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Easy Graphic Design for Your Business with Canva

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Saving Your Files

Matt Stevenson

Easy Graphic Design for Your Business with Canva

Matt Stevenson

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10. Saving Your Files

Lesson Info

Saving Your Files

The next thing that I want to go over our, uh, saving files. So this is at the end of your process, so you created your account, you've created graphics, you've brought in your brand elements so that all of your team can use the same ones you've created a bunch of designs, you've dragged things under the canvas, you've manipulated them. Now, what do you do? How do I get this on my twitter account or how do I get this to the printer? Um, we'll go over so let's go into one of the designs, and, uh, we got the download option again, so I went over briefly the difference between the images and the pdf. So, uh, and let's talk about the sharing a little bit if I go to tweet this it's uh, it just did it. So it says your design is ready, basically is preparing the files flattening thing is getting rid of stuff that doesn't need to happen. So when shared now and it knows who I am because I've done this before, but it will ask you who you are, what your what your twitter handle on dh then it'll g...

ive you ah little sort of preview of the tweet. It says check out my camera designed to give you a great link and then anyone can see this it's a great way of getting things directly from canada uh and I'll go ahead and do it actually let's see if it works so everyone at home please retweet my tweet that I just did uh cool so um we did actually already cover saving a little bit, but I just I just refresh uh share and download share send it out into the ether into the internets download keeps it filed for yourself two types of downloads images and pdf ce images for there's, low quality and high quality so for web and high quality and there's also low quality, high quality pdf as well download the one that you need if you have a premium items and it's going to ask you for that one dollars we'll call it creative donation for the item than you you're using. I don't do that every single time you download it so again make sure that your files are in order on that they are well prepared before you don't work to pay for them with the work correct correct premium items because because canada has an agreement with the content producers with the person who took the pizza the picture or illustrated it they need tio give those guys credit in the form of a monetary compensation so that's why the files are premium now what kind of account urine doesn't do instagram not yet I'm sure that that's something that they're working on and also pinterest cool any other questions you see the graphic social media pinterest the shape of the box is right is it the right size it is to get on this plane s so they make it very easy for you let me switch to my personal account I think I've talked about the camera for work enough so we'll quit some of these guys and again to switch back to my personal account I can it says personal right there all right so I click on all the awesome things I can get pinterest is right here on it actually tells you the pixel dimensions so pinterest we'll talk about this a little bit later but they have some great style guides on how to make the best pins pins that work well that gets you engagement and get people to reap in them one of the things that they know for certain is that a vertical shaped pin gets more hits it looks better and it's actually bigger in pinterest interface so great side for pinches graphic a scene here is seven thirty five by eleven o two so by clicking on that creates a new file for me my eyes my favorite of the blank rectangle but they also give you some suggestions on what kind of pins you khun d'oh I encourage guys if you're going to create some pins, go check out pinterest website. They have a great resource on how to make effective pins. It's, it's, it's ah, these air really great designs, but of course pinterest knows what what's works best on pinterest. So go check it out, eh? So if I wanted to make something that's like a beautiful piece of text, again, these layouts all come premade and I can change them however I want and make the mayor, I prefer a couple questions from the internet. Yeah, let's, do it great. So wanda lopez designs would like to know. Can you start with a personal account and then switched to a business account? You can, you can, in fact, that is thie on leeway to switch to a camera work. You have to start with the the personal account, and then you click the upgrade button. As you can see here on it will ask you if you want to be a candidate for work participant.

Class Description

Beautiful graphics are essential for running a thriving business and Canva offers users a free and easy way to create them. 

In Easy Graphic Design for Your Business with Canva, you’ll get to know the Canva interface and how to take full advantage of its powerful features. 

You’ll learn how to: 

  • Combine images and text
  • Build graphics for social media 
  • Share and download projects 

You’ll also learn about the basic principles of design and how to create graphics that are as effective as they are beautiful. 

Guy Kawasaki will be on hand to offer tips on how you can use Canva-created graphics in business and how your designs can elevate and grow your brand. 

The Canva interface makes it easy for anyone to drag and drop design elements into elegant, professionally-designed templates and this class will help you ensure that every project you complete is top-notch.



This was a fantastic course! You will walk away from this course confident, skilled and knowledgeable enough able to create amazing deliverables/images/graphics for all social media platforms. Especially if you are completely intimidated by design and don't know where to start, this course is for you! (that was me) I really enjoyed seeing into the mind of a designer with his tips & rules about fonts, flow, colors and brand integrity I have made some fantastic designs! Thank you Matt, Canva and Creative Live! Absolutely one of my best CreativeLive purchases.

Aaditya Somani

This course is fantastic. Matt is an excellent teacher, he explained all the details of Canva in less than 4 hours. And those basic design tips were a bonus! Thanks a lot, Matt and Creative Live. Would definitely recommend it to take your designing game to the next level.

Barbara Schiffman

Great course, great teacher -- I'm a Canva and design novice but am now creating book covers for my own books/ebooks. Matt taught me things about using Canva's tools that have already improved my design "eye" and skills -- especially about the value of simplicity. Many thanks!