I love Canva.com. It is one of my favorite creation tools I have found to date.
It’s a great tool for DIY graphic designers, with its great amount of templates that make it possible for any blogger or web developer, regardless of talent, to create her own super-slick, professional-looking graphics.
The interface is easy to use. You can start with a blank slate or a template. They have a pretty good store house of free graphics and allow you to upload your own if you need them. The interface seemed to be cleaner, easier to use, and quicker.
Plus, it’s free!
This tutorial shows some of the different things you can do with Canva to create an interesting background for your graphics.