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Monday, May 10, 2021

How to create broken glass effect designs in canva ?

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Are you interested to create broken glass effect designs in Canva?

Let me show you a technique in today’s tutorial that how can you create broken glass effects in Canva for different designs ?

This is a super easy method with amazing results. Below are the three designs I have created using this technique. I have also shared the Canva editable link for these designs for your learning.

How to create broken glass effect designs in canva ?
Design 1 - Use Template

How to create broken glass effect designs in canva ?
Design 2 - Use Template

How to create broken glass effect designs in canva ?
Design 3 - Use Template

How to create broken glass effect designs in canva ?

Step 1- Write the keyword “Broken glass” or broken screen” in the Canva photo section. You will see a penalty of options in these categories. Chose the best option matching your designs or needs.

How to create broken glass effect designs in canva ?

How to create broken glass effect designs in canva ?

Step 2 – Select any background photo as per your design requirement. As in my case, I have selected “Tech background” for design 1, “Man hitting the ball in cricket” for design 2, and “footballer kicks the ball” in design 3.

Step 3- Keep the glass photo on top and then start reducing the transparency up to 50 or 60 points.

Step 4- Now the most important step is to adjust the maximum broken area of glass over the main object, Like, in my designs, I have adjusted it on top of balls.

Watch the below video for your easy understanding.

For design 1, which I had created for social media posts, I used the mobile frame and then add the broken screen image inside it. See below the keywords for the elements I used for this design. 

How to create broken glass effect designs in canva ?

Saturday, April 24, 2021

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

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If you are thinking to sell social media templates online for passive income but do not have any idea where to start from, you are at the right place now.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

In this article, I will not just share how can you design the social media templates but will also share the process to sell them on different online platforms from where you can generate good income while keeping yourself busy with other chores.

Below is the list of topics we will be covering in this article.

  • How to create social media templates?
  • How to sell Canva templates online?
  • What are the best online platforms to sell Canva templates?
  • How much can we earn selling Canva templates?

Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator are the two best graphic design tools but you need to have a special skill set before working on these softwares. Many super designers are creating outstanding designs using photoshop or illustrator. I would suggest you check Freepik.com. I usually get inspiration from this site.

But what if you are not familiar with these tools or not interested to learn both of them? Don’t worry, many online tools are not just easy to use but provide a one-stop solution for all your social media design needs. I have checked many but out of them, found Canva the best among all.

You can check my recent article about the 10 best Canva alternatives but still, in my experience, Canva is the best option to create and sell templates online.

If you are new to Canva then I would suggest you go through the below articles first to learn more about Canva. This will help you to enhance your design skills as well as make you an expert on this design tool.

Let’s start with the first question.

How to create social media templates?

Every design starts with the concept and then with the help of elements, photos, and various other elements, you convert your concept into an original shape.

There are two important things before you start creating templates.

1- Where can you get the concept from?

What are the bestselling templates online? This can also be said as what people are looking for in terms of social media designs online?

As far as the design concept is concerned, I have mentioned one website above in this article (Freepik.com). I also use pinterest.com to see what many designers are creating around the world?

Designs on these websites help you to analyze the latest design trends as well as the theme/concepts/occasions for which designers are showing creativity in recent days.

If you need to check the general templates then simply write the specific keywords in the search bar. For example, you write “Social media template for fitness brand”, See the below screenshot with the results on freepik and Pinterest. You have surely got the idea now.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

2- What are the bestselling templates online? This can also be said as what people are looking for in terms of social media designs online?

Well answer to this question can be attained through the websites where you need to sell these templates. Though there are many websites but below are the two websites which Canva designers use mainly to sell their templates online.

Etsy.com

Creativemarket.com

I will discuss how to sell templates on these sites later in this article.

Step 1 - 

Once you prepare your mind with the concept and gather ideas to create templates then select a suitable template size in canva. I use the Instagram template for my template design business.

