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Learn How to Create Colorful Web Graphics with Canva

teacher avatar Dvorah Lansky, Author & Course Creation Specialist

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12 Lessons (2h 11m)
    • 1. Class Intro: Create Colorful Web Graphics with Canva

      4:40
    • 2. Getting Started with Canva

      6:38
    • 3. Finding Your Way Around Canva

      6:28
    • 4. The Canva Workspace - Adding Backgrounds and Text to Images

      14:55
    • 5. Canva Toolbox Elements for Photos, Frames and Grids

      6:37
    • 6. Uploading Images to Canva

      4:21
    • 7. Canva Toolbox Elements for Shapes, Illustrations and More

      7:57
    • 8. Gain Inspiration from Canva's Existing Images

      6:34
    • 9. Create Magnetic Graphics for Your Blog

      18:02
    • 10. Create Graphic (Pins) for Pinterest

      27:15
    • 11. Create Etsy Shop Icons and Cover Images

      17:21
    • 12. Create Quote Graphics for Facebook

      10:35
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Learn How to Create Colorful Web Graphics with Canva

In today's crowded online marketplace, it's essential to stand out in order to get noticed. One of the most effective ways to stand out is to simply add a splash of color to your marketing.

Examples are:

  • Quote graphics with a compelling image and attractive font.
  • Colorful "watercolor" borders on around the edges of your course handouts.
  • Beautiful graphics used to enhance and draw attention to your blog.

Many people shy away from creating graphics because they are afraid that they'll have to download and learn now to use expensive software.

Not here though - I'll show you how to do the above, and more, using a NO cost, online graphics program called Canva. Canva is easy to use AND you can create templates that you change up and use over and over again. And...No Photoshop Skills or Software Downloads Needed

In this class you'll learn how to:

  • Boost Your Visibility with Positive and Colorful Word Quotes
  • Learn How to Create a Variety of Graphics for Pinterest, Etsy and Facebook
  • Gain Inspiration from a Variety of Graphic Templates
  • Create Compelling Quote Graphics

There Are So Many Ways You Can Use Colorful Web Graphics

You can use colorful web graphics to enhance:

  • Your blog
  • Your course sales page
  • Your materials and handouts
  • Your book marketing resources
  • Your social media messages...

Did you know that by adding graphics to your website and design to your handouts, that you can increase retention and encourage people to take action?

That's right! And while it might seem daunting to think about learning how to create online graphics, the method I'll teach you makes it SUPER simple and a lot of fun!

What Students Are Saying (From the Reviews of This Class)

"Excellent introduction to Canva. She presented very good examples of graphic types and made me feel like I could easily create my designs. Would definitely recommend!"
- Melodye Yancey

"Although I've been using Canva for a while, this course both highlighted and demonstrated several design features that I have been ignoring and will begin to employ right away. Thanks, D'Vorah!"
- Jaye Tee Solomon

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Dvorah Lansky

Author & Course Creation Specialist

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Greetings! My name is D'vorah Lansky. I have a Master's Degree in Education and am the bestselling author of many books including; the Action Guides for Authors series of workbooks and journals and the Health and Happiness Journal series.

Since 2007 I've created 40+ online training program and have taught online marketing and course creation to thousands of authors, entrepreneurs and creatives, across the globe.

One of my passions is to help people share their brilliance with the world.

I look forward to connecting with you here on Skillshare and welcome you to explore my courses on Creative Course Creation Tips, Tools and Strategies.

