In our last Canva 101 tutorial, we talked all about type and touched on different typographic terms, how and where to find inspiration, and mixing and matching typefaces. If you’re a beginner or just need a refresh, check out The Art of Choosing the Right Typeface and don’t forget to download the super helpful style guides that we created for you when you’re working on your next project with type.
In this week’s Canva 101 tutorial, Master the Design Process, Haute Stock’s Design Expert LeAnna Weller Smith takes us through her design process to create an IKEA-inspired pop-up graphic.
Now, we know the graphic below might not resonate with YOUR brand style, but don’t let that sway you from checking out this extra haute tutorial! In it, LeAnna will walk you through her step-by-step process that will take you from concept to completion in under 15 minutes!
You’ll learn the design process you need to create a pretty pop-up of your own that suits your brand style perfectly!
Be sure to follow along as LeAnna guides you through the following phases that will get your creative ideas flowing when starting any new design project. Trust us, the goods in this one will keep you inspired so you can finally say “buh-bye” to hours of staring at a blank screen!
What we cover (along with design tips spread throughout):
Research and Inspiration
Selecting Photos and Design Elements
Choosing Complimentary Colors
Testing and Deciding Which Fonts to Use
Putting it All Together
Before we begin, here are a few things to keep in mind:
If you haven’t already, create an account with Canva. There’s a free version as well as a ‘Canva for Work’ version that has more bells and whistles….either will do.
We will be using the card size 5.5 in x 4.25 in. for this video. So, if you want to follow along you can start there or you can start with a graphic size that suits your needs.
Make sure to grab one of your favorite Haute Stock images and Graphic Pack Art to use as you walk your way through the tutorial.
Now what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!
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This post was written by LeAnna Weller Smith: Executive Creative Director, Weller Smith Design & Design Expert, Haute Stock