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Design Better and Build Your Brand in Canva

By : Laura Goodsell
Book Image

Design Better and Build Your Brand in Canva

By: Laura Goodsell

Overview of this book

If you're constantly frustrated by how long it takes to create a design in Canva, then you've come to the right place. This book will get you up and running quickly with creating professional branded graphics in Canva. You’ll learn how to set up a Canva account, both free and pro and create a brand kit while understanding the importance of branding. Next, you’ll discover all the features and tools as well as how to put everything together to build a brand you love and graphics that work for your business. As you progress, the chapters will show you how to organize your account, create presentations, use videos and animation within your marketing materials and more. By the end of this book, you’ll have a solid understanding of what Canva is and what it does and be able to confidently and easily create a branded design from scratch.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Getting Started, Templates, and Features
Part 2: Creating Your Brand and Design Tips
Part 3: Let’s Get Creating

Creating a logo in Canva and using templates

Canva has an amazing array of templates for logos, templates that Canva or freelance designers create, so you know you’re getting a good logo template.

To find the templates, use the search term logo in the Create a design tab; this will open up a 500 px x 500 px blank design for you.

Figure 8.1 – Drop-down menu showing template size

Figure 8.1 – Drop-down menu showing template size


Once you’ve finished your design, resize it to 5,000 px x 5,000 px, as this gives it a sharper look when used. The 500 px x 500 px size is OK but can look blurry when used on large items such as printed banners.

Have a scroll through the logo templates; there are thousands here, so it can be a bit tricky to find one that will suit your business and brand. At the top is a search bar, so you can add a keyword here to bring up suitable logos, or you can use the suggested tabs under the search bar; this will help in narrowing down your search results...