How To Wave Text In Canva

Canva is a fantastic design platform that surpasses traditional design tools by offering a user-friendly interface packed with thousands of templates to pick from. It also provides the flexibility to design from scratch. One fascinating feature is the ability to create wave text, adding a unique aesthetic to your design. This blog will guide you through the process of creating wave text in Canva.

Step 1: Open Canva

Begin by heading over to the Canva website. If you don’t have an account, you can easily create one for free. After you are logged in, click on the “Create a design” button located on the top right corner of the homepage.

Step 2: Choose or Create a Design

Canva offers a plethora of pre-made templates, but you can also create your own. For the purpose of this guide, we’ll create a new blank design. Click on the “Custom dimensions” button, input your desired dimensions, and click “Create new design”.

Step 3: Add Text

Click on the “Text” tab located on the left-hand toolbar. Here, you will find a variety of pre-designed text templates, or you can create your own by clicking “+ Add a heading”. Type in your text.

Step 4: Create Wave Text

Unfortunately, Canva does not support a built-in feature to create wave text. However, don’t worry. You can still achieve this effect with a workaround: manually adjusting each letter. Here’s how:

  1. Unlink the letters in your text. To do this, double-click on your text box, select a single letter, cut it (Ctrl + X), and paste it (Ctrl + V) outside the box. Repeat this for each letter.
  2. Now, manually position each letter to create a wave effect. You can adjust the rotation and the vertical position of each letter by clicking and dragging.

While this method requires a bit of patience, the end result is worth the effort! You now have wave text to spice up your design.


Despite the lack of a built-in wave text feature, Canva still allows users to achieve this unique text style with a bit of creativity. It may require extra time and effort, but the ability to create wave text can make your designs stand out. Happy designing!