5 MUST-KNOW CANVA TIPS & TRICKS

WHAT IS CANVA?

Canva is a user-friendly, web-based design tool. Users get access to a built-in template library, and the ability to save and share files. Whether you’re 8 or 80, its intuitive drag and drop user interface makes creating unique designs easy.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE CANVA + TPH 

Canva is free and easy to use. Explore Canva’s templates and design tools to produce your creation with the help of TPH. It’s now easier than ever to dream, design and order your project online.

Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of Canva:

#1 YOUR NEW BEST FRIEND: TEMPLATES

Having access to a perfectly sized template will save you time, money and stress. Choosing the correct template gives you crisp, high-quality files that look good. Browse Canva’s template library to access print-ready and digitally optimized templates.

#2 CONSISTENT BRANDING: COLOUR SCHEMES

Keep your brand colours accessible by saving your top 3 colours for reuse. Consistency is key. Upgrading to Canva Pro allows users to upload fonts, logos and other essential graphics to build branded designs.

Pro tip: Use filters to search for graphics by colour scheme.

#3 LEVEL UP YOUR DESIGN GAME: LAYERS

Most design programs allow users to layer design elements. Bringing layers to the front means the layer is on top, while bringing elements to the back places them underneath, in the background. Use Canva to easily select and send elements, forwards and back to create depth in your designs.

Try it: use layers to create depth or shadows in your design.

#4 AVOID FRUSTRATION: GROUP & GRAB ELEMENTS

Now that you’re familiar with layers, here’s how to select multiple elements in your design and protect them from further adjustments. Simply hold shift, and select each different element. If desired, use the lock button to freeze the elements in place. Unlock to make adjustments.

#5 YOUR NEW SECRET WEAPON: QUICK KEYS

Learning to use quick keys in the Canva design editor will make you feel like a pro. You likely already know the basics, like C for copy, V for paste, X for cut. But here are some extras:

GIVE IT A TRY

Learning to use Canva is a breeze. Give it a try and design your next project with TPH.

Thanks for reading!

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