Canva has become a top go-to design tool for many bloggers. Have you tried Canva yet?
Many people are unaware of all the amazing things that can be done in Canva.
When you have a blog, there is SO much to think about as far as design and graphics. Canva helps enhance your blog and eliminates the fear of design for a “non-designer”.
Hey there lovelies! I’m Lillian De Jesus from Tigerlily Virtual Assistance and I LOVE visual marketing, especially awesome web apps that make business easier like Canva.
Most people find it hard to brand their blog because they are intimidated by Photoshop’s* learning curve. Actually even those that are absolute Photoshop whizzes sometimes feel it’s just easier to get into Canva for a simple graphic. Believe me it’s really easy to do and I haven’t stopped creating in Canva!
Not sure where to start? Here are 3 ways to enhance your blog post images in Canva to make your posts AWESOME.
3 Great Ways To Enhance Your Blog Posts in Canva
Let’s explore a few ways that you can use Canva today to start enhancing your blog posts immediately.
1. Blog Title Image
Have you ever been to a blog where the headline seems so promising, but you just can’t get yourself to read it because it looks… well bland and boring? Sometimes a good headline is not enough. That’s when a blog title image can boost the likelihood of people reading your content.
Canva’s Blog Title design template is best for Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn shares. If you’re looking for a portrait or vertical blog title image for Pinterest and Google+ shares you can use Canva’s Blog Graphic template. It works great!
Many of the templates have set filters which are editable, take a look at the filter settings by clicking the image and see it it’s right for you.
Take a look at the examples by Julie Harris and Mad Lemmings below. They have a consistent look that makes their branding distinguished. Any time I see their blog title images in a sea of other images, I know it’s theirs.
Another great way to enhance a blog is by using engaging infographics with incredible stats. People love information that can be absorbed quickly. What better way than with a great looking visual that has bits of information that you can remember. An infographic can help achieve that, PLUS they are super easy to share on Pinterest and Google+.
The best thing is Canva created an infographic template, which is SO helpful. You can use any of the ready to use template designs and switch out the font, colors, and design elements. Have an outline ready for your infographic, which will make it easier to get done.
3. Photo Collage
The third way to enhance your blog is with photo collages. People love seeing a variety of similar photos together. It can provide a great visual for instructions, recipes, and tutorials. You’re giving the information your reader wants AND keeping them engaged visually with your content. A recent study from Pinch of Yum’s April Traffic and Income Report states that 70% of longer pins receive more repins than short pins.
Photo collages are a great visual piece with a variety of images in one. You can use the ready-to-use Photo Collage template in Canva to show steps of a recipe or instructions. The Canva photo collage template is square shaped however you can create a photo collage with many of their photo grids.
You can use collages for designs and to display your portfolio. Use the Pinterest template in Canva and the multiple image photo grids as shown below.
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There you have it!
These are pretty simple and effective ways to enhance your blog posts with Canva. Now let’s see your blogs with these additions and your blog posts will become more enjoyable.
Have you used Canva to create blog post images, title images, infographics or photo collages? Let us know in the comments below!
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