I've you'd like, check out my website at: http://www.ShareYourBrilliance.com

And you can view my books, workboo... See full profile

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1. Class Intro: Create Colorful Web Graphics with Canva: hello and welcome to enhance your business with colorful Web graphics. I'm Devora Lansky, and in this video I'm going to give you a brief overview of what you'll learn in this course. Adding colorful components to your online presence will increase your visibility and help you to stand out from the crowd. There's so much going on on today's busy online world, you really want to get noticed, and using colorful Web graphics can really help you with that. And once you learn these basic strategies, you'll be ableto apply these strategies in a wide variety of ways. And in this video, I'm going to show you several examples of the type of things that we're going to create in this course. Creating Web graphics can be a lot of fun, making it easier for you to market your business and get noticed by your audience. So here's what you'll learn in this course how to work with color and design to develop your brand ways to use your brands, color and design across the networks, and how to use a fun free software program that will allow you to create templates that you can use over and over and over again, making it really easily for you to create future graphics. So here are some examples of social media quote graphics. You can take a colorful image and put a white overlay and then put a beautiful quote and I'll be sharing with you some great sites where you can go to find inspiring quotes. What happens when you post inspiring quotes? People take notice and they want to know more about you, and they're likely to come over and explore what else you have to say. So think about what you do when you see an inspiring quote. Well, that's what your audience is going to do when they see your quotes. Here's another example of a social media quote. You can put a little note. You can put the quote. You can add some images, and you can list your website address through the use of color words and images you can really draw your reader in. And creating quote graphics could be a lot of fun. We'll also learn how to create graphics for a Pinterest and on Pinterest. The graphics are referred to as pins, and here are examples of three types of pins that you can use. You can use them to share your business. You can use them to share a passion. You can use them to share a message, and I'll be showing you how to create templates so that you can easily create future graphics for your Pinterest pins on Pinterest. You also have the opportunity to create board covers so you can organize your pins. And here are two examples off board covers giving your Pinterest account a branded image. You'll learn how to create attractive Facebook cover images that you can create once and leave, or that you can easily update when something's going on, when you want to post announcement, or when. There's a special holiday or event coming that gives branding to your Facebook page or your Facebook group and lets people know where they are and helps him feel at home and encourages them to participate More. Adding BLAWG graphics Two year blawg is a great way to add color and interest year blawg and keep visitors on your blog's longer, encouraging them to explore which is what you want. You'll also learn how to create marketing graphics for an Etsy shop because many of the things that you're learning how to create. In this course, you could customise and sell them through an Etsy shop, so on etc. You have a cover image. You have an icon for your store and you create display images for your products and you'll be learning how to create all of those as well. So it's time to take action. Spend some time thinking about and deciding on your branded colors in images, then scheduled times in your counter to go through the course tutorials and create your Web graphics. Have fun with its as you gain visibility and grow your business by getting noticed as you stand out from the crowd. 2. Getting Started with Canva: The program that we're going to use to create our graphic designs is a wonderful, free, easy to use program called Can Va, and it's available at camba dot com. They have a free version and a paid version. You can take a look and see what the different features are and choose the one that's best for you. I used the free version, and I've used it for years. So it depends on what you're looking to create so you can check out the differences. So when you're on the home page here, look over here where it says features and you'll see a little drop down menu and it will show you all the things that can that can dio. This is exciting. I'm really looking forward to taking you on a tour around campus, so the first thing you want to do if you have an account you'll log in. Otherwise you'll set up your account so we go ahead and log in and we are brought to this page. This is your main dashboard in Kambia. I want to show you a few things here, this section across the top. Those are your most frequently used the most popular, different templates, and when you click on this plus sign, it will show you all of the different templates. Document templates in U. S. Letter in a four size magazine covers blogging images, social media images, marketing images, all kinds of things. So you can have fun poking around here. And what's interesting is that once you create a design and you like the way it looks and you like the dimensions, you can save it as a template and use it over and over again. So I love camp. It's really easy to use, and it's a lot of fun. So let's continue with our tour. We're going to scroll back up to the top of the page and then over to the left hand side. This first tab is all your designs. That's the page were on when I click it, you'll see we stay on that same page, and once you create designs, they'll show up here. So my designs are here on the page, my most recent ones, and you can keep them or delete them. But this is where you'll find your creations. You can also share Campbell designs between people, so any designs that have been shared with you, you'll find them there. Create a team that's at the paid level, your brain, and you can choose your branded colors at the free level. You can create branded colors per design, and while you're working on that design, you'll have ongoing access to that color palette at the paid level. You can set up your branded colors and use them as often as you'd like, and then you can scroll through. There are lots of templates that you can use and get ideas from. I want to draw your attention to something that's really important. Camba has a lot of free elements and free designs and images that you can use, and they have paid elements. You want to be aware of this as your choosing the elements for your design, because there are a lot of free elements to choose from, and you also want to be aware that you cannot use their photos for projects that you're going to resell. So you want to carefully read their licensing agreements. If you're planning on creating content here to sell in the event that you're creating products to sell, it will depend on what you're creating. As to whether Camba is the best option for you. For example, creating high resolution images you'll need to read through and see if camera is able to create the dimensions the air looking for. You may need to use a different software program, but if you're creating pdf files or images for Social Media, Campbell Award perfectly for that, there's one more thing I want to show you on this page and that is over on the left hand side where says, Add new folder. At the free level, you can create two folders. So once you start creating images, you're gonna end up with a lot of images scrolling down your page. But if you want to keep images on a specific topics, maybe social media images or images for a project, you can create folders at the free level. You get two folders so you can see over on the left hand side. I have one folder called pins. That's where I put my pins for Pinterest, and if I wanted to create my second folder, I would click on this little plus sign to the left of Add new folder and it pops it open. The text is highlighted so that I can name the folder. So I'm gonna name this folder Social Media, and then I just click enter. And now I have my two folders so you'll see that new folder is empty. So when we go back to all your designs, there are your designs. If I want to take a social media image, I click on this Facebook image and I click on my mouse and I hold down. I don't let go, and I drag it over to the Social Media folder and drop it in now, as long as it's also appearing in my main feed, meaning that I haven't deleted it. It will show up in my folders. If I delete it from the main feed here, it will also delete it from the folder. So when we click on the Social Media folder, you'll see there's our image now to see what is available at the paid level. What you do is you click on where it says get mawr folders, it will pop up, and it will show you what comes at the paid level. So what I would recommend is set up your account and have fun poking around because there's a lot here. But once you find your way around, it will become second nature to you. Now there they do have tutorials, so there's actually one more thing I want to show you, and that's over here on the bottom, left where you see it says, learn to design. When you click on that, there are lots of video tutorials that you can go through and their titles so you can go through the ones that are of interest to you. And then, if you want to get the thigh in ideas, if you click here, get design inspiration, you can get ideas for your projects. Now there's another place when we're actually creating our designs that we can get ideas. But I'll show you those as we go along. So that's how you set up and get started with Camba 3. Finding Your Way Around Canva: So once you've created your account, it's time to start exploring. So when you log in, this is the page you'll be brought to. It's called the All Your Designs Pages, and on the left side bar you'll see where it says all your designs. You can either click on, create a design. You can come over here and choose one of these templates. You can go up into this section here where it says use custom dimensions and put in the custom dimensions for your template and then will be brought to a canvas and you can start creating. Or you can click on this plus sign and explore all of the different templates that can. VA has to offer another way to find templates over on your side bar. Scroll down to where it's his find templates and you confined templates by name. You can scroll through here. You can poke through here, and once you click on one of these images, you'll be brought to a canvas where you can start to edit. Let's take a moment and explore the left hand side bar a little bit further. The top button when you click that it will take you to all your designs. You can share designs between members on camera, so if someone shares designed with you, you'll find it. Under the shared tab, you can create a team where you share designs and different elements. This is usually best for people who work on your business or if you're in an organization and you're using similar branding now, depending if you're at the free level or the paid level. You have different privileges under the year brand tab. At the free level, you can create a primary color palette, and at the paid level, you can upload logos, upload your branded fonts and add additional color palettes. And we already clicked on the fine templates. If you're looking for something specific, all kinds of things you could make here in Camba. Now I want to let you know that if you are planning to sell products from Camba and used their stock images or stock templates, you need to purchase a lightens and you need to carefully read the license agreement. So in general I recommend using the free elements. However, if you have other plans than you'll carefully want to read their license agreements in addition to potentially selling anything that you create on camera, basically, any time you use any of their stock images, you need to comply with their license agreements. Typically, this would not apply to elements that cannot be copyrighted, such as background colors, elements and shapes such as squares or circles. Those are not the images that we're talking about. So what I mean by stock images is when you click on elements, you'll see one of the options is this little camera. When you click on this little camera here, you will be brought to these photos thes air called stock images for any types of images or elements that you pay for on camera. Those come with a license agreement, whether you're using it for personal use for social media use or four. RESO, you'll want to carefully read the license agreements. I'm not giving you legal advice. I'm just pointing out where you can find out to read about the license agreements and that and that. Any time you use stock images, you'll want to be crystal clear about what you are and aren't allowed to do to locate the license agreements you can either. Google Camba license agreements. Or go to the camp a home page, scroll to the bottom and click on Terms and Privacy. Then, further down on the left hand side bar, you can click on, learn to design, and when you click on, learn to design, it opens up a new screen and these air all tutorials. When you click on these, they will open up a tutorial right in camera, and you can follow along and learn how to use camera. It's very interesting. Let me show you an example. Let's just click here and it opens up toe a page, and it tells you what you'll learn. And when you click on start tutorial, it opens up right into a camera canvas where you have all your design tools, which we're going to explore in just a moment. But as you scroll through this tutorial, it's going toe. Have you actually perform exercises and learn more about Camba? So that's exciting to know about, and how we got there again was from our primary dashboard. When you log in, this is what you'll see the all Your Designs page or the creek created Design page. This is what you'll see. And if you scroll down, you click on Learn to Design and you'll be taken to those tutorials and firm or inspiration you can click on. Get design Inspiration. Now, as we go along, I'm going to show you other ways to get design inspiration based on the templates that you click on. So if you click on a Pinterest graphic, you're going to be brought to a workspace where you can design your Pinterest graphic and they'll have a lot of examples that you can draw from. You can either use their templates or use their templates for design inspiration. And then, if you clicked on the Facebook cover, you would be given design examples for the Facebook cover, so it's pretty exciting and easy to use. So in the next video, we're gonna head over and we're going to start Designing and learning are a way around the Campbell Workspace 4. The Canva Workspace - Adding Backgrounds and Text to Images: Now comes the fun when we get to start creating graphics, so how you begin is you choose a template or you choose your custom dimensions. We're going to choose this social media graphic, and when you hover over