Design School's Ultimate Guide to Designing With Backgrounds [With Ready-to-Use Templates] | Writing about Life in the digital age |

In order to arrange your design, you need a place to start. Backgrounds are the foundation of your graphics — it helps pave the path to forming a successful composition.

Textures and colors help create depth and contrast, allowing your graphics to stand out and get noticed. Well composed images can help create space for you to overlay text, while visually communicating your message at the same time.

Using a background can help give your designs more context and provide a visual element to help support your content.

Bonus: We’ve designed most of the images in this article as templates for you to personalize! To use them for your own stuff, just click them and they’ll be ready to edit in your Canva account (No Canva? It’s free!). 

Via Jeff Domansky