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Let your opinions be seen and heard by creating your own custom tier list for free. Whether you want to rank your favorite TV heroes, video game fighters, NFL teams, or even candies and fast food items, Canva’s tier list maker allows you to create anything from fun to professional tier list designs in minutes.

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Show off your passion and knowledge with a custom tier list

Spark passionate discussions with your friends and fellow fans by creating your own custom tier list. Use Canva’s myriad of tier list templates as a starting point. Choose a template then customize it to suit your interests, personality, and style. Then, share your tier list with all your friends and fellow fans.

How to make a tier list

  1. Choose a tier list template
    Open Canva on desktop or mobile app—no need to log in to an account to create tier lists. Choose a free template that suits your interest.
  2. Customize your tier list
    Use Canva’s free images, graphics, and videos, or you can upload your own. Using the drag-and-drop tools, customize elements like colors or crop images to zoom in on the subject.
  3. Change the colors and fonts
    Create a tier list that’s uniquely yours by customizing every part of your design. Change up the background colors or add an image as background. Choose from hundreds of free fonts and experiment with various font combinations all in a few clicks.
  4. Add more excitement to your design
    Try adding animated stickers and graphics to your design to make it pop. You can also add GIFs or upload your own.
  5. Download your tier list and share
    Once you’re satisfied with your tier list, you can download it with just one click, or share it online with all your friends and fellow fans.
Create a tier list

Rank anything and everything

Tier lists are a fun and visual way to show off your interests, passions, and even strongly-held opinions. Rank your favorite Smash Bros characters, your top pizza styles, dog breeds, and everything else you want!

Our team of graphic designers has created a collection of tier list templates to jump-start your project. Simply pick a template that’s closest to your style or subject, then use Canva’s drag-and-drop design editor to swap images or illustrations, add animated elements and text, change colors, and more. With a few clicks, you can tweak everything and create the perfect tier list.

All the design elements you need at your fingertips

Canva boasts a huge media library filled with millions of images, illustrations, icons, videos, and audio. With all of these found right within the editor, you won’t need to look far to complete your tier list design. Make your tier list as simple or as elaborate as you want by adding more graphic elements. You can also upload your own images to Canva and drag and drop them into your design. Any way you choose to do it, you’re sure to come up with a unique design that suits your taste and style.

Collaborate with your friends

Making a tier list is fun on your own but even better with friends. Discuss the merits of each character, snack, or whatever it is you’re ranking as you go along. To collaborate on your design, just click the share button and give them edit access. Now, friends from anywhere in the world can design with you, leave their comments, or create different versions of your tier list.

Share your tier list with everyone

When you’ve got everything perfect, it’s time to share your tier list with everyone! Download it as a high-resolution image file or even a video file. You can also resize your designs to fit whatever streaming or social media platform you’re on. Spark discussions by encouraging people to make their own custom tier lists and keep the conversation flowing!


The origins of a tier list are a bit scattered, but the popular tier list format we see now came from the video game community. They use tier lists as a way to rank video game characters from their favorite to least favorite, or from most powerful to least powerful. Since then, tier lists have been made to rank a wide variety of things like soda flavors, snacks, candies, football teams, and more. Tier lists are meant to be a fun way to engage with friends and fellow fans.

There’s no one way to rank a tier list but the most common ones are the alphabet or special acronyms that mean something to the fan community. The most common way to rank is using the alphabet, with A as the “highest tier” followed by B and so on.
You might also see “S” at the very top of a ranking list, which stands for “super.” You might also see more playful rankings like “god tier” at the very top and “Everything else” at the bottom. Tier lists are also typically color-coded—the colors are up to you, the creator, to customize as you want.

Since tier lists came from the video gaming community, many of whom are also streamers, you’ll see them sharing their ranking lists via video, usually before they start their game. To make a tier list video of your own, you can use our video editor. First, make a tier list then open up a new video design. Record yourself going through and discussing the reasons behind your rankings. You can also opt to make a text video instead of a recording. Our video editor is filled with different animations and styles to help you create an engaging tier list video.
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