Tell your photos to speak up! Choose from our collection of whispering or outrageous speech bubbles to add dialog and sound effects to your designs.

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!

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Browse our selection of speech bubbles for every mood or exclamation

Give some dialog to your best friend Jill with a speech bubble! Speech bubbles are little circles containing words or sounds that have a “tail” which points to the person speaking. To add a speech bubble, simply search our image library for “speech bubble” and scroll through plenty of quirky, colorful bubbles. The shape and style of the bubble helps convey the emotion of the speech it holds, so scroll to find the bubble that captures Jill’s essence perfectly.

Fill your speech bubbles with text to give your photos a voice

Next it’s time to be a wordsmith! If your speech bubble already has text inside (like “Hello!”), click on the text and start typing. You don’t even have to worry about running out of space — we’ll resize your text as you type. If your speech bubble is blank you can add text of your own by clicking on the “text” pane, then dragging some text on top of the bubble. Select the text to type your dialog, or change your text’s color, size, and font by clicking on the menu bar.

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Customize your speech bubble’s colors to accent your photos

Harmonize your design by customizing the colors of your speech bubble. Select the bubble and click on the colored circles to choose new colors from the color palette, or get the exact right hue from the color wheel. For example, if your friends are perched among autumn foliage, color your speech bubble in orange and auburn to fit the season. Or if you want a traditional comic book effect, choose loud contrasting colors and fill your dialog with exclamation points!

Capture your friend’s thoughts with speech bubble frames

Sometimes an image can capture our feelings far better than words. When you want someone to literally roar like a lion, or depict a friend’s dreamy thoughts of a sumptuous crème brûlée, its time for a speech bubble frame. Search our image library for “speech bubble frame” and choose a shape to drag into your design. Then fill the frame with any image by dragging it into the frame. We’ll handle the cropping for you, and if you’d like to make adjustments simply select the speech bubble and choose “crop.”

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Pair grids with speech bubbles to make snappy comic strips

Are you ready to unleash onto the world the comic adventures of you and your friends? We’ve got all the tools you need. Simply start a new design and click the “grid” button in the search pane to choose from many different panel layouts. Then drag and drop photos into the panels to tell your story. Add speech bubbles, caption text, or even stickers and stamps to create a simple comic strip that you can share with all your followers to rake in the laughs and the likes.