One of the most frequently requested features on Canva has always been the ability to create curved text in a design.
So it was very exciting when Canva finally released their curved text effect feature in late 2020, and in this video I’ll show you how to use it!
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Creating curved text is something that was commonly requested in the past, and Canva did finally introduce it in 2020. I’m going to show you just how easy it is to use.
So I’ve got a little bit of text already on the design page here. I’m simply going to select it, and then what you’ll do is you’ll come up to this effects button here, and what you’ll see down the page under shape is either “none” or “curve.”
So if I click on curve, it’s automatically going to pre-select a certain curve percentage. I can change that either by changing the number here so I can enter 90 instead, and that’s going to curve it even more.
Or I could take it down to 20, which would make it less of a curve.
Or you can actually drag this bar back and forth and this will make the curve greater in one direction, or you can curve it in the other direction.
So you can play with that to get it just the way that you want it, perhaps to wrap around an element of some kind.
Then you can also combine it with the other text effects that are available to you. So for example, if I wanted to combine it with “hollow”, I could do that. Or with “shadow”, or if I wanted to change it to “echo”, you can combine the curve with the other text effects available to you.