Canva is a fantastic way to quickly and easily create professional looking graphic designs from the comfort of your iPad.
Developed by Canva, this brand-new and innovative app is even featured in Apple’s “Best New Apps” section of the App Store.
Concept and Functionality:
As someone who isn’t terribly handy with creating fancy graphics via software on my computer, I’m always interested to see how apps can simplify the process for me.
Though Canva certainly isn’t the first of its kind, it’s definitely the first graphic design app I’ve felt comfortable using.
Initially you’re asked to set up an account with Canva, and the process is quick and easy. Once you’re in the system, the app takes you through a very detailed and thorough walk-through on how to create your first graphic design.
Unlike many other walk-throughs that try to push you through the process as fast as possible by just showing you how the app works, Canva makes sure to actually include the user in the process.
Initially, Canva might seem a bit overwhelming because of all it can do. This is definitely an app that allows you to have total control over every aspect of your design. It’ll probably take you a while to master every single feature within the app, but it’s time well spent.
Canva includes far too many features to list individually, but there are a few that really stand out. First, the app includes a huge database of clipart, images, and premade design templates.
Even if you have no idea what you want to create, you’ll likely find something within Canva that will suit your needs.
Also, Canva makes it easy to save and share your creations. This is perfect for users who want to create media for a wide variety of purposes such as Facebook posts, blog articles, party invitations, and other outlets.
Canva is available to download from the App Store for free and is designed for iPad. There are Canva Credits which much be purchased to access their premium content, but it’s a very reasonable amount and certainly worth every penny.
Whether you’re an experienced graphic designer or you’re just looking for a way to spruce up your website or social media account, Canva is definitely a must-have app for every creative iPad owner. Not only is it easy to use once you have the hang of it, but it’s also incredibly fun.
Canva requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPad.
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