one of these templates, it will show you the size and this is 800 by 800 pixels. So I'm going to click on that, and it's gonna open up a blank canvas. So this right section here, this is your campus, the gray section behind it that will not show up on your image. It's like your desktop, if you will. So in this video, what we're going to do is take a tour of this work space because this is where you'll find your tools, and this is where the magic happens. So let's start at the top left, where it says Can Va were at the top left navigation bar. When you click on that, it will take you back to the section where you can find new templates when you click on this next section. Here is his file. That's where you can resized your design. If you're at the paid level, you can save your image, which you always want to dio before you download. Now Camba does auto save suggesting cases between saves before you download, you'll always want to click save. And if you'd like to make a copy of your image so that you can have one image for one purpose and maybe you want to change the color or the wording, you can make a copy of it. So in essence, you'd be creating a template, and we'll be talking about templates in a future video. So let's go on to our next section, this resize that's also at the paid level. We don't have that here, so you would need to manually resize that here and how you would do that. It's easy if you have a square, so let's say you want to take it 800 by 800 pixel image and turn it into a 500 by 500 pixel image. You would upload the image that you want to edit, and you would create the custom dimensions for the image size that you wanted, and then you would just upload your image in place it into that canvas, and we're not there yet. But the uploads where you would upload your images from down the left side bar. You'll see it, says uploads. But let's continue on our tour. The next thing you see is this undo button. So let's say we go over to our canvas, we click on it and listen. We want to add a background. So we click a color and let's say we didn't mean to click that color. We wanna undo it. What you do is you click this undo button so that will always help you go backwards and it allow you to go several step backwards and the redo button will allow you go several steps forward. So you may see that this color popped back in and up at the top. Here you have the color and you have a filter tab. We're going to get to that during our tour here today, but right now we're going to go across the top navigation bar and then you have a help menu . If you have questions and you want to explore their knowledge based, you would click help, then the next section here. This is the current title of this image. So you want to click on this and you want to give it a new title. I'm gonna call this tour test image, and now it's renamed and you you do. You do want to name your images so that it's easy for you to find them moving forward. You can share your images in a variety of places. If you want to give someone access to this image so they can upload it to their can VA account and edit it in their camp account, you can email them a link and they can access the image. And you have social media links as as well as other options, which you can explore. So that's where you would share your image if you wanted to. And this is where you would download your image. PNG is a high quality image file. J Peg is also an image file, but it's a smaller image size not as high quality but for the Internet. Either of those would work, and then you also have pdf. You have pdf standard, or you have pdf for print where you could print out a high quality PDF file that you could take toe a printer so you have some wonderful options here. The download button is what you would click on to download the image to your computer. Just make sure you put it into a folder, where you'll be able to easily find it in the future. And then you have order prints. And if you want this to be made public so that other people can search for it and see it in the example section that you can make it public if you wanted to. Just below that, you have a little checkerboard. What that is is that allows you to set the transparency, so I'm going to click on that. And then right now, you can tell because there's little lines around the background that we just added. We're going to set the transparency so we have a slider bar and you can see when I drag it . It makes that section whatever it is that I have clicked on, more or less transparent. So that's a wonderful tool as well. Now let's go over to our left sidebar and scroll down. We are going to start at the bottom up. Loads is what you would click on to upload your images from your computer which is really nice. You can upload pictures that you've taken with your camera. You can upload pictures that you have the rights to. You can upload public domain images. You just want to make sure that you have the rights to be able to use any images that you upload and then you have. The next button up is background, and this is fun. There's a lot of things that you can do here, so we're going to get rid of this green background. We're going to scroll down here and look at these different designs and you'll you'll see below each of these, it says free. So Camp offers free elements and images and paid elements and images. There's a lot you can dio at the free level that you may never need to pay for an image. And if you do decide to pay for an image, then you'll have to read the license agreement very carefully to make sure that what you're wanting to do is covered by that license. So one of my favorite designs here is this middle one here, So I'm going to click on that. Then you come over into the center section, and you click on that background image, and you can see now that it has little lines around it, and it also have little drag bars in the corner. So I'm clicking on it and holding my mouse down, and you can resize it if you want to. So this is fun. So let's resize it here, and then you click on it and you can drag it to where you see crosshairs. And now it's perfectly centered. You see the crosshairs going horizontally and vertically, so let's hopes it moves. So there we go. So we're gonna leave that there and then up in the top, just above it, you'll see that there's that same blue color that you see on that background image. So you click on that and you can choose any color you'd like. So what you can do is start off with the color that is closest toe what you want to create . So let's click on this lime green, and you could either say, Oh, that's perfect. Or maybe you want to adjust the color slightly, so what you do is you click on this little plus sign and then you can either click anywhere in this rainbow or down below. You can slide the color that you just picked. You can make it darker or lighter. Each color has its own code. This down here is what they call the hex code. And so you condone Google on the Internet hex codes and find the hex code for a specific color. Or if you have a or if you have branded colors for your business, you or your graphic designer knows the hex code colors, and you can pace that right in there and create some branding. So that's how you would add that there. I've personally like this Chevron image. That's the geometrical shape is called a Chevron. I really like it in white. I've seen it in white a lot, and I really like it. I'm gonna go over here and I'm gonna click on another background element, and that's gonna papa color behind it. So that looks interesting and I'm going to click on it. You have to click on something if you want to be able to edit it, and then if you like the color of the way it is, you can leave it if you want that color to be lighter or darker. You click on the plus sign, and then you can drag this bar up or down. Then you'll notice to the right of that. It says Filter. That is typically four images, so we're not able to click on that right now. Now they treat this section here because it's a pattern as an image. So now we can click on the filter tab, and when you click on the filter tab, you have a lot of different options of things that you conduce. Oh, add more interest to your images, so this could be a lot of fun. We're going to continue our tour, but what I'm gonna recommend that you do this week is that you spend time poking around and playing here in the next module. We're going to start creating specific types of images for social media for dressing up your downloads, all kinds of different images. But for now, I want you to get comfortable using Can Va. So let's continue our tour. Let's go over to the left side bar and the next item up is called text, and in this text section you have basic text in the top, and then you have formatted text either at the free level or the paid level down below. So we're just going to click on one of these simple, basic text basic text items at the top and that will pop our text right into the middle of our image. And if you hover over it, you'll see that it creates a little drag bar. So when you see that, you'll be able to drag your text to where you want it to appear, and if you want it to be centered, you just drag it until you see those crosshairs and then you can type your text here. You can put your cursor here and highlight the text, and then you can go up to this rainbow and you can decide what color do you want the text to be. And then to get out of there, you just click off of the box, so I'm gonna click back on the text, and we can do all kinds of things here. We can click here, and we can change the font. All kinds of fonts here, and these fonts are public domain fonts, their Google thoughts so you can use them any way you'd like, and you can choose the font size. You can choose the font color, which we just did, and then this, these two A's together that determines whether it's all uppercase or if its upper case and lower case and then you have a wonderful item called spacing. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna change this toe black so that you can see it because I'm going to then drag this down here and make it into two lines. And if you feel like the spacing between the letters is not big enough or is too big, you can adjust that. And if you feel that there's too much or too little spacing between the lines, you can also adjust that. So you click on the text so that that box is active. And then what you do is you go up here and you click spacing, and here this will. The top one will adjust the spacing between the letters and then the bottom one. Adjust the line height, see how that looks a little bit better when it's a little closer. That's looks like it's two separate items when that's too far apart. So you want there to be just the right amount of space between your lines of text, and then once you format that text, you can come up here and click this copy box, and then you have another box with the same formatting. But maybe what you want to do is make the text smaller, put it all on one line, dragged down and perhaps even change the color. Now, while you are working on an image, the colors that you're using will create a pallet up here so that blue color that turquoise color that I added is added has been added to our temporary palette. Now you can set up one pallet worth of color at the free level, and you can set up multiple pallets in the paid level. And you do that from your main dashboard when you first log into Kampe. Right now, we're in the workspace. So what you do when you log into camera, this is what you see. And then when you click on any of the templates or you set your own dimensions, you're brought into a workspace, so to get to the colors that we're working with here we click on the color and then we choose a different color, so I'm going to set it up like that. So in this module, we're not creating any specific type of graphics. We are playing with the different elements. Speaking of elements over on the left side bar, that's the next thing we're gonna explore. And in fact, we're going to do that in the next video because that is a very comprehensive section on its own. So I'll see you in the next video. 5. Canva Toolbox Elements for Photos, Frames and Grids: the Elements section is where you'll find all the tools and goodies that will help you make all kinds of different designs and access all kinds of different examples in campus. So let's go through these. The first section is called Free photos. When you click on there, I'm not sure why it says free photos, because if you scroll down, you'll also find photos for a dollar each. But these air photos that you can use and again refer to the licensing terms if you're going to use their stock images. But this is fun because you can click on an image and it will pop it onto your canvas, and you can either make it bigger or smaller just below it. You see that little directional arrow? You click on that, and it allows you to turn the image around any way you'd like. And then when you get back to center, you see the grid marks and it will pop into place. So I'm gonna remove that image for now because we'll have a chance to play with images in the next section. I click back again on that box so that it brings all of our element boxes up and I'm going to click on grids. Thes grids are designed for you to pop pictures into them. Let's go back to our photos tab and let's click on an image. But don't let it go click on it and hold your mouse down and drag it into this top section . Did you see how that popped in? They're going to go to the undo button. Then I'm gonna go back to that image. I'm going to click on it. I'm not gonna let go, and I'm gonna take the mouse and drag it over, and it will pop into that section. Isn't that cool? And then you can add additional images as well. So you scroll through, see things that you like and look, you can add another image down here and yet 1/3 image I'm holding down my mouse. I'm not letting it go until I get to that section. So there's a lot that you conduce with that Now you may be wondering, Well, how do you add text to that section? What you do is we're gonna click back on that elements tab, click back on the active section and then what we want to do is click on shapes. Then we click on the square and the square shape has handles that will make it shorter, taller. We're going to take it and drag it so that it centered side to side and so that it centered right where that line is and we're gonna make it with with of the image. And we're gonna go up to the top click on that color, and we're gonna make this white. Then we're gonna goto our transparency section, which is his checkerboard, And we're gonna make that white section just a little transparent, then will come up to our text on the far left click on text. Enter the text and you can add whatever text you want there. So you see how this is starting to shape up as an image collection as a social media banner . There's so much that you can dio and I'm going to really encourage you to explore and play . Now, if you recall back on our main dashboard, this is the section where you land. When you log in on the left hand side, you'll see that it says find templates and if you scroll to the bottom. You'll see that it says get design inspiration. And here's where you can go to get all kinds of ideas that you can borrow the ideas as you create your own images. So that's what I was saying this week is all about playing and having fun and getting comfortable with the camera interface. So let's go back to our Elements section to get back there. We're going to click on the far Left where says elements in the sidebar and then we'll click on the active tool section and that will bring us back to the main tool box. What I'm gonna do here is I'm going to I'm gonna click on this section here, which is the copy section so that I can keep my image. But then I'm also going to click on these elements. You could even drag your mouse across everything and then click delete because I want to create a clean canvas. So there I have a clear canvas, and now I'm going to click on frames. So in this frame section, it looks very similar to the grid section. Here's the grid section that we were just in the frames is slightly different because you have additional elements that you can add in there. So, for example, let's look at this one here. See it if you could still dragon image in there, but you can have other interesting design elements. We're going to click on this element section, then click on the active Element tool section that were in. Then we're gonna click on photos, and we're just going to click on one of these images, and if you drag it around, it will pop into those grids so you can imagine what you can do there. Then you click on the background. You go over here on the far left, click on background, and you can choose a color, and you could see the color shows through that frame. So we're going to click on elements in the far left, and we're gonna click on the active element Toolbox and where that was from, is in the was from the frames section. So this is where you can have fun playing. There's so much that you can do here, so poke around, have fun, and all of your images will automatically save and be available when you click on all your designs on the far left from your main dashboard, and when you're creating an image to get back to your main dashboard, you would click on this can VA image, but you want to make sure that you save your work first. 