Canva is a free editor with versions for PC and Android and iPhone (iOS) phones that lets you create arts online. The tool has the option to create animated stories and share on social networks such as Instagram or Facebook. Just choose a template as the basis for the story layout, and then select the animated stickers you want from the Canva gallery.
In the following tutorial, learn how to use the Canva app to create animated images and share on Instagram Stories. The application runs straight from the browser and can be used on Windows, Linux and macOS PCs.
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Learn how to use Canva to create animated stories for Instagram Photo: Helito Beggiora / dnetc
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Step 1. Visit the Canva website and log in to your account. To do this, press "Enter" in the upper right corner of the page. If necessary, create a free registration with the option "Register";
Log in or sign up for Canva Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Now select the search field and search for "your story";
Browse Story Models Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. In the left side column, select the template you want and click on it to edit it;
Choose your desired model Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 4. The chosen template will be opened in the editor. Select a text to change the content. The formatting options are located on the panel just above;
Editing model text Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 5. You can change the color of the figures, background, margins and other elements. To do this, just click on the desired item and choose the color in the upper left corner;
Changing model colors Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 6. To change the photos of the template, go to the "Uploads" tab on the left side and select "Upload an image". Upload the desired image and, after upload, click and drag to the desired location in the template;
Uploaded photos to use on model Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 7. Animated stickers can be added on the "Elements" tab. Press "All" to the right of "Stickers" to see all options. That done, tick the sticker you want to use;
Adding stickers to model Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 8. You can move stickers and objects by dragging with the mouse. The buttons that appear in the corners of the rectangle serve to increase or decrease the size and to rotate;
Moving and resizing stickers Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 9. After making the desired editions, open the Canva app on your mobile phone and log in to your account. Select the second tab at the bottom of the screen and tap on the template you just edited. With the image open, tap the share button in the upper right corner and select Instagram;
Sharing Canva-created template by cellphone Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Step 10. On Instagram, tap "Your Story" in the bottom left corner to add the photo directly to your story, or "Send To" to select specific friends.
Posting animated image on Instagram Stories Picture: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora
Take advantage of tips for using the Canva app to create animated images for your Instagram stories and other social networks.
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