How to Mirror or Flip Text in Canva

To mirror or flip text in Canva, use the text tool and write your desired text. Next, download the page as a PNG file with a transparent background. Then, in a new project page, upload the saved PNG image of your text and add it to your design. Duplicate the image, click on the flip button in the toolbar and choose to flip horizontal or vertical.

Hi! I’m Nancy, and I enjoy creating designs with Canva. Canva is great for beginners because it’s user-friendly and you can quickly learn how to use its tools. 

In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps to mirror or flip text in Canva, and I’ll also explain what a mirror text effect is all about.

Let’s dive in!

What is a Mirror Text?

If you’re new to graphic design, you may not be familiar with the term “mirror text.” Well, imagine seeing your text reflected as if it were placed in front of a mirror. It creates an interesting visual effect where the text appears reversed or mirrored. This effect can add a touch of creativity and uniqueness to your designs, making them stand out.

Mirror text can be used to create cool typography effects, like letters that overlap or intersect with each other. One common use of mirror text is in logo design. When the text in a logo is mirrored, it creates a balanced and symmetrical look that is pleasing to the eye.

It’s important to note that mirror text is not the same as backward text. Backward text is simply text that has been reversed, so that it reads from right to left instead of left to right. Mirror text, on the other hand, is a true mirror image of the original text. Understanding the difference will allow you to use the two effects correctly.

Can I Flip a Text in Canva?

If you’re wondering whether you can flip text in Canva, the answer is no. Canva’s flip feature is specifically designed for images and does not apply to text elements. 

However, there is a workaround available. To flip your text in Canva, you would need to convert it into a PNG image first. Once your text is in image format, you can then utilize the flip tool to achieve the desired flipped effect.

Step by Step: How to Mirror Text in Canva

Mirroring text in Canva is a great way to add some creativity to your designs. Here are the simple steps you need to follow in order to mirror text in Canva:

Step 1: Open Canva and create a new design. To begin, in the sidebar menu select the Text tab and choose a text style or a font combination.

Step 2: Type in the text you want and customize it using the font settings available in the top menu. You can change the font style, color, size, and even add text effects.

Step 3: Once you are happy with how your text looks, navigate to the Share button and click the Download button.  Save the file as a PNG format and if you have a Canva Pro account, make sure to check the Transparent background box to remove the background. 

However, if you’re using the free Canva account, this option won’t be available. In that case, you can utilize a free background remover app to obtain a transparent background for your text.

Step 4: For free Canva users who need to remove the background from the image, you can use the free tool from Adobe Express. Simply upload your Canva text image to the tool, perform the background removal, and then download the edited image to your computer.

Step 5: Now that you have successfully downloaded your text as a PNG image, proceed to the Uploads tab located in the sidebar of Canva. Upload your image from your computer, and then add it to your design page by selecting it from the uploaded images. 

Step 6: You’ll need to duplicate the text image so you have 2 identical copies. To do this, right click the image and select Duplicate from the dropdown menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Command/Ctrl + D.

Step 7: Position one copy of the text image below the other. Then, click on the bottom image and locate the Flip button in the top menu. You will have the option to flip the image horizontally or vertically. For the mirrored text effect, select the Flip vertical option. 

Step 8: Finally, adjust the position of your mirrored text to align it with the image that is right-side up, allowing it to be centered. When you are done with your project, go ahead and download it in your preferred file format.

By following these simple steps, you can easily mirror text in Canva and create unique and eye-catching designs. Give it a try and see what you can come up with!

Final Thoughts

I hope the step-by-step guide was straightforward for you to follow for mirroring text in Canva. Although using the Flip tool for mirrored text may require a few extra steps, it remains relatively easy to accomplish and achieves the desired mirror effect. I’ve always enjoyed using mirrored texts in designs because they make them more interesting and memorable.

Let us know in the comments section below if you have any more questions about how to mirror or flip text in Canva.

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