Canva : Beginner's Guide
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Canva : Beginner's Guide

A complete beginner's guide to Canva for graphic design tools.
4.4 (81 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
3,742 students enrolled
Created by Jeremy Deighan
Last updated 4/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 34 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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.
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Requirements
  • All you need to start is an internet connection. Canva is free to sign up and use!
Description

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3,000+ Students have already enrolled with 60+ Five-Star Ratings!

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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?

What this course is about:

This Canva Course 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. Canva Course: Beginner's Guide to Canva for Graphic Design 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 visual graphics. 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 you don't want to do:

Wait too long to enroll! This course is going to have evergreen updates added in the future, and the price will raise once the course meets certain milestones. The best thing to do is to enroll now so that you can lock in the price and receive all future updates for free. If you are still uncertain, you can always receive a full refund within 30 days of purchase through Udemy!

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If you enjoy this course and want to learn more about the principles and theory behind great graphic design, than be sure to check out these other courses:

Canva Course: Graphic Design Theory in Social Media Intro

Canva Course: Graphic Design Theory in Social Media Volume 1

Canva Course: Graphic Design Theory in Social Media Volume 2

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 is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Solopreneurs
  • Business Owners
  • Small Businesses
  • Advertisers
  • Marketers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Social Media Enthusiasts
  • Canva Lovers
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 16 Lectures Collapse All 16 Lectures 35:10
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Introduction into Canva
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
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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
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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.

Navigation
02:59

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
05:08

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

Adding Text
05:40

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
01:50

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!

Uploads
01:03

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
03:08
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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
02:11

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
01:00
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 00:58
Course Overview Exam
10 questions

Thank you for watching this course on using Canva. If you would like to connect with me, check out this document for information on my email, twitter, facebook, and website. Please feel free to provide any feedback or ask any questions that you have about the course!

Thank You for Watching This Canva Course!
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Here is some extra value for you, from me. I hope you really enjoyed this course and continue on your journey into graphic design and making some great content. Cheers!

[BONUS] Learn Graphic Design Theory with Canva
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About the Instructor
Jeremy Deighan
4.5 Average rating
1,399 Reviews
53,600 Students
11 Courses
Canva | Photoshop | Graphic Design

My name is Jeremy Deighan and I am thrilled to be a part of the Udemy team of instructors, helping others achieve their own personal goals. I have had quite the range of skills and hobbies through my lifetime. I really enjoy teaching and hope to provide information to others on anything and everything I know how to do! Please take a moment to check out my courses, and if you take any please leave a review and any feedback you have!

Art and Design

I have an extensive background in different forms of art and design. I have an associates degree in Computer Animation and I've worked with various production houses to create awesome content. Adobe Photoshop has been a staple of my arsenal since I was 16 and use it faithfully to this day.

I also have a history in live visual arts, specifically lighting design for music events, festivals, theaters, and corporate gigs. My passion for the visual arts has helped me become a master in understanding lighting, color theory, and composition.

Music

One of the first things I did as a young lad was learn music. Music is so powerful and one of my favorite things in life. I love playing music, and have played on various instruments; including guitar, bass guitar, drums, and the saxophone.

I feel music can provide so many emotions and feelings, and also has science and mathematical characteristics. It is such a fun topic and I can't wait to begin creating courses on this subject.

Math, Science, and History

I can't tell you what the latest Kardashian is up to, but I can definitely tell you a lot about Crab Fisheries and the Egyptian King Khufu. Typically when I am studying something outside of the art and music realm, it has to do with math, science, and history. I'm just drawn to man's accomplishments and new ways of thinking about things!

Healthy Eating and Exercise

To live a long and balanced life, you need to eat right and take care of your body. It's a mission of mine to make sure that I am in the best physical shape so that I can be around long enough to provide for my family. If there's any courses that I can feel like I really can give back, it would be explaining to others how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I mean, if you're not healthy, how can you help anyone else out?

I've also been very active in sports throughout my life. Usually, these are extreme sports such as skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding. I'm also a big fan of running, mountain biking, and have taken various martial art forms in the past.

That explains a little about me and my background. It also gives me focus on some key things that I would like to teach in the near future, so look out for courses from me on these topics!