Welcome to our a 10-episode video tutorial about Canva, an online design and publishing tool available in the basic version for free and in pro (also for free) for nonprofits. We hope it will help you make eye-catching graphics for your content.

There will be something for everyone – beginners who have never used Canva before as well as pros, who are ready for the more advanced options. You can watch single episodes as well as the whole tutorial at your own pace – whatever works best. Hope it will be useful in your daily work! Here you can find the tutorial in Russian.

Episode 1 – Basics of graphic design

We recommend starting with the basic info about graphic design. In this short intro of the 10-episodes tutorial we talk about: color, fonts, images and composition.

Episode 2 Using Canva templates

Canva offers a toolkit of useful templates. Just pick your favourite, choose a proper format and use in your communication. Create beautiful Facebook posts, Instagram stories, posters, presentations or business cards. How? Watch the next episode of our Canva tutorial:

Episode 3 – Animating your design

The easiest way to create an eye-catching and algorithms friendly design is to move it! In this episode, you will learn how to make your design even more attractive by animating its elements or the whole design.

Episode 4 – How to get Canva for Nonprofits?

Basic free version of Canva enables you to create a wide range of visuals to make your organisation’s messages stand out, but Canva for Nonprofits – a pro version of this awesome design tool gives you and your team – of up to 10 members – access to Canva Pro’s premium features for free. Which one? How to get it? Watch our video for tips. Don’t forget to check Canva eligibility guidelines, apply and get it for your work!

Episode 5 – Branding

Canva for Nonprofits gives you the opportunity to use your own branding! Choose or upload your color pallet, fonts and logos so that they are easy to use, always a click away. If you create a few nice layouts connected by your branding, you’re not only strengthening your brand, but also present your organization’s message in the best light.

Episode 6 – CANVA Tutorial: Creating a team and cooperation with others

Canva for Nonprofits lets you and your colleagues (up to 10 members) create teams and cooperate with others by sharing designs, folders, templates or commenting in real-time. Watch how to create a team:

Episode 7 – Resizing a design

Resize button is a real-time-saver! You don’t need to create a design from scratch, look for colors and all other elements to create a design in different formats. With one click elements are copied to the new format. After that, you just need to put them in the right order. Check out how it works:

Episode 8 – Removing a background

Sometimes, we need to remove the background from the photo, to get rid of unnecessary objects from images or make the background transparent or change it to a more suitable color. In this episode of our Canva tutorial, we will show you how to remove background from your materials.

Episode 9 – Connecting Canva with external apps

Canva has a library of images, videos and audios but you can still upload your own to use in your designs. You can also import media from your social media and cloud drive accounts like Google Drive or Facebook. Check how easy it is:

Episode 10 – Downloading graphics in different formats

In the last episode of Canva Tutorial we show how to download your design. One design can be downloaded in many different formats. You can create images, GIFs, MP4, PDF or PDF ready to print! Learn how to do it:

Here you can find the tutorial in Russian.