Canva is an online graphic design site with customizable elements and has an easy drag and drop interface. Canva is one of the most useful graphic design softwares used by many freelancers . It has  free templates and artistic designs tp choose from to create a professional-looking  output. You do not need to be a professional graphic designer to be able to a create a beautiful web design..

It provides varieties of templates such as certificates, Facebook covers, resume, logos, banner, to presentations and a lot more.  Its excellent editor allows you to easily edit and modify the template and customize them to your preference. If you want to know how it works, here are some time-saving tips and tricks to be clever with Canva:

1. Codes

Enter these codes into the search bar:  brand:BAAAAP7rQ8M or brand:BAAMOuJH0Ec and Canva will only show you the free stuff and filter out all the paid items. Cool trick, huh?!  

2. Shortcuts

Press T in your Canva Design to bring up a text box

Press ALT + SHIFT + B to add a border

CTRL + Z to undo an edit

CTRL + = zoom in/out

CTRL, SHIFT + K convert to uppercase

CTRL +  V duplicate an item

3. Design Inspo

Type in design-stream in your Canva URL to see what other designers are creating in Canva. 

4. Text Masking

In the search bar just type letter frame, number frame or alphabet to find the frames you are looking for. Then you can drag and drop any type of image you want on the letters and change the background or pattern of your choice to make your design stand out!.  

5. Use the paid template/design for FREE!!!  

If you don’t want to pay for the paid template, you can swap it out! Most of the time, the paid element is a frame, line or an illustration. Once you delete any paid elements in a template then your final design will be free to download. To know which parts of the template cost money, click the little “i” in the corner and a list of included elements will show up. 

So here you go, that’s the Canva tips and tricks! If you find this blog post useful, Let us know! Please leave a comment or share it on social media.

Enjoy editing!