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 colour palette
If you’re creating a design based around
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
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
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
Enjoy and #shineon.