Getting Started with Canva for Your Business

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What is Canva?

You might be wondering, what is Canva? Well if you don’t already know, it’s going to be your right-hand lady for all your business needs. Basically, it has everything you need for AMAZING designs. Whether that’s design presentations, social media graphics, or any other beautiful layouts, Canva’s got you covered. At the tip of fingertips, you can get millions of images, hundreds of fonts, photo filters, and tons of free icons and shapes. With a user-friendly interface, you can be designing things just as fast as you can download this app. Let’s get started!

With Canva you have 3 options

Free:

● 8,000+ free templates

● 100+ design types (social media posts, presentations, letters, and more)

● Hundreds of thousands of free photos and graphics.

Pro ($9.95)

● Can create a brand kit with your brand’s visual identity, font, logos, and colours

● Resize options

● More templates available

● Free photos and graphics

● Custom templates

● Can add your own fonts and logo

Premium ($30.00)

● Multiple Brand Kits

● Have control over what other members have access to and what they can upload.

● Can get approval on designs

● Advanced template locking

● Unlimited storage

● Single-sign on

Some Helpful Canva Tips

t’s all about colour!

The colours you use are key to making a great design, and when it comes to colour, Canva’s here to help. Their colour generating tool is such a helpful resource for any and all of your projects. All you have to do is upload a picture, and Canva generates a usable palette that goes well with the hues of the picture. Don’t forget to save these colour swatches into your brand kit! Canva can also be a great source to learn more about colour. They have resources to learn more about the colour meaning and colour theory with some of their interactive tools.

Working with Frames

Canva provides lots of frame options! And they are super easy to use. Experiment with different framing options and see how this can really enhance a design.

Transparency

Sometimes when you are working on a piece, you might find that the design is lacking some cohesion. One thing I found to be really helpful is to add a colour shape in the background and play with the transparency levels to make it more cohesive. This can be super helpful when you are trying to stick with a certain colour, but the image is not looking quite right!

Alright, boss babes, it’s time to step up your designs and get started on your Canva game!

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