How to Curve Text in Canva

Curving text in Canva is easy and only takes a few clicks. Open your design file and choose the text line you want to curve. Find the “Effects” button in the top menu and choose the Curve effect in the opened side menu.

Hi, my name is Yana and I’ve spent the last few years working with Canva. I use this design tool to create banners, feature images, and other content for blogs and social media. So I’m pretty familiar with the common Canva features and effects you might want to use for creating your designs.

Today I will provide you with the necessary steps to curve text in Canva using the Canva website or mobile app.

Let’s go!

Key Takeaways

  • The Curve effect can be applied separately or in combination with other text effects, such as shadow, glow animation, and others.
  • You can adjust the shape of the curve by sliding the controller at the bottom of the sidebar.
  • You can curve your text in both Canva web and mobile versions.

How to Curve Text in Canva Web

Curving text in Canva is easy. Simply follow the four steps below.

1. Choose the Text to Curve

Open the design file and click on the text box you would like to curve.

2. Find the Effects

On the top menu, you will see the Effect button. Click on it and you will find the side menu with the effects you can apply to the text. Find and click on the Curve icon to curve your text.

3. Adjust the Curve

You can also adjust the curve by using the slider right below the Curve button. When you are happy with the curve, save it and make other edits to your text if needed.

4. Edit the Curved Text

Once you’ve curved your text, you still can adjust its color, font, and other details. You also can add additional effects or animation. To change the text, double-click on the text box and you will be able to edit the text.

How to Curve Text in Canva Mobile

As I mentioned before, you can curve the text in both Canva web and mobile versions.

1. Open the Design File and Choose the Text to Curve

The same way as in a Canva web version, first you need to open your design file and tap on the text line you want to curve.

2. Tap the Effects Button

Find the bottom menu and slide left to see the Effects icon. Tap on it.

3. Apply the Curve

Choose the Shape option and find the Curve effect. Tap on the Curve button to curve your text.

4. Adjust and Edit the Curved Text

You can tap again on the Curve button, to open the settings and change the curve degree of your text box. Double-tap the text box to be able to add more text or remove some.

More Effects You Can Apply to Your Text in Canva

Canva offers a variety of text effects that can be applied to create visually appealing titles, labels, and designs.

Besides being able to curve the text you also can change its style, and add a shadow, background, glowing effect, or animation. You can also adjust the intensity of the effect. All these effects you can combine with a curve or use separately.

Final Thoughts

Curving text in Canva is simple and will only take a few clicks. It can give your design more creativity and outstanding results. This feature is free and can be applied in both Canva web and mobile versions.

Do you curve the text in Canva? What other effects do you apply to your texts? Share your experience in the comment section below.

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