Are you ready to learn how to resize in Canva for free? Whether you are trying to resize an image or resize your blog graphics to create all the different social media sizes you need super quick– this is for you! Two of these tips are for Canva Pro users but I’ll also cover my favorite FREE workaround as well!
How to Resize in Canva
As a blogger, there are so many things you need to design.
For me personally, I need 3 different images every single time I write a blog post. I need my Pinterest image, my Facebook image and I need my featured image that will show up on my homepage and content achieve pages.
And guess what? All three are different sizes!
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Some bloggers have more time than others. I’m not one of those bloggers. I have two kids under 3 and my days are filled with chaos and trying to blog in the margins of life. So I don’t have the time to make three different images (even though I do love designing)
Enter: 3 ways to resize blog images in Canva — quick and easy solutions for the win!
I’ll even go over a way to do this without having Canva for Work.
There’s a video at the end of this post to show you exactly how I do it because showing is way easier than telling for me.
1. Custom Dimensions Canva Feature
Simply go to File > Custom Dimensions. This will change the dimensions of the design you are currently working on.
So if you are wanting this to be a separate image, make sure to make a copy first! (See image below)
This allows you to input any size that you want. Then you just adjust the image so it looks right in its new size.
Please note this feature is for Canva For Work accounts only but there is a little loophole for free accounts (see 3rd resizing option later in this post!)
Side note: the custom dimensions feature is also available on the home screen (even for free Canva accounts). You don’t have to choose from their pre-selected sizes.
This is a great feature if you are trying to size a photo and you don’t have another program that will do that. See screenshot below ⬇
2. Resize option
Simply go to Resize and check all the sizes you’d like.
This is a great feature because it will automatically copy the design for you and create the sizes you need all at once. See the image below!
The downside is that you can’t enter custom dimensions. So if you’re like me and your featured image is 400×500 then it’s easier just to use the custom dimension resizing option.
Most featured images are square those, so the Instagram (Social Media) size works well for that. You’ll need to check with your theme to find out what size is required for your feature image.
I generally start with my pin and then copy and resize from there. So you would create your pin, then choose to resize and select social media (square) and Facebook ad (preferred size for Facebook images) and it would copy and resize your image in those selected sizes.
Then adjust the image so it looks the way you want it and download!
3. Copy and Paste Loophole (free accounts)
The little loophole for free accounts is that you click and highlight the graphic you just created: use the keyboard shortcut to copy (ctrl+c) and then open a new document using their pre-selected sizes.
OR the custom dimensions feature and then paste it (ctrl+v).
Then you’ll need to adjust the image so it looks right as always and download it. There’s an extra step in there, but it’s still easier than starting from the beginning.
You can do any one of these tricks if whether you are trying to resize your blog graphics or if you just need to resize an image in Canva. I’ve done both!
Sometimes I just need a picture to be a certain size– open a Canva doc, pop in your image and size it. Save and you’re done. Same goes for your pins and promo images. Quick and easy!
Check out the video below to see what I mean!
If you want to see our design tutorial on creating social media images, click here!
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