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Canva for authors in real time (watch video below).
I use Canva just about every day. In the video below, I show you how I use Canva for authors to easily and quickly create great-looking graphic images for my website and social media posts.
In the real life example, you’ll see me using Canva to create a graphic for my podcast (Meet the Thriller) website. I created all the images and banners on that website with Canva.
Canva is easy to learn, so don’t let it intimidate you. If you can use a mouse, you can use Canva to create beautiful graphics that you’ll need for your website, social media, ads, and all the other marketing campaigns you’ll need on the business side of being an author.
Canva in Action and in Real Time…
It’s easy to create images authors need with Canva:
- First video on how to edit PSD files without Photoshop and for free
- Go to Canva’s website
- Use one of their many templates.
- Add your images and easily make your changes
- download the file as a web friendly file format like PNG
This is the actual graphic I created with Canva as seen in the video above.
Another free tool I used in the above video was Remove Background. This is perfect to remove a white background and create an image with a transparent background. You can do this right in Canva with a paid account. But since I only have a free Canva account, I used another website, Remove.bg which is slick, easy to use, and free!
Other Canva Uses
I’ve also used Canva to create mock-up book covers that I can send to my desginer as we work on the concept. I’ve also used it to create maps that I’m planning to use in my upcoming new crime thriller series. There is no limit on how you can use Canva as an author.