:::Beginners Guide To Creating Amazing Images with Canva:::

Learn how to use this free image tool to easily create stunning logos, Facebook cover photos, quotes, images etc
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  • Lectures 17
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2014 English

Course Description

Who is this course for?

Small business owners who want to create their own stunning graphics and images for free without any prior design know-how. From your Facebook page cover photo to your business logo, this course will teach you how to use Canva to create great graphics.

What is this course about?

This course is a step by step guide to using Canva - from setting up your account and navigating your way around the website and all its features - to creating amazing graphics in a couple of minutes to use online and on your social media.

What is Canva?

Canva.com is a website which is free to sign up to created by previous Google employees. It allows you to create and design your own graphics and images for free, and has a library of free images to use (as well as some stock imagery available at a $1 per image should you wish to use them).

Materials Included:

Step by Step video guides will teach you all you need to know - with support from your trainer Jen Smith.

How long will it take to complete?

Less than 2 hours if you watch and 'play-a-long' in one sitting, but each module has its own video, so you can take as much time as you wish learning and testing each feature. Learn completely at your own pace either in one go or over time.

How is the course structured?

Module 1: Setting up your free account on Canva

Module 2: Navigating your way around Canva and all its features

Module 3: Creating images using Canva's preloaded templates

Module 4: Learn how to create custom size images using Canva

Module 5: Resizing your existing images and photos using Canva

Why should you take this course?

When you're running your own business, design costs can stack up quickly. This course teaches to use an amazing free online tool, Canva, to create your own images quickly and easily - perfect for your website, blog and social media

What are the requirements?

  • Laptop or PC

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Set up a free account with Canva
  • Navigate your way around all Canva's features and functions
  • Use preloaded templates to create your own images and graphics
  • Learn how to create custom size images
  • Understand how to resize your existing images using Canva
  • Create a stunning Facebook cover photo for your business

What is the target audience?

  • Creative Business Owners
  • Beginners
  • People who want to make their own DIY images for their website and social media

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Setting up your free account on Canva
03:01

In this short video I welcome you to Canva, and this course and show you how to set up your account on Canva

00:57

Logging into Canva is really easy when you know how. Find out where to login and how to reset your password in this video.

Section 2: Navigating your way around Canva and all its features
03:13

When you log into Canva you see the home/main dashboard area. This guide shows you around so you can get used to finding all the features to create amazing graphics for your business.

01:15

If you want to change your settings on Canva, watch this lecture to find out how.

02:57

This is a video tour of the main design dashboard - and all the tools available to create beautiful images in Canva

Section 3: Creating images using Canva's preloaded templates
05:00

In this video I guide you through all the available templates and how to choose the right one for your design.

04:10

This video shows you how to add a background colour to your image or a background pattern or image.

05:04

Learn how to create montages using the grids feature on Canva

03:50

Upload your own photos and images from your computer or Facebook to your designs by following this how to video

06:37

Learn how to add text to your images and change the font, size, colour and other elements of text

15:10

In this video, we really get to grips with the freebies and design features available and how you can use them to create your own amazing images.

00:45

Find out how to quickly and easily change the file name of your design on Canva

03:40

Learn how to share your images on Twitter and Facebook, or save as an image file or PDF - including adding crop and bleed marks if you're sending it to print!

Section 4: Learn how to create custom size images using Canva
00:50

This video shows you how to create custom sized graphics on Canva (in pixels/px, mm or cm)

Section 5: Resizing your existing images and photos using Canva
01:48

If you want to resize existing photos and images, this guide shows you how

Section 6: ::: BONUSES :::
01:46

In this Bonus video I show you how to edit and copy your previous designs on Canva

00:55

In this bonus video I show you how to invite your friends and give them instant access to Canva

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Instructor Biography

Jen Smith, Social Media Trainer for Creative Small Business Owners

I'm a social media coach and consultant with digital marketing experience across B2B, B2C and the charity sector. I have worked agency and client-side, from large businesses to small start-ups – focusing on creative businesses. My background is in journalism and writing, which provides a solid basis for effective marketing and creative content creation.

I specialise in content focused social media strategy & training for creative small businesses - helping you market your business more effectively through words, video and images.

I offer a range of training on social media, strategy, content creation and blogging and offer:

  • Clear and easy to follow video guides
  • Step by step instructions
  • No waffle, jargon or confusion
  • Training to suit all levels

Having worked for brands such as Thomas Cook’s Hotels4u, Red Letter Days, ACCA, The Arts Desk, The Amazings, Photofoundation and Simons Cat, I have a lot of experience in making social media and blogging work for creative businesses and look forward to helping you take the next step with your business.

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