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Editing templates in Canva
It’s no secret that I absolutely LOVE templates but now Canva has added even more amazing features that make editing them easier than ever.
Back in the day, I was dedicated to finding a workaround for everything. I knew what I wanted Canva to do because of my years using Adobe and learning design but the functions weren’t quite there.
I’d get questions all the time about how to do certain things and if Canva itself didn’t have a solution, then I’d find one. I was essentially the MacGyver of Canva — getting creative and finding solutions.
(As a side note… can you believe my husband just called me a nerd for making that reference? 😂)
Luckily, designing with Canva is getting easier and quicker every day. It seems like every week they’re coming out with new functions and features and I am so excited!
While I can’t exactly deep dive into every single amazing feature and function (although if that’s what you’re looking for, definitely check out Confidently Canva) I do want to talk about the ones I love specifically for designing with templates.
Here are some of my favorite new features and now they work!
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The Style Feature For Instantly Changing Colors and Fonts
To use this feature you’ll first need to configure your brand kit to match the fonts and colors of your branding.
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Once you have a brand you love, you’ll head to the brand kit inside of Canva to set your hex codes and brand fonts.
Once your brand is configured, open your template and choose “styles” from the menu.
Click on your brand colors and watch the magic! You can shuffle the colors around as much as you like or manually adjust as needed but it’s definitely way faster than manually changing each element
This is a Canva Pro feature, if you haven’t tried Canva Pro yet, I highly recommend it!
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Adding shadows to page previews
Yes! Shadows are now a thing! If you’ve never used shadows, you’ll need to integrate them with Canva first
First, upload an image of the page or cover you want to add a shadow to.
Then go to the effects panel. To integrate, locate shadows under the “you may like” section and click on “connect”
Once integrated, you’ll see shadows in your effects menu.
You can choose the shadow you want and adjust it as desired.
Not only can you animate elements but you can also animate text in your designs. This means any template can be an eye-catching animated design with the click of a button.
Simply click on the text or object that you want to animate, choose “animate” and select the animation option of choice.
You can mix and match animations as desired and when you’re done, simply download it.
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Ability to access my folders from inside my editing screen
This is another Canva Pro feature by the way, and probably one of my favorites!
This feature let’s me mix and match templates with the click of a button and it’s amazing.
To do this, add a new blank page to your project. Click on either “all of your designs” or “folders”
If you don’t already, keeping your templates organized with folders is a game-changer when it comes to organization, be sure to use them
Next, click on the folder that contains the template you’re wanting to add to your project.
Click on the template from the images shown and then choose the page or pages you want to add.
Check out the grid view if you’re looking for a fast and easy way to rearrange, duplicate, and organize the pages of your project.
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So there you have it, my favorite features for editing templates!
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