Occasionally you will find yourself in a situation where you want to be able to quickly copy one design into new dimensions. For example, perhaps you might want to take a design you’ve created for an Instagram post and then resize those elements into a cover image for your Facebook page.
The quickest way to accomplish this is by using Canva’s one-click design resize feature, and I’ll walk you through how to use it in this quick Canva tutorial.
The quickest way to accomplish this is by using Canva’s one-click design resize feature. It’s important to note that this feature is only available on Canva Pro, and it’s one of my top three reasons why I recommend upgrading to a Pro subscription.
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So, assuming you’re on Canva Pro, you’ll simply use this “Resize” option at the top of the design page.
I’m going to take this video cover image which is currently sized at 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high, and let’s say I wanted to take this design and re-purpose it for an Instagram post.
I’ll go up to Resize and now I can choose to resize it to custom dimensions that I can specify here… or I can choose a recent sized post… or I can scroll through the options here… or I can search up here for Instagram.
So I’ll select Instagram and then I could either resize this existing design, or I an copy and resize, which is what I want to do.
Now obviously I’m going to need to do a bit of tidying up here because I’m going from a very horizontally oriented design to a square one and the proportions of the elements will need some tweaking.
But you’ll find that Canva will automatically resize many of your elements to be better proportioned for your new dimensions, and then at this stage I can easily adjust the sizing and positioning of the elements that need it.