Step 2- 

Now you need to select the suitable elements for your design. Remember, don’t play around with many elements, just select a few and use the same in all your slides.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

Step 3-

Let's start creating it practically. Assume that we select the Fitness brand for our template designs.

Our first slide should have a brand name /logo along with a slogan and a little about fitness or health. See the below image for your reference.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

The color scheme is very important for your design template, make sure it must reflect the brand theme but as you are creating templates for your selected niche in general so still keep it relevant.

Important Point – Remember, you are creating templates for non-Canva designers so make sure these must be very easy to edit. This is a very important factor to keep in mind while adding any element.

Step – 4

  • Update the second slide with almost the same elements but change the position slightly. Also, add “About us” on this slide. Use Lorem Ipsum text for this purpose. See the below image for your reference.
How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month
  • For the third slide, use the same method as mentioned above but mention the facilities, your brand is offering. This slide is important in which your clients have to attract their clients with the best-offered services along with the packages. So make sure to provide them sufficient space for this purpose but keep the important services with the bold text or highlight them with the easy editable method.
How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month
  • On the fourth slide, Design with some discounts offered or Giveaways, etc.
How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month
  • For the fifth slide, you can share the testimony or customers’ feedback regarding that business.
  • For the last slide, add contact us or let us serve you like statements, etc.
How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month
  • Once you will be finished with all these slides, save them in Jpg/png format. Upload them again in Canva. Use slightly a big Canvas in width. I will recommend using dimensions (1500*1080).
  • If you need to promote your templates on Pinterest then use the Pinterest template size.
  • Place all your slides on the canvas in row three up and three down.
  • Go to effect – Apply shadow “Glow” under each image.

You are ready to sell your template.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

How to sell Canva templates online?

Your templates are your digital products so to sell them online, You need to follow the below steps.

Step 1 – Create a below note in “US document” format in Canva.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

Step 2- Copy the link of your design “Use as template” on Canva through SHARE button. See the below screenshots for your easy reference. You must have the canva pro account to receive this link.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

Step 3- Apply this link in your note on the product description.

Step 4- Save this document in PDF format. This is the file which you will upload as your digital products on various website while selling your templates online.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

What are the best online platforms to sell Canva templates?

As mentioned above, there are two best websites to sell your canva templates.

Step – 1

Create your account.

Step 2-

Open your shop, add shop logo, cover page, etc. Add a description or of your digital brand/company.

Step 3- Upload your products one by one, Use the picture with all your templates as your cover picture for each of your product listing. Add the rest of the images in your listing so that your clients can have maximum information about your product.

Step 4- Add description and prices etc for your product. All these steps are well guided by these websites so you won’t be facing any issue to list your product.

Step 5- Upload your PDF file which has been created for your product template with the above-shared method.

Step 6- Publish your listing to sell your templates online.

For the creative market, you first need to apply for the shop, their process of accepting shop owners is very strict. They do not approve easily so I would suggest you first go with etsy.com and then use the same shop link after few months to apply for creative mark shop. You can use your Etsy shop link as your portfolio while applying for a shop at the creative market.

How much can we earn selling Canva templates?

Well, this is a very tricky question but it depends on your design, marketing methods, reach of your social media channels, etc. But you can see below shops on the creative market for an idea of how much canva designers are charging for these templates? You can promote your templates on Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest, etc to reach more buyers. By the time your shops will start generating passive income for you, more clients will start contacting you directly for their customized needs. This will open another source of income generation for you.

See the below screenshots for your reference. You can also search for the bestsellers that can help you to identify what you can also create but remember one thing, you will be facing tough competition so make sure to add your creativity and your designs must reflect the uniqueness so that it can attract the online purchasing community for these design templates. Simply copying others' work is not just unethical but will also reduce the chances of generating sales.

Your earning on fiver or any other freelance platforms would be a bonus.

