Not a Designer, NEED a Simple tool - WELCOME to Canva!

Last Update: August 07, 2015

Hey Lovely Peeps! :-D

So, I was working on this post below: "The Balboa Effect, the Rocky in Me," when it dawned on me that a few days back I had discovered a new (well, not new...but you get the idea) designer tool while I was doing some training for a plugin I recently purchased, by the name of Thrive Content Builder.

Oh, and please feel free to Google it, cause it's an AWESOME tool to have.

Now, let's jump in!

Edited Using Photoshop

Looks pretty clean and simple right?

And that's pretty much what you would expected from such a powerful software like Photoshop. But, let me guess you're probably thinking, "yeah, that's nice but I can't use Photoshop and quite frankly I'd rather outsource my work."

That's true! But what if you had another solution. Something that is much simpler. Would you consider it? If "yes," then welcome to the world of "Canva."

Let's take a look...

Edited using Canva

Free HD quality images in stock!

Canva.com (pretty much an app) has a very simple to use platform, with the basic drag and drop options. It already comes preloaded with LOTS of free stock images and with a few clicks of the mouse...very clean, unique and great designs can be created within minutes.

And for those of you wanting to create Facebook covers, Social Media images, Posters, Photo collages, etc., then Canva might be a GREAT fit for you.


From the Creator of "To making friends...

while building new bridges,"

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lgobeille Premium
This looks like fun! I know I'm going to get bored with free stock photos that all look the same after awhile. I'm still pretty new here at WA, and I feel like I'm playing hooky by surfing around the site, but, too bad. I just figured how to bookmark, and this is definitely going in. (My first one was "how to bookmark")
I'm saving this for later reference, but can you tell me off the top of your head, can I upload photos off my phone and play around with them on Canva? Thanks so much for sharing!
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Keane Premium
Hey Laura. Nice to meet you. And thanks for stopping by! To answer your immediate question: "yes, you can upload images from your phone directly to canva."

And no worries, Laura; I'm just happy to know that this post was of benefit to you.

Keep shining brightly...
as always, Laura,
Keane:-]
P.S. "Since you're new... congrats on taking the leap in joining WA. I imagine you'll do great things hear. As such, I look forward to your success stories."
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clemz Premium
great as always from you Keane.
Thanks for sharing.
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Finally, I took you up on that offer and since I love graphics, I took Canva for a spin and loved it! :D

I putting Adobe Photoshop behind me as well as Paint Program too, and saying hello Ms. Canva, woot! :D

Thanks for sharing Keane. ^_^
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Keane Premium
Hey Angel! You're very much welcome little sis. It was my pleasure to help any way that I can. To be honest, I'm just happy to know that you found my advice useful.

Weekend's approaching, so I hope you have a wonderful one (have loads of fun and be safe). Keep me posted with your updates will ya! :-]

Have a GREAT day sis!
Love and big HUGS,
Keane:-]
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holidays43 Premium
Really hand thank you Keane!
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Keane Premium
Hello Vasoulla! How's it going? Thanks for stopping by! I'm happy to know that post was of "value" to you. :-] :-] :-]

Hope you have a FUNtastic weekend! :-]

Continued success to you Vasoulla,
Keane:-]
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holidays43 Premium
Hi Keane, I begun again this time with a very special friend of mine who is in the property business mentoring me and pushing me to make sure I keep on focus and do not go astray ....I am excited again seeing the light that I can leave 'full time employment' and have my own online business whatever niche it may be :0
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Keane Premium
Hey Vasoulla! That's great; I am happy to hear that. "I have to admit, that's quite commendable of that friend of yours too (for we all could use a good push sometime)!"

Personally you've gotten me excited for your journey ahead here. :-] :-] Therefore, I humbly look forward to your future success stories here Vasoulla.

Hope you have a GREAT morning (day)!

Best as always to you Vasoulla,
Your WA Neighbor,
Keane:-]
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holidays43 Premium
Thanks Keane! Day by Day will take this step :) Have a great week and if you have any tips then let me know ok
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Keane Premium
Hello Vasoulla! You are most welcome (anytime). And sure, I'll PM you with tips and/ suggestions later thing evening (since my hands are a little tied now messaging folks).

