July 13th, 2017 Business

If you have a course then there is a chance that you are awarding certificates at the end of that course.

Whether your course is online only or in-person, certificates are a common way people demonstrate that they have completed training. This can be training for their profession, or just for fun – truth is that people like certificates! 🙂

In the old days (real old days) people used to use Microsoft Publisher to whip up basic certificate designs. Let’s just say that our tastes have evolved a bit!

In the world of design, a certificate is sort of low on the complexity scale. That said, it doesn’t mean we should settle for ugly designs!

Here are some tools you can use to create stunning certificates.

Adobe Photoshop

You knew this would be on the list. No, Photoshop isn’t free. No, it isn’t the most user friendly. But if you are already familiar with how to use it (you just need the basics) then it should be a go-to option for creating your certificate.

You can use free templates from marketplaces like Brusheezy to get ideas and to speed up the process.


My favorite. This free drag-and-drop tool will allow you to create visually attractive (even impressive) certificates for your course in no time. Just sign-up for a free account and begin designing.

Certificate Magic

Honestly, you should use one of the first two options. If you must have one more option then check out Certificate Magic. The builder is a little clunky, but depending on your needs it might be enough.

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