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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

Using the Quick Create feature

The Quick Create feature is a relatively new one to Canva. I’ve found it so useful for creating graphics for multiple platforms when I need something quick but I also need them to match in terms of style. So if you have a project, e-book, course, or something else you would like to promote, have a look at this feature.

To open the Quick Create feature, you need to go over to the Social media section on the Canva home page – it’s the fourth icon along:

Figure 6.7 – Canva option icons on the home page

Figure 6.7 – Canva option icons on the home page

Here you will find lots of social media templates, images, and content ideas, but we’re looking for the very first section, Quick Create Collection. Click on the image of the four pink and blue graphics and it will open up the step-by-step page to create with this feature.

Figure 6.8 – The Quick Create feature

Figure 6.8 – The Quick Create feature

The first thing we need to decide is which...