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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

Finding and editing your templates

Canva templates have been designed with you in mind. They are easy to edit and constructed in a way that, in some instances, requires no editing at all, or you can create a design from scratch. But how do you find a template that’s suitable for your business needs? That is what we are going to find out in this section.

So, let’s head over to the Canva dashboard. From here, you have a couple of options to search for your template. Use either the Create a design button in the top-right corner or the search bar in the middle.

Figure 2.1 – Home page screen, showing the search bar and design buttons

Figure 2.1 – Home page screen, showing the search bar and design buttons

If you know what you want to search for, for example, a Facebook story post, you can use the search bar, but if you’re not sure, select the Create a design button, and it will give you a dropdown to choose from, which is what we are doing here:

Figure 2.2 – Create a design dropdown

Figure 2.2 – Create...