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Canva Tutorial: Creating Beautiful Designs From Scratch

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Canva is a great beginner friendly app that makes it easier to create amazing designs for every social media posts online or in print.
Learn how to create beautiful designs in just a few clicks with this detailed guide to Canva.

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Canva Tutorial: Creating Beautiful Designs From Scratch

  1. 1. Get Started: Canva Tutorial
  2. 2. What is Canva?
  3. 3. Why use Canva?
  4. 4. #1 Easy to use. Just drag and drop
  5. 5. #2 Store and share designs with your team
  6. 6. #3 Millions of images, vectors, and illustrations
  7. 7. #4 Edit photos
  8. 8. #5 Millions of images, icons, shapes
  9. 9. #6 Customize texts from hundreds of fonts
  10. 10. Creating an Account
  11. 11. Search for Canva
  12. 12. Click the link for Canva
  13. 13. Choose among Facebook, Google or Email to sign up
  14. 14. Sign-up using Facebook sampleemail@domomain.co m Fill out the form
  15. 15. Sign-up using Facebook sampleemail@domomain.co m Click Log In
  16. 16. Sign-up using Gmail sampleemail Add Gmail and click Next
  17. 17. sampleemail@gmail.co m Sign-up using Gmail Add Password then click Sign In
  18. 18. No google account? Click Create account
  19. 19. Sign-up using Email Fill out the form First name Last name sampleemail@domomain.com sampleemail@domomain.com
  20. 20. Sign-up using Email Click Sign up First name Last name sampleemail@domomain.com sampleemail@domomain.com
  21. 21. Confirm your Canva account in your inbox
  22. 22. Sign in using your Canva account Type Username/Email & Password
  23. 23. Sign in using your Canva account Click Log In
  24. 24. Know the basics
  25. 25. Thebasics username Username Account Settings Profile Notifications
  26. 26. Thebasics username Click Create a Design to start
  27. 27. Thebasics username View your designs and other peoples work
  28. 28. Thebasics username Create folders to organize designs
  29. 29. Thebasics username Delete designs using Drag & Drop
  30. 30. Thebasics username See tutorials and be inspired by other people’s work
  31. 31. Now start getting CREATIVE!
  32. 32. Choose from the templates username
  33. 33. Or customize dimension username
  34. 34. Choose a template username
  35. 35. Choose a Layout
  36. 36. Watermarked Layouts are $1 each
  37. 37. But there are also free Layouts
  38. 38. Add Elements
  39. 39. Add Free Photos Drag and drop the photo to change the background
  40. 40. Add Free Photos The photo is now the background
  41. 41. Use Grids
  42. 42. Search for Images then Add Drag & drop Photos
  43. 43. Each Images can be edited Customize
  44. 44. Add Frames then drag a photo
  45. 45. Change the image
  46. 46. Change colors & filters, or crop
  47. 47. Add Shapes and customize colors
  48. 48. Add Lines and customize colors & size
  49. 49. Add Illustrations and customize colors
  50. 50. Add Icons and customize colors
  51. 51. Add Charts and customize colors
  52. 52. Add I Canva and customize colors
  53. 53. Add Text Add headings or choose from designs below
  54. 54. Edit Text Select the text to be edited
  55. 55. Edit Text Select from different Fonts
  56. 56. Edit Text Select from different Fonts sizes
  57. 57. Edit Text Change font colors
  58. 58. Edit Text Use Bold or Italic to change font styles
  59. 59. Edit Text Change text alignment
  60. 60. Edit Text Change texts to UPPERCASE or add Lists
  61. 61. Edit Text Customize character spacing & line height
  62. 62. Edit Text Copy text & arrange forward or backward
  63. 63. Edit Text Customize text transparency
  64. 64. Zoom Button Zoom in & Zoom out button
  65. 65. Add a new Page Click +Add a new page
  66. 66. Move page down Copy page Delete page Pages
  67. 67. Edit/Add Background Choose from the colors and designs
  68. 68. Upload Images Click Upload your own image
  69. 69. Upload Images Select image from file and it will be uploaded
  70. 70. Edit Images Filter the image to your liking
  71. 71. Crop Images Crop the image the size you want then click the check symbol
  72. 72. Flip Images Flip images horizontally or vertically
  73. 73. Save you design, make a copy or resize
  74. 74. Undo & Redo
  75. 75. Edit design title Type the new title and click Done
  76. 76. Share your design through Facebook or Twitter
  77. 77. Download your design JPG/PNG for web display
  78. 78. Download your design PDF for print
  79. 79. JPG/PNG resolution of 96 dpi (dots per inch) Download your design
  80. 80. PDF: standard resolution of 96 dpi for viewing Download your design
  81. 81. PDF: for print resolution of 300 dpi Download your design
  82. 82. Let’s CREATE! a quick Facebook post
  83. 83. Select Facebook post
  84. 84. Upload an image
  85. 85. Resize the image to fit the page size
  86. 86. Filter photo. Change the tint
  87. 87. Add text heading
  88. 88. Type a ‘Tree Pose’ & change font to Edo
  89. 89. Change character spacing to 90
  90. 90. Change font color to #fff952
  91. 91. Change font size to 80
  92. 92. Add subheading
  93. 93. Type ‘grows’ & change font to Special Elite
  94. 94. Change font size to 56
  95. 95. Change font color to #ff680
  96. 96. Copy Tree pose heading
  97. 97. Change text to “Confidence”
  98. 98. Change font color to 44d9e6
  99. 99. Change font size to 90
  100. 100. Set letter spacing to -60
  101. 101. Add a text template
  102. 102. Edit text, size, position & color
  103. 103. Add watermark & edit Transparency to 51
  104. 104. Filter image. Blur by +5
  105. 105. Add a link to icons/text/images
  106. 106. Click save
  107. 107. Download, share, or make public
  108. 108. Facebook post
  109. 109. Now, it’s your turn. Get CREATIVE!
  110. 110. “Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with your marketing.” - Mike Volpe
  111. 111. Thanks! Ivy T. Virtual Professional www.indieivy.com

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