Before Canva came along, you had to invest in some pretty serious software (and have some pretty serious skills) to create even simple graphics.
But with its 60,000 templates and nearly unlimited ways to customize them, Canva has democratized design. With this easy-to-use app, you can master logos, posters, and invitations in minutes, not months.
Once you pick a design, say, a presentation blueprint, business card, résumé, or anything for social media, Canva will graciously walk you through the creation process. A single tap on an element—a piece of text, for example—offers the option to resize, change the font, or experiment with spacing.
If your design includes photos, Canva comes with easy-to-use editing tools and filters to help make your images pop. (If you don’t have the perfect shot in Photos, just dig through Canva’s vast library of stock art.) And don’t worry about making a mistake: The small arrows at the top of the screen allow you to undo or redo any changes, one step at a time.
Another cool trick: If you’ve created a poster or anything that will exist in the physical world, view your design to scale in augmented reality (AR). Point your device’s camera at a flat surface and Canva will show you how your work will look IRL.
Once you’re satisfied with your creation, tap the Share button in the upper right corner and pick one of three file types: a PNG for social media, a hi-res PDF for printing, or a slightly modified PDF for viewing onscreen.
Another cool trick: If you’ve created a poster or anything that will exist in the physical world, you can view your design to scale in AR. Point your device’s camera at a flat surface and Canva will show you how your work will look IRL.
If you find yourself taken with the ease of Canva, consider the Images Pro subscription to gain unlimited access to millions of unique photos. To check it out, start with a 30-day free trial.