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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

Starting and finding your designs

Using a template is often the quickest and easiest way to create quick graphics in Canva, but sometimes, it’s necessary to create one from scratch, especially if we can’t find a template that matches what we are looking for. Starting a blank template is very similar to using a pre-made template. Click on the Create a design tab and search for the size you require. A blank template of the selected size will open up for you. Alternatively, you can click on the Custom size tab and you are given the following size options:

  • px (pixels)
  • in (inches)
  • mm (millimeters)
  • cm (centimeters)

These are useful if you are creating a banner, poster, book, or something else that has a specific size you need to work to.

Figure 2.20 – Custom size options

Figure 2.20 – Custom size options

Finding your designs

Every design in Canva is automatically saved as you go along, and they are all saved in your Projects tab in the left...