6. Uploading Images to Canva: now, in regards to adding images to your creations, you're not limited toothy images that are on camera already. You can upload photos that you take, or you can upload images that you have purchased the rights to or that you have located on public domain sites. One of my favorite public domain sites is called Picks Obey P I X, A B A Y, and you have the rights to be able to use these. You can read the license agreement if you're gonna use the images for resale, but they say that you can use the image for any purpose. So you scroll to the search section, and you type in your search term will type in sunset. Now the first thing I want to show you is be aware that this first row where it says shutter stock, those are images that you paid for and they could be quite costly. So just be aware that on every page in picks, obey that top row. It's like an advertisement, but you can scroll down and you can see you have all kinds of opportunities. So when you're looking for an image, for example, for a word quote you wanna have a section that's not busy so that you can easily add text. So this one looks like an interesting image, So we'll click on that and then this green bar here it says free download. And then you decide what size you want the image to be. If you're using it online, it doesn't have to be that big if you're using it for a social media image. But be aware of your dimensions if your dimensions are over 600 so this smallest images 6 40 by 2 36 If your image is over 800 for example, you wouldn't want to use this small image. However, if it was 800 you wouldn't have to. You wouldn't have to use this 1900 image, so we're going to use this 12 80 image and click download, and we file it someplace where we know it will be. Then we go back to camera and we're in our workspace. We have a canvas area, and over on the far left, we click on up loads and then on that green button where says, upload your own images, you scroll to the image and click open and it will upload it, and you'll noticed on the left hand side that it's uploading. And when that up arrow is completely filled, it means that your image is completely uploaded, and when you click on it, it will add it to your campus. And you can decide if you want it to be that size or if you want to drag it out so it's a little bit bigger and then you can add some text. Now we're going to be getting into word quotes in a future video. But this is where you might put an inspiring quote, and then you can decide what color font you want. Now this might be a perfect place to add a grid, so you go over to elements, click on grids and let's see if we can find a grid. Actually, let's look at frames. I think we'll go with this one here, and we're going to drag it so it fills up that whole section, and then we're going to click on the arrange button at the top, right? So it goes to the back, and then what we're gonna do is make our sunset so it fills up that space. If you wanted to pop into a grid, you need to click on the image and place it into that section. Isn't that pretty? And then this yellow over here. If you click on that, you'll see that you can change that color. So maybe you want to change it to a green of sorts, and you might put your logo there or whatever. But you can see there's This would make a beautiful image. Now, if you want to rearrange where you have this sunset position, you double click on it and then you could drag it around and then you just click enter when you're done. Beautiful. So that's another way that you can add. So that's another way that you can add photos to your canvas toolbox via the uploads tab, and then you upload your image. 7. Canva Toolbox Elements for Shapes, Illustrations and More: All right, So let's see what is next. Wearing a click on elements on the far left click on our active tool section. Then we're gonna go to shapes. Shapes is my favorite section. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna click this duplicate so that I can keep a copy, and then I'm going to clear this section. So I have a clear runway, if you will. And this filled in square is a filled in square, this center section, the center option that is a frame with a clear center so you can create a border if you'd like, and then the one on the far right. It's a border, but it has an internal color, and at the top, where you have your colors, you can change the border color, and you can change the internal color so you can see the possibilities are endless. Here, you'll see that in the corners and on all four sides, you have little handles so you could drag them and have it fill up the entire workspace, your entire canvas here, and you'll see that when it's centered, you see the crosshairs. So there you have your crosshairs and then you can go over. You can click on text, you can add text and you can add other things. I'm gonna leave this, as is because I'm going to show you some of the other things that we can add. So I'm gonna go back to elements, then click on her. I'm gonna actually want to show you a little bit more before we go on to the next section. When you scroll down, look at all of these different options. This is a fun one, and what you can do is see how this has a black dotted circle. What you can do is go up here to the colors section at the top left, click on that black medium grayish color and then choose an orange color. So now it looks like it has a see through line around it. Grab a handle, make it smaller, click on that image, drag it until it's centered, and then you can decide if you want it to be completely centered on the whole canvas or if you want it to show up in a certain area of the campus. So we're gonna center it for now and then scroll through here, and you can see there are all kinds of images, all kinds of shapes that you can play with. It really is amazing how much is available here. So this, again is our shapes section. That's the one I tend to use the most. So to get back to the main elements section, you click on the active element, and we see that our next option is lines. When you click on there, you'll see all kinds of different lines that you can choose from. Now there's no center section, so you can't make it narrower, but you can drag it down and then you can drag it across so you're kind of making a little bit of, ah, of a ribbon, if you will. So I'm gonna put their that down there at the bottom. And here's all kinds of arrows and different things that have that are line base that you can play with. A line is often used to separate two different sections of text. So if we use this line, for example, and we want to make it narrower and they want to drag it out again so that it's the with that we want, and you can use it to put text above and texts below. So that's oftentimes what? How I've seen lines used. I'm gonna make a copy of this because I want to show you another example of lines. So I made a copy so I can keep my work going to get rid of this circle. So how? I've seen lines used a lot is like that. And then I'm gonna click on the text because it has the formatting I want. Then click on copy, grab onto that and put it down below. Then I'm gonna make this a different font. And so it might look something like that so you can play with it in. But I wanted to show you an example of how you can use lines. So let's see what else we have in our toolbox going to click on the active element lines. And that brings us next to illustrations. And the illustrations are all kinds of fun things that you can add interest to your design . How cool is that? So that's something else to play with. So again, that's the illustrations section. So we'll click on the Act of Tool section that will bring us back to all of our elements. And the next thing we have is icons. So these air like illustrations, but they're pretty one dimensional and typically one color. But you can play with these. There might be perfect for something that you're looking to create. Now you can use the arrow keys on your computer. I'm hitting the up arrow key, a down arrow key, the right arrow key, the left arrow key. You can play with this and see how that pink arrow is going over the go over the sky There in the center. If I wanted to go behind, I would go up to the top right where it says, Arrange, Click on a range and click on back and that will send it back a little bit if you want it to go back. I think it looked better in front, so I'll go to the top left and click. Undo. So this is what I meant by play explore. Get comfortable where all of these different features and buttons and activities are, so we can either scroll back up or you can click on this elements label on the far left then click on the active element and that will bring us to our next section, which is charts. So if you want to create charts, you can do that, and then the last section is can va. And so if you want to promote Camba or can VA based images, you can get them here. So that is how you use the elements again to recap what you would do if you would log in. You go to your main dashboard. You choose a template or you click on custom dimensions, and you set up the size of the image that you want. We're going to click on this Social Media 800 by 800. That gives us that nice big square. Then what you want to do is click on the background on the far left and decide. Do you want a design? Do you want a solid color so you would choose something? If you want to change the color, you click on it, and then that will pop up the color over here, and you can. If you want to adjust that same color, you would click on that plus sign and drag it up or down, or you would choose a color here That's closest toe what you want to create. And either leave that as is or click on this plus sign and drag it up or down, and then you click off of it. And then, since this has design elements in it, it also has the ability for you to set filters if you want. Then you can add text, you can had images and you go over to elements and you can start to play and add things. So have fun with this. There is so much you can do with Can Va. 8. Gain Inspiration from Canva's Existing Images: I want to show you one more thing that might help spark ideas for you. As you create your masterpiece is on the far left above elements. You have a tab called layouts that will show you, ah, lot of different examples and ideas that you may want to base an image on. So the first thing I'm going to do is clear this background. Then I'm going to go over to the left hand side and I'm going to click on this image right here. I really like the way that looks. And so I'm thinking this is this would make an interesting theories. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna click this copy section. So now we have that first image there going to click on this and get rid of it in that first section, drag your cursor across and get rid of all everything all at once because I see something that similar. Look at this image here. See how I'm thinking this might be a series of blawg post images with similar branding. You can then come over here, change the text, the font color, the size you can add icons, illustrations, elements, shapes all kinds of things. So this section here where you can get these ideas and you can borrow, especially if there are at the free level, you can borrow design ideas and and create things that you get inspired by. Now, let me show you what happens when you add a paid image. So I'm just going to click this duplicate so I don't lose my design. Then I'm gonna take my cursor over over and get rid of all of that. I just click the delete key. What I did is I had to highlighted all first so that it was all surrounded and then I click the delete key. You could also I'm gonna click. Undo. I'm gonna also go up here. See this garbage can on the top, right? You can also click on that garbage can and get rid of things that way. But let me show you what happens when you see when you when you use a paid image someone a scroll down until I see a paid image and the paid images, you'll see how they have a dollar sign. So I'm gonna click on one of the paid images. It's beautiful and I don't know if you can see it, because this is a little bit dark, So let me try a different image. All right, This one, you can see it. Do you see how you have this grid here? Going diagonally across, creating these diamond shapes. And then you have the can VA logo in the middle. That is a paid image. And once you pay for the rights to use the image that will go away now, depending on the license you purchase, you may be able to Onley download the image one time. So you want to make sure that it's complete because if you want to use that image again, you have to pay for the rights to use it again. So you just want to be really careful when you're using paid images. But I wanted to show you what your canvas would look like when you're using a paid image. So that is the layouts tab. So once you've created your image, you'll want to download it. First thing you want to do is click on the file tab and then click on save that way. You know that you have the most current version and then you click Download. Now, if you only have one image, we've been creating copies of images, so we have multiple images here, So we're going to get rid of this paid image. And you see, now I have three images on this page. So when I go to click download, it's going to ask me if I want to download all the pages. It will save it in a zip file. It'll download it as a ZIP file. Let's say I only want to use this first image. They call that page one. So I put my cursor in this box and I just type in the number one. It will just download that first image, and then we click download. So typically you're only gonna have one image on a page. So let me get rid of these extra images so we only have one image now, and when you click download now, it will just downloaded. It won't ask you which pages you want to copy. So you download your image to a folder where you can easily access it. And there you've created an image with Kampe. So your assignment this week is to play with Camba. Explore all of the different elements section and have a ball, and once you finished creating an image, you'll always be able to find it in your main dashboard. And this is the page that you get to when you first log into Campbell, where it says all your designs Now in a future module, I'm going to show you how to take an image and use it as a template. But I did want to show you where your images are stored, and they'll stay here as long as you want. And if you want to delete them, you would just hover over the image and you'll see a little drop down, and then you would click Move to trash. And if you want to replicate an image so that you keep the original when you click on that drop down, it will say, Make a copy so you make a copy and then you click on that copy. You'll see it's called copy. Click on that copy and it will open up into a new workspace and then first thing that you do the top of the screen where says the name of the image you click in there and you rename it so we'll get more into templates in a future video. But since we were there, I wanted to show you how you could reuse your images. All right, so go ahead over two Can va la gin and have fun exploring and playing. And be sure to come over to the Facebook group and upload and share any images that you'd like to share with the group. 