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Make Easy But Powerful Social Media Graphics: Canva |Stencil

Kristen Palana, Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

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14 Videos (1h 11m)
    • Introduction

      1:52
    • Overview of What You Can Make

      2:44
    • Introduction to Canva

      3:24
    • Choosing a Template and Finding a Quote

      4:47
    • Working With Text

      8:00
    • How to Work With Images Like a Boss

      7:24
    • Make a Transparent Logo in 4 Minutes or Less

      3:42
    • Finishing Your Canva Design and Icons

      4:23
    • Downloading and Sharing Your Images

      3:12
    • Using a Post Planner -Buffer Mini Crash Course

      8:36
    • Stencil Introduction

      10:53
    • Make a New Stencil Design From Scratch

      9:18
    • Finishing Your Design and Icons

      2:14
    • Thanks For Taking This Course. Please Review

      0:51

About This Class

Learn simple, effective techniques to make beautiful social media & web graphics using Canva or Stencil in under 1 hour.

Are you ready to take charge and learn quick and easy methods for creating and editing powerful web images/social media graphics like a professional in just 1 hour?

Whether you are an entrepreneur, employee, content creator, teacher, author, or social media maven, over the last few years it has become CRUCIAL to know how to do a little bit of everything online. 

With this course as your guide, you'll learn how to confidentially and professionally create and manage your OWN unique images for your website, blog, eCourse, eBook, presentations, or social media pages.

-No design skills required. 

-No expensive software required. 

-Beginners and busy people welcome.

Save time, money, and sanity by learning how to finally make your own images without having to always pay someone else to do them for you.

In this course you will learn:

  • Easy and quick ways to create professional web & social media graphics in minutes using free online tools
  • How to take your regular logo and put it on a transparent background in four minutes or less
  • Learn the most essential and useful tools in Canva
  • Learn the most essential and useful tools in the Canva-alternative, Stencil
  • Absorb the most important design principles as we work together making real social media graphics for a real client
  • Understand how to better choose and organize type, images, colors, and layout in your designs 
  • See how to schedule and deliver graphics through the free social media post-planning tool, Buffer.
  • Get a birds-eye view of the design process from concept to final product.

This course was created especially for complete beginners as well as people who fight with technology who want to gain new and valuable digital imaging skills that can be used every day. You can watch and follow along with me as I show you through case studies for an actual client how I make professional-looking social media graphics and web images using the free online tools Canva and Stencil.

I'm a practicing award-winning multimedia artist and a former tenured Associate Professor of Digital Media and Program Director of Film & Digital Media at The American University of Rome (2006-2016). I'm currently an Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). 

Since 2000 I've been teaching students all over the world using my tried and true custom approach (turning complex information into something simple, memorable, easy-to-understand in as short amount of time as possible) to ensure that you get the most important, relevant, and useful information that can be applied immediately.

New bonus lectures and resources will continue to be added and timely design advice will be provided in the discussion forum. I love to help and always respond to inquiries and discussions ASAP.

Empower yourself now by enrolling in this course and join our growing learning community! Let's get started building your new image creation skills using Canva and Stencil today.

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Great class! Lots of tips for making graphics using free resources. Thanks, Kristen!
Carol Harvey

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Kristen Palana

Professor, Award-Winning Artist, Digital Do-Gooder

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I'm a multimedia artist/educator based in Yangon, Myanmar and am an Associate Professor of Digital Media at American University of Myanmar. I also served as tenured core faculty at The American University of Rome (2006-2016) where I co-founded and ran its Film and Digital Media Program.

I have 17+ years of university and adult education teaching experience in North America, Europe, As...

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