Canva Create 2024 is here and as part of their May 2024 updates, Canva is introducing two primary changes: Canva Redesigned (aka The Canva Glow Up) and Work Redesigned.

If you start looking through the updates and begin to feel overwhelmed about the new interface, don’t worry… I’ve got you.

While it’s in a fresh new package, it’s still the Canva you’ve always loved.

I will be scheduling a live “Coffee & Canva” in June to walk you through the new interface so you know what to expect. If you don’t already receive my weekly Thursday emails, you can hop on my weekly email list here to ensure you get notification when the live walkthrough is scheduled (and if you miss it, a replay video will be available).

Canva Redesigned = The Canva Glow Up

The Canva Glow Up includes five key components:

  1. More Freedom to Create
  2. Enhanced On-Brand Editing
  3. Upgraded Visual Suite
  4. Enhanced Collaboration
  5. Supercharged Magic Studio

I will be creating tutorial videos in the coming weeks but for now, let’s take a quick tour through the new components.

#1: More Freedom to Create

Redesign of Canva Homepage & Editor (New)

To design Canva for work, they have redesigned Canva itself!

The Canva homepage now allows personalization and a cleaner interface (no more homepage with 3 gazillion options to choose from), plus the mobile and tablet editors have been improved.

Note: The redesigned homepage and editor will be rolling out gradually so if you don’t have it yet, rest assured that your account will see the updates in the not too distant future.

Additionally, Canva’s editor has been revamped for clutter-free editing with a new object panel and a floating toolbar that only displays relevant actions.

#2: Enhanced On-Brand Editing

On Brand Layouts (New)

  • Layouts creates on-brand layout suggestions by matching the style of your brand guidelines or brand templates.

Style Match (New)

  • Allows applying design styles from the Canva marketplace or branded designs with one click.

#3: Upgraded Visual Suite

Canva Docs Features (Upgraded)

  • Introduced highlight blocks, new formatting options, AI-powered sorting, and video highlights.

Canva Whiteboards (Upgraded)

  • Enhanced with AI-powered sorting for sticky notes.

Suggestions and Outlines in Docs (Upgraded)

  • Enabled suggestions within docs and added outline feature for quick navigation.

#4: Enhanced Collaboration

Commenting System (Upgraded)

  • Improved with options to expand, hide, and filter comments.

Starring for Teams (Upgraded)

  • Allows team admins to star and share important resources.

#5: Supercharged Magic Studio

Magic Grab (Upgraded)

  • Enhanced to edit, reposition, and resize individual objects within a photo.

Magic Write (Upgraded)

  • Generates unique text in user’s tone of voice using sample text.

Resize and Magic Switch (Upgraded)

  • Instantly resize, transform, and translate designs.

Magic Media (Upgraded)

  • Expanded to generate graphics in addition to images and videos.

Work Redesigned

Now that Canva has redesigned its interface and given it a Glow Up, they’ve also unlocked tools and templates for enhanced visual communication, collaboration and productivity across 4 specific departments, including Human Resources, Marketing, Sales and Creatives.

In particular, they have introduced their Work Kits, which are a collection of specialized templates and resources tailored to specific professions, to provide inspiration and help kickstart projects.

Work Kits can be accessed via Canva’s templates marketplace, or you can go to one of the links below:

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There’s a lot to go through (far more than I’ve listed above), but I know that you may be feeling overwhelmed by what feels like a very new Canva interface, and where to find your favourite Canva features and tools.

So as I said at the outset, I will be scheduling a live “Coffee & Canva” in June 2024 to walk you through the new Canva environment.

If you don’t already receive my weekly Thursday emails, you can hop on my weekly email list here to ensure you get notification when the live walkthrough is scheduled (and if you miss it, a replay video will be available).

I will also be completely overhauling all of my course lessons this summer to reflect the new interface, including Canva for Beginners, Clean Up My Canva and Canva for Business.

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