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Canva will make you a designer wannabe fast

Visual delights are very high in the ladder of the most engaged content online. If you've been wondering around the web and created your own content or if you manage your own pages and social profiles, blogs, sites e.t.c., then you must have had the need to create banners and images, brochures yourself, both to express yourself and also to avoid some design costs maybe.

A new player is in town to help you go around this and its called "Canva". The great thing aboud Canva is that until now and for some time on it will be free. Although still in beta, Canva works great and you can start working with it to create some fantastic banners, flyers, brochures using some ready-made elements from the gallery Canva provides. Needless to say that this gallery so far contains similar stuff to what we've seen on pinterest's design boards and designer portfolio websites. My point is that you can drag and drop a few things, strike your keys a bit and then create something which will look like a professional designer's project, like the one below, which we are ready to enter text to and so far, it took us like 30 seconds...

To be ownest, we are a bit "scared" that Canvas will not remain entirely free of charge but even so, it can get to be the best design tool out there, at least for newcomers to the design world or designer wannabes. 

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