Purchasing Canva templates is such a useful tool to save countless hours as a busy business owner… but that’s only true if you know how to use them!
That’s why we created this quick post and tutorial to walk you through some simple time-saving steps. Turning purchased templates into beautifully branded pieces for your business!
Our step-by-step guide will have you adding in your content easily and on your way to bigger things!
Let’s get started.
1.Editing Colors – 0:49
Canva offers a really great feature to keep your branded colors accessible and organized through a Brand Kit.
For Free Canva users, you still get to access this amazing feature with a single color palette of three!
For Canva Pro users you get to save multiple colors and an infinite number of palettes!
All thanks to Canva, they have created a nifty little way to quickly change the colors of the elements within the template.
All you have to do is click on the element you would like to change the color of. Now click on the color icon on the top left hand side, from there you can select one of your brand colors to replace it.
Look down at the very bottom of that same panel, you should see the words “Change All”.
When you select this feature Canva magically changes everything that was the old color to your new color!
This feature is great!
You don’t have to waste time scrolling through your document and changing each and every color. You just need to do it once!
2. Editing Fonts – 3:40
Now we really lucked out with how quick and easy it is to edit colors in Canva.
Unfortunately, the same feature isn’t available for changing the style of fonts. But don’t worry, we’ve got a nice little tip to make the process pain-free!
Just like changing colors of elements you can change the color of fonts using the same method above.
When you are looking to change the style of the font, it’s a slightly different process.
Choose a section of text you want to change, let’s imagine it’s a header.
Select the color, size and style of font you want to use. Now, if you take a look on the right hand side of the screen you will see a little icon that looks like paint roller. This is the “Copy Style” tool.
If you click on your new font with this icon, it does just as it says and copies the style.
Now you can click on the rest of the text within your template that you’d like to carry on the same style, and it will adjust it.
See, not too complicated!
3. Editing Headers and Footers – 6:07
What really keeps your templates looking professional is consistency!
Nothing is worse then flipping through a document and the headers are all over the place…There is a simple trick that will ensure consistency throughout your templates!
Once you have a header all laid out the way you’d like, you can select the entirety of it and copy it (control/command C).
Go to another page, where a similar header lies and deleted it. Yes, get rid of it!
Now, select paste (control/command V). The header will now be in the exact same spot as the one it’s copied from. All you have to do is make any minor adjustments to the text.
This can be done for any consistent text throughout the template. Perfect for the URL of your website that’s the footer of each page!
You can really see how purchasing pre-designed templates can save you so much time!
It is super easy to make these quick but effective adjustments that can transform a template into something that truly represents your brand.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and let us know in the comments if you have any other tips and tricks to share!