Sunday, September 27, 2020

Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Whenever I design anything, I first engaged myself in a lengthy thought process, gather some ideas before converting them onto the canvas. Recently I have made a DJ party event poster in Canva. Before I share How I made this, Let me share a little concept behind this design.


Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Paint splashes - The use of paint splashes in two different colors with mixing on the wall are representing the couple who are being invited to join this party. Also, the spreading of the splashes are showing the free moves, which means you are not bound to dance in some specific dresses following specific rules. 

Visible Text "Your" - Main reason to keep this text transparent was to keep the main object prominent. One of my fellow designers on the Facebook group suggested to keep it like other texts. I made this option and it is also looking nice. See below for your reference.

How to use the text effects in canva efficiently


Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

DJ Brave wrote at the edge - The main purpose is to represent the DJ at the side edge of the poster is to represent the guests as the soul of the party whereas DJ would be busy at the side to entertain them but one of my fellow designers on the Facebook group highlighted one very important technical point related to this option, See below for your reference. I have improved it as well. I also thought that it might be an issue when you need to print the design but Mohammed Suhel corrected me as well. His feedback is really admirable, please check below for your reference and learning as well. 

How to use the rulers and guides in Canva
Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Step 1- Select any suitable texture background, In my case, I had selected the below-shared background.

Important Tip -  Reduce transparency and keep it between 70- 75.

Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Step 2 - Select any object from the Photos with a dancing posture and remove its background. This selection is totally up to you. 

Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Step 3 - Search and get the paint splashes from the elements section and apply them onto the canvas.

Important Tip - Change the color of splashes matching to your object, Get the help from color palates. Also, flip the splashes into horizontal and vertical directions until you see the perfect placements.

Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Step 4- Select and apply elements "Guitar", "Music sign" and "LIVE" by writing Music in the search bar of Elements.

Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Tutorial 6 - Design DJ Party poster in Canva

Step 6- For Text, I have used the font "Open Sans ", again this is up to your choice.

Step 7- For Shadow effect under the feet of the male dancer, Check this article and download it from my google drive. 

Tutorial 2 - Design Travel Company Template Design in Canva

Step 8- See the below video to know How I wrote and apply the text "SHOW YOUR MOVE" on the object as well as How to use the guides and rulers in Canva. You can apply the same rulers and guides on every page if you need to write the same or different texts in the same position again and again. This will be very helpful especially when you will be working on some presentations etc. 

How to use canva text effects efficiently?

How to efficiently use the rulers and guides in Canva?


Share your thoughts about this design, Your feedback will not only motivate me and keep encouraging me to write such tutorials in the future as well.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tutorial 5 - Create peaceful designs with abstract colors in Canva

Last month, I had posted one of my Canva designs on the Facebook group "Canva design circle" in which I had used the abstract colors videos in letter frames. A lot of my friends keep on asking me about the tutorial of this design. Although it was quite simple and I tried to explain it in the comments section as well but then I thought to make a video tutorial for their quick understanding.


Tutorial 5 - Create peaceful designs with abstract colors in Canva


Tutorial 5 - Create peaceful designs with abstract colors in Canva


Tutorial 5 - Create peaceful designs with abstract colors in Canva


Watch the video below for this design which I made by using different colors and designs but the technique is the same for the above designs. This will give you a quick idea of how I made this in canva.

In the original design, I had given a 3D effect under letters which can be easily achieved by putting the black color in the letter frames (Second copy of the same letter) and then put it under the original design with a slight movement.

 

You can ask me any question regarding this design or about Canva in the comments, I will do best to get back to you with the answer as early as possible.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Tutorial 4 - Learn Amazing Canva features through Funky Dance poster

Practise can make you perfect in any field but if you start exploring different things related to your field, You will become a master in it.

I have been using canva for the last couple of months with my heart. I always try to share my knowledge with those who are interested to learn the same skills.

Recently I have made a FUNKY DANCE POSTER on Canva and learned a few amazing features.

Tutorial 4 - Learn Amazing Canva features through this Funky Dance poster

Below are the videos for each feature for your learning.

I have also mentioned some important tips and tricks which can help you while working on various type of designs.

  • How to merge two Photos with one look in Canva?
  • How to give a 3D look to your text in Canva?
  • How to write curve text in Canva?
  • How to create a glow around your image in Canva?
  • How to create a see-through effect in Canva?
  • Let's start one by one for each.

How to merge two Photos with one look in Canva?

Step -1- Select any two photos of your choice

Step -2 - Place one picture on the whole canvas and then adjust second on top of it as per your requirement.

