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Create powerful ads with our free ad maker

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Create action-driven, visually impressive advertisements with Canva’s free ad creator. Make ads for Instagram, YouTube, Google Ads, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and even print platforms. It’s the easiest way to develop collateral for any ad campaign.

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Produce professional-looking ads in a snap. Our ad maker features beginner-friendly design tools and powerful ad templates. No need for fussy storyboards. Choose a template, customize, then publish. Best of all, our advertisement maker is free! It’s possible to generate beautiful ads on a budget.

Easily add logos, brand colors, and other visual cues to your template. Customize the fonts and graphic design elements to evoke your brand identity. Build a design that will stop users from scrolling and nudge them toward conversion. Canva’s ad creator is perfect for businesses big and small, and you’ll create advertising materials that will get you more customers to grow your business. Use our slogan generator(opens in a new tab or window) up to 50 times for free and unluck more with Canva Pro.

How to make an ad

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Launch Canva and search for the ad you want to create, like ads for Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, and more.

Take a look at our ad templates and select one that best fits your vision for the ad. You may also start from scratch.

Upload logos, photos, video clips, and other design elements that identify your brand. Drag and drop these to the template to layout easily.

Edit and move the graphic design elements as you see fit. Use our color picker tool to follow your brand’s hex codes. Add vectors, shapes, or stickers from our media gallery. Place a catchy and engaging call-to-action in texts styled with beautiful fonts.

Download your ad as a high-quality image or MP4 file. Then, publish it on your ad platform. You can also share your design with your teammates.
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Get the ball rolling with ad templates

Explore premade templates for all types of ads, for different industries. There’s a ready layout for every type of brand persona, and you can create advertising materials for every stage of the buyer’s journey. Start with templates for promos, deals, new arrivals, seasonal sales, brand events, cartoons(opens in a new tab or window), and more. If you need a social media video(opens in a new tab or window) ad, our ad maker offers stunning video ad templates.

Editing is effortless. Browse thousands of design elements to customize your template. Drive people to action using powerful animations and transitions. And because you can do all these in a jiffy, turnaround time is short, and you get to stick to your marketing timelines. Streamline your workflow and marketing efforts with a well-organized social media plan(opens in a new tab or window), keeping design projects on track and campaigns running smoothly.

Keep your brand image consistent

Our ad creator makes it easy to follow your brand guidelines. Upload brand assets like logos and slogans and place them onto your ad. Easily follow your brand’s official colors and hex codes using the color picker tool. Apply familiar fonts and other visual cues. If you have brand ambassadors, you can quickly add their photos to the template.

Plus, you get to reduce the back-and-forth with your team. Using Canva’s collaborative design dashboard, you and your peers can work on your advertising creative brief(opens in a new tab or window) or a single design together. Leave comments to each other and apply changes instantly.

Generate ads for all social media channels

Effortlessly design collateral for your ad campaigns on YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, X (Twitter), and more. When you make a Facebook ad, you can redesign it for Instagram, too. You’ll create a seamless brand experience wherever your customers see you. Cross-channel advertising is a breeze.

Your Canva account also saves your ad designs, so you can return and edit any time. Redesign ads for new or extended campaigns. Save multiple versions of one ad for different audience segments. Our free ad maker lets you design ads and save them all in one place.


For an ad to be effective, it must contain a clear value proposition and call to action. A value proposition is why a customer should choose you (e.g., free shipping). On the other hand, a call to action tells the customer what to do (e.g., order now). Make sure that the links lead to the right landing page, too.

To make an effective Facebook ad, take advantage of its rich targeting capabilities. Group your customers, then create different ads that target each group. Make sure that your ads are highly relevant and tailored to the audience segment.

Use our ad maker to create Instagram carousel ads quickly. Choose an Instagram carousel template and customize it. Make sure all slides have a consistent color palette, typography, and imagery. Use the first slides to grab attention. Dedicate the next few slides to offering a solution and showing results. Lastly, place a strong call to action at the end.
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