Put your brand front and center with Canva’s free online banner maker. Give your social media profiles a sleek and professional look with a few clicks.

Making an online banner with Canva is easy. Whether you’re wanting to dress up your Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or LinkedIn profile, our drag-and-drop editor allows you to customize thousands of free banner templates to match your brand’s visual identity—you choose the layout, colors, font, and images. And with preset template sizes for every online platform, you’ll get the perfect dimensions every time.

How to make a banner

  1. Launch Canva

    Launch Canva on desktop or mobile. If you’re a new user, just sign up with your Facebook or Google account. If you’ve been here before, log in and search for “Banners” to get started.

  2. Choose a template

    Explore Canva’s wide range of banner templates for various needs in different styles and themes. Click on the template and start designing.

  3. Customize your banner in mere minutes

    Found the right template but want to make a few adjustments? Simple. With a few clicks, you can edit the text, swap out fonts and try out different color combinations for the perfect banner design.

  4. Get creative with design ingredients

    You’ll find all the design elements you need to create the perfect banner. Explore images, illustrations, icons, logos, fonts, shapes, lines, graphs, and more. Go wild; you can always edit later.

  5. Download or share

    Save your design as a PDF, JPG or PNG file ready to print or share online. Go back and edit your design any time.

Create your own banner

Instantly upload your brand assets

You’ve worked hard to build your business, and Canva’s online banner maker is here to help you communicate your brand story to the world. Upload your own images and logos then easily drag-and-drop them into any banner template. You can customize your banner further by finding your brand colors in the editor and using them in any of your designs.

Create pixel-perfect banners

Forget that a Facebook Cover Photo is 851 x 315 pixels or that your Twitter Banner needs to be 1500 x 500 px. With Canva’s banner maker, you can browse and customize your web banner for any platform, and instantly download high-resolution graphics in any format (JPEG, PNG, PDF).

Digital marketing made easy and affordable

Online banners are the first thing your audience sees when clicking onto your profile, so it’s important to make a lasting first impression. With thousands of sleek templates in preset dimensions, 2 million royalty-free images, and easy drag-and-drop functions, designing a custom online banner is easy and time-efficient with our banner creator. Once you’ve created a banner you’re happy with, easily repurpose your design for other online platforms within a few clicks.

Create a team and collaborate

Lacking inspiration or need a second opinion for your banner? Easy! With Canva’s banner maker you can create a team and collaborate together on your banner design. Create together from anywhere in the world, on any device in real-time. Adjust colors, leave comments, resolve suggestions, and create a stunning banner together with your Canva team.


A good web banner includes a few key elements:

  • A headline and subtext
  • A striking image or color scheme
  • Your personal or business logo
  • A call-to-action

Be sure your images, colors and text are on-brand so that you make a lasting impression.

Each platform has its own recommended sizes for web banners. A Twitter banner is typically 1500 x 500 px, while a Tumblr banner is 3,000 x 1055 px. With the right tools, you can change the size of the banner you have to fit any platform.

Choosing the right file format for your web banner depends on its design. If your banner contains illustrations without any photos, go for a PNG. If your banner includes photos, a JPG file works best. For animated banners, a GIF usually does the job.

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