Step -3- Adjust the transparency of the second photo till you get the desire results.

Important Tip - Once you will be done with the above steps, Use the lock button to lock both the images. This will help you to work on these photos further without any issue.

 

How to give a 3D look to your text in Canva?

Step -1- Select Text of your own choice, In my case, I have used the premium text but if you are using the free version, You can still find a lot of options in canva under the free category.

Step -2- Adjust the size of your text as per your requirement, apply any effect, In my case, I applied the neon effect to get the shiny look.

Step -3- Make a copy of your text, change its color, and then adjust it below the first written text as shown in the video below.

Important Tip - Selection of bottom color is very important, try different color options until you see the best results.

How to write curve text in Canva?

You can see the curve text at the right upper corner. For this technique, I will suggest you please watch the Ronny Harmosa tutorial here. I have used the same technique to write this text.

How to create a glow around your image in Canva?

Step -1- Select any image of your choice, remove the background.

Step -2- Make a copy of your image and then apply a suitable DUOTONE effect.

Step-3- Adjust the Blurr on the image copy as shown in the video or as per your requirement.

Step -4- Place the first copy on top and with the desired adjustment.

Important Tip - Once you will be done with this exercise, lock the image so that you can work on it further without any issue.

 

How to create a see-through effect in Canva?

This is an amazing feature I discovered while working on Canva. You can create this effect with the help of any kind of frame.

See the below video for your learning. 

Step -1- First save your original canva design and upload it again. 

Step -2- Apply any frame on your design.

Step -3- Place the uploaded version of your design inside the frame.

Step -4- Now double click on the image inside the frame, increase its size, and adjust it with the background design as shown in the video. This is a quite lengthy process but once you adjust it perfectly, apply brightness and blur as shown in the video. 

 

Depositphotos


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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Whenever I design anything in canva, I share it on the Facebook group "Canva design circle". My main purpose is to share my ideas regarding designing in canva as well as get productive feedback from the canva community. Some of my colleagues usually ask me for tutorials so for all of them I try to gather all important points in one place so that they can learn the same techniques to make similar designs.

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Let's start with the steps for the above-mentioned design.

Step 1 - To make this design, first, you need the blue color gradient. See the below screenshot for your quick reference to know How to get this gradient through the search bar. 

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Step 2 - For the Blue gradient, Basket, Jasmine flower, and Milk bottle, I used the photos. For the milk bottle, I removed the background and cropped it to place it inside the basket. See the below screenshots for your reference.

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Step 3 - Now search for the rest of the elements. See the keywords in the search bar of each below-shared screenshot.


Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva
I have changed the color of this gradient with one color.

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Tutorial 3 - Design Milk brand Instagram post in Canva

Step 4 - Fonts, I have used in this design is "Intro Rust" for the BRAND and "Horizon" for the rest of the text, also used the line spacing effect for texts.

Step 5 - I have used the shadow effect under the basket, I have shared the links to download all kind of shadow effects in this tutorial already

Step 6 - Place all the elements on the canvas as per the adjustments/alignments you see in the final design. 

Now it's time to show me your creativity :)

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Tutorial 2 - Design Travel Company Template Design in Canva

The world is almost recovered from Corona so it’s time to start traveling so that the tourism and hospitality industry can flourish again.

I thought to add my part in this campaign so I designed this template for travel companies for their online promotions.

This can be easily designed in Canva.

Tutorial 2 - Design Travel Company Template Design in Canva

See the below video for your quick reference that how to make an amazing travel template design in Canva.

Tutorial 2 - Design Travel Company Template Design in Canva by HMS KHALID

Below are some important tips and tricks to follow while making this design.

  • The frame I used to add images is stretched and revolved to make the exact required position. To insert your relevant image, you first need to rotate it slightly and then add it inside the frame. You may have to move it right/left or up/down as the whole image may not be fit inside the frame. This is up to you how you want your image to be shown in the frame.
  • All the shadow effects used in this design have been taken from Google, for your ease, I have added these to my google drive, you can download these from these links.
  • All the used shapes are available in the elements section. You just need to increase/decrease the size as per the template requirement.
  • See the top bar while watching the video for Text effects, sizes, and fonts, etc.

Etihad - Europe Banners

See below the same design with just the change of images.

           Tutorial 2 - Design Travel Company Template Design in Canva        Tutorial 2 - Design Travel Company Template Design in Canva

I will be waiting for your feedback in the comments section. In case of any questions, you can write below. I will get back to you asap.

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Below is the design, I have recently made for one of my clients in Canva.

https://partner.canva.com/c/2494714/653610/10068


Friday, September 4, 2020

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Welcome to the world of Canva Designs!

