The simplest way to group elements on Canva is to click and drag the mouse over all the elements in your design you want to group. Then click the right button on your mouse to find the Group button in the dropdown menu and press it.
My name is Yana, and I’ve been working with Canva for the last 6 years. I’ve used Canva for creating ads, banners, and content for social media and blogs. So I have a good understanding of how to group and ungroup elements on Canva and how it may help during the design process.
This tutorial will walk you through the necessary steps to group and ungroup elements in your design on Canva using both the Canva mobile app and the Canva website.
Let’s dive into it.
- Key Takeaways
- How to Group and Ungroup Elements on Canva Web
- How to Group and Ungroup Elements on Canva Mobile
- What Can You Do With a Group of Elements
- Final Thoughts
- Grouping elements in Canva can speed up your creative process. You can add animation, and effects or simply align the elements in your group.
- You also can group and ungroup elements using shortcuts. To group, elements use the Command + G keys on your keyboard for Mac and CTRL + G for Windows.
- To ungroup elements choose the group and press Shift + Command + G for Mac and Shift + CTRL+ G for Windows.
How to Group and Ungroup Elements on Canva Web
Grouping elements in Canva allows you to move, adjust, and manipulate multiple elements at once, saving you time and energy. Let’s see how you can achieve it using the Canva web version.
How to Group Elements on Canva Web
1. Group elements temporarily
The easiest way to group the elements temporarily is to click and drag the mouth all over the board to make sure you’ve selected all the elements.
Another way to group all the elements is by pressing and holding the Shift button and clicking on each element you want to choose. Once you are done, the elements are ready to be moved or adjusted.
2. Group elements permanently
For elements to stay in a group till you decide to ungroup it, select the elements using one of the ways offered above and click the right button on your mouse or touchpad. Find the Group button in a dropdown menu and press it.
You also can find this command by clicking on the More icon in the top toolbar.
How to Ungroup Elements on Canva Web
To ungroup objects in Canva, choose the group and click the right button on your mouse. Find the Ungroup button and press it to ungroup the elements.
The same command you can find in the top toolbar, under the More icon.
Shortcuts to Group and Ungroup Elements on Canva
You also can group elements together by selecting them and pressing the Command + G keys on your keyboard for Mac, and CTRL + G for Windows.
To ungroup elements, simply choose the group and press the Shift + Command + G keys for Mac and Shift + CTRL+ G for Windows.
How to Group and Ungroup Elements on Canva Mobile
This feature is also available on the Canva app which is available for both phones and tablets.
How to Group Elements on Canva Mobile
Tap and hold one of the elements you want to group. Wait till the bottom toolbar will appear and find the Select Multiple button. Start selecting the elements you want to be in the group. Once you are done, tap the Group button.
How to Ungroup Elements on Canva Mobile
To ungroup elements, choose the group and tap the Ungroup button at the bottom of the screen.
What Can You Do With a Group of Elements
Grouping the elements in Canva makes it easier to move and adjust multiple elements together. It also helps to keep your canvas organized and clutter-free. Here are a few things you can do with a group of design elements.
This may help to speed up your design process dramatically. Simply dragging the group by one of the corners may change the group elements’ size and the distance between elements equally.
Once your elements are in the group, you can align them inside of the design frame and select the position on top, bottom, or middle. It helps to create a more visually appealing design.
You can add animation for the group of elements, instead of applying it to the whole design. You can choose from a variety of animation effects such as fades, slides, zooms, etc.
If you have a group of text, you can apply some effects to it, such as adding a stroke or a shadow. Another great feature for your designs.
You may also have the following questions, and I will provide a short response for each of them below.
How to Group Elements in Canva on iPad?
Simply tap and press one of the elements of your design till the bottom bar will appear. Then tap the Select Multiple button and select all the elements. Once you are done, tap the Group button.
How to Evenly Space Elements in Canva?
Once you have selected the elements, find the More icon with three dots in the top menu bar. Next, find the Position button and Space Evenly feature.
How to Lock Elements Together in Canva?
Click and drag your mouse to select the elements and find the More icon in the top menu bar. Click the Lock icon to lock and unlock elements.
How Do I Select Multiple Objects in Canva?
Click and drag the mouse over all the elements or press Shift and click on each element you want to be selected.
Grouping elements in your design can help to create and organize your design file. You can group and ungroup elements with just a few clicks on both the Canva web version and their application for phones and tablets.
Do you group elements while creating a new design? What way do you find the more efficient to use? Share your experience in the comments below.