How to create easy social media graphics without Adobe Photoshop.

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4 min readAug 30, 2018

I’m so excited I get to finally announce the good news! Canva 2.0 is here and it’s better than ever!

If you’re new to social media and have been wondering how those beautiful social media posts you see are created, in most cases the answer is Canva!

However, if you’re a bit of a seasoned social media user or marketer and have been using Canva for your business or personal brand, you’re probably thinking, ‘Canva? That’s not news, I already use Canva.’

Well, Canva just went 2.0 and you’re going to LOVE it!

I’ve spent the last few weeks testing their new look and features and it’s been really exciting! While there are numerous new features to choose from, this article talks about 3 of my favourite that are perfect for what I do: creating great social media graphics for my clients and my own brand.

(Please note, some of these features are only available on the Canva for Work plan, but in my opinion, completely worth the minimal monthly fee)

As someone who found Canva by searching for ‘Photoshop’ alternatives nearly 4 years ago, I can’t tell you how much time it’s helped me save. I remember sitting at my laptop years ago looking for inspiration online, watching YouTube videos to help me create visually pleasing company profiles, newsletters, posters, media kits and brochures using Adobe’s Photoshop and Illustrator. While being a graphic designer has never been my forte or the large chunk of my job, i’ve always wanted the marketing content I create to have a creative flair to it, an aesthetically pleasing flair might I add. What used to take me hours, sometimes days, now takes me much less time and it shows in the social media graphics and promotional materials I create for my clients, so it’s no surprise I was thrilled to be a Canva Certified Creative.

After having tested some of the new features, here are 3 of my new favourites:

Canva’s NEW LOOK

The platform has come a long way since they began 5 years ago and a lot has changed as they…

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