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

How to download a design

Downloading a design in Canva is, like many other features, very straightforward. Once you’ve finished creating your design, all you need to do is click on the Share button at the top: this gives you a lot of options, but we’re focusing on the Download button. A dropdown will appear where you can select a variety of download options – the main one for the majority of designs would be PNG. This is an image file, and we covered these in Chapter 3, Tools and Features for Using Elements and Images, and we’re going to be looking at the PDF options in Chapter 12, Tips and Tricks for Printing. So, let’s select the PNG option for this exercise:

Figure 11.1 – Download options

Figure 11.1 – Download options

After selecting PNG, it takes you to a page of further options. If you have Pro, you can choose to download your file with a transparent background and compress the file size. There is also an option to save the download...