How To Make Gradient Text In Canva

Whether you are creating a social media post, a presentation, or a poster, the design plays a significant role in attracting viewers. With Canva, you can easily make your design more appealing by adding gradient text. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to make gradient text in Canva.

What is Gradient Text?

Gradient text refers to the gradual blending of one color to another, applied to text. The color transition can be in different directions, and it can involve multiple colors.

Steps to Create Gradient Text in Canva

Unfortunately, Canva does not natively support gradient text. However, with a little creativity, you can accomplish this effect. Here are the steps:

Step 1: Create Your Text

Start by creating your text in Canva. Choose your preferred text size, font, and style.

Step 2: Duplicate the Text

Duplicate your text by clicking on the text box and pressing the copy button in the upper right corner of your screen.

Step 3: Apply Gradient to the Duplicated Text

Next, apply gradient to the duplicated text. Canva allows you to apply gradients to elements such as shapes, but not to text. Hence, we will use this feature to our advantage.

Add a shape (for instance a rectangle) and adjust it to cover your text. Then, apply your desired gradient to the shape. To apply gradient, click on the color button on the top left, and then select “Gradient”. Choose your preferred gradient colors.

Step 4: Use the Duplicated Text as a Mask

Position the duplicated text over the gradient shape. Change the color of the duplicated text to transparent. This way, the original text underneath will appear to have a gradient.

Remember, this is a workaround since Canva doesn’t natively support gradient text. The result may not be as perfect as you’d wish, but it definitely helps make your text stand out.


Creating gradient text in Canva may require some extra steps, but the final result is worth it. It improves the visual appeal of your design and helps to draw attention. So, go ahead and experiment with gradient text in your next Canva design.