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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

Adding and editing images

Canva has amassed a huge library of images, hundreds of thousands, and it has vastly improved on the editing front as well. You can now do a lot of your editing directly on your template. Canva has teamed up with other image platforms such as Pixabay and Pexels to bring you even more amazing images.

If you can’t find an image that you like or would prefer to use your own imagery, you can upload these to Canva, using the Uploads button. This can be found in the menu on the left of your template; from here you can upload images and videos you have saved on your device. There is also a great feature here where you can record yourself directly in your Canva template. We will be looking at this in greater detail in Chapter 10, Leveraging Video and Animation within Your Business Marketing.

Figure 3.12 – Uploading your own images and video into Canva

Figure 3.12 – Uploading your own images and video into Canva

The best way to check out all of the images in Canva is to open up...