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Forget Powerpoint! Design stunning presentations that engage your audience with Canva's free presentation software.

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Become a visual communicator

Do you need to create presentations at work or school? Great design can help your ideas stand out and improve readability – honing your ability to become a great communicator.

Canva’s free presentation software gives you access to hundreds of beautifully designed layouts to create presentations on any topic. Simply choose the perfect images, fonts and colors to make your presentation relay your message with gusto! Your friends and colleagues won’t believe how ridiculously good your presentations look. We even have a collection of stunning presentation ideas if you’re stuck for inspiration.

How to make a presentation

  1. Launch Canva

    Open up Canva and log in or sign up for a new account using your email, Google or Facebook profile. Search for “Presentations” to start designing.

  2. Browse professional presentation templates

    Explore Canva’s wide range of presentation templates in various styles and themes. Choose from creative presentations, startup decks, business, marketing and education slides and more.

  3. Customize your design

    Upload your own photos, logo and other branding elements. Add as many slides as you want. Use the animation feature to make images and text appear on each slide in creative ways.

  4. Make your slides stand out

    Browse millions of images and elements, experiment with layouts, find the right font combination and color scheme for your presentation. Add animations, videos and music for a truly engaging presentation.

  5. Present with flair

    Try out the various presentation modes and features on Canva. Choose from standard presentation, presenter mode, video recording. Or, on bad hair days, choose an audio-only video presentation mode. Save your slides as a PDF for handouts, export them as PowerPoint .pptx files, or turn them into an interactive website!

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Use images from our professional stock library or upload your own

Our amazing library of over 1 million stock images, graphics and illustrations will enhance your presentation and make it look more professional. Many of these images are free while premium images are never more than $1 each.

It’s free to customize your presentation with your own images. Once you upload them into Canva’s free presentation software you can use them as many times as you like.

Brand your presentation for work

Upload your company logo, save your company colors and choose from over 120 fonts to brand your presentation for work. You can share with your branded presentation with your colleagues so they can use it as a layout to create their own presentation in Canva.

Choose from professionally designed layouts or create your own

We’re proud of our extensive library of layouts which make it amazingly easy to create professional presentations with ease. You can use our selection of presentation layouts as many times as you like or create your own unique layout by duplicating an existing design.

Need to make some last-minute edits to your presentation? We’ve got your back! You can access all of your designs on the web, from any laptop or computer. Bring all your designs even while you’re on the go by downloading our free iOS and Android apps from the App Store and Google Play.

Collaborate with your team in real-time

Whether you’re creating a presentation for the boardroom or the classroom, creating and collaborating on presentations with Canva is simple. To create a team, simply choose those who you would like to collaborate with and once the invitation is accepted you can instantly start creating your presentation together. Play with illustrations, colors, leave comments, and resolve suggestions all within the Canva editor. Teamwork is made easier with Canva’s presentation tool.

FAQ

To create great presentation slides, aim for clarity, concision and visual appeal. Make an outline before you create each slide so that you know what should go on it. Don’t overcrowd the slides with text or data. Keep bullet point lists to three points.

A good presentation should include:

  • A “hook” or emotionally compelling beginning
  • An introduction of the problem you’re trying to solve
  • A unique solution you’ve come up with
  • Visuals that support your message

A good presentation should be efficient, engaging, and memorable.

A well-designed presentation reflects your mastery of the topic and commitment to getting your message across in a simple and readable manner. Great presentation design showcases a positive first impression which increases your presentation’s success in engaging an audience.

To create a five-minute presentation, you must plan to have about five to six slides and spend roughly one minute on each slide. There should be a Title, Author, or Introduction slide, a Problem Description or an Outline slide, an Analysis or Proposed Solutions slide, and a Summary or Conclusion slide.

You may follow this slide order or you can add more slides as you decrease the time spent on each slide. Focus on the main idea you wish to communicate and plan out what you wish to say during the presentation.

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