How To Size In Canva

If you are facing difficulties with properly sizing elements in Canva, do not fret. You are not alone in this. Canva is a powerful design platform that may pose some challenges for newcomers. However, once you become familiar with it, it can greatly simplify and enhance the appearance of your designs. This blog post will delve into the topic of sizing in Canva.

Understanding Canva’s Sizing

Before you start working on your design, it’s important to understand how sizing works in Canva. Every template in Canva has a default size, usually measured in pixels. You can see the size of your template at the top of your Canva design page. If you want to change the size of your design, you can use the “Custom Dimensions” button at the top right of the page.

How to Resize a Design in Canva

To resize a design in Canva, follow these steps:

  1. Open Canva and choose a design.
  2. Click on the “File” menu at the top left of the page.
  3. Select “Change dimensions”.
  4. Type in the new width and height for your design in the provided boxes.
  5. Click “Copy & resize” or “Resize” to apply the new dimensions to your design.

How to Resize an Element in Canva

Resizing an element in Canva is just as easy. Here’s how:

  1. Select the element you want to resize.
  2. Click and drag the white handles found at the corners of the selected element.
  3. Resize the element as needed by moving your mouse while holding down the click.
  4. Release the click once you’re satisfied with the size of the element.


Canva is a versatile tool for design, and understanding how to size elements correctly is a key part of creating professional-looking designs. With practice, resizing and adjusting designs and elements in Canva will become second nature. So, go ahead and start experimenting with sizes in Canva and let your creativity flow!