About this course
In this course you will learn how to create amazing, beautiful, professional graphic designs inside Canva, one of the world’s leading free graphic design applications.
- Have you tried producing your own graphic designs that just don’t look professional?
- Have you been outsourcing your graphic design work, paying a lot of money while not getting designs you’re completely happy with?
- Want to get started in graphic design but have no formal design training and don’t know where to start?
Well this course is for you! We will teach you everything you need to know to be able to produce all of your own designs, quickly and easily. Canva is amazing, and is much easier to learn than other expensive graphic design software. You can achieve excellent results, and because Canva is free to use, you can save huge amounts of money on design outsourcing or software fees. I have used Canva for many design projects, and always come up with fantastic end results!
The course is split into five parts:
Part 1 covers all of the core skills you need to use Canva efficiently and effectively. We will teach you how to use all of the tools and elements available to you, and cover topics such as:
- Text and Typography
- Using shapes and lines
- Adding icons and Illustrations
- Working with pictures and filters
- Adjusting colour, alignment and transparency
- Exporting your work
Plus much more.
We will also show you the website I use to get all of my stock photography, absolutely free of charge. A huge library of professional stock photography at your fingertips, all for free, with all commercial licences included. This one resource alone will save you hundreds in stock photography costs!
In part 2, we will apply our new skills to real-world examples, and work on 9 different projects. We will produce:
- An album cover
- A Youtube video thumbnail
- Youtube channel art
- A Twitter header
- A Facebook cover
- A Facebook post
- An ebook cover
- An A4 document with data charts
- Presentation slides
In each case, We will show you how to apply all of the core skills to each project, and we will produce some high quality examples, which you can then apply to your own work.
In part 3, we will cover some basic graphic design theory, and I will show you some tips and tricks within Canva to help your work stand out. We will cover areas such as:
- Typography and font pairing
- Lines and spacing
- Shortcuts and quick tricks
- Text masking
- Basic colour theory
In part 4, we will go over everything that is included in Canva Pro. This is Canva’s monthly subscription and I’ll cover everything that is included with a Canva Pro subscription. This includes the Brand Kit, Magic Resize, Background Remover, plus more.
Finally, in part 5, we will cover video and animation. Canva has added several upgrades recently and you can now work with video, add music tracks and create animations, all within the app. I’ll show you how to create amazing, professional videos with Canva’s new, easy to use tools.
By the end of this course you will have created some amazing designs for yourself, and you will have mastered the skills necessary to achieve professional results. You will be able to apply these skills to any project you wish, and with over 5 hours of video lessons, you will take your graphic design skills to the next level!