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Canva User’s Guide

By Lush PMU Marketing

Hi, beautiful. Thank you for downloading our done-for-you templates! ✨

If this is your first time using Canva, this guide is for you. While they are delivered with expert-written captions for quick and easy posting, you always have the option to edit the templates if you’d like.

We’ll walk you through everything you need to know – from making design adjustments to sharing your new posts on social media.

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to message us at Ask@LushPMU.com.

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How to Access Your Templates

Template access screenshot

Step 1:
To access your templates, you will need to use the other file you received with this guide, which is the Template Access PDF. Open it as you would normally do with any PDF document and click on button below the template set preview.

Step 2:
Once you click the button, you will be directed to a page showing a preview of your templates. Simply click ‘Use Template for New Design’ and all your templates will open in Canva.

Canva template preview (2)

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Introduction to Canva Features

Here is a quick overview of the Canva editing panel.

Introduction to Canva Features 1

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Introduction to Canva Features

Here is a quick overview of the Canva editing panel.

Introduction to Canva Features 2

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How to Edit the Text

Editing texts in Canva is very easy. Follow the steps below to edit the template text.

Step 1: Click on the text you want to edit.

Step 1_ Click on the text you want to edit.

Step 2: Hit the ‘Backspace’ or ‘Delete’ key to erase the existing copy.

Step 3: Type in the new copy you want to use.

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How to Change the Fonts

Editing texts in Canva is very easy. Follow the steps below to edit the template text.

Step 1: Click on the text you want to edit.

Step 1_ Click on the text you want to edit.

Step 2: Click the drop-down for the font options and more fonts will show up on the left-hand panel.

Step 2_ Click the drop-down for the font options and more fonts will show up on the left-hand panel.

Step 3: Find the font you want to use and click on it. It should automatically change the original font.

Step 3_ Find the font you want to use and click on it. It should automatically change the original font.

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How to Add Font Styles

You can use font styles, like Bold, Italic, Underline or Strikethrough.

Step 1: Click on the text you want to edit.

Step 1_ Click on the text you want to edit.

Step 2: Click the font style you want to use (B for Bold, I for Italic, U for Underline and S for Strikethrough).

Click the font style you want to use (1)

Here’s what the different font styles look like.

Bold, italic, underline and strikethrough

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About Canva Pro Fonts

Quick note: some fonts will have a small crown icon beside them (like the one I’ve highlighted below) and this means that they are ‘PRO’ fonts.

Canva Pro Small Crown Icon

For Canva users who are not subscribed to a PRO account, these fonts will be watermarked. This is why we only use FREE fonts and elements in our templates to make sure they’re accessible to everyone.

If you have a Free Canva Account, it's best to go with the Free font options (as well as free photos and elements).

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How to Upload Your Own Photos

Follow the steps below to upload your own photo.

Step 1: Click ‘Uploads’ on the right-hand side panel

Step 1_ Click ‘Uploads’ on the right-hand side panel

Step 2: Click ‘Upload files’ and select the photos you want to add.

Step 2_ Click ‘Upload files’ and select the photos you want to add.

Your photos should automatically be added to the ‘Uploads’ tab and you’ll be able to use them on the templates.

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How to Change the Background Color

To change the background, you can upload your own photos or use a plain color. Let’s first learn how to change the background to a color.

Step 1: Click on the background.

Step 1_ Click on the background.

Step 2: The editing panel will appear. Click on the colored square to choose the color you want.

Step 2_ The editing panel will appear. Click on the colored square to choose the color you want.

Step 3: The background should automatically reflect the changes you made.

Step 3_ The background should automatically reflect the changes you made.

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How to Change the Background Photo

Next, let’s learn how to upload your own photo and swap it with the background used in the template.

Step 1: Click ‘Uploads’ on the right-hand side panel.

Step 1_ Click ‘Uploads’ on the right-hand side panel. (1)

Step 2: Click ‘Upload files’ and select the photos you want to add.

Step 2_ Click ‘Upload files’ and select the photos you want to add.

Step 3: Click and drag the photo you want to add as the new background towards the existing one to swap them.

Step 3_ Click and drag the photo you want to add as the new background towards the existing one to swap them.

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Adjusting Background Photo Transparency

There are templates where you have what looks like a ‘faded’ photo as the background. In these designs, we’ve lowered the photo transparency.

Follow the steps below if you would like to make adjustments to the background photo transparency.

Step 1: Click on the photo background.

Step 1_ Click on the photo background.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Transparency’ icon in the editing panel.

Step 2_ Click on the ‘Transparency’ icon in the editing panel.

Step 3: Increase or decrease transparency by moving the circle forward or back.

Step 3_ Increase or decrease transparency by moving the circle forward or back.

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Canva Elements

If you want to add some illustrations to your template, just go to the 'Elements' tab and insert them into your design.

Friendly Reminder: Elements with a small crown icon at the bottom (as shown below) are 'PRO' elements. If you're not using a PRO account, PRO elements will have a watermark - the same goes for PRO photos. So, unless you have a PRO account, it's best to stick to the free options.

Canva pro elements

We avoid using PRO elements in our templates to avoid any unexpected issues when people download their designs.

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Where to Get Canva Stock Photos

In addition to uploading your own photos, Canva also has a variety of great stock photos you can use, even with a free account. Here’s how you can find Canva stock photos.

Step 1: By default, the ‘Photos’ tab is hidden but you can find it by clicking on ‘Apps’ tab.

Click Apps

Step 2: Inside the ‘Apps’ tab, scroll down a little then click on ‘Photos’.

Click photos

Step 3: Once you click ‘Photos’ you’ll be able to browse and search for stock photos that you want to use.

Search photos

Step 4: You can also use filters to find more specific ones.

**Reminder: Photos with a crown icon as shown in the previous page are PRO photos and cost $1 each.

Use the filters

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How to Add Your Logo

To add your logo, you simply upload them into Canva. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Click ‘Uploads’ on the right-hand side panel.

Click Uploads

Step 2: Click ‘Upload files’ and select your logo.

Click Upload Files

Step 3: Click on your logo to add it to the template.

Step 4: If the logo is too small or too big, you can click and drag the corners to resize it.

Click and drag the corners to resize your logo

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How to Download Your Posts

Depending on what you prefer, you can either share your posts straight to social media or download them to your computer.

Follow the steps below if you would like to download your posts and manually upload them to your social media account.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Share’ button on the top right corner.

Click Share

Step 2: Click ‘Download’

Click ‘Download’

Step 3: Click the dropdown arrow and select the posts you want to download.

Click the dropdown

Step 4: After selecting the posts, click ‘Done’ then click the ‘Download’ button

Click Download

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How to Share Your Posts to Social Media

Follow the steps below to share your posts directly to social media from Canva. For this option, you’ll need to have the Canva app downloaded on your mobile phone.

Step 1: Click on the ‘Share’ button on the top right corner.

Click Share

Step 2: Click ‘Share on social’

Click ‘Share on social’

Step 3: Click on the platform where you want to share your post.

Click on the platform where you want to share your post

Step 4: Choose if you want to share the post now or schedule it at a later time.

Step 5 on the next page...

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How to Share Your Posts to Social Media

Follow the steps below to share your posts directly to social media from Canva. For this option, you’ll need to have the Canva app downloaded on your mobile phone.

Step 5: If you’re using an iPhone, simply open your phone camera and scan the QR code.

Scanning the QR code will open the Canva app on your phone and let you share your post on social media. Follow the same steps to share your posts directly to your chosen platforms.

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