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Social Media Images in Minutes: No Graphic Design Skills Needed

teacher avatar Michaela M., Remote eLearning Freelancer

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Topics include illustration, design, photography, and more

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Lessons in This Class

6 Lessons (12m)
    • 1. Welcome to the Course!

    • 2. Project - Design Social Media Image

    • 3. About Canva

    • 4. Beginner Challenge

    • 5. The Project Walk Through

    • 6. Start Your Project NOW!

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About This Class


Statistics show that using images in social media posts draws traffic. However, paying for professionally looking images might get too expensive. If you are a non-designer and want to create your own images for social media, it might take forever to learn graphic design and how to use the tools. In this course, you will learn how to create stunning social media images in an intuitive program that can be mastered in any time. Moreover, you don’t have to buy or download anything - the program is cloud based and free to use. Sounds too good to be true? Click Enroll now and quickly learn how to create awesome social media images in no time!

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Michaela M.

Remote eLearning Freelancer


When I was little, I have always carried a small blackboard around and pretended I am a teacher. My friends never really wanted to play with me because I only wanted to play pretend school and always be the teacher. When I grew a little bit, my dream was to have my own school one day. Now I am living my childhood dream. I am a teacher. I am creating my own courses and I get to do what I love. I can share my knowledge and I help others grow. I love inspiring people and see them improve.

I have a master's degree in Educational Technology and a graduate certificate in Online Teaching to Adult Learners. I used to for the World Bank Group as a technical documentation & eLearning specialist, but I gladly switched to become an entrepreneur. I am an instructional designer helping in... See full profile

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1. Welcome to the Course!: Hi, everyone. My name is Michael. A purchase of A. And in this short class, I would like to show you how to quickly create free, professional looking images for your social media covers or to share with your social media networks. I have worked with graphics for some time now, however, I am not a professional graphic designer. When I studied for my masters in educational technology, one of my courses was graphic design, but that's about it. I think I'm a creative person, and I like to work with graphics. Even though I worked with programs such as Adobe Fireworks or Illustrator at this time, I do not really have time to master these programs and use them to create my graphics. That's why I love converse so much. It's very easy to use, and I can create free images literally in minutes in this class, I will introduce the program that I used to create images, and I will walk you through the process. I used to create images for social media. Quickly after this class, you'll be able to use commas based tools, and during the project you will create your own social media image. I am looking forward to work with you and see your designs. If you have any questions, you can go to the discussion area and ask there, Let's get started. 2. Project - Design Social Media Image: after taking class on skill shirt, you should work on a project related to the skills you just learn in the class is a great way to practise the skills you just acquired and to share your work with your classmates and also get feedback from teacher in the project. For this class, you'll submit a social media color or social media post. You can choose between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google plus number, Pinterest, YouTube or at sea. If you don't have any social media account yet, I highly recommend creating one. Depending on your goals. Choose one that fits you best. This car's was created for non designers who like to learn how to create. Also graphics without the need to know the complex tools and without knowing much about graphic design. During designing here projects, you'll take advantage of canvases, templates, icons, images and photographs. To be able to participate, you should have basic computer skills and the desire to learn something new 3. About Canva: Con Va is a cloud based graphic design application created with non designers in mind. In Canada, you can easily create beautiful designs and documents. You can use canvas, direct and drop feature and professional layouts to design stunning graphics. In convo, you can design presentations, social media, graphics and much more. You can choose between thousands of beautiful layouts or start from scratch. Canada offers everything you need for amazing designs. Millions off images you can choose from tons off stock photos, vectors and illustrations. Or upload your own photo. Phillips. If you want to go further with your design, you can use present photo filters or even the advance editing tools, pretty icons and shapes. Again. You can choose from thousands off icons and shapes or applaud your own hundreds off funds. In Con Va. You can play around with phones or edit the pre design styles Millions off people around the war you scandal A. Because it's very intuitive, easy to use toe that can be accessed anywhere. The best way to understand Kanye is to try it. It only takes 23 seconds to learn 4. Beginner Challenge: To start using Canada, you need to create an account first. It's very simple. You type in your email address and password and Walla. Your account has been created. The kind of a team will ask you how you are going to use Canada. I choose personal use for now. The first time you look in tow. Condra you'll see this message. 23 2nd guy Tow Beautiful design in Canada. I highly recommend toe klik. Show me how it's done. Let's try it now. That was easy. Right now it's your term. 5. The Project Walk Through: as I said before, the project for this class is to create a social media image to post or social media cover . In this tutorial, I will walk you through my project template and show you step by step how I created the design. I decided to create a Google plus color. I want Google plus for quite some time, and I still have the default cover there, and I feel like it's finally time for a change. The first step in creating any design is to pick up your canvas. In Canada, you can choose from many temples that have the right sizes right here on the top. You see the most popular temples. If you know your canvas dimensions, you can click on use custom dimensions to create a blank canvas with exactly the size unit , you can define the size in pixels, millimeters or centimeters for my Google bus color. I'm not sure how big it should actually be to fit correctly. I will try to find a temple here on comma click. Don't use custom dimensions toe. Cancel your selection and click more and nice selection off templates will open up and you can choose whichever you like. If you change your mind, you can still go back and use your custom dimensions, since there are already many temples to choose from and right here in karma doesn't offer a search books. You can click control F on your keyboard or Common and F on Mac to search within the page. I use this cure cut very often, especially in Web browsers. Toe quickly. Find what I'm looking for. Let's try to search for Google here I found Google past photo. You can see that as I hover over the image. I see two dimensions. I trust Conrad that this is the right size and selling the temple in Konya, you get a lot of graphics for free. The three designs have the world free written in the right lower corner. If you choose graphics that are not free, you only pay. If you use your design, you can try and change the images as many times as you want before you commit to buy any is off. Right now, each design costs $1 For my card photo. I would like to use one of my favorite quotes to add text to your image. You select text in the left menu. You can either do a quick search, add heading subheading and body text, or choose from pre design text. I usually choose one of the pre designed once and play around with it. Let's do right. I will create one more with the layout. Now. I really don't want to spend any money on my design, and I want to only see the free designs. I simply type free in the search box. I choose my layout and at text over it with Canada. You can also choose greats, frames, shapes, lines, illustrations, icons, photos and charts to add to your image. If you want to see the choices, double click on search again. You can use the quick search to narrow down the results. Now did I have my Google plus cover created? I need to give it a name so I can later come back and edit it. If I need to click on the top menu to rename your design, the last step is to download your image and uploaded to social media. In my case, it's Google. Plus, you also have an option to share your design with somebody. It's great for collaboration. You can see, like to share the edited version toe work on the design with your colleague or friend. Once you're ready to post your image, click down. You can choose between Jay Peak, PNG or PDF. I prefer PNG, since the quality is hard. If you have more than one design, you can click on options and choose Onley those pages that you want to Donald. Your image has been downloaded, and he will find it in the folder that is set up on your computer to save downloaded stuff . Usually it is the downloads folder. Now you can simply open your social media site and change the cover a poster image to share with your network. As you can see, creating designs with comma is fun and easy. You can start working on your image. Now let me know in the discussion for if you need any help, I'm looking forward to see your designs 6. Start Your Project NOW!: you just finished a course, the non designers guy toe, creating professional social media images in minutes. I am happy you took the coals, and now you should be able to create your project designed social media image. The more you work with Conrad, the more you like it. If you would like to learn more, I have shared some links to the camera guy and two summary sources to learn more. Let's get started with the project.