Make Easy But Powerful Social Media Graphics: Canva | Stencil

——   Created by Kristen Palana

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Are you ready to take charge and learn quick and easy methods for creating and editing powerful web images/social media graphics like a professional in just 1 hour?

Whether you are an entrepreneur, employee, content creator, teacher, author, or social media maven, over the last few years it has become CRUCIAL to know how to do a little bit of everything online. 

With this course as your guide, you'll learn how to confidentially and professionally create and manage your OWN unique images for your website, blog, eCourse, eBook, presentations, or social media pages.

-No design skills required. 

-No expensive software required. 

-Beginners and busy people welcome.

Save time, money, and sanity by learning how to finally make your own images without having to always pay someone else to do them for you.

In this course you will learn:

  • Easy and quick ways to create professional web & social media graphics in minutes using free online tools
  • How to take your regular logo and put it on a transparent background in four minutes or less
  • Learn the most essential and useful tools in Canva
  • Learn the most essential and useful tools in the Canva-alternative, Stencil
  • Absorb the most important design principles as we work together making real social media graphics for a real client
  • Understand how to better choose and organize type, images, colors, and layout in your designs 
  • See how to schedule and deliver graphics through the free social media post-planning tool, Buffer.
  • Get a birds-eye view of the design process from concept to final product by following step by step case studies.

This course was created especially for complete beginners as well as people who fight with technology who want to gain new and valuable digital imaging skills that can be used every day. You can watch and follow along with me as I show you through case studies for an actual client how I make professional-looking social media graphics and web images using the free online tools Canva and Stencil.

17 Lessons

Introduction and Overview
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Social media graphics using the free tools Canva and Stencil: a quick overview
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Creating Web and Social Media Graphics with Canva
Welcome to Canva! Getting started and a few important design tips
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Choosing templates and sizes for different social media platforms
Working with text in Canva
Adding images (from Canva and also your own)
Making your logo transparent in under four minutes
Using filters, icons, frames and other Canva goodies
Downloading and sharing your finished design
Extra: resizing for social media animated gifs and making videos using canva pro
Extra: Using a Post Planner, Mini Buffer Crash Course
Using a post planner buffer mini crash course
Create Social Media Graphics Using Stencil
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Class benefits

  • Certificate of Completion
  • 30 day satisfaction guarantee
  • 24/7 streaming access
  • Direct teacher access
  • 1h 40m of on-demand video
  • 2 downloadable files
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About the instructor

My goal is to empower ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

I’m an award-winning artist and educator helping empower people around the globe to communicate effectively and tell their own stories through a variety of media. I've created dynamic content for clients including UNICEF, WHO, UNFPA, WFP, Children International, The …

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