How To Bend Lines In Canva

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Canva is a fantastic tool for graphic design, offering the ability to generate an abundance of striking visuals. A valuable technique to acquire when using this tool is the manipulation of lines to produce distinctive design elements in your projects. This article will present a detailed tutorial on how to bend lines in Canva.

Step 1: Launch Canva and Choose Your Template

Firstly, go to the Canva website and sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account yet, sign up for one- it’s easy and free. Once you’re logged in, select the template that suits your project best.

Step 2: Add a Line Element

Once you have your workspace ready, click on the ‘Elements’ tab on the left-hand side of the screen. The Elements tab will provide a list of options. Select ‘Lines & Shapes’. Then, click on ‘See All’ to display all the available lines. Choose the line you would like to use in your design and click on it to add it to your workspace.

Step 3: Adjusting the Line

Currently, Canva does not directly provide an option to bend a line. However, we can use a workaround. We can use the ‘Curve text’ feature to get our desired result. Here’s how:

Create a Curved Text

Click on the text tab on the left side of your screen. From there, select ‘Add a heading’, ‘Add a subheading’, or ‘Add body text’ according to what you need. Type your text into this box.

Next, click on the ‘Effects’ button on the top of the screen. From the available options, select the ‘Curve’ option. Adjust the curvature of your text using the slider until you achieve the desired bend.

Replace Text with a Line

Once you have your curved text, it’s fairly simple to replace the text with a line. Click on the curved text you’ve created and then click on the ‘Ungroup’ button. This will allow you to move, edit, or delete each individual character. Now, delete all the characters but keep one (for example, the hyphen “-” or the underscore “_”).

Once you have your lone character, enlarge it and stretch it out. This will create the appearance of a bent line. You can continue to adjust this line by rotating, stretching, and moving it until it fits perfectly in your design.


Learning to bend lines in Canva may take a bit of creative problem-solving, but it’s a skill that’ll open up lots of possibilities for your designs. Once you’ve mastered it, you’ll be able to create more varied and unique visuals. Happy designing!