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How To Make a Booklet In Canva (Step By Step!)

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Looking to design an awesome booklet in Canva but not sure where to start? I’ve been there before!

Making a booklet in Canva can seem confusing with all the pages and elements to piece together.

I remember the first time I tried designing a booklet, I was totally lost on how to connect the pages and make it flow properly.

But with canva premade templates, it’s actually pretty simple once you know the technique! In this quick guide, I’ll walk you through step-by-step how to make a booklet in Canva using premade templates.

Whether you need a stylish eBook, cute zine, or marketing booklet, Canva has you covered.

I’ll show you how to select a template, set up your pages, arrange content, and export your booklet correctly so you end up with a professional, polished result.

Just follow along with these tips and you’ll have a stunning Canva booklet ready in no time. Let’s get started!

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How To Make a Booklet In Canva (Step By Step)

Follow the below steps to make a booklet in Canva:

1. Select a Template

Log in or sign up to the Canva website to get access to the Canva homepage.

Search for ‘Business Booklet’ from the search bar located in the middle of the Canva homepage.

Search For Your Booklet
  • Note: You can also search for ‘Education Booklet’, ‘Real Estate Booklet’, ‘Marketing Booklet’, etc according to your need.

Now Canva’s library of pre-made templates will open in front of you. Scroll through the options and click on the template that you would like to work on.

Click On A Template

Then click on the ‘Customize This Template’ button to open your design in the Canva editor.

click on customize this template

2. Customize Your Template

When the template opens in the Canva editor, start customizing each element of your template according to your liking.

a) Add Your Branding

Adding your branding to your booklet means adding the company’s logo, colors, etc.

  • Note: Before customizing your template, if you want to change the dimensions of the page then click on the ‘Resize’ button from the top toolbar. Under the ‘Custom Size’ section, add the dimensions for your design and then click on the ‘Resize’ button at the bottom.

To add the logo of your company, firstly you have to delete the existing one on your design.

Click on the existing logo from the top left corner of the page and then press the ‘Delete’ key from your keyboard.

The existing logo will get deleted in front of you.

delete the existing logo

Click on the ‘Uploads’ button from the left sidebar and then on the ‘Upload Files’ button to upload your company’s logo from your computer.

Then drag and drop the uploaded logo on the design.

upload your logo

Now drag the ‘Resizing’ handles of the logo inwards to make it smaller in size. So, that it can easily be placed in the top left corner of the page.

Resize Your Logo

After resizing the logo, position it in the left top corner.

Position Your Logo

After adding the company’s logo, we have to start adding the company’s colors to the booklet.

For example, my company’s colors are pink, blank, and white. So, I will customize all the elements on the booklet according.

To change the color of the text, click on your desired text element and then on the ‘Text Color’ button from the top toolbar.

change the color of text

Now click on your company’s color to change the existing color of the text.

For example, I will change the color of my red text element to pink. So, that it can match with my company’s theme.

If you want to change the color of a decorative element, click on it and then on the ‘Color’ button from the top toolbar.

change the color of element

Again, from the color panel on the left-hand side, click on your company’s color and the color of the element will get changed in front of you.

Now the only thing left to do is change the color of the image.

Click on the image and then on the ‘Edit Photo’ button from the top of the screen. Scroll through the ‘Fx Effects’ section and then click on the ‘Duotone’ effect.

click on edit photo button

From the new menu, click on the effect that matches your company’s colors to add it to your image.

For example, I will click on the ‘Blush’ effect because it will overlay the image with a pink color which is exactly what I need.

Click On blush Effect

After clicking on an effect, a few controllers will appear at the bottom of the selected effect.

If you want to change the opacity of the effect, drag the ‘Intensity’ slider towards the left-hand side and the opacity of the effect will decrease in front of you.

drag the intensity slider

Now it looks like an amazing first page, isn’t it?

first page
  • Note: In the same way, add your company’s branding to every single page of the booklet.

b) Replace Images

You can change the color of the photo’s that you want to keep in your booklet but what about the photo’s that you don’t need?

