How To Use Canva For BEGINNERS! [FULL Canva Tutorial 2023]

How To Use Canva For BEGINNERS! [FULL Canva Tutorial 2023]
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In today’s video, I’m sharing an   in-depth Canva tutorial for beginners,      and you’ll learn everything there is to   know, to start designing your own graphics.      And whether you’d like to use it for YouTube,   Instagram, other social media channels, it doesn’t      really matter because Canva offers a great   variety of tools and it’s free to use as well.    So after watching this video, you’ll know   how easy it is to actually design with it.      So let’s do this. Hi my lovely people, I’m   Natalia and welcome back to my channel,      where I share super actionable ideas   on content creation for entrepreneurs      and creatives. And in today’s video, I’m   bringing you a comprehensive Canva tutorial.    And if you’ve not heard about   Canva, it’s a free design tool,      completely brilliant. It’s got tons of different   photos, elements, and other graphics for      you to use. So in other words, a complete   lifesaver in the content marketing world,      it’s absolutely brilliant for any graphics that   you want to design. Whether it’s for social media,      your website and blogs, whether   it’s for any presentations cards,      anything of that nature, Canva will sort you   out. So without further ado, let’s do this.    Okay. So we’ll start off with creating an account   in Canva and it’s completely free to begin with.      Um, so you can sign up either with Google, with   Facebook or traditionally with an email address.    Obviously I have an account already, so I don’t   need to do that. So just sign up. It’s super easy.      And then we’ll start designing. All right. So   this is what the Canva homepage looks like.      And there are quite a few different areas   to help you navigate. So I’ll explain      each and every one of those so that you know   where to go for certain functionalities.    So let’s start off with the top right panel.   You’ve got your account. So this is where you      can kind of change your account settings.   You can set up your profile photo as well,      refer your friends and things of that nature. Then   there’s a create design button, which I’ll explain      in a moment. You’ve got the settings in here, the   account settings as well, there’s a help center.    And one of the most important parts is the search   bar. Once you’ve signed up for a free Canva      account, there are some differences between   the basic kind of free Canva and Canva Pro      which I’ll explain at the end of this video. So   make sure to watch till the very end, but at this      point I’m just using the free Canva because this   is what the majority of people will use and need.      So we’ll just stick with it. And then at the   very end, I’ll explain it. Oh, the details.    So the first thing we want to start off with   is the top right corner. And in here you can      see the search bar and I have to say it’s one   of the quickest ways to find any templates,      any different designs with specific dimensions   that you need to look for. So for example, if      I wanted to quickly create an Instagram   post, I’ll just type in Instagram. And      it already gives me a few different options.   You’ve got your Instagram posts, reels video,      which is a new feature. So it’s quite good that   they’ve already applied that to their program.      They’ve got Instagram story quiz, Instagram   story, and more specific designs for Instagram.    So this is how you can just quickly kind of   browse through what they offer and it’s a      great way to find it without scrolling forever.   Okay. So in the top left, you’ve got the main      navigation panel and you’ve got the, you know,   the returning to the homepage, of course. And      then you’ve got templates and they’re obviously   categorized into different types. You’ve got your      social media, personal, business,   marketing, education. So there are      various different templates for you to   browse and whenever you need something      you can just glance through it and see what they   offer already in Canva. You’ve got the feature      section as well with photos, icons print,   because Canva now offers printing as well.      There are different apps that you can have   connected to Canva, for example, Bitmoji.    So, you know, we can create your own little,   little kind of avatar personality with Bitmoji      and then apply it to different designs.   Use it in there, which is quite, you know,      quite useful, especially when you’ve got a   very specific personal brand. So this is,      you know, it’s good to know that this is   an option in Canada as well, and kind of a,      has quite a few different integrations. So   this is how we can kind of read more or know      that this is the functionality that they offer.   Uh, there’s also the explore section, uh, with      different graphs, charts, videos, teams.   So you can kind of have a look in there.      There’s also the learn section, which is super   important, especially when you’re a beginner.    So after you watch this whole video, set up your   account, kind of get the feel for what Canva      actually is I would highly recommend you actually   go to the learn tab and watch some of the kind of      quick tutorials that they offer. And they’ve   got various different things like social media      marketing. So they, as they say in here, learn how   to connect and grow your community. So they’ve got      quite a few different features and tips for you.   So the learn section is really, really important,      and I’ll mention something at the very end of this   video as well, a resource for you to learn even      more in depth than this video is going to go,   but stay tuned. I’ll explain that at the very      end. And, and then you’ve got the pricing   section and obviously the free version will      be most useful to the majority’s people wanting   to use Canva because it’s, it’s really great. It’s      packed with different functionalities, but if you   want access to different parts of Canva, again,      I’ll explain later on in the video. You might   go for Pro, so there’s Enterprise, which is a      bit more bulky. There are more teams involved.   If you’ve got a large business that you need to      design for, or you’re designing for multiple   different companies. If you’re, for example,      a social media manager, that might be a kind of a   good option, but I think the free version is still      really amazing. And then the next tier would   probably be pro I would say enterprise is a very,      very big type of plan. I would leave it. It’s   probably not well for the majority of people.      And they also have pricings for education   or non-profits, which if you’re a part of,      I would highly recommend you look into   it because they’ve got some great deals.    Next we go to the left bar. And first off,   you’ve got the recommended for you, which      is the homepage. Uh, with the recommendations   they’ll go through in a moment, then you can      see all your designs at a glance. So this is what   this tab is for is very, very useful. And I’d say      this is probably something that I go to   straight away after opening Canva, because      I sometimes like to refer to previous designs   or templates or different things of that nature.    But again, I’ll explain that later then   there’s shared with you. So if you’ve got      shared designs within a team or from other   people that you’ve invited to work with,      this is where the designs that they’ve   shared with you would show up. I don’t have      that at the moment because I’m not really   working with any other creators in Canva.      But this is where you would   go for the shared designs.    And then you’ve got the brand kit. The   brand kit is a functionality only available      for the pro users. And this is really an amazing   functionality. If you have a specific brand and      you like to stay consistent, which I’m a huge   advocate off. In each and every one of my videos,      I always say. Stay consistent with your brand. And   this is how Canva facilitates the process for you.      So this is where you can upload your logos. You   can create different brand palettes, so they,      you know, it doesn’t have to be just   one palette. It can be a few and you can      pick your brand fonts for your   heading, subheading and body.    And this means that you have those available   when you’re designing. I’ll show that to you      in a moment, I won’t be available to me because   I’m just showing that at a free Canva account,      but you’ll see where it is and how easy it is to   actually access it. If you have a pro account,      then you’ve got your folders, which is quite a   neat way for Canva to again, keep you organized.    You’ll find the, at the beginning you have a few   designs, right? But after some time you’ll have      multiple, multiple designs pertaining to different   parts of your business or dealing with different      social media platforms. And if you just refer to   the old designs tab, You’ll find that you’ll be      scrolling, scrolling, scrolling all the time, and   it’s very easy to kind of get lost in the mess.    So I would highly recommend for you to set   up your own folders right from the get-go.      So for example, if you’re just focusing on   social media and designing for social media,      choose the platforms that you’re on. Again,   I would focus on one or two at the beginning,      but if you’re on more, then you   can just create folders for it.    So say Instagram, YouTube, you know, Pinterest   have those folders ready, and then whenever you      design. Just file it away in that folder, it will   still be visible within the, all your designs tab,      but you can just go to your folders   and select a particular one if you’re      looking for something. So again,   you’re not scrolling for ages.    And then you’ve got your trash folder. So you’ll   have all the things that you’ve trashed. Uh, you      can just delete from here. You can see kind of the   images that you’ve uploaded, which I’ve not done      on this account or any designs you can just delete   permanently, um, that will be sorted for you.    I’ve created a team as well for myself. So this is   how I view it to my team. I can change the name of      the team and here I can add members in here create   new folders within that team. And you can see the      specific things for your team and in here so   again, your designs, folders, apps, people,      groups, settings. So this is where you can set   up your team. So you know, who can actually join,      you can add your people in here. Canva at the   moment has pay one, get four free. So you can      invite four people to team up with you on Canva   Pro for free, but obviously it’s just Canva Pro.    So let’s get back to the recommended   for you tab. And this is your main,      main kind of view on the homepage. So you   can see that you’ve got the recommended tab.    So you’ve got your poster, infographic,   presentation, video message, logo, Instagram      posts. You’ve got tons of different things, but   then when you go through the different tabs,      you’ve got various categories again. So you’ve got   social media, Instagram posts, Instagram story,      animated, social media, TikTok background,   Canva’s developed the TikTok part as well.    They’re really quick, by the way, really, really   quick with introducing different features or      different resolutions. So as you’ve seen before   with the Instagram Reels part that was added      almost instantly after the Reels were created,   even though it’s a very similar resolution      to other kind of mobile graphics still,   they want you to access it really easily.    So, if you’re looking to   design something for TikTok,      you can just type in TikTok , and   they’ll show you all the different types,      even if that’s a resolution that already exists   and has different templates on Canva. Okay. So you      can just go through it. You can see events, you’ve   got different invitations, posters, tickets.    You can design so many different things in   Canva. It actually blows my mind. I used to work      in Photoshop. Mostly. I was an avid Photoshop   user, not just because I was a photographer,      but then I started designing, playing   around more. And to be fair, I used to think      Photoshop is the way to go. Just because it’s   got all the functionalities that you need.    I have to say I’ve not used Photoshop for   designing for a really long time. They’ve      developed it so much that you actually don’t   really need it. That’s not to say that Photoshop      is not useful. That’s not to say the Canva’s   got all the functionalities that Photoshop has.      I have to say that. Still in some parts, Canva’s   a bit more cruder, but let me just say that.    I think within the next few months, years, I think   they’re going to develop this platform even more,      but their main goal. And you can see   it it’s infused within the whole app.      Their main goal is to keep it as   simple and intuitive as possible.      And this is why with this tutorial,   I’m trying to keep it at that as well.    So really, really try Canva and let me know in the      comments below what you think about it.   And if it’s that easy to use. All right,      so let’s start designing. And there are actually   three ways in which you can create a design.      