How to Design a Presentation Graphic Using Canva

Want to design a presentation graphic that will capture the attention of many? Here are 12 quick and easy steps to help you.

Steps

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    Choose 'Presentation' from your homepage.
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    Choose a layout that you like, you can change any aspect of the layout (the text, the colors, the images).
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    Drag the layout onto your page and it will snap into place.
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    Search for an image. If you want to use an image from Canva’s library, search in the search bar up the top. If you would want to change the image on this layout, so search for ‘highway’. You could also upload my own images using the Uploads tab. You can also pull images directly from Facebook.
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    Roll your mouse to see prices. When I roll my mouse over the image, I can see the image costs $1. It doesn’t cost me anything until I export the image, so I can try using as many images as I like.
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    Choose the image that I like and drag it onto my page, it replaces the image that was in the background previously. You can see there is a watermark over the image (the criss-cross pattern). This will be removed when I publish my design. If I don’t like the image and want to try another one, it doesn’t cost me anything.
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    Change the font. To change the font of the text all I have to do is click on it. You can see the options appear to change the font, the font size and color. I changed the font to 'Anton'.
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    Change color of an element. To change the color of an element, all I have to do is click on the element and the color selector will appear. I can choose one of the colors on the palette, or add my own color. If I have a company color, I also have the option to paste in the color value (hex code).
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    Change the brightness, contrast, saturation, blur and transparency of my images. Again, all I have to do is click on the image and then click ‘More’.
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    Click ‘Link and Publish’ in the top right of my screen.This is also the place where I can get a link to share on Twitter or to share with colleagues who I want to collaborate on the design. I want to use this graphic for social media, so I choose to Publish my design as an image, which is perfect for the web.
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    Pay for premium images (if any). It’s only know that my design is complete that I need to pay for the Premium image that I have used in my design.
    • I can choose to pay $1 or buy credits in bulk so I can get a discount. I don’t have to edit my credit card details as this is I have purchased using Canva before, but if this was my first purchase I would have entered them.
    • I click ‘Confirm Payment’ and I can download my design without any watermarks. The license that I purchased enables me to use my design for commercial or personal use. If I want to make any changes to my design and re-download it, I can do it for free within 24 hours.
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    Download and share your design! My design is now downloaded and ready to be shared on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or anywhere else I want on the inter-webs!

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Categories: Presentations