Unleashing Canva’s Magic Studio (Jonathan Mast)

Jonathan Mast


Introduction

Are you tired of juggling multiple tools, wrestling with design software, and still not getting that “wow” factor in your posts? Well, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag. Meet Canva’s Magic Studio, the game-changer you didn’t know you needed but won’t be able to live without. In this article, we’ll explore how this magical toolbox can help you create killer social media content without breaking a sweat. So, grab your wand—err, mouse—and let’s get started!

The Need for Speed and Efficiency in Social Media Management

Let’s face it: the life of a social media manager is like a never-ending episode of “Chopped.” You’ve got limited time, a basket full of random ingredients—photos, videos, brand messages—and you’ve got to whip up something delicious—or at least “like”-worthy. Enter Artificial Intelligence, the sous-chef you’ve been waiting for. With AI, you can say goodbye to tedious tasks and hello to efficiency. And that’s where Magic Studio comes into play.

Magic Studio:The One-Stop-Shop for AI-Powered Design

Think of Magic Studio as your Swiss Army knife for design. It’s got everything you need, from creating eye-popping visuals to automating mundane tasks. And the best part? It’s all powered by AI, making it as easy to use as spreading cream cheese on a bagel.

Magic Design: Say Goodbye to Blank Page Syndrome

Staring at a blank canvas is about as inspiring as watching paint dry. But with Magic Design, you can turn a simple text prompt into a visual masterpiece faster than you can say “double-tap.” Just type in what you’re looking for, and voila! You’ve got yourself a social media post that even Picasso would double-tap.

Magic Design for Video: The Video Wizard You Didn’t Know You Needed

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video is worth a million likes. Magic Design for Video lets you create professional-looking videos without the Spielberg budget. Just upload your media, tell Magic Design what you’re after, and sit back as it crafts a video that’s ready for its social media debut.

Magic Switch: The Ultimate Format Shapeshifter

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Ever wish you could turn a Facebook post into an Instagram Story with a snap of your fingers? With Magic Switch, you can. This tool is like the chameleon of design software, effortlessly adapting your content for different platforms. It’s like having a social media wardrobe change without the hassle.

Magic Grab: The Photo Editor of Your Dreams

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Editing photos can be as tricky as untangling a set of earbuds. But with Magic Grab, you can move subjects, edit elements, and even update text within your photos as easily as peeling a banana. It’s photo editing without the migraine.

Magic Expand: No More Awkward Cropping

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We’ve all been there: you’ve got the perfect photo, but it’s just not the right size. With Magic Expand, you can fix those awkward crops faster than you can crop out an ex from a group photo. Just a few clicks and your image is social media-ready.

Magic Morph: Your Designs, But Better

Want to add some pizzazz to your posts? Magic Morph lets you transform text and shapes with just a simple prompt. It’s like giving your designs a makeover without the beauty vlogger drama.

Magic Edit: The Quick Fixer-Upper

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So you’ve got an image that’s almost perfect but not quite. Magic Edit is like the fairy godmother of design. A few clicks, and your image is transformed, ready to go to the social media ball.

Magic Media: Your Imagination, Materialized

Why settle for stock photos when you can create your own visuals? With Magic Media, you can turn a simple text prompt into a custom image or video. It’s like having a team of artists at your fingertips, minus the berets and paint smudges.

Magic Animate: Bring Your Designs to Life

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If you want to make your audience stop scrolling and start engaging, you need to add some motion to your posts. Magic Animate lets you do just that with zero fuss. It’s like adding hot sauce to your content—spicy!

Magic Write: The Copywriting Assistant You Always Wanted

Great visuals need great captions, and that’s where Magic Write comes in. This tool helps you craft compelling text that complements your killer designs. It’s like having a copywriter in your pocket but without the hourly rate.

Canva Shield: Design with Peace of Mind

In today’s world, security is a big deal—even when it comes to design. Canva Shield offers robust safety features, ensuring that your creative process is as secure as Fort Knox. So go ahead and design with confidence.