So right off the bat, you can see the big purple   button in the top, right corner, create a design.    And that’s probably the easiest quickest way.   And this gets you to really blank kind of page      where you can just start designing whatever   you want. Then the other option is to search      as I’ve shown you before. So I’d say YouTube,   and if you want to create channel art. You      just click on that particular tab and it just   displays a specific resolution for your design.    Again, it takes you back to designing and the   editor part. And the third thing is to obviously      use the templates from here. It’s very similar   to the one in search because the search bar      shows you the templates as well. I mean, not the   specific templates, but shows you the resolution.      Or if you go to your designs and copy an   existing design, just click, make a copy again.    Oh, we’ll take you through to the designing   panel. Okay. So let’s just pick a specific      template. So I’ll show you how we can actually   browse through different templates. So let’s say,      um, I want to design an Instagram post.   I clicked through to templates in the      Instagram post. And as you can see, Canva’s got   tons and tons of different templates in here.    So you can see it’s endless, it’s actually   endless and they keep updating this as well.      So you can have a look at what fits your   brand, what you know, matches what you want      to create at this moment. And then, you   know, you just, just start designing. So      let’s say I want to pick that particular one.   And this is when it takes you to the editor.    All right. Just like with the homepage, I’ll   just break it down for you. How the editor      actually works. So. Again, it’s very intuitive,   just like everything else in Canva . But if you      have a look at the top panel, you can return   to home to any of your designs. And by the way,      the new design, if you click on a template   or create a design, it opens a new window.    Um, so it’s quite a useful thing   because you can just get back to      what you were looking at, or if you need to   open another design that you’ve designed from      previously, you can just do it from here   and it doesn’t affect the thing that      you’re actually designing at the moment,   apart from home, you’ve got the file.    So you can create new design from there as well,      and he can save it, which it automatically saves.   And you can see in here that all changes are      saved. If there ever any issues with Canva, this   is where you want to look at, just to make sure      that all of your things are continuously   saved. Then you’ve got resolved comments.    You can add. If you’re designing within   a team, you can have different comments      added and you know, people can refer to   it. There’s a version history, which is a.      Pro option. So you can see what changes you’ve   made. You can make a copy of that, a particular      design from this, this moment that sometimes   when you create something, you might think,      well, I might go in a different direction,   so they can just make a copy at this stage,      leave it at that, or start designing and kind   of one type of design that you want to do.    And then within the other one, you can take it   to another thing. So this is why Canva is so      very fluid and so, so really nice and intuitive   for you to use. And then you can click download,      but again, most of these are shown in   different places and this editor as      well. And then you’ve got the view tab,   scroll, scrolling view, thumbnail view.    So if you’ve got multiple   pages, I’ve just created one,      or we can just create it from here. This is   how you would kind of jump in between those,      uh, let’s get back to it and then there’s a grid   view. So again, if you’ve got multiple pages,      so for example, if you’re creating an Instagram   carousel, this is a really good way to check the      whole design, see how it fits, see how   it would look like kind of as a whole.    So it’s a really, really good thing,   especially with Instagram carousels,      I really refer back to it. So let’s go back to   the scrolling view. You can show rulers, um,      so you can see. And here that pop top show   guides as well. If you create any guides,      I don’t have any guides in   here can show margins as well.    This is something that Canva will show you when   you drag different elements, which I’ll explain      in a moment when we actually start designing and   it can show printed bleed. So for any materials      that you want to print, he wants to have bleed,   which means that when you have a poster designed      and it goes to printing, usually any printing   companies will require for you to have that bleed.    Which means, for example, when this collect   moments design, you can see that this photo, when      I clicked on the bleed to show the bleed, this   photo kind of extends beyond the borders, which      means that if you send that design to someone   for printing it and get cut off. So it’s like a      safe area. So yeah, don’t have any kind of white   spaces or anything like that within your prints.    That’s very, very important when you you’re   creating any kind of printing collateral.      Okay. I’ll just untick all of those. We’re back   to scrolling view, and then you’ve got the resize      option. And again, it’s available just for pro,   but it’s really a lifesaver if you’re creating      multiple graphics for different social media   platforms or again, for different purposes.    So you can instantly transform that one   design into a different resolution. So      let’s say obviously the Instagram, you can   transfer Instagram posts or Facebook posts.      That’s quite a similar resolution or even the   same, because most people will use the same      kind of 1080 by 1080 pixels design,   both for Facebook and for Instagram.    But for example, for Twitter, you   maybe want to have something wider      and this is a great way to actually just   click. It gives you different resolutions      and you can just transform it. It will   extend your photo if it’s wide enough,      obviously, to, to show it, but I can show   it to you in the pro version later on.    So this is a really useful tool if you   want to have it. And then you’ve got the      CTRL + Z, so you can just undo any   changes. And as you can see at the very top      adjust saves it instantly very, very useful,   very important. Then you’ve got the name a bit      further to the right, so you can change   your, the name for the Instagram post.    You can just add a date. So say 2020. I don’t know   what date it is to be honest, because that year      just went. So let’s say the 18th of December.   I don’t know if it actually is, but nevermind.      And you can say inspiring quote. It’s   really good to have a way to, kind of,      name all of your designs, because if you’re   going to a specific template and if you use      that template multiple times, you will not   always know what that template is about.    Obviously you can see the thumbnails, but I’m   very neat with my naming. So I would advise      you do that as well. So just when you open   a design, you know what, you’re designing,      just change that name in there. Do yourself   a favor. Then you can share your design.      So you can share with the   owner, which is the account.    And then with, uh, my team, uh, share link to   edit, you can share link, choose this template      if you have pro share link to view. So for   example, if you are an agency or a social      media manager and you were designing for a company   and you want them to approve the designs, you can      just share a link to view rather than edit. And   obviously they cannot mess up your design in the      process. So that’s a very useful functionality,   especially when you’re a social media manager.    Then you’ve got the download   tab really easy to use.      Ready there at a glance when you’re finished   with your design and you’ve got different      file types. So for that particular design,   you’ve got PNG, this is a high quality image.    This is what I use for my social media   graphics. You’ve got JPEGs for a small      file size. It explains everything. This is   why Canva is so amazing. It just gives you      all the solutions ready. So it’s   not like you need to Google. Oh,      should I, you know, save PDF standard or should   I save PDF print? It tells you what it is.    It tells you what you can use for. So for   PDF standard, you’ve got a small file size      multi page documents so that you know, that   this would be useful for emailing someone,      but then you’ve got PDF print, high quality, multi   page document. So, you know, it would be much more      suitable to be printed. Then you’ve got the MP4   video ,SVG we’ll just leave. And then you’ve got      GIFs because you can create GIFs as well. Then in   Canva pro you have the ability to change the size.      So you can kind of double it. Triple it, you can   just kind of move that cursor over the slider.      And we give you a specific resolution   again, available only for Canva Pro users.    And we’ve got transparent background, which   is quite a neat thing if you want to create      PNGs without any backgrounds. That’s quite   useful if you’ve got certain elements or      something like this that you want to kind   of overlay. So if you’re creating a PNG or      something that you’re creating, let’s say for a   video and you don’t want to have the background      showing this is where you would go   for again, available just for pro.    And then you can compress file to lower quality   if you’re uploading to your website or something,      and then you can select pages. So   if you’ve got a multi page design,      you can just choose to download one   part of it by selecting in here,      or you can just take all pages and   it will download it as a zip file.    So this is when you would click done and and it   just exports it, download, preparing your design.      You always have a neat little quote. All right.   So once you open the design, the left panel      shows up as well. And the first element in   there is the template. And obviously you’ve      chosen your template. If you went for template   from the homepage, if you created a design,      you can go to templates from here as well and   browse through the different options that it has.    Obviously we’ve chosen one. So we’ve   got the recently used as this one,      but if you want it, you know, if   you were to create something for      Valentine’s Day or something in particular, you’ve   got Love Instagram Posts. So Canva continuously      tries to inspire you with different designs.   So I can click on Love Instagram Posts.    If you’re looking to post something   about gratitude or something, you know,      you want to express how loving you are of your   customers or whatever it might be. If you’re,      you know, thankful for your partner, you can just   go in here and see if you can get inspired by      what Canva offers. So you can browse through the   different templates that Canva offers in here.    And if you were to change something, you can   just click on it and it applies it to that page,      as well as you can see their video   kind of animated templates as well,      which is shown by that little kind of video,   a miniature thumbnail in here. So if you click      on it, you know that it’s going to be an animated   element, which again, I’ll explain that later on.    Okay. So let’s stick to that template   that I’ve chosen in the beginning. And      the next element in this left panel is uploads      and Canva lets you upload different media.   You can upload images, you can upload      videos. You can also upload audio, which is   the latest kind of addition and Canva. Canva      is trying to develop the video part of the editor   as well, which audio is obviously a huge part off.    So you can just upload any of your sounds, any   of your, you know, uh, music that you want to      apply to different videos in here. And it’s   so neat. It wasn’t available until kind of      a few weeks ago. So it’s, it’s a really cool   feature. So as you can see, I’ve got some of the      images that I’ve uploaded, so you can just click   on it and it will just copy it onto your design      and you can change the size of it in here. And   then you’ve got the Photos Tab and the photos tab      is a stock photo library. It’s so cool. There   are tons and tons of different photos that      you may need for your business. And there’s a   search bar in here as well. So if you were to      change, for example, that little kind of ocean   view, in here you can just drag a photo like this.    As you can see, this photo has a watermark,   which means it’s only available for the pro      users. And this is the one kind of caveat.   Also the free Canva. You’ve got tons and      tons of photos in this library, but   some of them are just pro and some of      them are free to use. So as you can see,   I can drag this one and it’s a free one.    You won’t see any watermarks,   but for this particular one,      you have the option to remove watermarks. And   if you do, if you click that or if you were to      download a photo like this, so let me show you   like that. It will show you the it’s got one      premium image and you would have to pay, and this   case 99 pence for that particular design, you can      download a watermarked picture, then you can pay   and download, but you can also get Canva Pro.    