So you've created a Canva account. You've used a template, dropped in your photos, tried a different images, and contributed your sparkling beauty to #ThursdayAesthetic. But NEXT Thursday is coming up soon, and you want to try something new. So here's a few tips!
(For Part I, see: How to Guide: Aesthetics)
Tip #1: How to make a copy of your aesthetic
If you want to try out a few versions or work on a totally new aesthetic, make copies and customize each photo!
Option A: Create a whole new artboard
Hover over the image you want to copy and click on the arrow on the top right of the image, and a few options will come up. Choose "Make a copy."
Option B: Copy within the project.
Particularly good for projects where you only want to switch out a few photos but keep the same layout
Hint: To download graphics in a multi-project, you can choose just to download all pages or a certain page.
Tip #2: Choose a new grid
A. Start off with a blank board (get a blank board by creating a copy of an aesthetic and deleting everything by pressing the BACKSPACE or DELETE button on your keyboard).
B. Click on "ELEMENTS".
C. Choose "Grids".
D. Scroll down and search for the best grid.
Hint: Count the number of photos you want to show in your aesthetic and find a grid that matches that number of photos!
E.Start adding in your photos (see Part I, #5 & #6 for a refresher on adding photos)
F. You now have a whole new aesthetic, made with a grid!
Tip #3: Reduce the spacing between photos
1. Click on "Spacing" in Options bar. (A in the photo below)
2. Use the circle navigator (move to the left for less spacing and to the right for more spacing).
3. Save and download your aesthetic!
Check out Part 3 for some more tips. Have fun with your novel aesthetics!
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About Julie Abe
Julie writes magical MG and YA adventures. Julie's debut, EVA EVERGREEN, SEMI-MAGICAL WITCH, is a middle grade fantasy releasing in 2020 (Little, Brown Young Readers), and the magic will continue in 2021! She is represented by Sarah Landis at Sterling Lord Literistic.
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