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10 Tips On Creating Unique Designs On Canva

Canva has a large library of aesthetic templates. You can produce outstanding designs from one app, from banners to mockups to infographics and more.

Create Layout Using Grids

  • Click on the tab of the Grids icon on the left-hand side of your screen but don’t select anything yet.
  • Scroll down and find a format you like and either double click or click again for it to be highlighted.
  • You can also search for just “grids” rather than every single term individually if you’re in a rush!
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Use Frames to Crop Image into Shapes

  • Scroll down to Frames or search for “frames” in Elements.
  • After that, select one of them according to your preference.
  • When creating a Canva design, choose Upload, or use one of the images in the Photos section. There are a lot of great stock photos to choose from in the free version, and you can also upgrade to Canva Pro to gain access to hundreds more when designing for business purposes.
  • When you upload your photo, you can drag and drop it into the frame you selected.

Arranging and Grouping the Element

  • Right-click on the element in question and select Send Backward or Bring Forward to lay it on top or behind other apps or commands.
  • After selecting the elements, you want to group, select Group on the toolbar above the editor. Or use Ctrl + G.

Look at the Position of the Element

  • Pick the element you want to lock in.
  • Then click the Lock icon on the top-right corner of the editor.

Set Transparency of the Element

  • You need to select the element.
  • Click on the transparency icon to do this.
  • Drag the sliders to the left or right to increase or decrease the transparency.

Add a Hyperlink

  • You need to select the element you want to link and click the Hyperlink icon in the editor.
  • You can apply by entering your website URL and clicking on it.
  • You can do the same thing if you want to remove the link.

Animation Gifs and Video

  • You have to click Animate and select the element you want to create.
  • Pick the best animations for your design. Page Animations can be used to make the rest of the design look better.
  • Click the Play icon on the toolbar to watch how it moves.
  • When you’re ready, you can download your design as a file.

Choose a Trending Style

Search and Filter Element

  • Click the Filter icon.
  • You can pick your preferred filters.
  • You can search by color, orientation, and animation.
  • To apply the filters, click.

Make a Copy of your Design

  • Head over to the File menu to make a copy.
  • The copied version of your design will open in a new tab with a “Copy” appended to it.
  • You can create multiple copies of your design using this method.

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