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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

The Background Remover tool

The Background Remover tool has got to be, hands down, the most popular feature of Canva Pro; it always comes up as a favorite. It allows you to remove the background of any image within your designs. It also gives you the option to add or remove parts that have been missed in the background removal process.

It can be found in the Edit image section, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 4.16 – The Background Remover tool

Figure 4.16 – The Background Remover tool

As seen in the following example, it takes everything out of the background, leaving your main focal point:

Figure 4.17 – An image with the background removed

Figure 4.17 – An image with the background removed

Sometimes, if the background colors are similar to the main subject, parts can get left in or removed in error, so you have the Erase and Restore tools, which give you an adjustable brush size to paint back or remove parts of your image, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 4.18 – Background Remover Restore and Erase brushes
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