Rest easy; as these few tips should be able to give you the "right" push that you need to effective move forward.

Stay AWESOME now Vasoulla,
Keane:-]
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BrittanyMT Premium
Thanks for sharing! This is really, and will definitely come in handy!
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Keane Premium
Hey Brittany! Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate the great visit. Oh, and anytime Brittany; "it was my pleasure to share this post with you and so many others here."

To be honest, I'm just happy that this article was of "benefit" to you.

Hope you have an AWESOME weekend! :-]

Best as always to you Brittany,
Keane:-]
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roamy Premium
Keane thanks so much,this comes handy
cheers
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Keane Premium
Hey Roamy! Thanks for stopping by! And you're very much welcome Roamy...happy to know that this was of benefit you.

And stop by my page sometime, you are more than welcome to.

Hope you have a GREAT evening,
Keane:-]
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suetay Premium
Hi Keane, how are you?
I tried using Canva once and was a bit lost.
But I will have to try it again.
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Kav Premium
Agree. Maybe we need an in house training by a willing volunteer
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Keane Premium
Thanks Kav! That was a good one... :-] :-] :-]
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Keane Premium
There she is! Hey Sue! Oh, I'm doing great. Thanks for asking Sue, I really appreciate it.

And as for me, I just recently pounced upon it to be honest. I was actually doing some training on a plugin I purchased for my website, and as such Canva came as a recommendation by the trainer.

As always, thanks for the warm visit! :-]

Hope you have a GREAT day,
Keane:-]
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suetay Premium
Thanks, Keane.
May I look for you if I have any Canva questions? :)
You have a great day too!
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Keane Premium
Hey Sue! And yes, you sure can. Would be my pleasure to help or assist. :-]

You have a great day yourself,
Keane:-]
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JewelCarol Premium
Very nice to see yr blog post, bro Keane!! :))
This tool Canva is simply awesome, thanks a lot for sharing!! :))
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Keane Premium
Hey sis Jewel! As always, thanks for stopping by sis. I really appreciate this lovely visit! :-]

Oh, and yesss, it is sis. I actually discovered it while going through a traning for a plugin I had recently purchased. And anytime sis, anytime...it was my pleasure to share this with you and everyone on here. :-]

Hope you have a LOVELY evening!
Stay FUN-tastic as always,
Keane:-]
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JewelCarol Premium
Thanks very much, bro Keane. :)) Keep yr blog post coming as I truly love to read them. Have a beautiful day!! :))
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Keane Premium
Thanks sis Jewel! I definitely will sis. I'm just happy to know that my articles on here make a great read for many.

Happy to be of service really. As such, thanks for taking so keen of an interested in my work sis, it makes this writing process all the more enjoyable, especially when I know that a few people are actually looking forward to it (just as much as I look forward to theirs and yours).

Hope you have a GRAND day yourself!
Baby bro out! :-]
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JewelCarol Premium
Yes. bro Keane, and also I look forward to yr ebook, lol. Have a very blessed day!! :))
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gmegs Premium
Love it Keane - thanks!
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Keane Premium
Hey Joanne! Oh, anytime Joanne, anytime (was my pleasure). Thanks for taking the time to stop by here too, for I really appreciate the great visit. :-]

Hope you have a FUNtastic evening,
Keane:-]
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TheFatGuy Premium
Hey Keane,
I have been using this for about two days when I saw your blog, I love it. Works great!
San
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Keane Premium
Hey San! How's it going? And thanks for stopping by dear friend, it's a pleasure whenever you do.

Oh, and you have have you? That's great! I'm happy to know that this post - and by extension this tool - was of benefit to you.

Wishing you GREAT health and continued success San,
Keane:-]
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TheFatGuy Premium
Yeah, I found it quite by accident,
I was gonna blog about it but you beat me too it LOL
So I thought I would leave you a comment and back you up.

San
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Keane Premium
Oh, wow! Thanks San! See, this is why I respect you so much. It's the things you do my friend. Good looking out!

Looking forward to stopping by your page sometime soon.

Stay blessed as always San,
Keane:-]
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TheFatGuy Premium
You have a great gift my friend that is you always put a smile on my face and give me a great feeling in my heart with your words.
You are the blessing I have received today.