9. Create Magnetic Graphics for Your Blog: So let's create graphics for a blawg. When you add graphic images to your blog's, what's gonna happen? It's going to increase the likelihood that people will actually read your post and it will keep them on your site longer. So let me show you how to create web graphics. Four year blawg using Camba. First thing we want to do is head over to Camba. So here we are on camera, you log in. If you don't have an account, you would need to set up an account and then you log in when you log in your brought to this page here, which is your create a design page. This is your studio. All of designs that you create will be in this center section going down the page, and they will stay there until you delete them. You can also create copies and use things as templates. So we're going to create a template for our blonde post because you know you're branded colors and your feel of your blawg. So imagine creating a template, and then what you would do each time you go to create a new block post. You would either just click on the image, for example, you would just click on the image. You would be editing that image, which is the master, which you could if you wanted to. You could you can edit the master, and then the master would just be changing with each block post or you click on this little drop down and you click on make a copy, and then you would have you would be able to retain the original in camera. But you, of course, want to download your images to your computer. So let me show you how to create an image for your blog's of the ideal proportions. What you want to do up at the top. You can either use custom dimensions, see what's his custom dimensions. Or what we're gonna do is we're going to see if Kampe has a template forest. So I'm going to click on this plus sign and then what I'm gonna do, because I can scroll through and read all of these words. But that's a little mind boggling. So what I'm gonna do is click on Command for a Mac or Control for a PC and the letter F for find, and then I'm gonna type in the word blawg, and then I'm going to click the arrow to search. There we have a blonde banner, and when you hover over it, you'll see that it shows you the dimensions. The dimensions are 5 60 by 315 pixels, which is ideal for a block post. So I'm gonna click on that, and that's gonna take us to a fresh canvas. So here we are, on a fresh blank canvas. You could create an image from scratch. You can use your digital papers. You can use whatever you want. You can come over to the Elements tab, which I'll show you in just a moment. But while we're here, since we chose one of canvas templates, they show us examples of images using that template. Now you'll notice that there are many free images and there are many paid images. So I want to share talk. I want to talk, first of all about the licensing using images, and then I want to talk about how you are able to use the paid images So when you are using stock images, thes air called stock images, the licensing agreement for stock images are extremely strict, and the fines for using someone stock images without the proper license is you don't even want to know. You don't even want to think about it. So just make sure that you are very clear on licensing agreements when you use stock images . If you're going to use these for social media or for your blob, you're pretty much good to go. You just want to read canvassed terms. And if you look in module one, you'll find more details about how to access that, what their terms are. If you're gonna use this for commercial use, I would not recommend using canvas stock images. Instead, I would take the pictures yourself or buy the rights to them on a graphics on an image site or get them from a public domain site. But we're going to talk about creating images for our block. So if you use an image from Camba and it's a paid image, so let's start off with a paid image when it's scroll down, find design that appeals to me. I like this one, so I'm gonna click on it and look at how it popped it right in that space now what? What I want you to see and I don't know if you can see it, because it's a dark image. So I'm just gonna click, copy and pop in a different paid image. So let's look at a different paid image, because I want to show you something going to click on this one here, and I want you to notice Do you see these lines going across and the Camba logo? Those are watermarks, and they will go away when you pay for the image. So if I try to download this and I click download when I click download again, there are going to ask me what license I want. So they show you that the watermark is on the left hand side, but once you purchase it, the watermarks will be removed. Now, this is important to know when you pay for an image on camera, it doesn't mean that you can keep downloading that same image over and over again. Even if you create a design every time you download it after the 24 hours, you can download it as many times as you want for the 1st 24 hours. But then If you want to use that design from scratch, or even as one of your saved images, you have to pay for it again. So I would just make sure that you have your design right where you want it. If you're using one of their paid images before you download it. Or you can pay for a multi use license where you can use them in major designs and that you can use them a little longer, so you would just need to explore that. So here are your options. A one time use is $1 or multi use is $10 meaning that you can download it more than just the 24 hours or an extended license. Meaning that you're using a curb for commercial use is $100 per image. So that's why I recommend other options for using stock images. But what you condo's is, you can look at that image and say, Okay, I don't want to pay for the stock image, but let me use that as an example, so I'm going to add a new page here, so I have a blank page so I can scroll up here and see what it is. So I think what I'll do is you can either use one of their free images or let's go over to the Elements tab and click on frames, and I'm gonna look at their frames and I'm going Teoh scroll down and I'm going to choose this one here, and you can either leave it in the center or you can drag it out. So if we leave it in the center, that's interesting. Let's go to their elements, click on the active element to bring us back to the All Elements section, and then I'm going to click on backgrounds. I'm going to click on this chevron, which is one of my favorites, and click on the Chevron so I can edit it. Any item that you want to edit, you have to click on it first. Then up here in this ribbon, the options of what you conduce you will show up. I want to change the color, so I'm gonna change the color to this white Chevron. I like that now. Any time you see this sky and grass in Camba, those are templates that you can pop images into. So let's go back over to our up loads. And let's say that this is a public domain image, which I believe it is. I'm gonna drag it. Look at that. See how when I drag it here, it's gonna fill that whole section isn't that pretty? And then you can go over to text and you can add text and anything that you want to do here . Maybe you want to take this element here and added over to the side and then add the text over here, and then you would just obviously make the font size smaller for a block post. What you might want to do is have the image down here and have the title at the top. Now in the Elements section when you click A. When you choose a plain square, you also have the drag bars on the sides. For this type of element, you don't. So what you do is you would drag it down and then Nope. You can't. You can't make this wider, so this would only be whatever proportions you wanted it to be. And it's proportional heights and with So that's one thing that you can do that would be interesting. Another thing that you can dio is fill the entire section so you would drag it so that fills the entire section. Now, this is only a square. So what we would want to do is get a different element. So I'm gonna add a new page. We have our same background. That's it. That's nice. Go back to elements and we're going to click on either grids. See, on any time you see the sky and the grass, those are those are segments that you can add images into. So let's find one for a blawg post. I want something that's divided horizontally, and I wanted to be nice and simple. Let's try this. What? Okay, I like that. And I liked that. It gave us a border around the edge. So what I'm gonna do is go to my up loads, get my public domain image, pop it in there. Then you can either put an image up with this top one or we're going to click on that. So in that top section, I'm gonna click on the rainbow up here because it shows me what I conduce you. And I'm gonna choose a solid color It doesn't have to be an image. You can choose a solid color if you want, so I'm click on the solid color when it's shoes like a light gray. Then I'm going to go over to the text box on the left, and I'm going to drag that text box up and center it. And here I'm gonna put my blog's title. But that would be an example of how you would create a blawg template. Let's try another design. Let's go to layout and it will bring us back to the layout related to this template. And let's find a free layout that we like. Let's say we like this layout here. Well, that's a paid one. Soto undo. I'm gonna either hit command or control Z to go back one space or on the top left, click undo. So let's find a free element. This is interesting. I like this. So I'm gonna click on that and it pops in the whole bucks. I like that now down here lets you can change that image. Let's go back to our up loads. You can either go and get a public domain image and then uploaded. Or maybe you again. If you're going to use it for your blog's, you can use it as a free image. You just can't use it for commercial use. But let's say that your theme is, ah, more water based, So I'm bringing in the ocean theme there. Now when you click on that, go to the ribbon at the top and look at that. You can click on Filter, and you have a lot of different options. Look at all the different options you have that you can play with, and you can click on intensity to show, you know, to decide how intense you want something to be, and then you have options. Here is well, so depends how in depth If that's overwhelming to you, just stick with the sick with with the basic filter. And if you want it to be, Oh, that Nordic looks interesting. Look at that and then you could I would not put the date on a block post. You want it to be evergreen so that people years from now or weeks or months from now that they don't say, Oh, that's outdated, so I would get rid of the date I would bring this up to the top, and I would that would center it. There it is centered, and then this is a little bit light. This this gray scale is just a little bit light for your blood readers to read, so I would click on that and then you'll see appear at the top. You can change the color and let's pick the color that's closest to what we want to use. And then once you've picked the color, that's closest to want what you want to use. If it's not perfect, you would then click on this plus sign, and you can either pick a different color altogether or drag this and you can change the intensity of color of shade, etcetera. So there's our color. Click on it and we want to click on the Justification Box and click on center. And then these are all caps. You see these Double A's up here. Let's say you wrote Blawg. See how it's lower case. If I highlight that text and click on these double A's, it's gonna make it all uppercase, so you can decide if you wanted to be upper case or lower case. But let's say you love that, and you want that to be your template. So then what you would do before you download or leave the page? You it auto saves, but you always want to click on file and save that will save it as your last design. This will now be on your dashboard with all your designs. Now, before you leave. What you want to do is you want to change this. You can call this Blawg image template and then click done, and then it will show up. Let's refresh the page, and now we have the new title Blawg image template, and it will populate the image shortly. And I can either edit that template from time to time and just use it and change it. Or I can just keep it always as the template and create a copy. So I click on that arrow and then I click make a copy, and so it's made a copy. And how you can know that it's and how you can find the copy is you look for the same title with the word copy in front of it, and then you would click on that and that will open you up into a fresh canvas space. And there is your working document. Now, if you don't want all of these other elements here that these other pages here that we were working with, you can just click on the section and click on the trashcan when click on that trash can and we're going to get rid of whatever we don't want to have as our main template. So now we just have this one image as our main template and maybe you change the text. Maybe you change the background image. Or maybe you create a different image each time you create a