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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


In this chapter, you’ve looked at a lot of different features – ones that can save you time but also help generate great graphics. The introductions to these features were more like tutorials, as each one you could follow along with. Looking back at this chapter, you have learned how to create and add a gradient as a background to your design, bringing out the information. You’ve also discovered and learned how to use the Quick Create feature, generating multiple graphics for different platforms at the same time. You can now add in grids and frames, and also add color, images, or video. You’ve even learned how to add and create a graph for your information-based social media posts. That’s an amazing amount of information so far!

However, none of this is going to produce fantastic graphics without you being able to understand the basic design principles and knowing how a design works, so in the next chapter, this is exactly what we are going...