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Canva Introduction

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Canva Introduction Course Outline

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 class will get you up and running quickly with creating professional branded graphics in Canva. 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. 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. 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 course, 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.

Who Should Attend
This class 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 is helpful but optional.

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

Course Outline

Setting Up Canva on Desktop and Mobile
Technical requirements
What is Canva?
Free versus Pro – what’s the difference?
Canva Free benefits
Canva Pro benefits
Setting up your Canva account
Using the mobile version of Canva
Setting up folders for organization
Creating folders
Scheduling content with the Content Planner
Creating and scheduling a post
Other ways to schedule and post

Discovering and Editing Templates
Finding and editing your templates
Changing the colors
Changing images on a template
Changing the text and font
Starting and finding your designs
Finding your designs
Using lines and shapes
Text effects and fonts
The difference between sans serif and serif fonts
Curved text

Tools and Features for Using Elements and Images
Adding elements into the mix
Editing my chosen element
Being keyword specific
Element collections
Adding and editing images
Changing the background

Designing Eye-Catching Graphics through Useful Features
Grouping elements
Aligning and spacing text
Rulers and margins for print
Locking elements
Changing the transparency
Resizing your designs
Positioning elements front to back
The Background Remover tool

Downloading and Sharing Your Designs
How to download a design
How to share your design
Linking to social media
Creating clickable links
Apps you can connect to Canva
How to create a QR code

Printing your Designs
Printing templates
Print bleed
Crop marks and bleed
Flatten PDF
Color Profile
Designing multi-page documents for print
PDF editing and printing
Printing directly through Canva

View outline in Word


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