Create Your Own Talking Avatar Using Free Canva AI | Canva's HeyGen Tutorial

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26 Sept 202306:50

TLDRThis tutorial guides users through the process of creating a personalized talking avatar using Canva AI for free. It starts by instructing how to create an account with a temporary email and then moves on to selecting or uploading an avatar image. Users are shown how to input a script or upload an audio file, choose a voice, and generate an AI video. The editing process is covered, including removing the background and adjusting video quality. The video also provides a trick to use HeyGen for free indefinitely by creating a new account with a different temporary email each time. The tutorial concludes by encouraging viewers to explore their creativity and use Canva AI to enhance their online presence.


  • ๐ŸŽ‰ Use Canva's free AI to create a talking avatar, which can be a fun and creative way to express yourself online.
  • ๐Ÿ“ Start by creating an account on Canva and navigating to the Canva dashboard to access the AI feature.
  • ๐Ÿ’Œ For a temporary email address, use a service like temp mail to sign up for Canva without providing your personal email.
  • ๐Ÿš€ Choose an avatar from the available options or upload your own image to personalize your avatar further.
  • ๐Ÿ“œ Write a script or upload an audio file for your avatar to speak, which can be done using tools like ChatGPT for scriptwriting.
  • ๐ŸŽ™๏ธ Select a voice that matches your avatar's character to enhance the overall experience.
  • ๐ŸŽฌ After generating the AI video, you can edit it by removing the background and adjusting video quality settings.
  • ๐Ÿ” If you're using the free version of Canva, note that some editing features like background removal may not be available.
  • ๐ŸŽจ Customize your video further by adding design elements such as text and color effects to make it more visually appealing.
  • ๐Ÿ’ก To use HeyGen for free indefinitely, follow the tutorial's trick of signing up with temporary emails and deleting them to create new accounts.
  • ๐ŸŒŸ Canva AI offers a one-minute credit upon signing up with Gmail, after which you'll need to pay for additional video duration.
  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ To enhance your online presence and stand out, consider using personalized avatars created with Canva AI as part of your content strategy.

Q & A

  • What is the first step to create a talking avatar using Canva AI?

    -The first step is to create an account on Canva. You go to the Canva dashboard, click on 'Video', then 'Apps' from the left side, and search for 'Hey Jen'. After opening it, you create a new tab and use a temporary email service to sign up for Canva with a temporary email address.

  • How do you choose an avatar for your talking avatar project?

    -You can either select an avatar from the available options within Canva AI or upload your own image to use as an avatar.

  • What is the process for writing a script for your talking avatar?

    -You can type your script directly into the provided field or upload an audio file from your desktop. The tutorial example uses a script written with ChatGPT.

  • What happens if you are using the free version of Canva and want to remove the video background?

    -If you are using the free version of Canva, you cannot remove the video background. Only Pro users have access to this tool. However, the tutorial suggests watching another video on how to use the Canva Pro version for free.

  • How can you adjust the quality of the video in Canva AI?

    -After removing the background, you can click 'Adjust' to increase the video quality. You can then adjust the video lighting (brightness, contrast, highlights, shadows, fade) and video color (Vibrance, saturation, X process).

  • How can you add design elements to your talking avatar video?

    -To add design elements, you go to the 'Design' section in Canva, select a design, and then add your avatar to it. You can edit the design by changing the text, text color, and other effects.

  • What is the duration credit given when creating an account on Hey Gen via Gmail?

    -When you create an account on Hey Gen via Gmail, you are given a credit of one minute duration, which allows you to create one video of one minute or two videos of 30 seconds each.

  • How can you use Hey Gen for free for a lifetime according to the tutorial?

    -The tutorial suggests a method where you repeatedly sign up with new temporary email addresses to use the service for free. This involves deleting the current temporary mail and signing up again with a new temporary email.

  • What does the tutorial encourage viewers to do with their personalized avatars?

    -The tutorial encourages viewers to use their imagination and creativity to personalize their avatars and take their online presence to the next level.

  • How can viewers subscribe to more content like this tutorial?

    -Viewers can subscribe to the channel and become a part of the creative community to stay updated with future videos and content.

  • What is the final message from the tutorial to its viewers?

    -The final message is to keep creating, innovating, and being awesome, expressing excitement to see what the viewers come up with in their own talking avatar projects.

  • What is the significance of the notification bell mentioned in the tutorial?