The Need for Speed and Efficiency in Social Media Management

Ah, the life of a social media manager—where the to-do list is longer than a CVS receipt, and the clock ticks faster than a teenager texting. You’ve got posts to schedule, analytics to analyze, and a brand voice to maintain that’s as consistent as grandma’s apple pie. But let’s not forget, you also need to churn out content that’s as engaging as a Netflix binge-fest. No pressure, right?

Here’s the rub: creating killer content isn’t just about being creative; it’s also about being quick on the draw. You’re competing with millions of other posts for those precious eyeballs, and let’s be honest, attention spans these days are shorter than a Vine video (RIP Vine, you’re missed). You need to grab attention, deliver value, and get folks to smash that “like” button—all before they scroll to the next shiny object.

So, how do you juggle the need for speed with the demand for quality? Drumroll, please… Artificial Intelligence to the rescue! Imagine having a virtual assistant that can not only read your mind but also execute your vision faster than you can say “retweet.” That’s what AI brings to the table, or should we say, to your social media dashboard.

Enter Magic Studio, Canva’s latest offering that’s packed to the brim with AI-powered tools designed to make your life easier than a two-ingredient recipe. From automating mundane tasks to generating eye-popping visuals, Magic Studio is like having a pit crew for your social media content. It’s all the help you need, minus the hassle of HR paperwork.

So, if you’re tired of burning the midnight oil and ready to create social media posts that are both fabulous and fast, keep reading. We’re about to dive into how Magic Studio’s suite of tools can rev up your social media game without breaking a sweat.

Magic Studio: The One-Stop-Shop for AI-Powered Design

Alright, let’s cut to the chase. You’ve got content to create, and the last thing you need is to fumble around with a dozen different tools that make assembling IKEA furniture look easy. What you need is a one-stop shop, a command center, a—dare we say it—magic wand that does it all. Say hello to Magic Studio.

Magic Studio isn’t just another tool; it’s your new best friend in the digital realm. Picture this: a single platform where you can go from idea to execution faster than a toddler can find the one non-childproof cabinet in the house. That’s Magic Studio for you. It’s designed to be the Swiss Army knife in your social media toolkit, offering a range of AI-powered features that are as easy to use as your favorite dating app—only far more rewarding.

The mission here is simple: to make the design process not just efficient but downright enjoyable. Remember the days when you had to toggle between multiple platforms, each with its own set of complicated instructions that seemed like they were written in hieroglyphics? Those days are as outdated as a flip phone. With Magic Studio, everything you need is right at your fingertips, organized in a way that even a tech novice can navigate. It’s like having a personal chef, chauffeur, and secretary all rolled into one, but for design.

But don’t mistake simplicity for lack of power. Oh no, this platform packs a punch stronger than your morning espresso. Whether you’re looking to create eye-catching graphics, whip up engaging videos, or even animate your designs for that extra oomph, Magic Studio has got you covered. And the cherry on top? It’s all fueled by Artificial Intelligence, making the platform not just user-friendly but also smarter than a spelling bee champion.

So, if you’re ready to ditch the juggling act and embrace the future of design, you’re in the right place. Stick around as we unpack each magical tool in the Magic Studio arsenal and show you how to elevate your social media content from meh to magnificent.

Magic Design: Say Goodbye to Blank Page Syndrome

Ah, the dreaded blank page. It stares back at you like a mirror on a bad hair day, challenging you to make the first move. You’ve got ideas swirling in your head, but getting them onto the canvas feels like trying to herd cats. Sound familiar? Well, it’s time to kick that blank page to the curb and let Magic Design take the wheel.

Imagine having a tool that’s like a mind reader and a graphic designer rolled into one. You give it a text prompt—say, “Summer Sale Extravaganza”—and before you can even ponder what shade of blue captures the essence of summer, Magic Design serves up a smorgasbord of design options that look like they were crafted by a team of pros. No fuss, no muss, and certainly no need to wrestle with layers, fonts, or any of those other design elements that require a PhD in Adobe-ology.

Here’s how it works: Magic Design uses Artificial Intelligence to interpret your text prompt and translate it into visual elements. It’s like having a translator who speaks both English and Design. The AI considers factors like color psychology, layout balance, and even current design trends to create visuals that aren’t just eye-catching; they’re thumb-stopping. That’s right, we’re talking about designs that make people pause their endless scrolling and pay attention to what you’ve got to say.

