How to Make Animated Posts in Canva

HEY! With social media marketing and content being a huge resource, we are always looking for ways to stand out and be creative. If you have seen animated posts on social media they definitely are more eye catching than many of the simple picture/graphic posts.

So today I am going to walk you through the steps to create animated posts, I’ll even do a multiple page one so you can really stand out on social media.

So first thing you need to log in to your Canva account, if you don’t have one check out the link for a free Canva Pro trial.

For this one I used a blank Instagram post template, but depending on what you are creating your design for you can use any blank template to get started.

Once you have your blank template the first thing you need to do is figure out what graphics you want. You can click on elements and then search for swirl animated. There are a ton of options so you can choose a few that would look good together. I’m going to try this one in this corner, this one in the other corner, and we can put this one on the bottom

So we have graphics on our post, now we need to add some text.

You can come over here and click text, I’m going to add a heading and a subheading and enlarge them both.

For my heading I actually want to add a curve to it, so with your heading selected go up to the top and click effects, and then you will see near the bottom, under shape it says curve. Once you add the effect you can adjust to actual curve using this bar.

Now that I have my text and graphics the way I want I am going to add some animations to my entire page. So click off of the text box and click animate. At the top it will say page animations and you can choose whichever one you like best. I’m going to go with stomp.

So now that we have a page animation we can actually add animations to each of our text boxes. So we can start with our heading, click on the heading and than click animate. It should show text animations but if it doesn’t you can just scroll over. For this one I’m going to choose bounce.

And you can do the exact same thing for your subheading, you can choose whichever animation you like.

So that’s it for this first page. I’m going to add a second page, you can either click this button up here or click add page down here.  Since I already have my YouTube thumbnail for this video I’m going to use that.

I’m going to grab that from my uploads and add that in. I don’t like the pointed edges so Im actually going to use a grid to create rounded edges.

So now that I have that I want to make it pop a little more, so Im actually going to copy it and just change the color. So now that we have a color that matches I just need to place it where I want and move it backward.

So lets add a heading. Click on text, add heading. And I’m just going to type Canva Tutorial.

So this is all I want for this page, now time to animate.

So we can do a page animation first, click animate and choose whichever option that you like.

Now that we have that let’s add an animation to our text like we did on the first page. I’m going to stick with bounce.

So now we have a 2 page post, and it’s time to download. So when we are downloading I’m actually going to change what they recommend and download it as a GIF.

And thats it, we have our animated post that we are ready to put up on social media! It was super easy to make, and this one was very basic, you can get creative with background colors or images and more text. Get as creative and fancy as you want. I’m sure you’re feeling ready to start creating all kinds of animated posts, so have fun.

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