How To Highlight In Canva

If you have been wondering how to use the highlight function in Canva, this blog post is for you. Canva is a powerful graphic design tool that you can use to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. However, despite its rich feature set, it does not directly offer a text highlighting option. But don’t let that discourage you! There are simple workarounds to achieve this effect. Here’s a step by step guide on how to highlight text in Canva.

Step 1: Create a Text Box

The first step is creating a text box for the text you wish to highlight. Click on the Text option on the left-side menu. Then click on Add a heading, Add a subheading, or Add a little bit of body text to create a text box. Type in your desired text.

Step 2: Create a Highlighting Element

Next, you need to create the highlighting element. Click on the Elements option on the left-side menu. Under shapes, choose a rectangle shape.

Step 3: Resize and Position the Rectangle

Resize the rectangle so that it fits perfectly behind the text. You can adjust the size by clicking on the small squares at the corners of the rectangle and dragging them. Position the rectangle right behind your text to create a highlighting effect.

Step 4: Change the Color of the Rectangle

Click on the rectangle to select it. Click on the colored circle at the upper left corner, next to the Transparency slider. Choose a color that you would like to use for highlighting.

Step 5: Adjust the Transparency

You can adjust the transparency of the rectangle by moving the transparency slider. This will allow your text to be more visible while still keeping the highlight effect.

[h2]Step 6: Send the Rectangle to the Back[/h2]

Finally, you need to send the rectangle to the back so that your text is not obscured. To do this, select the rectangle, click on the Position option on the top menu, and choose Backward.

That’s it! You have successfully highlighted text in Canva. With this simple trick, you can emphasize important information, make your design more eye-catching, and add a pop of color to your project.

Keep in mind that Canva is a versatile tool with plenty of elements and features to experiment with. Don’t be afraid to play around with different shapes, colors, and transparencies to achieve the best result that suits your design aesthetic.

Happy designing!