How to Crello?
When we looked up popular questions about Crello on the web and discovered the one presented above, we decided it was time for a comprehensive guide. How to create a bulleted list in Crello, what resolution do the files download in, how to make animations and how much does this all cost?
These are just some of the questions we are addressing in this post, so if you’d like to know more, read on.
- What is Crello?
- How to do a bulleted list in Crello?
- How to center a design in Crello?
- What resolution does Crello download in?
- How to upload your own font to Crello?
- How to make an animation in Crello?
- How does a trained designer combat Crello? (our favorite question)
- How to layer in Crello?
- How much does Crello cost?
What is Crello?
Crello is an online tool to create illustrations for web and social, marketing and personal projects. There are 20,000 templates for social media posts and updates, presentations, blogging, emails, posters and more.
Discover everything you need to know about Crello is in our themed mega post.
How to do a bulleted list in Crello?
While Crello does not have a bulleted list feature in its text editor per se, you still got options.
1) Use special symbols at the beginning of each line:
2) Use a presentation template that features a list design:
How to center a design in Crello?
When you select a design element within any template and move it across the design board, note the magenta lines. They indicate the alignment of your item with the design center points as well as relative to the other elements of the design:
To center your design, place your text boxes, lines, shapes, and icons roughly in the center and move them around a bit until you see the magenta indicator.
What resolution does Crello download in?
Crello designs are dispatched with 72 ppi screen but the output dpi can vary depending on your system settings.
As for pixel dimensions, when creating a design in Crello, you choose one of the 40 preset formats or set your own (between 3,000 by 3,000 pixels).
For example, Facebook post templates have a resolution of 940 by 788 pixels. Instagram posts are 1080 by 1080 pixels. Twitter post templates are 1024 by 512 pixels. Presentation templates are available in two formats – wide 1920 by 1080 pixels and standard 1024 by 768 pixels.
To preview format resolution, hover the cursor over the format preview:
When you are finished editing your selected template and press the Download button, you can choose the file type for your visual:
- regular or transparent .png
- standard or print .pdf
How to upload your own font to Crello?
If you are creating marketing visuals, you might want to upload your brand font to the editor or you just want to use a typeface not offered in our 300 font collection.
Font formats that can be uploaded to Crello are .ttf and .otf.
To upload your own font, go to My Files > Fonts > Upload font:
For more info on using fonts in Crello, check out our previous publications on 10 most universal fonts you can use in virtually any design, finding new free fonts and using them in Crello, as well as a post on font pairing for beginners.
How to make animation in Crello?
To make an animated ad in Crello, all you need to do is select a template in one of the four animated formats in Crello – Instagram Video Story, Facebook Video Cover, HD Video, Animated Post, customize the design and download your end result or send it directly to Facebook Ads Manager if you are planning an ad campaign.
Start by choosing a format:
Select a template and edit text and adjust design elements:
Name and save your design, and download your final visual:
Find out more about animation in Crello in our blog posts about Crello Animation Maker basics, creating an animated ad in Crello, turning photos into motion with animated objects and backgrounds, as well as searching animated and video designs, backgrounds and objects.
How does a trained designer combat Crello?
To answer this tricky question, we headed to our Art Director here at Crello Mykhailo Orlov, who provided us with a detailed commentary:
“Crello and professional design have approximately as many similarities as walking into a Zara outlet and going to a tailor,” says Mykhailo.
“A tailor can create almost any piece of clothing you desire. But the result is not guaranteed. What you’ve requested might work and turn out to be amazing. Or, your vision might prove off the mark and the design will fail completely.”
“With Zara (or Crello) – what you see is what you get. You walk in and pick what looks good. It has trendy clothes, it has the basics, you can pick and choose what suits you. It’s easy, instant and the result is guaranteed, even if it wasn’t made just for you.”
“Contrary to popular opinion, you don’t need much to create a unique look – personalize your look with a pretty scarf or a vintage bag, create a color combination that’s trendy and chic, and your look is complete. Zara makes couture styles readily available, and Crello does the same with design,” he concludes.
How to layer in Crello?
If you want to create effective designs, you need to understand layering. Check out our tutorial on using layers to make your designs look more professional.
How much does Crello cost?
You can use Crello with one of the three subscription plans: Basic, Advanced or PRO.
Basic is a forever free plan with 6,000 templates for visuals, personal storage for created designs, image (50) and font (1) upload.
Advanced is $79,99 a year and $7.99 for the monthly plan. It features 12,000 additional premium templates, free vectors, unlimited font upload, 1,000 personal image upload, and 5 free stock images per month.
PRO is for video geeks for $199.99 a year or $19.99 a month. It includes everything from Basic and Advanced, as well as 3,000 video and animated designer templates and option to upload own video footage.
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