As you can see, this premium image is point 99. If   you were to, you know, have more elements to it,      it can take you up to like, you know, let’s say   three pounds per design or five pounds. If you’re      designing something more, elaborate like a poster   or a brochure. And in that case, that’s one design      that you’re paying for, but then you’ve got Canva   Pro and first of all, you’ve got a free trial that      you can have for 30 days and it’s completely free   and it gives you access to all of these photos.    So you can start designing that way, kind of, have   a feel for what Pro offers and then, you know,      just download these images and then they’re   yours or you can just take Canva pro and if you      design quite a few things in a month, if you’re   designing for social media and you really need      those really kind of more pro images, something   goes really well with your ,design Canva pro      in the UK at the moment is £10.99, so as you   can see in a month, if you’re using quite a      few of those photos, it, you know, it makes   more sense to have pro, but obviously again,      more than enough free photos are available   in Canva at the moment. So you don’t really      have to do it is just to show you that this   exists and you need to kind of look out for it.    If you scroll through the library and if you hover   over different images, it shows you in a bottom      right corner, whether it’s a free design or   whether it’s a Canva Pro design, as you can see,      I’ve got tons and tons of different free ones. So   I cannot actually find a pro one at this moment.      Gosh, there’s so many, see, this is it.   This is what I’m talking about. There      are so many different free images that   you don’t really need to have pro unless      you need all those different functionalities,   but let’s find something that is pro.    Okay. Let’s just drag this one. Yeah. So we can   just scroll through it, see if something fits your      brand or something in particular that you’re   looking for. Drag these over your design, and      it will kind of apply it to the background. And   obviously in this case, in this particular case,      this is a really cool feature that Canva offers   with all those different free photos. It’s really      amazing, but you can also search for something   in particular. So if you were to say, you know,      travel or whatever, you can just type in   travel, you can see different travel photos.    So, Oh, I found one pro. So again, if you   drag it, you see the watermark. So you can      just purchase that video or sorry, you can   just purchase that photo or you can just      choose a free one and that’s you sorted.   You can see that you can drag them in here.      So again, this is how you   navigate this particular panel.    Canva also shows you the recently used one. So   obviously I clicked through quite a few ones,      so you can, kind of, have a look at what you’ve   chosen before, especially if you were going for      a particular look or you were using some photos   in your previous designs, you may want to kind of      refer back to what you were looking for. So this   is how you would do it. The recently viewed, then      you’ve got the more kind of seasonal subjects   that Canva shows, so Christmas, you know,      different things to keep you inspired to go Santa   for example, you can just click on Santa sometimes      with Canva pro you’ve got PNG and designs as   well. So photos without backgrounds, obviously      this is again a paid element, but if you were, you   know, if you had a model and here, it can just add      that Santa hat on top of that kind of model   and it would emulate a more Christmassy vibe.    Then you’ve got the elements tab. And in the   elements tab again, it’s another library of      amazing, amazing elements. You’ve got the   recently used as with the photos. You’ve      gotten the featured ones. This is something that   kind of a showcases a few. They’ve got an artist      that they’re showcasing at the moment. This   is where you will go to get inspired. Some of      them again are free. Some of them are, are   pro, but you can kind of add them to your      design if you want. And many of them are actually   adjustable. Yes. We’ve got different featured      elements in here that you can view. So   they’re really cool kind of graphics.    You can search for icons sometimes. This is   usually very seasonal for Canva, but there are      different things in here like for example,   this one, which is a photo frame actually,      and I’ll go through the photo frames as well.   They can kind of drag your photo frame to a      specific part of the graphic design, and then I’ll   leave it in here. Obviously it doesn’t look cool,      but if you go back to photos and you   drag a particular photo into the view,      obviously it doesn’t go well with this particular   frame, as you can see, this is a frame that you      insert the photo into and it gives you almost   like a, almost like a vignette with colors.    Yeah. So we’ve got these different   types of elements that are featured,      but obviously if you’re looking for something,   it’s something in particular, you can search icons      or shapes in here as well. He’s got lines. So   different types of lines. If you want to make your      design a bit more interesting. If you’re looking   for something in particular, you’ve got kind of      more written lines, as you can see, almost reminds   me of like a lipstick stroke, very thin one,      but yeah. And he can change the color later on,   but I’ll just kind of leave it out at the moment.    This is one of the options. If you have   different types of lines, as you can see again,      some pro some free, like this one, let’s say   actually kind of liked that one. So you’ve      got these different elements in here. So these   are within lines. You’ve got shapes as well. So      let’s say I want to add a bar that showcases my   website as well. I can just click on any of those      shapes in here. You can play around with these   shapes. You have frames, you know, if you want to      again, make your design a bit more interesting.   You’ve got different shapes. You can, you know,      add different elements. Let’s say you want it   to do something a bit more, kind of like this.    I can drag, it rotate it. I can overlay it      with different elements to make it even more   cool. I can kind of change the colors of it      just to make it a bit more three-dimensional, you   know, there’s no limit to what you can do with      combining these elements and in the Canva Learn   part, you can learn how to combine those as well.    Let’s get back to the elements. There   are also frames and frames are a really,      really cool feature. Let’s go back to   that second page just so I can see it,      show it to you kind of as a clean design, these   are different frames, or you’ve seen it before in      the elements section, but these are different   frames that you can insert your photos into.    So let’s say in one to show something like a   lead magnet or whatever, I can just drag that      laptop frame and I can use my uploads let’s say.   Or, I mean, it doesn’t really look that good,      but nevermind. Or you can just drag a photo and   then if you double click on it, you can just      kind of move it. And you’ve got that displayed in   there. So it’s almost like a mock up and you’ve      got so many different options of the frames as   well. So I can just delete that particular one,      but let’s say you want three part design for   your graphic. You can have a wee quote in here      and then he can have three different   photos, kind of, showcased in here.    So if you’re designing like This or That post,   or which one would you prefer, like spend time      with your family or, I don’t know, workout, you   know, obviously it doesn’t go together. So I      have to, you know, Read through it a bit   more. Yes. So you can use that for example,      to get your followers engaged, add a little   quote at the bottom, or let them choose. And      they can just vote in the comments, which,   you know, let’s say way of spending time,      they prefer so again, a really cool feature   from Canva. Just delete the photos like this,      or you can delete the whole frame like that.   I mean, there are so many different options.      Really. You can change the background in   here. I’ll explain that kind of later on.      Yeah. So let’s say, I’ve got this in here.   I’ve just moved it. It can have that. And      a kind of a cute quote in here. Yeah. So these   are the frames. They’re also stickers. So more      animated elements. Canva is really expanding their   library when it comes to any animated elements.    So you can just add that one and export that   whole graphic design as a GIF or as a video, which      you know, is a bit more interactive for any   people that are watching it or, you know,      browsing through your social media. So it’s a   really cool kind of feature that they’ve got that.    Okay. Then you’ve got a chart.   So if you’re creating a report,      an offer, um, maybe you’re doing marketing for   someone you want to showcase your data somehow      presentation for school as well. This is a   really cool option because Canva lets you      do that, and you’ve got the charts as well in   here. And you can just kind of showcase your data,      which is a really neat way to   integrate it within your designs.    There are different grids, which are very   similar to frames, but grids are more mobile.      You can move them around, you can do different   things with them. So let’s say I were to pick      this one. I can actually amend that grid.   I can just kind of take it to the specific      shape that I want to take it. So they’re ,   you know, obviously they’re a bit more mobile.    So they’ve got gradients as well. If you’re trying   to make your design a bit more interesting, uh, it      can introduce gradients and change their colors,   change the different parts of it, and you can just      position it in a specific way. And you know, it’s   just a way to make it a bit more interesting for      you. They’ve got tons of different gradients.   They’re mostly free. I have to say, which is a      really cool option. And then they can be used in   a plethora of different designs. So it’s really      cool. And as with the previous sections of Canva,   you’ve gotten the recommended parts. So something      that, you know, maybe kind of a, maybe featuring   a specific artist at the moment you’ve got,      you know, let’s say Zodiac, symbols. So you can   go through that. If you’re creating, you know,      quotes for. Gemini or something, if you’re   into astrology or something, or if you’re      your brand goes with that, you can just kind   of browse through them. And this is a cool      little feature that they do. They kind of, you   know, gathered these for you and inspire you.    And when you get back to the elements, you   can obviously search for specific icons or      shapes. So if you’re looking for, you know,   a flower, let’s say just type in a flower,      you’ll have a variety of kind of, you   see the watercolor ones, you see kind of      different graphic elements, different   illustrations, sketchy ones, or you can      something, you can have something that   looks a bit more like an icon as well.    So let’s say this particular one may be an   icon. And try to utilize as many of those      kinds of elements into the design, because that   makes it a bit more fleshed out. It makes it      look a bit more nice. Again, a particular one   doesn’t really go that well with this design.      But just for the purpose of showing you, uh,   what you can do with this particular one.    And another neat thing as well, is that if you   find a specific element that you like, and by the      way, it goes for the photos as well, or other   elements, you can just kind of click on it in      here, see what it was created by. So you can see   view more by Sketchify, which if you click on it,      it will give you other elements created by that.   So you can maybe sometimes look for something that      looks similar. So, you know, this one will look   very similar to that one. They’re watercolor.      Obviously they’ve got some kind of white elements   below that. So you would need a lighter background      for this, but you, you get what I’m saying. It’s   just quite a cool trick to search for different,      very similar elements as well. You can also   see the different keywords that were used to      describe that particular element or a photo.   So it’s quite neat as well to look at it here.    And maybe you can click on foliage, the elements   that pertain to that particular keyword will      display for you here. Again, a really neat way to   find really cool elements that will fit your brand      or your particular design. Then you can see how   much it costs, obviously if it’s pro, but if you      like it, you can add it to likes and I’ll show   you if you add it to likes and here you can go      to your folders down here, you can click on your   likes and it will display that particular element.      