So you want to create a professional logo for your business or brand, but you don’t have any design experience? Don’t worry, because in this simple guide, I will show you how to make a logo on Canva step-by-step. By the end of this article, you’ll have all the knowledge you need to create a logo that stands out.
Set up Your Brand Kit
Before diving into logo creation, it’s essential to set up your brand kit on Canva. This allows you to easily access the typefaces and brand identity colors you need for your logo. If you already have a brand kit, feel free to skip to step 2!
To access brand kits in Canva, log in and click on the ‘Brand Hub’ option on the left-hand side. This will take you to Canva’s ‘Brand Kit’ tool. From there, you can upload your brand assets, such as typefaces, brand colors, photos, graphics, and icons.
Open Canva and Start Designing
To start creating your logo, click the ‘Create a design’ button located at the top right-hand corner of the Canva interface. Then, select the ‘Logo’ option. This will open a screen where you can find logo templates on the left and edit designs on the right.
Choose a Template
To kickstart your logo design, browse through the logo templates using Canva’s search function. Let’s say you want to design a logo for a coffee shop. Simply enter ‘coffee cup’ in the search box, and Canva will provide you with a range of templates to choose from. Browse through them and select the one that best suits your vision.
Customize Your Logo
Once you’ve chosen a template, it’s time to make it your own. Here are a few key customization options you may want to explore:
Changing or Adding Text
Editing the text on your logo is a breeze. You can either modify existing text or add new text altogether. To edit existing text, click on the word or words you want to change and replace them with your preferred text, usually your brand or company name. To add new text, click the ‘Text’ option on the left side of the screen and choose from your brand fonts or pre-designed font combinations.
After adding or editing text, you can change its typeface if desired. Highlight the relevant text, click the font dropdown menu at the top of the Canva interface, and select your preferred typeface. You can also apply effects to your text and its typeface to add a unique touch to your logo.
To modify the colors of your logo elements, simply click on them. Canva gives you the option to apply document colors, your brand’s color palette, or select from their default colors. Pick the colors that align with your brand identity and theme. You can also change the color of your text by clicking on it and using the color option in the text formatting bar.
Changing Graphic Elements
If you want to experiment with the main graphic element of your logo, proceed with caution. Templates are designed with cohesive graphic elements, so changing them might not always yield the desired outcome. However, if you still decide to proceed, remove the existing graphic element by clicking on it and pressing the backspace key. Then, navigate to the elements section on the left side of the interface and search for a new element to add. Choose from photos or graphics, and resize, reposition, or recolor them to fit your logo.
Export Your Masterpiece
Once you’re satisfied with your logo design, it’s time to export it. Click the ‘Share’ button in the top-right corner of the screen. Canva offers various sharing and exporting options, such as downloading your logo in different formats, embedding it in digital platforms, or printing it on merchandise. Select the appropriate format based on your intended use, considering formats like PNG and SVG for digital purposes and PDF Print for print.
Congratulations! Now you know how to create a stunning logo using Canva. If you have any questions or need further assistance, feel free to leave a comment below. We’re always here to help you unleash your creativity and succeed with your logo design endeavors.