Today I want to show you how to make a quick Halloween graphic using the graphic design tool Canva.
Canva is one of my every-day go-to tools when I am creating visuals. It’s so easy and quick to use with a multitude of layout options, fonts, images and illustrations to choose from. And best of all it’s free! If you want more advanced features, you do also have the option to upgrade for a small fee.
Whether you want a Twitter post or Facebook profile picture, you can create them quickly using Canva’s drag and drop editor. Select from a number of pre-set designs, or create something from scratch. You can also add elements such as custom icons, fonts, charts, and illustrations.
Here’s how to use it to create your own Halloween graphic
i. Sign up at canva.com. The sign-up process is quick and easy.
ii. Next click on “Create a design” and choose the platform for which you wish to create a visual, for example, blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. (or if you prefer you have the option to create customized dimensions). Your image will be automatically resized to fit the size dimensions of each platform.
iii. Click on the option you’ve chosen to select a template for your graphic. There are plenty to choose from. When you find one you like, click on it and it will automatically populate the blank screen for you to work with. You can change out the design at any time by clicking into another template.
iv. You can add your own images or choose from photos, graphics and even videos from the royalty-free library. Note that not all images are free, some are priced at $1 each. You can also upload your own images to use.
v. To add text, click on “Text” and simply drag and drop your heading, subheading and body text. You can also choose from some pre-designed fonts, most of which are free.
vii. When you’re happy with your design, you have the option to download it to your computer in jpeg, png, or pdf format, or share it from Canva straight to a social media platform, share a link for others to see the design or edit it if you wish.
That’s it. You’re all set to create customized graphics for your marketing.