Well, don’t worry, you can easily replace it!

For example, on the ‘CEO Statement’ page, you have to replace the photo of the unknown man with your company’s CEO.

delete your existing image

In that case, click on the photo that you want to replace and then press the ‘Delete’ key from your keyboard to delete the selected image.

Now then follow the same procedure mentioned earlier to upload your CEO’s photo in Canva.

upload your image

Then drag and drop that uploaded image over the empty frame.

  • Note: In this way, you can delete unwanted photos from your booklet and then replace them with new ones.
drag the image over empty frame

If you think that the added image is not positioned properly inside the frame, then double-click on it.

Now drag the image from left to right or top to bottom, until you get the desired part of the image on the frame.

reposition your image on the frame

After repositioning your image inside the frame, click anywhere on the design to get your screen back to normal.

  • Note: The process of replacing elements is also the same as replacing images in Canva. Just delete the existing element and then add a new one from the ‘Elements’ section on the left-hand side.

c) Edit Text Elements

After replacing the unwanted images on your design, we can start with editing the text elements.

Double-click on your desired text element, and press the ‘Backspace’ key from your keyboard to remove the already existing text.

backspace the text

And then type the new message in the empty text box.

If you want to change the font style, font size, text color, etc. of the text element, take the help of the top toolbar.

type the new message
  • Note: Follow the same process to edit all text boxes in the booklet. If you want to add additional text boxes on your design then click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar.

However, there are some elements on the booklet that you would like to make clickable.

For example, On the contact page, I want to make the email, phone no, and website address clickable.

In that case, click on the text element ones, and then press Ctrl + K from your keyboard.

click on text to insert link

Now a box will appear in front of you, enter the link of the website that you want people to get redirected to. Then press the ‘Enter’ key from your keyboard.

enter the link

The selected text will get underlined in front of you indicating that the link is successfully inserted.

Underlined Text

Note: Make all the contact details clickable to make navigation easier for the readers.

3. Download/ Print Your Booklet

After customizing your booklet, you can proceed with printing or saving the booklet on your computer.

a) Print The Booklet

If you want to print your booklet from Canva, click on the ‘Share’ button from the top right corner of the screen and then on the ‘Print Your Design’ button.

click on share button

Then Canva will ask you to choose a design type from the new menu, and click on the one according to your preference.

Click On An Option

b) Download The Booklet

If you simply want to download your booklet from Canva, click on the ‘Share’ button from the top right corner of the screen and then on the ‘Download’ button.

click on share button

From the download setting, set your file type to ‘PDF Standard’. Make sure that the ‘Flatten PDF’ box is unchecked, or else it will make your design unclickable.

download your booklet

Click on the ‘Select Pages’ button and set it to ‘All Pages’. So, that all the pages get downloaded on your computer.

And then click on the ‘Download’ button at the end.

FAQ- How To Make a Booklet In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions:

Does Canva Make Booklets?

Yes, you can make stunning booklets from Canva. Just choose a booklet template from Canva’s wide library, remove the unwanted elements, customize the element according to your need, and then save it on your computer.

What Is The Size Of A Booklet?

8.5 x 11 inches is considered a perfect size of a booklet.

To create a custom design, click on the ‘Create a Design’ button from the top right corner of the Canva homepage and then on the ‘Custom size’ button. Enter your desired dimensions and then click on the ‘Create New Design’ button to get redirected to a blank canvas.

Wrapping Up

There you have it – As you saw, I was able to quickly customize a booklet template in Canva for my brand.

With just a few tweaks to colors, fonts, texts, elements, and images, I was able to create a beautifully designed and branded booklet that perfectly aligns with my company’s style.

I didn’t have to build from scratch or figure out complex formatting – Canva made it easy!

I hope these tips help you feel empowered to easily create customized Canva booklets that align with your brand’s look and feel.

Want to learn more about Canva? check out our secret canva tips and tricks that will save your hours of designing work.

Let me know if you have any other Canva questions!

I’m always happy to help. And be sure to share this article with your friends and family, I’ll appreciate that.

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