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5 Things You didn't Know You Could Do in Canva

When creating content for social media, it can feel repetitive and needy. Content needs constant stimulation and aesthetically data-driven designs. Canva is commonly used to generate creative layouts but offers many more tools. These 5 resources within Canva will transform your idea generation all in one place. 


In its first year, Canva had more than 750,000 users.


Canva's Free Plan Free has 8,000+ free templates and 100+ design types (social media posts, presentations, letters, and more).  Canva was founded in Sydney, Australia, by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams on 1 January 2012.

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5 Things You didn't Know You Could Do in Canva

1. Resumes

 From minimal and informative, to bold and unique, Canva has thousands of resumes that will work for any industry you work in.

2. Upload an SVG File

Scalable Vector Graphics is a file that is formatted online where you can send it to other designers or upload it online and make changes to the graphic.

Typically, if you upload an SVG file online you can usually edit the color, size, and add animation to the graphic.

So when it comes to uploading a file on Canva you can change the colors and crop the file while still maintaining a high-quality image. All without having to re-upload after numerous edits.


3. Collaborative Tool

This feature allows the whole team to get involved!

With the Collaborate tool, you can add users to your design via email, or generate a link to send around. You can also choose who has edit privileges and who is able to view the designs.

The Collaborate tool's purpose is to be a time-efficient option that increases productivity and minimizes any miscommunication.


4. Post Directly to Social Media

Canva now allows users to connect their social media accounts to Canva and post directly into a Facebook group, page, or onto your profile. You can also publish directly to Twitter, Linkedin, and Pinterest.

No more bouncing between social platforms to secure a scheduled post!

Check out this Step-by-Step:

5. Secret Codes

Did you know there are two codes to bring up Canva’s Free Elements?

Type in the search box: “brand:BAAMOuJH0Ec” or “brand:BAAAAP7rQ8M”.

It will bring up only the free elements in the Canva library. 

Quick Shortcuts from Nicholette Styles

  • Shortcut #1: Press “T” in your Canva Design to bring up a Textbox. (How fast is that?)
  • Shortcut #2: Put a ring on it! (The border, I mean the border). Press “ALT” + “SHIFT” + “B”.


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