Canva for Beginners

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Opening Canva for the first time

  • Welcome and introduction
  • Canva is made for you
  • The first page you’ll see whenever you sign into Canva
  • The different menus on the home page

Using and customizing templates

  • How beginning with a template is easier
  • How the interface changes when you enter a template
  • How to edit templates and make them your own
  • Organizing pages

Using search and personalizing the editor

  • Canva is big – use search.
  • Searching from the home page
  • Searching within the editor
  • Advanced search and filters
  • Tab personalization

Uploading and using photos

  • Using your own imagery
  • Creating a design from ‘Edit Photo’
  • Uploading your own images
  • Photo editing and effects
  • Downloading and sharing

Using and editing elements

  • What’s in the Elements tab?
  • Lines
  • Shapes
  • Graphics
  • Charts
  • Frames
  • Grids

Finding fonts and using text

  • Adding text to a page
  • Finding and searching fonts
  • Basic text styling
  • Using text and style tabs
  • Experimenting with text effects

Uploading and editing video and audio

  • Intro to video
  • The video timeline
  • Video templates
  • Stock video library
  • Uploading your own videos
  • Recording yourself
  • Animations and transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Saving and sharing

Sharing and collaborating on designs

  • Inviting others to collaborate on designs
  • Assigning permissions for edit or view access
  • Adding comments and assigning tasks
  • Sharing links

Saving and organizing documents

  • Who can access my designs?
  • Saving to a folder
  • Creating, rearranging and deleting folders
  • Sorting and starring folders
  • Team page
  • Saving as template (Pro only)

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