Canva for Beginners - Your Guide to Canva for Graphic Design
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Canva for Beginners - Your Guide to Canva for Graphic Design

Learn Canva with this complete beginner's guide to using Canva for graphic design, infographics, social media & more!
4.4 (175 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
7,108 students enrolled
Last updated 11/2018
English [Auto]
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This course includes
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Create an account with Canva, a free online graphic design software platform.
  • Navigate Canva's many pre-made layouts and templates.
  • Create professional looking graphics that can be used online, in eBooks, and throughout social media.
  • Understand the free and paid for pricing structure on Canva.
  • Share and save designs created with Canva thru email and social media platforms.
  • This course is for beginners to Canva and even graphic design, or anyone else who wants to easily begin creating beautiful looking graphics easily and for free.
  • Canva is a free program online to use and all you need to do is set up a free account to begin using the application.
  • No prior knowledge of Canva or graphic design theory are needed as Canva provides free templates and graphics to use right from the beginning.
  • Experienced graphic designers may even find Canva easier to use to get out artwork quickly for clients or for social media posts.

Learn Canva for Graphic Design in This New Course!

Are you spending valuable time and money trying to create your own images for your business, brand, or social lifestyle?

Would you like to learn how to gain attention from your audience with stunning graphics in an affordable way?

Do you want to know how experts save precious time by using pre-made layouts and templates?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, than this course is for you!

What this course is about:

Canva for Beginners - Your Guide to Canva for Graphic Design is designed to help any entrepreneur, solopreneur, business owner, marketer, advertiser, or social media expert gain the advantage by using FREE online software, called Canva, to create killer graphics and images. This course teaches you everything you need to know about how to use Canva to launch yourself steps ahead of the competition when it comes to visual media.

What you will learn in this course:

In these lessons, you will learn all of the basics of Canva so that you can get up and running quickly. Within an hour, you will already have all of the tools you will need to create amazing graphic design projects.

These lessons include the following:

  • Creating and setting up your account.

  • Navigation around Canva's interface.

  • Selecting pre-made layouts and templates.

  • Adding artwork, images, text, and backgrounds.

  • Sharing your designs for social media platforms.

  • Downloading and printing your designs.

  • Plus free updates and additions to the course in the future!

What are OTHERS saying about this AMAZING course?

"Excellent course. In debt explanations, easy to follow and easy to understand. Jeremy is an exellent teacher and he knows his topics. The course was very interesting, professional, and I learned a lot from it. Now i just have to apply it in real life."

   5/5 Stars - Eva Szabo

"Well, I had never heard of Canva until I started following entrepreneur legend Guy Kawasaki on Facebook. He links to the site quite often when they have new articles or tutorials.

The course is very well organized. The instructor Jeremy Deighan speaks with a very clear voice. No accent. Audio and video is high quality. Each video lecture is straight to the point. No mindless chatter or distractions. Each section builds on the last. This is really a Dummies Intro course. He has three other courses on Canva. If you already know a bit about Canva you could start off with another one of his courses. I will be taking Deighan's Graphic Design Theory in Social Media Volume 1 next.

The instructor is also very active in the Disucssion area. He even makes his own posts with some examples of great graphic design and what makes them stand out."

   5/5 Stars - Mike Hatch

"I loved this! It was complete and so easy to understand. I've been using Canva for a year and there were a few things I didn't know that Jeremy covered. Great work!"

   5/5 Stars - Brian Knack

Don't hesitate, enroll today!

So whether you are working on your next eBook, creating presentation slides for your next corporate event, providing useful information on social media platforms, or need to create some killer branding material, this course is for you.

Jeremy Deighan

p.s. I am here for my students and I always welcome any feedback, questions, discussions, or reviews on my courses. Please visit my profile to see how you can contact me in the most convenient way for you!

Who this course is for:
  • This course has been specifically designed for beginners new to Canva and want to learn all about it's features, layouts, and what you can do with the software.
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Solopreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Small Businesses
  • Advertisers
  • Marketers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Social Media Enthusiasts
  • Canva Lovers
Course content
Expand all 15 lectures 35:02
+ Welcome to Canva for Beginners - Your Guide to Canva for Graphic Design
1 lecture 01:57

Hello and welcome to this course! In this course you will learn how to use Canva to create everything from presentations and eBooks to website headers and infographics!

Preview 01:57
+ Getting Started with Canva
3 lectures 06:23

Learn how to create and set up your account in Canva.

Preview 00:48

The Canva Dashboard is the main landing page, and where you can find your past designs and all other information related to your account.

Preview 02:54

The Design Dashboard is the place where all the magic happens. This is the page where you get to create and design anything you want, from eBooks and infographics to Facebook images and Wedding Invitations!

Preview 02:41
+ Creating Your Design
7 lectures 21:06

The first thing you will need to do, is the select the right format for your image. Canva provides a lot of premade formats for anything you can think of!

Preview 01:18

This section will go over everything you need to know to get around Canva and it's Design Dashboard. I also offer some shortcuts to make your workflow a little faster.


Adding artwork is intuitively simple and yet so powerful in Canva. Here, we will go over all forms of artwork that is available, both paid and free.

Adding Artwork

Typography can really take your design to the next level. This lecture covers all the fundamentals of the text tools in Canva.

Adding Text

Backgrounds can be solid colors, cool patterns, or even images. I will show you how adding backgrounds is the starting point of a good design.

Creating Backgrounds

A great graphic design software will allow you to upload your own images and artwork, and Canva certainly does that. With their premade layouts and your custom images, you can truly make a spectacular image that is all yours!


Finally in this section, I will show you the step by step process it takes to get an awesome graphic in no time!

Putting it All Together
+ Saving and Sharing Your Design
3 lectures 04:57

Canva provides an easy built in system for sharing your artwork. I will show you all the methods that you can use in this lecture.

Preview 01:46

If you want to do more than just share you work on social media, or need to download images for your business, then you will learn how to easily download your art here.

Downloading Your Design

Now that we have created and saved our designs, I'll show you how to navigate the Main Dashboard to copy or delete your designs.

Designs in the Main Dashboard
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 00:39
Course Overview Exam
10 questions
BONUS for Students Only