First, you’ll need to sign up for a free account on canva.com!


Once you’ve created your account, make sure you are signed in to the account to begin creating your class image. 


First click the “create a design” button in the top right of the page, and select the ‘custom size’ option. 




Your images need to be width 1280px and height 720px. Once you’ve entered the dimensions click “Create new design”



Use templates, elements, and text to create an exciting and eye-catching design that stands out when parents scroll through a list of classes. 


Alternatively, you can select the option for YouTube thumbnail, this will create and image at the correct aspect ratio, and provide lots of interesting templates for you to use. 




Be inspired by scrolling through a list of videos on YouTube and see what catches your eye as this is a platform that is known for having eye-catching images that you just can’t help clicking on!


There are a few things that you need to be aware of when creating your image:

Please make sure that the image is in jpeg or png format; you’ll be able to select this when downloading your finished image. 


Ensure that you have the appropriate rights to use the image - i.e. the image must be free from copyright implications. This means it needs to either be a free image, a stock image that you have a licence for or an original image.


When you download your image, always opt for the highest quality! 


If you would like some tips on how to create an eye-catching image or if you just want some inspiration then please take a look at this FAQ