Blog Series – Tips From a Newbie – Canva and Colour Codes
“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The. willingness to learn is a choice.” Brian Herbert
This little series is well and truly on it’s way. I’m loving it each week and hope you guys are to! If one person can take something from each post I’m one the moon with that!!
Here’s a few posts of what I’ve covered so far:
This week I wanted to talk about Canva and Colour Codes
I use Canva for a number of things on the blog. Has anyone else found this handy little website?
“Canva is a free graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012. It has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics.” – Wiki
I mostly use it for my feature pictures. By having one template for all, it keeps consistency through out my blog menu. It’s handy for backgrounds on my social media posts, especially quotes. It’s keeps everything streamline.
It’s super user-friendly and groups templates into sections so you can easily pick out sizing for what you need the picture for.
From here you have a blank canvas to create whatever you want / need. It also stores recently used templates so you can remake quickly the next time.
It also has a number of items you can insert free of charge like symbols and images.
Now, as a number of us bloggers use this site, another way to up you game is to use your branded colours. With the colour wheel you can pick out a number of colours but they may not be exact matches. To get the exact colours a handy tool I use is Pictaculous
This bad boy lets you upload a picture of your choice, as many as you like, and it then spits out the colour codes of the pictures.
Here is an example for you to see
Initial Picture of colours
Colour Codes from pictures
See… easy peasy!!! You can then copy these codes for whatever setup your using
If using Canva below is how it works
Insert the image you want to change colour on your template
Head to the colour wheel at the top left corner
Hit the + button and enter the required code into the Colour Code # box
Out comes the colour requested
Every now and then on Pinterest or Instagram I save photos that catch my eye and dissect them for the colours. I know if I’m drawn to them I find them aesthetically pleasing…
I have recently been playing with them a lot for business cards and a new header image for the blog.
What do you think?
If you haven’t and you do use them, let me know how it goes!