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How to Wrap Text in Canva – Around Images & Shapes

How to wrap text in Canva - Can you wrap text in Canva

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Canva is an amazing graphic design tool.

There are so many things you can do on Canva, and playing around with text is one of them.

This post will answer questions on text wrapping in Canva:

  • Can you wrap text in Canva?
  • How to wrap text in Canva

Can you wrap text in Canva?

You can wrap text in Canva in different sizes of text boxes, as well as around shapes and objects. You just have to add your text and drag the text box handles or add a curve effect to it.

How to wrap text in Canva

To wrap text in Canva, create the shape or image you want to wrap the text around. Then write your text, click on Effects, and then on Curve. You can adjust the wrapping by customizing the amount of curvature.

Here is a quick tutorial.

Let’s look at the steps in more detail.

1. Create a new design

To get started with text wrapping, first create/ access your Canva account.

Now create a new design in Canva in the format you want.

Wrap text in Canva - Create a Design

2. Add an image or shape

Click on Elements and then choose a shape or image to adjust your text around.

Canva Elements

3. Add your text

Add a text box and enter the text you want to wrap.
How to wrap text in Canva - Add your text

4. Wrap your text by clicking on Effects

Click on your text, then on Effects.

Choose the option ‘Curve’ at the bottom to wrap your text.

How to wrap text around an image in Canva

5. Adjust your text wrapping

Choose the values of the curve to wrap your text in the shape you want.

How to wrap text around an image in Canva - change the curve amount

And that’s it! You have just done text wrapping in Canva!

Tips to wrap text in Canva

Here are a few helpful tips to get the curve and wrap you want.

1. Adjust the shape of your text box

Click on the side handles of your text box and drag it around to wrap your text in the shape you want.

How to wrap text in Canva - Change the shape of text box

In this case, I have made it a more vertical type of text box compared to a horizontal one which I started with.

A more vertical text box will give a different wrapping than a horizontal text box.

2. Change the size of your text box

Click on the edges of your text box to wrap text into the size you want.

How to wrap text in Canva - Change the size of text box

In this example, I have dragged the edges to reduce the size of my text.

Changing the size of your text will also help you fine-tune your design to get the text wrapping you want to achieve.

How to wrap text around a circle in Canva

Wrapping text around a circle in Canva works exactly like it does with images.

  1. Add a circle to your Canva design.
  2. Add your text, and click on Effects -> Curve
  3. Choose the amount of curvature you want with the slider.

FAQ: How to Wrap Text in Canva

In Canva, you can apply text wrapping to elements like images or shapes. Text wrapping allows you to control how text flows around elements and improve your design quality.

To wrap text around a circle in Canva, first add the circle and your text. Then go to Effects -> Curve to wrap the text around the circle. Adjust the curvature using the slider.

To wrap text around an picture in Canva, add the image, add the text, and click on Effects to select ‘Curve’. It’s a simple and easy way to achieve text wrapping effect you want.

To wrap text in Canva, add a shape and your text box, and position them next to each other. Click on Effects -> Curve to wrap your text. 

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Ryan Biddulph
11 months ago

Nice tutorial here Poulomi. Wrapping text makes images look better to create a more seamless experience. Looks easy to do as well. Thanks for sharing with us.
Ryan

Klaus
Klaus
2 months ago

So, the short answer is that you CAN’T wrap text around an image, the way you can in, say, Microsoft Publisher, Adobe Illustrator, or any other halfway decent publishing software.

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