top of page

84 Quick + Easy Canva Tutorials (Design Like A Pro In 2023)


A blue and purple circle with the word Canva in it.

Are you tired of spending hours searching the internet for the "right" Canva tutorial that will answer your question quickly?


Look no further; we've got you covered. Perhaps you’re the self-proclaimed non-techy user who believes that there is no way you will ever be able to use Canva.


Or……


You’re the intermediate user who knows just enough to get by.


Or…..


You’re the person who loves technology and jumped right into the deep end, and you don’t want to get out.


Regardless of your design and tech skills, there are questions you need answers to, and who has time to look through the countless videos and blog posts? Free yourself from ongoing research and get your questions answered.

Take a guided tour through these 84 short, easy, and quick Canva tutorials, and take your design skills to new levels today.


*Note: Throughout this article, there are referenced features only available with the Pro (paid) version of Canva. If it’s a paid feature, you will see a crown in the lower right-hand corner of the element as you work in Canva.


Table of Contents:


Beginner Tutorials That Will Have You Creating Designs Today

A light and dark purple back ground with a blue and purple circle with the word Canva in it. The word start with a yellow lightbulb

Beginner tutorials are for someone new to Canva or the self-proclaimed non-techy who wants to learn how the program works, design terms, and the design process.


Starting at the beginner level, you will be guided through the early steps in Canva to help you understand how the program works and how to navigate and create designs.

  1. Create a design in Canva - Guiding you through the basics of how to start a design.

  2. Finding the right template for your design in Canva - Search for a specific template type.

  3. Customize templates in Canva - Customize templates to create the look you want.

  4. Advanced template and element search in Canva - Perform advanced searches for templates, images, and elements to create creative designs quickly.

  5. Edit your design in Canva - Change colors, edit text, and change fonts.

  6. How to find free images if you are not using the Pro (paid) version of Canva - Find free images quickly.

  7. Elements - Search and edit in Canva - Learn what “element” means and how to find and add them to your designs.

  8. Media - Upload your media to Canva - Adding your images has never been easier.

  9. Media - Edit your media in Canva - Edit your uploaded images and add them to your designs.

  10. Text - Add and style text in Canva - Add text style and edit your text with a few easy steps.

  11. Add animation to your design in Canva -Make your text and elements move in your design.

  12. Saving and organizing your designs in folders in Canva - Save and organize your designs into folders for quick access.

  13. Create a brand kit in Canva - Keep your brand colors, logos, and fonts in one place for quick access.

    1. Create color pallets in Canva for your brand kit(s) - Create your brand kits with a few clicks.

    2. Edit colors in your Canva brand kit(s) - Updating brand colors is quick and simple.

    3. Add fonts to your Canva brand kit(s) - Add your favorite fonts for quick and easy access.

  14. Save your favorite elements and templates in Canva with the "Star" feature - Cut down your search time and Star (make it a favorite) your favorite elements and templates for quick access.

Intermediate Tutorials That Take Your Designs Skills To The Next Level With Ease

Distressed word table painted light blue with a note pad that reads "what's next?  and a blue and purple circle with the word "Canva" in the lower left hand corner of the image.

Intermediate tutorials are for users who have worked in Canva, understand beginner techniques, and want to take their design skills to the next level.

  1. Edit photos in Canva - Remove image backgrounds, add styles and special effects, and more to your photos.

  2. Adding shadows and frames to your image in Canva - Give your image a little pop by adding a shadow or a frame.

  3. Record a personal video in Canva - Use Canva’s built-in recorder to record a video of yourself or your screen that you can add to any design or download for other use.

  4. Share your Canva designs - Share and collaborate your designs with others.

  5. Using the Canva mobile app - The mobile app is similar to the online app, but there are slight differences in where to find some of the tools.

    1. Templates on Canva’s mobile app - Create and edit templates.

    2. Editing photos on Canva’s mobile app - Easily upload and edit photos from your phone to create a design in minutes.

    3. Create and edit a video on Canva’s mobile app - Create, design, and edit a video with just a few clicks using the mobile app.

    4. Edit your video's audio in Canva’s mobile app - Edit the audio for your video using Canva’s app from anywhere.

    5. Collaborate and share your designs using Canva’s app - Connect with your design team from anywhere by sharing your designs.

    6. Design a background using Canva’s mobile app - create a fun and creative background for your design In a few quick steps.

    7. Creating docs using Canva’s mobile app - Create and edit documents anytime and anywhere.

    8. Add photo effects to your images in Canva - Get creative with your images and make them a masterpiece.

    9. Find trendy design elements using Canva’s mobile app - Spice up your designs by adding trendy elements.

  6. Create docs in Canva - Design and create responsive documents that include lists, videos, charts, tables, and photos using templates or from scratch.

  7. Create Whiteboards and collaborate on projects - It’s never been easier and more fun to put your ideas into action. Canva’s Whiteboards help you create and collaborate on your project development.

    1. Start a Whiteboard - Learn how to start a new whiteboard design using a template.

    2. Team collaboration on a Whiteboard project - Add participants to your whiteboard and start collaborating in real-time.

    3. Add flowcharts and diagrams to a Whiteboard - Take your whiteboard project to the next level by adding elements to your whiteboard project.

    4. Create a mood board using Canva Whiteboard - Create a mood board and put it into action. Share it with your clients so you can collaborate quickly and easily.

  8. Animate an Instagram story in Canva - Make your Instagram stories stand out with automation.

  9. Create Instagram highlight covers in Canva - Brand your Instagram profile with custom highlight covers.

  10. Resize your designs with magic resize in Canva - Create one design and resize it for multiple social media platforms with one click.


