Wondering how to create YouTube video transitions with Canva? In this Canva video tutorial, you’ll learn how to edit videos in Canva to create animated videos. So let's get right into how to use Canva to design video transitions with ease.
First off, if you don't have a Canva account yet, just click on the link in the description box below to sign up for free. In your Canva homepage, use the search bar up top to search for 'YouTube'. Scroll down until you reach the 'YouTube intro' option, and then click on it.
Canva has a number of YouTube intro templates that you can use to create YouTube video transitions, or you can click on 'create a blank YouTube intro' up top to start from scratch. Once you've located a YouTube intro template that you enjoy, and want to create YouTube video transitions with Canva out of, click on it to edit it.
Just like with any Canva template, you can either leave this YouTube intro as is, or add your own content and click on any of the icons on the left-hand side panel to edit this Canva design further so that it looks the way you wish.
For instance, we can switch out this piece of text to say 'YouTube video transition 1', switch the font to our brand font, in my case, Raleway, switch the colors to our brand colors, in my case, yellow and blue, and either change this video to another one from Canva's video library, to a photo from Canva's photo library, to a photo or video we uploaded to Canva, or even delete it altogether.
For more details on how to customize a design in Canva, make sure to watch my video on ‘how to use Canva’. I’ll leave the link to it in the description box below.
In order to transform this YouTube intro into a YouTube video transition with Canva, click on your Canva design at large, and then on 'animate' from the white panel up top. Canva has a number of animations that you can add to your design including block, breathe, fade, pan, rise, tumble, photo zoom, photo flow and photo rise, and if you're a Canva Pro user, which you can try out for free by clicking on the link in the description box below, you can also add the drift, stomp, tectonic, baseline, pop, neon and scrapbook animations to your YouTube video transition.
Once you've chosen a page animation to add to your YouTube video transition, you can click on the 'preview' icon on the top, right-hand side to see how it looks like. If your YouTube video transition is too long or too short, you can click on the 'edit timing' icon from the white panel up top, to adjust the length of your transition, for instance to 2 seconds.
Now if we preview this YouTube video transition again, you'll notice that it starts with movement, but then that movement stops. If you want to add a YouTube video transition that both starts and ends with movement, all you have to do is click on the three little dots above the page preview, and then on 'add page'.
Now if we preview this YouTube video transition again, you'll notice that it both starts and ends with movement. When you download the YouTube video transition, you can just download the first page to get that effect.
Another thing you can do is add as many YouTube video transitions with Canva as you need, while maintaining this last blank page to keep the movement effect both at the start and at the end of the transition. Say that we need three YouTube video transitions.
To do so, click on the three little dots above the page preview, and then on 'duplicate'. Let's change the text so that it says 'YouTube video transition 2', and then click on 'photos' from the left-hand side panel, and drag-and-drop another photo into this design.
To make the third YouTube video transition, just as before, click on the three little dots above the page preview, and then on 'duplicate'. Change the text so that it says 'YouTube video transition 3', and then click on 'photos' from the left-hand side panel, and drag-and-drop yet another photo into this design.
To save these YouTube video transitions you created with Canva, rename your Canva video design up top, and then click on the download icon on the top, right-hand side. Make sure that the file type is set to MP4 video, select just page 1 from the pages dropdown, and then click on the 'download' button at the bottom. Repeat the same process to download pages 2 and 3.
Once you've downloaded all of your three YouTube video transitions, or as many YouTube video transitions you need for your video, it's time to open up your video editing software, in my case iMovie, and the YouTube video you're editing. To add these YouTu