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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

Printing templates

Canva has a huge array of different-sized templates, ready for you to use a template or create a custom template for any aspect of your business. However, picking the correct one is important before you start designing, as many of them have additional settings on them:

Figure 12.1 – Rulers, margins, and print bleed options

Figure 12.1 – Rulers, margins, and print bleed options

Here are a few examples of template sizes that you can look for and use for printing.

Mainly for business owners, creating marketing materials is an important part of our everyday task list, but you can also create printable designs at home, such as the following:

  • Flyers (portrait)
  • Business cards
  • Brochures
  • Newsletters
  • Infographics
  • Invitations and cards

All of these options have hundreds, if not thousands, of templates already set up for you to edit and use. They also have the margins and print bleed incorporated into the design for you, so let’s look at what the print...