Canva is a great tool for bloggers, influencers, and really anyone who does digital marketing. It just makes graphic design super easy even for an amateur or someone who does not have hours to spend in Photoshop. You seriously won’t find an easier way to create eye-catching graphics and digital products. Canva is the GOAT!
Though you can do lots of photo editing in Canva, it’s really great to create visuals with text. In order to get started making helpful infographics, how-tos, eBooks, and other material, you’ll need to know all about adding text boxes to Canva. That’s what we’re breaking down today!
Here’s how you do it:
How To Add a Text Box in Canva
Step 1: Open your Canva project.
First, open your Canva project! To do that, you can either click on an existing project, open a new canvas, or use the search bar to find the perfect pre-made template. If you already have templates you like saved, here’s how you can find your starred templates on your Canva account.
Step 2: Click “Text” in the left panel.
Once your project is open, you’ll see a series of tabs descending vertically in the far left panel. Below Elements you’ll find Text. Click the text tab to see all the options and add your text box.
Step 3: Add a text box.
At the top of the menu, you’ll see an indigo button that says Add a text box. You can either click that text option to add an unformatted text box. Or, you can add a heading or add a little bit of body text by clicking one of the options below Add a text box. They’ll all be labeled based on the type of auto text formatting it’ll do for you!
If you’ve loaded your brand kit into Canva (which we highly recommend) then these text options will include your own, preset fonts. (Here’s how to import your fonts to Canva.) This makes adding a text box even easier, because the text is already the right font, size, and maybe even color! This is the best way to add a subheading or body text.
You can also insert a text box by scrolling down further to find the section labeled Font Combinations. These text boxes are already pre-designed with different colors, fonts, and effects. These are great for aesthetics, but they’ll still need editing to fit your branding.
Step 4: Insert your text.
Once the text box appears, double click on the text to change the content. Copy and paste your text or type it in the space provided.
Step 5: Change the font, colors, and effects.
Now that the text is added, it’s time to format! Even if you’re using an uploaded font from your brand kit, it probably won’t be perfect on the first try. Edit text by trying out different color and font combinations, altering the alignment, adding hyperlinks, and playing with effects!
Canva has a ton of effects to make your text really pop. You can add shadows, create bubble letters, curve your text, and even add backgrounds. If you want more ways to customize, consider adding a border too! Just play around with it and figure out what works for your project and vision.
Step 6: Adjust the size of the text box.
Once you’re happy with the way the text looks, adjust the size of the text either by using the font size option on the top toolbar or by using the white circles on the corner of your text box. Just select the text using one click, and then drag and adjust until you get the right fit.
Step 7: Position the text box.
Now you can drag and drop your text wherever you like. Use the alignment and positioning rulers and adjustment options to get the best fit. You can find the alignment options by clicking Positions on the far right of the toolbar. There, you can distribute your content and align your text with any elements on the canvas.
Step 8: Click out of the text box to save.
To save the text box, simply click out of it! However, you can also group elements on Canva by holding shift, selecting multiple elements including your text, and then hitting Group in the pop-up. If you don’t have anything to group it with, and you’re afraid of it moving or changing, click your text box and then hit the lock icon on the right side of the toolbar. Now it’s not going anywhere!
Adding a text box to Canva is easy!
There are a few different ways to add a text box to Canva, and they’re all super simple. Have fun playing with Canva and use it to create engaging imagery for every blog post. Research shows the blog posts with visuals perform way better than those without so get designing and head over to the InfluencerSEO blog for more need-to-know blogger tips and tricks!