How To Create A Moodboard On Canva

If you are starting a new web design project, putting together a presentation, or working on a personal design project, a moodboard can be an invaluable resource for gathering inspiration and establishing the tone of your work. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps of creating a moodboard with Canva, an excellent online design tool.

What is a Moodboard?

A moodboard is a type of collage consisting of images, text, and other objects that project a particular mood, feeling, or idea. They help to visually illustrate the style, feel and tone of a proposed design concept.

Getting Started

To create a moodboard on Canva, you’ll first need to sign up for a free Canva account. Head over to to create your account.

Creating Your Moodboard

  1. Once you’re logged in, click on the Create a design button at the top right of your screen.
  2. Choose the custom dimensions you want or go for the default templates provided by Canva.
  3. After selecting your layout, it’s time to start adding elements to your moodboard. Navigate to ‘Elements’ on the left sidebar, and select grids.
  4. Select a grid that suits the number of images you want to include in your moodboard.
  5. Now, you can start adding images. Navigate to ‘Photos’ on the left sidebar to explore Canva’s vast image library, or upload your own images by going to ‘Uploads’.
  6. Drag and drop the images onto your moodboard. Resize, crop, and adjust your images until you’re satisfied with the look of your moodboard.
  7. Finally, you can add additional design elements, such as text or shapes, by navigating to ‘Text’ or ‘Elements’ in the sidebar.

Your moodboard is now ready! To save your creation, just click Download at the top right corner of your screen. Canva allows you to download your moodboard in various formats, including JPG, PNG, and PDF.

Moodboard Tips

  • Choose images with a similar color palette for a cohesive look.
  • Add text to provide context or to label different aspects of your moodboard.
  • Don’t overcrowd your moodboard. Leave some white space to let the elements breathe.

There you have it! You now know how to create a moodboard on Canva. So, start gathering your ideas, let your creativity flow and create an inspirational moodboard that helps you visualize your concepts better.