Hi guys! I have a new tutorial for you. 🙂 Have you always wanted to post a pretty picture and add a caption but you don’t want to cover any part of the photo? Or are you like me who always go googly eyes at the instax cameras but you know you can never get it because if you had the money you’d rather get something nice that you can use for your blog, so instead you create polaroid-like images which you then print? (Shhh #hacks)
What I’ll be showing you today is how we can achieve that same look using Canva. This one is created from scratch so no need to worry if some elements are free or not.
Techniques we’ll be learning today:
- creating a polaroid set-up/template
- creating tape
- slanted text
So let’s get this started.
1. Open Canva.
2. Select the size you want to make (I use instagram).
3. Once a new tab with your blank canvas is open, go to elements (left-most tabs) and choose a single square among the grids. Make sure that it has a ‘field and sky’ background.
It would be easier to create this by selecting a picture directly but doing it this way would be more efficient if you want to keep the template so that you can just change the image next time.
4. Next select a picture by searching for a keyword or uploading your own (upload button on the left-most tabs).
5. Drag the image into place. It will automatically fit the frame but you can go ahead and fix the scale and positioning (click the image and options will show up on top of the work area).
6. Next let’s add some text. Click Text.
7. You can choose between the heading, subheading, and body options but personally I use whatever because you can always resize it. Font styles also plays a factor if a text is legible or not.
You can also choose among the paired and arranged fonts available. For this tutorial, I found one which I think will fit well with what I was aiming for.
8. After clicking, it will appear in the center, so position it where you want it to go.
9. Ungroup the several text lines so you’ll have freedom where to place each one (upper right button).
10. Get the text into a slant by clicking on the rotate button below the text and dragging sideways.
11. Next we’re adding the tape (I know, I have this process on backwards because I totally forgot about the wall, that I need another square to separate the polaroid from the wall).
Go to elements. Choose shapes and click on a plain square (it didn’t load properly on mine but it’s the first one among the squares).
12. Resize it by dragging on the handles aka dots on the corners. Position at the top of the image (or where you want it to go).
13. Make it translucent by clicking on the transparency button at the top right and dragging the slider to the desired transparency.
14. Now let’s add another square to separate the polaroid from the wall (now I’ve realized because it looks off). Select the same square.
15. Place the new square at the back of all the elements by clicking on position (top right button) and click backwards several times.
16. Change the color of the wall so the polaroid will stand out.
17. Change colors and sizes of the other elements until everything looks perfect.
And there you have it! Don’t forget to save and download. 🙂
Tag me in your creations? xo