Graphic design: Crello, one of the best tools!

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Graphic design is an element that can’t be missing in any startup or company to realize campaigns, social media posts and stories, newsletters, and much more. However, tools to create graphic design projects can be difficult to use.

How can this issue be solved then? It’s easy, start using Crello!

Along this article, in fact, you will learn what is Crello and how to use it to become a graphic design professional!

What is Crello

Crello is a video and graphic design tool that can be used by anyone, as it is very intuitive and cheap.

It was released in 2017 by Depositphotos, which is a royalty-free content marketplace founded by Dmitry Sergeev.

Graphic design categories in Crello

Crello includes a wide variety of templates to create graphic design projects of any kind and in an easy and quick way too.

In fact, in the “Templates” area of the website there are the following categories:

  • Animated designs
  • Social media posts
  • Blogging
  • Covers and headers
  • Marketing materials
  • Events
  • Advertising

Each category has its own subcategories, where you can find whatever, you may need for your business and not only.

Short tutorial on Crello: how to create your graphic design

The first thing to do as soon as you enter the website is to log in or sign up (also with Google, Facebook, or your Apple ID). You will find both buttons on the top right corner of the home page.

Once you are in, you will find a menu with the following sections:

  • Templates: here you will find all the categories mentioned above.
  • Unlimited: here you can search for royalty-free photos, templates, videos, and vectors.
  • Brand Kit: here you can find the logos, colour palette and text styles of your brand once you choose or upload them.
  • My projects: here will be stored all the graphic design projects that you will create.

When you choose a template or the type of design that you want to realize, you land in the creation mode.

Let’s see the creation mode interface in detail.

Creation mode interface

Once you are in the creation mode, you will find the main menu on the left. Within the menu, there are the following categories:

  • Templates
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Music
  • Animations
  • Objects
  • Background
  • Text
  • Brand Kit
  • My files

From the upper menu, instead, you can choose to present, share, resize or download your project. In addition, you can rename the project to make it more recognizable.

At this point, you can start realizing your graphic design project by choosing a template, a photo, or a video. Each element or text that you add to your project can also be modified. Let’s see how.

How to modify elements and texts in the creation mode

Depending on the type of graphic design element that you want to modify (photos, objects, or videos), you will have different options that will appear when you click on it:

  • Change colour
  • Add transparency
  • Flip the element
  • Animate the element
  • Remove background
  • Add filters
  • Crop the photo
  • Modify borders
  • Change the element position
  • Align the elements
  • Lock the element (in this way it won’t move while you modify other elements or texts)
  • Duplicate the element
  • Delete the element

As regards text, you can modify the following parameters:

  • Font, size, colours, and style of the text
  • Alignment of the text
  • Spacing between lines
  • Transparency
  • Animation
  • Effects
  • Position

Subscription plans

There are two subscription plans in Crello:

  • the Starter plan, and
  • the Pro plan.

The Starter plan is the free version and there are the following features included:

  • 5 design downloads per month
  • More than 50.000 graphic design templates
  • More than a million premium images
  • Thousands of video clips and animations
  • Access to more than 200 million royalty-free content from Depositphotos

The Pro plan, instead, costs $9.99 per month or $7.99 per month if you pay yearly. The features included are the same of the free version, but in addition you can also:

  • Download projects and royalty-free files without limits
  • Invite team member
  • Create branded content with Brand Kits
  • Remove backgrounds from images

Graphic Design tools: Conclusions

Crello represents the best choice if you need to create graphic design projects, but you don’t own the appropriate skills to do it. In fact, Crello was thought for all those people who want to approach this field and show their creativity without spending time learning how to use more complicated software.

If you are among those people, we hope that this article was useful to learn more on this tool and how to use it. However, if you feel the need to learn more, you can give a look to the tutorials offered by Crello at this link or read Crello’s blog at this link.

If you are interested in graphic design tools, please read also: Graphic Design: a list of 30 tools and the best 10 for us

Be curious! Do not limit yourself and do not stop at our proposal of tools! Check out our article Software Discovery platforms: the top 9 for us to find the one that best suits your needs.

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