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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

Using lines and shapes

Lines and shapes in Canva are instrumental to your designs. You will find that you use them a lot more than you ever planned to; that’s because lines are brilliant at dividing and organizing information on a design and shapes are great at giving the design a sense of balance and can help to draw the viewer’s eye to important aspects.

Lines

Lines can be found in two places. The first is the simplest: all you need to do is press the L key on your keyboard and a line element will appear on your template. The second is to search for Lines in the Elements tab, which gives you more line elements, as well as images that have used the Lines keyword. But for this section, we are looking for a normal line, which comes up first in the list.

Figure 2.22 – The line element

Figure 2.22 – The line element

We can now do more with lines in Canva. At the top of your template, you will see a selection of options. Hover over each one to see what it can...