So if you like an element very much, or you like a   photo and you want to use it continuously, this is      how you save it. This is how you remember it. And   this is how you actually refer back to it. Really      neat trick. Another cool trick that Canva does   within these is the Canva magic recommendations.      So, if you click on a particular element,   you see the magic recommendations in here.    If you click on the magic recommendations,   Canva will pull different designs either by      the same author or very similar in terms of   how they were created, or again, match them      by the keywords. And this is a really, really   neat thing. If you’re looking for more than one      element to kind of fit into your, your design,   again, doesn’t go well with that in particular,      but a really good idea, especially when you’re   designing a few graphics of the same type,      or maybe again, you’re creating an Instagram   carousel, it might be quite useful to have      different renditions of a similar design.   So, you know, you can have things like that      and you would have them kind of for a different   Instagram slide. Really cool feature really neat.    Next up is a text panel, which is quite   self-explanatory. This is where you add text      to page. So you’ve got a heading, subheading,   a bit of body text. As I mentioned at the very      beginning, when you have Pro, you can customize   them. You can actually choose your brand fonts,      and these will be kind of applied in here. And   each time you click a heading a subheading,      a body of text, you’ll have your typography,   but it’s not available for the free users,      but that doesn’t stop you from actually going   into that particular design and picking from a      multitude of different fonts that they offer.   Yeah. So you can choose from the popular fonts      and here, or if you scroll a bit further down,   so you’ve got tons and tons and tons and tons of      different fonts that you can get through. And   if you’re looking for a particular font that,      you know, you use for your brand or   something that you’ve seen on Pinterest,      that might’ve caught your attention. So let’s   say Open Sans and it will show you all the      different fonts under that category. So I typed   in Open Sans and obviously for these, you’ve got      so many different varieties, so you’ve got the   classic one, but you’ve got the condensed light,      extra bold, sauce, you know, different types   of things. And I want to maybe make this      one, one Playfair Display. Do I see it in here? I   don’t see it in here. So let’s search for Playfair      cool. And I’ll make it like that.   And let’s say family is everything.      So you can kind of add it in here. And then if you   want to add a subheading, if I choose open sense    yeah. So you can kind of play   around with your topography      and a really, really cool thing. The canvas offers   are the font combination. So you can add text      by clicking on these different panels. And   then if you go down, if you scroll down,      there are different font combinations already   prepared for. You can have different styles,      let’s delete these two and it can, you   know, choose this one if you like it.    Or if, especially, if you’re looking   for particular or look for your brand,      and you’re not very much kind of into typography,   this is a cool way to get inspired and to kind of      look for different fields with the fonts and   maybe then stick to the one that you really,      really like. So, you know, you’ve got   different inspiring ones by Canva.    Skim, you know, have family in here and   you can just adjust it to what you like it      to be. And these come in a group, I’ll show   you in a moment how these kind of play out,      but you can go through these   different types of font pairings,      and you can just apply them to your design,   which is such a cool, such a neat feature.    Yeah. So for this one, let’s pick, you know, this   one, as she even liked the text. So I’ll just      stick it in here and let me explain the rest of   it for you. And then I’ll show you the different      features when you’re actually designing. Then   you’ve got music. So when you’re creating a video,      you can actually have different music, you   know, different pieces that kind of offers.    So you can search by, different types of genres   or feel. So you’ve got these and these are,      some of them are available for probe, but some   of them are completely free to you. So let’s say    that’s a free sound. And it can just add it   to your design. Yeah. That’s how you do it.      I can move it in here just at the   top panel, just to see which part      suits your video. You can adjust the volume, just   deleted. Then he’d go to videos as well. You’ve      got different types of videos, which are either   free again or pro, but these are quite cool.    If you’ve got a presentation or again, you   want to create a more interactive graphic      or not graphic, but like a video for social   media as well. Really, really cool. Then you’ve      got different backgrounds as well. So let’s   go back to, or let’s create another one. If      you’re creating quote or something, kind   of offers different backgrounds as well.    Again, this is pro, but let’s say, you   know, this one and again, you may be      one to create a quote or something. Let’s pick   the same one and you can just have it kind of      in here. I’ll just flip it and here, just to   show you I’ll show everything in a moment,      but you know, we can create different kinds   of quotes and different styles or, you know,      whatever you may need the background for just   know that canvas offers a ton of different ones.    Again, then you’ve got your likes. So the, the,   the, any elements, photos that you’ve added to      likes, he’s got your folders. So again, refer   back to your likes as, see what you’ve purchased      previously. If you’ve purchased any pro elements,   and then you’ve got more suitable styles kind of      offers you pallets already kind of matched with   different text styles and things of that nature.    And there are also different integrations. So   if you’ve got some files on your Google drive,      you can just click in here to connect your   Google drive. And that way canvas can pull      different photos that you’ve got saved on the   drive, and you don’t need to actually kind of      drag them to upload them. They will just appear,   , or you can kind of grab them from Google.    , there’ll be a tab in here that can grab   them from Google Drive as well. Yeah. So you      can kind of look through them, you can   connect your Instagram account as well      and grab any photos that you’ve got published   to your Instagram as well. Really cool. If you      want to maybe utilize them in your designs. For   other platforms or just for Instagram as well.    Cool. So we’ve got the, we’ve got   the top panel are out of the way,      you know how to use it. You’ve got left panel   with the different functionalities and then we      go to the editor itself. So when you have a look   at this, you’ve got your page number in here and      you can actually title your pages, especially   if you’re designing something a bit more bulky.    You can just name all of your pages,   just to know what they’re referring to.      You also can add notes. It’s really   cool when you’re sharing the design      with other people. And it’s really cool. Um,   too cool feature to kind of have any comments      pertaining to the design. This is where you can   actually move down or up your multiple pages.    So let’s say I want this one to go down and this   one to be first, this is what you can actually      do. You can just leave it in here and use these   arrows to move those pages around the design.      Then you can duplicate pages. So if you want   to create something, you know, very similar      or you want to use the same design, you can   just do it in here and it just duplicates it.    Then you can delete a page in here. And at   the very end, you can just add a blank page      in here as well. And whenever you use   kind of these, duplicate or add page,      they get added as a next page to the one that   you were viewing at the moment. So let’s say,      you know, I’m on two. If I duplicate it, it   doesn’t duplicate it at the very, very end.    It doesn’t duplicate it at the very bottom. It   just duplicates it as the next page and the same      goes. For new page as well. So page title, and   as you can see, if you add a page from this one,      it adds a blank kind of white page, because this   is the background or is it even white? Is it off      white? No, it’s just off white, but it just grabs   the same background that we, that was used before.    And so for this one and just copied that   kind of tope color for this one, you know,      if I were to duplicate it, would it be blue?   So once we’ve got these out of the way,      so this is where magic happens. If you   click on that element, they added before      you can actually see that this particular   one can be adjusted second change the color      of this particular element, which is really cool   because that means that you can stay on brand.    This is how you do it. If you want   to crop it, if it doesn’t kind of fit      this, you can maybe crop it like that for   different elements. It may work quite well.      Let’s say you want it just kind of a   quarter of a turn of this little thing.      You can also use that you can also flip   it. So let’s say I wanted this kind of    from, you know, from here, somewhere in   here, you can just flip it like this.      You don’t need to rotate it, but if you   kind of selected, you can make it bigger,      smaller, you can rotate it like this   as well. And it gives you the degrees      as well. So it’s quite a cool thing   because you can just stay within the      frames where you can make sure that all the   elements are going in line with each other.    So let’s say I were to, you know,   change that to 135. I can then click on,      ungroup it. I’ll let you know what that   is. Later. I can click on a particular text      and I can kind of, I mean, it’s a different.   Rotation, but whatever, but let’s just revert      back. So I’ll keep it as that further   on. You’ve got info on this element.    And so that pulls back the same kind of three   dots that you had in the design. So if you      still really like that element, you don’t have   to search for it through the elements. You can      just add it to likes in here next, you can   position it as well. So if you’re designing,      you know, if you have some designs,   maybe it’s something that I can show you.    on this one, actually, let me add an element.   So let’s say I’ve added that element,      right? I’ll change the color in here. So again,   an editable element in here I’ve changed this      color. Let’s say to that and make it bigger   and make it smaller. It can rotate it again.      And then if you click on position, it   can, can actually move it backwards.    So you can kind of move it behind that particular   element. . As you can see, I kind of moved that      photo around in front of it, but I cannot really   grab the element, which is because it’s behind,      you can click on the position again and   you can just send it backwards as well.      If you have multiple different   elements, let’s add another one.    Again, it won’t go well with this   particular design, but nevermind.      If you’ve got multiple elements,   we’ll show you more options      so you can send it forwards. So that sends it kind   of one by one forwards or backwards one by one,      as you can see it went behind the text. And if I   click backwards again, it goes behind that right.    , graphic. And then if I click backwards again,   it sends it back off the left element. If I click      to front. It will instantly move it to the front   of this design. So it’s a really cool feature      very quickly. You can just do it like   that. And then if I want to push it back,      just click to back and that’s cool. So this   is how you would use it, the position one.    Then you may adjust the opacity as well.   You can also copy style. So for example,      you’ve got this text in here. If I   click on that particular copy style one,      I can just move it to this one. I will just apply   the same formatting. It works just as it would      work in Microsoft Word or Excel. If you’re using   these, there’s a copy formatting or something like      this and there as well, it looks exactly like this   little kind of paintbrush or whatever paint role.    So you can do the same thing in   here. So you can just move the styles      to the other one. Another neat thing   is that you can adjust the transparency      so you can make your elements more kind of   opaque. And it’s not really visible in here,      but let me show you in here. Maybe. And as you   can see, it kind of disappears into the photo.    So it’s quite a neat one to play around with,      if you want to maybe create a bit of a shadow   of an element or whatever, so you can kind      of play around with that. It doesn’t really   go well because it’s more of a sketchy one,      but if you want to play around with text, you can   apply the same thing to your text or whatever.    You can just adjust the transparency in here.      Same goes for the photo or the frame.   