How To Make A Bar Graph In Canva

Canva is a user-friendly design platform that enables you to produce impressive visuals for your business pitches, social media updates, blog designs, and other purposes. Among its numerous features, it also allows you to generate bar graphs, a useful tool for communicating intricate data in a comprehensible manner. In this blog, we will provide a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a bar graph using Canva.

Step 1: Open Canva

Open your web browser and navigate to the Canva website. If you don’t have an account yet, you will need to sign up for one. It’s free and only takes a minute. Once you’re logged in, you’ll be brought to the homepage.

Step 2: Create a New Design

In the top right corner of the homepage, click on the ‘Create a design’ button. From the drop-down menu that appears, select ‘Custom dimensions’. Setting a width of 800 pixels and a height of 600 pixels is usually good for a bar graph, but feel free to adjust these values to suit your needs.

Step 3: Navigate to the Graphs Section

Once you’ve created your design, you’ll be taken to the Canva design editor. In the left-hand sidebar, click on the ‘Elements’ tab. Scroll down until you find the ‘Charts’ option and click on it to open the graphs section.

Step 4: Select the Bar Graph Template

In the graphs section, scroll through the options until you find the bar graph template. Click on it to add it to your design. You can resize and reposition the graph as needed by clicking and dragging the corners and edges of the graph.

Step 5: Customize Your Graph

With the bar graph added to your design, you can now customize it to fit your data. Click on the graph to select it, then click on the ‘Data’ button in the top toolbar. This will open a spreadsheet where you can input your own data.

For example, let’s say our data is:

Categories Values
A 50
B 75
C 150

To input this data into your graph, you would enter it as follows:

    Category   |   Value
    A          |   50
    B          |   75
    C          |   150

Once you’ve inputted all your data, simply click outside the spreadsheet to close it. Your graph will automatically update to reflect your data.

Step 6: Style Your Graph

Finally, you’ll probably want to style your graph to make it more visually appealing. You can change the colors of the bars, adjust the font and size of the text, and add a title and labels. All these options can be found in the top toolbar when your graph is selected.

Wrapping Up

And there you have it! You’ve just created a beautiful, engaging bar graph in Canva. This tool is full of possibilities, so don’t hesitate to explore other templates and elements to make your designs even more compelling. Happy designing!