How To Make Caricature In Canva

Creating eye-catching caricatures is a fun way to express your creativity, and with Canva, it’s easier than ever. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the steps of creating a caricature using Canva’s easy-to-use design tools. Let’s get started.

Step 1: Open Canva

First things first, you need to open Canva. Simply navigate to and log in or sign up if you haven’t already.

Step 2: Select a Design Type

Upon opening Canva, you’ll see an array of design types to choose from. Since we’re creating a caricature, select either “Custom dimensions” in the top right corner or “Create a design” and then customize your dimensions.

Step 3: Choose a Template or Start from Scratch

Canva gives you the option to start with a blank canvas or to select a template. If you’re new to caricature creation, starting with a template can be beneficial. If you are starting with a blank canvas, you can import your image and start designing.

Step 4: Importing an Image

If you’re creating a caricature, you’ll likely need a reference image. To import an image, click on the ‘Uploads’ button in the left-hand menu, and then click ‘Upload an image or video’. Once your image is uploaded, drag it onto your canvas.

Step 5: Creating the Caricature

Now comes the fun part: creating your caricature. You can use the ‘Elements’ feature to add different shapes, lines, and effects to the picture. Experiment with stretching, distorting or enlarging features to create a humorous or exaggerated effect.

Step 6: Adding Finishing Touches

You can add additional elements such as text, stickers, or backgrounds to your caricature to make it stand out. These are all found in the left-hand side menu.

Step 7: Downloading/Exporting Your Design

Once you’re done with your design, click on the ‘Download’ button at the top right corner of the page. You’ll be able to choose the file type and the quality of your download. Then, click on the ‘Download’ button again, and your caricature will be saved to your device.

So, that’s a step-by-step guide on how to create a caricature using Canva. Don’t forget that practice makes perfect. Experiment with different effects, styles, and techniques to hone your caricature drawing skills. Happy designing!