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Honors Human Geography: Development and Justice: Infographic Tricks

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  1. Choose Elements from the left side menu in Canva.
  2. Choose a shape from "Lines and Shapes"
  3. Click on the newly added box to select it, and then click on the color box above the work area to bring up the color selection menu on the left side. Choose your color! (It may be helpful to choose one of the palate colors Canva has supplied for the background photo.)
  4. Select the "faded checkerboard" icon indicated in the photo below to bring up the transparency selector. (If your window is not sufficiently wide, this icon may be hidden, and you will need to click on the three vertical dots first to open the menu containing the transparency selector.)

Stages of viewing an infographic.

  1. Your large text and images will catch the reader's attention:
  2. As they move closer, your medium text (headings) and other images will increase the reader's interest, give them an idea of the subject matter your infographic will cover, and will finish drawing the reader in:
  3. Last, but certainly not least, the reader will come close enough to read your smaller, explanatory text: