How To Use Canva – Tutorial!

How To Use Canva – Tutorial!

(upbeat music) – Hey, It’s Marley with
Marley Baird Media. Today I’m giving you a very
quick tutorial on Canva. That’s You ever have any problems
where you’re like, ooh, I really wanna make this picture, or I need to make a logo, or I need to make a design
for my Facebook page, or my website, or my YouTube, and you don’t have any
graphic design experience? Good news, you don’t have to
go to graphic design school, you don’t have to take a course. Really, you can watch
YouTube videos like this to learn how to do just about anything. You can actually use it for free. There is a free version, which
you can honestly use forever. I used the free version for
probably about six months before I bumped up to the paid version because there’s a little bit
more functionality on it. I’ll show you both, things that you can do with the free version
and the paid version. So I’m gonna give you a quick tutorial on how to use Canva. So, let’s get started, let me show you. This is my Canva account,
and you’ll see on here that a lot of my stuff
is for my mother in law, who is my biggest client. Yeah, mixing business and family. You do also have the ability to organize your folders
by client or by project on the left side here. Say, if I needed to go very quickly and find one of the fliers that I made for Carmel months ago, instead of scrolling
all the way down here, which would take forever, I can go right into fliers, and it’s all right there. When you first come in here, you’ll see up here some options
for designs you can make. You can click more, and it’ll give you tons of templates that you can use for a Facebook post, for social
media, YouTube thumbnails. So if you’re making a Facebook post, you can go here, and it’s
already the correct dimensions. Social Media, this one’s
great for Instagram, if you wanna have just a square image. Although, you can use this
on other sites as well. YouTube Thumbnail, I
use this a lot because I post YouTube videos. When you upload a YouTube video, they give you three options. They just take random screenshots throughout your video to give you, and sometimes you might look kinda silly. You might be in the middle of a sentence and it catches you when
you’re like, eh or something. So with this, you can make a really nice cover photo for your
YouTube video instead of taking the three that it
gives you for an option. Let’s start by actually
making a Facebook post. So let’s take a look at
making a Facebook post. It’s very easy to use, very user friendly, and there’s a few other
things you can use here. So, for example, say if I wanted to find a picture of a doctor. There’s all of these photos. These ones you have to pay for. It says right here,
it’s a dollar, American. And then right in Elements, you can see the free photos folder. So we can look through any of these if you wanted to use one of these. And some of these, the
quality is fantastic. I really like them. That’s kinda cool. There’s also options
for the photos here too that I can put a filter on, the same way that I would
with Snapchat or Instagram. There’s some premade filters already, or I can go into the advanced options and decide for myself. If I wanna use these,
I can make it blurry. I can tint it a different color. Lots of different options. I can also crop it. So, say if I only wanted that part, I could crop it to that. I can also flip it
horizontally, vertically. And I’m gonna undo what I just did. I can also make it a little
bit more transparent. If I don’t want it so
bold as it is right now and I want it a little
bit faded, I can do that. Pretty cool. And let’s say I wanna put some
text on top of this image. So I’m gonna put here. I can choose a different font. I can choose the size. I can choose the color. From here, I can actually pick a specific color, through here, if I know my color code. Say if I have a specific color
that I use for my branding. If you know the color
code you can use that. Back to Elements. There are a few other options for things you can do here. Grids shows you a template for if you wanted to add multiple photos. Frames, you can kinda
put a frame for a picture on top of the photo you already have. I like to use this. This one’s kinda cool, like a phone. In the shape of a phone. Make it go to the side a little bit. And then, you can drag a photo in or upload a photo. So I’ll go into my uploads
that I already have. I wanna put in my ebook in there. Maybe someone’s reading
my ebook on the bus. You can go into these
shapes if you wanted to. Say if I wanted to put
in just this circle, and maybe I’ll write
something inside the circle. Different lines that you can use. Kinda cool. And they change throughout the year. Sometimes they’ll change them depending on the holiday coming up. Same with these icons. They’re also free images. And charts are nice to use, especially if you’re making an image or a PDF where you need to put some statistics. These are kinda cool to use. And Canva has their own folder so you can show off how
much you love Canva. Background, you can pick different colors if you didn’t wanna put a
picture as the background. And uploads, I have them all categorized and organized by project. Transparent images, I said
I was gonna get to that, and that’s really important. So see these pictures of
me, how they’re transparent, there’s no white border around me? That’s a transparent image. So here’s one of the transparent images I have of myself. I had to create it in Photoshop. So say I wanted to put
myself on top of this image, I already have it saved
into one of my folders, and let’s just have a great day. And I might put my logo in there, maybe in the top right. Subtle logo in there. And if I’m done, again, I
can download it, share it. Let’s go back to the main page of Canva. Now, some of these are paid features, but I’m showing you the benefits of paying for Canva. You can create a team. So you can have other
people that will log in, and you can all access these designs. So say if I’m working with a team, and I say, “Hey, Louis, can you log in “and can you adjust this graphic, “or can you make a graphic for me? “Everything’s in the folder already, “just use the stuff that’s in there.” Great, great teamwork. Your brand. I love this. It’s so, oh, there were so many mistakes that I made in the past. I didn’t realize that this was in here, and I would go into Photoshop, and I would make my text in my custom font that I use for my website. And then I would have
to export that photo, upload it to Canva,
place it on my picture, and then export it and be
able to use that picture. Now that I’m paying for Canva, I see that I can actually
add in my color palette. So these are the specific
colors that we use. Remember when I was talking
about those color codes? This is a specific pink that I use. This is a specific blue that I use. Then when I scroll down I also can upload the fonts that I use. So one of the fonts
that I use all the time is this Dancing Script font. So instead of going into my Photoshop, making an image, making
it a transparent image, and adding it onto the photo, I have it right here. Let me back up and explain to you what it means to make a transparent image, because this is also a
paid feature in Canva. Let me make a transparent photo for you, just for an example. So let’s go into a social media graphic. Let’s go into the shapes. Go into Elements, and I’m going
to take one of these stars. And I’m gonna make it blue. Say if my background is pink. If my background on my website is pink, and I download this picture as it is, it’s gonna be this purple bluish star with a white background around it, with a square white background, ’cause this is exactly
how you’re downloading it. But if I want just the star picture, here’s what I do. I download it as a PNG. It has to be a PNG, a
JPEG doesn’t do this, and click transparent background. Okay, so that’s ready. Now, say if I go back into this post, and I upload into my uploads, and you can see here now it’s transparent. So see, if I put this on top, it doesn’t have that
white square around it. This is so important to me. I use it online all the time. It may not be important to you, but now you know how to do it. So that was my tutorial on Canva. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions
or need any clarification, please don’t hesitate
to either comment below or send me an email. Please subscribe to me on YouTube, follow me on Facebook. I post lots of free tips all the time, and if you have any questions, I would love to use it for a future video, so send me a message.

Comments (100)

  1. Hi Marley I need to make a video or slide show of 3 pictures that I want to use on a Facebook add. How do I do this.?

  2. Thank you SO MUCH for this! Really clear directions. Can't wait to try it, Marley!

  3. Superb thank you so much…frnd…

  4. Just subbed! Im so happy to see your channel, I think more everyday people are searing for design and media resources. 👍

  5. Good information but you speak and move way too fast!

  6. Great vid loved it check us out at studio1776. org

  7. Thanks Marley! Any tips for sorting the pre-designed ones?

  8. Perfect tutorial thank you very much, I wanna wife you 😀

  9. hello there , your video was awesome … I have a simple question can I use presentations or animated videos from canva on my youtube channel and monetize my videos , are there issues with copyright strikes on anything ? I hope to get a reply from you 🙂 stay blessed .

  10. Hi Marley, just want to thank you for this video it has helped me so much. You are amazing at explaining in easy steps. Thank you once again.

  11. You sold me…thanks

  12. how do you have such perfect teeth? 🙂 thank you for the video

  13. Can I use my iPhone on iPad to use Canva? Or should I use a Laptop?

  14. Thanks..I use canva on my mobile and also on PC. They are really fantastic 👍👍👍👍👍
    You video is very informative
    keep up your good work.

  15. Marley, Thank you! Very nice video, easy to follow along.

  16. you said very well.

  17. Hey Marley I have a question I need help making a collage for my business I know you make this video on how to use canva I just need help to promote

  18. As a designer, at first I really resisted using Canva but that's because I felt like you should use other tools over one like this. But that's the advantage really of using Canva…anyone can use it! Now I steer all my clients towards it because it's easy and accessible for everyone. Love that you mention that you don't have to be a designer. Kinda bummed that the folders aren't available for the free version, though.

  19. I have a question: can you outsource a designer on the platform? Thank You for the tutorial.

  20. I'm trying to use canva to bring oval labels how do I do ovals on there?

  21. Very helpful and easy to follow tutorial. Ive been struggling with categorising my uploads though- I have put my competed images into folders but dont know how to do this for uploads of the left side?

  22. Thankyou 🙂 Very Helpful !! Never knew Canva could create a transparent Image.

  23. Thank you. this was so helpful

  24. How can i make a youtuhe thumbnail. Plz tell me

  25. Hi Marley! Your video was the first and only one I watched to start using Canva successfully right away! Thank you so much! Since then I have made a lot of super appealing worksheets for my language classes. However, I seem to be running into a problem of getting sides of my worksheets cut off when I print them :(. I use a flyer format. People say to use power point instead but I am so in love with Canva. Do you have any advice for me? Thank you!

