This is a tutorial post to show you exactly how to create an amazing promotional flip graphic in Canva using their animation feature! This can be done in Canva Pro or Free Canva!
I love flip graphics! It’s such an amazing and attention grabbing way to show off your digital products, including your lead magnets. In case you’re wondering exactly what a “flip graphic” is… it looks like this:
You can do this easily using Canva – either free or pro version. Currently this feature is in Beta so new features and tools may be added or removed from the GIF settings.
Let’s jump right in!
Step One: Create Your Graphic
You’ll start by creating a graphic that shows off one page (or the cover) of your product. You can also use a template, of course.
In case you’re wondering, my DIYDesign Creators Vault contains new promotional graphics every single month! For this example, the template I’m using was from the March drop.
Anyway, regardless of if you use a template or not, your design should be completed and showing off your product in some way before moving to the next step.
You could use an iPad or e-reader device to show off pages of a workbook or you can use a computer screen. Get creative!
Step Two: Duplicate the Page as Many Times as You Need
Again, it’s important you get that first image exactly how you want it because the next pages need to be an exact duplicate. Duplicate the page as many times as you need by selecting the “copy page” option.
Step Three: Swap Out The Page On Each Image
Each “page” of the design should be an exact copy except for the page being featured on the image.
You can even replace the pages with some words if you’d like.
Once you have each page completed, it’ll look something like this:
Notice how each page is exactly the same except for the image on the screen.
Download your project as a GIF
You’ll select the download option and choose “GIF” this way it’ll automatically flip through all the pages on repeat.
Your finally project should look like this:
NOTE: Currently there is no way to increase the speed of the GIF inside of Canva. You will notice when you download the GIF- it moves extremely slow.
There IS a way to increase the speed though! Just go to EZ GIF Speed Changer and upload your GIF from Canva. Then, you’ll see your GIF on the page and below it you’ll be able to adjust the speed. I chose 500% of current speed for this image.
Once you click “Change speed” you’ll notice a preview of it below. You can add or decrease the percentage until you get the desired speed you want. Once you like it, scroll below the preview and click on “Save” – the file should automatically download to your computer.
Attention grabbing graphics in just a few steps!
Flip graphics make great ads, images on a sales page, social media promotion and so much more. You can even create ads to promote your products and lead magnets!
I hope you have fun creating these, they are one of my favorite graphics to create!
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