Have you ever wondered what is Canva? This post explains it all for you.
Canva is a powerful tool that can be utilized to make images, thumbnails and videos for your projects.
It is a very simple tool to use.
One of the best things about it is that it is FREE to use.
How Does Canva Work?
It is a very easy program to use.
It is based on a easy drag and drop system.
There are many different templates you can use to make things easy.
You just choose a template that is suitable.
All of these templates can be edited.
There are all sorts of templates ranging from Pinterest pins to logos.
There is even the option to use video templates.
You can make videos for YouTube, Facebook, and many more.
The great thing is that they are formatted for that particular Social Media.
You don’t have to worry about the size of the video.
How To Edit Templates?
Editting the templates is really easy.
This first thing to do is select a template.
Some of the templates are free, and some you have to upgrade your account to use.
If you have to pay for the template, a money sign will appear in the bottom right as shown below.
When you first choose a template, you will get a preview of the tempate and the option to customise the template.
Simply click on customise template.
It will then open up for you.
You are now ready to edit your template.
I am not very good at explaining things on camere, so I have provided you with a video.
Using Your Own Images And Videos.
One thing that the video above does not cover is how to use your own videos and iamages.
I will cover that now.
All you have to do is go to the template you are workings on , and on the left hand side of the screen you will see uploads.
All you have to do is click on the upload files button.
You will then be taken back to your computer to navigate to where your files are located.
Click on the file you want to upload and it will automatically start to upload.
When the upload is complete, just drag it onto your template.
Making Logos With Canva.
Do you want to add a personal touch to your website or offer?
The easiest way to do this is to make a logo.
Canva has its own logo maker.
It is the same method as creating an image except you create a logo.
One of the advantages of having a logo is that it can be placed on your image or video to stop someone else re-using your image.
It is like a watermark.
If you want to be able to see what is behind the logo, make sure you download it as a .PNG.
How To Make Videos With Canva?
You can make videos really easily with Canva.
If you have your own videos stored on your device you can use them.
Alternatively, you can use stock videos from Canva’s vast array.
Let’s begin by looking at how to make videos with the stock videos.
The first thing you need to to do is log-in to Canva.
You then have to look for the videos button as shown below.
A blank screen will appear.
You are now ready to start your video.
The first thing you need to do is to choose a template from the selection on the left hand side of the screen.
You can edit the templates and so it does not really matter which one you choose.
One thing you do need to watch out for.
If you are one the free plan, you may have to pay for some templates.
How To Create A Video With Canva?
The first thing you need to do is drag your chosen video from the left hand side onto the blank right hand side.
You are now ready to edit the video.
If you hover your mouse over the image, small boxes will appear.
This shows you parts that you can edit.
There are many different elements that you can edit.
How To Edit Text On A Canva Page?
The method for you to edit or delete text on a video is the same for editing images.
You just click in the box and write what you want.
Can You Animate Text?
The great thing about Canva is that it allows you to do all sorts of things with the text.
Let’s have a look at what you can do.
The first thing you need to do is go to the area above your video.
You can change the text by clicking on the Squada One box and selecting the font you want to use.
By clicking on the various boxes, you can change diferent aspects of the font from things like the size to the font colour and alignment.
Why not play around and see what you can do.
Get Dynamic With Canva.
Let us have a quick look at the text effects.
The two boxes on the right of the text toolbar lets you add effects to the text.
What sort of effects can you get with Canva?
When you click on the effects box, a dropdown menu appears on the left hand side of your video.
These effects alter the way your text looks.
Have a play and see which ones you like.
Finally we come to the ascend button.
This lets you animate your text.
You can do things like making it rise.
Why not make it appear as if a typewriter is doing it?
You can apply the effect to a single word or the whole line.
Play around and see what you can do.
I hope you enjoyed reading What Is Canva?