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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

Positioning elements front to back

Canva works with layers; all elements, text boxes, and images are layered upon one another within the template. These layers can be adjusted so that you can add backgrounds, text boxes on top, and elements in between, building up your design.

To change the layering, select the Position tab and the top options will allow you to bring your element forward or backward one layer at a time or straight to the front or back, as shown in the following example:

Figure 4.15 – Element layering using the Position options

Figure 4.15 – Element layering using the Position options

Have a go with these options, as often, just moving an element by one or two layers can have a great effect on a design.

Lastly, we’re going to look at what is probably the most popular feature on Canva, the Background Remover tool.