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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
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Part 2: Creating Your Brand and Design Tips
10
Part 3: Let’s Get Creating

Using grids for quick, effective designs

I love grids. For those of you that have ever been to one of my training courses or watched my tutorials, I always mention grids. They can help you to create a lovely-looking graphic in mere minutes, giving you space for your images, business name, branding, and information. So, let’s dive straight into how to add a grid to your template.

Grids can be found in the Elements section on Canva, so once you have your blank template open, head over to the Elements section and type in grids:

Figure 6.17 – Finding grids in the Elements section

Figure 6.17 – Finding grids in the Elements section

You will notice that you now have a long list of straight-edged elements that include a green hill, a blue sky, and a white cloud – any element in Canva that has the white cloud, green hill, and blue sky within, can have either a color, image, or video added to it. Scroll down and select one that has a few different size squares. I’ve selected the one...