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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
10
Part 3: Let’s Get Creating

Alignment

Alignment helps to keep your design organized and mess-free. It keeps everything clean and clear and easy to understand, helping your viewer to stick around and check out what you have to say.

It can be used by adjusting the spacing between elements or adding a block of color. Alternatively, it can be used by adding a line element – we looked at lines in Chapter 2, Discovering and Editing Templates.

Now, try adding a block of color under your text to create alignment:

Figure 7.11 – Simple graphic using a color block

Figure 7.11 – Simple graphic using a color block

Use lines to separate information, as adding a line gives a more organized look; it can be a small subtle line – it doesn’t have to be a big bold line if your design doesn’t need it.

Have a look at this example – a small line can make a lot of difference. Two have been used here – one to divide the text from the image and one to divide the two textboxes:

Figure 7.12 – Yellow graphic showing the use of lines for alignment ...