I said I needed to work out how to improve my Banner skills, I needed to kill that pig ugly blue box, and I think I have found the answer,Canva templates!
Templates: Canva offers a wide range of templates for different types of content, including social media posts, flyers, business cards, and more. These templates are customizable, allowing users to adjust layouts, images, fonts, and colors to suit their needs.
YES! Just what I needed
Drag-and-Drop Interface: The platform’s simplicity is highlighted by its drag-and-drop interface, making it easy for users to create designs without needing advanced graphic design skills.
YES! Easy works for me
Photo and Element Libraries: Canva provides access to a vast library of photos, icons, and graphic elements. Some of these resources are free, while others are available through Canva Pro, a subscription-based service.
Yes! No more hunting for pics or fonts, I can just adapt what is there
I watched a few tutorials on Facebook, but then, as luck would have it, an email about a Canva Training Course arrived (Yes email marketing does work),
The course was about using Canva to earn online, which is of interest to me anyway, but more importantly, it spoke about how to use Canva to create my graphics ( If you want to check out the course, you can find details here FortyShort.com/CANVA )
So I skipped through the course to the creation tutorials.
I scrolled through the templates and worked on one that caught my eye- Bold Bright Yellow.
I worked on that to create a final design I was happy with… but…
It turns out I was not happy with it after all…
So I found a different design to work on and was happy with that, so I swapped out the yellow banner with the blue one….. but
It turns out I was not quite, totally happy with that one either
So I changed the button colour to make it stand out and told myself
Good enough is good enough, stop mucking about and publish the banner!!
And the result is there to see!
How do you create your graphics? Let me know in the comments below