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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)
1
Part 1: Getting Started, Templates, and Features
6
Part 2: Creating Your Brand and Design Tips
10
Part 3: Let’s Get Creating

Creating a magazine or leaflet advert

Magazine or leaflet adverts can really help with promotion, giving you another platform to showcase what you do.

As with business cards, when you create your advert, keep in mind that it may be printed for a physical magazine, so turn on your print bleed and select the Crop marks and bleed, Flatten PDF, and CMYK options when downloading it.

Now, the sizing of this one is more down to the publisher that you will be sending it to; they may have certain sizes that they require your article or advertisement to be in. This is where you would need to create a custom design. There is a possibility they will request it in inches or millimeters, so you can use the dropdown to change the measurement:

Figure 9.32 – Different custom design sizes

Figure 9.32 – Different custom design sizes

Once you have your blank design template, it’s time to start creating your advert. Keep it simple and clear, staying consistent with your branding throughout. This...