Need a Social Media Header, but don’t have PhotoShop?

Do you need an image for your YouTube channel? Well, look no further because I found a quick simple and effective way for you to create unique images for all your social media needs.

 
This website will have you on your way to creating distinctive images for your brand, and the best part about it is it’s free!

 

 Canva

 

Canva is a website where you can create all types of images for social media. What I like about this website is you can create the images quickly. The ‘drag and drop’ feature allows you to quickly and efficiently create beautiful images in a matter of minutes, with an easy to navigate interface. Just upload your image with the ‘upload’ button and change the text in the ‘text’ feature,  It’s as simple as that. Not only can you use this for YouTube, but you can also use it for your blog post images, thumbnails, in fact, you can build your entire social media campaign images with this tool! Don’t have an image? Just use one of their pre-designed images. They have a plethora of images to choose from. In all different designs and styles.

 

I’ve heard about it, but I didn’t really pay attention, mostly because I’ve been using PhotoShop for such a long time. However, in the absence of PhotoShop, this is a great alternative. I was re-introduced to it by a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) guru named Fueza who uses it for her channel art and blog posts. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but tutorials on Canva are in abundance on YouTube, and if you’re interested in seeing how others are using it, be sure to check them out.

 

You can learn more about Canva by checking out the video below and by going to the website at Canva.com.

 

I could probably explain it in more detail, but I think Amy Shmittheur can explain it better and with more enthusiasm than I ever could!

 

  • I have photoshop as well. But I love Canva for its free stock images, and the ease of uploading my own photos. It’s an awesome program.

  • Love Canva! Just getting started with it. Thanks for the tutorial video.

  • erica

    I’m glad you love it, you’re welcome!

  • Great article. I love Carva so I was already a fan. I love how user friendly it is. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is a great tool for people that don’t wanna pay for photoshop!

  • I am OBSESSED with Canva! I almost completely stopped using Photoshop and switched to Canva, it’s just so simple to create great visuals 🙂

  • Christina

    Canva is definitely great for the non-designers out there. I recommend it to clients a lot!

  • I love, love, love Canva! I think I have multiple tabs open on my browser of Canva at all times!

  • Bree Hogan

    I love Canva! I especially love the Magic Resize (paid feature) which saves me so much time with my social media images. It’s the best.

  • erica

    No problem, you’re welcome!

  • erica

    Agreed. 🙂

  • Rhi

    Canva looks interesting. Gotta try it out.

  • I love using Canva. It is simple and has SO many different template options. I was use it a lot for my FB posts and blog pictures.

  • I’ve heard lots of good things about Canva but haven’t checked it out yet. Thanks for sharing!

  • I am getting ready to start using canva. thank you for the advice.

  • Fox

    I love love love Canva! Thanks for this great post. Even when it’s something I use regularly, there’s always more to learn!

  • I love Canva!!

  • I love Canva also! Makes it easy to create graphics.

  • Jen

    I have photoshop and I still use canva all the time. Its a fantastic site!

  • I’ve heard a lot about Canva, but haven’t used it before. Thanks for the tips and tutorial. Maybe I’ll check it out!

  • I’m still stuck on PicMonkey. But I have used Canva and it’s pretty awesome!

  • I’ve been using Canva since 2014, and I love it so much. I use it to make all my blog’s social media posts!

  • I have photoshop but use Canva for featured images! Love Canva!

  • I am a huge Canva fan. I love that they keep adding new features and growing the platform. Canva for Work, their pro version, is amazing.

  • It’s been years since I’ve used PhotoShop – I would probably have to learn it all over again. Canva is much more user friendly (although maybe not as functional). Thanks for sharing! 😀

  • Sue

    I don’t have photoshop and never heard of Canva – will have to check it out – thanks for the info 🙂

  • Doris

    I still need to figure out how to use Canva effectively

  • erica

    You’re welcome!!

  • erica

    You’re welcome!

  • erica

    You’re welcome. Yeah, definitely check it out, you won’t regret it! 🙂

  • erica

    I’ve never used PicMonkey, but I think I’ll check it out sometime. And I agree, Canva is pretty awesome! 🙂

  • erica

    I’m glad I can introduce you to it. You’re welcome!

  • erica

    The features are great, and I’m sure I won’t hesitate to upgrade, if in the future, it’s necessary.

  • erica

    No problem, you’re welcome!