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Canva for Entrepreneurs: Design Your Own Inspirational Facebook Post Graphic

teacher avatar Phil Ebiner, Video | Photo | Design

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5 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Intro and Project

    • 2. Examples of Facebook Posts

    • 3. Designing a Facebook Post Graphic in Canva

    • 4. Export Your Facebook Post Graphic

    • 5. Assignment & Wrap Up

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With this Canva course, you'll learn how to design your own professional-looking Facebook Post Graphics with, a free web application.

Canva includes hundreds of eye-catching templates, free photos, graphics, icons, and text options to make beautiful Facebook Post Graphics for your own videos. 

Follow along with this quick course, and you'll be designing your own Facebook Post Graphics in no time.


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Phil Ebiner

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Since 2012 have been teaching people like you everything I know. I create courses that teach you how to creatively share your story through photography, video, design, and marketing.

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1. Intro and Project: and welcome to this training on using Canada dot com for entrepreneurs. Today, we're going to be creating a Facebook post graphic with Canada specifically, we're going to be creating one of those inspirational Facebook posts, graphics that you've probably seen on Facebook, instagram and all sorts of social media. They're very clickable, very share a bowl. And that's why we wanted to train you how to create beautiful, inspirational Noel quote graphics so that you can actually put them on your own social media and get more followers using canvas free tools and templates, we can create beautiful, highly professional graphics. It's free to use, so there's really no reason not to use canvas nowadays. In the next couple of lessons were going to be looking at my process for how I design a inspirational quote graphic. What kinds of examples do I look at? Teoh get inspiration for my own graphic. Then we're going to be learning how to design it and then export it and post it online. As always, we want you to be designing your own graphics while we teach you. So by the end of this training, you have a graphic that you can share online with the world, but also to us, the instructor and to the rest of the students, so that we can give you some feedback and praise. Thanks so much and we'll see you in the next lesson or we look at examples of inspirational quote graphics. 2. Examples of Facebook Posts: for this camera project, we're going to be creating a Facebook social media post right in Canada. One type post that continues to get lots of likes and shares is inspirational. Noel quote graphics in Pinterest is a great place to go to to find inspiration for the type of graphics that you might want to create. I'm here on Pinterest. I just typed in inspirational quotes. You can see the different ways people are creating graphics, and you can kind of see what you like and what you don't like. So you see this one right here? I like how they have this image with the person down here on this cliff. But the Texas kind of hard to see up at the top, even though it's not too hard to see it's white, and I would want the background to be a little bit darker. So I've already noticed a couple things I like. I like having the image. I don't like this one right here in the middle, where the whole entire images covered so I like, I mean image. But I don't like the text not being able to stand out. I like how it stands out here. This one. It's a little bit too busy for me. So the test can I competes with the background? This one is actually pretty cool. And even though the Texas kind of small and that your they're using dark tax, which usually doesn't work as well with images, it looks great because they got this great photo with the sunshine and the sunshine is so bright that the Bloc Tex fits in right there. You can see a couple of these use different fonts within their graphics, and I like that idea a lot. A couple of these have the Web site or the Twitter handle or the author of the quote, so that's really cool, too. So when you're thinking about creating your own graphics, I would go and search on Facebook or something like this on Pinterest to find graphics that inspire you in the next video, we're going to dive right into Can Va and start building out a custom project using their Facebook post template 3. Designing a Facebook Post Graphic in Canva: we're back here in Canada, and I'm going to go ahead and click this Facebook post graphic. You can see that there's different size. There's a social media post, which is a square, which is great for Instagram. It's good for Facebook as well, but they have a Facebook post 9 40 pixels by 7 88 pixels, so it's a little bit shorter than it is wide, and that tends to work better on Facebook. So I'm going to go ahead and click that Facebook Croat post graphic instead of using any of their layouts. I'm actually just going to start adding my images at my text right onto this project. So I have a photo that I was shot while camping. And for this graphic, I'm going to have a quote graphic for a project that I'm using doing with a friend called into the Green. It's a website and a YouTube video. Siri's where we're basically documenting our travels on our adventures while we go a camping and hiking. So I'm going to create a little inspirational little quote graphic for this for our social media posts. So as you can see here, if I just click and drag and increase the size of this photo. It doesn't go over the edge of this graphic. The template and camera automatically restricts