How To Resize In Canva For Free

Canva is a popular online graphic design tool that allows users to create professional-looking designs with ease. One of its many features is the ability to resize images or entire design projects. In this guide, we will teach you how to resize your designs in Canva for free.

Step 1: Open Your Design

Navigate to the Canva homepage and sign in to your account. Once you’re logged in, click on the “All your designs” tab on the left-hand side of your dashboard and open the design you wish to resize.

Step 2: Using Resize Tool

In the upper left-hand corner of your screen, you’ll find the resize tool. When you click on this, a dropdown menu will appear.

Step 3: Choose New Dimensions

From the dropdown menu, you can either choose one of the preset dimensions (if you’re resizing for a specific platform like Facebook or Instagram), or you can input custom dimensions.

Step 4: Resizing Your Design

Once you’ve input your desired dimensions, click the “Copy & resize” button. This will create a copy of your original design with the new dimensions while leaving your original design intact.

It’s important to note that this feature, resizing a design, is only available for Canva Pro users. But don’t worry! Here’s a workaround for free users:

Using The ‘Use Custom Dimensions’ Feature

If you’re a Canva Free user, you can still resize your designs using the ‘Use custom dimensions’ feature at the start of a new project. Here’s how:

Step 1

Click on the “Create a design” button at the top right corner of the Canva homepage.

Step 2

Choose “Use custom dimensions” at the top of the dropdown menu.

Step 3

Enter your desired width and height for your new design, then click on the “Create new design” button.

Step 4

On your new blank canvas, click on the “Elements” tab on the left-hand side and select “Grids”.

Step 5

Choose the first option (a single square grid). This will create a resizable image placeholder in your design.

Step 6

Then go to the “Uploads” tab on the left-hand side menu and upload the image or design you want to resize.

Step 7

Drag and drop your uploaded image or design into the image placeholder. You can then resize and adjust your image or design as needed.

Now you have learned how to resize your design in Canva for free! Although it may seem like a few more steps than with Canva Pro, this method allows you to freely adjust the size of your design and keep creating beautiful content without a premium subscription.