Canva How To Highlight Text

If you use Canva often, you understand the significance of highlighting text to emphasize your message. Whether you’re designing social media graphics, presentations, or posters, being able to highlight text in Canva is a valuable skill. This blog post will provide a step-by-step guide on how to do so.

Step 1: Launch Canva

Begin by heading over to the Canva website and sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, you can sign up for free. Once you’re logged in, start a new project or open an existing one.

Step 2: Add or Select Text

Add text to your design by clicking on the Text tab on the left toolbar. Here, you can choose from pre-made text templates or create your own from scratch. Click on the text box to type your text.

Step 3: Highlight the Text

To highlight the text, you have two options.

Option 1: Use the Highlight Button

In the upper toolbar, you’ll see a button labeled Effects. Click on it, and then select the Highlight option. This will automatically highlight your text with a default color.

  <p>Applying this effect is as easy as:</p>
    <li>Selecting your text</li>
    <li>Clicking on the 'Effects' button</li>
    <li>Then choosing the 'Highlight' option</li>

Option 2: Use a Shape as a Highlight

If you want more control over the highlight color and shape, you can manually create a highlight. To do this, you’ll need to:

    <li>Go to the 'Elements' tab</li>
    <li>Select a shape (typically a rectangle for highlighting text)</li>
    <li>Position it behind your text</li>
    <li>Change its color as desired</li>

There you go! Now you know how to highlight text in Canva and can create more emphasis in your designs. Remember, effective highlight doesn’t mean going for the brightest color. Instead, choose colors that complement your overall design and message.

Keep exploring Canva’s vast array of features to unlock new design possibilities!