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How to make simple changes in Canva

Making changes to templates in Canva is super easy, what's even better is that you don't need any graphic design experience to use it!
In this short video, I will show you how to make simple changes to the colours, font, text and images and how to download the templates ready to use.
The processes and changes shown in this video can be repeated on any type of template held in Canva.
Before you begin make sure you have access to:
  • A computer or a laptop. 
  • A FREE account in Canva. If you haven't got one you can sign up here
NOTE: For the purpose of this video I am using a desktop computer.
Let's get started!
Click on the video below to begin.
Step by Step Instructions

Changing the Colours


Step 1 - Click on the area you want to change the colour of. The colour option box will open in the top menu bar.

Step 2 - Click on the box to open the colour menu & click on the colour you would like to use.

Step 3 - Continue to make the changes to the colours as required.

Changing the Images


Step 1 - Click the 'Photos' tab on the left-hand menu.

Step 2 - Search for free and premium images.

Step 3 - Click on the current image and drag a new one from the library. Double click to amend the placement of the image

Top Tip - Hover over the image & click the 3 menu dots to reveal more info about the image and to add it to your 'Likes' for future designs.

Uploading an Image


Step 1 - Click the 'Upload' tab on the left-hand menu.

Step 2 - Drag in an image from your computer or click the 'Upload an image or video' button to search for a file on your computer. Wait for the upload to finish.

Step 3 - Drag your uploaded image into your design. Double click to adjust the placement, when your done click out of the image or hit the 'done' button on the top menu.


Changing the text font & colour


Step 1 -  Double click & drag or Ctrl+A to highlight the text. Then click on the font name from the top menu bar.

Step 2 - Select a new font from the list. To adjust the size drag the white sizing dots or use the + and - font sizer on the top menu.

Step 3 - To change the text highlight and delete the current text and insert your new message. Again use the white sizing dots and bars to amend the font size.

Step 4 - To change the colour of the text drag and highlight or Ctrl+ A the text you want to change. Click the 'A' in the top menu and select a new colour.

Downloading your completed design


Step 1 -  Click the 'Download' button in the top right-hand corner.

Step 2 -  Choose the page (template) you want to download from the drop-down menu. Click 'done' then click 'download'. Canva automatically suggests which file type to download but you can change it.


The template will now be downloaded to your computer ready for you to upload to your socials!

I would love to see how you are using the templates. Tag @sociallystyledbyemily on Instagram.





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