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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

How to create a QR code

A QR code is like a bar code. Someone can use the camera on their phone to scan the QR code and it will open up whatever link has been attached to the QR code in the design. Often websites, social media links, and email addresses are added, but it can be anything with a URL.

Adding QR codes is done through an app. We discussed these in the previous section, so we’re going to dive straight in.

Open up or create the design you would like to add the QR code into, then head over to the left-hand menu, scroll all the way to the bottom, select the Apps tab, and click on the QR Code option:

Figure 11.39 – App selection in the left-hand menu

Figure 11.39 – App selection in the left-hand menu

It opens up a simple URL box. This is where you add the link you would like to attach to the QR code. You can leave it as a standard QR code or you can click on Customize and change the colors of the code to match your brand. Margin just changes the size of the border: