize to your liking.
- Support design by many themes. Thousands of designs are available right out of the box, designed specifically for social media posts on Facebook, Instagram… or templates for invitations, letters, PPT presentations, posters, flyers, cards, book covers, etc.
- Access the photo library to choose and use free or paid images.
- Upload my images or use images from Unsplash, Pixabay, Pexels, Shutterstock, or any other image source.
- Edit photos to your liking with a suite of versatile photo editing tools.
- Provides icons, vectors, graphics, and design support frames.
- Align the size of design objects.
Advantages of Canva
- Export Canva designs to PDF, JPG, or PNG files.
- Group sharing and collaboration mode; grant access and edit rights to members inside/outside the group.
- Free cloud storage with 1GB capacity.
- Secure with authentication code authentication requirements (2-factor security)
- Transparent background interface.
- Designbold offers you two service packages, Free and Pro. With a free Designbold account, you can:
- Access over 10,000 templates and layouts (more than in Canva).
- Support the design of products in all areas similar to Canva: multimedia posts, invitations, letters, PPT presentations, posters, flyers, cards, book covers, etc.
- More image library than Canva with 300 000 free images, around 40 million premium images at a cost and price so competitive that you will be hard-pressed to find a better option.
- Allows uploading private images.
- A photo editor is similar to Canva with advanced professional editing tools.
- Rich design resources from fonts, layouts to tools to design wallpapers, icons, vectors,
Advantages of Designbold account
- Supports exporting files in PNG, JPG, and PDF formats.
- Support sharing and linking features, group management.
- Upload images and vectors up to 2MB.
- Up to 5 design folders can be created.
- Up to 5 additional fonts can be uploaded.
- Offers free cloud storage up to 2GB.
- Transparent interface.
It seems that the Designbold account stands out over the Canva account because of the variety of design resources. In addition, most of the online reviews agree that Designbold is a perfect and user-friendly application that meets all user criteria in product design.
However, Canva’s popularity and being born two years before Designbold is also an advantage. Because the design resources are inferior to Designbold, Canva users still don’t have any reason to change to another design platform, as Canva still meets their needs.
Canva has a steady stream of clients, Designbold is proving my position more and more by diversifying design resources, as well as enticing potential clients with more design requirements.
However, with my inherent advantages, Canva can still maintain the throne in the online design field if I know how to review, update trends, and diversify my design library.
How to use Canva to design blog graphics
First, go to the Canva.com homepage and log in with one of three accounts: Google, Facebook, or Apple. After the Canva homepage appears, type Blog Graphic in the search bar:
If set to English, you will see graphic blog suggestions appear, and if you set your language, you will see graphic suggestions on the blog appear. After clicking Graphics on the blog, hundreds of graphic templates on the blog will appear for you to choose from:
Depending on the blog post topic, you can choose a suitable design template and then add adjustments to suit your article better. Come on! Now I will make a cover for this article! Because of the design and technology direction, I will choose slightly dark backgrounds and details related to the design a bit.
After browsing through hundreds of templates, I found a graphic blog that, although not my favorite color, but the overall design is quite good. After choosing the template you like, click on it to go to the editing homepage as below:
Because I am not very satisfied with the color, I will adjust the background color first; in my opinion, editing the background color also makes it easier for us to shape the main title. To edit the color, you immediately click on the cell to be adjusted; a color box will appear on the left side of the interface, click on that box, and you will see a color palette to customize as shown below:
I will choose blue as the main color to link with the topic of today’s Canva article:
However, this is a template that requires a premium account to choose another template.
Once you’ve chosen the color you like, you can adjust the title by clicking on it; a toolbar of font size, color, and other formats will appear just above the design:
Once you’ve satisfied the title, you can add some information about my website and send the message on this graphic design:
After completing the main titles and subheadings, you can remove the unnecessary information in the graphic template, then add some details such as icons or images to make it more vivid!
To insert the icon you want, simply tap the icon or drag it to the position you want in your design.
After adding the icon to the design, I noticed that the graphic has become lively and quite attractive. Once you are satisfied with the design, you just need to rename the design and download it!
After renaming, click the Download button next to it, the interface will appear as follows:
Here you can choose the type of file you want to download, from PNG, JPG, to PDF, SVG, etc. In my opinion, the PNG version, as suggested, is the best quality; when posting on social networking sites or my blog, the color and the quality have not changed much.
In the Downloads section, you can also choose double or half the size if you’re using Canva Pro (Canva Free won’t have this). I think this option will be essential for those who want to print graphics in large format!
After you have completed the selections for the download, you click the download button, and it only takes 10 seconds to have a beautiful design for your blog already on your computer.
You see how simple it is, right? With just an Internet connection and a few mouse clicks, you have a beautiful design but are extremely economical without the need for heavy software or expensive courses. If the design tools in Canva have satisfied you, don’t hesitate to use them right away.
So here you have a good understanding of Canva from the formation to the level of use and basic usage of this tool, and the practical experience will help you have a more objective view of the work this tool from there chooses for yourself one of the paid or free packages that suit your own use needs.
Wish you always find the tools to help you optimize your work performance for the best results.