In this Canva tutorial, I am going to share step by step process on how to create images for blog posts.
Now you will ask why? Well, do you own a blog and feel that the images you use are not expressive enough? Well, the answer to this shortcoming is to start designing your own blog images. But how do you get started? The answer is Canva.
Canva is a design tool that is easy to use and does not require a lot of learning. It is a cloud-based tool, and you do not necessarily need to have a degree in design. To help you design amazing images for your blog, in this article, we discuss a few basic steps and tricks to use Canva. So let’s get started.
Canva Tutorial Step By Step
To create Images for Blog Posts, you will first need to sign up with Canva, it’s free if you don’t already have an account. Once logged in, you can now follow these steps to create mesmerizing blog images with ease.
Step 1: Set up your canvas
Before you start designing, you need to first choose the size or the dimension of your image. This is very important, even from the SEO perspective. Canva lets you choose from various dimensions like
- Facebook video, post, cover
- Instagram post
- Your Story
- Youtube Thumbnail, Channel art
- Photo collage
- CD Cover, and so much more.
This will help you have an image that fits perfectly on your social media pages as well as blogs. In addition to this, you can also create a canvas with your custom dimensions.
Step 2: Select the template of your choice
Canva gives you the choice to create a design from scratch. But if you are not sure of what you are looking for, you can choose from the many templates and designs in their library and get inspired. Each of the designs is professionally created; they are all free of cost! Simply choose the style and aesthetic that resonate with your blog post.
Step 3: Pick a background
Canva offers a library of background images. But, if you have a free account, then you might not have a lot of options to choose from. Instead, you can upload images of your choice and use them as your background image from the ‘Uploads’ section on the sidebar.
Once you have uploaded the background image of your choice, drag and drop it on your canvas to use it, in addition to this, you can use filters, and different styles to enhance the look and style of your background image.
Step 4: Add your text
If you have chosen your canvas from the templates library, then it would have text holders. If you wish to use the same font, you can simply edit and enter the text you’d like. But if you wish to change the style, font, color, and size of the text, you can do so from the top bar.
In addition to this, you can also add text areas, and placeholders to design the layout of your canvas the way you want.
Step 5: Add elements to your design
To make your designs impactful, you can add overlays to your background. You can find what multiple designs, frames, icons, animations, and more from the ‘Elements’ section on the sidebar. Canva offers a library of elements for you to choose from. Simply drag and drop the elements you wish to use and add magic to your design.
Step 6: Download your design.
Even though Canva saves all your designs under ‘All your designs,’ you must download your design to use it in your blog. Canva gives you multiple formats like PNG (with transparent background), JPG, PDF, MP4, and GIF.
In addition to this, you can also directly publish your design on your Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Twitter, Slack, or get a shareable link.
Canva is quite easy to use and does not require a lot of learning. You can experiment with creating multiple designs and checking out the kind of elements that bring out professionalism or quirkiness based on the content of your blog.
Once you start using this platform, you will be able to design images easily that will save you a lot of time and effort. So get started with Canva and visit their official website today!