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Designing graphics whether it is for fryers, mailers, posters, advertisements, or any other material, should not be a complicated or frustrating thing. Yet far too often people complain about how difficult and confusing they find design programs and most are confusing requiring extensive training and practice.
A design program called Canva is an online tool that makes design easy and simple and stress-free. Similar to PicMonkey,
Canva gives you everything needed so you can take your ideas and turn them into stunning designs that work in the real world. You can create designs ideal for placement your blog graphics, presentations, document covers for your translation output, book covers, handouts, advertisements, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, business cards, postcards, invitations, banners, and so much more.
The Canva system is simple and easy, just search through Canva images and drag into your design to create beautiful layouts and products, all online. Canva takes care of the behind the scene details so that you can quickly create your graphics so spend more time translating and working with your clients. Start with a custom layout or a blank page and then let all the creativity flow. Simply search for graphics, photos, and fonts, or if you have something very specific in mind, you have the option to upload your own, then use it on the Canva platform. Design with hundreds of free elements and fonts, or select one of the more than 1 million premium images that are available to you for $1 each.
Photo and image editing is super easy too and the platform is specially designed to accommodate team projects as well. Canva makes it easy to collaborate with others on a group project, allowing everyone to see and access and manipulate the images. The staff at the Translation Journal will often collaborate on graphic designs with and you too can use Canva’s collaboration functionalities to work with your clients, customers, colleagues and anyone else, all on the very user-friendly Canva platform.
There are many more amazing features that Canva users can enjoy. Signing up is easy and free and you can begin designing right away! We encourage you to check it out.