How To Make A Vector File In Canva

Canva provides an intuitive platform for creating impressive graphics. Although it is not specifically a vector editing software like Adobe Illustrator, it is still capable of achieving the same results. This article will walk you through the process of producing a vector file using Canva.

Step 1: Create a New Design

First, you need to log into your Canva account. If you don’t have one, you can quickly create it for free on the Canva homepage. Once you are in, click on the “Create a design” button usually located at the top right corner of the screen.

Step 2: Choose a Template

Canva will provide you with various predefined dimensions for your designs. Choose the one that fits your needs. You can also enter custom dimensions in the “Custom dimensions” option.

Step 3: Design Your Vector Graphic

On your new canvas, you can now start designing. Use the tools provided on the left side of the screen. For instance, to add shapes or lines to your design, click on the “Elements” tab and choose from the various options.

Step 4: Download as SVG

Once you have made your design, click on the “Download” button in the top right corner. A dropdown menu appears with several file types. Select the “SVG” file format, which is a vector format.

<p>This might look like this:</p>
<div class="dropdown">
  <button class="dropbtn">Download</button>
  <div class="dropdown-content">
    <a href="#">JPG</a>
    <a href="#">PNG</a>
    <a href="#">PDF</a>
    <a href="#">SVG</a>

Once you have selected the SVG format, click on the “Download” button. Your design will be saved as a vector file that you can edit later in any vector editing software.


Canva is a powerful tool for creating stunning graphics. Although it is not a dedicated vector editor, it can still be used to create vector files. Try it out and bring out the designer in you!