How To Use Text In Canva

Canva is a flexible online design resource that provides a simple method for producing polished graphics. An essential function of Canva is the text tool, which enables you to include, style, and adjust text in your designs. This guide will provide a detailed explanation of how to utilize text in Canva, in a step-by-step manner.

Adding Text to Your Design

Adding text to your design is straightforward. Once you’ve opened a new or existing Canva design:

  1. Click on the “Text” tab on the left-side panel.
  2. Select from “Add a heading“, “Add a subheading“, or “Add a little bit of body text“, depending on your needs.
  3. Click and drag the text box to your preferred location on the design. You can resize, move and rotate the text box as you would with any other element in Canva.

Editing Your Text

Once you’ve added text to your design, you can edit it to match your design’s theme and style. Here’s how:

  1. Click on the text box to select it. The text toolbar will appear at the top of the screen.
  2. You can change the font, size, color, and other formatting options from this toolbar.
  3. To change the text itself, simply click inside the text box and start typing.

Using Text Effects

Canva also offers various text effects to make your text stand out. To use them:

  1. Select your text box and click the “Effects” button on the text toolbar.
  2. Choose an effect from the dropdown list. Options include shadow, lift, hollow, splice, and more.

Adding Text to Graphics and Images

If you want to add text directly to a graphic or image in your Canva design, you can do it in just a few steps:

  1. Click on the image or graphic where you want to add text. This will open a new toolbar at the top.
  2. Select the “Text” option from this toolbar.
  3. Type your text directly onto the image or graphic. You can still move and resize this text as needed.

Mastering the use of text in Canva can take your designs to the next level. With practice, you’ll be creating stunning and professional-looking designs in no time. Happy designing!