Thanks to our integration with Canva, you can design professional-grade artwork for your podcast or episodes right from your Libsyn account with Canva's easy-to-use design tools. Canva offers a large content library — from graphics, templates, icons, and more — to create engaging and beautiful designs that will attract new listeners to your show. Also, our integration with Canva generates artwork that is automatically optimized for podcasting, so you don't have to worry about getting the dimensions and resolution right every time.
Libsyn’s partnership with Canva provides free templates for square images to use as your podcast or episode artwork. To create widescreen artwork, you can download the square images you create in Canva and adjust them in another program before reuploading them to Libsyn. (You can also upgrade your version of Canva if you want to resize your designs using Canva.)
Uploading designs from Canva doesn't count against your monthly storage, so it's a convenient way to change your episode artwork whenever you publish something new. You can set up a template for your episodes that you can update quickly each time you publish.
To use Canva, click Design Art with Canva on the right side of the page when you're setting up your podcast or when you're publishing an episode. In the Podcast Settings form, the button is above the Update Show Artwork section; in the Add Episode form, the button is in the Optional Details section.
The first time you click Design Art with Canva, Canva asks you to sign up or log in. After you do so, the system remembers you. The next time you click the button, the Canva window opens and takes you straight to your designs without having to log in.
After you click Design Art with Canva, the Canva window opens. In Canva, you can select a template composed of components like text boxes, graphics, and more, and then edit the elements.
If you have questions about Canva, click the icon in the lower-right corner of the Canva window to see Canva's documentation for using their tools.
When you're done designing your artwork, click Publish. Canva uploads your new artwork, and it appears in the Update Artwork section if you're designing show artwork, or in the Episode Artwork section if you're designing episode artwork. The images you upload from Canva don't affect your monthly storage limits. So, if you notice a mistake after you create artwork, you can click Design Art with Canva again, make changes to your design, and then click Publish to reload your updated design — all without any of your updates counting against your monthly storage.