Check out this post to learn how to use Canva for your Instagram content.
Since Canva has become popular, especially among Instagrammers, I'm writing another tutorial to use for your Instagram feed and stories. We'll be showing you how to edit images with Canva so you can create beautiful collages, photo grids, and other designs in a short time.
GET SET UP WITH A FREE CANVA ACCOUNT
Ok, so now that you've already got your free Canva account set up, you're all signed up and logged in. Now what we're going to do is create some content for a new website or for an existing website.
FIRST, EXPLORE PRE-MADE TEMPLATES FOR VIDEO
Please know that I've used the search bar to just type in "video" and then start exploring templates. It works best for me and speeds things up, but you can do this if you want to just search for video templates.
MOBILE VIDEO TEMPLATES (FOR INSTAGRAM, REELS, TikTok's STORIES, ETC)
Choosing a suitable video template for your project will serve as the foundation for a successful campaign. Mobile devices have become an extension of yourself, meaning people are more likely to watch videos on their phones. These videos also work great for social media platforms like Instagram or TikTok. The video templates showcased in this post have already been created and can help you get started faster so you can improve your engagement rate and keep viewers engaged with your brand.
- Instagram/Facebook Stories
- Instagram/Facebook Ads
- Instagram Reels
- Instagram Feed
- TikTok Videos
- TikTok Ads
- Pinterest Video Pins
- and so much more
We have good news for you, once you get your templates, the whole process will be easier than signing up for Instagram.
USE CANVA TEMPLATES THAT HAVE VARIATIONS
Let me share what I like best about Canva — they have several different templates. They also have many different variations of a particular template, so for example, you might be looking for a Canva template for your TikTok or Instagram Reels or something on Snapchat.
CHANGE COLOURS AND FONTS FOR YOUR BRAND
While you can certainly just use the templates to create incredible designs, it's HIGHLY recommended that you customize the images to fit your brand (colour palette, font's, etc...). That way, your designs become more cohesive, and they just FEEL like they belong to you.
ADD IMAGES (OR STOCK PHOTOS TO MATCH YOUR BRAND)
Mix it up with Canva's huge stock image library, and make sure you check the free form shapes that are available for you. We personally use a blend of both a custom image and pre-existing images from the library to achieve our goals.
EDIT THE LENGTH OF YOUR VIDEOS AND AUDIO (USING THE TRIM TOOL)
With the latest in Canva video and audio editing, trimming your audio and video is so much more intuitive. Simply drag the edge of your clip to apply the edit, then move back and forth to preview the result. Worry less about getting. To save your Canva design as a video, click on the MP4 download tab in the top right corner of Canva. And the video will appear on your computer within minutes.
ADD ANIMATED STICKERS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A VIDEO OR AUDIO TO ADD?
You don't need sound to turn your graphics into a video.
You just have to click the animate elements section and filter by 'animated to find and discover different animated elements.
A simple but creative way to show that GIFs are a medium of storytelling, and you can share an entire video through one single post.
ANIMATE YOUR TEXT WHEN YOU WANT AN EASIER WAY TO CREATE A VIDEO
All you need to do is add your own text with animation into the template. Animating the text makes it easy to make videos without actual video content. It's ready to use for any amount of Instagram Stories, Reels, and videos you may have.
The Canva content library is teeming with beautiful images, graphics, and other assets that can help you design your store for whatever you're selling or promoting. Using these assets to schedule your Pinterest Stories, Instagram Reels, and TikTok videos makes it easier for you to create content faster
Grab our "INSTAGRAM REELS VIDEO TEMPLATES (BONUS: CANVA GUIDE" here.
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