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Design certificates with standout templates from Adobe Express.

A certificate acknowledges a remarkable achievement or verifies a qualification. And sometimes, it’s something that can boost a person’s confidence. But if your certificates are to deliver the desired response, they need to look great. And they need to be designed to professional standards. Adobe Express allows you to create your eye-catching certificates in the comfort of your home.

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How to make a certificate.

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Open Adobe Express for free on your desktop or mobile device to start creating your certificate.
Explore templates.
Browse through thousands of standout templates and choose one to start your custom certificate.
Add your personal touch.
Upload your own images or use our libraries of design assets to add flourishes, borders, backgrounds, and more. Top it off with a handpicked font pairing.
Add your branding.
Make a design that matches your business or brand's visual identity. Upload your logo, add your slogan, and include contact details if necessary.
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Save your finished certificate to your device to print out or share online. Revisit your project anytime to make updates or remix it in the future.

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Make your certificate unique with customization options.

A certificate performs two crucial functions — it recognizes achievement and certifies a skill or qualification. The certificates you create have to be unique, and they have to deliver on quality. If they don’t, they can devalue your brand or the achievement being recognized. Thankfully, making impactful, unique certificates with Adobe Express couldn’t be easier.

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Creating certificates is fun, free, and easy with Adobe Express.

Adobe Express puts the power of creation in your hands. You can resize your text, move it around the page, add special effects filters, make elements transparent, and change border configuration. The magic layout function moves your text as you experiment with different layouts, so you always see what your design will look like. Our intuitive, easy-to-use functions mean you spend less time trying to figure out how to use the program and more time creating the perfect certificate.

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Frequently asked questions.

What is the standard certificate size?

Generally, certificates are printed on standard 8.5” by 11” letter paper with landscape orientation. If you’d like to make a custom certificate that’s larger or smaller, use the Resize tool to enter in your desired dimensions.
What should I include on my certificate?
Details you might want to include are a title or header; the name of your business, institution, or organization, along with a logo; the name of your recipient; the date awarded; any relevant signatures; and any additional details about the certificate.
How do I add graphic elements like a signature, badge, or border to my certificate?
Use the Shapes and Design assets libraries to find badges, ribbons, borders, and more to add right to your certificate. Upload custom images, such as a signature, from your device to your certificate. Use tools like the Effects panel or Remove Background to personalize your images for your project.

Can I create my own certificate template?

Any new or existing project can be turned into a shareable template. Open your project, choose the Share option in the top right, and follow the prompts to make your own template. Access your templates from your library and share with collaborators.

Can I get Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?

Yes, Adobe Express has a free plan that includes core features like photo editing tools and effects and thousands of free templates. Learn more about our plans and pricing.