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5 new Canva features guaranteed to add the wow factor

From new photo editing features to game-changing apps and AI tools, we’ve got some incredible new ways to take your designs to the next level.


Over the last decade of Canva(opens in a new tab or window), one aspiration has remained the same: equip our community with tools that transform the way they design and let them effortlessly take their creativity to new heights. In other words – we’re always looking to help you add the wow factor – so here are five of our latest features guaranteed to take your designs to the next level.

1. Extract text from images like an expert

We’ve supercharged our photo editor(opens in a new tab or window) this year with the likes of of Magic Edit(opens in a new tab or window), Magic Expand(opens in a new tab or window), and Magic Grab(opens in a new tab or window) – and now you can easily update text in your images with Grab Text(opens in a new tab or window). Found yourself needing to update text on an image, but don’t have an editable design file? Use Grab Text to separate words and phrases from any image. Whether it’s a photo of a document or a screenshot, you can skillfully extract text and edit it to suit your design – just like magic.

2. Own your focal point with Blur Brush

Want to selectively blur areas in your photo to bring your photo subject into focus? With Blur Brush(opens in a new tab or window), the latest edition to the Blur effect, you can control what remains sharp and what fades into the background in your image, and you can even adjust the intensity of the blur.

3. Create image variations with Magic Media

Our popular AI image generator(opens in a new tab or window), Magic Media(opens in a new tab or window), puts the perfect image at your fingertips – and now you can create a series of similar images with our new image variation feature. Love the look of an image you’ve generated, and want to create more with the same look and composition? Select the ‘generate more like this’ option from the ellipses, and watch your imagination turn into even more versions of reality.

4. Bring your art to life

Got a visual idea in mind? Now you can turn any scribble or drawing into a realistic image with Sketch to Life app(opens in a new tab or window) available in the Canva Apps Marketplace(opens in a new tab or window). Simply sketch your idea alongside a few notes, and watch AI bring your art to life 🤝

5. Enhance any image

There’s nothing worse than finding the right image, only for it to be pixelated or blurry – until now. The Enhancer app(opens in a new tab or window), now available in the Canva Apps Marketplace(opens in a new tab or window), enhances and upscales any image in just one click. Say hello to quality, clear images!

Try for yourself

These are just a few of the many incredible features we’re rolling out every month as part of our ongoing mission to empower the whole world to design.

Ready to try these tools for yourself? Add the wow factor to your next design(opens in a new tab or window).


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