Suggested Use: Creating Visually Appealing Social Media Posts from Simple Text Prompts

Simple. Use Magic Design to turn your campaign ideas, event announcements, or even daily
inspirational quotes into social media posts that look like they took hours to create when, in
reality, they took mere seconds. Got a flash sale that you need to promote, like, yesterday?

Type it in, and let Magic Design do its thing. Need to announce a new product feature? Give Magic Design the gist, and watch it turn your words into a visual feast.

The beauty of Magic Design is that it lets you focus on what you do best: crafting the message and engaging with your audience. Leave the pixel-pushing to the AI and reclaim the time you’d otherwise spend tinkering with design software. After all, time is money, and Magic Design just became your most profitable employee.

Magic Design for Video: The Video Wizard You Didn’t Know You Needed

Let’s face it, video content is the reigning champ of social media. It’s the Muhammad Ali in a ring full of static images and text posts, and it’s not stepping down from the throne anytime soon. But here’s the kicker: creating video content that doesn’t look like it was shot on a potato can be a Herculean task. Enter Magic Design for Video, the tool that’s about to make you feel like Steven Spielberg, minus the years of film school.

Think of Magic Design for Video as your personal video editor on steroids. You feed it some basic ingredients—images, clips, even a simple text prompt like “New Product Launch”—and it whips up a video that’s ready for the red carpet. And by red carpet, we mean the feeds of Instagram, TikTok, and whatever new platform the kids are using these days.

How does it work? The AI takes your input and goes to town, selecting the right clips, adding transitions, and even syncing everything to a soundtrack that makes your content pop. It’s like having a full production team working around the clock, except this one doesn’t take coffee breaks or argue about which filter to use.

Suggested Use: Quick Video Posts for Platforms Like Instagram and TikTok

Imagine being able to create quick, engaging video posts for Instagram Stories or TikTok challenges without having to spend hours editing software. Got a new product dropping? Use Magic Design for Video to create a hype reel in seconds. Running a limited-time offer? Whip up a quick video that screams, “Don’t miss out!” and watch the likes—and sales—roll in. The applications are endless, and the time-saving benefits are through the roof. With Magic Design for Video, you can churn out high-quality video content faster than you can say “action,” leaving you more time to engage with your audience and, you know, maybe even clock out early for once.

Magic Switch: The Ultimate Format Shapeshifter

Ever find yourself staring at a killer Facebook post and thinking, “If only I could turn this into an Instagram Story without having to start from scratch”? Well, consider your wish granted. Meet Magic Switch, the tool that’s about to become the quick-change artist of your social media strategy

Magic Switch is like the chameleon of design software. It takes your existing content and, with a click of a button, morphs it into a completely different format. We’re talking about going from a Facebook post to an Instagram Story, a tweet to a Pinterest pin, or even a LinkedIn article to a YouTube thumbnail. And it does it all faster than you can say “platform optimization.” But wait, there’s more. Magic Switch doesn’t just change the dimensions; it also adapts the layout, the text, and even the visual elements to fit the new format. It’s like having a personal stylist who knows exactly how to tailor your content for each platform’s unique vibe.

Suggested Use: A Social Media Wardrobe Change Without the Hassle

Imagine the time you’ll save not having to recreate the wheel every time you want to cross-post content. With Magic Switch, you can take that eye-catching Facebook ad and instantly transform it into a swipe-up-worthy Instagram Story. Or take the key points from your latest blog post and turn them into a carousel of LinkedIn slides, all without breaking a sweat or opening another design tool.

The bottom line? Magic Switch lets you maximize your content’s reach without maxing out your
workload. It’s like having a Swiss Army knife in your social media toolkit, ready to adapt at a
moment’s notice.

Magic Grab: The Photo Editor of Your Dreams

Let’s be real: Editing photos can sometimes feel like you’re trying to untangle a set of earbuds that have been at the bottom of your bag for a week—frustrating, time-consuming, and downright infuriating. But what if I told you there’s a tool that turns this tangled mess into a walk in the park? Enter Magic Grab, the photo editor that’s so intuitive you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

Magic Grab is like the magician’s wand of photo editing. With a few simple clicks, you can move subjects within your photos, edit individual elements, and even update text. Yes, you read that right—text. Got a typo in a screenshot or a photo of a document? Magic Grab lets you correct it faster than you can say “autocorrect fail.”

