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February 25, 2023

How to use Canva with OptiSigns

As digital signage has become more known as an effective tool for businesses, its adoption has been on the rise, and although implementing OptiSigns digital signage solution is super easy, creating highly engaging and visually-appealing content can take a toll on companies looking to get the most out of their digital signs. But thankfully now there are dozens of easy-to-use graphic design tools that make it possible for anyone to create professional-looking content for digital signage and one of the best and most known on the market is Canva—and it’s also free.

What is Canva?

Canva is an online graphic design tool that lets users create content using an intuitive drag-and-drop interface. Making design accessible to everyone and anyone can make a design in a matter of minutes on Canva. On top of that, Canva has thousands of free templates, stock photos, vectors, fonts, graphics, and other design assets to create unique images for digital signage relatively easily within minutes.  


Why use Canva in digital signages?


Canva gives business managers the opportunity to develop a design language that’s unique to their business and use it in all their communication. Given Canva has hundreds of templates with images and fonts that are easily customized and unlike other design applications like Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator, you don’t need any technical expertise to create a design either. Even the free plan Canva offers has enough templates and images that can easily be used for various screen sizes.

A Canva Free account lets you use:

  • 250,000+ free templates
  • 100+ design types (social media posts, presentations, letters, and more)
  • Hundreds of thousands of free photos and graphics


How to use Canva on OptiSigns:

OptiSigns has an integration with Canva that lets you easily create and manage images directly on our desktop portal.


1. First, you need to click on the Canva app in OptiSigns app list and then select what type you want for your Canva app and click Design on Canva




2. Then you need to log into your Canva account or create a new account.



3. Select a template and edit the design to make it your own, clicking

on any template to start editing.



4. When you are done with your design then click publish. The design will be saved in your asset's library and ready to be used in your playlists, schedules, etc.




Canva is a very powerful design platform that will undoubtedly help your business achieve professional and great-looking content from our own digital signage solution, thanks to our integration. You should keep in mind that video is not supported at this time as this is a limitation of Canva for this type of editor.


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