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Top 5 Questions ‘Canva How To’

We help companies improve their skills with Canva, from designing templates, create stunning documents and more. We noticed that most people we work with seem to have the same 5 recurring questions about using Canva. 

Since we are here to help, and we do love helping people improve their skills, we thought of putting together a really quick and easy to implement ‘Canva How To’ to help you out.

Keep reading to become a Canva Master!


How to Edit Photos

Turn your photos into stunning and professional graphics. Before you start:

Log into your Canva account (if you do not have one yet, you can create one for free).

  1. Click on ‘Create a design’ form the main dashboard and select the design you want to create from the drop-down
  2. Scroll through the Create a design button to view available design type options or choose “Custom Dimensions” and enter your preferred dimensions in pixels in the width and height fields.

how to edit image in Canva

3. On the left-hand side click on ‘Uploads’.

4. Upload or drag and drop your photo into the editor.

how to add image in canva

5. Add additional elements, logo, or image to your design if needed.

6. Crop your photo to get the size you want.

how to crop your image

7. Change the mood of your photo with a filter

how to change the filter in canva

8. Adjust brightness, saturation and contrast.

how to adjust color of the image in canva

9. Download your edited photo!

how to download an image in canva


How to Add Hyperlinks

If you are creating a presentation or a downloadable pdf or other informative documents, you might want to add some hyperlinks to text boxes, elements, photos, or videos to send your audience to your website or other resources.

You can do this easily in just a few steps:

  1. Click on the design element or text box that you want to turn into a hyperlink
  2. Click on the link icon in the editor toolbar
  3. Type or paste the website URL/link
  4. Click the ‘Apply’ button to save the link


How to Remove an Image Background

You might want to merge an image to the document’s background to communicate a certain message or simply because the background does not fit with the document. By removing the busy background of a photo, your image will likely have more impact on your readers.

Follow these simple steps to remove the background of an image:

  1. Upload your own image or choose one from Canva image library
  2. Click on the Effects button on the top corner of your toolbar
  3. Next, click ‘Background Remover’

4. And like magic, the background will disappear

5. Next, simply drag your new image into the perfect spot


How to Create a GIF or Animation

This animation feature helps to create unique animated images or videos to grab more attention and make your design more effective.

  1. Create your design in Canva
  2. Select the design
  3. Click ‘Animate’
  4. Choose from one of the animation options.
  5. Then click “preview animation”.
  6. Select download then follow the drop-down list, select GIF and click download


How to Create a Presentation

A well-designed presentation is a key to engaging your audience. You’ll need to make it simple and easy to understand, visual, functional, user friendly and professional. Your presentation is your chance to make a positive first impression.

  1. Open Canva and select the “Presentation” design type

2. Click ‘Presentation’, then choose from hundreds of professionally designed slides

3. Upload your own photos or choose from over 1 million stock images

4. Fix your images, add stunning filters and edit text

5. Share or download.


We hope these simple tips will help you create your outstanding designs in no time. 

If you need any advanced help, reach out to us. Our team will be happy to help you create the right design you need.

Book a call with Stephen today here or email at stephen@virtualinnovation.co.nz.

 

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