Canva – Photoshop for The Rest of Us

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Editing Images with Canva

If you're lucky enough to own a copy of Photoshop, and know how to use it, then it will most likely be your go to tool for photo editing. For quick image resizing and cropping it's where I go. But, if you are flush with Photoshop skills then you should wrap your head around!

Photo Editing Made Easy

Canva makes photo editing easy! It doesn't have the functionality of Photoshop, but it is a really easy platform to use for creating and editing images for your website or blog. It's also my number 2 place to go for sourcing stock images. Depending on your membership level, photos are either free or very reasonable. (Like $1 US). A pro level membership will get you everything for Free (Well, for the price of membership that is, but everything is included)

Canva comes with a large number of templates as well to help you on your creative journey. Easily design invites, brochures, and even logos! Plus it has built in templates for Social Media images, presentations, videos, etc.

The Right Size Images

On a website the right size images matter. While images will scale, if you upload full resolution images it will significantly slow your website, harming your ranking. So, having a tool like Canva to easily size your images for upload is gold! All it takes is a few simple steps:

  • Create a design to your required dimensions, either using one of the available templates, or your own custom dimensions
  • Upload your photo
  • Drag the photo into the design
  • Adjust to suit your needs
  • Export again.


So, if you are looking for a simple photo editing software, you can't go past


David Fuller

CEO - Rough Diamond Academy

For over 21 years David has been building websites for clients. In 2013 he pivoted from running a web design agency to working hands on with clients to help them build their businesses by reaching their ideal clients. Going beyond the website. The experience of working at the coal face is the foundation of The Rough Diamond Academy. Real life experience for real life businesses. It starts with building a site, but that's only the beginning!

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