How to Wrap Text in Canva [An Easy 2024 Guide]

| | March 20, 2024
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Canva, the graphic design platform, has emerged as a popular choice for its user-friendly interface and extensive feature set.

Wrapping text in Canva allows you to create visually appealing designs and layouts. If you're struggling to wrap text in your Canva designs, then this tutorial is for you.

In this tutorial, I am going to cover step-by-step how to wrap text in Canva making your text seamlessly blend with images and shapes.

Let's get started.

Key Takeaways

Text wrapping is a design technique where text curves or flows around an image, shape, or other design element — an effect that adds visual interest and maintains readability.

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How to Wrap Text in Canva

How to Wrap Text in Canva?

In this tutorial, I am going to add some paragraphs to our design and also add an image. Next, we will wrap text to make sure that both the text and the images in our design are positioned perfectly.

Let's see start the tutorial.

Step 1: Creating a New Design

First, you need to log in to your Canva account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free using this link - https://canva.com.

After you log in to your account, you need to create a new design. Click on Create a design and select a design from the given suggestion.

Below, you can see that I have selected Instagram Post (Square) as my design.

Canva Instagram Post Design

After a selecting a design, you'll be taken to the Canva editor where you can edit your design as per your requirements.

Below is an example of the Canva editor. You can see your blank design marked by the red arrow and on the left is the editing options using which you can create your unique design.

Instagram Post in Canva Editor

In the next step, we will add some text and an image to this design. Let's move on to Step 2.

Step 2: Adding Text and Image

In the below screenshot you can see that I have added an image and a heading to my design.

Instagram Design in Canva

Now, we will add a paragraph to our design.

Click on Text and select the option - Add a bit of text, as shown below.

Add Text in Canva

Now, we will add some text in the area as marked above.

Below, you can see that I have added a paragraph to the text element. But the text we added is overlapping over the image.

In Step 3, we will see how to wrap the text in our Canva design so that it doesn't overlap with the image.

Step 3: Wrapping Text

To wrap the text, we need to perform two steps - (1) Make the font size smaller (optional), and (2) Drag the white pill handle (as marked by red arrow in the below image) to the left side until the text is positioned correctly.

White Pill Handle in Canva

By dragging the white pill handle, the text box becomes smaller. With a smaller text box, your text will automatically wrap or overflow to the next line.

Below you can see that after dragging the white pill handle towards the left side and reducing the font size, I was able to wrap the text properly to my design.

Wrap Text in Canva

Thus, by following the steps mentioned above, you can easily wrap your text in your designs. 

After wrapping the text, you can fine-tune the placement and customize the design further.

You can adjust the font style, size, color, and other formatting options to ensure that the wrapped text complements your overall design.

Tip: If you have a very long paragraph, I would advise you to add another page to your Canva design by clicking on Add page, and take a portion of the text from your paragraph on the first page (Ctrl+X) and paste it (Ctrl+V) on the second page. This way, you can make your paragraph shorter and try to wrap it using the white pill handle as mentioned above.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is text wrapping in Canva? 

Answer. Text wrapping in Canva refers to the ability to manipulate the flow of text around images, shapes, or other elements in your design. 

Q2. How do I wrap text around an object in Canva? 

Answer. To wrap text around an object in Canva, simply select the text you want to wrap, then drag the white fill handle towards left or right to make the text box smaller or bigger.

Q3. Can I adjust the spacing between the text and the object it's wrapping around?

Answer. Yes, you can adjust the spacing between the text and the object by selecting the wrapped text or the object and manually adjusting the space between them.

Q4. What types of objects can I wrap text around in Canva?

Answer. You can wrap text around images, shapes, icons, and other design elements in Canva. 

Q5. Does Canva offer any tool to wrap the text?

Answer. No, Canva doesn't offer any tool to wrap the text. You would have to manually wrap the text by dragging the white fill handle as mentioned in the tutorial above.

Wrapping Up

By following these simple steps, you can easily wrap text in your designs to create visually captivating and engaging content. 

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Mamta Choudhary

Mamta Choudhary is the co-founder of Technicalwall.com. She is an expert content writer and is a skilled graphic designer. She mainly write tutorial articles on various software and tools including graphic designing tools like Canva, and others.