How to Wrap Text Around a Shape in Canva?

Ok, first things first - when you say wrap text around do you mean making the text curved? Or do you mean you want to give the impression that your text goes behind the actual shape or image for example?

For the sake of everyone's sanity we will discuss both. So let's get started with the first guide:

How do I Curve text in Canva?

It's pretty straightforward. All you do is select your text, go to Effects and toggle the Curve option. After that just play around with the settings until the shape of your text starts to follow the shape of the image you have. 

You can follow my video tutorial below:

Now that we got that out of our way let's discuss the second problem:

How do I wrap text around an image in Canva?

Now this part is a bit more tricky because first you need to find a font that is rounded enough in a way that is able to look like it's going around a shape or an image.

I've also made a short tutorial about it which you can follow and I will also note a few key things below:

  1. First thing first, like I said - the font used is really important and this style of design will only work on fonts that look handwritten or calligraphic.
  2. Second thing is, you need to make sure there is enough contrast between the font color and the product you're making your text go around. In my case my text is white and my product is mostly dark.
  3. Third thing, most of the transparent images in Canva will require a subscription to use, so you're either going to have to manually search for PNG images (they are able to have transparent backgrounds) and upload them in the editor manually or spend a few extra dollars on a monthly subscription.
  4. Finally, the image will be under the text layer so you will have a hard time trying to select it. What I do is I select both of them, hold SHIFT and click on the text layer to deselect it. After that I duplicate it with CTRL + C and CTRL + V.

That being said, if you have the time to find a nice font and a good looking product image that also happens to be transparent you can end up creating a nice looking 3D effect. I mean, just look at my BB cream bottle!

Pretty nice looking cream if you ask me. Especially now that it's on sale I'd definitely be potentially interested in buying it. 

Just keep in mind that the effect works best when there's contrast between the layers (text and image). That's it.

At this point you should be able to curve text and wrap it around things in Canva. 

June 24, 2023

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