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15+ Free Canva tips and tricks 2022 - You Should Definitely Know

 15+ Free Canva tips and tricks 2022 - You Should Definitely Know
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Sunday, 27 February 2022

 15+ Free Canva tips and tricks 2022- You Should Definitely Know.


15+ Free Canva tips and trick 2022

Canva is a tool with limitless potential outcomes as i found while doing Canva (Free) survey that the how much you can really do with this easiest graphic design tool!

The present article is about Canva Tips and Tricks, where I'll be sharing 20+ fascinating Canva tips, tricks and hacks to assist you with benefiting from Canva and configuring better illustrations rapidly and easily!

 

Tip 1:- How To Select Difficult Multiple Layers.

sometimes you will come across layers that are quite close together. I want to select the middle layer but sometimes that can be challenging so what you do if you're using mac hold the Command key + Left-Click  but if you're using windows hold the Ctrl key + Left-Click holding down the Command key or Ctrl Key.

Now click on the mouse Left button that will then select the next layer behind it. if I Click Again that will select the layer behind that and now the layer would be selected.

You Can do whatever like changing colors etc.

 

How To Select Difficult Multiple Layers


 

How To Select Difficult Multiple Layers


Tip 2:- Design A Beautiful Ebook Cover Or Product Mockup.

 

Canva have pre-builds range of book covers or ebook covers. If you simply search for ebook covers 



you'll see a range of these ebook covers right here.

 

Design A Beautiful Ebook Cover Or Product Mockup


 

If you load up any of the ebook covers you'll see here you can edit it and do whatever you want.


Design A Beautiful Ebook Cover Or Product Mockup


After edit your ebook cover you have to simply download it in PNG.

 

Design A Beautiful Ebook Cover Or Product Mockup


However, the issue then is that you're stuck with this 2d flat-looking book cover to make it look more realistic like an actual book cover.

 

you can use a tool called Smart Mock-ups. Now go to Smartmockups.com and Sign up for a free account or you can upgrade also for more premium Templates

Once you're in go to all mock-ups and from the left you'll see here magazines and books choose a mock-up style.

 

Smart Mock-ups
 

Now you are limited depending on what level of plan you are for this demo i'm going to choose one of the three options you can see. Ones have a lock icon there let's use this one under book cover you'll see Upload from select that choose Upload image and now you can see your template loaded there.

 

Design A Beautiful Ebook Cover Or Product Mockup


 

Design A Beautiful Ebook Cover Or Product Mockup

From here you can crop your image sometimes it may not fit so just adjust it the way you want click on crop and continue

 

Design A Beautiful Ebook Cover Or Product Mockup


Now it's on the actual mock-up you can also customize the background here and once done you can download it and use.

 

 

Design A Beautiful Ebook Cover Or Product Mockup 

Tip 3:- How To Add  Drop Shadow Effect On Canva.

 

Adding a shadow effect it's as simple as selecting the text going to effects.

 

How To Add  Drop Shadow Effect On Canva


Just choose Shadow and there you have the shadow now. you can make final adjustments such as the color of the shadow so let's say black you can change the direction and the angle of your shadow you can also change the transparency of it.

 

How To Add  Drop Shadow Effect On Canva

Tip 4:- Moving Elements With Arrow Keys.


This tip is quite fundamental and will be handy no matter what you are designing on Canva and that is moving certain elements to really fine-tune the elements on your design all you need to do is just use your arrows on your keyboard and I'm simply pressing up and down. you can hold the key left and right also.

 

Now that's going to only move at one pixel at a time you can hold the shift key on your keyboard and move it so that it moves 10 pixels at a time.

 

Tip 5:- How To Add a Gradient Background On Canva.

Next up I want to show you how to add a gradient to the background of any image so simply go to elements and search for the gradient.

 

How To Add a Gradient Background On Canva


So just select that blue gradient that's going to apply it to your design i'm just going to drag it so that it.

 

Here you can change the colors by looking at the top left changing the first color i'll just change it to Orange and the secondary color to Green.

 

How To Add a Gradient Background On Canva

 As you can see now we've got the gradient effect.

 you can also make the gradient start the other way by clicking on the flip and flip gradient horizontally and If you want it going horizontally just use the rotate feature.

 

Tip 6:- The Fastest And Easiest Way To Add Text.

 

A really simple way to add text instead of going to text and then choosing from there is you simply hit the T ' button on your keyboard and from there you can change the sizes and do whatever you want to it.

 

Tip 7:- How To Save Your Favorite Colors into Your Brand Kit.

 

Next up if you use specific colors on a regular basis. it's wise to use their Brand kit so that you can refer back to it like mine right here. I've got some colors that you can see here that's my color Palette based on my Document.