block post. What I would recommend is that you have similar branding throughout and that you created template that you can adjust slightly because then it will make adding images to your blawg really easy. So I'm gonna click on the copy, so I keep my original. Then I'm going to go over to the Elements tab and I'm gonna click on shapes. And let's say that you want to let's click on this section here because these sections here they have this sidebar selectors as well so that you can adjust the size, side to side and height wise, not just proportionally. And let's say you wanted to create something like that a little bit more dimension to your image. You want to center it so that everything is perfectly centered there. And then, for some reason, it's not allowing us to bring this box up higher. So I would need to play with that. Maybe I need to drag the corner up a little bit and then dragged the side. See how I did that. So now we have it. I like that. So imagine that this was so before I share what I was about to share. I wanna let you know that I can't click to edit the text because the text is behind this box. So what I want to do is click click on the arranged tab and send that border back one. Now when I click here, I can edit the text. So let's say this is Blawg one. And then this is blogged to now. Look at that. It's similar branding, but I'm adding just a little bit of difference, so you might create a couple of different templates that you would add content to. So that is how you create graphics for your blood 10. Create Graphic (Pins) for Pinterest: Now let's create graphics for a Pinterest and the graphics on Pinterest are called pins. So let me show you how to create pins. I'll show you some examples. I'll show you how to get ideas and I'll show you how to create templates. So let's first head over to Pinterest. So here we are on Pinterest and I created a board, which is how you can segment your pins. I created a board of attractive pins so I can show you some examples because what you can do is log into Pinterest. And then in the search field, you can type in keywords to locate pins on topics of interest. I'm gonna scroll down to the board I created for attractive pins. I call it pins to check out. I want to show you a few things that will make your pins eye catching and encourage people to click on them because you can link your pins to block post or your books over on Amazon or your courses, because you could hyperlink your pins. So let me show you a few things. This first pin, what it is, is a background image with a light background that has a few elements related to the topic area. Then it has a frame that slightly inset from the edge, which is a very popular design over on Pinterest. And then the bottom section is a solid rectangle, and that's the perfect place to list the U. R L to your blog's or wherever you want people to go to. You'll also notice that they use different types of font. The word the is smaller, the number five and then the bottom subtext are in a separate color there in an orangish color, and then the main message is in a bigger font in the center, so you want to make it really noticeable. You don't want a ton of text on a pin. You want it to be eye catching, so that's one example. Here's another example, and they've divided up their pin into different sections, so you'll notice the top section has the title, and then there's a line underneath it that separates the text and makes it eye catching. They also use different weights of font up there and different colors. Then they have. The next section uses different weights of fun and different colors. Then the image section is divided. On the left hand side, you have a tall image, and on the right hand side you have two images, one on top of the other. That's very eye catching, and you'll notice that the colors all coordinate now over on camera. They have templates that look like this that make it really easy for you to pop pictures in . Let's look at a couple of more examples before we head over to camera. Now this image is another popular design that you'll see a lot on Pinterest, where you have a background image and then you have a white rectangle in the middle that's slightly transparent, and then you have your text on top of that, and you pull the color text from the background image, so see how attractive that looks. So let's head over to Cambon. Oh, and apply some of these design concepts and create pins and create templates that we can use over and over. So here we are, over on camera. When you log in, this is what you'll see. This is your main dashboard. This is called the All Your Designs section. You'll see in the sidebar on the left just below the green. Create a design button. It says all your designs, so you'll find all of your designs on this page. And if you want to, you could create a folder because at the free level you get two folders. So I'm gonna create a new folder where it says, add new folder and I'm gonna call it pins and then what you condo's is You can take your pins. I'm going to click down on my mouse and I'm not gonna let it go. I'm gonna drag it. So I'm holding my mouth. I'm holding my mouth. I'm hovering over that pins folder and I'm going to drop that pin in there now it always stays on this main dashboard with all your designs. If you delete something from this main section, it will also delete it from the folders. So I'm gonna click on the pins folder and there's the pin that we just dragged in. So let's look at a bigger version of this image so I can show you some design components. We're going to go back to the main dashboard where it says all your designs, and I'm going to click to copy this pin. If I click on the pin itself, it will open up into a canvas. And if I make any edits, it will change the original. So if I ever want to use the original again, I would have to recreate it. So to avoid that, I'm gonna make a copy of the pin so you can use that concept when creating templates. You just never want to use your original if you want to keep it in the format that it is. So I'm going to click on the down arrow and I'm going to click, make a copy and then I'm going to I noticed that the copy has the word copy in the new title, someone in Renamed This New Pin and you can make a different book. So book to or whatever your book title is or whatever the new concepts going to be, and then I click on this image and will open up into a canvas. So there we are. So that is a pin template, and we're gonna talk about you notice the shape is tall and narrow. There are certain specific dimensions that are ideal for Pinterest. So let me show you that before we begin editing pins. So back on our main dashboard, you notice that you have a lot of different templates, and if you click this plus sign, you have dozens of templates, and there's a Pinterest template, and it may be showing up on your top row. If not, you would just scroll down to find it. Or, if you wanted to find it quickly, you would click on the control or command key on your computer, followed by the letter F For find and type in pin or Pinterest, you'll be able to easily find the Pinterest template. So here's the Pinterest template, and when you hover over it, it'll show you the dimensions, and when you click on it, you will open up into a new canvas. Now, one of the great things about clicking on templates any of these would be considered templates is that when it opens up into a canvas on the left hand side here, it will show you recommended layouts, so you have a lot of free versions, and then you have a lot of paid versions, and so you just need to be aware of that. You can also get ideas. So, for example, this right here, I'm gonna click on this one here because that looks really interesting to me. You can either use it as is, or you can change it up. So let's click on the background, and when you click on an element, any element you click on on camera, a ribbon will come up at the top a letting, letting you know what you conduce to that image so we can adjust the spacing. We can adjust the color. We could make a copy of a specific element in this image. We can arrange things so that they come forward or they move back on the image so that you can overlap, and this little checkerboard allows you to create transparency's. So when I click on that background, a little rainbow comes up so it looks like you can change the background color. So look at that. So that's really interesting. And then when you click on this little border, you'll see that the pink border that pink will show up here in the ribbon at the top, and you can click on that and you can change that color. So there's so much that you can do. And when choosing a color, you first want to choose a color that is closest to what you'd want to use. And then to adjust the shading or intensity, you would click this little plus sign up here, and then you can make it lighter or darker. And if you know the hex code for the color, you would just enter it in here. So there you have the foundation of an image. Let's say that you want to add that component that we saw the White Square or rectangle. So what we want to do is on the far left, we click on elements, then we click on shapes, and then we're gonna click on that square and the square image you can drag in from the corner, which will keep it proportional. And you could also drag it side to side and up and down because there are handles on each edge. So let's make an image that's about like that. We're going to drag it in so that it comes inside of that border. We're going to go up to the ribbon appear. I'm gonna change that black to white. Then we're going to go over to the checkerboard on the far right so that we can adjust the transparency. So look at that. You can make it completely transparent or slightly transparent. That's is especially useful when you have a background image. It's just really attractive. You'll notice that it's in front of the text with the rectangle selected. We want to click on the arrange tab at the top, right, and we want to send it backwards a little bit. So now it's behind the text and we popped the text forward, so that's really useful to know. And then you can adjust things from there. So that's an essence. How you would create a pin using one of the templates from Camba. So here's an image I created. I clicked on that template over in camera. I clicked on it, so I had the proper dimensions. And then what I did is I added a background. I added a section here that complement the background so that I had a place to write text, and then I put the girl down at the bottom. So this is a great way to share books and products. Now, if you wanted to offer something such as a free gift. Let's look at how we can use this template. So you could say this is a template and use it over and over again in a variety of ways. So I'm gonna click on this little double section here which will make a copy. So there I have my original. And now what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna click on the book and get rid of the book, and then I'm gonna get rid of that black background image. And then what I'm gonna do is go over toe elements and I'm going to click on shapes. And I'm going to choose this image here because it has, ah, border on it. I think that's really attractive. So what I'm gonna do for now is I'm going to get rid of that text on the bottom. We're gonna add text in just a little bit. But let's just move that text and line up this border the way that we want it and decide what color we wanted to be. I think what we'll do is we'll make it that turquoise color. So there we have that turquoise color, and if we want to adjust the transparency. We can see how you see a little bit behind that's attractive, and then maybe we want to write a message. Now let's add some text. I'm going to click on one of thes text options, and you can adjust the size of the font. You can adjust the type of font that you use. And remember when we looked at the examples over on Pinterest how they used different weights and intensity and color of Avants that adds interest. You don't want to use too many different options because you don't want to make people dizzy, but you can vary it up a little bit. You can have fun creating these. So let's choose a font that we like. And then we're gonna make this a call to action. So the first thing we want to do is we want to right click and select all so that we can edit the text and I am going to say here, learn how to create an online classroom, learn how to create an online classroom, and I'm gonna put my cursor before this a n and then drop it down and they put my cursor before that. There we go. You can lay out the text anyway that you like, and I'm going to drag that text up there. I'm gonna make it just a little bit bigger. Let's see if we could make it a drop bigger. There we go. It still fits nicely. Learn how to create an online classroom. And then what I'm gonna do is make this font white, and I'm going to make it a different style, so you'll notice it changed everything. So if you want to change the style of certain words, what we would have to do is add those words in a different text box. So I'm gonna come up here to the top left and click undo, bring the and back up to the top line, get rid of that bottom line. Then I'm going to make a new text box and pop that in there by clicking on command and V for voila or right click and paste. And then I'm going to make that font bigger. And I'm going to make that a different style font, and I'm gonna make it a different color and you can't really see it. Well, that way I think you can see it better in the white and it looks like we could make it even bigger. So you see how that gives That gives a little interest there, learn how to create an online classroom. So then what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna drag this box up here, and then I'm going to create a new box by clicking on the that box right there and clicking . Copy. Then I'm gonna bring it down. So there's a little separation between the two boxes. So everything looks nice and aligned, and you also see the crosshairs showing knew that things were lined up. And then what I'm gonna do is copy this top box. I'm clicking on that top box of text and clicking copy because and I haven't the same sighs the same color. I'm gonna drag it down here, put my cursor and there, right click select all. Then I'm going to say, get your free guide. Then I'm going to copy that bottom box and drag it down. Put my cursor in there, right click select all today and I'm gonna make that font different. So you see how you're using different font weight in different styles to draw attention. So what you'll want to do now is add a URL. Now you can hyperlink this meaning that over on Pinterest, when people click on your pin, it will take them to where you want them to go. You can also add the girl. So you click on one of these fonts on the far left, and then you can drag this down and you can put your website address. You can use that as as your pin. Now, obviously, we need to change the text up at the top. So what we're gonna dio is I have two layers there as a little ninja trick. If you have two layers and slightly offset, it gives it a little drop shadow because that's there's no other way to create a drop shadow in Pinterest at this time. So little secret ninja trick. So I'm going to get rid of that first