How to Create a Flipbook in Canva

How to Create a Flipbook in Canva

If you want to create digital flipbooks but don’t have a ready PDF or design yet, you can easily make one in Canva. And then choose any helpful flipbook maker to enhance your flipbook with interactivity. Here at FlippingBook we've designed professional templates for your flipbooks and launched an integration with Canva. It allows you to publish your design to FlippingBook right from your Canva account and create a beautiful flipbook with interactive perks. Let's see how you can do that in a few simple steps!


What is Canva

Canva is one of the most famous web design apps with easy-to-use features and functionality that enables you to create web content quickly, even if you don’t know much about design.

Canva offers a big variety of content types for web marketing. From templates of brochures and newsletters to documents, presentations, and ebooks, you’ll find almost everything you need. If you don’t, you can always create a custom project.


Getting Started with Canva

First, sign up for Canva: 

  1. go to;
  2. choose from the options to sign up with Facebook, Google, or your email. If you decide to use your email, simply fill out the form with the necessary details;
  3. click Sign up.

Now you’re ready to start creating flipbooks in Canva. 

💡 And here’s where FlippingBook can help. We know that not all of our clients have ready PDFs to make digital materials right away, so we’ve designed stunning Canva templates especially for you: digital flipbook, catalog, magazine, brochure, and newsletter.

What's more, to enhance your content creation process, we’ve launched an all-new integration with Canva. You get the best of Canva’s design features and FlippingBook’s interactive features right away! Thanks to our integration with Canva, you can seamlessly proceed from designing a flipbook to making and customizing your digital flipbook.  

Let’s see how you can create a flipbook in Canva for free in a few easy steps and then publish your design to FlippingBook right from your Canva account without going anywhere.


How to Create a Flipbook in Canva

1. Choose from our templates below and click on the one you like, it will be opened in a new tab.

Catalog templateCreate a catalog

Magazine templateCreate a magazine

Brochure template

Create a brochure

Flipbook templateCreate a flipbook

Create a school newsletter 

Create a real estate newsletter 

Create an annual report

Create an annual report

2. Then click Use template which will get you right into Canva. Thus, you can easily start customizing your document and then convert your Canva to a flipbook or publish to FlippingBook straightaway.


Customizing Your Canva Flipbook

Here's how you can customize and fine-tune your design even more:

  • Add photos, diagrams, or graphics to make your flipbook more informative. Please note that some of the images you use in Canva are not free so you need to buy them to be able to save your content.
  • Upload your own images, for instance, your logo, and place it on the first page of your document to make your content easily recognizable.
  • Edit the text: choose a font that suits your style, don’t forget about distinctive headers and the clear structure of the text to make your PDF accessible for everyone. 
  • Insert some shapes from the Elements section: add simple lines to divide sections, decorative stickers, or even advanced charts where you can edit the data directly.


How to Publish a Canva Design to Flipbook

After you’ve created your flipbook in Canva, take these three simple steps to publish it to FlippingBook:

1. Click Share in the top panel, select More in the drop-down menu, and find FlippingBook.

Publishing design from Canva to FlippingBook Online

2. Connect FlippingBook to Canva. If you haven’t tried FlippingBook yet, a new trial account will be created for you.

3. Send your template to FlippingBook to turn it into an interactive flipbook. Just in a few minutes, you get a ready, professional-looking flipbook with a smooth page flip effect to share with the world right away!

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You can empower your flipbook with FlippingBook in many ways, check them out:

  • Customize your flipbook to match your brand: FlippingBook offers a gallery of ready-made professional designs, custom colors, and backgrounds to raise your brand awareness.

  • Enhance your flipbook with interactivity: add images, videos, GIFs, and links to other resources to make your content even more engaging and informative.

  • Boost your marketing and sales processes: thanks to advanced analytical tools you can track how people engage with your content. And you can add a customizable lead capture form that will help you collect leads right within your flipbook. According to our research, 90% of emails submitted through the FlippingBook Online lead capture form are valid. Thus, you get high-quality leads right from your flipbook!

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Further Changes to Your Flipbook Design

If you want to change your Canva flipbook design, you can do it in Canva and then republish your design to FlippingBook. Here’s how:

  1. Go to Canva and choose the design you want to edit.
  2. Make all the necessary changes to the design of your Canva flipbook. 
  3. Click Share in the top panel, select More in the drop-down menu, find FlippingBook, and send your template to FlippingBook. Just as you did the first time when publishing your flipbook. 
  4. Go to your FlippingBook account or open the flipbook link and check that the flipbook is updated. That’s it! If you’ve created several flipbooks from one Canva template, your latest flipbook will be updated. 

Please note: if you change the number of pages in your Canva flipbook and then republish it to FlippingBook, the custom content you’ve added in the Editor (videos, outbound links, images, or GIFs) can end up on the wrong page or disappear. You can contact our support team, who’ll help you shift the custom content in the whole flipbook at once.

We hope that our article helps you create flipbooks in Canva in a fast and easy way and then convert them to stunning HTML5 documents with the help of FlippingBook. 


Start creating your flipbooks right away. Good luck to you!


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