If you’ve recently started using Canva, you’re in the right place. Canva is a versatile tool that allows beginners to create graphics, social media posts, and presentations easily without being graphic design experts.
Here are five tips to help you get started with Canva.
1. Use templates
Canva offers a wide range of ready-made templates for various projects, such as social media posts, presentations, or flyers. Start by entering a term in the search bar that matches your project, choose a suitable template, and customize it to your liking.
The advantage of using templates, especially at the beginning, is that it helps you understand image composition and allows you to create your own designs in the future. Note that any template with a gold crown is premium and can’t be downloaded for free.
Canva provides shortcuts to work faster and more efficiently. Some of the shortcuts include inserting text, rectangles, circles, lines, and undoing actions.
3. Group elements
Grouping elements is useful for moving or scaling several elements with just one click. To group elements, select them by dragging a box with the mouse or use the shortcut “ctrl/cmd + A” to select all elements, then press “ctrl/cmd + G”. To ungroup elements, click on them and select “ungroup”.
4. Crop images in Canva as a circle
Create visual variety by cropping images as circles. Click on Elements, search for “frame”, select a shape, and drag any image onto the shape to automatically take on the appropriate shape.
5. Animate elements
You can use animations to make your content more engaging. Select elements or groups of elements and animate them to attract more attention from your subscribers. Once finished, you can export the image including animations as a video.
This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on pcwelt.de.