Canva’s hidden gems

Designers and marketers #shineon 💎

The design startup rocketship that is Canva sees 13 designs created per second on their platform.  From designers and marketers, through to startup entrepreneurs and blogging mums, everyone is loving the ease and speed of knocking up on-brand social media posts, posters, charts, presentations, and more.

Although already incredibly simple and intuitive, we know everyone loves a good hidden gem or two, so here are our tips to shine like a pro – your colleagues will be asking when you found the time to earn your design degree outside of your day job!

The perfect color palette of Canva

If you’re creating a design based around ero image, upload your image here  – boom, an instant color palette to use.

Moving text, icons, imagery

If objects aren’t quite in the right place and you’re tweaking by eye, select the object with your mouse, then use the up and down arrow keys to bump it ‘a smidge’ (1px). Holding the shift key down whilst you do this will bump it ‘a tad’ (10px to be precise).

Perfect font combinations in Canva

Branch out from using a single font in your artwork and explore fonts that work beautifully together, especially useful when you are creating a copy-heavy design. Try it out here.

Selecting that pesky object sitting behind the other

Avoid the effort of adjusting an object’s position backward when you want to select the object that’s sitting behind the other one: command + click will select the object behind. 

Avoid badly resized, pixelated social media posts

You’ll want to bookmark this

For all marketers out there responsible for social media – this really is the best list we’ve found that details the perfect design size for each social media type: from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, through to Pinterest, Twitch, Google+, and more. You’ll also find a list of perfect collateral sizes too.

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Enjoy and #shineon. Want to supercharge your Canva workflows? The PageProof and Canva integration means you can enjoy seamless proofing of your designs.