Suggested Use: Photo Editing Without the Migraine

Think about all those times you had a near-perfect photo, but something was just a tad off. Maybe the subject was too far to the left, or perhaps you wanted to remove an object that was photo bombing your otherwise pristine background. With Magic Grab, you can make these adjustments with the ease of peeling a banana. No need to dive into complex editing software that has more buttons than your grandma’s remote control.

And let’s not forget about text. Whether it’s updating the date on an event photo or correcting a typo in a meme, Magic Grab lets you tweak text within your images without having to start from square one. It’s like having a mini copy editor built into your photo editor.

In a nutshell, Magic Grab takes the migraine out of photo editing, leaving you with more time to engage with your audience and less time screaming at your computer screen.

Magic Expand: No More Awkward Cropping

Picture this: You’ve got the perfect photo. The lighting is just right, everyone’s smiling, and not a hair is out of place. But there’s one tiny problem—it’s not the right size for your social media post. You try to crop it, but now it looks like you’ve got a floating head in the frame. Enter Magic Expand, the tool that’s about to make awkward cropping as obsolete as floppy disks

Magic Expand is like the fairy godmother of photo editing. With a wave of its metaphorical wand, it can extend the borders of your image, filling in the gaps with content that matches the existing background. It’s like having a photo that magically grows to fit your needs without distorting the original elements

Suggested Use: Just a Few Clicks and Your Image is Social Media-Ready

Think about all the times you’ve had to scrap a great photo because it didn’t fit the dimensions of a specific platform. With Magic Expand, those days are over. Whether you’re looking to turn a portrait photo into a landscape or simply need to extend the background to fit a new format, Magic Expand has got you covered.

And the best part? It’s as easy as pie. No need to fiddle with clone stamps or gradient tools. With a few clicks, your image is ready to go viral. It’s like having a tailor who specializes in photos, making sure everything you post is a perfect fit.

In short, Magic Expand lets you focus on what really matters: creating content that resonates with your audience without getting bogged down by the nitty-gritty of photo editing.

Magic Morph: Your Designs, But Better

Let’s face it: sometimes your designs need a little extra oomph, a dash of pizzazz, and a sprinkle of wow factor. You could spend hours tinkering with fonts, colors, and effects, or you could let Magic Morph do the heavy lifting. Think of it as giving your designs a makeover but without the beauty vlogger drama or the endless palette swatches.

Magic Morph is like the personal stylist of your design toolkit. Give it a simple prompt—say, “Make this text look festive”—and watch as it transforms your plain-Jane text into a holiday-themed spectacle. It’s not just for text, either. Shapes, icons, and even entire layouts can be morphed into something new and exciting, all with a few keystrokes.

Suggested Use: Adding Pizzazz to Your Posts

Imagine being able to add thematic elements to your posts in seconds. Got a Christmas campaign coming up? Use Magic Morph to add snowflakes and holly to your text. Running a summer sale? A prompt like “Make it sunny” could turn your basic shapes into suns, beach balls, and palm trees.

The beauty of Magic Morph is its simplicity. You don’t need to be a design guru to make eye-catching posts. A simple prompt can turn your everyday content into thumb-stopping masterpieces. It’s like having a secret weapon in your social media arsenal, ready to dazzle your audience at a moment’s notice.

In essence, Magic Morph allows you to elevate your designs effortlessly, making your posts more engaging and visually appealing without the need for a degree in graphic design.

Magic Edit: The Quick Fixer-Upper

Ever find yourself staring at an almost-perfect image and thinking, “If only I could change that one little thing”? Maybe it’s the color of a shirt, the background scenery, or even the time of day depicted. Well, with Magic Edit, you can make those changes quicker than you can say “Photoshop who?”

Magic Edit is like the handyman of your design toolkit, equipped to tackle all those little (or big) fixes you need. Want to change the color of an object? Easy. Need to swap out the background? No problem. With a simple written prompt, Magic Edit gets to work, transforming your image in a matter of seconds. It’s like having a genie in a bottle but for your designs.

