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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

Creating with frames

Frames are similar to grids in that you can add an image, color, or video to them, but they are different shapes rather than just square. These can be great to create fun graphics. They can be found in the same place as grids, but you can use the frames keyword instead.

I’ve added a scribble-style frame as the basis of my design example:

Figure 6.22 – Adding frames to templates

Figure 6.22 – Adding frames to templates

I will be creating a video blog-based template for this example, but you can create any style of your choice. Add a flat lay image, which is a photo taken from directly above, this could be of a notebook, pens, and a tablet arranged on a desk in a pleasing way. These can be found in the Photos section of Canva. Also, add a textbox at the top. At the bottom, add a square shape that can be stretched across the template. Then, add another template box for your information and website details at the bottom:

Figure 6.23 – Nearly complete frame-based design

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