Hey bloggers! (and future bloggers XD) This is my very first post on Living the Blogging Life! EEKKK!!! I’m honored that Maggie invited me to be an admin on this blog! I am here today to show you how I make my blog graphics using Canva. (you guys should look into using Canva if you aren’t already!! At the end of this post, I will list a few tips for your designs along with which sizes/ templates I use for certain things) So for this post, I will show you how I make blog buttons! Let’s get started!
- I go to logos and select blank.
2. Then, I choose a background image or color. You can always change it later on.
3. After that, I add my text and choose the font(s).
4. Then, I add the graphics. I usually start with a frame if I want one. Then, I can see how much space is left for other graphics. (note: If your background is a busy image, it may be best not to go too wild on the graphics or else it will look crazy) I try to have a certain color theme for each project. It may take a while to find the right graphics that you like, but keep looking!!
5. Once you do all that (and download it), you’re done! There are endless possibilities!
You don’t even have to follow this template!
Templates I Use
Logo: For blog buttons, gravatars, and square images. (such as quotes for your side-bar, etc)
Twitter header, email header, blog header, any type of header, or a long- ways rectangle: For blog headers, side-bar, graphics, separators, and featured images.
Any tall rectangle templates: For featured images.
These are only suggestions. You can use whatever template fits your needs! They have lots of them!
- Have a certain color theme, like five shades of pink, etc. It looks kinda messy if there are 5000 different colors in your design.
- Choose fonts that are legible. Some people may not be able to read an extremely swirly font. Keep those people in mind.
- Make sure your graphics match. If your theme is ocean, you don’t want that one kitty cat graphic in there. It just doesn’t work.
- Don’t make your graphics too busy. It’s too much to process. “Wait! Is that bunny eating the carrot or the lettuce? They’re too close together to tell!”
- Don’t make graphics too small. It’s fine if you enlarge them when showing them to people, but if you leave them the size they are, it’s too hard to see.
Well, that’s all for today’s post!!
Lrose5 is a young (but not too young) blogger who enjoys life. She blogs at My Cozy Corner where she posts life updates, recipes, poems, and more. She loves baking, playing with her sisters, hanging out with friends/ youth group, blogging, reading, writing poems, designing blogs, and being weird. She believes that we are all created in our own way and that no one should have the right to make us feel like we are not good enough.