Through subtle adjustments, graphic designers can make simple images beautiful and memorable. Poppie Pack, a senior graphic designer at Canva, created 50 excellent graphic design tips communicated with beautiful images that show exactly why those tips work so well. We’ve selected 14 of our favorites to share with you.

For the layman, these images will throw some light on how graphic design decisions are made and how imperceptible some of them may be to the untrained eye.

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Use Light And Bold Font Variants For Emphasis And Impact

Crop Images To Let Them Act As Background Textures

Typefaces Have Personalities Too. Make Sure You Represent Your Message With The Right Fonts

Choose A Geometric Typeface Teamed With An Elegant Serif For A Happy Pairing

Apply A Grid To Create A Clean Composition, Using One Of The Photo Holders As A Text Box

Contrasting Typefaces Make A Great Duo


The Placement Of Text Is A Crucial Element. Make Sure To Break Your Lines Up The Way It Should Be Read

Create Clever Compositions By Letting The Features Within Images Guide Where To Place Your Type

Use Shapes To Create Contrast And Offset Your Text From Your Background Image

Make Beautiful Collages With Your Favorite Photos Using Grids, Ensure To Apply The Same Filter To Each Image For Consistency

Apply A Tint To Your Image The Same As Any Block Color In Your Design For Consistency

Aesthetics! Composition! Adjust All The Elements In Your Graphic So They Are On Corresponding Angles


Use The Combination Of A Tint And X-process To Create Two-tone Filter Effects

Use Areas With Clear Space In Your Images For Creative Ways To Include Text

Use Strong, Geometric Typefaces To Amplify Your Message.