There’s a new and exciting way to create a Vision Board online. It’s simple. It’s easy. And it’s fun to use.

In my previous post How To Create A Vision Board Using Online Tools I explored the concept of using tools such as Google Images, Pinterest and then collating the images using the Collage feature in Picasa, Google’s FREE Image Editing Software. This method is still very useful and if you’re not opposed to Picasa automatically arranging your Vision Board images into a Collage, then this method would be preferred.

However, when it comes to creating a Vision Board there’s real value in having the ability to position the images in the order you wish. For example, there might be a few images relating to Family, a few relating to Career, etc. With these it might make sense for you to group them together to form a collective goal.

What is the best tool to use to create a Vision Board?

There are many tools out there, but from what I’ve experienced, the new cool kid in town goes by the name of Canva – See canva.com. Ok, so it’s not exactly new. Canva has been around since 2012, but it’s come a long way since. In fact, what gives the tool so much credit is social media and technology expert Guy Kawasaki joined the company as chief evangelist. If you’re not familiar with who Guy Kawasaki is, he’s one of the guys responsible for marketing the Macintosh in 1984. Basically, he’s a legend.

How can you use Canva to create a Vision Board?

Let me walk you through the process…

Step 1

Visit canva.com and create a profile. You can login via Facebook Connect, so this part should take you seconds.

Step 2

Create a Design by choosing a canva layout. Now the best layout for Vision Boards is either:

  1. Photo Collage
  2. Poster, or
  3. Choose custom dimensions
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Step 3

Start searching for your Vision Board images. Leverage Google Images and Pinterest. Once you’ve found an image you like, drag it to your desktop or right-click > Save As > Save to your desktop.

You might like to spend some time researching images. And, if you’re using Pinterest you might like to create a new board, call it Vision Board 2015 and add/upload your pics to that. That way you can store a future reference of your Vision Board and reflect on it as years go by.

Step 4

So now that you have all your images saved onto your desktop it’s now time to jump back into Canva and upload all of the images to that. To do that, go to the Uploads tab on the left of the menu and either 1) Click ‘Upload your own images’ and find your images on your Desktop (see Image 1 below), or 2) Drag your images onto the canvas and they’ll upload immediately (see Image 2 below).

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Image 1: Click ‘Uploads’ on the left then click ‘Upload your own images’ and find them on your Desktop.
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Image 2: Drag your images onto the canvas and they’ll upload immediately.
Step 5

Your images should now be visible under the ‘Uploads’ tab. From here, simply select them one by one. They’ll then become visible on your canvas for you to then reposition the way you like. Once you’re happy with the finished product, it’s just a matter of downloading it to your computer and sharing it with the world. You also have the option of making your work Public, which means it will feature on the wall stream of other people’s Canva masterpieces.

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Share, Download and make your Vision Board Public.

When downloading your Vision Board, I’d recommend selecting ‘High quality PDF’ because I’ve found the Image resolution is not the greatest. However, this may be adjusted based on what you select as your Canva layout size, as described in Step 2.

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Tip: download as ‘High quality PDF’ for best results.

Below is the finished product of my Vision Board for 2015.

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A finished product. My Vision Board for 2015.

Final Recommendation

The purpose of creating a Vision Board is to have a visual cue of what your goals and aspirations are, so that you can be consciously and subconsciously reminded what to keep focused on. With that in mind, it’s important that your Vision Board is displayed in a place that’s easy to see frequently. Personally, I like to print out my Vision Board on my bedroom wall so that it’s one of the first things I see every morning.

Now you know how to create a Vision Board online in 5 easy steps.

I hope you have found this blog post useful and it’s inspired you to create a Vision Board for yourself. I’d love to see what you come up with or if you have any feedback or tips you’d like to share with me. Reading the feedback from my readers is what inspires and motivates me to keep writing and focusing on my goals.