These is actually a framed I’ve      inserted that into, well, let’s get back to   this particular design. So let’s say I want to      have another element added to that photo so I can   just click on that. I’ve recently clicked on it.    So it’s here, but it can choose different shapes   as I’ve shown you before you can just drag it in      here. And this is where you change the colors.   Again, you can see kind of most of the elements      I went through, I’ll go through the rest of   them in a moment, but let me just show you this.      So you go to that particular, you can pull   photo colors, you can have document colors.    So all the colors that were used for this   particular document that will be showcased      in here. You’ve got default colors in here as   well, but you can choose a new color. So if      you’ve got a pallet, if you know the hex code for   the color, you can insert it in here. Or you can      kind of play around with this little slider and   you can choose the color that you really like.    So let’s add another layer of text .Let’s go   for something that I’ve added before maybe.      I like this font, it’s Glacial Indifference.   Perfect. So if I go in here, click add subheading,      it will showcase. And the fonts that I’ve   used previously. So I’ll click on the Glacial      Indifference. And let me show you the different   ways you can actually manipulate the text.    So this is where you’ve got the font to the very   left. And this is how we can just change the size.      You can also drag it like this. And it will show   you the width and height of this. Or in here,      you can see that it changes the numbers   are changing as well. So you can see      how big it is. Let me just move it kind   of a bit lower so they you can see it.    You can click on this and you can see the text   color again, let’s choose something light. Because      I’ll beputting it over that let’s pick, this   is when you can make it bold kind of italic,      underline, and this is how you can force it      to be kind of uppercase. , So if you click   on it, it will always stay kind of uppercase.    Cool. So I’ve got that in   here. If you drag it in here,      we’ll make the text box a bit wider. You   can make it whatever you want, obviously,      but then you will be able to see the alignment as   well. So this is the alignment tab that’s aligned      to the left. You can obviously center it and   make it right. Or you can just kind of adjust.    So that’s like this and I can drag it in here   other options are list so you can list it. I can      number it as well. So it’s quite neat if   you’re putting some more information on a text,      then there’s spacing. So if I had more to   this text, so let’s say I had another line      saying whatever, you can see that   you can space out letters in here,      this actually pertains to that   particular one, but I can do it for both.    So you can adjust the letter spacing. It’s quite      good to actually play around with it   and see how it fits with your design.      I’ll just go back to that and then you can   adjust the line height as well. So how close      that second line or how far from the first line   it is? So you can kind of play around in here.    Cool. So another option in   here is the effects option.      Let me actually show it to you on maybe this   one, because it’s a bit thicker, a bit better      visible. I’ll go back to the other design in   a moment. But if you click on the effects,      it gives you various options to play around,   to manipulate your text even further.    So if you click shadow, if you   want to add shadow to your design,      this is where you do it. And you play around with   those sliders. You can adjust the transparency,      you can adjust the blur, so, and you can change   the color as well. And here. So let’s say you want      more. Three dimensional effect. You can add it and   manipulate it in here it can change the direction.    If you want to make sure that everything goes in   the same kind of direction you can offset and here      you can manipulate it. So it can make it a bit   further from this and you can blur it out as well,      but that’s just shadow, but there are so many   other options you can lift it. So it’s more of      a kind of, um, a blurry background it lifts your   text from the background there’s hollow as well.    It’s very, I’d say it’s quite a   popular way of playing around with      text at the moment. You can make it very thin,   which looks a bit more elegant with that sort of      font, or you can make the stroke a bit   thicker. So this is where you kind of      manipulate it and play around. There’s   also the splice option. I love splice.    So the way you play around with splice,      it’s got a few different options. You’ve got   thickness again. You can make that stroke a      bit kind of more elegant. Thinner then you   can have offset. So again, it puts your      design kind of more in line. So it looks just like   a stroked text like this, or you can offset it.    So it looks a bit more modern. This is what a lot   of brands are using at the moment. And there’s a      direction as well. Just what, like previously. So   we wanted to stay consistent with that. And this      is where you pick a color for that fill color,   and let’s pick something from the palette in here.      You can actually go, if you choose a color   and nothing really works for you, that way      you can click on that new color and again,   play around with these different options.    And this is what I find a bit more   appealing. You can obviously not be so      monochrome and this, but if you click text   color and that kind of, of particular effect      with the splice effect. Yeah. The main color   that you’ve chosen is actually the color.      That will be the outline. So this   is the stroke color within that.    So this is this effect. Then   you’ve got echo as well.      Which kind of multiplies that shadows.   So there are a few different ones, again,      offset or direction. It can change the color   of that echo. You can also choose glitch, which      is more of a cool kind of 3d effect that we see   was very popular. At the beginning of the year.    I feel even a bit further in graphic design,   you can choose the colors. So a bit more kind of      older style, kind of blue and red,   or the blue and pink one. And again,      more offset to give you a bit more of that kind   of 3d dimension gives me, feels like it reminds      me of those little kind of cool cards or things   like that, that we had back in the nineties.    There’s neon as well. It makes your graphic      like a neon, obviously with this color is a bit   more toned, but I see when I’m going with this,      this is the intensity. If I were to change the   color to something a bit more bright. You see      instantly what I’m talking about. See, this is   more of a neon type of text, which is super cool.    Especially if you want to differentiate   yourself from other designs or if you want      to make something stand out a bit more. If you’ve   got a sales going on, this is a really good one to      make it work. And the last one guys, I have   to say, I’ve been waiting for this for very,      very long time. This is something that was   actually missing really heavily from Photoshop.    And this is one of the reasons that I   would kind of sometimes go to Photoshop,      create a text like a curved text, exported   as PNG, and then upload it to Canva      just to have that curved text, but users   have requested it have been requested for      months and months and Canva listened.   This is what is so great about Canva.    They listen to lovely people who use their   product, and this is what it does. You can      curve your text and Canva now. It’s just,   you know, it’s beyond, it’s amazing.      Let me revert back because I actually want   to show you what it looks like. So you can      go back to none right? With this one,   but let me showcase something like this.    That’s absolutely fine. And let me   show this to you on a different text.      Let’s go for Glacier. Let’s do this and let’s   say swipe, if you want to incorporate that      kind of call to action within your graphics   and have people swipe, show them that they      actually need to swipe graphically to another   carousel photo or whatever you’re creating for.    So you click on, you know, again, effects curve,      and this, if you go like this, it shows   you how on a circle. This thing appears.      And if you play around with the spacing of   the letters as well, it kind of goes around      a bit more. If you have more text, you can just   double click on it, swipe to see more. Right.    But if you play around with. The letter hide.   See? You can create something like this.      And I can actually just kind   of, let me just move that one      for a moment. If I were to   click like swipe to see more    and manipulated a bit kind of a bit more, it can   maybe do like a half circle or like a full circle.      You can just add an element with an arrow.   So just quickly search for an arrow.      I’ve got again, different types of arrows that   you may want to use. And I can just choose one,      right. And put it kind of   right in the middle here.    Kind of like that. And it grabs your attention.   I mean, you might not be able to see everything.      So let’s say swipe for more. Right. And you   can kind of play around with it. Let’s go for      a half circle actually. And then if you click   on it, it can kind of make it smaller as well.      So that’s rotated added kind of in here like that.    And again, you can position it. So I’ll send   it backwards just to be able to manipulate      that little arrow. And if you drag an the element,   as you can see Canva lets you adjust it with the      elements that you’ve got around. So when you   click like this, it just positions it kind of      right in the middle. So you can see the middle   one horizontal you’ve got, you can kind of      make it adjust to different elements and   it actually snaps in place like a magnet.    So when you drag it, it kind of guides you,   um, as well. But let’s say I want it to      have these elements, not kind of   work separately from each other.      So you can, you know, drag just one, but   not the other. If I click on anything kind      of click on the background and drag it, this   is how Canva lets you select different things.    So if I drag it over these two elements,      I can have another option here at the top, which   is group. And if you click on it, what it does,      it connects these two, you can still amend   them individually. So you can see that I      can still manipulate the colors. I can still   manipulate the font on the text is just that.    Now when I move it, this is actually one unit.   This is one entity in a way that I can kind of      move it around together. And I don’t need to   worry about making this kind of misaligned      and the same goes for this text. So I   will ungroup it because I don’t like how      to the left. It’s not properly aligned.   So I’ll, ungroup it click away.    And if you drag that love, peace and joy text,   you can see, they can align it to different      elements. If you see the solid frame, this   is a margin that Canva shows for the image.      So for the specific resolution, so this   is the Instagram post. This is what Canva      thinks is the margin for it. So if you leave a   bit more space, this is how the design breeze,      and this is quite a cool thing because for   people who are not really graphic designers,      it’s a neat way to make the design   look and feel a bit more professional.    So you’ve got that kind of breathing space for   it. So keep it in mind when designing things,      push it towards that margin. I’ll push it in here   and then I’ll grab this one as well. And as you      can see, I can align it to that margin as well.   And then. The stroked one, the kind of dashed line      that shows me that it aligns to different parts   of that other element, that swipe for more thing.    So this is the middle and this is where the   whole kind of grouped element swipe for more.      This is where the middle of that element is.   This is where I can actually align this text      with the middle of this as well. But it doesn’t   work just with that. It’s just the same for any      other elements. I can kind of put it in the   middle in here, or if I wanted to drag it      kind of across that one as well, obviously it’s   not aligned to the middle, but let’s center it.    You can do the same thing kind of over   it. So Canva by dragging the elements,      kind of lets you align it with different   parts. As you can see in here vertically,      this is the middle of the graphic.   But then if I drag it along here,      the dash line shows me that this is   the middle of that frame of that photo.    So I’ll get back to it. I’ll align it to   the margin. Once I’m happy that these are      working together, I will click on it group   it, and this is how these two stay together.      And now I can maybe drag it a bit further. And   instead of just having it aligned to that left      margin, I can also drag it down and have it   aligned perfectly to the corner of the margin.    So let’s go back to this design, right? So I told   you that with this text,      I want to showcase my website. So this, I   added this panel again from the elements      in different shapes. So I can make this   text a bit smaller and what I’m doing,      I can drag by the corner and it will kind of   drag it down to one corner to the opposite one.    