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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

Text effects and fonts

Canva is home to hundreds of different fonts, so whatever you are creating, you are sure to find a font to suit your design, but how do you find them and how can you make them stand out more? Well, that’s what we are going to find out in this section.

The dropdown for fonts appears once you have added a text box to your template. It’s the first option along the top bar. The fonts appear on the left side and you can choose one through search or scrolling as they’re shown in alphabetic order with recommended, recently used, and your brand fonts appearing first.

Figure 2.37 – Selection of fonts available in Canva

Figure 2.37 – Selection of fonts available in Canva

If by some chance you cannot find the font you want to use in Canva, you can also upload a font you have purchased or downloaded from the internet. As long as you have the OTF or TTF files, you can upload these to Canva. This is a Pro feature, and we will be looking at how to do this in Chapter...