The Complete Canva Course
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The Complete Canva Course

Graphic Design for beginners - Learn how to create amazing designs with Canva
5.0 (23 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.
125 students enrolled
Created by 29 Indigo Academy
Last updated 5/2017
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Current price: $10 Original price: $200 Discount: 95% off
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  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create fantastic, professional graphic designs, all for free inside Canva
  • Learn core design skills that are transferable to all of your design projects
  • Design 9 different fun and engaging projects, each in a very hand-on, practical way
  • Master all the elements within Canva to produce stunning results every time
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  • Internet connection and either a desktop, laptop or tablet

In this course you will learn how to create amazing, beautiful, professional graphic designs inside Canva, one of the world’s leading free graphic design applications.

  • Have you tried producing your own graphic designs that just don’t look professional?
  • Have you been outsourcing your graphic design work, paying a lot of money while not getting designs you’re completely happy with?
  • Want to get started in graphic design but have no formal design training and don’t know where to start?

Well this course is for you! I will teach you everything you need to know to be able to produce all of your own designs, quickly and easily. Canva is amazing, and is much easier to learn than other expensive graphic design software. You can achieve excellent results, and because Canva is free to use, you can save huge amounts of money on design outsourcing or software fees. I have used Canva for many design projects, and always come up with fantastic end results!

The course is split into three parts:

Part 1 covers all of the core skills you need to use Canva efficiently and effectively. I will teach you how to use all of the tools and elements available to you, and cover topics such as:

  • Text and Typography
  • Using shapes and lines
  • Adding icons and Illustrations
  • Working with pictures and filters
  • Adjusting colour, alignment and transparency
  • Exporting your work

Plus much more.

I will also show you the website I use to get all of my stock photography, absolutely free of charge. A huge library of professional stock photography at your fingertips, all for free, with all commercial licences included. This one resource alone will save you hundreds in stock photography costs!

In part 2, we will apply our new skills to real-world examples, and work on 9 different projects. We will produce:

  • An album cover
  • A Youtube video thumbnail
  • Youtube channel art
  • A Twitter header
  • A Facebook cover
  • A Facebook post
  • An ebook cover
  • An A4 document with data charts
  • Presentation slides

In each case, I will show you how to apply all of the core skills to each project, and we will produce some high quality examples, which you can then apply to your own work.

Finally, in part 3, we will cover some basic graphic design theory, and I will show you some tips and tricks within Canva to help your work stand out. We will cover areas such as:

  • Typography and font pairing
  • Lines and spacing
  • Shortcuts and quick tricks
  • Text masking
  • Basic colour theory

By the end of this course you will have created some amazing designs for yourself, and you will have mastered the skills necessary to achieve professional results. You will be able to apply these skills to any project you wish, and with over 4 hours of video lessons, you will take your graphic design skills to the next level!

There is a 30 Day, 100% Money Back Guarantee, so you can take this course risk-free!

Enroll now, and I’ll speak to you soon.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who wants to create stunning graphic designs, quickly and easily
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Curriculum For This Course
48 Lectures
Part 1: Core Skills
12 Lectures 01:11:48

Downloading your work

Working with text

Photo backgrounds


Illustrations, icons and lines

Finding stock photos for free

Layouts part 1

Layouts part 2, and using frames

Adding pages to a design

Paid elements within Canva
Part 2: Projects
18 Lectures 02:02:36
Introduction to Part 2

Album cover 1

Album cover 2

Album cover 3

Youtube thumbnail 1

Youtube thumbnail 2

Youtube channel art

Youtube channel art 2

Twitter header

Facebook post

Ebook cover 1

Ebook cover 2


Data and charts

Presentation slides

Presentation slides 2: Adding themed pages

Sum up Part 2
Part 3: Basic Graphic Design Theory - Tips and Tricks
18 Lectures 01:13:20
Typography and font pairing

Typography 2

Using icons effectively

Organising the dashboard

Sharing designs

Adding links

Upgrading to Canva for Work

Brand colours

Custom filter codes

Colour codes

Shortcuts 1

Shortcuts 2

Complimentary colour scheme

Analogous colour scheme

Monochromatic colour scheme

Conclusion and final thoughts
About the Instructor
29 Indigo Academy
5.0 Average rating
23 Reviews
132 Students
2 Courses
Graphic Design

Hi, my name’s Jamie Smith, and I’m a designer, web entrepreneur and teacher. I’m the founder of 29 Indigo Design Academy, which I set up to teach graphic design skills to beginners and those with no formal design training. I work on many different design projects, both for my own business and as a freelancer for artists and business all over the world - I have created album covers, picture books and illustrations, marketing materials, websites, book covers, logos and much more. I love design, and I’m really excited to be teaching here on Udemy. Please check out my courses, and I hope to speak to you soon.