But if I click alt. It will drag both   corners kind of to the center in a way.      So it, it kind of goes down. So when I’ve   got something aligned to a specific element,      it just kind of stays that way. I don’t need   to kind of move it further. If I click alt,      even when holding it, it will stay   aligned to the proper element.    So if I’ve got that, I can just move it down.   And as you can see again, straight line in here      completely solid. That means I’m right   in the center of this particular graphic,      but then down at the bottom, you can see that   it’s aligned to the center of that shape. And      you can see it by that dash line. So   this is where I’m putting it in here.    I can maybe adjust it again. I like it actually   not bold. Let’s make it again a tiny bit smaller.      And then you can, you know, if you were   to play around with the position as well,      you can send it backwards. You can send   it forwards. You can also align it to page      in here so you can align it to top and   it will kind of drag it to the very top.    I can align it to bottom as well, left. Right.   Change the alignment in here. And you can add      it to the very middle again, quite a cool   feature. If you want your text to be right      in the middle the middle of the graphic, I’ll   drag it down in here just to show you perfect.      This is aligned how I like it. And if I want to   go back to this, I use that one from a template.    So these texts are grouped. So I   will ungroup them. And let’s say,      I want to make that look a bit more like this,   right? So instead of going and searching so      I can still apply all the things kind of   one by one. So you can go pick, you know,      Yeseva One, however you pronounce it, Bodoni,   whatever I can play around with these, right.    And I can add, uh, you know, I can make them   bold. I can make it smaller. I can do the      same thing, but again, clicking back to this one   specifically on this element, clicking copy style.      And I’ve got this in here. So   at least I know that this is the      particular font that I want and I can   kind of make it aligned to center.    You have to kind of play around in here with how   wide you want that text? Right. But I’ll leave it      as that and I can make it and I can   force it all to be an uppercase.      So I do it in here. I don’t need to kind   of re type it. It’s really cool. And I      can just kind of drag, see how big I   want it. This is quite a cool thing.    I like this one, but I’m not a super big fan of   that. So let’s leave it like this. Maybe kind of      align it in here as well. Yeah. So this is how you   would design. If you start designing something,      don’t like a particular photo,   you can just delete it in here      change the color to the one that   you’ve used kind of before to    is that the ones I’ve used actually,   no, it’s not. This is the one that I’ve      used before. Right? So you can see document   colors in here. Again, you can click on the      color and you can see what colors you’ve   used before. I can see in here that I,      I’ve not changed the color of this font. So   I can change it to the one that I’ve used.    So next, let me show you how to add photos and   what you can actually do with photos in Canva,      because just adding them is not enough.   There, there are different tools,      different functionalities that you   can play around with. So let’s say      I’m picking that particular one. So   I’ve dragged it in here. You can see      I’ve searched for plant and you can   see that I’ve got another neat one.    So this is the PNG, the transparent   background one. So I’ll just add it in here.      Let’s say obviously it’s a pro one, so I   won’t remove the watermark at the moment,      but just for the sake of this tutorial, I can   position it. So it’s below that bar in here,      but I can kind of move it forwards and this   way it would look like kind of on top of it.    Obviously it doesn’t really work that   well for that design, but just to show      you what functionalities you’ve got. So   for the photo that I’ve chosen in here,      you can see that it doesn’t really go that   well, some text in here overlays the plans      and you don’t really see what it reads.   So if you double click on this photo,      you can actually see the original   outline of the photo and within it.    Which is not transparent is actually the   graphic, the boundaries of the graphic,      but anything outside of it is opaque.   So if you move it to the left, right,      you can see that dragged it kind of   a bit further. And it’s even worse,      obviously. So this is not something that   we want, so I can just drag it in there.    And this is how you can move it to the   side. It’s still doesn’t work that well.      So another thing that you can do, you   can click on flip and flip it vertical,      and this way it actually works. It doesn’t   really affect it that much. I might actually      want to align this kind of, to the left a bit   more. This is how the process of designing.    Obviously you may cope as you go, you see   what works and what doesn’t work that well,      but maybe, you know, this works a bit better.   I actually have to remove that one. I really      don’t like that one, but you can see what you can   do with this one as well. You can move around.      You could actually, kind of extend   it a bit more so I’ve extended it.    And I just see that little cactus but   you can drag it in as well. And you can      play around with it. How well it goes   with the image. Maybe that’s a bit too      big, but let’s make it a bit kind of   smaller, but you can see that it still goes      kind of outside it. I actually liked this   look. I actually like it quite a lot.    Let me show you another neat thing.   I’ll go back to the photos as well,      but when you click on three elements,   if you go to position. Sometimes Canva      lets you space things evenly. So automatically   align different things, kind of evenly for use.      If I click vertically, you can see that it kind   of adjusted that middle text, that heading.    So you can see that it goes together.   Well now it’s kind of more harmonious,      right? So you can kind of pick   horizontally. It won’t work like this,      but if you’re trying to line something   horizontally, this is where you would      use and it can also use tidy up the tidy up.   Doesn’t work in here particularly, but let’s      say I wanted to add social media buttons to that   graphic or I was designing an interactive PDF.    Right? I can add different social media   buttons, right? So I can do Facebook. Let’s      search for Facebook. This is a free one. Let’s   see in magic recommendations instantly you can      see different social media platforms so I don’t   need to look for them. I don’t need to type in      Instagram, Twitter. I can just grab these right.    And as you can see with some graphics,   you can adjust the colors as well.      So if my brand colors were,   let’s go for something a bit more      contrasty. So you can see that Canva pulled   photo colors from here. So this green actually      works quite well with a bronze they’ve chosen. So   let’s say I want to kind of adjust it like this.    Right? I’ve got Twitter. I want Instagram first      see this Instagram. I cannot really amend the   colors off. So I will look for a different      Instagram icon. So let’s say Instagram and I want   a full one. Okay. I don’t quite like that one,      but let’s say, you know, this is what   I’ll use for this particular photo.    Doesn’t really look like Instagram, but who   cares? And as you can see, I can just kind      of align it with the top of this. The Twitter   icon, and I can just align it to this. I know how      big I need to make it for this to match. And the   same for Facebook’s. I can just pick the correct      color from here. I’ll make it a bit   smaller to make it align a bit better.    And yep. This is how I do it, but the   problem is I don’t really know if those      gaps in between are equal. So what I can   do, I can select all of this. So again,      click somewhere on a safe space, like somewhere   where you don’t have any elements or texts or      anything, just drag it over those buttons,   click position, and then click tidy up.    As you can see Canva aligned it for me and then   S together I can just group it, make it smaller      and make it align. To that particular list. And   then if I select all of them, I can still kind of      align them vertically by Canva and it will make   it all an equal. I’ll go back to that because      I don’t want to look like this, but another   cool thing that you can do in Canva is link.    I’ve not explained that link thing. So if   you link, you can enter a link. So I can      add my Facebook handle for example. And it’s   quite neat. If you’ve got interactive PDF that      you’re organizing, you can just export   it as a PDF. And all of those things,      all of these elements will   link when you click on them.    So let’s say .   Let’s apply same for the Instagram. I just click      link again. Doesn’t really work for graphics on   Facebook, but it’s good to know that you’ve got      this feature in here. So this is what I’ve got in   there as well. And if I want to, let’s say I added      a link to that one, right? I’ve got this link   added to the at the bottom.    It will automatically underline it just as kind   of few, you have links underlined in various      different programs, but I’ll just kind of, I can   remove it. So I’ve made it not underlined again.      And if I drag this one and I group   it, right, so that’s together,      but another thing you can still   kind of move it and it’s not cool.    If you want to, maybe duplicate the page, change   the design, just to be sure that that doesn’t get      moved unnecessarily. You can lock it. So   you can actually click on that little lock      icon in the top right corner. And if you   lock it, it will stay in place. You won’t      be able to move it. And the cool thing is   you won’t be able to select it as well.    So won’t, you know, accidentally drag inside   of it. So let’s go back to this design,      for example, right? So I’ve got this right.   And if I want to maybe select these things.      But I don’t want that to select it will be quite   tough. You know, I can do it in here, but if you      don’t want to select the whole thing, you can   actually click on that one, lock it in position.    And as you can see, if you kind   of move it, you won’t be able to      select it. And if you want to unlock   it again, you can click on this one,      you see that you are not able to adjust   anything on this one. You need to first      unlock it and then you can delete it, manipulate   it, whatever, but this is how you would do it.    And this is why you use quite often,   especially when I’m creating templates,      which I explain later. Yes. If I want for   something to stay in place. Stay put not be      moved, not be selected. This is a great way to   actually kind of protect your design as well.      So within Canva, you can also have shortcuts. So   if you want to duplicate that particular element,      you can do it right next to that lock icon.    You can duplicate it here and it will collect it,   but you can also use shortcuts. So I’ve just done      with that particular one. I clicked control Z   and it removed it. I don’t have to go to that      top arrow to actually kind of make it,   you know, make it go away or, you know,      come back to the previous step. I can just   click control Z and it just disappears.    Right? Same goes for copying and pasting.   So you can choose an element or a group      of elements. I can choose that kind of   social media, a group. I click control C.      I go back to this design. I click on   the background and I click control      V which pastes it quite cool. If you want   exactly the same elements to go with other      different parts of your design, it doesn’t just   apply to different pages of the same design.    If I open another design, this is just a template   I’ve opened from Canva. That’s why it’s called      kind of untitled design. If I actually go to this   one, right. And I liked this particular arrow,      I can just control C, go to my design   in here, and I can control+v. And I’ve      got the exact same arrow, obviously   that design, which was much bigger.    So compared to the Instagram    -post, the arrow was really, really tiny, but if   I drag it and make it kind of my own, I can maybe,      you know, switch it with this particular arrow   that I had here. Let’s go back to my top one,      still with the photos. So what you can do with   the photos as well is add different effects,      filters or adjust it.    So if you click on effects, you can see that   there are quite a few different things that      Canva offers in terms of what you can do with   your photos. The first one is a background      remover. So if you click on the background   remover, obviously it’s a Canva Pro option,      but what it does is actually removes   the background from the elements.    