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How To Curve a Line In Canva (Easy Steps!)

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Looking at your latest Canva design, you realize something’s missing – it needs a curved line to add a more dynamic, fluid feel.

But Canva doesn’t have a “curve line” tool that you can find. I know how frustrating it is when you have a vision for your design but feel limited by the software or tool.

But the question is how to curve a line in canva.

Well, I’ve got some great news for you!

Did you know you can actually curve any straight line in Canva?

It’s surprisingly easy to transform straight lines into curved lines that make your design pop.

In just a few simple steps, I’ll show you how to curve lines in canva to create beautiful, eye-catching shapes.

So let’s start!

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How To Curve a Line In Canva

Follow the below steps to learn how to curve a line in Canva:

1. Visit Canva Website

Visit Canva website.

If you already have a Canva account, click on the ‘Log In’ button from the top right corner of your screen and then log in using your email address and password.

If not, then you can quickly sign up for a free account by clicking on the ‘Sign Up’ button from the same right corner of the screen.

2. Create or Open a Design Type

After logging in or signing up, you will be directed to the Canva homepage.

On the Canva homepage, you will see a ‘Create a Design’ button on the top right corner of the screen. Click on it to open a new menu of various design types.

open a design type

You can either use the top search bar to search for the design type you want such as ‘Instagram Post’, ‘Flyer’, ‘Banner’, ‘Presentation’, etc.

Or you can scroll through the options in front of you to find a design type that suits your needs. Once you’ve found a design type that you like, click on it.

Note: for this tutorial, it does not matter what design type you choose as curved lines can be created in any design.

3. Add Or Create Curved lines On Your Design

After opening a design type in Canva, you will be directed to the Canva editor.

Now there are two ways to add or create curved lines to your design, so let’s have a look at each method one by one:

a) Use Premade Curved Line Elements

Click on the ‘Elements’ button from the left sidebar.

As a result of which Canva’s wide library of elements will open.

Use the top search bar and search for the ‘Curved Line’ keyword and Canva will then display various curved lines that you can use for your design.

search for curved line

Click on the ‘Graphics’ button below the search bar to view all the curved lines.

Make sure to browse through all the options and then click on the curved line that you like the best.

Once you click on the curve line, it will get added to the blank canvas in front of you.

click on curved line

To make your design stand out from the crowd, you can also add multiple curved lines and then connect them to form a creative design.

For example, you can add two curved lines from the elements section and then use the ‘Rotate’ button of one of the curved lines to rotate it at 180 degrees.

Create a wave like design

Now join one end of the rotated curved line with the other end of the second curved line.

As a result of which a wave-like design will form in front of you.

b) Create Your Own Curved Line

If you are not satisfied with the existing curved lines in the elements section then you can also create your own curved lines.

add a circular frame

Click on the ‘Elements’ button from the left sidebar and then search for ‘Circular Outline’ from the top search bar.

As a result of which various options will appear in front of you, click on a circular outline you like the best to add to your canvas.

add a circle

Now again click on the ‘Elements’ button to search for a ‘Circle’ from the top search bar. This time we need a normal circle, click on the one you like and add it to the design.

Once the circle is on your design, click on the ‘Color’ button from the top toolbar to change the color of the circle.

change the color of circle

As a result of which the color menu will open in front of you.

Make sure to set the color of the normal circle similar to your background.

In this case, your background is white, so we will click on the ‘White’ color from the color menu.

As a result of which the circle will become invisible.

make a curve line

Now you will be having two elements on your canvas (one will be a circular outline and one will be a normal circle).

While pressing the left button of your mouse, drag the white color circle halfway over the circular outline.

It will basically hide a portion of your circular outline, giving it an appearance of a curve line.

Note: Create as many circular lines as you want by following the step above.

4. Save Your Design

After creating curve lines, it is time to save the design on your desktop.

Click on the ‘Share’ button from the top right corner of the screen and then on the ‘Download’ button.

click on save button

As a result of which download settings will open. Set the file type to ‘PNG’ or ‘JPG’ and then click on the ‘Download’ button at the end.

click on download button

Now Canva will start preparing your file for downloading.

FAQ on How To Create Curved Lines In Canva

Although creating curved lines in canva is really simple and only takes a few mins but here are some questions that you might have.

Can You Curve Writing On Canva?

Yes, you can curve writing on Canva.
Just open a design type and click on the text element that you want to curve.
As a result of which a top toolbar will appear.
Click on the ‘Effects’ button from the top toolbar, and then scroll down the effects menu to look for the ‘Curve’ button.
Once you find the ‘Curve’ button, click on it to make your writing curve.

Can You Curve An Image On Canva?

Yes, you can curve an image on Canva. Just click on the ‘Elements’ button from the left sidebar and insert a round frame onto your canvas.
Then you can either upload your own image by clicking on the ‘Uploads’ button or use Canva stock photos by clicking on the ‘Photos’ button.
Drag and drop the image that you like the most onto your frame.
As a result of which the image will take the shape of your frame and will become curved or round.

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