Beginner's Guide: 10 BeFunky Design Tips
Written by  Daisie Team
Published on 9 min read


  1. How to use templates in BeFunky
  2. How to add and edit text
  3. How to use BeFunky graphics
  4. How to upload your own images
  5. How to apply filters and effects
  6. How to save and share your designs
  7. How to use the paint tools
  8. How to use the custom color picker
  9. How to create a photo collage
  10. How to apply a custom background

Creating visually captivating designs shouldn't be a chore, and with BeFunky, it's a breeze. This powerful online tool's vast array of features lets you transform your ideas into stunning graphics. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice dipping your toes into the world of design, this guide breaks down 10 practical tips to create stunning designs with BeFunky. So, let's dive in and start crafting your visual masterpiece!

1. How to use templates in BeFunky

Templates can be your best friends when it comes to design. They offer a ready-made canvas that you can customize to fit your vision. Let's start with how you can use templates in BeFunky to create stunning designs.

Step 1: Open BeFunky and click on 'Templates' on the left-hand side. This will reveal a variety of pre-made templates for different purposes—social media posts, banners, flyers, presentations, and more. Choose the one that best fits your design goal.

Step 2: Once you've picked your template, it's time to make it yours. Click on any element within the template to modify it. You can change the text, color, and size, or even replace images with your own. The key is to make the template work for you. The beauty of BeFunky templates is they are fully customizable, allowing you to create stunning designs with ease.

Step 3: After you've tweaked and fine-tuned your template, hit the 'Save' button at the top of the screen. Now, your design is ready to impress the world.

Using templates in BeFunky is like having a design shortcut. They give you a solid starting point, and from there, it's all about adding your unique touch. So, don't shy away from using them. They're there to help you create stunning designs with BeFunky, even if you're just starting out.

2. How to add and edit text

Text is an integral part of any design. It conveys your message, sets the tone, and can make or break your design's overall impact. Here's how you can add and edit text in BeFunky to create stunning designs.

Step 1: Open your design in BeFunky. On the left-hand side, you'll find the 'Text' tab. Click on it, and you'll see a variety of options to add text boxes or use text graphics.

Step 2: Click on the 'Add Text' button. A text box will appear on your design. You can type in your desired content, and then adjust the size, color, and font using the 'Text Properties' panel.

Step 3: Want to make your text pop? Try the 'Text Effects' feature. You can add outline, shadow, or apply a gradient to your text. Experiment with these options to see what works best for your design.

Step 4: Once you're satisfied with your text, click 'Save'. Voila! You've just added personalized text to your design.

Remember, your text should be clear, concise, and compelling. It's not just about what you say, but also how you present it. With BeFunky's robust text editing features, you're well-equipped to create stunning designs that speak volumes.

3. How to use BeFunky graphics

Graphics can add a visual spark to your designs. They can highlight your message, define your style, and make your design more engaging. Let's walk through how you can use BeFunky graphics to create stunning designs.

Step 1: Open the BeFunky editor and select your project. Look for the 'Graphics' tab on the left-hand side and click on it to explore a plethora of available graphics.

Step 2: You'll find a range of categories from shapes, lines, to themed illustrations. Click on the one you want to use and it will appear on your canvas.

Step 3: You can move, resize, rotate, or flip the graphic as needed. Just click on the graphic to bring up these options.

Step 4: Change the color of your graphic through the 'Graphic Properties' panel. You can also adjust its transparency, blend mode, or even apply effects.

Step 5: Happy with your graphic? Click 'Save'. And there you go! You've just enhanced your design with BeFunky graphics.

The right graphic can transform a good design into a great one. So, don't be afraid to experiment with different graphics and see how they can elevate your design.

4. How to upload your own images

Now, let's talk about making your design uniquely yours. One of the best ways to do so is by adding your own images. Using BeFunky, you can easily upload and incorporate your photos into your designs. Let's get right into it.

Step 1: On the BeFunky editor, click the 'Image Manager' tab on the left side. Here, you'll find options to upload your images.

Step 2: Click the 'Upload' button and select the image file from your computer. BeFunky supports various file formats including JPEG, PNG, and even RAW files from your camera.

Step 3: Once your image is uploaded, it will appear in the image manager. Simply drag and drop the image onto your canvas.

Step 4: You can adjust the image as needed. Resize it, move it around, or even crop it to fit your design perfectly.

Step 5: When you're happy with how your image looks, click 'Save'. Voila! You've just made your design more personal with your own image.

Remember, your image can tell a story that words often can't. So, don't hesitate to add your personal touch to create stunning designs with BeFunky.

5. How to apply filters and effects

Creating stunning designs with BeFunky is a breeze, especially when you harness the power of filters and effects. These creative tools can add a dash of artistic flair, a vintage vibe, or a dramatic twist to your designs in just a few clicks.

Step 1: On your BeFunky canvas, select the image to which you want to apply a filter or effect. You'll see a tool bar popping up.

Step 2: Click on the 'Effects' button. BeFunky boasts a wide range of effects, from the classic black and white to the funky pop art. You're bound to find something that suits your style.

Step 3: Once you've selected your effect, use the sliders to adjust the intensity. This allows you to control just how much drama or subtlety you want to add.