San
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Keane Premium
Thank you dear friend and anytime. Always a pleasure!!! Hope you have a GREAT evening.

Wishing you great health and strength...
as always San,
Keane:-]
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TheFatGuy Premium
Thanks Keane,
San
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Loes Premium
Hi Keane, nice to see you again:) Canva is a very great designer program!
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Keane Premium
Hey Loes! Thanks for stopping by! And yes, it's definitely good seeing you too. Canva is definitely a superb tool to use, especially if you're not techie.

Always happy to share this info with you and everyone else here:-]

Hope you have a lovely evening,
Keane:-]
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Loes Premium
Yes you're right, I have shared it too a couple of weeks ago, have a nice day too
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pinkabella Premium
Hi I have heard of Canva.com before but not really looked into it but after your post I am heading over there to have a quick nosey at it and bookmark it for further investigation tomorrow. Thanks for this
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Keane Premium
Hey PB! How's it going? And you have, have you? That's good! It's a great tool Pinka...one that personally enjoy too.

Happy designing,
Keane:-]
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pinkabella Premium
yes I have had a quick look seems to be worth looking at further that's another job for tomorrow
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KatieMac Premium
Thanks I have bookmarked this and will have a closer look at it,
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Keane Premium
Hey Katie! Thanks for stopping by! You bookmarked this?! Awesome...

Happy to know that this info was of benefit to you:-]

Hope you enjoy the rest of this weekend...
Blessings upon you always,
Keane:-]
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KatieMac Premium
Thank you Keane hope your weekend is going well to
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Give It A Go Premium
Thanks and I've bookmarked this too. Ange
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Keane Premium
Hey Ange! Thanks for stopping by here, I really appreciate the visit. Oh, and yes, bookmarking it is a great idea...as this tool will come in handy whenever the time presents itself.

Hope you have a GREAT evening,
Keane:-]
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SusanneB Premium
Hi Keane, will try this out :-). Thanks
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Keane Premium
Hey Susanne! How's it going? And sure Susanne, let me know how it goes...

Hope you have a FUNtastic evening,
Keane:-]
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Judy-B Premium
Looks like fun and maybe I could do it. Will have to try it out. Thanks. :)
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Keane Premium
Hey Judy! Thanks for stopping by! And yes, it is certainly a fun tool. Let me know how it goes whenever you give it a spin! :-]

Hope you have LOVELY evening,
Keane:-]
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beata029444 Premium
Hello Keane, I have also purchased Thrive Content Builder as well as Thrive Leads. I am very happy to get it.Both plugins are absolutely amazing.
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Keane Premium
Hey Beata! Thanks for stopping by! Oh, and most certainly (they're great)...I have both Thrive plugins myself and I'm actually using them on my site.

On that note of Canva, it's am awesome app. It's really simple to use and manoeuvre. I personally love it! :-]

Thanks for stopping by and for adding your input Beata.

Have a GREAT evening now,
Keane:-]
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beata029444 Premium
You are very welcome Keane!!
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JeanR Premium
Thanks Keane, great program. Only explored haven't got to use it.
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Keane Premium
Hey Jean! You are most welcome dear friend. I'm always happy to be of service. Let me know how it goes when you start dabbling... :-]

Hope you have a great rest of the evening,
Keane:-]
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lindon11 Premium
Thanks for the heads up!
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Keane Premium
Hey Lindon! You are most welcome my friend, anytime. Happy to share this with you!

Hope you have a good one,
Keane:-]
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dougbeney Premium
Canvas amazing! When my hard drive died a few weeks ago I used Canva as a photoshop substitute. I especially like their fonts:)
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Keane Premium
Hey Doug! Thanks for stopping by (and like you I love Canva too)! Seems you've been quite busy making a name for yourself here at WA.

I'm personally looking forward to when you become a WA leader. Am tracking your progress here, cause your efforts have caught my attention (really impressed me).

Thanks for taking the time to visit! "Keep that entrepreneurial spirit of yours, back by a little DETERMINATION, and you'll eventually shake the world."

Hope you have a GREAT weekend Doug,
Keane:-]
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bsmith1222 Premium
Canva is a great tool and thanks for sharing
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Keane Premium
Hey Brian! How's it going? And thanks for stopping by dear friend. Always do appreciate a good visit.

