How To Make a Word Cloud In Canva (My Method !)

How To Make a Word Cloud In Canva
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Let me guess – you keep seeing these cool word clouds online but have no idea how to actually make one yourself.

I’ve totally been there!

At first glance, word clouds seem like fancy graphic design wizardry. But between you and me, making them is way easier than you think.

The secret is Canva.

In this blog, I’ll show you a step-by-step guide on how to make a word cloud In Canva. In just a few simple steps, you can turn your words or phrases into a beautiful work of art.

You’ll be amazed at how eye-catching and informative these visuals can be.

So, let’s dive in!

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How To Make a Word Cloud In Canva (Step By Step)

Below are the steps that you can follow to make a word cloud in Canva:

1. Create a Design

Visit the Canva homepage and Log in or sign up with your account.

From the top right corner of the Canva homepage, click on the ‘Create a Design’ button.

As a result of which a new menu with various design types will open in front of you.

create a design

Either scroll through the available options or use the top search bar to search for your desired design.

Then, click on the design type of your liking, and you will be redirected to a blank Canvas of the dimension that you have chosen.

2. Create a Word Cloud

After getting directed to the blank canvas, click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar.

Then click on the ‘Add a Heading’ button and start typing your text.

click on add a heading button

After typing your text, click on the ‘Font Style’ dropdown from the top toolbar. And then click on the font style of your liking.

click on a font style

To resize the text in front of you, click on the text element one and then drag the corners of the boundary box outwards or inwards to make your text bigger and smaller in size.

resize the text 1

Once you are done working on one text element, click on any default text style or a font combination in front of you and type in your second text.

click on a text style

Now click on the ‘Text Color’ button from the top toolbar and then choose a color from the default colors or use the color picker slider to create a new one.

Once you find a color that you like, click on it to add it to your text element.

change the color of the text

After changing the color of your text, you can also resize and change the font style of the text as explained above.

resize and change the font style of the text

If you want to rotate the text to get more creative. Then click on the text ones and then drag the ‘Rotation’ handle in any direction.

rotate your text

As you drag the rotation handle, you’ll see the text rotating in front of you. Release the handle when you’ve your text on the desired angle.

After customizing the text according to your need, drag the text to its respective position.

Drag The Text To Its Place

Once you have the second text element also positioned in the design, let’s move to add the third text element.

Again click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar. And this time we will click on an eye-catching font combination to add it to your design.

add a font combination

Now press on the ‘Backspace’ key from your keyboard to remove the existing text and then start typing your desired text.

And then again drag this third text element to its respective position.

  • Note: I find ’Font Combinations’ the most useful while creating any design because you do not have to spend time changing the font style, font color, etc. The text is already pre-customized, you just have to type in your desired text.
type in your third text

Do you know the power of effects in Canva?

let’s teach you about the text effects in your fourth text element.

Firstly, from the ‘Text’ section, click on the ‘Add A Subheading’ text style and then write your desired keyword.

type in fourth text

Once you have your fourth text element on the design, click on the ‘Effects’ button from the top toolbar.

There you will see a variety of text effects that you can apply to your text.

Here, I’ll be using the Curved text effect for demonstration purposes.

click on effects button

I will choose “Curve” from the left sidebar and as a result of which, you will see the fourth text fully curved on your design.

But if you want your text to be a little less curved, then drag the ‘Curve’ slider towards the left-hand side.

drag curve slider

As usual, click on the text ones, drag the corners of the boundary box inwards or outwards to resize your text then drag it to its respective place.

Resize the fourth element

Now you know all the tips and tricks to customize your text efficiently to make a nice word cloud, like I have (refer to the screenshot below).

final word cloud
  • Note: In short add a text, customize it using the top toolbar, resize it, and then drag it to its respective place. Follow this process again and again to create a whole word cloud.

3. Save Your Design

After creating a word cloud, you can then proceed to save your design on your computer.

click on share button

To do that, click on the ‘Share’ button from the top right corner of the screen and then on the ‘Download’ button from the new menu.

download your design

From the download settings, set your file type to PNG and then hit the ‘Download’ button at the end.

FAQ- How To Make a Word Cloud In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions to help you out:

How To Do Word Animation In Canva?

To do word animation in Canva, just click on the text ones and then click on the ‘Animate’ button from the top toolbar.

Now scroll down various animation options such as pop, fade, rise, etc. Once you find an animation that you like, click on it. Now your words like get animated.

Can I Make Text Spin In Canva?

Yes, you can easily spin text in Canva. Click on the text element ones and you will see a ‘Rotation’ handle outside the boundary box. Drag that ‘Rotation’ handle in any direction. As you drag the rotation handle, you’ll see the text spinning in front of you.

You can also click on the “Animate” option from the top toolbar and select the “Rotate” motion effect from there to make your text spin.

How Do You Combine Words In Canva?

Combining words is also known as grouping text in Canva. To group text in Canva, start by selecting multiple texts that you want to group. That can be done by, pressing the left button on your mouse, and dragging the cursor over the text elements.

As a result of which you will see a boundary box around them with few options at the top.
Right-click on the selected elements and click on “Group”.

Before You Leave

Now you have all the information you need to start making beautiful, customized word clouds in Canva.

In just a few clicks, you can turn any collection of words into an eye-catching art piece. Play with different layouts, colors, and font styles to make it your own.

A few pro tips: play around with different fonts, don’t be afraid of bold colors, and highlight keywords by making them larger in size. Feel free to experiment and get creative.

Let me know if you have any other questions. I’m always happy to chat about Canva tips and tricks!

Thank You

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