Canva is an awesome online based graphic design software. It allows you to create incredible graphics for Pinterest, Facebook, YouTube, your blog, business, etc. You name it, you can probably create it with Canva! It’s so easy to use & intuitive, you can even get started today without having any previous design or graphics experience. To make things even easier, I’ve put together a Canva video tutorial to guide you through the ‘getting started’ process in 7 steps.
Grab a coffee, open up that internet browser on Canva.com & let’s get straight into it! 😉
Canva Video Tutorial: Create beautiful graphics even as a complete beginner!
#1 Setting up your Account
The Setup process can be a tricky process at times, often result in the computer telling you how weak your passwords are and that you can’t spell your own name.
With Canva though, it’s as simple as clicking on the ‘sign up with Google’ Button or just entering an email address & getting started.
If you’ve already got an account, we’d best move on to exploring the homepage a little more.
#2 Homepage Interface & Navigation
What do those buttons do? What about that over on the top? How can I sort & organize my homepage?
These are all a few questions that get answered in this navigation video. Tools are always a lot easy to operate if you know where they are, which is why I’ve broken things down for anyone new to Canva or trying to find something in particular. 😉
#3 Design Editor Interface
We’re getting to the good stuff! To create the best graphics, you need to know where to find the most useful tools, and that’s what this video covers plus loads more!
#4 Using Elements
Elements are the building blocks of your designs. You can make your graphics stand out, pop and sizzle by including the right elements.
Elements are a number of things on Canva, from images, graphics & logos, to lines & your very own uploads!
Find out how to use these elements and more from this Canva video tutorial.
#5 Working with Text
The text functions on Canva are pretty powerful. So powerful that they needed a video for themselves! 😉
You have a lot of options when it comes to using fonts in Canva, the real trick comes to deciding!
To help you decided, check out the font pairing tool from Canva.
#6 Using Templates
If all of those features weren’t enough for you, you can get going with a pre-designed template.
Best yet, these awesome templates are designed by professional graphic designers!
All you have to do is adjust them to your liking and you’re good to go! 😉
Once you’ve completed your design or project, you’ve got one step left… To export or download it in some way.
Here is where Canva provides a number of useful options.
If you’re looking to share your design on social networks, you can connect them and send them directly from Canva!
If you need to publish a presentation, you can save it and present directly from Canva… built-in transitions and all!
Simply want to download your file to your computer? Hit that download button & choose your file type.
Those are just a few of the useful ways to export your designs… Not even mentioning the websites feature, embedding, etc. 😉
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