Step by Step:
> Open Canva on your desktop.
> I used a pre existing template, however you can try and recreate the search bar yourself or find one under "elements".
> Open the template (link to template I used click here).
> Choose a background image. Be creative! Can be a colour, pattern or image. DESIGN TIP: make sure it relates to the word you are using or to your brand.
> Type in the first letter of your word in the search bar and also type this | symbol on your keyboard.
> Copy the search bar (right click and copy).
> Create a new page.
> Paste the search bar (right click and paste).
> Type in the next letter of the word in front of the | symbol.
> Repeat the above 3 steps until all the letters of your word are finished. (only adding one letter each time).
> Go to download in the top right hand corner and choose animation (this is where you need a pro account) and select simple and fast make sure Movie is selected.
> Click download.
Prefer to watch a video? Then you can watch this quick and easy tutorial I recorded.
If you use this Canva technique, please tag me so I can see your creation.
New website to launch? Or maybe a new resource, course, ebook etc? Want to be able to showcase how it would look if someone was actually scrolling through it? We already know Instagram and Facebook LOVE videos and they get more engagement than photos.
Learn how to do this and make your next launch go off with a BANG!:
You will need to record your video. Open your webiste, resource (i.e. PDF) or instagram account on your phone. Next you will need to record your screen.
You will need to use Canva to create your graphic. I recommend doing this on the desktop version as it's easier to control the video. **Make sure you send your screen recording to your computer or laptop where you will be using desktop Canva.
> Open a new blank Instagram template in Canva.
> Choose a background
> Go to elements
> In the search bar type iPhone
> Choose the iPhone frame with the cloud/grass/sky image inside
> Place it on your background
> Go to Uploads > videos
> Upload your video from where you have saved it on your device
> Drag the video into the phone image
> The video will now be visible in the phone
> Style the image how you like (the video below gives you some ideas using FREE Canva elements
> To Download your video
> Choose Download
> Make sure the settings are on Video (MP4)
* If you have linked your Canva accounts on your phone app, you can save the design and then reopen it on your phone and save it directly to your camera roll. Handy if you will be posting straight to Instagram from your phone.
I take you through my above steps during this video tutorial, however I also show you a few tricks on adding some flair to your post using free Canva elements.
If you enjoyed this Canva HOW TO, let me know in the comments below OR if you would like to request a tutorial let me know!
If you use this design trick for your next launch, tag me @carlalouise_designer so I can send it some LOVE!
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