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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

Locking elements

The Lock feature allows you to create more complex designs and move things around without displacing elements you don’t want to move. Lock them in place, and they won’t move until you unlock them. To lock an element or multiple elements, select it or highlight the group and select the padlock in the top-right corner.

Here I have selected the blue background arrow shape and locked it in place. You can see it’s locked as a small padlock appears in the bottom corner, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 4.10 – The lock feature

Figure 4.10 – The lock feature

With text boxes, you have the additional feature of the padlock. When it’s clicked once, it locks the text box in place but gives you the option to edit the text. Click the padlock again and it will be fully locked, meaning you cannot edit the text until it’s unlocked. The following example shows this feature:

Figure 4.11 – The lock feature with additional text editing

Figure 4.11 – The lock...