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Graphic Design using Canva

In agreement with participants, training will be offered either virtually or in the classroom according to government Covid-19 guidelines.


During the training course, we will cover the following

Getting Started with Canva

  • The Canva Dashboard is the main landing page, and where you can find your past designs and all other information related to your account.

Using the dashboard

  • The Design Dashboard is the place where all the magic happens. This is the page where you get to create and design anything you want, from eBooks and infographics to Facebook images and Invitations!

Creating your Design

  • Selecting your format - The first thing you will need to do, is the select the right format for your image. Canva provides a lot of premade formats for anything you can think of!
  • Navigation - This section will go over everything you need to know to get around Canva and it’s Design Dashboard. I also offer some shortcuts to make your workflow a little faster.
  • Adding Artwork - Adding artwork is intuitively simple and yet so powerful in Canva. Here, we will go over all forms of artwork that is available, both paid and free
  • Adding Text - Typography can really take your design to the next level. This lecture covers all the fundamentals of the text tools in Canva.
  • Creating Backgrounds - Backgrounds can be solid colours, cool patterns, or even images. I will show you how adding backgrounds is the starting point of a good design.
  • Uploads - A great graphic design software will allow you to upload your own images and artwork, and Canva certainly does that. With their premade layouts and your custom images, you can truly make a spectacular image that is all yours!
  • Putting it All Together - Finally in this section, I will show you the step-by-step process it takes to get an awesome graphic in no time!

Saving and Sharing Your Designs

  • Sharing Your Designs - Canva provides an easy built-in system for sharing your artwork. I will show you all the methods that you can use in this lecture.
  • Downloading Your Design - If you want to do more than just share you work on social media, or need to download images for your business, then you will learn how to easily download your art here.
  • Designs in the Main Dashboard - Now that we have created and saved our designs, I’ll show you how to navigate the Main Dashboard to copy or delete your designs.


  • Ian

    Ian is an Associate Trainer with AKU Training Ltd specialising in software including Adobe, Quark .and IT systems. One of the foremost Technical Developers & Software Trainers in the Creative Industry, Ian has been delivering technical solutions and working in and alongside digitally creative & IT companies for over 19 years throughout the UK and Ireland. Ian specialises in delivering tailored, practical training solutions across a variety of disciplines and sectors.

    A Technical Director and Senior Data Analyst for over 15 years, working directly on Web, Interactive, E-Learning, Graphic, Video and Crisis Management sectors.  Having delivered training to clients for 19 years Ian can understand the various learning styles and objectives associated with learning and development. Ian also has many years of experience developing Web Design and Digital Marketing Strategies for a wide range of clients. A founding director of GIANT Associates Ltd. Ian and the team specialise in delivering a wide range of vital services to their clients ranging from the development of workflow solutions through Brand management and including forward thinking digital marketing solutions and Training plans designed for organisational success.

  • Graphic Design using Canva - 9th January 2023
    Date: 9 January 2023
    Location: The Mount Business & Conference Centre / Virtual
    Time: 09:30 - 16;30
    Price: £199 +VAT

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  • Graphic Design using Canva - 15th March 2023
    Date: 15 March 2023
    Location: The Mount Business and Conference Centre
    Time: 09:30 - 16:30
    Price: £199 +VAT

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Less than 6 weeks prior to the course start date - 100% of total fees payable or free transfer.

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