Oh, Canva. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways …
While the easy-to-use, open-source graphic design platform has grown in popularity, most are unfamiliar with the site’s video capabilities. In this post, we’ll demonstrate how to use the platform’s video editing tools while also providing five tips to improve the quality of your videos.
Let’s dive in.
Don’t Reinvent the Wheel – Use a Template
Canva offers hundreds of free video templates that incorporate beautiful design and video elements. Browse and select a template that is right for your brand. Begin by identifying which platform you will be sharing the video on. Remember: templates for Facebook will be different than those for Instagram Stories, etc. Watch the video below to learn more.
Add Visual Interest with Elements
Elements are an easy way to add visual interest to any video. Canva elements include shapes, lines, illustrations, frames, grids, stickers, charts and can be static or animated. Watch the video below to learn more.
Make Your Videos Pop with Royalty-Free Music
Canva now offers a wide selection of royalty-free music that can be added and adjusted to fit the length of your video. Watch the video below to learn more.
Upload Your Own Media
Users can add their own videos to their Canva library, just like images. Pro Tip: When uploading media to your design, we recommend using Grids, which act like a frame for you to drop media into. In terms of composition, grids can be used to resize images, place or arrange multiple images together, as well as crop images. Grids are also incredibly useful for enhancing images and applying filters. Watch the video below to learn more.
Use Pages to Make Easy Slideshow Videos
Whether you’re making a sponsor reel for your next gala or showing off a new fall collection, Pages in Canva allow you to add animated elements and text to a slideshow. Watch the video below to learn more.
The great thing about Canva is that, like many open-source tools, it continues to grow its asset library and editing features. We encourage you to try it out, experiment, and see what amazing videos you can create. When you do, tag us or use the hashtag #ScooterHelpedMeMakeThis to be featured on our social channels.
Now, get creative!