Get to Know the Graphic Designer

BeFunky's Graphic Designer lets you make fully customizable designs, in just a few simple steps. Start with a blank template, or customize the professionally pre-designed templates to make it your own! Designs for social media posts, business marketing, announcements, and more. 

Workspace Basics and Page Elements


Knowing your way around the Graphic Designer is the first step to getting comfortable with BeFunky. When you open the Graphic Designer, you are prompted to pick a template or choose a blank canvas.

A. The Main Navigation Bar runs across the top of your workspace. Click Graphic Designer to switch between applications. You'll also find Open and Save menus in the center. On the right is a Profile dropdown that you can use to change your account information, settings, contact support, and more.

B. The Left-Hand Menu is where you'll find all of your editing and customization tools as well as the Image Manager. Hover over the icon to expand the menu. 

C. The Bottom Bar houses the Layers and Groups menu, alignment, and the zoom and pan tools. You can also undo actions, review your edit history and reset your canvas (clear your current design).

D. The Canvas displays the project you are currently working on. 

Starting a Project


When you visit the Graphic Designer for the first time, you’ll be presented with the template library or the option to choose a blank canvas. Click Open from the Main Navigation bar to see your options for starting a project or an existing project. Return to this screen time by selecting Templates from the left-hand menu, then click Search Templates to change the template on your workspace. 

Zoom and Pan


Use the slider in the Bottom Bar to zoom in/out of your design. When you're zoomed in on your project, you can move it around your canvas (also known as "panning") by holding the SPACE bar while you click and drag the design. Panning around your project comes in handy if you’re doing detailed work close-up, and want to move to another part of your design without zooming out and back in.

Pro Tip: If you are using a touch pad, you can also use two fingers to pinch to zoom in and out or swipe to pan around the canvas.

Undo and History


On the very right of the Bottom Bar, you’ll see four icons:

  • Reset: This clears your current project from the canvas and completely restarts from scratch.
  • Undo and Redo: If you make a mistake, you can click the Undo button. If it turns out not to be a mistake, click Redo to revert back. 
  • History: This shows the history of the edits you've made to your image. From here, you can revert to any stage of your editing process. 

Saving and Sharing

You can save your BeFunky project in a few different ways. Select Save from the Main Navigation Bar to choose the location in which you'd like to save or share your image. We currently support saving in JPEG, PNG, and PDF formats. You can also save it as a BeFunky Project file (.BFD) which will keep all of your layers intact if you’d like to continue to edit your project at a later date. 

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