Step 4: If you want to experiment with more, head to the 'Filters' section. Filters can adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of your image. It's like having a mini photo lab at your fingertips.

Step 5: When you're satisfied with your masterpiece, don't forget to click 'Save'.

And just like that—you've just taken your design from good to great. Filters and effects are an excellent way to create stunning designs with BeFunky. Try them out and see what magic you can create!

6. How to Save and Share Your Designs

Once you've used BeFunky to create your stunning designs, it's important to know how to save and share your work. Whether you're designing for business or pleasure, BeFunky makes it easy to deliver your designs to the world.

Step 1: After you've completed your design, look for the 'Save' button at the top of your screen. Clicking this will give you several options on how you want to save your design.

Step 2: You can choose to save directly to your computer, or you could save to BeFunky's cloud storage. Saving to the cloud allows you to access your designs from any device, anytime.

Step 3: To share your designs, select the 'Share' button. This will give you options to share your designs directly to social media platforms like Facebook and Pinterest, or to send via email.

Step 4: If you're sharing to social media, you'll have the option to add a caption. This is a great opportunity to engage with your audience and share a little about your design process.

Remember, the goal is to not just create stunning designs with BeFunky—but to share them too! So don't be shy, show off your work and let the world see your creativity.

7. How to Use the Paint Tools

BeFunky isn't just about templates and text—it's also a digital canvas for your artistic side. The paint tools let you add a personal touch to your designs or even create stunning designs with BeFunky from scratch.

Step 1: Start by selecting the 'Paint' option from the side menu. You'll see an array of tools appear, including brushes, color palettes, and more.

Step 2: Choose your brush type. BeFunky offers a variety of options, from soft and gentle brushes for subtle details, to bold and broad brushes for eye-catching strokes.

Step 3: Next, pick your color. Select the color that suits your design best from the palette, or use the color picker tool to capture a specific color from your existing design.

Step 4: Now it's time to paint! Click and drag your mouse across your design to apply the paint. Don't worry if you make a mistake—you can always undo your last action, or use the eraser tool to clean up any unwanted paint.

With these tools at your disposal, you're ready to channel your inner Picasso and create stunning designs with BeFunky's paint tools. Happy painting!

8. How to Use the Custom Color Picker

BeFunky's custom color picker is a game-changer for those who want to create stunning designs with BeFunky that perfectly match their brand or theme. It's as simple as pointing and clicking!

Step 1: To start, find the 'Custom Color Picker' in the left-hand toolbar. Click on it, and you'll see a spectrum of colors ready for you to select.

Step 2: Now, you can manually select the color you want by navigating through the spectrum. But let's say you want to match a color already in your design. For that, we have the 'Eyedropper' tool.

Step 3: Click the 'Eyedropper' tool and then click on the color within your design that you want to match. You'll see the custom color picker automatically adjust to that exact color.

Step 4: You can now use this color for any element of your design—text, shapes, backgrounds, you name it!

With the custom color picker, you can ensure the colors in your design are exactly what you want. No more settling for 'close enough'—get the perfect color every time and create stunning designs with BeFunky!

9. How to Create a Photo Collage

Have you ever wanted to create a stunning photo collage with BeFunky but weren't sure where to start? Well, you're in luck, because it's never been easier!

Step 1: Under the 'Create' tab, click on 'Collage Maker.' This will open up an array of collage templates for you to choose from.

Step 2: Once you've selected a template that suits your needs, it's time to add your photos. Click on the 'Image Manager' button on the left-hand side and upload your images. You can add as many as you want, and don't worry—you can always add more later!

Step 3: Now, let's arrange your photos. Simply drag and drop your photos into the collage cells. You can also adjust the size and positioning of each photo within its cell.

Step 4: Want to add a personal touch? Use the 'Text' tool to add captions or the 'Graphic' tool to add fun shapes and embellishments. And remember that custom color picker? Use it to make your collage truly unique!

And just like that, you've learned how to create a stunning photo collage with BeFunky. Now, go forth and collage!

10. How to Apply a Custom Background

Applying a custom background is the icing on the cake when you're looking to create stunning designs with BeFunky. It's the final touch that brings your design together and makes it pop. Here's a quick guide on how to do it.

Step 1: Click on the 'Background' tab on the left-hand side. This will give you a range of options for your background, including solid colors, patterns, and even textures.

Step 2: If you're going for a solid color background, simply click on your preferred color. But what if you want a specific color not presented in the palette? This is where that handy custom color picker we talked about earlier comes in. Use it to choose the exact shade you want.

Step 3: If you prefer a pattern or texture, scroll down until you find one that catches your eye. Once you've found the perfect fit, click on it to apply it to your background.

Step 4: You can also adjust the opacity of your background by dragging the 'Opacity' slider left or right. This is particularly useful if you want your text or graphics to stand out more.

And there you have it! With these simple steps, you can add the perfect finishing touch to your BeFunky designs. Remember, a great background can make all the difference in capturing your audience's attention!

If you enjoyed our Beginner's Guide on BeFunky Design Tips and want to take your designs even further, we recommend checking out the workshop 'Bringing Your Art To Life With Animations' by Farid Sukurov. This workshop will teach you how to add a new dimension to your designs by incorporating animation, making your artistic creations more engaging and dynamic.