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Discover everything you need to get started with Canva, create a brand, and easily design professional-looking graphics to go from zero to pro in no time

Key Features

  • Organize your business designs using folders and learn to schedule social media content in Canva’s own content planner
  • Learn to create presentations, as well as video and animated social media posts
  • Discover the features of Canva to help you save time, including the brand kit, quick create and templates

Book Description

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.

What you will learn

  • Understand the fundamental capabilities and features of Canva
  • Create a brand kit and understand what makes a good brand
  • Develop effective graphics to aid in increasing visibility on social media platforms
  • Follow step-by-step tutorials to create stunning designs
  • Create a branded logo and learn about trademark and copyright guidelines
  • Discover a world of color combinations, contrasts, and meanings for your brand
  • Explore the fundamental design principles
  • Use videos, animation, and sounds in social graphics for your designs

Who this book is for

This book is for aspiring designers, social media managers, VAs, service-based businesses and solopreneurs with basic experience in Canva, who are looking to advance in a new skill, while creating their brand and perfecting their social and marketing materials on a budget. A basic understanding of Canva, including setting up a free Canva account, creating a basic design using a template, adding images and text boxes and changing the color of fonts will be helpful but not essential.

Table of Contents

  1. Design Better and Build Your Brand in Canva
  2. Contributors
  3. About the author
  4. About the reviewer
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
  7. Part 1: Getting Started, Templates, and Features
  8. Chapter 1: Setting Up Canva on Desktop and Mobile
  9. Chapter 2: Discovering and Editing Templates
  10. Chapter 3: Tools and Features for Using Elements and Images
  11. Chapter 4: Designing Eye-Catching Graphics through Useful Features
  12. Part 2: Creating Your Brand and Design Tips
  13. Chapter 5: Exploring the Awesome Creative Tools for Branding
  14. Chapter 6: Expert Hacks to Create Your Own Professional-Looking Designs
  15. Chapter 7: Five Graphic Design Principles You Need to Know
  16. Part 3: Let’s Get Creating
  17. Chapter 8: Creating Your Perfect Logo
  18. Chapter 9: Making Social Media Graphics with Canva
  19. Chapter 10: Leveraging Video and Animation within Your Business Marketing
  20. Chapter 11: Downloading and Sharing Your Designs
  21. Chapter 12: Tips and Tricks for Printing
  22. Index
  23. Other Books You May Enjoy
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