layer in this top layer. I'm going to say, Grow your business and your brand. Now when I'm looking at that, what it looks like it's missing to me is something right here below the word today. So let's go over to the elements and click on elements, and we're going to click on the active element, which is the box that showing at the top. Right now it's his shapes. So let's click on either illustrations or icons and see what we confined to fill that space . Try icons first, and then I'll scroll down until I see something that catches my eye. So there's a couple things here that look interesting. So what I'm gonna do is click on this top image. Then I'm going to click on a couple of these different icons so that it pops them in and I'm just gonna experiment a little and see which one catches my eye. We wanted to fit in this space here, so I think that this big image is not gonna work. So I'm gonna get rid of that. I just clicked on it to delete it. One of thes images might work, or, you know what looks like all three of them might work interesting. So I'm gonna center that leaf looking one in the middle and you'll see the crosshairs lineup. So I know it's centered and and you also notice that in the ribbon up here the color appears so I can change the color if I want, so that was kind of interesting. I actually like all three. So there you have an image. And if we want to see at this top text, if it looks better in white, let's give that a try. I think I do like it better in white. So there we have an image and that can save that and use it over and over again as a template. So that's another way to create a pin for Pinterest. Now let's create one more using photographs so we'll go back to our main dashboard, will click on the Pinterest template, and what we're going to do now is choose a grid layout. So I'm gonna click on elements. Then I'm going to click on frames and grids and let's see which one captures our attention . Remember I showed you that option over on Pinterest, where they had several images in one graphic. You can do that in camera, so let's click on grids. I think this is what this is it. This is the one that they used. And then what you can dio is you can pull in images of your own, and you can also add text and shapes and borders. So let's start off by adding images. I'm going to click on background and then I'm gonna scroll down to where there are images and we're looking for free images based on the topic that we're going to be sharing. So let's say you're sharing recipes. So in this search section, I'm gonna put in here food and then I'm gonna click on photos. You can choose photos or illustrations, and it's gonna pull in lots of different food. So I'm gonna click on this 1st 1 and I'm going to drag it into this top section. Look at that. So I'm going to click the undue button so I can show you what I did again. I'm gonna find an image. I'm gonna choose a free image. I'm going to click on it. But I'm not gonna let go. I'm gonna click and drag it to the section that I wanted to go in. Then I'm gonna find other images that are in complementary colors. So let's see what this image here looks like. I'm going to click on it, hold it down, and I'm going to drag it here. That looks interesting. And then we want one mawr image. And again, we're looking for a free image versus a paid image. You can choose a paid image, but then every time you use that image and you download it from can, but you have to pay for it. You can download it as many times as you want for the 1st 24 hours. However, if you wanna use that image again, then you would have to pay for it again. So you can either pulled in images of your own that you have the rights to or that you take , or that you or that you use from a public domain. Sites such as picks obey. So let's go over to pick Sabei. So here we are at picks, obey at picks obey dot com, and we're gonna type in here food. This actually looks interesting. I'm gonna click on that image right there. I like that says free download. There's a public domain site and I'm going to choose. We don't need a huge image, so we choose the size that we want, and then we click download you downloaded to your computer. Then you go back over to camera. You could gone up loads on the far left, you upload the image, and then you can tell that it's finished uploading because this little up arrow gets filled up. You could see it still uploading. There we go, and I'm going to click on that and drag it into this first section there. That looks interesting. Now let's add our branding to it. Because while that's beautiful, it does nothing to help you gain recognition elements. And then we're gonna click on the active element because we want to get to other elements. Were gonna click on shapes and I'm gonna choose this square, and I'm going to bring this square up to the top. You'll notice that I'm not taking it completely to the edge because I want some of the background to show and you'll know that it's completely centered by the dotted line. Then what I'm gonna do is drag it up so I have a rectangle, and that's going to give me room to write something. I'm gonna change that black two white by going up to the ribbon, clicking on the color, choosing white. Then I'm gonna come to the top right to this little checkerboard where it says transparency . I'm gonna make that little bit transparent. Then I'm going to click on that rectangle, click on copy and drag a copy down to the bottom. And again, I'm going to leave some edging. I'm gonna make that a little shorter, and I'm going to click on the transparency and I'm gonna make that full white. So here's where you can write text. Let's say you want people to read your blawg post, so I'm gonna click on text, and then I'm going to click on one of the text options. And in this section you would write something that would make somebody want to click to go over to your block because this is another ninja trick. You can use this theme image on Pinterest and on your blawg. That's a great way to keep people on your blood longer because they realize that they just clicked on that image on Pinterest, and then they see it on your blog's so they know they're in the right place and they're going to read the article. And so you want to write something in the headline that's going to make somebody want to click. So let's say your blawg post is on how to get more energy by eating vegetables so you can type in here. Find out how to have more energy, find out how to have more energy every day, and then you don't want to have a hanging word there. So I'm gonna put my cursor before the word every and click the enter key so it goes down one. And then, if you feel like there's too much space between the lines, you click on the text box, and then you would click on this spacing option, and you can make the line heights So there's not so much space between the lines, and then what you can do is put your cursor in that box, click on copy and then drag that down here. Put your cursor in there, right click, select all and put your website in that section. So that's nice and simple and fun and colorful, and that's a great way to create blob post images that you could also use on Pinterest that will get you more traffic to your blood. So there you have several ways that you can get ideas for creating pins. We search for pins on Pinterest. We searched and viewed the different options on camera. They have many different templates to get ideas from or to use and and reshape and re color . We also learned how to use the grids on camera. Over here in the elements section, click on the active section And then we clicked on grids and we found the grid that we wanted to use. And then we also used a background image when I showed you the book. So let me show you this one from scratch. I'm just going to show you how to create the background image. I'm gonna go back to the Pinterest graphic. So I have a blank canvas and I want to show you how I added this shaped background. What I did is I clicked on background on the far left. I like this Chevron. So I clicked on that chevron, see how it made the background. You might want a plane color. You might want stripes. You have all kinds of different options here, and every single one of these you can change the color so you choose the design or color that you want, and then you click on it. If you want to edit it, you can't edit anything unless you click on the active element and then you will see the color pop up on the options pop up in the ribbon. Click on that and there's your background image. That's the background image that I'm using for this example. So have fun exploring and creating Pinterest pins that you can use on Pinterest and that you can use on your blog's. 11. Create Etsy Shop Icons and Cover Images: Now let's create graphics for an Etsy shop, and there are several different types of graphics that you can create. So let's start by going over toe, etc. So when you're on Etsy, you'll notice two images on this page. That top image is called your cover image and that square image below it that's called your icon. Those are the two main display images that will show up on your etc. Home page. Now you do have an option at the top. If you don't want that big oven image, you can have a shorter image called a header. However, that big, tall image that cover image gives you room to advertise as well. And Camba has templates for both the cover image and the icon, so that's we're going to be focusing on in this video. Now let's get some ideas for cover images first. Now the first thing that you'll want to do when you're creating your cover image is toe have an idea of what colors you want. So are there branded colors that represent your shop that represent your business and you'll see in the action and you'll see in the action guide that goes along with this video that there's a place for you to brainstorm and write down ideas to help you identify your colors and what you want to represent in your cover image. Now your cover image can be a pretty picture. However, that's not going to give you any branding so AdWords to it. This is your store sign. People are driving by your store, if you will. What's going to make them want to come in? So let them know really clearly what your shop is about. So before we go over to camera, what you conduce is explore, etc. And see what other people are doing. So I would recommend searching for topics related to your topic. However, you can get ideas from shops that have nothing to do with your topic. You just may like the way that it's laid out so you can click in the search box and type in your keywords. Now you can make your cover image from scratch, or you can purchase on etc. You can purchase the foundation oven image, so that's an option to, and then you pull it into camera to personalize it with your text. So let's type in the search box, etc. Banners and see what comes up. So you see, as you scroll through that there are examples you could get ideas from, or if you like, the background images that people are selling, you can actually purchase the background and then add your own text to the cover. So here's an example. This one includes that cover image. It includes icons, and it includes images that you can use to display your products. So you may like that with e design around the outside with the section for your shop name in the middle. However, it doesn't tell people really, even if it has your shop name, it doesn't really tell people what's in your shop, so I do recommend including content that lets people know what's in your shop. So let me show you an example of one of my favorite shops. So by searching through etc. And exploring different shops, I've found cover images that I've found inspiring. So look at this one. It has color, but it's also really clear what this is about. So add color to your etc cover and also AdWords so that people are drawn into your shop and that they want to explore. So this would be an easy cover to create because you have that background stripes section and then you add a rectangle in the middle and then you add your words. So let's replicate that over on camera and explore their templates as well. So here we are. We've logged into Can va. We're on our main dashboard where we have this create a design and we're either gonna find RNC cover right here at the top, or we can click on this plus sign and search for it, using the command key for a Mac or the control key for a PC, followed by the word F for find and type in etc. And you'll see it will pull in the different etc. Options. The image that we're going to use is the etc. Cover photo, and when you hover over it, it will show you the dimensions are 1200 by 300 pixels. So we're going to click on that And remember, when you're using a template on camera, one of the great things is it will show you examples and give you ideas for how to use that template. So What we're gonna do is we're gonna replicate that image that we saw over on Etsy. So I'm going to click on background and then I'm going to choose one of these stripes now. They used a colorful striped paper versus dual tone. So if you wanted to use paper with a variety of different colored stripes or you wanted to have a flowered background, you might want to purchased digital paper that you could use. So for our purposes today, we're gonna use this horizontal stripe. I'm going to click on it and I'm going to change the color. Let's see what happens when we make it turquoise and then I'm gonna click on this plus sign , make it a little bit darker. There we go. Then what? We're gonna dio to replicate what we saw and I have the tab open so we can refer back to it . Now we have that rectangle in the middle, so we go back to Canada, we click on elements, then we click on shapes and then we click on the square. We dragged the square over here. We're going to make it just a little bit shorter. I'm gonna center it you see the crosshairs, then I'm going to drag it. I'm gonna eyeball it and then look at that. See the crosshairs going up and down. So now I know it's perfectly centered. Now you'll notice on her. She has the white around the edges. So we're going to do is click on that black image. We're going to click on copy at the top, right? And then we're going to click on the color, make it white. We're going to click on a range at the top, right? Send it back and we're going to drag it so it's slightly above and to the left of the black section. And then we're going to drag it until we see the center crosshairs and we see the center crosshairs. Now, if you wanted to have more color around the edges, you would just make it narrower. We would drag that black rectangle shorter and the white rectangle shorter. First of all, we will center the white rectangle, see the crosshairs, Then I click off of the canvas. Then I click on the black rectangle and I'm a dragon till those crosshairs show up. Look at that. Now we're gonna add our text. So let's go back. And I like that. Look at how we have the name of the business and the branding on the left and then what's in the shop to the right, so you'll notice in my shop. I kind of borrowed from that idea, made a completely different design. So let me go back to my shop so I can show you because you don't want to take people's ideas, but you can get inspired by them. So look how a borrowed that idea or I got inspired by that idea and I made my banner, so it's completely