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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

Expert Hacks to Create Your Own Professional-Looking Designs

In this chapter, we’re going to delve a little deeper into some of the features that will really help you understand how to quickly create graphics in Canva that look great, are branded, and include some great elements such as grids and frames. These are both fantastic features of Canva and ones I love to use myself.

In this chapter, we are going to cover the following main topics:

  • Adding gradients to achieve depth
  • Using the Quick Create feature
  • Using grids for quick, effective designs
  • Creating with frames
  • Creating graphs for your documents

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to add gradients, grids, frames, and graphs to your designs, as well as knowing how to use the Quick Create feature to create branded graphics for multiple platforms.