Canva – For Everything! A Quick How-to for Creating PDFs [VIDEO]


I just realized this morning that I had created this video and posted it to Facebook but completely spaced on doing a post about it.

Until someone emailed me this morning saying that they liked my “Top 10 Tools I Use to Profit with WordPress” and asked me what I used to create it! oops! Well, at least it will be a quick post since the video is already done, right?

Before we jump into the video, I want to do a brief overview of what Canva is and how you can use it to kick butt in your business (it really is that awesome!).

What is Canva?

Canva is the easiest way to create graphics online… for FREE!

The graphics that you’re able to create with Canva are pretty much everything you can think of that you might need for your website, social media, marketing and blogging. And of course Canva just continues to add more and more options (I think when I first started using Canva about a year and a half ago they had just a handful of templates. They’ve added a few new ones in the last couple months now!).

Here’s a list of the type of graphics you can create with Canva:

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  • Social Media
  • Presentation
  • Poster
  • Facebook Cover
  • Facebook Post
  • Instagram Post
  • Twitter Post
  • Pinterest Graphic
  • Facebook App
  • Facebook Cover
  • Google+ Photo
  • YouTube Channel Art
  • Twitter Header
  • Email Header
  • Business Card
  • Poster
  • Real Estate Flyer
  • Food & Drink Menu
  • Document
  • Presentation
  • US Letter
  • Blog graphic
  • Kindle Cover
  • Album Cover (podcast)
  • Blog Title (NEW!)
  • Card
  • Photo collage
  • Invitation
  • Facebook Ads
  • Medium Rectangle
  • Large Rectangle
  • Leaderboard
  • Wide Skyscraper

Holy list, right?

There are a TON of great Canva tutorials out there (including their own design school, which yes, is also free) so I don’t want to go too sideways with this post. Needless to say Canva is pretty much my go-to tool for anything design related for my web presence.

We all know and understand the power of images via social media and with blogging. Gone are the days of quick and boring imagery for getting your message out. We’re way past clip art and comic sans (thankfully!) and are now getting to the point where the standard stock photo images don’t cut it either (for which I’m also thankful!). I’ve gotten pretty close to simply taking a picture of something I wanted when I couldn’t find an image that seemed to fit the message I was portraying (like a dog with a bone though I usually find what I’m looking for, even if it means I leave it alone and come back to it tomorrow).

Which brings me to today’s post & video.

Don’t ask me why, but I love creating PDF tutorials, ebooks, whatever… that will make it easier for people to understand a concept or tool. I’ve always created these in Word or Power Point but got frustrated with the margins, things not doing what I wanted them to do, etc.

So when I decided to try Canva for my opt-in offer I was GEEKED at how easy it was to use and how quickly I got it done! WOOHOO!

Here’s the video I created on how to create a PDF in Canva (I used the presentation style because I wanted it to be landscape instead of portrait). Easy peasy.


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  1. I don’t know if this is a late response, i hope its not…I love the video….however I needed to ask…is it possible to make a fillable pdf with Canva. I would like to make a journal for my clients so that they can fill in on the go without them having to print out the file. Please help me out…Super thanks

    1. Hi Rowena,
      No, you can’t make a fillable PDF in Canva (not to my knowledge anyways).
      You should be able to export the PDF from Canva and open it in another tool (Adobe Acrobat will do this for you, that is a premium product but it’s also part of the Creative Cloud suite).
      I don’t know of another tool (web app) that does this.
      Hope that helps.

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