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So, why do I need Photoshop when there’s Canva?

I think I'll use it until ... I can't.

I built my new Facebook banner image in 10 minutes and it looks fabulous.

Canva supplied the exact size template for the Facebook banner. It had a bunch of ready-made ribbons, designs, fonts, but not so many that it’s too hard to choose. It had some different layouts and easy-to-choose colors.

All you need is an eye for design* and a browser and you’re set.

Did I mention it was fun? Oh, and free?

I could even rotate objects, bring them forward or backward in layers, change the color of a ribbon. It was also completely ready for the Facebook blueprint and held the spot where your photo goes.

In Photoshop (which I love, don’t get me wrong), this would have:

  • Taken longer,
  • Looked less good,
  • Not had the elements to add (ribbons, buttons, badges, etc.),
  • Been less fun.

I love when you open up a tool for the first time and it’s intuitive, easy-to-use and fun. Then it saved easily and I uploaded it to Facebook and it’s live. I’m calling that a work day. Oh wait, it’s Sunday. I’m calling that a bonus work day.**

* Eye for design is a subjective term …
** Mark Twain said, in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, “Work consists of whatever a body is obliged to do. Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do.”

  • Possible: upload a photo as your Facebook banner
  • Impossible: use your hammer to bash in your screw
  • Repossible: be open to new tools and services
By | 2017-07-06T14:22:35+00:00 December 13th, 2015|Marketing|1 Comment

About the Author:

Bradley Charbonneau was sitting with his 8-year old reading a bad children's book when he said to his son, "We can do better than this ... and you're going to help me." Then they did it. He hasn't stopped since.

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