And you're very much welcome Brian (was my pleasure to share).

Hope you have a GREAT weekend,
Keane:-]
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JKentopp Premium
Looks like a really great tool! I always feel like the images on a site make a huge impact on keeping readers attention. Thanks for sharing!
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Keane Premium
Hello Jonathan! Thanks for taking the time to share by here. I really appreciate it! Oh, and yes it, it's a phenomenal designer tool.

It's very simple and easy to use. As such, I wanted to share it with everyone on here that might find to be useful and of value.

Wishing you success in abundance and great health!

Hope you have an AWESOME weekend,
Keane:-]
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Kav Premium
I know about this tool as mentioned by Loes but haven't taken the plunge. May try it out now it's mentioned again.
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Keane Premium
Hey Kav! How's it going? And Loes had mentioned this? Hmm... Well, I guess that proves how much of a good software this is then.

Thanks for your input Kav. It's always a pleasure whenever you stop by! :-]

Hope you have a GREAT evening,
Keane:-]
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Prestones Premium
Good catch Keane -

Canva is a really neat tool, limited only by your imagination - go nuts with it!

Dennis
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Keane Premium
Hey Dennis! Thanks for stopping by friend. And good looking out, this is a great tool that I wanted to share with everyone, so thanks for appreciating the awesomeness.

Best as always to you,
Keane:-]
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btlandis Premium
Hi Keane, thanks for sharing! Looks like an awesome tool! Definitely going to check this out.
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Keane Premium
Hello Brenda! Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by. Also, I just want to give you my personal welcome to WA, so WELCOME! :-]

And yes, it is most certainly a great tool Brenda. Plus, it's free to use.

Hope you have a FUNtastic evening,
Keane:-]
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btlandis Premium
Thank you!!

Hope you have a great evening as well
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Keane Premium
Thank you Brenda! :-] And stop by my page sometime, you are more than welcome to...
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PhoenixFlame Premium
Wow! Awesome, this looks much better than Photoshop. :D
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Keane Premium
Hey Angel! Lol, you think so huh? Photoshop is definitely something but for those persons that are not so techie, this tool will certainly come in handy.

Thanks for the great visit! And I hope you have a lovely evening...

Best as always to you,
Keane:-]
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Mark1957 Premium
Thanks for this Keane, seems well worth checking out.
Mark
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Keane Premium
Hey Mark! You are most welcome my friend. Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I really appreciate it!

I'm just happy to share this great resource with you guys. :-]

Hope you enjoy,
Keane:-]
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Mark1957 Premium
I bookmarked it for future reference.
Mark
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Keane Premium
Awesome my friend. Thanks again! :-]
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msh2501 Premium
I heard about it, but lost the bookmark when upgrading to Windows 10.
Martha
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Keane Premium
Hey Martha! Oh, sorry to hear about your losing your bookmark (can always bookmark this page).

It's a great tool to have and one that's easy to use so I highly recommend it anyone and everyone.

Thanks for the great visit!
Keane:-]
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Dfishell Premium
I am about as far from being a "techie" as a person can be and guess what? I can use Canva!!! I love it, easy peezy. :)
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Keane Premium
Hey Debbie! You're pretty funny! I love this bit: "easy peezy," lol. And yes, Canva is an awesome tool to use...so I hope you have loads of fun using this software.

Thanks for the GREAT visit! :-]

Best as always to you,
Keane:-]
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PjGermain Premium
I think I created an Infographic on this app once. But, wasn't there a fee for a HI-Res download?
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Keane Premium
Hey PJ! Thanks for stopping by! And yes, there is a $1 charge for using for Premium images on this site, but you can also upload your own images and still have a blast on there, creating and editing.

Best as always to you,
Keane:-]
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PjGermain Premium
Cool, but what about the download of your finished product? Is that free - regardless of size?
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Keane Premium
Hey PJ! Yes, it is actually. I personally tested out this download option after signing up and going through a quick tutorial on the site.

So, yeah, it works! :-]

Happy designing,
Keane:-]
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PjGermain Premium
Outstanding! Thanks!
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Keane Premium
Anytime my friend, anytime! :-]
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