and welcome to my little corner of the internet! I'm Emily Moore, and I am a private photo editor based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For the last 5 years, I've worked with

dozens of photographers across the United states, taught private editors from all over the world, and built a team of incredible editors. I'm a a wife, mom of two fur-babies & one sweet angel in heaven. I love popcorn, yoga pants, & spending weekends with my sweet family!!

wife, mom of two fur-babies & one sweet angel in heaven. I love popcorn, yoga pants, & spending weekends with my sweet family!!

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Canva: My Go-To Design Program

Design

Canva: My Go-To Design Program | Emily Moore | Private Photo Editor | www.emilymoorephoto.com | Canva is a 100% Free and easy-to-use program that is a game changer for any business. Instead of dealing with complicated programs like Photoshop or InDesign, you can create beautiful PDFs, Podcast graphics, webinar presentations, and much more using my favorite templates in Canva.

Canva: My Go-To Design Program

I used to hate Canva. I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about when it first came out.  Everyone raved about how easy it was to create e-books, Pinterest pins, and blog graphics…but every time I designed something it looked horrible. Nothing came out looking very professional, and I was completely fed up with it. So much so I found myself designing all of my e-books and my Editor’s Business binder in Photoshop.

Yes, you heard me right: Photoshop, the world’s worst program for creating written PDF guides. Photoshop allowed me to design my book however I wanted, but it was a HUGE pain to have to go back and edit it if I found a mistake. Not only that, but my incredibly tech-savvy husband had to help me add clickable links to it every time I exported it. To say it wasn’t ideal is an understatement, but it worked for me.

Looking for Something Better

Honestly, I thought Canva was just another “jump on this bandwagon” thing that would be gone as soon as it arrived. Then one day, I stumbled upon some templates on Creative Market.

“Design eye-catching, optimized graphics that encourage clicks to your site, create a workbook to use as a lead magnet that converts visitors into e-mail subscribers, and achieve a higher conversion rate with engaging opt-in buttons,” it said. Oooh…tell me more!

Canva: My Go-To Design Program | Emily Moore | Private Photo Editor | www.emilymoorephoto.com | Canva is a 100% Free and easy-to-use program that is a game changer for any business. Instead of dealing with complicated programs like Photoshop or InDesign, you can create beautiful PDFs, Podcast graphics, webinar presentations, and much more using my favorite templates in Canva.

“Plus, you can use Canva’s foolproof (and free!) drag-and-drop platform to export branded graphics with a consistent look and feel every single time, to help your blog and business stand out…”

“Ugh…Canva?” I thought. But I couldn’t help but feel excited by the templates, and clicked on the designer’s website to learn more. I instantly fell in love with this brand.

Basil & Bark

Basil and Bark captivated me immediately. They offered templates from webinar slide decks to pricing guides to Podcast promo graphics. Basically you name it and they had a bundle ready to be customized in Canva. Originally I had three templates I really wanted to buy, but being my frugal self, I decided to take a chance on just one template pack at first. After payment was confirmed, I immediately imported it into Canva and prayed my investment wasn’t a waste of money.

Canva: My Go-To Design Program | Emily Moore | Private Photo Editor | www.emilymoorephoto.com | Canva is a 100% Free and easy-to-use program that is a game changer for any business. Instead of dealing with complicated programs like Photoshop or InDesign, you can create beautiful PDFs, Podcast graphics, webinar presentations, and much more using my favorite templates in Canva.

That was the day I realized something so simple, I’m almost embarrassed to admit it. What I thought I hated about Canva really wasn’t an issue with Canva. It all boiled down to the fact that I had been using terrible templates.

Because Canva was a free program, I ended up using a bunch of their free templates in the beginning. Each one had me walking away feeling frustrated and disappointed. But these templates were different.

Finally Realizing the Truth about Canva

I FINALLY realized what everyone was talking about when Canva became one of the most talked-about programs available. Canva WAS an incredible program, as long as you have the right templates (at least for us non-designers). With my Basil and Bark template, I was able to easily create an entire PDF file WITH clickable links all within this one (FREE) program. I created multiple beautiful Pinterest pins for my blog post within a minute.

A few minutes of designing with Basil & Bark’s templates and I was sold. I became a lifetime member, which gives me access to all of their templates in the future at a fraction of the cost. It’s an investment I do not regret one bit, and I can confidently say that if you’re struggling to create beautiful resources for your business, you need to head on over to their website and check them out!

The Best Part

The best part about these templates is that many of them come in other file formats that can be used with other programs! So if you’re still not completely sold on Canva as a design program, you can still use these templates in your design program of your choice.

Canva: My Go-To Design Program | Emily Moore | Private Photo Editor | www.emilymoorephoto.com | Canva is a 100% Free and easy-to-use program that is a game changer for any business. Instead of dealing with complicated programs like Photoshop or InDesign, you can create beautiful PDFs, Podcast graphics, webinar presentations, and much more using my favorite templates in Canva.

But I’m telling you right now: these templates are SO easy to use in Canva. As a busy business owner who is constantly looking for ways to get time back into the day, I’m telling you that this is one way you’ll be able to do that!

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