Canva Tutorials

Fast-track your ability to create amazing designs by completing the Design Essentials tutorials course.

Getting Started

No design experience? No problem! Let's start from scratch and get familiar with the basic Canva tools that will help you create amazing designs.

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Beginner's Challenge
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAXvpKfSy4/remix?minichallenge
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Essential Canva Tools
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAhGE_ULcs/remix?minichallenge
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Less is More
https://www.canva.com/design/DAArOPR9DDc/remix?minichallenge

Branding

Stand out with distinctive branding. We show you how to build a brand kit in Canva, and use it to create professional looking designs.

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Building a Brand Kit
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7ortHmUM/remix?minichallenge
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Consistent Branding
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA2eIwhj9Y/remix?minichallenge
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Designing a Presentation
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAmXOfhAuU/remix?minichallenge

Layout

Arranging all the elements in your designs skillfully is vital to create beautiful and effective compositions. Take control of your layouts by learning these essential design principles.

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The Art of Alignment
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAz9EEwjXQ/remix?minichallenge
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Working with White Space
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7QYRw1ow/remix?minichallenge
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Harnessing Hierarchy
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7D5QHyx0/remix?minichallenge

Images

Whether you upload your own, or choose from our library of over a million, images are a vital component of eye-catching designs. Learn how to use simple Canva tools to compose and enhance your images for greater visual impact.

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Using Canva Grids
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7XyqmXto/remix?minichallenge
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Enhancing Images
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7XBQmJ8o/remix?minichallenge
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Fantastic Photo Filters
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAoCL_bkec/remix?minichallenge

Skills in Action

Now that you've mastered the design essentials, test your new skills with these practical applications and discover just how far you've come.

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Design for social media
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA70DmbeCU/remix?minichallenge
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Perfect Presentations
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA71yPh4BM/remix?minichallenge
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Tweak these designs
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7pZgEPuk/remix?minichallenge

Advanced Tips

Speed up your design process with these easy tips and tricks in Canva.

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Canva Shortcuts Part 1
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA3H-OhoXA/remix?minichallenge
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Canva Shortcuts Part 2
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA3x9Dgxk4/remix?minichallenge
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Canva Tips and Tricks
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7uZcLoxY/remix?minichallenge

Shapes and Icons

Harness the creative power of shapes and icons. Learn how to use these versatile elements to create visual flair in your layouts.

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Designing with Shapes
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA5v6rYFzM/remix?minichallenge
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Introduction to Infographics
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7n_JGO5U/remix?minichallenge
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Starting with Scale
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA1QswR910/remix?minichallenge

Backgrounds

Backgrounds are a visual foundation for your designs. Learn how to create strong backgrounds that will help elements in your designs shine.

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Marrying Text and Images
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAuzcM0FY0/remix?minichallenge
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Brilliant Backgrounds
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAuzeWQcsc/remix?minichallenge
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Creative Background Tools
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA4bxdyNK8/remix?minichallenge

Color

Color can be used to convey moods and create emphasis in your designs. We show you how to build meaningful color relationships to create visually stunning graphics.

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Color Your Design
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAjvvj176k/remix?minichallenge
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Color Relationships
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAtYMmtBq0/remix?minichallenge
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Creative Color Palettes
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7R-Lrucc/remix?minichallenge

Fonts

Fonts bring your words to life. Learn how to easily choose fonts that emphasize your message and make your designs look beautiful.

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Choosing the Right Font
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAkValF-K4/remix?minichallenge
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Font Pairing Basics
https://www.canva.com/design/DAAzMTX8R0c/remix?minichallenge
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Tips for Titles
https://www.canva.com/design/DAA7Vx4a3kI/remix?minichallenge

Canva tutorial link

https://web.archive.org/web/20180624082222/https://www.canva.com/learn/design/tutorials/