Canva is my favorite online design tool and a market leader in this highly competitive industry. It is a great choice for creating banners, posters, ads and more. It is very user-friendly and its interface is quite intuitive. Adobe Spark is another great banner creation application that you can find on the market.
It is one of the best applications to make outstanding Instagram covers. In addition to banners, you can also create animated videos, use filters and add text to videos and images. The application is very easy to use and doesn't require any design knowledge. If you are looking for a truly complete solution designed for professional designers, Adobe Illustrator is the one for you.
It's not free, but it offers all the tools you need to create any type of advertising, from banners to 3D objects, and even free illustrations. You can also create overlapping images and use stickers, as well as add text with any of the more than 100 fonts it has. It really is possible to create almost anything in this free application that can be downloaded on the Play Store. GIMP is a free open source animated banner creation software. It is a popular graphics editor and can be used to create animated GIF banners.
It provides some web banner templates from which you can choose one to get started. You can then use its Layers menu to add multiple frames to the animated banner and finally save it as an animated GIF. Visme is also a free online editor that allows you to quickly create banner ads from templates. This banner design software allows you to add additional features to your ads, using sophisticated graphics such as graphs and charts. Its templates are also quite basic, as is Fotor.
One limitation of Visme is that the image sizes are quite limited and not adjustable. You may find Visme more useful if you subscribe to the premium version. One limitation of the free version is that you cannot download files in a web-compatible format. Crello, a great tool for creating banner ads, is popularly used for banner ads on leaderboards, wide skyscrapers, medium rectangles and large rectangles. It has thousands of professional templates available for free.