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How to create animated posts for social networks with Canva | Publishers

Creating animated posts for social networks can be done in Canva. The online service offers publication templates with animated visual elements for free. The platform allows users to change art phrases, add personal images and other effects. The ideal procedure for people who want to create celebratory posts, send special messages or produce attention-grabbing banners. The finished file can be downloaded for free (with Canva watermark) in MP4 format and later shared on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and on messengers like WhatsApp.

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Check out, in the following tutorial, how to create art for social networks and messengers with animations using Canva.

Animated art for social networks created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Animated art for social networks created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

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Step 1. Access Canva and click on the "Register" button to create an account on the service. If you are already a user, log in;

When to view the login options for the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen to view the login options for the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When to view the login options for the Canva online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 2. Create your account by importing your data from Google or Facebook. The platform also allows you to enter data manually using an email address and setting a password;

Choosing an option to register for the Canva online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaChoosing an option to register for the Canva online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Choosing an option to register for the Canva online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 3. Click on the "Animated Social Media" option to view the animated models of arts for social networks;

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Action to view arts with animated elements on the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 4. Click on one of the presented templates so that it is opened in the editing tool in the central part of the screen;

Action to open an animated art model for social networks in the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaAction to open an animated art model for social networks in the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Action to open an animated art model for social networks in the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 5. Click on the text areas to change the phrases with the messages you want. After selecting the texts, type new phrases;

When editing phrases in an animated art template for social networks from the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen editing phrases in an animated art template for social networks from the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When editing phrases in an animated art template for social networks from the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 6. After typing your message, use the text formatting tools at the top of the screen. Through them, it is possible to change the font size, colors, formatting, font type and other details;

Options to edit text in arts created on the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaOptions to edit text in arts created on the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Options to edit text in arts created on the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 7. Use the menu on the left side of the screen to select the "Uploads" option. This tool allows you to add computer images to Canva using the "Upload an Image or video" button. After uploading, click on the image to add it to the model being edited;

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When to insert personal images into a Canva social media art template Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 8. Resize the image using the white dots. To do this, click and drag these points inward. You can drag the photo to a specific point on the model, as in the image below;

When to resize an image in an art model for social networks in the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen to resize an image in an art model for social networks in the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When to resize an image in an art model for social networks in the online service Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 9. You can also add new elements with animations by selecting the "Elements" menu option. Then, under "Stickers", click on "See all";

When to view animated elements to add to a Canva social media art template Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen to view animated elements to add to a Canva social media art template Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When to view animated elements to add to a Canva social media art template Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 10. Click on the animated sticker to add it to your artwork. Use the same procedure as above to resize the element in the model;

When adding an animated element to a social media art created with Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin CostaWhen adding an animated element to a social media art created with Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

When adding an animated element to a social media art created with Canva Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa

Step 11. When you are satisfied, click on the arrow cone on the tool bar at the top of the screen;

When viewing the download option for an art created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaWhen viewing the download option for an art created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

When viewing the download option for an art created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

Step 12. To download the art for free, click on the option "Download a free watermarked draft" and wait for the download screen.

When downloading an art created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin CostaWhen downloading an art created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

When downloading an art created with the online service Canva Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa

After downloading the file to the computer it can be sent to social networks and messengers. Use the tip to create posts and messages that attract attention on your social networks and messengers.

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