Canva updates ALL the time, but there are a few new things I’ve noticed that I’ve been extremely excited about. Let’s jump in!
I’ve been known for “Canva hacks” and “work-arounds” and I’m always trying to learn and teach new things in Canva.
That being said, It’s super exciting when you don’t NEED a time-consuming workaround anymore! That’s exactly what we have here!
The new Canva “kids” will never know the struggle!!
Multiple Links in One Text Box
Most of you that have followed me for awhile are aware of my workaround for this. It involved making multiple text boxes, reducing the transparency of them and overlaying them on top of the original paragraph.
We don’t need to do this anymore! You can now add as many links per text box as your heart desires!
Simply highlight the word you want to turn into a link, click on the “link” button, and type in the url. Hit apply and repeat as many times as you’d like!
The Line Tool
Canva has pretty much always had lines. This isn’t new.
The problem with the lines that Canva had were that they were extremely difficult to adjust the size/weight of them. You’d spend forever tinkering and it ultimately ended in frustration.
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My workaround for this was using the font “Cinzel” and typing underscores. This was the best font for this because the underscores were perfectly smooth (no dashses) and after you had a line or two done, you could highlight what you already typed and then copy and paste.
Within seconds you had a perfect page of “notebook” style lines.
Well, Canva now has a line tool that allows you to adjust the weight of your lines with a slider! So EASY!
When you add a line to your design, you’ll notice some options pop up next to the color box. The first one allows you to adjust the weight of the line. Slide it down to make it thinner, and up to make it thicker.
The next option allows you to quickly change the line into a dotted or dashed line.
The last option allows you to change the front and ends of the line so you can customize it to exactly what you need.
Don’t get me wrong, this is GREAT but if you need an entire page of lines, it still may be faster to do the Cinzel font trick but if you wanted to use the lines, you can always copy and paste them down the page.
While I love ALL of the text effects the curved text option is probably the effect that I most FREQUENTLY got asked about!
Below is my youtube tutorial on all of the text effects:
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As far as the curved text effect goes– this one wins biggest time saver!!
My workaround was quite time-consuming! It involved created a circle in the arch that you wanted and then placing individual letters and rotating them following the arch of the curve. Then you’d delete the circle at the end of it.
Whew- so glad that will never have to be a thing again!
Now, with a simple click of a button you can create curved, or even circled text.
Simply type out your text and click on “Effects” then choose “Curve” and use the slider to adjust the curve.
You can make it curve either way and even all the way around into a full circle if you want. Finally!
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Updates are happening all the time to make the platform better and easier to use.
I LOVE providing design templates, it’s so much fun but I would be lying if I didn’t completely geek out over design tricks/hacks!
I love that these updates make designing even faster (another reason I create templates— I love helping people save time) and I hope you learned a new trick or two!
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