How To Resize Canvas In Canva

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If using Canva for design, it is crucial to know how to resize your canvas. No matter the project, such as a social media post, poster, or business card, understanding how to properly adjust the canvas size can improve your design process. To help, this post will provide a step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Open Your Design

Start by opening the design you would like to resize in Canva. If you’re starting a new project, select a template that’s closest to the size you want, and you can adjust it later.

Step 2: Navigate to the Resize Option

Once your design is open, you’ll find the resize option under the ‘File’ menu located at the top toolbar. Click on it, and a sidebar will appear on your screen.

Step 3: Enter the New Size

On the sidebar, you’ll find two fields for width and height. Enter the new size you want for your canvas. Remember, the size is in pixels, so make sure to calculate the right size for your project. If you want to keep the aspect ratio the same, simply click on the ‘Lock aspect ratio’ button.

Step 4: Apply the New Size

After entering your desired dimensions, click on the ‘Resize’ button. Your canvas will automatically adjust to the new size.

Note: If you want to retain a copy of the original design, make sure to check the box that says ‘Copy & resize’. This way, you create a resized version of your design without altering the original one.

Step 5: Save Your New Design

Once you’ve resized your canvas to your liking, don’t forget to save your work. You can do this by clicking the ‘Download’ button also located at the top toolbar. Choose the file format you prefer and click ‘Download’ again.

Resizing your canvas in Canva is as easy as that! With the correct canvas size, you can be sure that your designs will come out just as you envisaged them, whether they’re for digital use or print.

Remember, practice makes perfect. So don’t worry if you don’t get it right the first time. The more you work with Canva, the more proficient you become. Happy designing!