Canva ~ A blogger's Life Saver

Canva: Amazingly Simple Graphic Design Software

As its tagline goes by, Canva lets you create wonderful graphics on a platform within minutes and..the best part? It’s free!
Okay… not every graphic is free, but most of them are.. and those who are not , well.. they are just $1..

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This is pretty awesome right?
As a blogger/ designer , we need graphics, templates and lots of visuals.. I used to struggle to find a platform where I could design my own stuffs… until I found canva!
I really love using canva. You have templates and layouts for everything; social media (Facebook, Instagram etc), newsletter, magazine , brochure, kindle cover, business card and the list goes on.
You can also create your designs as per custom dimensions and upload your own images.

Canva really comes in handy as it’s quick, so easy-friendly and simple to use!

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I would recommend Canva especially if you are a startup blogger 🙂
I have been using Canva since I started using WordPress and, I’ve had no complaints since then.

The reason why I wanted to dedicate a blog post to Canva as, it is indeed awesome!

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Awesome Tips & Hacks!

Hey there 🙂
It’s been a long time since I have blogged, so I have come up with some awesome tips & hacks for you all!

  • Gif are trendy on Facebook nowadays.

Why wait? Do it now to promote something about your company. It’s very simple to make a GIF.

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You can do it there: http://giphy.com/

  • You have a PDF to upload but it exceeds limit? Try smallpdf.com 

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It will compress your pdf and solve all your pdf problems as they say!

  • Have to do a presentation & time is limited?
    Go to View> Slide Master>

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And, write/insert anything  on only ONE slide. Then close the Slide Master. You’ll see that this will appear on every single slide. It saves you time & energy to copy paste!

Or,
Say, you need to insert pictures on every slide of your presentation, but you need to have the pictures inserted at the same place & position on each slide. Sure, you can do it manually, but there’s the risk of missing it here and there.
So how you do it?

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Again, go to View> Slide Master>
On one slide, insert a rectangle or draw lines to position where exactly you want your image to be. Close the Slide Master. Just drag & position your images within the box. All your images will be position in the same place on every slide!
Of course, remove the boxes after!

  • Use “Eyedropper” to get the exact color you want.

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  • Need to search images by specific sizes on Google?
    Google Images > Search Tools > Size 

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  • Did you know you can insert any pictures of any size on any layout you want on Canva?

Open Canva > Your custom dimensions > Elements > Grid > Drop your selected grid in your layout > Drag & drop your picture in the grid 

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The picture will fit in the entire layout, no matter what the size the picture is.

 

  • Need to replace an image in your word document? But, the image should take the same positions & size as the previous one? 

Double click on the image > Go to Format picture > Change picture> Browse & locate your image and bingo! It’s inserted in the same place as the previous image, at the same position & in the same size.

That’s it! Anyone not need help to understand those tips, feel free to comment! 🙂 

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