How to use Canva to make a Facebook cover – a tutorial for beginners

Canva is an amazing platform that helps us create graphics for our social media. In this article, I will show you how it works and how you can make your own Facebook cover in just a few easy steps. After you have finished this article you will be able to do many more than just a Facebook cover.

This is not a sponsored post, I use Canva a lot for many of my graphics and I think it’s a great tool that it is worth sharing.

By the way, if you are interested I have written another tutorial where I show you how to make a Twitter header using CanvaΒ 

How to start

Let us get familiar with the interface. It’s very user-friendly and intuitive and it’s easy to create and design something for your social media things πŸ™‚

The following is a print screen from my Canva’s homepage.

canva homepage

You can use the search function Or you can click on the “Create a design” button:

showing how to create a design via canva

Haha, how do you like my hand-drawn arrow?

If you click on Create a design then you are presented with a selection of choices, like Instagram post, Instagram story, Facebook story, Facebook cover, etc.

showing different designs in canva

So let’s make a Facebook cover.

Once you click on it you are forwarded to your canvas πŸ™‚ and with a nice pre-sets selection on your left side column:

showing your canva interface

You can select any of those (Free and non-Free graphics) to create a nice cover for your Facebook page.

I chose the coffee themed one because I love coffee πŸ™‚

Once you click on your favourite graphic, then the graphic gets transferred onto the canva where you can edit it further.

Pro tip: I think Canva has a nice selection of presets so if you are a beginner you can start using their pre-designed ones before you get comfortable making your own.

So let’s see how we can edit the text on the cover:

showing how to add text in canva

As you see you have options on the top for editing the text, which you can select and edit, re-write, change the font, the colour, etc.

Once you are done, all you have to do is click the “download” button and save your graphic to your hard drive. And then you can use that graphic to update your facebook cover.

how to download your graphic

 

It really can’t get easier than that πŸ™‚

That’s pretty much the procedure and that’s how it works for most of the graphics, at least for the ones I have been making. I have been using Canva a lot to make Pinterest images and the process is pretty much the same.

If you need further help with your Canva graphics please let me know and if you need a specific tutorial you can leave me a comment. I will do my best to help you πŸ™‚

 

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