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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)
Part 1: Getting Started, Templates, and Features
Part 2: Creating Your Brand and Design Tips
Part 3: Let’s Get Creating

Designing Eye-Catching Graphics through Useful Features

Canva has many great features, but some of the best are the simple ones that you may miss when creating your graphics. They help with consistency, saving time, resizing quickly, and positioning your elements correctly. Many of them are along the top bar of a template, so in this chapter, we’re going to look at each one in more detail.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:

  • Grouping elements
  • Align and spacing text
  • Rulers and margins for print
  • Locking elements
  • Changing the transparency
  • Resizing your designs
  • Positioning elements front to back
  • The Background Remover tool

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to use all of the template features, understand what each one does, and know how to use the Background Remover tool.