Are you tired of using the same boring text layouts in your Canva design? Want to add a touch of creativity to your work? Curving text is a great way to make an eye-catching design and grab the attention of your audience. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of how to curve text in Canva, step-by-step.
To curve text or make circular text in Canva, first, create a new design or open an existing one, then add your desired text to your design. Select the text box and click on the “Effects” button. Then, select the “curve” button and adjust the curve size by using the slider and adjusting the curve value.
You don’t have to sign up for the Canva Pro Plan to take advantage of the curve text effects option, although you get more nifty features out of that. Using the free version of the Canva account works fine. You can even go further to animate your text after curving it.
In this guide, learn how to curve text in Canva in 3 detailed steps.
How to Curve Text in Canva (3 Simple Steps)
First, let’s start with the basics. Canva is a graphic design tool that allows users to create beautiful designs, social media posts, and much more. It offers a wide variety of templates, elements, and design tools to help you create professional-looking designs with ease.
One of the design tools that Canva offers is the ability for you to create a curved text effect. An alternative tool you can use to curve text is the curve text generator in Adobe Express.
Step 1: Select Your Text
To make your text curve in Canva, you’ll first need to create a new design or open an existing one. Once you have your design open, you’ll need to add text to it. This can be done by selecting the “Text” button on the left-hand side of the screen and then clicking on either the “Add heading”, “Add subheading”, or “Add a little bit of body text” button.
Or you can start your own text from scratch by selecting the button that says “Add a text box”.
Here’s the design used for this example. To follow along with this tutorial, you can open this design in Canva and edit it as much as you like. It’s a free template and there’s no need for you to sign up for the Canva Pro account to use this.
Once your text is added, you’ll need to select it. You can do this by clicking on the text box.
Step 2: Select Curved Text Feature
Once your text is selected, select the Effects button that appears on the top menu.
You will see a range of text effects appear in the effects menu on the left side. Next, select the curve option. You can find it in the Shape section at the bottom of the Effects panel.
Step 3: Adjust the Curve
After you have selected your desired effect, you will be able to adjust the curve setting by toggling the curve slider or changing the curve value. This allows you to adjust the curve of your text.
Toggling the curve value towards “100” will bring the direction of the curve downwards.
Bringing the curve value towards “-100”, will make the text curve upwards.
How to Change the Size of the Curve Only?
If you bring the curve value closer to “0”, the size of the curve or circle becomes wider or bigger. The line of text starts to curve in narrower into a smaller circle if the value is further from “0”.
As you move the curve value away from “0” towards either “100” or “-100”, you will start to see the sentence of your text getting closer to curving into a full circle.
A positive curve value curves the text downwards and the letters will have their base facing inside the imaginary circle.
A negative curve value curves the text upwards and the letters will have their base facing outside the imaginary circle.
How to Change the Size of Text Only?
You can change the size of your curved text in three ways:
- Method 1: Select the text box and change the font size in the top text editing options bar.
- Method 2: Double-click on the text box to change the cursor to a text cursor. Then double-click again to select all text in the text box. Next, change the font size in the options bar.
- Method 3: Select any of the corners of the text box and drag it right or left to change the size of the curved text.
Pro Tip: You can combine this effect with other design elements such as images, shapes, and backgrounds to create unique and eye-catching designs.
Can You Edit Curve Text In Canva?
You can still edit your text even if you’ve applied the curve feature. If you’d like to delete some letters or words from the text box, double-click on the text box to change the cursor to a text cursor. Then double-click again to select all text in the text box. Now, you can delete or add letters and words to your text box.
You can also adjust the letter spacing and space between words in the curved text.
Can You Curve Letters On Canva?
You can curve letters on Canva using the Curve Tool provided they are all in the same text box.
In this case, if all your letters are in one text box, you can’t curve each letter in its own individual curve style. Once you apply the curve text effect, all letters in the same text box will be curved together in one circular shape.
The curved text feature only applies to the entire text box and won’t be able to curve a single letter or part of the text within the text box.
If you were to apply the curve text feature to only one letter, you will see there is no difference made to the letter. The letter itself does not curve at all. The curve text effect only applies to two letters or more.
Can You Curve Text in Different Shapes in Canva?
It’s worth noting that curving text in Canva is simple because the curved shape is always a circle. There is no one feature to curve your text in other shapes.
The only adjustment you can make to one text box per curve is the size of the circular shape. If you want your text to curve more like an oval or less curvy, you can bring the curve value closer to “0”.
The good news is you can create different text effects with the curve feature by combining several curved text boxes together.
There are amazing designs you can create by curving text. But as of writing, Canva’s curve text feature is limited to one kind of curving style.
Conclusion: Curve Text In Canva
It is not tricky to learn how to curve text in Canva. Although you may take some practice to master, with a bit of experimentation and patience, you’ll be creating stunning designs in no time. Start playing with different curve effects and find the one that works best for your design.
How To Animate Text In Canva For Free
You can animate text in Canva for free by first adding text to your Canva design. Next, click the “Animate” button on the options bar just below the top menu bar. Select any of the various animation effects in the menu that slides out from the left. Then, adjust the animation styles in the individual settings.