Canva for Beginners - Design like a Pro

Canva for beginners will show you how to get started with Canva and create professional looking designs quickly.
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  • Lectures 7
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
    30 day money back guarantee!
    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 7/2015 English

Course Description

Course Description

This course will help you if you have little or no design experience and want to create professional looking content on a budget. Canva is a design tool with a short learning curve that will help transform your business materials, social media content, memes, book covers and so much more.

What this course provides you:

This course will especially help those who are small business owners, online marketers, freelancers or even if you are just starting out in graphic design.

Canva Course:

Canva is a great design tool that anyone can use for free. It will help you create designs in no time and is easy to use.


In less than 60 minutes you will figure out how to do the following:

  • Making and setting up your account.
  • Orienting around Canva's interface.
  • Selecting pre-made formats and layouts.
  • Creating logos.
  • Making artwork banners.
  • Designing an Ad for online promotion.
  • Sharing your designs.
  • Downloading your designs.

What else?

  • Discover Canva's many templates and pre-ready designs.
  • How to create customised designs and content.
  • Look at the free and paid structures of Canva.
  • Importing and exporting images and graphics.


  • Small businesses
  • Solopreneurs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Technopreneurs
  • Online Marketers
  • Sponsors
  • Advertisers
  • Visual Designers
  • Online Networking Enthusiasts

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a computer and an internet connection. Canva also have an app so if you prefer you can also follow along that way but this this course will use the desktop version.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create professional looking designs quickly and easily.
  • Customise graphics to share online.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who has little or no design experience buy wants an easy way to create beautiful, easy to share content. You do not have to be a designer or technical person to use Canva but even if you are you may find this tutorial a great introduction. If you are an entrepreneur, online marketer or just love sharing content on social media then this course is for you.

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.


Section 1: Introduction and Getting Started

A quick overview and introduction to the 'Simple Designs for Everyone with Canva' course.


Quick orientation to help you get started.

3 questions

A few quick questions to make sure you are on track and ready to go.

Section 2: Simple designs for practical uses

In our first practical tutorial we will learn how to use Canva to make a profile picture logo.


In this tutorial we will make a customised Facebook cover for our Facebook page.


In order to attract visitors to our page or engage our existing audience we need to provide great shareable content. Thats exactly what we will learn to do in this tutorial.


Great, we have a page, it looks great and we are adding content..but no one is seeing it. One way to gain an audience is by using Facebook ads. As such, we will now learn how to create a responsive ad that will help promote our page and help grow our audience.

5 questions

An overview to see what you have learnt.

Section 3: Summary

As we come to a close we wrap-up and summarise some of the things we have learnt reflecting on the further capabilities that Canva can be used for.

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Instructor Biography

Andrew Hamilton, Skills Developer at Udemy

I have more than 20 years combined experience in sectors such as; Manufacturing, Sport & Leisure, Finance, Event Management, Web Development and Consulting. Many of my roles have required me to train and develop others in order for them to upgrade and develop practical skills that deliver instant results.

More recently I have turned my focus to Technology where I create and manage online projects, thus putting me in a great position to help other likeminded people who are just starting to explore this sector and want to upgrade and learn new skills.

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