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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 an animated Instagram story

Instagram stories are extremely popular and gain a lot of engagement; these are a good type of design to create and promote your business. You can also animate your story with elements, animation features, or video. Stories on both Instagram and Facebook work better when they have an aspect of movement to them.

You can use an Instagram story template on Facebook as well.

Let’s look at the different types.

Adding animation using the Canva features option

Search for the Instagram story template size using the Create a design option. By now, you probably know that there are lots of templates for this size to the left of the design. You can either use a template or create your own from scratch using the elements, textboxes, and images.

If you are creating from scratch, remember to make use of your branding. Use your color palettes, fonts, and branded imagery to stay consistent throughout your design.

Follow along to create...