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

How to Sell Canva Templates and Generate Passive Income Every Month

Every website where you will sell your digital product, charge your certain fee for each product listing but that is very nominal and once you will start generating good sales, you will not bother it 😊

I have tried to cover maximum points in this article and will keep sharing and updating this article with more information

Sunday, April 18, 2021

How to create texture effect on any font in canva ?

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I have seen many tutorials online to create texture effects for text in fonts. Many of the techniques were mainly circulating the Canva text frames in which we simply need to put the texture images inside letter frames.

How to create texture effect on any font in canva ?

But I was trying to learn some technique in which we could apply texture effect on any font in Canva.

In today’s tutorial, I will share the steps of my method, by using it you can not only apply any texture effect on any font in Canva but can also apply photo masking for any text font.

How to create texture effect on any font in canva ?

Let’s start with the steps.

Step 1- Write your text in any of your selected fonts.

Step 2- Apply any shape from elements under your text.

Step 3- Change the color of your text to white.

How to create texture effect on any font in canva ?
Create texture effects on any font in Canva


Step 4-
Download this slide as PNG or JPG and upload it again.

Step 5- Apply effects – Remove background for this slide. This is an important step in which background from your specific text will be removed completely.

Step 6- Apply any texture photo or any image behind this text. Increase the size of your text slide until it will cover the whole slide as shown below images.

How to create texture effect on any font in canva ?

How to create texture effect on any font in canva ?

How to create texture effect on any font in canva ?

Step 7- Download this slide as JPG and upload it again, use effects and then remove background to keep the text-only with your selected texture or photo.

Create texture effects on any font in Canva
Create texture effects on any font in Canva

Now watch below shared video for your better understanding.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas for freelance Canva designer

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Today’s blog post is all about acquainting you with the ten best Fiverr gigs for getting started as a Freelance Canva designer. So let’s get started!

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas for freelance Canva designer

1- Templates design

Canva has a repository of thousands of cool and creative designs that can be customized for any requirement. The easiest way to get started as a Freelance Canva designer is to simply understand your client’s needs and design a template for them that fulfills their requirements.

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas for freelance Canva designer


2- Branding

Brand design is all about creating a brand identity that perfectly reflects a brand. Canva is an amazing platform for branding and contains a wide array of designs that can be used for this sole purpose.

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas for freelance Canva designer

3- Poster/flyers

Poster or flyers always maintain their popularity and thus are widely required. Poster or flyer design can also be one of the best Fiverr gigs as a freelance Canva designer in 2021. 

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas for freelance Canva designer

4- Infographic

Infographics have gained immense popularity in the past few years and you, being a freelance Canva designer, can actually earn your first penny on Fiverr using Infographic design as a gig. 

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas  for freelance Canva designer
5- Resume

Resume design is a very needed skill and it can help you earn huge amounts of money! Prepare some catchy resumes beforehand and maintain a good portfolio of them. Who knows a recent graduate would be inspired by your work and would actually end up buying your service in this regard!

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas  for freelance Canva designer
6- T shirt design

Starting a T-Shirt Line is a great inexpensive way to start a business online and it’s really mainstream these days. And this brings you the opportunity to utilize this as a Fiverr gig.

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas  for freelance Canva designer
7- YouTube thumbnail 

Thankfully we live in the age where there's this crazy amount of content being generated everyday. As more and more people are stepping into the vlogging industry, it's also a massive opportunity for the designers to utilise their graphic design skills and start creating YouTube thumbnails. You too can start your journey to freelancing by offering this gig and designing the thumbnails using the amazing Canva platform.

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas for freelance Canva designer
8- YouTube intro 

Designing YouTube intros is also one of the best freelance gigs for a freelance Canva designer. This though requires a lot of creativity to stand out but hey, why not?

9- Logo design 

Logo design never gets old. Logo is an all time need. Be it a new barber shop in your neighbourhood or your friend who has recently stepped into entrepreneurship; every single venture requires a good logo and this is exactly why, offering this service could be one of the best gigs for a freelance Canva designer.