or basically crops the edge. It's not technically cropping it, but we can kind of move it around, and it makes the outside of this photo disappear so we don't have to worry about where the edge of the graphic actually is. What I like about this photo is that it has the sky right here, which is perfect for writing our text and then down below it has the the trees which create a nice border around the text. So you see what's going on. But it has some negative space where there's not too much going on, which is perfect for our text. Next, I'm going to add our text. So I'm just going to click the text tab. And instead of using any of these templates down here, I'm just going to use some of these subheading and body text up here. I'm just going to add a subheading. I'm going to type in the first line of our quote, which is The stars are always there. Comma are actually period, and I'm going to make this white. So it stands out from the background, and I'm just gonna look at the different fonts, but I actually kind of like that fun. But let's just see if there's another one that I think will go Well, I think this Sunday, actually. Well, what worked pretty good for this quote. So add that right there, I'm going to add another subheading. No one just say, sometimes you just have to go. That's my next lane and I'm going to change the white again. This time I'm going to use a different font. I like the sort of hand written style of fonts for the these quotes kind of plays with the idea that someone you know, this is a quote from someone, and may they describe Aled it on somewhere. I like this demotic small caps, so it's all caps, but I like that. So I'm just going to make the size bigger and then just position it. So let's make it a little bit bigger than the stars are always there. Fine. And let me out of one more. She made two more. I'm going to use the hash tag into the green So this is the hashtag that we're using for our brand. And I'm going to change this to something. Maybe a little bit. That stands out a little bit more. Something that is more of a sawn serif font. One that's not doesn't look like is written into the green. Something like that. So people can clearly see that. And I'll make this bigger than the rest cause we want people to start using that and one more subheading to find them. And maybe all tie in the text font appears of Sunday. I'll make this fun. Wait. And then I will use that Sunday fun again and then just kind of moving them around. So it looks kind of cool, layering them so that they're not all straight aligned. I like that look. And then the last thing I'm going to do is just odd. Our website at the bottom. This is a quote that I literally just made up out of my head. Maybe someone said this before, but this is what I just came up with, and we're gonna use the seeing this I Lerone regular, which I've used for some other stuff lately. I'm just gonna put that down there, and I'm also going to make the transparency a little bit lower. So if I click on this button over here, this down arrow and go down to transparency, I will have a transparency option and I could make it a little less transparent. I don't want to stand out and distract people from this text up here. You can even put it down here. But I think it's better down here in the black of the trees. I think that's pretty cool. And this was all done custom right in Canada. We didn't have to use one of their templates, and I think that's kind of cool myself, because camera is a powerful graphic editing tool for custom graphics as well. You know, I could have done this in photo shop, but it actually would have been a little bit harder because it's a little bit slower to change the font. It's a little bit slower to add the text and is a little bit slower to add photos and position them in the right way, so the next thing we have to do is download it and post it to our social media 4. Export Your Facebook Post Graphic: to download this image, just click the download button up here. There's a couple options image for Web, J P G or image. High quality. PNG J Pegs and PNG files are about the same quality, but the size is a little bit different. P and G is full quality. So if you need this to be full, complete quality, that's great. But J. Peg is great because it's a small file size, easy to upload, and really, the quality is amazing. Not many people will be able to tell the difference just by looking at it. So just click the save for Web J. P. G. It's going to ask you where you want to save it. I'm just going to save it to Facebook posts. I'll call this inspirational graphic one if we open it up. There we have it. This is what we can go take and post to Facebook. Thanks so much for watching and we'll see you in another lesson. 5. Assignment & Wrap Up: I hope you really enjoyed those lessons on creating an inspirational quote graphic that is a tongue twister. I don't know how I keep saying it, but I hope you've enjoyed these lessons because I thought it was really fun to teach you how to create those types of post. And I really think it's beneficial because this is one way that I've personally and I know a lot of people have really grown their own social media channels using those inspirational quotes. So many people like liking them and sharing them. So it's time to take action. If you haven't done so throughout these lessons, take a few moments literally. It should take you 5 10 minutes. You saw how quick it is to design one of these graphics in Canada dot com. Take 10 minutes. Create your own inspirational quote graphic posted online, take a screenshot or just post the direct image to the course page so that I can see it and the rest of the students can give you some feedback or praise. I would just love to be inspired by whatever you come up with. Thanks so much and we'll see you in another training