different. But I got inspired by her banner. My name is on the left. So I guess one thing I could add is the you Earl to my website. If I wanted to, I could make my name on the left hand side just a little bit smaller. So there's room for you are l below that and then I have what's in the shop to the right. So let's go back to camera and let's add our text. I'm gonna click on the text box to the left, click on the big heading there, and then I'm gonna choose White Font so that we can see it. And then I'm going to drag this up here to this top section here, and we're going to put our shop name here, and then I'm gonna drag that box so that it's not falling off. And then I'm going to add another text box. I'm also gonna make that fought white. And then, to get rid of this, I just click off onto the canvas background. Then I'm going to go over to the text box and drag it underneath. Here said the crosshairs, air lining up to the far left of the letters. And I'm gonna put in here my website perfect. And then it's falling off a little bit. I wanna line it up again. There we go. And I will also add one more line of text. Click on the rainbow, make it white, Drag it up there. Here's where I might add a subheading. So let's say you had a shop that help people become writers. So you might say tools. Four writers and then you line that up. Maybe you wanna move this over here a little bit? No, I think we'll line it back up. There we go. Everything's aligned. Then what we can do is listen. We wanted to create a divider line, so there's two things that we could do. We could either make this black box narrower, click on the black box and then clip copy and then drag it. So there is white space in the center and then drag in the right hand edge. So that way you have a little bit of a divider. Another thing that you can do under elements is you can choose a line and you could create a white line. So what we're going to do here is we're gonna click on the Center Texas subtext here, click Copy. And then over here you would list what your tools are. So in my shop, I put a little ass trick, and then I listed what I carry in my shop. You also have bullet points over on campus, so we'll play with that. Let's see what Rachel has in her shop. She has a circle with numbers inside, where she shares a little bit about what you're gonna learn in her shop. So, basically, imagine you're standing on a street on the street window shopping. What's going to make you walk in the door? Your etc Banner. Your cover image should be designed so that visitors want to explore. So I'm going to right click, select all type in pens. Then I'm going to click on this little section here to the right of these Double A's. That's the bullet point. There we have it and then put my Then I'm gonna put my cursor after the word pens I'm gonna put in here journals. And one more thing that we would sell in the shop here would be productivity tools. Then what I would do is click on that box and kind of center that see the crosshairs going across. There you go. Now, look at that. Wouldn't that make you want to walk into that shop? I just think the shop name is just a little bit big. So right click select all and make that's font of just a little bit shorter. And then we want to click on that box and line it up to the left so it lines up with all of the other boxes. See the crosshairs. So there you have it. You have ideas for creating your cover banner for etc. So then what you would do is click on file at the top left save. Then you would download it to your computer, click on download, save the file, go back over toe, etc. Log in, click on edit shop. Then you would click on the and then you would notice on the far right. You have a little camera. You would click on that little camera. The cover photo is the one in the middle. Click on add cover photo, find your banner and then click open. And there, that is, If I click, save it would save it to my shop. It's that easy to change your banner on, etc. Now you'll notice that the other image on your home page is your shop icon, and it's a square image, so you could easily replicate this into a square shape. And camera has a template for your shop icon. So let's go over to the main dashboard on camera. We will look for Etsy shop icon. It will, either. It will either be here at the top or you can search on it by clicking on this plus sign. You'll notice that it's 500 by 500 pixels. Right click. It will open up the canvas. We want to refer to our cover photo because we want it to match already. So first thing we're gonna do is click on background. Then we're going to click on this diagonal and then to get the same exact color, I'm going to go back. I'm gonna click on the background image, click on that turquoise click on the plus sign, and it will show us the hex code. So I highlight that, right? Click copy. Then I go back to our shop icon. I click on that diagonal click on the act of color, Click on the plus sign, Put my cursor in this box where the hex code is. Highlight the current text. You just get rid of that and then right click and paste in our hex code than what we want is a square. So we go to elements, shapes square, and we're going to make a copy of that at the top. Right? And we're going to click on the background square, make that white. Then we're going to click on the Black Square. We're going to eyeball it, so it creates a little bit of border at the top of the left. Then we're going to click on the square again so that the handles so that the handle show up. Then I'm going to drag handle in a little bit until I see those crosshairs lineup. Now I have my diagonal design in the back, the white border and then the black border. Now you may like it like that, or it might be too much black for the icon. So let's make a copy of that so that we don't lose our original and we're going to click on the Black Square. We're gonna click on the White Square and the hit the Delete key or or click on the little trash can see in the top, right? You have a little trash can. Then what I'm gonna do is click on shapes and I'm going to choose this shape, and I'm going to make that white. And then I'm going to click on the transparency checkerboard at the top, right? Make that a little bit of see through. This is your main cover image. You can decide if you wanted to have. If you wanted to look exactly like that, or if you want it to be slightly different and you can decide based on your preference, and you would add your shop name, perhaps a girl, let me show you mine, for example. So here's my shop icon. Just a simple border with the background image in the shop name. Let's see what Rachel has for hers, So she used the same concept. She just adding more color. So have fun creating your Etsy shop cover and your icon image to match your brand. If you want to use this image because it has the ah lot of black in like the other, let's use Rachel's idea and have more of the background color showing so you can play with it, and I bullet toe where and get it to where you want it to be and then add your text in change the color of your text and there you go. You would just save it, download it and then upload it to your shop. So have fun creating your Etsy shop branding 12. Create Quote Graphics for Facebook: Creating quote graphics for Facebook is another way to grow your brand, grow your following and creates social media graphics. So when you long into can va, you go to your main dashboard and you search for the Facebook post template. It will either be showing up at the top or you click on this plus sign, and then you click on command or control on your keyboard, followed by the letter F and you type in Facebook. And it will help you find all the instances of Facebook templates here on camera. We're looking for the Facebook Post option. We click on that, and it brings us to our workspace and then you can scroll through. There are a lot of free options to choose from. You can either use one of their options, or you can get ideas for creating your own images from scratch, using your own images that you import or background images that you want to pull in where you can customize the color. I'm gonna click on this image here. I like the way that they have the color elements to the side and then the wording in the center. They've added a hash tag and the URL. It's always a good idea to add a U L to your blog's or your website or your Amazon author Page. Whatever you want people to know you for your course over on teachable whatever it is that you want to be known for, and then you can edit this and change it up. Now you can also uses as a design element idea. So let's replicate this. I'm gonna click to the right. You have two little rectangles. That's the copy icon. So when I click on that, it's going to pop the original down below. And what I'm gonna do is highlight around this top one and then click the trash can because I want a plane canvas and I'm gonna use that concept, create my own. I'm gonna show you how to replicate that. So I go toe up loads, and I'm gonna choose some digital paper that I have the rights to. And I'm going to click on one of these corner drag bars so that it fills up that whole space. Then I'm going to click on the elements tab shapes. I'm gonna click on that white square and then you'll notice that this image has the design just on the left and the right. So what we're gonna do is drag this square all the way to the top, and then we're going to click on the drag bar at the bottom so that we have the design elements just on the right and the left, and then we can add our text. There are two things that I typically post to Facebook. I post images related to my books and I post images related to quotes. So let me show you an example of a Facebook image that I created for one of my books. So I used that same concept, and what I did is I added a background image. I added the image of my book. I added, My I added the u. R L. To my website at the bottom, and I added my name. And then what the occasion was. It was a virtual book tour and the title of the book. Another great way to grow. Your following on Facebook is too right, inspiring quotes. So let me show you a great place to find inspiring quotes. It's a website called Brainy quote and one of my favorite people to quote is Jim Rohn. So I type in Jim Rohn in the search box, find an inspiring quote and highlight it and copy. Then we go back to camera. There's our image, There's the design we're creating and we can save this, Remember as a template and we can reuse it. Maybe we want to change the background or we wanna the next time we do it, maybe we want to have the image all the way around. But we have the basic foundation in place. So will be easy to rinse and repeat. I'm gonna click on text on the far left, choose one of these text options. Put my cursor in here right Click, select all pace that text that we just copied. I'm going to drag that up, gonna make that font a little bit bigger, and then I'm going to put my cursor in there at the very end, go down a space and put in the author of the quote, and I'm also gonna put quote signs around it. And it's always a good idea to include your URL on everything that you post. So we're gonna click on one of the text options. Drag it down to the bottom and put in our website here. You would obviously put your rial website. Now it looks like it's missing something at the top. So at the top you could either put an image or you could just put food for thought. And there you have a great image for Facebook. Now, if you want, you can click on that white center section. Click on the Transparency Option, which is this checkerboard at the top, right? And let's see if we make it just a little bit transparent. I like that. I think it creates a little bit more interest. So that's one way to create a graphic four Facebook. Let's see what other options we have. We're going to go back to our main dashboard. We're going to click on this plus sign, and we're going to look for the Facebook Post option. And then what you can do is choose one of their options and edit it or use it as a guideline, the way that we just did, or click on elements, then grids. And maybe you want a poppen image in here so you can choose one of these options whenever you see the sky and the grass, that is a grid template, which will allow you to poppen image into it. So then you would upload an image having to do with something that is related to what you're going to write about, whether it's a quote or an announcement or about your book or about your business. You wanna related image so you upload an image that you have the rights to picks. Obey P I X, A B A. Why is a great place to get images from And then once you upload your image, you would either click on it and it would pop it into the center war and click the undo key . You would drag it in. And if you drag it and see how you how it fills that hole space. So look at that. Then we're gonna add our text in, and you would put your inspiring quote here. So if I wanted to use that image, I would then go over to brainy quote. So let me put in search for the word serenity, and then you would search for a quote that inspired you. Here's a famous quote copy that would drag the cursor so it selects startext that we want. Right click copy. Go back over to Camba right click paste and dragged the text up, Drag it out a little bit, add quotation marks and then you can play with the font color. Gonna try White. I think it's easier to see with White, but that's just a little bit stark. So let's try going one step towards Gray. I think that's softer, though it's still a little bit hard to read. Listen, we drag it up higher. There we go. That's easy to read, and then we're gonna put our cursor on that textbooks. Click on copy, drag it down. Gonna put my cursor right Click select all, and I'm gonna type in www dot my website dot com dot com and drag it down there and change font color. And there you go. You have a beautiful quote graphic. When you click on the when you click on the act of color, you choose the color that you want. That's closest, and then you can click on this plus sign and adjust how light or dark you would like it to be. I like that better. It's not a stark now it will be saved while we're using. While we're designing this image, it will be saved. So first of all, let's center our box. We drag on it till we see the crosshairs. And then we put our cursor inside the website address section, select all, and then we're going to come up here and we're going to choose on that new color. So there is not a start, but it's still visible. Then we would click on file and save, and it will save our latest version. And then you can download it to your computer, and then you can upload it to Facebook. That was nice about this images. You could also use this on your blogged. You would need to resize it to make it a little smaller. So once you uploaded it to your blawg, you would just adjust the size. There. You have the option when you're adding an image to a blawg to adjust the size, and you would have other options for images for your blood. These types of images might even inspire ideas for blogged posts. So there you have another way to add images and words and inspiration to your social media graphics as a way of reaching more people, expanding your brand and sharing what's important to you. So have fun exploring and creating new graphics.