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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

Aligning and spacing text

Using the Alignment and Spacing features will help give your designs a uniform look, increase consistency, and make them visually pleasing.

To align anything within your design, and this works with all elements, images, and text boxes, you need to drag your mouse across them to highlight the elements and text boxes as a group, then select the Position tab in the top bar. This will give you lots of options for alignment, as shown in the following example:

Figure 4.3 – Alignment options drop-down menu

Figure 4.3 – Alignment options drop-down menu

In this section, we are looking at the bottom two groups of options.

You can now align the various elements selected, by selecting the Top, Middle, Bottom, Left, Center, and Right options; it will align every element that has been highlighted. You can also give each element equal spacing using the bottom options Vertically and Horizontally, and the Tidy up feature will give everything equal spacing all around. This is...