11 Reasons to Upgrade to Canva Pro

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Ok, so if you know me by now you’ll know how obsessed I am with Canva. And today I want to share with you 11 reasons to upgrade to Canva Pro (formerly known as Canva for Work).

I discovered Canva about 3 years ago when I created my first ebook and I can say they have come a looooong way since then. And I’m super excited to share all the latest updates with you.

Design is such a powerful part of building a strong personal brand and today I want to share 11 reasons to upgrade to Canva Pro. This has been my favourite design tool for many years, and it just keeps getting better. Here's why...
Let me just preface this with, no I am not a Canva affiliate (they don’t have affiliates), but I am a Canva Certified Creative meaning I get certain added benefits because I use the tool so much. If you do choose to upgrade, there are no direct benefits to me and it won’t cost you any extra. I am simply sharing a tool that I love and use daily.

Ok, let’s get into it…

11 Reasons to Upgrade to Canva Pro

1. Brand Kit Pro

This is one of my favourite elements and is such a huge time saver. With Canva Pro’s Brand Kit you can save all your main design elements.

Store your colour palette, add your main fonts, upload your own fonts, and save your logos. This way, whenever you’re creating a new design everything you need is easily accessible.

You can also now save your favourite designs as templates to keep coming back to. Which is a great way to keep creating graphics that are aligned to your personal branding.

2. Magic Resize Pro

This is an awesome tool for when you’re creating templates you want to use across multiple platforms.

For example, if you create a cover for IGTV but also want to create a similar image for your IG feed, or turn it into a YouTube thumbnail. You simply hit the resize button and it instantly copies all your work into a new template at the right size for your desired platform.

3. Photos Pro

If you’re someone who doesn’t have a lot of brand images and you’re constantly on the hunt for stock photos. Well Canva Pro has now got you covered there as well.

They recently acquired Pexels & Pixabay which now gives Canva users an additional 1 million free images to use in your designs. They also have thousands of higher quality images available to purchase within your designs.

4. Elements Pro

You can now add so many more elements to your designs. Such as frames, lines, icons, illustrations, charts and gradients.

5. Publish Pro

The designs are now published in much higher resolution no matter the size. You can also download images with a transparent background which is one of my favourites.

This is perfect for logos or images in frames that you want to use elsewhere, or in other designs.

6. Animations Pro

This one is sooo much fun. Perfect for Instagram stories, or even your feed posts to gain more attention. It’s also a great way to liven up presentations (like powerpoint days but better), or anything you want to animate really.

It’s a great way to stand out from the crowd and add an extra dimension to your personal brand.

They’ve even taken this one step further and now you can create your own GIF’s.

7. Templates Pro

The reason I love Canva so much is because you don’t have to be creative. Or have a designer’s bone in your body. They make it super simple to create amazing, on brand designs with their great templates.

And they just keep adding more and more better ones. There’s literally thousands of templates for every platform you can think of.

8. Text Pro

With text pro you get access to hundreds more fonts in the Canva suite. And you also have the ability to upload 100 of your own fonts.

While I do recommend sticking to a few key fonts so you start to create a specific brand style and people will recognise your content. It’s nice to know there’s so many fonts to choose from so you’ve got more chance of being different rather than ending up with the same stock standard fonts everyone else is using.

As you can see in the below video there is literally hundreds of new fonts to choose from.

9. Folders Pro

One thing that used to frustrate me with Canva is having to scroll and scroll through all my photos to try and find things I’d uploaded in the past. Or scroll through all my previous designs to find one I wanted to work one.

This issue is now a thing of the past with Canva’s new folders allowing you to organise your photos and designs much better. And saving so much time.

10. Uploads Pro

With Canva pro you have up to 100Gb storage so you’ll never run out of space for all your favourite images and templates.

11. Backgrounds Pro

Now you get access to over 1000 different backgrounds which are much more advanced than the selection we had before.

So many different options to choose from. From patterns and gradients, to textures and photos. There’s something that’s suited to everyone.

And there you have it, 11 reasons to upgrade to Canva Pro.

Ready to upgrade to Canva Pro and try it for yourself. Get a free 30 day trial here.

Want to watch some of my Canva tutorials? Check them out here:

Want to learn more about the importance of personal branding or other essential tools I use to establish a stronger personal brand? Check out these posts:

Here’s to creating a brand which enables you to live the life of your dreams.

Jade xo

I hope you got lots of value out of this article. As usual, if you like what you’ve read feel free to like, comment, or share. Your time reading my posts is greatly appreciated. 
Design is such a powerful part of building a strong personal brand and today I want to share 11 reasons to upgrade to Canva Pro, my favourite design tool.

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