So, if I were to remove the background   from this particular photo, if you,      if it would just leave the, the different kind of   plans, the cacti, it would leave just them. I can      erase certain parts or add certain parts, and I   can add these cacti, these plants onto let’s say,      you know, more of a background like this, and   I would just have those elements on top of it.    So it’s another layer of being able to manipulate   different elements. There’s also various different      effects that you can play around with. You   can have more of a kind of pixelated looks.      If you connect different apps, see you can just   pixelate it make work for censorship, actually,      whatever. But, you know, it’s, if you’re going for   cool look, whatever you can use that one as well.    You can adjust it as well as you can   adjust the radius. I can have more or      less segments in here. There’s, you know, bad   TV. I won’t connect all of them to this account,      but this is something that you may want   to have for. For your different designs,      they can have C flow and added   a bit more kind of flow to it.    See, as if you’re kind of dragging it, see,   I can add the 3d effect, these ones, this was      quite a popular one. And if you’re   going for that particular look,      this is how you would do it. It’s   really cool. That canvas is actually      adding those options for you to be able to,   you know, do these things to your photos.    Then you’ve got filters. So just as with   Instagram filters or so many different      filters that we’ve gotten out on different   social media apps, canvas offers some really      basic filter. So you can have your Epic   festive, you know, we can go through it,      see if something kind of. Makes it a bit more   fun. You can have the kind of gray scale effect.    So, you know, it can kind of adjust to it. It   can make it a bit more de-saturated if you’re      going for that. Look, you can just adjust   the strength of this particular filter and      see what works for you. Again, I’m happy with the   photo as it is, but just to give you an option,      and this is a possibility, and then if   you want to manually adjust your photo,      especially if you’re dragging something, let’s   say from, if you’re uploading from Google drive,      I’ve shown you before how we   can integrate these two apps.    If you’ve got some photos that you’ve just taken   with your phone and they just need a bit of, you      know, a bit something, a bit more of a, you know,   grit to it, you can just adjust it in here. So      you can up the brightness of them. You   can kind of make them a bit darker.      You can OBS the contrast as you can see, make   it more contrast, see lower the saturation.    Make it a bit higher. You can change the tint   as well and here. So make it a bit kind of a      particular feel. You can blur it or make it   a bit sharper because if you drag blur to      the right blurs, it obviously, but if you   drag it to the left, it actually makes it      sharper. So if your images are not as sharp   as you want, you can just slightly ever so      slightly drag it to the left and it will make   them a bit more sharp cross process as well.    Manipulates different channels of the   colors of the photo. And you can kind      of play around. Maybe it will work   well with the style of your photo.      And you can add the yet as well to your   photos crop. You can also crop it. Um,      I won’t crop it in here because it’s still   kind of cropped to that particular photo.    So not too long ago, Canva added the   option to actually animate your graphics.      And it goes in line with the trends   right now that. So many different      social media platforms are encouraging more   of a motion graphic feel to your designer,      to your platform or a, they actually just   straight up prefer videos, which is obviously      on the rise continuously for months   and months, for years, really.    But you can actually animate your designs   as well, make them a bit more interesting,      just grab the attention of your followers   as well. So if you click on animate,      you can actually choose from different options   and you can click on that particular one down here      apply to all pages and we’ll apply the   exact same animation to all the pages.    So if you click on blog, this is   what the animation looks like,      and it applies it to the text specifically. Then   if you click on that little kind of timer icon,      you can adjust the timing. So if you need your   graphic to be animated and you have 10 seconds,      it can have it here and you can just see.   How it works for your particular design.    There are other options as well. So   you’ve got breathe. So that breeds in the      whole graphics. So it’s not just the text,   it’s also the elements. It’s also the photo      and then you’ve got the fade.   So it kind of fades away. That’s      much more, it feels a bit more organic to that   particular design. You can see that it fades in,      and then at the very end of it,   it fades out there’s pan as well.    So it kind of moves from the side there’s   rise, there’s tumble. So it goes kind of      a bit more funky of an effect and tumbles out.   There’s a drift as well. Um, stomp, tectonic,      baseline, pop neon scrapbook, which are all   available just for the pro users. Uh, if I      click on apply to all pages, you can see that   the tumble is applied to this one as well.    Just like this one. And I can edit the timing   on that one as well. So let’s say I want to make      this one six seconds. Uh, I want to make this   once. Let’s say five seconds for both. Okay.      So I want to make it five for both. This is   how it’s done. And these are all kind of now      animated again. Doesn’t may not go kind   of super well with that particular one,      but it’s just to show you that this is an option.    I actually kind of liked the block one for   both of them. I may leave that one actually,      just to show you that this is the   option. Another thing that I want      to show you is how to actually utilize your   own graphics or upload something to Canva.      So if I liked something in particular,   uh, or if I’ve got, you know, a specific      design that I want to utilize for this one,   you can just kind of drag it into canvas.    When I drag it, you can see that   it says drop to upload your file,      and I’ve just uploaded this completely ridiculous   gift of America. And you can just click on it.      And this is your. You know, your, your, your   guests kind of incorporated into that design.      Doesn’t really incorporate that. Well, heck   I just wanted to show you what it looks like.    Right. And if, for example, you want to   add something from a website, you really      like something, for example, if you’ve   got some kind of royalty free photo that      you want to use for design at, let’s say, I   really like this particular photo, it’s a free      photo on Unsplash. Don’t bother downloading   it, then dragging it back to Canva, just right.    Click it. If it’s possible, copy image and   then control the in your design and it will      just actually apply it. So that’s open a new   page, right. Or I can duplicate the whole design      actually. And I can just remove that element. See,   that’s a frame. So I’ve just removed it. I can      just remove those things. And if I want to kind   of add it as a photo, I can just drag it in here.    And it’s super cool because I mean, I don’t even   need to drag it. I just control V and it’s there.      Right. So I can just add it again. Same as with   the other ones, you can just crop it. And as you      can see, that design is added to your uploaded   media, right? So you don’t need to worry about      downloading dragging CAMBA is very intuitive and   integrates with different parts of your browser.    So let’s play around with another shape. Let’s say   maybe I want it white. I had some white elements      in the previous one. Well, let’s make it the   same size. See, so I dragged it to the side      of that photo. Right. You see that it snaps   in, and it, you can see the little kind of      dashed lines, which means that it’s   aligned with that element below it.    If I drag it here, again, it snaps in   place and he can see the dashed line.      So that means that it’s the exact   same shape. And I can just kind of      drag it to the side of it. Now, drag it   a bit kind of lower. So maybe I want to,      I want to kind of just off that one and I would   just push it backwards and I have it in here.    Right. So it’s kind of like a new frame   that can also change the capacity of it.      So just so you know, they can utilize different   elements to be able to integrate it into your      design, play around, have fun, just use   the stuff that Canva offers for you.      If you’re not that comfortable with designing   yet, canvas is actually a great tool to learn      because it’s so intuitive and it’s got so   many different designs and it gives you      all the outlines and different things that you   can actually learn how to design things well.    Cool. So once I have all three of my designs, let   me actually just adjust that text on this one,      because it bugs me, even though we’re just playing   around and it’s just, you know, a design just to      show you how to design a graphic. I’ll just   amend that one. So let’s say right, let’s      say this. And as you can see, right, this is our   first we problem because that graphic is grouped.    It’s still kind of bound by the limits of   that particular groups. If I just ungroup it.      And you can see that the bottom bit   actually went down with that design.      So I can just actually drag it in here.   Just to make it wider, right? Let’s say I      want to make it a bit smaller. So this kind   of fits in. What’s your dream destination?    Let’s say, I want to want for it to   look like this. I can drag it in here.      Not particularly to, to the margin.   Cause I like the way this works. Okay.      So let’s maybe add a line. I feel like it   needs a line just to make it a bit more      kind of fancy or line in a bit better.   I don’t know. Just like it that way.    Let’s play around and just make it   a bit simpler. I’ll just do that.      Yeah. Let’s just kind of align it with   this one. Let’s drag it. I like that.      I like it that way. Nevermind. It’s not perfect,   but this is what I’ve come up with. What’s      your dream destination. Then leave a comment   below. Right. So I’ve got my three graphics.    The first one doesn’t really go super well   with the second or the third, but let’s say      these are the set. And that one is a standalone   graphic, which, you know, sometimes it happens,      you create something and, you know, it goes   another way or inspired to create something else.      So I can just start downloading my graphics.    So you click in here again, as I’ve told   you before, you can click kind of different      styles. So since I’ve animated these   graphics, I would need to either choose the      MP4 video or GIF for these animations to act,   show up. Say, I will download that first one      as an MP4 video. So I click on select pages.   I clicked page one, I clicked done download.    And as I said before, it’s preparing   your design. It gives you cool,      neat little inspirational quote. Everything has   its beauty, but not everyone sees it, any Warhol.      So that’s just download it and I’ve got my   video. Automation. So I’ve got my animated      graphic created in Canva, super easy, super   quick, really fun to play around with.    So check out this one and then let’s download   these two. Not as animations, even though,      you know, I have animations applied to them, but   just don’t, let’s download it as a regular kind      of graphic. So choose PNG, just because for me,   it’s the best file type to upload to social media.      And I can just select page two and   page three, and then just download it.    And as you can see at tells you that it   looks like you have links in your design      for links to work. Please choose   PDF. Obviously, if you’re using      image extensions, rather than, you know, PDFs   or videos, there are some functionalities      that won’t be saved with that. So for PNG or   JPEG, you won’t have the links apply to it.    So canvas lets you know that and as you can   see, it just saves it as a zip file. So you can      just unpack it. And you’ll have your designs   ready to upload. Of course, as I mentioned,      the very beginning of this video canvas free will   be great for most users. They won’t need the pro      version because it has 250,000 free templates, a   hundred plus design types for social media posts,      presentations letters, and so much more hundreds   of thousands of free photos and graphics.    You can invite members to your team. You can   collaborate comment in real time and you have      five gigabytes of cloud storage for pro version.   Just to show you, there are quite a few different      things. So it has everything that the free account   tasks. But you’ve got quite a few new options.      So the first thing is that you can create one   brand kids and upload your own fonts and logos.    And there’s actually a bit of   a difference to the homepage      and the free version to the pro version   and actually the brand kit you can access      straight from the whole page. So as you can see in   here, I can click and upload my logos from here.      