Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used which means if you purchase via my link I receive a small commission at no additional cost to you! I only recommend products that I love! All opinions remain my own.You can read my full disclosure here
How To Use Canva To Create Visual Images For Blogs, Pins and Social Media Images? Canva is my most favourite app when it comes to creating visual images. I use Canva to create all my blog images and pins since the first day I build this blog.
I am sure many of you are already familiar with Canva. This free app helps you to create almost any type of visual images that you can think of. You don’t have to be a designer to create beautiful visual images to attract your audience. If you don’t want to download the app, then just head on the Canva site, create a free account and you can start creating beautiful images.
Tutorial: How To Use Canva To Create Visual Images
In one of my post, 9 Tricks To Increase Blog Post Share, I did mention that creating a pinnable image is very important. I find that using the Canva mobile app is so much more convenient for me. I can create my visual images no matter where I am at and save it to my gallery for future use.
After you have installed and login to the Canva app, you will be welcome to a home screen that looks something like below. For this tutorial, I will show you how I create visual images for my blog post.
Canva has about 60,000 ready templates that you can use to create your visual images. I usually use a blank template to start, so that I can get more creative and make my pins look more original.
Even though I am creating a blog image, I would usually choose the size of a Pinterest image. Why? So that I don’t need to create another visual image for my pins. I can just pin directly from my post.
The first thing I do is I add a background image. You can use what they already have in Canva or you can use one from your own gallery. I usually use pictures from stock photos. You can get them free from Pexels or from any other stock photo site.
Once you have added your chosen background, just click on the + sign and you can start editing your visual image by either adding text, shape, images, etc.
I usually add a square transparent shape at the front of my background before I add the text to make the text stand out and to avoid covering the background at the same time. You can adjust the transparency level too.
Finally, I will add a suitable text which is usually taken from my blog post title and also add on my website URL.
If I am satisfied with the image, then I will upload it to my blog post. If I am not satisfied, I will edit it again. This is to make sure it looks attractive for others to share it too.
There you go, my basic tutorial on using the Canva app to create blog images and pins. If you do have a question, just ask me in the comment section below.
Do you love using Canva too? If you have any tips to create attractive visual images using Canva, do share with me too.