Is your church slacking when it comes to creating quality professional looking graphics? Obviously, you missed this post about Canva. In a nutshell, Canva is an online design platform that can transform a rookie to a professional designer; the platform can help people with no experience with tools like InDesign or Photoshop. To get the full scope of Canva do check out our post covering it.
To further help people up their design skills, the wonderful Canva team has put together an insightful list of design tips complemented with stunning images and inspiring quotes. The list covers from layout, image editing, color usage to typography.
Check them out below:
1. Use colors from your background image to apply to your text
2. De-saturate your graphics by applying a pastel toned shape over your page, creating a whimsical effect
3. Use different fonts on the same words and see how their tone differs
4. Help textures speak through design elements with transparency
5. Use light and bold font variants for emphasis and impact
6. Typefaces have personalities too. Make sure you represent your message with the right fonts
7. The placement of text is a crucial element. Make sure to break your lines up the way it should be read
8. When using a shape to contain your text, apply a color from your background to your type for a cut-out effect
9. Take in the natural composition of your background image for clever text placement
10. Monochromatic style graphics never get old. Use black and white filters combined with white text for an epic contrast effect
11. Rotate your text so that it follows forms in your background image, creating visual harmony
12. Choose a geometric typeface teamed with an elegant serif for a happy pairing
13. Use shapes to create symbolism that reinforces a message in your graphic
14. Be creative with letters + symbols by applying scale to form interesting compositions
15. Use shapes to create contrast and offset your text from your background image
16. Let your background determine how you align your text. Find space with less noise for placement
17. Use scale as a visual element to place emphasis on words
18. Create clever compositions by letting the features within images guide where to place your type.
19. Push your creative skills by stacking different weight typefaces for a stylised effect
20. Use relevant imagery to help visually communicate your message
21. Use font styles to create nuance in your text, to place emphasis on specific words
22. Set your designs apart from the rest. Create a style by using rotated letters for nuance
23. Use a bold and stylistic typeface teamed with a fine sans serif for optimum contrast
24. Use areas with clear space in your images for creative ways to include text
25. Treat content with a strong rhythm with an equally strong design style
This is bookmark-worthy, we especially love #20, 3, 8, 5 and 22.
Which tips have you found useful and which are worth sharing?