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Everything You Need To Know About Canva Pro

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Unlock the True Potential of Your Designs with Canva Pro

Canva for Work has been updated and is now called CANVA PRO!  Learn how to elevate your design game with Canva Pro's features and make stunning visuals effortlessly.

You can use the free version, and it's great, BUT the Canva Pro version has many great benefits and is very affordable. If you're a blogger, entrepreneur, or small business owner, Canva Pro will save you time and money. Let's look at some of the features and benefits.

Everything You Need To Know About Canva Pro

Here are some of my favorite benefits of a Canva Pro account:

One of the best new features is working with a team and adding different levels for people: administrators, template designers, and members. This is great for large and small businesses or for working with a designer. This allows people to add templates for you without emailing links back and forth.

I'm a team member of Guy Kawasaki's Canva team, and I can switch from my brand to his brand from the drop-down on my main Canva screen. It's super easy, and you can help make your boss look like a rock star in no time.

Online whiteboard templates

Canva's free online whiteboard templates are perfect for brainstorming with collaborators from anywhere. These templates are easy to use and interactive, making it simple to gather ideas virtually. (included in Canva Pro)

Design Amazing Presentation Slides Easily with Canva’s Free Alternative to PowerPoint

As a speaker, your slides can make or break you. Consider all the presentations you need to sit where the speaker repeatedly uses unreadable or boring slides with the same tired design. We have a term for this: death from Powerpoint. Microsoft's presentation software has long been the standard, but if you want to impress your audience, you must break the stereotype.

The Canva presenter creator looks good and is easy to use. There is no need to download inflated software since it is completely online. The best of all is that it is completely free. The design is a breeze thanks to its drag-and-drop features and ready-to-use professional-quality templates. Everything you need to become a visual communicator is at your fingertips – an epic library of images, stunning graphics, and a one-click presentation mode.

Another update to Canva Pro is their Content Planner! You can now design your social media posts and schedule them right in Canva – it even includes scheduling Instagram posts!

Whether scheduling posts weeks in advance or at times when engagement is high, Canva’s Content Planner will automatically post to Instagram, Facebook, or any other platform, according to the date and time you’ve set. If you need to make a change to your schedule, no worries. Pause the scheduled post and edit the design directly without downloading or re-uploading the file. There’s no need to stress about version control either, as you can make edits on the fly. This frees up your time and keeps you in control.

What can you do in Canva Pro?

Once you have Canva in your workflow, you'll use it for everything!

  1. Create presentations for workshops
  2. Record a presentation for a video tutorial
  3. Create blog post graphics
  4. Design social media posts using thousands of templates
  5. Make business cards, postcards, and other collateral for your small business
  6. Print on demand — amazing quality on print jobs from posters to business cards
  7. Upload your own photos and save them in folders
  8. Use hundreds of thousands of photos included in the Canva Pro plan
  9. Upload your custom brand fonts and use them in all your designs
  10. Make videos and GIFs
  11. Develop custom reports with graphics and charts

Create Engaging Videos without Hassle

With Canva, you can make high-quality videos without being a professional video editor. You’ll find it easy (and fun) — to make videos every day. The simple drag-and-drop tool lets you make compelling short videos using Canva’s library of pre-made templates in minutes.

Create versatile videos with anyone, anytime, anywhere. Choose from a variety of templates and formats for all occasions.

Browse through thousands of customizable templates for industries ranging from fashion, food, and fitness to real estate. Find the perfect match for any project with pre-sized formats for social media videos, YouTube intros, advertisements, and more.

  • Easy editing and real-time collaboration on the go.
  • Experience seamless editing and collaboration with Canva's video editor, which works on any mobile device, browser window, online or offline, across the globe.
  • In-app recording features for convenience.

Utilize Canva's recording studio to record voiceovers, yourself, or your screen without leaving the app. With everything in one place, it's effortless to create the perfect video by inserting the recorded materials into your timeline.

Improve your social media status with engaging but modern video ideas for TikTok. Browse Canva's free templates for designs you can easily customize and share.

You can use Canva Pro for almost any work task to improve communication by adding visual impact.

Canva Pro includes everything in Canva, plus:

  • Unlimited folders for your designs
  • Team functionalities
  • Unlimited storage for photos and assets
  • Upload your own images
  • 75+ million premium stock photos, videos, audio, and graphics free-to-use – included in your Canva Pro membership
  • Magically resize your designs
  • Upload custom fonts for your brand
  • Set color palettes for your brand
  • Save templates for you and your team
  • Organize your photos with folders
  • Easily find your designs with a search
  • Resize designs into custom dimensions
  • Download designs with transparent background
  • Export designs as animated GIFs
  • Priority support

Images Pro gives you unlimited access to millions of photos, icons, and graphics from a premium collection to use and publish on any design in Canva as many times as you like. This is subject to the continued payment of your Canva Pro subscription fees and compliance with Canva’s Terms of Use, including Canva’s license terms. This is a huge time and money saver because you don't have to buy a separate stock photo and head into Canva to create something. You can search right inside Canva from a massive selection of photos. 75 million! Wow.

A new update to Canva Pro is the content scheduling for social media. Take your social media game to the next level with Canva's new Content Planner. Plan, design, and schedule eye-catching social media posts in one place, directly from the Canva editor. You can currently schedule to Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Pinterest.

