So you want to make a vision board, but you don’t have poster board. Or magazines. Or a printer. Or paper at all. If you don’t have paper supplies, but you want to make a vision board, I have good news! You can quickly and easily make a digital vision board from the comfort of your home. There are so many awesome ways to make a vision board online. In this post, I’m sharing How To Make A Digital Vision Board: Desktop Wallpaper with Canva. This is a great manifestation technique!
*VIDEO* How to Make a Desktop Wallpaper Digital Vision Board Using Canva
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How To Make A Digital Vision Board: Desktop Wallpaper with Canva
Vision boards are a great manifestation technique when you’re a manifestation beginner. Of all the techniques, this is one of the simplest and most FUN! And making a vision board digitally is great when you don’t have paper products around.
Check out the above video for a walk-through of this tutorial for How To Make A Digital Vision Board with Canva.
A quick note: You can use different software for your base. I like Canva because it’s free and it has already created template sizes so you don’t have to figure that part out.
Create a quick list of the focus areas you want to include on your Digital Vision Board. Popular areas include: love/relationships, fitness, health/wellness, yummy/healthy food, travel, new home, money, success, school, and more. Think about areas that are important to you or that you’ve been thinking about a lot.
1. Prep Your Base
Thanks to Canva’s template system, you can get an already-sized base that fits most desktop wallpapers. Here’s how:
- Open Canva
- Create a Canva account, if needed
- Sign into your Canva account
- Search for “Desktop Wallpaper”*
- Click on the Blank template
- Optional: edit the base/background color by clicking on the template, clicking on the small white box near the top left of the screen, and selecting a new color
*Note: You can make any type of digital vision boards – posters, phone wallpapers, etc. Also, desktops come in many shapes/sizes so double-check the dimensions work before you get started. Or if you’re like me, trust the template and hope for the best when you go to set your wallpaper. Lol.
2. Add a Title
This is optional, but I like to add a title. Personally, I avoid things like “My Vision Board” or “My Dream Life” because those imply the vision board is the life you don’t have yet. And we learned in my post/video about How to Manifest Anything that you want to get into the energy of *already having* your dream life. I also avoid adding dates because I like to trust divine timing and I don’t want my manifestations constrained.
- Click on “Text” in the left navigation panel.
- Click on “Add a heading” and a text box will appear on your template.
- Edit the text as you’d like (I like to add something like “My Life” but put your personal touch on it as you like)
- Edit the text formatting, if you want – change the font, font color, etc. using the options along the top of the template
- Re-size, etc.
3. Add Photos
You have lots of options when it comes to photos. You can either collect images in a folder beforehand or look for images while you’re working in Canva.
- Canva photos: Click on “Photos” in the left navigation panel, search for the photo type you want (“house”, “fitness”, etc.), click “Free” in the search box to only view free-to-use photos, select the photo you like – it will appear on the template.
- Google images: Search for images on Google, click on the image to view a larger size, right-click the photo, select copy, go back to your Canva template and use keyboard shortcuts to paste the image (command+V on mac).
- Pinterest images: Search for images on Pinterest, click on the image to view a larger size, right-click the photo, select copy, go back to your Canva template and use keyboard shortcuts to paste the image (command+V on mac).
- Images in your folder: Drag and drop onto your template or copy-paste the images into your template.
Edit the images as you’d like:
- Re-size the images by clicking on the corners, holding down, and dragging your cursor to make the image bigger or smaller.
- Move the images around.
- Right click the image and select to bring the image forward/backward to make them overlap like you want.
4. Add Non-Photo Graphics (aka “Elements”) *optional*
You can also add non-photos (think graphics / emojis / etc.)
- Click on Elements in the left navigation pane.
- Search for the element you want (“heart”, “plant”, etc.)
- Click on it to add it to the template and edit it (re-size, etc.) as you like.
- Optional: You can even edit the color of some elements – select the element and if there’s a small box near the top left that matches the color of the element, you can click that to select a new color.
5. Add Text *optional*
I LOVE adding quotes and words (for intentions/themes) to my Vision Boards.
- Click on Text in the left navigation pane.
- Click on “Add a heading” and the text will appear on your template.
- Edit the text and formatting as you’d like (see #2 for details).
- Optional: If the text doesn’t pop enough, use the steps from #4 to add a rectangle behind the text, edit the color, etc. to help the text stand out a bit more.
6. Download Your Digital Vision Board
- Click “Download” in the top right corner of the screen.
- Use this image to set your wallpaper (use directions for your type of computer/device).
Vision boards are great for manifestation. You can make a digital vision board for free in just a few minutes (depending on how long you want to browse photos and tweak your layout). They’re super easy and fun! Hope you learned a lot about how to make a digital vision board with Canva. You can use this tutorial to make a vision board in any style you’d like. Desktop and mobile wallpapers are my favorite. But feel free to make something you can print.
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