Did you know you can add layers, filters and text to your Stock Photos?
Open Canva > Create a design or type what you are looking for in the search bar.
For the purpose of this tutorial … we chose “Instagram Post”
Next up we want to choose an image for our background. Let’s head on over to our “downloads”. If you don’t already have an images uploaded that you want to use, this is where you would upload any images you want to use in your graphic.
Simply drag the chosen image to the empty graphic area.
We are ready to start designing.
Let’s add an square “element” (click on ELEMENTS from the left hand side bar) and choose a square. The color of this element can be adjusted as well.
We can now change the size. And we can change the color. Click on the small color square top left corner to change the color. Also you can change the opacity if you wish .. Click on the “opacity” icon in the top right corner to change the opacity.
We’re ready to add text … Click on the text icon. You can choose text templates from the side menu .. or create your own by simply clicking on text you want to use. We have 3 choices … “dd a heading” … “Add a subheading” or “add a little bit of body text”.
You can then change the font/color and size. All the changes can be made from clicking on the icons in the top left corner when you are editing the text.
At this point, we have decided to use a different image for our graphic. We chose a different image and slipped it back behind the text layer.
Now you are ready to download the final graphic. We like to download our graphics as JPEGS.
We hope this was helpful, and that you can get creating some amazing layered graphics!