How To Add Downloaded Font To Canva

If you’re interested in adding a personal touch to your designs and distinguishing them from others, customizing your font is a fantastic way to begin. Canva offers the option to upload your own custom fonts for use in your designs. In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of adding a downloaded font to Canva.

Step 1: Download a Font

The first step is to acquire the font file you want to add. There are numerous websites that offer free or premium fonts for download. Some popular options include Google Fonts, Dafont, and Font Squirrel. Once you have found a font you like, download the font files to your computer. Most fonts will download in a .zip file that you’ll need to extract.

Step 2: Unzip the Font File

Once the font file is downloaded, you will need to unzip or extract the file. Depending on your operating system, the process varies. For example, if you are on Windows, simply right-click the downloaded file and select Extract All. And on a Mac, double-clicking the file will automatically extract it.

Step 3: Upload the Font to Canva

Now that you have your font file ready, it’s time to add it to Canva. First, open your Canva account. Please note that custom fonts can only be uploaded with a Canva Pro account, Canva for Enterprise, Canva for Nonprofits, or Canva for Education.

Next, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the Brand Kit tab from the left-hand side of your Canva account.
  2. Scroll down to the Upload Font section.
  3. Click on the Upload a new font button.
  4. Browse your computer files and select the downloaded font file (usually a .ttf or .otf file).

Step 4: Use Your Uploaded Font in a Design

Once you have uploaded your font, it will appear in the Brand Kit under Uploaded Fonts. Now you can use it in your designs. Simply open a new or existing design, click on the text box, select Font from the toolbar, and your uploaded font should appear at the top of the drop-down list under Uploaded Fonts.


And there you have it! With these simple steps, you can add a unique touch to your designs by uploading custom fonts to Canva. Remember, the choice of font can greatly affect the feel of your design, so choose wisely to convey your message effectively.