Suggested Use: Last-Minute Changes to Social Media Visuals

We’ve all been there—your post is scheduled to go live in an hour, and you notice something that needs tweaking. Maybe it’s a date that’s changed, or perhaps the client wants a different background. Normally, you’d be scrambling to make these edits, but with Magic Edit, it’s a
breeze.

Just type in your prompt, like “Change the background to a beach scene,” and watch as Magic Edit does the heavy lifting. No need to go back and forth with complicated editing software. It’s like having a pit crew for your social media posts, getting you back on track in record time.
In short, Magic Edit is your go-to for quick, complex edits that would otherwise eat up your time and patience. It’s the tool you didn’t know you needed but won’t be able to live without.

Magic Media: Your Imagination, Materialized

Why settle for stock photos that everyone and their grandma are using when you can create your own custom visuals? Welcome to the world of Magic Media, where your imagination is the only limit. Think of it as having a team of artists at your fingertips, ready to bring your vision to life—minus the berets and paint smudges, of course.

Magic Media is like the 3D printer of the digital design world. Give it a text prompt, and it generates a custom image or video that fits your needs. Want a photo of a beach at sunset? Just type it in. Need a short video clip of a bustling city? Consider it done. It’s that simple.

Suggested Use: Custom Visuals, No Art Degree Required

Imagine the freedom of creating custom visuals without the hassle of searching through stock libraries or hiring a graphic designer. With Magic Media, you can generate unique images and videos that perfectly align with your brand’s voice and message.

Let’s say you’re running a campaign about sustainability. Instead of using generic images of a recycling bin, you could type in a prompt like “Show a world made of recycled materials,” and Magic Media will generate a custom visual that nails your message.

The beauty of Magic Media is its ease of use. You don’t need to be a Picasso or Spielberg to create stunning visuals. A simple prompt is all it takes to produce content that not only looks good but also resonates with your audience.

In a nutshell, Magic Media gives you the power to create like a pro, without the need for any artistic skills. It’s like having a creative department in your pocket, ready to go whenever inspiration strikes.

Magic Animate: Bring Your Designs to Life

In the fast-scrolling world of social media, capturing attention is like catching lightning in a bottle. You’ve got mere seconds to make an impression. So, how do you make your audience stop scrolling and start engaging? The answer is motion, and Magic Animate is your ticket to the animation express. Think of it as adding hot sauce to your content—it’s about to get spicy!

Magic Animate is like the choreographer for your designs. With a single click, it can add animations and transitions that make your content pop, sizzle, and dance across the screen. Whether it’s a text that zooms in, a photo that fades, or an icon that bounces, Magic Animate
has got you covered.

Suggested Use: Stop the Scroll, Start the Engagement

Imagine being able to animate your posts without having to learn complicated software or hire a motion graphics designer. With Magic Animate, you can add that extra flair to your content right within your usual design workflow.

Running a flash sale? Use Magic Animate to make your discount percentages bounce in excitement. Launching a new product? Have it slide into the frame for that grand entrance. The possibilities are endless, and the best part is it’s as easy as clicking a button.

Magic Animate also takes care of the timing, ensuring that your animations and transitions flow seamlessly. It’s like having a director and editor rolled into one, fine-tuning your content to make sure it not only looks good but also performs well.

In summary, Magic Animate allows you to elevate your social media game by adding a layer of interactivity and excitement to your posts. It’s the dash of pizzazz that your content has been missing.

Magic Write

The Copywriting Assistant You Always Wanted: You know the drill. You’ve got the perfect image and the ideal layout, but when it comes to crafting that killer caption or headline, you’re staring at a blinking cursor on a blank screen. Writer’s block is real, and it’s a productivity killer. Enter Magic Write, the copywriting assistant you didn’t know you needed but won’t be able to live without.

Magic Write is like the Shakespeare of the digital age but without the confusing Old English. Give it a simple prompt, and it’ll generate a first draft faster than you can say, “To be or not to be.” But it doesn’t stop there. Magic Write also refines your text, ensuring it aligns with your brand’s unique voice. It’s like having an editor on standby, 24/7.