10- Instagram Facebook ads / posts / stories

Every business needs an active social media presence these days to survive, right? So why not grab this opportunity and administer your creativity in this domain? You can offer a gig where you will be designing Instagram and Facebook Ads, posts and stories as per your client's needs. 

10 Best Fiverr gigs Ideas  for freelance Canva designer

That's all folks for today. We tried listing the 10 best Fiverr gigs for freelance Canva designers. Hope you find this article useful.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

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Although Canva is undoubtedly the best graphic design platform but sometimes when using the free version with limited features, the question is there any alternative to Canva? arises in the user's mind. So, if you too are looking for the best alternatives to Canva, think no more! We are enlisting some of the best Canva alternatives for you.

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

1- Crello

Crello is an awesome online tool for creating designs and videos. The interface is super easy. With over 25,000 cool templates, you can conveniently design graphic content for social media, print, or any other web-based graphics. The functionalities are much like Canva, and anyone can start designing right away!

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

2- Piktochart

While Canva markets itself for providing a huge variety of graphic design tools, Piktochart is more concerned about marketing itself as a tool for making high-quality infographics without any prior knowledge. But Piktochart is not just limited to infographics; it offers pretty much every design option including presentation slides, flyers, reports, posters etc. With an overall User Satisfaction rate of 99%, we can safely say that Piktochart is a good Canva alternative.

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

3- Snappa

Snappa is also a good Canva alternative with almost the same features, tools and functionalities as that of Canva. It offers an easy drag and drop interface as well as catchy templates for Headers, Advertising, Social Media graphics and for Blogging and infographics. However, Snappa is Free only for 3 downloads or shares per month. 

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

4- Postermywall

If you are looking for some cool templates for literally anything, don't forget to check PosterMyWall for it offers oh-so-amazing designs. Their video content is the best of all. As the best alternative to Canva, you can surely try PiktoChart. Oh and the part is they also offer coupons and promo codes. You can use PosterMyWall coupons to unlock discounts at their website.

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

5- Viseme.co

Visme.co is an incredible tool for creating designs. Its simplified interface is convenient and enjoyable to utilize. It has a crazy inventory of free layouts, pictures, icons and textual styles so you can make expert-level designs without any problem. The cool thing about this tool is that around 80% of all functionality is free and there is no limit on how long you use it. 

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

6- Picmonkey

Offered as both a mobile application as well as a website, Picmonkey is definitely a good alternative to Canva. PicMonkey is focused at everyday photo-editing – so it covers all your fundamental edits plus filters and overlays.

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

7- Desygner

While Canva focuses on beautiful backgrounds like landscapes and photographs, Desygner offers a unique variety of vector and abstract images that are truly appealing and can be used as backgrounds for various purposes. The features and functionalities are the same as Canva, so Desyner can be considered a nice alternative of Canva.

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

8- Stencil

Stencil is a pretty simple graphic design platform. It offers some simple icons and shapes to add to a design. Its editing features are quite convenient. The only con of Stencil is that it doesn't offer animation, interaction capabilities or video backgrounds. So, if you are looking for the Canva alternative for fairly simple designs, try this tool.

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

9- Infogram 

Infogram is a web-based infographics and data visualization platform. With an 88% user satisfaction rate, it is a cool graphic design tool to create stunning visuals. So, if you are still thinking, is there any alternative to Canva? Think no more, and give this platform a try.

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs

10- Prezi

While Canva offers solutions for individuals, private companies, ventures, not-revenue driven associations, educators and students. Prezi Business is intended for business moderators with a desire to stand apart from the competition. To connect with their audience in an innovative way. It is a powerful tool that supports almost every type of graphic designs can be thought of as the best alternative to Canva.

10 Best Canva Alternatives for all your Graphic Design needs