You are here because you saw one of my designs on the Facebook group “Canva design circle “or probably reached here through search engines while looking for tutorials.

Your efforts in this search are admirable. It proves that you have a creative mind that always looks for an amazing platform to portray your imagination.

I have been designing in Canva for the last couple of years but couldn’t have any idea about amazing Facebook groups where people share their creative designs made in Canva.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

So I decided to share mine as well. I was amazed to see the kind of contributions there from creative Canva designers as well as the appreciation which they share wholeheartedly for each other.

The below design is the reflection of motivation which I gathered through these groups. I finally decided to share my knowledge with my community in return for this appreciation so that many people can become a part of this creative world.

I have split my design into seventeen different slide/steps. Below is the description of each step for your better understanding. I have added the screenshots as well wherever I feel necessary.

I hope that you will be able to create something similar to this if you would follow the same sequence of steps.

My main purpose here is to share those tricks and techniques which I used while making this design so that you can implement the same into your designs.

I would be really happy to see your creativity and if you learn anything out of this tutorial, please do mention your comments below. It will keep me motivated to share such tutorials in the future as well for my various designs. You can also submit your email address to our blog to receive future tutorials in your mailboxes.

Step 1- Go into the photo section and search for the background with the “Purple gradient”. You can search the gradient for your required color as well. Place it on your canvas. In my case, I had selected the flyer but again it depends on your choice.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Step 2- Go into the section of Elements and search for the frame with sharp edges on the upper side like I have shown in the image above. Search the photo with a grey background and add it to this element.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Important Trick here: Do not overstretch the element, duplicate it, and place both parallel to each other. Add grey background photos in both. Once you would have done it, then lock both the frame with the below-mentioned sign. This lock will help you to apply anything on these frames later on.



Step 3,4,5 – Go into the section of Elements, Search the frames of your required letters as I searched for RONALDO name. Add a purple gradient into each frame, adjust it inside the frame by increasing the size or right/left movement. It will help you to get a different appearance in each letter for the same gradient image. Change/adjust the position of letters as per your choice. You can add the cloudy effect in the background through photos or elements, just need to reduce the intensity as per requirement.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Group all the letters so that you can move them all at once. Make a copy of them and add white/grey color inside each letter frame as shown in the slide.

Place the colored frames on the front and move the white/grey ones on the back and increase the size of it slightly to get the background look of letters as shown in the slide.

Step 6,7,8 – Remove the background of your image like in my case, I selected the photo of Ronaldo and removed the background. Create a copy of it.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Important Trick Here: To make a shadow on the background, apply the below adjustment on your image copy, increase its size, and then place the original image on top of it. You can adjust it a bit to get the perfect result.
Adjustments to make shadow effect in canva


Make a third copy of the image, crop the hand, and place it at its location to get the look as shown in the slide.

Step 9 – Just search the “Football” in the element section, You will see the image I placed at the right upper corner. Just increase the size of it so that you can place the text in the middle of football easily.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Important Trick Here: Reduce the transparency of this football, I brought it till 27 but again it's up to your choice. 

Step 10,11 – Write your Text in white color, I used Font “Benedict” with size 140 for Cristiano. Scroll it and place it at an appropriate location. I placed it in the right upper corner. Make a copy of Cristiano in black color and place it on white to get the look as shown in the slide.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Step 12,13,14,15 – For all other text, I used the font “Open Sans”. For Date, time, and CANVA CLUB, I applied the Neon effect from the text bar with intensity 38. See the below screenshots for your quick understanding.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement


Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

To create extra space between the website address, Use the below option as shown in the screenshot.

How to create space between text in canva


Important Trick Here: Add the shadow effect at the bottom of the image, You may not find it in Canva as you need to download it through Google. I am sharing my google drive link, You can download it through this link.

Step 16,17 – Remove the background of your second image, Like I did for the second image of Ronaldo, and placed it at the right bottom. Make a copy of it and flip it vertically. Reduce the transparency and bring it up to 17 to see the look as shown in the slide.

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

Tutorial 1- Design Flyer in Canva for Event Announcement

I hope I have explained the design techniques in detail but still if you need to know anything else, write in the comments, I will get back to you with the answer as quickly as possible.

Canva is one of the best platforms I have ever witnessed for designing anything online. If you are new to Canva then I would suggest you get enrolled yourself immediately in the Ronny Hermosa course at Udemy.

He is the master of Canva and let me assure you that after completion of this course, You will feel the same for yourself.


Thanks for your time here.

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