Canva is a free application that allows you to make business cards in a simple way. With versions for Android and iPhone (iOS), the editor makes it possible to create art on the cell phone and can be useful to produce business cards to share on social networks or even to print and distribute to your customers. The app has a gallery with a multitude of ready-made templates that can be edited and used as an example.
In the following tutorial, learn how to make a business card using the Canva app on your smartphone. The procedure was performed on an iPhone 8 with iOS 12, but the tips also apply to Android users.
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Learn how to use the Canva app to create a business card – Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
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Step 1. Install the Canva app on your phone. When you open it for the first time, you will need to log in to your account or create a free registration. You can use your Google or Facebook account data to continue;
Log in to your account or register – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. On the Canva home screen, tap the search bar and search for «business card». The card options will be displayed. Tap on the desired model to edit it;
Search for business card templates – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. By tapping on a text, you can change the font, alignment, color and spacing. Use the buttons that appear around the text to rotate or change the size of the box. If you want to edit the sentence, just touch the text again;
Editing card text – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. To edit the background color of the card, tap on the background. You can change the transparency of the figures by touching them. Use the buttons that appear around the object to move and rotate;
Changing color and transparency of objects – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. If you want to add new texts, elements, photos and other elements, click on the «+» button, in the lower right corner of the screen, and select the desired item;
Adding new elements to the card – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 6. After making the edits, tap the share button in the upper right corner of the screen and choose the format in which the file will be exported (PNG or PDF).
Exporting business card – Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of the tips to create a business card on your mobile with the Canva app.
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