The Design Lab: Canva

The Design Lab: Canva

Starting a design career can be expensive. With Canva, professional tools and education is available at a low, low, price of free.

The creative industry is full of opportunities. Many have found success in graphic design and it has inspired others to do the same.  For the average joe, legally pursuing the field meant spending a lot for expensive and complicated software. For the makers behind Canva, access to education and tools should be what the best things in this world are: free.

Canva is an online-based software that helps people make designs for both web and print with just a few clicks and drags. All it requires is a stable internet connection! It gives you everything you need for your designs — hundreds of fonts, high-quality images, custom layouts, all for free without sacrificing design quality! What’s more, they offer free design tutorials and guides for everyone, through their Design School section.

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Let’s say you’re running out of ideas on how to start with your birthday party invitation. Canva has tons of custom-made layouts where you can just edit the text, images and colors depending on your own preferences. Sounds too good to be true? You bet! But the fun doesn’t end there: you can edit photos through preset filters or, if you’re willing to dive in, use more advanced photo editing tweaks like brightness, contrast, saturation, tint, and blur just to name a few. Now your only problem is which among your friends you would invite!

For people who are too frustrated with going back and forth checking emails from clients, family, friends or coworkers, Canva lets you collaborate with anyone making the design process easier for you by sharing your designs online. Rival solutions offer a more robust experience but with the twist of paying a monthly or yearly fee, eating up a considerable portion of your savings if you don’t earn a lot of money. Of course, there is the option of illegally downloading software, but since Canva is so good, you’ll be forgiven if you decide to pay for their premium service because they give away so much for virtually nothing.

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With Canva, anyone can become creative without breaking the bank. Log into www.canva.com now and experience great tools without any compromises.


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