    -The notification bell is mentioned to ensure that viewers never miss out on the creative tutorials provided by the channel.



๐ŸŽจ Creating Your Own Talking Avatar with Canva AI

This paragraph introduces the viewer to a tutorial on creating a personalized talking avatar using Canva AI. The process is outlined step by step, starting with creating an account on Canva, searching for the 'Hey Jen' app, and using a temporary email for sign-up. The viewer is guided on how to choose or upload an avatar, input a script or audio file, select a voice, and generate an AI video. After the video is processed, the tutorial covers editing techniques such as removing the background and adjusting video quality, lighting, and color. The paragraph concludes with an invitation to use Canva Pro for free and a reminder that the first video is credited upon account creation.


๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Lifetime Access to Canva AI for Free

The second paragraph provides a method for users to access Canva AI's talking avatar feature for free indefinitely. It details how to create multiple accounts using temporary email addresses to bypass the need for payment after the initial free video creation. The paragraph emphasizes the limitless potential for personalizing avatars and encourages viewers to subscribe to the channel and join the creative community. It ends with a motivational message to keep creating, innovating, and being awesome, promising to see the viewer's creations in the next video.



๐Ÿ’กTalking Avatar

A 'Talking Avatar' is a digital representation of a person or character that can mimic human speech. In the context of the video, it refers to a virtual persona created using Canva AI, which can be customized with different appearances and voices to convey messages or scripts as if it were speaking.

๐Ÿ’กCanva AI

Canva AI refers to the artificial intelligence capabilities within the Canva platform that enable users to create content more efficiently. In the video, Canva AI is used to generate a talking avatar, which is a core part of the tutorial's subject matter.

๐Ÿ’กVirtual Persona

A 'Virtual Persona' is an online representation of an individual, often used in virtual environments or digital media. The video's theme revolves around bringing such a persona to life through the creation of a talking avatar using Canva AI.


A 'Script' is a written text that serves as the dialogue or concept for a performance, in this case, for the talking avatar. The video mentions typing a script or uploading an audio file as a way to give the avatar something to 'say'.

๐Ÿ’กBackground Color

In the context of the video, 'Background Color' refers to the choice of backdrop hue against which the talking avatar appears. Selecting a background color is part of the customization process when creating the avatar.

๐Ÿ’กVoice Selection

This term involves choosing the type of voice that the talking avatar will use. The video emphasizes selecting a voice that matches the character of the avatar to enhance the overall authenticity of the virtual persona.

๐Ÿ’กAI Video Generation

AI Video Generation is the process by which an artificial intelligence system creates a video. In the script, after customizing the avatar and script, the user clicks 'generate' to have Canva AI produce the talking avatar video.

๐Ÿ’กVideo Editing

Video editing involves the manipulation and enhancement of video shots to improve the final product. The video script describes steps for editing the AI-generated video, such as removing the background and adjusting video quality.

๐Ÿ’กDesign Customization

This refers to the process of personalizing the visual elements of the video, such as adding text and changing color effects. The video emphasizes the ability to add design elements to the avatar video to make it more engaging and personalized.

๐Ÿ’กTemp Mail

A 'Temp Mail' is a temporary email address used for signing up for services without revealing one's personal email. The script describes using a temp mail service to sign up for Canva, which is a step in the process of creating a talking avatar.

๐Ÿ’กCanva Pro Version

The 'Canva Pro Version' is a premium subscription tier of the Canva platform that offers additional features, such as the ability to remove video backgrounds. The video mentions this version in the context of advanced video editing capabilities.


Create your own talking Avatar using free Canva AI

Step-by-step guide to unlock your creativity with Canva AI

Create an account on Canva and access the HeyGen app

Use a temporary email service to sign up for Canva

Choose or upload your own image to create a personalized avatar

Select a background color and type or upload your script for the avatar

Generate an AI video with your talking avatar

Edit the video by removing the background and adjusting lighting and color

Canva Pro users can access advanced video editing tools

Add design elements to your video for a more personalized touch

Get a free one-minute credit upon signing up with HeyGen via Gmail

Discover how to use HeyGen for free indefinitely with a clever trick

Watch a tutorial on using the Canva Pro version for free

Join the creative community by subscribing to the channel

Personalize your avatars to the limit of your imagination

Take your online presence to the next level with Canva AI

Innovate and create unique content with the help of Canva AI's talking avatars

Stay tuned for future videos to keep up with the latest creative techniques