Canva and Colour Codes – Creating Your Blog Pictures

34 Comments on Canva and Colour Codes – Creating Your Blog Pictures

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:

Plugins

Blogging Books

Instagram

Facebook Groups

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.

Canva Desktop

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.

Canva Highlights

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

Colour Code Example 1

Initial Picture of colours

Colour Code Example 2

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

Canva Example 1

Insert the image you want to change colour on your template

Canva Example 2

Head to the colour wheel at the top left corner

Canva Example 3

Hit the + button and enter the required code into the Colour Code # box

Canva Example 4

Out comes the colour requested

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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?

Have you guys found Canva or Pictaculous? What tips and tricks have you found with them?

If you haven’t and you do use them, let me know how it goes!

xoxo

34 thoughts on “Canva and Colour Codes – Creating Your Blog Pictures

    1. I was thinking i recognised one of your layouts hahahaha!! It brings everything to another level i think! Big fan right here! What else have you found it useful for? xxx

        1. Ou yes!! It’s killer for that though I still use my original header on Pinterest to….. I get nervous about moving away from consistency….. I hope you see my header and think of me kinda thing xxx

    1. What!! Where do you get stuck? Tell me more!!

      Oh lordy I do not think I’m ready for video tutorials or anything like that but if you give me an idea of what your after i’ll happily try and screen shot for sure!!

      Once you go Canva I swear, you won’t go back 🙂 xxx

  1. I have seen Canva being discussed across blogs, but I have never tried it. It looks really good though and certainly a bonus that it is free! This is a really good series that you are doing missy (I am bored of using the word girl). xxx

    1. Oh I’d think once you go over the the Canva side you’ll be a huge fan!! There is a plan to upgrade to but so far I really don’t think i’ve ever needed it!
      Thank you sweet pea! I love Girl, Love, Queen, Duchess, Hay, Mrs S to be fair i’ll answer to your one hahahaha!!
      xxxx

  2. I’ve just written a post about it, but for some reason my WP automatically unfollowed a lot of people, including yourself! Not too sure what happened there, but thats what the little notification from me saying that I’ve followed you is about! xxx

    1. It’s ok I got all excited again 😂😂 ye when I self hosted it did that… Or maybe you’ve to many to manage?! Odd though! How did you cope it?? I’m nervous now xx

  3. Canva is awesome! Another blogger on a Facebook group suggested it about a month ago and I’ve been hooked ever since! I use Canva to design posts for all my social media platforms. I haven’t used the color code feature yet but looks like something I can benefit from. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Aww that is so good to hear!! I love finding tools like this! Esp when people have tried and tested it already 🙂
      The colour code was another find similar to how you found canva and worked wonders for me!! Hope it works for you!! xxx

  4. Thank you for sharing this! I’ve been absolutely loving Canva at the moment for creating Pinterest-friendly images, they always turn out so clean and professional. Tools like these which are suitable for all bloggers are totally the best, aren’t they?!
    Hope you have a great day <3

    1. It’s such a handy tool!! Your so right it does suit every kinda style and niche, I hadn’t thought of that 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by xxx

  5. I’ve been using Canva for a lot of stuff (my logo, media kit, etc) but I never knew you could define color schemes as well! Thanks for sharing those lovely tips x

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