Design Better with Canva
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Design Better with Canva

Learn how to use Canva to design beautiful work while learning guidelines for Color, Layouts
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Created by Trevor Alexander
Last updated 3/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $23.99 Original price: $34.99 Discount: 31% off
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This course includes
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Canva
  • Graphic Design
  • Design
  • Social Media Graphics
  • Access to the internet
  • A Free Canva Account

Updated for 2020

Discover practical guidelines while being taught how to use Canva. Create beautiful work for Social Media, Websites, Presentations, and more.

First learn the ins and outs of Canva's tools

A walkthrough of what Canva has to offer

  • Navigate the interface

  • Understand the tools and how they work together

  • Tips and tricks for efficiently creating design

  • Learn how to publish, download, and share your work

Add powerful but practical design guidelines

No grand theories, just useful ideas you can apply

This course won't include a 20 hour lesson on design history, but rather concise concepts you can use to immediately improve your work, including:

  • Refine with alignment and spacing

  • Find amazing color palettes and learn to apply them

  • Find and use great font combinations

  • Increase the drama and impact of your work

  • How to enable creativity

Then bring it together with some advanced tricks

Take your designs to the next level

You'll learn a number of simple tricks and techniques to push your designs further.

Who this course is for:
  • Virtual Assistants
  • Social Media Managers
  • Marketing Managers
  • Developers
Course content
Expand all 23 lectures 05:13:49
+ Understanding Canva - The Basics
9 lectures 02:30:45

In this course we'll become familiar with the screen you first see when you log into Canva. You'll learn how to navigate around, view your previous work, start a new project, and more.

Preview 16:20

In this lecture we'll learn about the main editor itself, where we'll create our design. We'll walk through the various components and how to use them for your design.

Preview 15:48

An important concept when designing, in this lecture we'll discuss layers, how elements lay on top of one another, and how this will impact our designs.

Preview 06:49

One of the greatest features of Canva is the large library of beautiful designs for various applications. In this lecture we'll walk through how to find, implement, and edit Canva templates.


In this lecture we'll discuss how to search for and apply photos from within Canva. In addition, I'll walk you through a few excellent online resources where you can find beautiful free photos you can use.

Photos (and where to find free ones)

In this lecture we'll walk through Elements within Canva, which range from simple shapes to complex illustration, and how to apply and edit them.


In this lecture we walk through how to add and design with text and fonts, including general tips for ensuring your text always looks great.

Text and Fonts

In this lecture we walk through the various sharing methods available to you in Canva.


Now that we have a great design, it's time to output it! In this lecture we go through the various ways to download, present, and share your work.

Download / Present / Post
+ Better Design with Canva
9 lectures 02:06:45

Having anxiety around designing or making things look good can greatly limit your creativity. In this lecture I walk through some ways to remove that anxiety and free your creative processes.

Preview 05:45

To come up with a great design you need to experiment and try new things. In this lecture we discuss how to use duplication to achieve just that.


In this lecture we'll review the secret to so many great designs...they almost always start as inspiration from others! We'll walk through where to find great inspiration and how to apply it.


Before we even begin a design we should be thinking about who is going to see it. In this lecture we walk through the basics of having a target in mind to help inform our design decisions.


In this lecture we review the design principle of spacing in Canva, and how applying it correctly can vastly improve your work.


The human eye loves order, and ensuring there is alignment in your design will greatly improve it. In this lecture we discuss how to use alignment in Canva.


What colors to use and which ones work with which can cause a lot of worry in design. In this lesson we walk through the basics of color theory, free resources that will help you choose a color palette, and how to apply it in Canva.


In this lecture we walk through methods to ensure the photos you apply to your design look great in Canva.

Applying Photos

In this lecture we discuss how to use the design concept of Hierarchy in Canva to control how our viewer will go through the design so you can deliver your message with the most impact.

+ Advanced Tips
5 lectures 36:19

A few approaches for adding shadows for some extra polish to your design.

Shadow Trick

Canva comes with many great alignment tools, but sometimes they don't quite get it right. This simple trick will allow you to quickly and easily ensure things are spaced and aligned evenly.

Preview 09:25

An incredibly useful trick to know as you go between designs and boards.

Copy and Paste in Place

If Canva doesn't have something you need, then use Canva to create it! This new way of approaching the software can really help your designs and creativity.

Download / Upload Trick

If you have made a mistake and wish you could revert to an older version, this trick may save you.

Travel Through Time