How to Create Free Infographic with Canva?
Infographic is nothing but an image but instead of the simple pictorial representation, infographic offers more detailed information. While it is difficult to explain a step by step or end to end process with multiple images, infographic image explains the process in a single large image. When you are running a blog, sometimes it is necessary to explain the process with an infographic. It is also very attractive to share on social media to drive traffic to the site. There are many paid and free online tools available for creating infographic and Canva is one of the simplest among them. In this article we will discuss how to create infographic with Canva.
What is Canva?
Canva is basically an online design tool allow users to create images using the available layouts, elements and backgrounds. As a commercial tool, some of the elements and layouts are offered for free and most of them are available on paid basis. As we tested, the free layouts and elements are sufficient for a blogger to start creating an infographic. You can read more about the story of Canva here.
How to Create Infographic with Canva?
Go to Canva website and register for a free personal account. Click on the “Create a design” button and then click on the “Infographic” option available under “Blogging & eBooks” section.
Canva online infographic editor as shown below will open on a new screen.
You can either search the layout or choose the layout from the “Layouts” menu on the sidebar. Let us create an example infographic on “5 Steps to Create a Blog”. We look for the layout which has step by step instructions and choose the suitable one for the purpose.
You can click on the items on the infographic image and start editing.
Also drag and drop the elements to align it properly on the image. You can add icons, charts, shapes, text, backgrounds or upload your own images using the options on the sidebar menu. The zoom out function allows you to enlarge the particular section on the infographic during editing to make it visible.
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Saving Your Infographic
All the changes will be saved automatically or you can manually save it from “File” menu on the top bar. You also have options to resize the infographic image and make a copy of it.
Downloading Your Infographic
Once you have competed the design, change the title of your design by editing it on the top bar. You can either share the infographic on Facebook and Twitter or download to local computer. The infographic can be saved as a JPG image for web publishing or high quality PNG image or a PDF file. You also have an option to make the design public or keep it private visible only to you.
The final infographic we have created looks like below and the image can be resized to the desired size to suit your blog’s layout. It is recommended to keep the width smaller so that the infographic will look better on mobile devices.
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