Canva Video Tutorial: How To Create Beautiful Graphics As a Beginner

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.

Before we get started, you can open up Canva in a separate window here, and follow along for free.

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Grab a coffee, open up that internet browser on & let’s get straight into it! 

Canva Video Tutorial: 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.

Lesson 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. ?

Canva Video Tutorial: 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. How to use Elements with Canva

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. How to work with Text in Canva

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.

Canva Video Tutorial: 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! ?

7. How to export your designs with Canva

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 website’s feature, embedding, etc. ?

If you’re having any trouble watching these tutorials on this page, head over to my YouTube Channel here.

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David is the founder of and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online, while for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.