  26. Thank you, am new to Canva and this is a very useful tutorial for me

  27. I wish I wasn't so alone

  28. Thanks! What if you use your own photo instead of one of Canva's when you start?

  29. that was inspiring. could i have your email i need to have a chart

  30. thanks, helped me a lot

  31. wow you did not age well

  32. You might want to add carpet or a nice rug to that room to eliminate that echo.

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  34. great video and helpful, thanks! But how do you print so that the color comes all the way to the edge?

  35. This video is one of the best I have ever watched here on YouTube. You are amazing mate! If you need help with your designing skills or an eye-catching book cover design, here is your guy👉

  36. is there any option to upload videos on canva

  37. The background music is distracting

  38. You are amazing! Just what I need for our ministry! Thank you!

  39. Helpful. Thank you!

  40. Por favor traducirlo en español … interesa mucho

  41. Thank you! Do you have a video on how to create a shopify or square space website?

  42. Question: I am creating my own product line. Do you know if I can use one of the pics on Canva as the label on my products?

  43. I'm an active user of Photoshop elements, and iv used it to make several Facebook banners. do you prefer Canva over Photoshop or do you use them to complement each other?

  44. Hello, i like this video, very helpful.
    wonder if you could help me with a question? If i get the paid canva version, can j use it for commercial use? Thanks.

  45. Thank for a great tutorial and for calling my name. 🙂

  46. great video. Can you next show how to add youtube, Instagram, and twitter inside our videos.

  47. thank you for sharing this video

  48. Bro I want to make a long infographic. I have made it but it is in multiple pages. How can I join them? Thanks

  49. Do you have a video showing how I can place my logo on top of a photo. I.e. a logo with a transparent background. Also what kind of file do I need from a Fiverr Logo gig to be able to do this ?  Thank-you.

  50. Thanks 🙏 … really it’s a good app

  51. This very helpful, Thanks Marley! Already subscribed to be updated from more of your videos.

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  53. Has anyone compared Canva to Adobe Spark?

  54. This is not for beginners. It went way to fast. It confused me more.

  55. It is awesome,
    I just create some banners, I can't believe my self, because I finished a banner within 5 minutes..
    My creation-

  56. great there other free app that can do the transparent photo ?

  57. Content great. Your sound faded out, however. You can probably fix that.

  58. Canva! OMG you have to be kidding, I tried their search, it didn't work well, do they really think I am going to look through thousands of pages to find the pic I want? Waste of time!

  59. that is what my friend erin halbrooks said

  60. Thanks for the tutorial
    This was really helpful

  61. Very helpful! Thank you.

  62. Hi How are you i love your tutorials on canva it has helped me learn allot in just a few minutes because i just had started working at home as an administrative assistant and I am in the training process thanks allot God Bless

  63. How do set up grids so each page is the same?

  64. I use the free version of canva. Can u pls suggest how to add designs to the folder? Somehow i can make the folder, but am unable to add designs to it.

  65. Im also a Canva user. thanks for this

  66. Thank you Marley! I appreciate the tips and it is very helpful.

  67. Thank you! Love your vids! They’re fast paced for folks who might be beginners with brains. A potential client asked me about Canva recently and – embarrassingly – I had never heard of it (I’m rejoining the workforce after an extended absence). Your intro makes me excited to give it a go. Thanks.

  68. Thanks, Marley. This reminds me what I have at hand in my Canva subscription. I’m feeling newly empowered, which has caused me to subscribe. Your teaching is well organized and articulate. Very clear.

  69. OMG Transparent tool!! That's what I was looking for but didn't know what that was exactly. THANKS SO SO MUCH!!
    oh…it's a paid service. Anyhoo, thanks for the tip!! :))

  70. The sizing drives me nuts! I don't know why I can't get the hang of it and use the whole image!

  71. so when you upgrade to the paid version, can you use their icons, drawings, element, etc. in your youtube videos? Or is that crossing legal boundaries?

  72. Nice tutorial step by step demonstrate give for example for good well

  73. Has anyone gotten an email saying that they got hacked?

  74. How to make logo

  75. Thank you for your insights! I am a total novice here and appreciate your helpful info!

  76. Thanks, excellent.

    Canva is great but unless you pay for the pro version it won't allow you to save png without background.

    Here's a FREE solution:


  78. Thank You Marley😊

  79. Thank you, Marley!

  80. Great tutorial on using Canva, Marley! 🙌
    I just released a video on my new Chrome Extension for Canva that makes it very easy to create 1 design and scale it with as many variations as you like and automate the download process. 🙂

  81. Canva is a great app and I really like it.

  82. How to download from canva

  83. Canva here I come, Thanks for info! Peace!

  84. The transparency tutorial was VERY useful!

  85. How do you use a design you've already created, and copy it into a label or other kind of design without starting over?

  86. thank you marley.. i'm just getin started in canva tnx for sharing

  87. What do you do about the text boxes jumping up the page when you download Marley? I've had this from when they launched and they haven't fixed it. Happens about 25% of the time.

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