How to Use Canva (Quick Start Guide)

How to use Canva

I have already known you just interest in Canva. That’s why you found this article. Canva or Canva Pro, It is a drag-and-drop design tool that lets you create excellent visual content with ease in less time. So, If you want to change your visual content game, let’s figure out how to use Canva!

If you’re in the digital marketing journey or if you own a business or maybe a social media user, I’m sure you know how visual content is valued for it.

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The famous digital marketing entrepreneur Neil Patel says,

“Text-based content is always going to be an integral part of marketing, but to really set yourself apart in the digital era, visual content must play a pivotal role in all of your efforts.”

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But why exactly you need an online designing tool?

Here is why!

The importance of visual content has increased significantly in most of 2019. People need to power up online growth and engagement to succeed in their business and career.

At that point, they need catchy graphics, videos, flyers, banners, ebooks, charts, cards, and logos that every business should need.

But if someone running a small business, blog, or a website, it’s not easy to outsource this works or learning them on photoshop, etc. And everyone doesn’t have designing skills to get succeed in that case.

Then how they create visual content for their works?

The answer is Canva! But, not sure how to use Canva for work (Canva Pro)? Here are 5 facts that describe why you should need it for your works every day!

1#. Canva is (Mostly) Free

Canva is free to use forever if you do not decide to get your brand or business to the next level. There are several reasons to prove that,

The free version allows you to use the main features with kind of limitations. It much perfect if you using it for small design purposes.

However, if you are going with Canva Pro, it’s much more than expect you can do with your ideas. here are the features you can access in Canva Pro,

Canva Pro Features

It can be used by marketers, students, teachers, designers, photographers, and simply, anyone. No matter where you are from, Canva Pro is sure to surprise you.

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Moreover, You can upload your own images or access millions of photos starting at $1 each. You’ll also get exclusive access to 4M+ photos and elements, illustrations, and templates.

If you want to continue your Canva Pro Subscription, You can go through $9.95 per month when paid annually or $12.95 paid monthly. Otherwise, they have offered special programs for students, teachers, and nonprofits as well.

#2. Pre-built Templates

Once you have Canva Pro, it will present a large number of templates that you can use as a guide to creating great images and graphics for your every kind of design.

Canva Templates

I am not a graphic designer, I’m using these templates, and I’m creating and publishing templates like Pinterest templates to sharing with other Canva users too. Pretty cool?

Canva Pinterest Templates

As a blogger, Pinterest has blown up my blog traffic with the graphics I have made with Canva. That is my main requirement. So, Canva makes it’s profitable with its useful features!

3#. Canva Brand Kit

A brand kit is a guide to your brand’s visual identity. That really helps you to communicate with your brand identity to those who love your brand.

If you are running a large or small business, brand kits are essential assets that you should have to get attention from your audience.

Canva Brand Kit

Canva offers these features with their Pro version. So, you can use logos, colors, fonts that represent your brand. Once you add them, you can use them in the Canva editor along with your designs. Time-saving!

#4. Stock Photos, Videos, Elements and Fonts

Canva offers these assets on their library at 3 kinds of variations,

  • Free: These photos are available for free users that don’t have subscribed to a Pro plan. But these are limited.
  • Premium: Pro users can access more assets with their subscription along with free photos, elements, and fonts. These are a wide range of assets that customizable with your own colors.
  • Paid: Mostly it includes stock photos that starting at $1.
Stock Photos

5#. Collaboration and Teams

Once you create an image, you can share it with someone and allow them to only view the image or edit the image. Moreover, There are two types of teams available in Canva,

Free teams: These are the standard teams available to all Canva users. Each free team can have up to 3000 members, including yourself.

Pro teams: Canva Pro teams power up the features available from the free teams. You can assign members to the role of admins, template designers, and members. But, each new team member costs $12.97 a month and it’s free for your 30-day trial.

What Are You Still Waiting for?

Everything is changing. Canva has been a wonderful resource for me, and I recommend you to you sign-up today for a free 30-days trial account for a better practice on it.

As I mentioned before, there are more than 5 facts and reasons for Canva have become more popular day by day. It’s a huge surprise for non-designers and I hope that you won’t be disappointed when you check it out.

Happy Designing!

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12 thoughts on “How to Use Canva (Quick Start Guide)”

  1. Perfect article for me! Many people have been telling me that Canva would allow me to create a product that I want to do this year. Thank you!

    1. You’re welcome, Sandra! Most of the people are using Canva for Pinterest. But Canva not offering a wide range of stock photos for free use. But Canva Pro has a wide range of stock photos, and there is a low chance to match your pin with someone else. I’ve experienced it myself several times. Unique pins will be getting more clicks rather than using frequently seen photos.

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