Advanced Tutorials That Will Take Your Business To The Next Level

Various lighbulb pencils in the colors of red, purple, green, yellow and blue. They are on an image of a chart with technology icons.

Advanced tutorials are for users who are confident in their technical skills and have been working in Canva for some time.


An advanced user wants to learn how Canva can become an everyday tool in their business that helps inspire and create top-level images and products.

  1. Using apps in Canva - Use apps to add features to your designs, such as QR codes, YouTube videos, Google Maps, create characters, and more.

  2. Create a logo in Canva - Create, design, and edit your own brand logo.

    1. Learn the art of designing a logo - Learn the hows and whys of designing professional logos.

    2. Create a logo using Canva’s logo templates - Not sure how to design a logo? Using the logo templates helps get you started creating a logo that matches your style.

    3. Learn how to create a concept for the perfect logo design - Take your thoughts and ideas and create a concept for a logo design.

    4. Create a logo from scratch in Canva - You have an idea for a logo design; now it’s time to create it.

    5. Download your logo in high resolution - Download your high-resolution logo in a few easy steps.

  3. Create and edit videos using Canva - Create and edit videos with ease.

    1. Working with videos in Canva - Learn basic video editing features.

    2. Editing videos in Canva using the timeline feature - Shorten and lengthen your videos with a few clicks.

    3. Animate your video in Canva - Add animations, stickers, and gifs to your videos.

    4. Adding audio to your videos in Canva - Add and edit soundtracks to your videos with ease.

  4. Create charts in Canva - Easily add charts to your designs from the elements menu.

    1. Add a line chart

    2. Add a pie chart

    3. Add a bar graph

  5. Create website/landing pages in Canva - Build a one-page website or landing page using ready-made templates. You can also purchase domain names from Canva.

    1. Edit Canva website templates - Navigate and edit a website template.

    2. Preview how your Canva website will look on other devices - See how your website will look on different devices so you can make the necessary design changes.

    3. Buy a domain name from Canva - Use Canva’s free generic domain name or buy a specific domain name.

    4. Connect your existing domain to a Canva website - Connect your domain name to your Canva website.

  6. Record a presentation in Canva - Create a prerecorded presentation you can share at any time.

  7. Record a presentation with multiple presenters - Create and record a collaborative presentation with multiple presenters in one presentation.

  8. Record a presentation with a virtual background - Remove the background from a recorded video and add it to your presentation background.

  9. Share your Canva presentations - Learn the different ways you can share your presentation with different audiences.

  10. Saving Canva presentations to PowerPoint - A quick way to keep your presentation to PowerPoint.

  11. How to use Canva’s automated social media content planner - Take your Pro subscription to the next level with Canva’s social media content planner.

    1. Connecting your social media accounts to Canva - Quickly connect your social media accounts to Canva for automated posting.

    2. How to connect Instagram with Canva - Connect to Instagram with these easy steps.

    3. Schedule social media posts with Canva’s Content Planner - Organize and create a content calendar for your social media in minutes.

    4. Editing your scheduled content in Canva’s Content Planner - Easily update your scheduled content.

    5. View your posted social media insights in Canva - Check your social media status posted through Canva’s Content Planner.

    6. Schedule social media posts from Canva’s editor - A quick way to schedule social media posts.

    7. How to post your Canva design to social media - Post your designs immediately without using Canva’s content planner.

    8. Disconnect social media accounts from Canva - No longer want to post social media content from Canva; simply disconnect your account(s).

  12. Creating teams in Canva -

    1. Create teams in Canva - Create teams quickly.

    2. Adding admins to your Canva team - Navigate what your team admin can access on your team account.

    3. Keeping your brand consistent with your team- Keep brand consistency with your team with these Canva tools.

    4. Turn on brand control for your team(s) - Restrict your team members to only use brand kit elements.

    5. Manage your content with your team - Organize your team files in your team project folders.

    6. Add people to your team(s) - Invite and manage team members and their roles.

    7. Collaborate with your team - Learn the best practices for team collaboration, brainstorming sessions, quicker approval processes, and more.

    8. Set up design approval for your team - Keep your designs on schedule with design approval.

    9. Review and approve your team's designs - Access and review your team's designs for approval in one location.

    10. Deleting teams in Canva - Remove any team you no longer use.


Your Business Deserves Custom Designs That Stand Out

A women with brown hair, smiling. She is wearing a blue blouse with white stripes. She is sitting at her desk typing on a laptop computer.  Her desk has her cell phone and a notepad

You're ready to take your creativity and designs to the next level. Canva is one of the world's most recognized and used design software platforms, and it will become your favorite business tool if it is not already.


These tutorials will help you jump right in and create designs quickly, even if you have no design experience. As a result, you will be able to create designs that will make your business stand out.

Now it's your turn: I recommend starting from the top and working your way down for new users.

Intermediate and advanced users, feel free to jump to the topic you need answers to and take your design game to the next level.

Don't forget: Make sure you save this list of Canva tutorials in a safe place and use it as a reference guide when you need to quickly find answers to your questions.


Bonus:

Don’t leave empty-handed. Download your FREE copy of Canva’s most popular shortcuts today!


A collage of page images with colors of green, purple , and yellow. The pages have lines with typed information on the. The words "Tip & Trick" and bonus  are on the cover.


Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating

Hi, thanks for stopping by!

I hope you enjoyed reading the articles as much as I enjoyed writing them.

If you have any questions or would like to chat about your content marketing needs. Click the button below and send me a message. 

Let the posts
come to you.

Thanks for submitting!

PXL_20210306_013843221.jpg
bottom of page