How to Animate an Image in Canva (Instant Animation)
Written by Casey Botticello
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Did you know that over 8 billion videos are watched on Facebook every day? Or that GIFs are currently shared 2x more than .JPEGs or .PNGs? With these stats alone, it’s clear 2021 has been a big year for animated content creators and it’s time you get a piece of the action. This Canva tutorial will teach you how to animate an image in Canva, in just a few, simple steps!
For the purposes of this Canva tutorial, we will be recreating the animation seen below, although any image can be animated.
Steps Animate an Image with Canva
1. Add Static Elements to Your Page
The first step in creating an animated image in Canva is creating the image itself, using various static elements. For the purposes of this example I added several elements.
First, I added some sample text:
Next I added an “element” which was an illustration of a book cover (if you want to find the same image, search for “book cover” in Canva elements):
Next I added several more elements to my design. These included an arrow, stars, and odd doodles (if you want to find the same images, search for “doodle” or “arrow” in Canva elements):
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