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How To Fill A Text Box With Color in Canva (Easy Trick!!)

I am pretty sure that most of you out there using Canva must be tired of complaining how the text in your design fades and mixes with the background.

What options do you have then? The first is to change the color of the text itself.

On one hand, you don’t want to change the color of the text and on the other hand, you want it not to fade out with the background.

But the question that lies here is, is it possible to keep the text color and not have it fade? Well, that is what we are to discuss through this blog post.

So the main question that arises here is can you highlight text in canva?

Yes! you can definitely do that, and if you are searching for how to highlight text on canva then this post is for you. In order to highlight the text, you have to add background color to the text but you need to know how to do it. Hence, this post has all the necessary information on how to fill a text box with color in Canva. Let us get started!

How To Fill A Text Box With Color In Canva

In order to fill a text box with color you need to add a text layer by pressing “T” from your keyboard. After that you can make adjustments to your text accordingly. Now, go to “Elements” tab from the left sidebar and search for the keyword “Shapes” and choose a square or rectangle shape from there. Add the shape behind you text layer and adjust it’s size by dragging the sides of the square and finally change the color of the shape by clicking on color palette from the top toolbar and there you have a nice text box with color.

How Highlight Text In Canva? (Simple Steps)

There is no direct formula to fill a text box with color in Canva.

You need to follow a few simple steps to reach your destination. Filling a text box with color in Microsoft word is a great way to get started.

If you already know how to do that, doing the same in Canva also becomes a very easy job for you. So let us check out the simple steps you need to do:

Step 1: You can start by logging into your Canva account and choosing either an existing file to update or, creating a new file by clicking on the ‘create a new design’ option displayed on the home page. This is perhaps the most basic step you need to start with, no matter what you want to do in Canva.

Step 2: You can now add a text box to your blank page by clicking on the text ‘T’ from the keyboard and choosing the font styles from the ‘text’ menu displayed on the extreme left side corner available on the screen.

This will add text to your canvas from where we can begin the next steps.

Step 3: After completing the message you want to write on the blank canvas, go ahead with editing the color of the text from the tabs available in the toolbar above the canvas. The toolbar has all the options for you to edit the text as per your choices.

You can choose the color text of your choice and decorate your text.

Step 4: Once you are done with color text, you can get ready to add a text box in the shape of a rectangle or a square by clicking on the ‘elements’ tab on the left side corner of the screen. Also, to do it directly, click on the ‘R’ key from the keyboard and you will see a rectangle on the canvas.

Step 5: Once the rectangle is added, you can change its color by clicking on the small colored tile displayed and choosing any color that appears on the toolbar. You can see the color of the text box gets changed once you do that.

Step 6: Once you have selected the color of the text box, you can even change its effects to deep or light, you can do so by typing a hex code on the search bar and finding out what suits you best.

Step 7: Once your shape is ready, adjust the text box as per your choices from the adjustment bars available at the end of the screen. Now, for the last step, you need to bring the text over the text box and fix it. Now you have it, your text is ready without having your text fade the next time you do it.

Step 8: Lastly, to move your text and text box as a unit, click on the ‘group’ button and it is set.

Also Read: How To Indent In Canva Text Box


What types of shapes can I use to create my text box?

Squares and rectangles are very common shapes that you can easily find out and use for your text box. But, very surprisingly, you can add more extra elements to your text box by opting for circle and triangle shapes as well.

What colors can I use for my text box background?

For your text box colors, you can create as many colors as available on the color pallet. All basic colors are available and apart from that, you can even change the tone of the color as per your choices. Whether you want to put a lighter shade or a darker shade, anything and everything can be made possible in no time. That is what Canva has to offer.

Can I duplicate the same text box to another page in Canva?

You need to simply click on the text box and copy and paste it to the page you would want to copy the text box to. But you need to make sure that you have your text and text box in the form of a group so that both can be moved together.

How To Change Canva Text background Color.

If you have achieved the background color by following our steps then you need to change the color of the shape element in order to change the background color of the text. To do this, simply click on the element shape and choose a new color from the color palette from the top toolbar.

Concluding Thoughts

For all those who like Canva as a design tool, I am pretty sure you would be struggling with a lot of things to do while using Canva. Not just about filling texts in Canva, other issues such as changing the color of an uploaded image, or, fading out music in Canva, are some of the common issues almost all people are seen facing in their day-to-day lives.

Hence, if you too have been struggling with such issues and thinking about what to do and how to do it, you have a lot of such means and ways that have been discussed before on this page. Besides, if you are interested in learning more parts about how to go about doing things in Canva, you have it all here.

Hence, get started with your journey of using Canva in the best possible ways and discover more things that you can do using Canva. Get started right away without wasting any more time.

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