How To Make A Zine On Canva

Are you interested in making a one-of-a-kind and customized zine? Look no further than Canva! This versatile online design platform offers a simple and enjoyable way to create your own zine. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps of making a zine on Canva.

1. Open Canva

To begin, navigate to in your browser. If you already have an account, simply log in. If you’re new to Canva, create an account – it’s free and quick to sign up!

2. Create a new design

Once you’re logged in, click on the “Create a design” button located on the top right corner of your home page. You can choose from pre-set sizes or select custom dimensions for your zine. For a traditional half-fold zine, a good size is 8.5″ x 5.5″.

3. Choose a template or start from scratch

Canva provides a plethora of templates that you can choose from. If you want to start from scratch, select the “Blank” option. But if you want to use a template, simply select one from the options available and modify it to suit your needs.

4. Add and arrange your content

You can now start adding your content. Whether you want to add text, images, shapes or lines, simply click on the respective icons on the left-hand toolbar. Simply drag them to your desired position on the page. Remember, a zine is a reflection of your creativity, so feel free to experiment with the layout and content.

5. Save and print your zine

Once you’re happy with your design, click on the “Publish” button. Canva will save your zine. You can then download it in your preferred format (we recommend PDF for printing). Once downloaded, you can print it out, fold it, and voila! Your zine is ready to be distributed.


Canva has made it easier than ever to unleash your creativity and create your personalized zine. The platform offers a great deal of flexibility and options, making it a perfect tool for zine creation. Have fun designing!