How to Curve Text on Canva

Canva is one of the best tools for basic designs if you do not have the knowledge to use more complex design software. And while being easy to use, it can seem a bit daunting should you wish to make your marketing materials or design work look a little bit more professional. Keep reading to learn how to curve text like a pro on Canva.

How To Create Curved Text in Canva

Follow these easy steps to curve text in Canva;

  • Click on the piece of text you’d like to curve.


curving text on canva

Then click on the “Effects” Button in the upper settings bar. It is located on the top right hand corner. See image above.

selecting curve text effect on canva

Click on the Curve setting to curve your text.  It is located near at the bottom of the list of effects under Shape.

applied curve on canva


  • Once the text is curved, rearrange the words to suit your design and delete the core text that is still in a straight line.
  • You can ungroup the text if you had selected a group text option. So you do not delete any straight text that you wish to retain.
  • You can also adjust the curve slider to alter the curvature of the text.
  • To curve your text upwards, drag the slider to the left.


curving text upwards on canva
  • You can also bring the curved text closer together by dragging the slider all the way to the end.


adjust curve on canva
  •  Then proceed to edit your text as you wish. You also add additional effects with the effects setting.


adding more effects to your curved text
  • You can change the style and color of the text. 
change color and style of curved text on canva

Note: If your texts appear squeezed after the effects addition, use the spacing button to reveal the spacing options. Then use the Letter spacing slider to adjust the space between your letters.

Dragging the slider to the right increases the space between the letters and vice versa.

Here is a video of me doing it

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