You can have multiple ones in here. You   can also apply brand colors so you can      insert the exact hex colors, just like   with the color picker and the editor.    You can also kind of play around in   here, create titles for the pallet,      and you can just delete them all together   as well. So you can add different pallets      custom. Once you create it in here. Let me   just delete it. You can reorder it as well,      or you can discover different custom   pallets, which I’ve mentioned.    Canva has tons of inspirational features as   well. So it inspires you to maybe use a different      color palettes as well. So I’ll just add that   luscious lemonade one, and this will be my kind of      name, a color palette. Great. So I’ve got   that sorted. I can also add brand phones.      So as I mentioned, you can choose a font   for tons and tons of fonts kind of offers.    And as you can see, I no longer   see the crown being yellow,      which means that I am a pro user. And even   though I see which fonts are the profiles,      I have access to all of them. Now let me choose   leaks. Pardon? That’s my kind of heading one      and I can adjust how big I want it. If I   wanted bold, obviously, for least, pardon?    It’s quite a bold one already. So it doesn’t   have the option to either make it Italian or      bold, but I can adjust the specific size   for it. So each time I go, I go to a design,      which I’ll show you in a moment. I’ll have   it ready. It will be pre formatted for me,      no hustle with searching for the   font. It will be just in my brand kit.    So let me choose different fonts. Obviously   won’t be the same ones that I use for my brand,      but just to show you that, uh, let’s   see, play for. Playfair display. See,      so in here I can make it a Taluk. I can   make it smaller. I could make it bold      and it shows it in here as well. And add some   body style. Let’s say I want open sense again,      let’s say open sounds light   12 C I can change it all here.    And you can upload fonts to canvas as well.      Especially if you had the Fonz designed   for you for your brand by graphic designer,      or if you transformed your handwriting into a   font, which you can do as well. If you’d like to      know how it’s done, let me know in the comments   below and I’ll create a video just for you.    Cool. So once you’ve got your grandkids   sorted, another great feature that pro offers      is a content planner. Guys. I cannot   even express how exciting it is. We      all have trouble staying consistent with   social media. It’s quite tough to kind of      go into each and every platform and post   Canva lets you do it straight from Canva.    So let’s say you’re quite active   on Pinterest. You want to create      multiple pins, you have tons and tons of   different graphics. You can just publish      or schedule content for Pinterest or other   social media platforms like Twitter. For example.      Just from that content planner. So   if you go to your content planner,      if I had any posts planned for the upcoming month   or whatever, I would be able to see them here.    So I can just click on a particular day. Let’s   say, I want to post on Christmas Eve. I can      create a design specifically for that one. So   it will schedule it or I can choose a design. So      let’s say I want the one   that I’ve just chosen. I can      choose a specific one. I can choose   a time that it gets posted at.    So let’s say, you know, 8:00 AM, let’s say done,      you can schedule two. And then when you have   that connected, you can schedule to Facebook,      Twitter, Facebook group as well. You can   post it to Pinterest, LinkedIn profile,      LinkedIn page to your Slack channels or to Tumblr   as well. Super cool. I’m really happy that canvas      created that because I feel like it’s, um,   almost like an extension of the platform.    This is what so many people use Canva   for, for social media. So if you can      just schedule it from there really neat. So   let’s get back. I don’t have it connected,      but let’s say, you know, we can   connect it straight from here,      but let’s say I won’t connect to at the moment   you can select which page you want to publish.    I mean, it’s obviously not perfect for   Pinterest, but let’s say you want it to      post it to a Facebook page. I can do it from here,   schedule two and then write your caption. Right.      And then you would have that kind of available   obviously. So you can save it as draft and return      to it later and then schedule it again or it can   schedule your posts then and there that’s done.    You can even publish it straight away.   If you’re struggling to stay consistent,      this is something that will help   integrate the whole process for you,      because you can just create your   captions, then go right into Canva,      create the graphics to support it. And just   schedule it and that’s you, that’s you done?    And to make the whole process streamlined   canvas helped us out with this. So as you      can see in your folders, you can see the   logos in here as well, but let me show      you what difference kind of approach makes   your editor. So this is what I had before.      You can still see that the resize option has   the pro version crown req right next to it.    Let me just refresh it to show you that.   So in the folders, you can see that I need,      I couldn’t create folders within the editor,   just because I didn’t have the pro version.      I would have the photos that need pick like a   pro photo. So if I refresh it. I have access to      everything. So now I can just click resize   for example, which is one click resize.    So as I mentioned before, you can just   go to, for example, Twitter, right?      I want to create a Twitter or posts   from it. So if I click Twitter post,      if I click copy and resize, or   I can just resize on this one,      if I don’t need it for Instagram, but I’ll   click copy and resize. And as you can see,      it opens another design, which has completely   transformed into that resolution for Twitter.    And as you can see, some elements were kind of   extended for me. So that photo was wide enough.      So if you kind of click on it, you   see that it’s still within the balance      and I can actually just kind   of move it together together      in here. Right. I can unlock that bottom bit.   Let’s extend it. I’m clicking alt as well.    Just to go both ways to saying,   save me some time. And I can just      lock it again. And that’s you sorted for Twitter?   Right? So you’ve got two different graphics,      right? This one for Instagram or Facebook,   whatever. And this one for Twitter. One click and      that’s you sorted for different posts? It doesn’t   mean that you have to post it the same way.    It doesn’t mean that you have to post the   same copy on it and you can amend it as much      as you can, but it just makes it so much   easier without you having to copy it or,      you know, apply different elements to another   graphic. If you’re choosing Twitter posts,      then if you go to folders,   you now can create new folders      within the editor and you have access to   the folders that you’ve created before.    So you’ve got your previous designs, which I’ve   put in the interesting folder, which was the kind      of overall folder. So if I wanted to apply a   different design, I can just add it from here.      Or you can access your logo from here.   So you can just add it here. This is not      actually my logo. This is just something they use   that kind of to add it in there, but you know,      I have it, I have it at a glance and I can add   it and just show you the different brand colors.    I click on here with my colors. And as   I mentioned, you can have the palette.      So apart from the photo colors, which Canva      just kind of pulls all the colors that are   complimentary within the photo, and you can just      attach them to your design. You can change   different, different colors and different      elements to that particular color, but you’ve   got your colors of that was my main color.    I can just click on it and it’s   there. I don’t need to remember      the specific hex code. I don’t need to kind of   drag my, uh, you know, my mouse over the slider,      looking for the particular color, which   let’s face it. It would probably be off. So,      you know, it’s cool. It’s just, they’re   the same for the luscious lemonade.    I can just adjust all the colors, the brand   colors that I’ve got in here and that sorted.      Right. You’ve got all the stuff that you   had saved. It’s all there. It’s all there.      And it can just click on it, obviously.   It’s it’s far from working on that design,      right? It’s just an example,   palette I’ve just added.    So you can just change the pallets. You can   add the logos. You’ve got your brand kit,      same for adding text. See, you’ve got   your heading. It’s gotten the subheading      everything’s pre formatted for you.   So you can just kind of use it,      change the colors to the brand colors. That’s you   start it all in one place, all within the editor.    And just with pro you have that available, not   to mention all the elements, the really fun      photos that come for free within that plan.   If you have kind of a pro. And last but not      least a really cool feature that kind of a pro   has. You can actually see if your designs as      templates. This is something that is kind of   a video in and of itself, a separate videos.    If you’d like me to record it for you, let me know   in the comments below, and I can show everything      about templates, how you create them, how you use   them, how you organize them, you know, if you want      to watch it and I can just record it for you,   but you can create a template from any of your      designs. If I click on the three dots, I searched   templates right from here, and I select a folder.    I can kind of, you know, add a template to   a particular folder. So let’s say if I had a      Twitter folder, let’s say this is the one I would   publish this template and I can go to my homepage.      And as you can see, this is actually a template   it’s kind of saved in here. So you can,      if you click on it, you can use this template.    And create another post and just   copies it over. And as I said before,      if you have a connect to, to any of your social   media, you can just share it straight to,      you know, Twitter. If I connect to my Twitter,   I could be, I could just schedule it from here,      enter captions. And this would be my design   sorted. And apart from that, instead of the      five gigabytes of cloud storage in pro you have   a hundred gigabyte gigabytes of cloud storage.    And trust me, it does bulk up if   you’re creating for multiple platforms      or if you’re using videos as well as, so   that’s something to keep in mind. And I’m      not saying you need to upgrade to pro straight   away, but maybe after some time you could try      it. If you’d like to try Canva pro for free   for 30 days, I have a link for you below.    It’s a wrestling. So it’s, it doesn’t cost   you anything. If you create an account using      this wrestling, but does support this channel.   And I should probably, at this point mentioned      that this is not a sponsored video by Canva.   I just absolutely love it. As I mentioned,      at some point in this video, I used to use   Photoshop for everything, and now I use Canva      for everything because it’s so much faster, so   much cheaper to be honest and much more intuitive.    So guys, go ahead and check out Canva.   I really love it. If you prefer to use      a free version straight away, go ahead.   Do it. I still think you will love it.      Absolutely. If you’d like to try   the pro version, have fun with it,      use the link below and let me know in the   comments, how everything goes. If you’d like      to learn more about Canva, uh, I’ve mentioned   the beginning that they have the learn tab.    So definitely go through all of these, but   then I need to mention the kind of a design      school. They have specific courses,   um, they’re are completely free to use      and they teach you a different, um, sides of   graphic design. So you’ve got graphic design      basics. It’s got branding your business, which may   be quite useful in creating your own brand kit.    You have presentations to impress. If you   do present quite a lot of things, whether      you’re a business or in personal life, you have   convent the classroom for your work in education      or personal branding with Dr. . So try these   courses and make sure to subscribe to my channel      and hit that notification bell, because I’ll have   tons and tons of more countable videos for you.    So you’ll learn a bit more from me as well.      That was quite a long video, but I   really enjoyed making it. So I hope you      gained a lot of knowledge from it and you feel   much more confident in creating our own graphics.      Hit that like, if you enjoy this video, leave some   comments below. If you still have some questions      or are unsure about some functionalities of Canva,   I’ll be more than happy to help you out with that.    I have a video coming up   on canvas tips and tricks,      so really make sure you subscribe to the   channel and hit that notification bell.      Not to miss the new video. Thank you so much   for watching and I’ll see you next time.    


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