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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

Changing the transparency

Transparency is one of the features I think I use the most; it’s great for social media posts where you have an image and would like to overlay text. So often, text on an image becomes unreadable due to the heavy use of color, but adding a shape with the transparency adjusted really brings out the text.

In this example, I have an image underneath and have adjusted the transparency of the arrow so that you can read the information on top but also still see the image beneath:

Figure 4.12 – Transparency

Figure 4.12 – Transparency

To adjust the transparency in Canva, select the small box that looks like a chess board in the top-right corner, as the following screenshot shows:

Figure 4.13 – The transparency slide bar

Figure 4.13 – The transparency slide bar

This gives you a slide bar to adjust the transparency on any element, image, or text box – a really useful feature for great-looking designs. So, let’s look at how you can resize...