Suggested Use: Crafting Compelling Captions

Imagine being able to generate captions that not only fit your visuals but also resonate with your audience—all without breaking a sweat. With Magic Write, you can say goodbye to generic, uninspiring text and hello to captions that captivate.

Launching a new product? Use Magic Write to craft a caption that not only describes the product but also evokes emotion. Running a contest? Let Magic Write generate a call-to-action that gets people clicking. The tool is versatile, efficient, and, most importantly, effective.

The beauty of Magic Write lies in its simplicity. You don’t need to be a wordsmith to craft compelling copy. A simple prompt is all it takes to produce text that not only looks good but also performs well.

In essence, Magic Write is your secret weapon for turning mundane captions into magnetic messages that draw people in and keep them engaged.

Canva Shield: Design with Peace of Mind

In today’s digital landscape, security isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. As you unleash your creativity with all these AI-powered tools, you might wonder, “Is my data safe?” With Canva Shield, you can put those worries to bed. Think of it as the Fort Knox for your designs—impenetrable, secure, and utterly reliable.

Canva Shield isn’t just a feature; it’s a commitment. A commitment to ensuring that your creative
process is as secure as it is seamless. It offers a robust collection of safety, privacy, and security
controls designed to give you, your team, and your organization peace of mind while creating
content.

Suggested Use: Ensuring Secure and Responsible Use of AI Tools

In a nutshell, it means you can focus on what you do best—creating killer content—without losing sleep over data breaches or unauthorized access.

Let’s say you’re working on a campaign that’s top secret. With Canva Shield, you can restrict access to your designs, ensuring that only authorized team members can view or edit them. And if you’re dealing with sensitive data, Canva Shield’s stringent built-in safety and security controls ensure that your information remains confidential.

But Canva Shield goes beyond just keeping your data safe; it also ensures responsible AI usage. If you’re concerned about how AI technologies might be learning from your content, Canva Shield gives you the option to opt-in or out, putting you in the driver’s seat of your data’s destiny.

In summary, Canva Shield offers a secure environment that enables you to unleash your creativity without compromising on safety. It’s like having a personal bodyguard for your designs, ensuring they’re well-protected while you focus on making them fabulous.

Conclusion: Unleash Your Creativity, The Smart Way

In the fast-paced world of social media, standing still is not an option. You’ve got to adapt, innovate, and captivate—and you’ve got to do it fast. With Canva’s Magic Studio suite, you’re not just keeping up; you’re staying ahead of the game. From design to video, from text to transitions, these AI-powered tools are your secret weapons for creating content that not only looks good but also performs exceptionally well.

Imagine a world where you can turn a blank page into a visual masterpiece, a simple prompt into a compelling video, and a mundane caption into a magnetic message—all without breaking a sweat. That’s not just magic; that’s Magic Studio.

So, whether you’re a one-person show or managing a team of creatives, Magic Studio offers a range of features designed to make your life easier and your content better. And with Canva Shield, you can do it all with the peace of mind that your data is as secure as Fort Knox.

It’s time to stop imagining what you could create and start experiencing what you can create. Magic Studio is not just a tool; it’s your partner in crafting content that resonates, captivates, and, most importantly, converts.

So go ahead, unleash your creativity—the smart way.

Jonathan Mast @jonathan2
Jonathan Mast is a seasoned digital marketing expert and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience in the industry. Throughout his career, he has helped hundreds of businesses generate thousands of qualified leads and increase their online presence through effective digital marketing strategies.

In addition to his expertise in digital marketing, Jonathan has spoken internationally on sales, marketing, and leveraging AI tools. Jonathan specializes in helping service companies be found, make connections, and create new opportunities online.

With over 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, Jonathan has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with his clients.

Throughout his career, Jonathan has consistently demonstrated a dedication to staying up-to-date on the latest trends and techniques in digital marketing, allowing him to provide his clients with the most effective and timely strategies to help them grow their businesses. His dedication to helping businesses succeed has made him a sought-after resource in the industry, and his expertise has helped countless companies grow and thrive.

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Wow, what a detailed breakdown of Canva’s new AI-assisted magic features.

Thank you for providing such a thorough explanation as to how to best use these features. I also just learned about Canva Shield to protect sensitive information or just restrict access to works in progress.

Thank you, Jonathan Mast!

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