When a flat color won’t do, give your designs some texture with Canva! Choose from a wide variety of textured backgrounds, from real-world papers and fabrics to fanciful designs and patterns. Search our image library for textures to accentuate with photo filters and transparency to use in any part of your design.
Suppose you’ve returned from a three-day hiking trip. As soon as you return to civilization you dump all your digital photos on your computer: some might need to be labeled, some might need to be retouched, but they’ll all look that much better with some cropping.
Crop your photos the simple way! After snapping a sizable stack of photos, our cropping tool can help transform your shots so they look gorgeous with your next project and are trimmed to just the right size. Whether you’re putting together an adventurous photo collage or adding photos to an invitation or brochure, our image cropper will ensure all your designs look clean, trim, and splendid. You can even do it right on your phone or tablet! Canva is available for free for your iPhone, iPad or Android devices.
From the Sunday morning newspaper to the adventures of costumed heroes, comics are a universally understood language. We’ve all seen speech bubbles, caption boxes, and bold sound effects inside starbursts. Now you can these bits of storytelling to your designs without the bristol board and ink pen with digital speech bubbles!
Canva makes it simple to drag and drop speech bubbles into your designs and quickly add your own dialog. With digital speech bubbles, you can always edit the dialog, change the colors, or move and resize your bubbles. Inspiration can strike anytime, anywhere so bring Canva with you by downloading our free iOS and Android apps and let the adventure begin!
We can all stop and think about what our favorite photo is. Chances are if you found it on the internet rather than a family album, it comes with a hilarious caption. But there’s plenty more text can do for your photos than giving speech to a cute cat photo! Well placed words and images can have the power to inspire, entertain, communicate, and even garner you bushels of likes on social media.
Whether you're on the web or on your iPhone, iPad or Android devices, Canva can be your one-stop shop for combining photos and text the fast, easy way. Not only do we have tons of photo filters and design tools to ensure your images look brilliant, but our text tools bring you plenty of fresh fonts and expert typography. Take a gander at all our text tools can bring to your designs:
Say you’ve got a good eye for brilliant candid shots of your friends and smiley selfies. Your photos and compositions are beautiful, but how do you go the extra mile to transform your photos into magazine-style glamor shots? Try your hand at photo effects and give your photos out of this world style!
Photo effects are simple with Canva! Whether you're designing on the web, your iOS or Android devices, we have plenty of trendy photo filters to choose from to give your photos your favorite signature looks. Just choose any photo and click “Filter” to scroll through each of our head-turning filters. And if you want to design a filter of your own, click “advanced options” to experiment with all of our photo editor sliders to produce one of a kind photo effects!
Whether you’re building a photo collage or a beautiful magazine spread, every aspect of your design is important. For the best results, every detail counts: make sure you keep an eye on our design’s margins, kerning, and even make sure your photos are straight. Canva makes it easy to rotate your photos so your surfaces and horizon lines are straight and squared up. Even if you take pictures like a nervous paparazzi or a sass-talking fashion photographer, we’ll help you keep your photos straight and your designs elegant. Need to design on the go? Our free iOS and Android apps have you covered. They're free to download from the App Store and Google Play.
Do you want your design to be as gentle as an Anthropologie catalog spread? Sometimes a design can be like a ramshackle student film production, with every shape and color elbowing for screen time. Great designers know that a well-made backdrop helps the foreground shine all the brighter. Give your designs an elegant backdrop with transparency!
Every element of a Canva design has adjustable transparency. Simply select an element, then click the down arrow to reveal the transparency slider. Move the slider to the left to gently reduce the level of opacity until the element becomes entirely transparent and disappears. There’s just so much you can do with the transparency slider:
From the cover of the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night to the great works of Piet Mondrian, grid-based and photo grid designs endlessly appeal to our sense of structure and form. You too can experiment with photo grids by clicking the “layout” pane and choosing from one of our many grid layouts. Drag and drop any design element into the open frames and you’re off and running.
Make photo grids the foundation of your project. From simple three-frame designs to complex arrangements perfect for mood boards, design grids give you room to envision and play. There’s just so much you can do!
Scratch and sniff is now dethroned as the latest and greatest in sticker technology. We bring you: digital stickers! Every bit as fun as a sticker sheet, but this time peeling them off is a snap.
Check out all the stickers we have to choose from by entering "stickers" into the search pane, then scroll through pages of stickers you can add to any design. Our library of over 1 million stock photos and illustrations has plenty of stickers to spice up your projects, ranging from snappy slogans to cheeky signs of affection, all free and ready to use.
From family photos to the artwork of great masters, a brilliant picture needs a tasteful and matching frame. Recreate the classic feel of oak or the curves of scrapbooking scissors! Give your digital design work the masterpiece treatment with Canva’s drag and drop photo frames effect.
We have a wealth of frames to choose from in a staggering number of shapes and styles, all ready to frame any of your photos, or to use with our vast collection of over 1 million stock photos. There are so many ways to add flair with the right frame!
When you discover a box of photos in grandma’s attic, after you are able to overcome how gorgeous everyone looks and succumb to your nostalgia for a time when gentlemen wore hats, you can’t help but appreciate the prints themselves: old photographs have so much character, and now yours can too.
Don’t spend big bucks on eBay for a vintage camera to get brilliant retro photo effects. Add photo vignette to any image with our vignette filter! You can even create vignette effects using your phone or tablet. Just download Canva for your iPhone, iPad or Android device for free.
Take a moment to think about the bright yellow smiley face, or the ubiquitous Facebook thumbs up. If a picture is worth a thousand words, an icon is certainly worth a thousand more.
Our collection of symbols and abstractions are ready to drop into any design, and because they’re vector images you know they’ll look great at any size. Our icons are free to use as is, or can be combined with your own creative output to make great logos, branding, and more. The sky’s the limit!
From spinning the focus knob on binoculars to rubbing Vaseline on a camera lens, it’s always fun to blur photos for style or to simulate depth of field. Go digital instead!
If you're used to taking and editing photos from your tablet or phone, don't fret! Canva is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices. Whether on the web or on the go, we make it easy to blur or sharpen your photos with our photo editor. We’ll also let you see the results right inside the layout view, so there’s no more guesswork or toying with complicated controls. Whether you're using blur for atmosphere or photo correction, there's so much you can do with blur.