 All you need to do if you are on the design you can click on the below Add Another Palette or from the home page click on Brand kit.

 

How To Save Your Favorite Colors into Your Brand Kit


From here click on add New Palette.


How To Save Your Favorite Colors into Your Brand Kit


Select all the colors that you want once it's added give it a Name to start using your brand colors simply select an element let's say this text then go into the color and now you can see the new color palette added now you can select whatever colors you want based on those colors.

 

Tip 8:- How To Upload Images On Canva Faster.

 

For this amazing tip what i want to share with you is instead of uploading your files to your uploads and clicking upload an image or video all you really need to do is open your folder and just drag and drop your files And that's pretty much it this is a more intuitive method of doing it and it will save you a heap of time.

 

How To Upload Images On Canva Faster


Tip 9:- How To Duplicate Text And Elements.

 

For this amazing tip I want to show you how to duplicate or clone certain or specific elements let's take any element and select it.  we can simply go and duplicate it and drag it wherever we want.


How To Duplicate Text And Elements

Now there is a shortcut for this all you. Need to do on your keyboard for Mac use Command + D or Windows Control + D and just like that I have duplicated that element.

 

How To Duplicate Text And Elements

An even faster method is to hold the Option key on your Mac or Alt key on the Windows and then using your mouse you just drag and that will clone it.


How To Duplicate Text And Elements


How To Duplicate Text And Elements





Tip 10:- How To Group Text And Elements.

 

This tip is grouping texts or elements let's suppose you want to group any two or many elements right here all you need to do really is just select the first element holding the Shift Key on keyboard then selecting the second element and so on.

 

How To Group Text And Elements


Now that's all grouped together and now what you want to do is click on the Group option and now that's grouped together so now you can move this anywhere it is all grouped together and it won't lose it’s position.

 

To ungroup it simply select any of those elements and click on ungroup and you're done all right

 

Tip 11:- How To Crop Images On Canva.

 

This tip is cropping because canva doesn't have an eraser tool we need to be able to just use the cropping feature so click on the element you want to crop click on Crop.

 

How To Crop Images On Canva

 

once you've selected it and from here we can now use drag options to crop it where we want so let's say half way here click on done and now it's cropped.

 

How To Crop Images On Canva

 

Tip 12:- How To Hyperlink Text in Canva.

 

Next up is hyperlinking certain text so that if you are saving it as a PDF.

 

For Example:- You want your viewer or customer to be able to click on a specific text then this may be handy.


let's say we want Techshall.com line of text to be hyperlinked i'll just select it and clicking on the link icon. Then enter URL click on apply and Now this is linked.

 

How To Hyperlink Text in Canva


 NOTE :- This hyperlink Text is applicable only for PDF format.

 

After all Downlod This project on PDF Format and if you click on the hyperlink then you will reach to our link.

 

Tip 13:- How To Perfectly Align Text And Elements with Guide, Rulers And Positioning.

 

moving on to the next step what i want to share with you is perfect alignment how do you align text and all sorts of elements so that it is perfectly aligned .

 

Let me share with you the first way now,

 

if you want to center the text or element. it's hard to know what where the center is. Let me share with you the easiest way with this text (Techshall.com) here.

 

Let's say you want set that (Techshall.com) in the middle. all we need to do is just go to Position click on middle then to the center and there you have it. that's  now in the middle.

 

How To Perfectly Align Text And Elements with Guide, Rulers And Positioning

Second way to perfectly align elements and text is to go to file turn on show rulers from the ruler you want to just drag using your mouse and set where you want your text or elements to start.

 

How To Perfectly Align Text And Elements with Guide, Rulers And Positioning

Then start dragging your element and you can see that it's lined left there i'll also align the other

heading to remove the guide all you need to do is just use your mouse again and   drag it away

 

How To Perfectly Align Text And Elements with Guide, Rulers And Positioning


Tip 14:- How To Remove Background From image in Canva.

 

next up i want to show you how to remove backgrounds using canva however side note this is a canva pro feature but let's say i have this image right here and i want to remove the background of this simply hit Edit Image.

 

How To Remove Background From image in Canva



 

Once selected click on Background Remover.

 

How To Remove Background From image in Canva

 

And in just a matter of seconds you'll see the background removed.

 

How To Remove Background From image in Canva



Tip 15:- How To Use Canva Frames.

 

The next tip i want to share with you is canvas frames so if we search for frames selecting one of the frames let's say this screen here.


How To Use Canva Frames

 

Now you can upload or drag any images. let's go to uploads and choosing one of these images here

let's say this one here i'll just drag it and as you can see it's automatically.

 

How To Use Canva Frames