Adding text boxes and editing text is an important part of creating designs. With the user friendly design tool Canva this process is simple. Let’s look at how to add text in Canva along with how to edit it with various effects.

How To Add & Edit Text In Canva

The video tutorial on Canva covers the following basics:

  • how to add text to Canva
  • how to add text box in Canva
  • how to edit text in Canva
  • Canva text effects

Want the written instructions? Keep reading!

How To Add Text In Canva

Here’s how to add text in a design using Canva on a computer:

  1. On the editor side panel, click on the  Text tab.
  2. Click on the option to add a headingsubheading, or body text. You can also choose from our font combinations.

Shortcut: Press T on your keyboard to insert a text box to your design.

Here’s how to add text in a design using Canva on mobile:

  1. On the bottom corner of the editor, tap the  button.
  2. Tap on  Text. If it’s not available, tap on  More first.
  3. Tap on the option to add a headingsubheading, or body text. You can also choose from our font combinations.
How to add and edit text in canva tutorial for beginners

How To Edit Text In Canva

Editing text in a design is very important but it’s a simple process with Canva.

Here’s how to edit text in a design using Canva on a computer:

  1. Double-click the text box that you want to edit.
  2. Delete or edit its contents. Use the text edit options on the editor toolbar to format your text.
  3. Click outside the text box to finish.

Here’s how to edit text in a design using Canva on mobile:

  1. Tap the text box that you want to edit.
  2. On the toolbar below the editor, tap Edit.
  3. Delete or edit its contents. Use the options on the toolbar to format your text.
  4. Tap outside the text box to finish.
text effects you can add to a box of text in Canva

Canva Text Effects

There are a number of text effects you can add to your text to make it stand out in a design.

Text effects include the following:

  • Curve
  • Shadow
  • Lift
  • Hollow
  • Splice
  • Echo
  • Glitch
  • Neon

To add text effect to your text within the box, you do the following:

  1. Click on the text you’d like to edit. Text formatting options will appear on the editor toolbar.
  2. Click Effects. Options will appear on the editor side panel.
  3. Click on the effect you want.
  4. Adjust the effect intensity and settings to your liking.
  5. To remove the applied effect, select None from the options.

You can play around with curving the text in Canva or adding shadows or doing any number of things to make the text pop in the design.

What Is Canva?

Canva is an amazing web-based design tool with free and paid plans that allow users to create a variety of design work.

Canva is one the most useful tools I personally pay for in order to earn a living online. It’s the lowest subscription cost in my business expenses yet it produces the most revenue!

I’ve used it to create social media posts, YouTube thumbnails, media kits, digital products, invoices, and more.

The paid plan at Canva costs just $12.99 per month in 2022.

Canva - An Online Graphic Design Tool

Canva makes it easy to create professional designs quickly. They include tons of free templates, photos and fonts to make your design perfect.

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Canva Pro includes:

  • 100+ million stock photos, videos, audio and graphics to use
  • unlimited features, folders, and premium content
  • 600,000+ templates with more added daily
  • brand kits for storing logos, colors, fonts, and more
  • tools like Background Remover, Magic Resize, Social Media Scheduling
  • 1 TB of cloud storage
  • and 24/7 customer support

More Canva Tips & Tutorials

Canva-Tutorials-penniesnotperfection.com

Here are a few useful Canva tutorials on Pennies Not Perfection:

You can find more tutorials on the Canva Design Tutorials page.

Enjoy creating with Canva!

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