Adding your logo to your social media photos can help people to identify your brand, and also prevents others from being able to take your photos and use them as their own. It can also help to advertise your business if your photos are shared online. You can easily add your business logo to your photos using Canva, a free photo editing app. Follow the simple steps below to find out how:
1. Download Canva
Search for ‘Canva’ in your phone’s app store and download the app. Canva is compatible with iOS and Android.
2. Download your logo's PNG file
The PNG version of your logo will have a transparent background, so you can lay it on top of images without having a white square behind it. You can request your PNG file from your graphic designer (if your logo is designed by us, we supply the PNG file via Dropbox).
3. Open the Canva app
Open the Canva app and create an account if you haven’t done so already.
4. Create a new image
Click the blue + button in the bottom-right of the screen and create a new image using one of the pre-defined sizes. In this example we’ll be choosing Instagram Post.
5. Upload your photos & logo to Canva
Select ‘Uploads’ in the top menu and upload your PNG logo file, plus the photo/s you wish to add it to.
6. Add the photo to the canvas
Tap on the photo you want to add your logo to, which will add it to the canvas.
7. Resize the image
Drag the corners of the image to resize it so that it covers the entire canvas.
8. Add your logo
Click the grey + button in the bottom-right of the screen and select ‘Uploads’ to add your logo to the image.
9. Resize and reposition your logo
Drag the corners of your logo to resize it, and drag it with your finger to move it around the canvas. A popular choice is to have your logo on the bottom-right of the image as shown.
10. Save your design
Click the download button on the top-right of the screen to save the image to your phone, which you can then upload to Instagram, Facebook etc.
Re-Using The Design
Now that you’ve created this image in Canva, it will be saved in your ‘Designs’ area. Next time you want to add your logo to a photo, you can just edit the design and replace the photo with another one. This keeps the logo’s size and positioning consistent throughout your branding.
Watch how it's done
Prefer to see a video walkthrough? Watch below. It takes as little as 30 seconds!