Huffington Post and Upworthy use Canva. Here's what they had to say:

“Canva Pro has been incredibly useful for Upworthy's editorial team. The template feature allows anyone on our team to easily create graphics aligned with our visual brand — no extensive design training required. It's saved us loads of time, and our graphics look great! The Canva team is also a pleasure to work with — always responsive and eager to help out with our questions and requests.” Megan Kelley, Writer, Upworthy

“We needed a tool that hundreds of people with all ranges of experience could use and one that allowed for brand consistency across the company. It's important that each design looks specific to the brand and not the individual – yet it allows us to customize each design fully. Since designing with Canva, we've provided a richer experience to our readers, and the response internally has been really positive!” Candy Bigwood Mobile Art Director, Huffington Post

Team members can add designs that show up in your Canva team designs, and you can add comments to each other. They are also remixable! This means when I hit the green REMIX button, a new design opens, and I can create something with the text, change the image, or even hit the magic resize button.

My team member, designer Jeff Sieh of His Designs Online, can send me templates or designs using my color palette and logo, which are pre-loaded and saved in my brand kit.

You also can share designs in the team stream so team members can share ideas and comment on designs.

The key features include:

  • Centralize brand colors, logos, and fonts. Keep your brand guidelines up-to-date and in one place. Enable your entire team to access and use your colors, logos, and fonts in their own designs.

To upload a logo to your Brand Kit:

  • Save branded templates. Create templates for everything from social media graphics to presentations. This ensures consistency and empowers your social media, marketing, and sales teams to create their own on-brand graphics.
  • Logos are a snap to find now that they have a home in your left sidebar. You click the logo icon, and your pre-loaded logos appear. You can then drag and drop it into your design.
  • Magically resize designs. Quickly resize a design into all the formats you need. Create a design once, and optimize it for different social media channels or campaign collateral. Resize is only available for Canva Pro accounts and can only be accessed on desktop browsers.

Resize in Canva

Once you create a design you like, you hit the magic resign button, and VOILA, you have all the sizes you need to promote your blog post using the preset sizes in Canva or your custom dimensions. Can I hear a HOORAY for that feature?

  • Organize images and assets into folders. Centralize images and assets for your team. Employees will never get stuck searching for the right logo again.

Effortless Content Planning and Scheduling

  • Invite your team to collaborate. Canva Pro is perfect for organizations of all sizes, whether one person or a team of hundreds. It provides an internal commenting and collaboration system to improve workflow.

Canva for Work

“Canva is extremely popular with individuals who create social media graphics, presentations, and business cards. It has saved them time and money and allowed them to create graphics that look professional without needing to learn the expensive desktop design tools,” said Canva CEO Melanie Perkins.

“Over the past two years, we’ve found that brands often struggle even more with the same issues. Canva Pro takes Canva to the next level by empowering companies to share design templates, fonts, and digital assets and to collaborate on the design process.”

Canva Pro will also appeal to professional designers and brand managers, who can provide a greater level of control over an organization’s brand by setting up their brand assets and custom templates in Canva.

“Too often, graphic designers are overstretched and pressured with competing priorities from all corners of an organization. Canva Pro enables them to centralize all their assets, collaborate more easily, and oversee a brand’s image by providing remixable templates, images, and design assets that other teams can use to create on-brand graphics.”

Learn more about Canva Pro here. Canva’s free version service will continue to remain available. I feel like Canva Pro is essential for my work in social media and my blog, it's worth the upgrade!

Team Collaboration Made Easy

Canva for Teams is the all-in-one design tool that helps teams deliver on-brand visual content. With a simple and intuitive interface, Canva for Teams makes it easy to create high-quality visuals.

I hope you enjoy testing out all these fun new tools and using them as much as I do! What feature are you most excited about?

In conclusion, Canva's versatile platform offers an unparalleled experience for easily creating stunning videos. Users will surely find the perfect solution for any project boasting an extensive collection of templates, formats, and built-in editing tools. By empowering individuals and teams to collaborate in real-time, Canva ensures maximum creativity and productivity. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced professional, Canva's user-friendly interface and all-in-one recording studio make the video creation process enjoyable and efficient. So why wait? Dive into the world of Canva and explore the endless possibilities its features bring to your video projects.

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  1. I have been using Canva since last fall and I just got CanvaForWork. Super excited about many features but think I am most excited to be able to take an image created and resize it so it works on other social media sites in different sizes. Really exciting Peg!

  2. Thank you for the post Peg! I’m a big fan of Canva and use it just about every day for my business. Canva for Work looks amazing! I love our step-by-step explanation. I’m ready to sign up!

  3. Hey Peg,

    Thanks for the reply!
    Yes I am just working through the beginners challenge as we speak. I have just started a blog so I’m looking forward to
    making my own design changes with what I learn.
    Rachel x

  4. Hi Peg,
    I absolutely love “regular” Canva and am largely a one-person shop. I currently do designs in Canva and share files with clients through a project management system. My question is, in your opinion, what’s the advantage in upgrading to Canva For Work over the above scenario? I don’t mind the price at all so it’s not about that, just wanted to get your take on benefits for 1-person operations before I dive in.


  5. Hey Peg!

    You know I love Canva for Work, but now that I’ve had a few months to really get used to it, I love it even more!

    We just launched our new site and I knew we would need lots of graphics, so creating public images in Canva made it SO much easier to share them with my web design team. We just had one big spreadsheet and each page was listed with a link to the header image in canva… Sigh. I could geek out about it all day.

    Just thought I’d share that with you. 🙂


  6. Are there any benefits to Canva for Work when it comes to stock images within the tool? Or are they always an extra cost?

  7. Thank you for this article ! It was interesting.
    I was using the personal version so far and I was wondering if there were any true benefits to subscribe to their for Work version.

    I’m now subscribing to their Canva for Work.

  8. I have been using Canva every day since 2014 for business. The reason I love Canva for Work is because my branding board is already there. My projects can be created once and resize by selecting the different social media where I want to post the image. I love the multiple templates available. This is my number one “go to” platform to get creative.

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