It’s so disheartening when you spend all of your time creating a new graphic in Canva, finally get it juuuust right, and then when it’s uploaded to your site or social media spaces, it looks blurry and crappy.

It sucks. It’s frustrating. You want to pull your hair out, or toss your mouse at the wall.

I get it, babe.

And the last thing I want for you is to feel frustrated with your graphics and with Canva. I want you to feel confident and empowered about the visuals you create for your business.

In this training I cover:

  • The five (5) main reasons why your images might look shit-hot in Canva and like a blurry mess when you upload them to your social platforms.
  • Solutions. Solutions. Solutions. Because knowledge is your friend, and you really don’t need to be a designer to win at your visuals.
  • Other options, because Mercury Retrograde, Canva runs updates and the Tech Gods get bored.

So how do you make sure that your images come out crisp and perfect every single time? 

Watch this short training and the full blog post that I created for Think Creative Collective on Why are My Canva Images so Blurry and What Can I do About It?


1. Use the right dimensions

If you’re creating a website banner based off of a newsletter template, chances are that the resolution is out and that your image is being stretched and will look blurry. Always design for the dimensions that you need.

2. Facebook compresses images

To get the best results when uploading to social media, try these tips and tricks:

  • Download your design using the PNG file type.
  • Double the dimensions of your design easily with the Canva for Work magic resize feature and overcompensate for the compression. Canva personal users can create designs with custom dimensions from scratch.
  • Compress your image sizes without losing quality by using Tiny PNG or Image Optimizer.

3. Use high resolution images

If your images are not high res, they will often appear blurry once downloads and more design elements have been added. High quality images are imperative for good design and professional images, and will give the impression of quality.

4. Design fundamentals

It takes time and practice to develop an eye for graphic design, to know how to use fonts and colors correctly so that images and text complement each other well.

I often see small design mistakes that make images hard to read and appear blurry. The wrong font and color choices can have a huge impact on the quality and legibility of the text on your graphics.

5. Canva runs updates

Canva is acting up, what do you do?

  • You can outsmart Canva by making a copy and working in a new design or a new browser.
  • Take a screenshot of your design if it didn’t save, so it’s easier to recreate.
  • If it’s not downloading your fancy font correctly, pick a script or sans script font (ideally already in the Canva library).

These are just some of my tips to make sure that the graphics you create will be nothing short of perfect. To get the whole training and all of my best tips, head over to Think Creative Collective and be sure to let me know if you have any questions!

See you next time.



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