How To Make Rainbow Letters In Canva (3 Easy Steps!)

How To Make Rainbow Letters In Canva
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Looking to add a fun, colorful pop to your designs with rainbow letters? You’ve come to the right place!

We’ve all seen those gorgeous rainbow letter designs all over social media – they grab attention and spread positivity wherever they’re used.

But recreating that rainbow text effect can be a challenge, especially in design tools like canva where we do not have a clipping mask option.

Not to worry!

In this quick Canva tutorial, I’ll walk you through exactly how to make rainbow letters in canva using canva alphabet frames and some stock images.

Whether you want to use them for Instagram posts, bulletin boards, flyers, or any other project idea you have, I’ve got you covered.

By the end, you’ll be making cheerful, eye-catching rainbow letters in Canva to uplift all your designs.

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How To Make Rainbow Letters In Canva (Step By Step!)

Follow the below steps to create a rainbow letter in Canva:

1. Create New Design

Click on the ‘Create a Design’ button from the top right corner of the Canva homepage.

Then scroll through the new menu to look for your desired design type. Or use the top search bar to search for your specific design type.

create a design

Once you find the design type that you like, click on it to get redirected to the blank canvas.

  • Note: If you want to create a custom design, click on the ‘Custom Size’ button from the bottom left corner of the new menu and then enter your desired dimensions.

2. Add Alphabetical Frames

After getting redirected to the blank canvas, proceed with adding alphabetical frames to your design.

Click on the ‘Elements’ button from the left-hand sidebar and then search for ‘Frames’ from the top search bar.

search for frames

Now from the search results, click on the ‘See All’ button under the ‘Frames’ category to get access to all the frames in Canva.

Note: Now you have to decide which word you want to create using the frames.

Scroll through the frame menu, and click on the frame of the first alphabet for your desired word.

For example, I want to create the word ‘Rainbow’. So, I will click on the ‘R’ frame to add it to my design.

Resize The Frame

Once the frame is on your canvas, drag the ‘Resizing’ handles to make the frame bigger or smaller in size according to your need.

After resizing the frame, drag and position it on the right-hand side of the canvas as it is our first alphabet of the word.

Position Your Frame

Now from the frame menu, click on the frame of your second alphabet.

For example, I am creating a ‘Rainbow’ text. So, I will click on the frame of the second alphabet ‘A’.

add sceond frame

After adding the second alphabetical frame on the canvas, resize and position it horizontally on the design.

  • Note: Follow the same process to keep adding frames until you form your desired word on the Canvas.
form a word

3. Add Rainbow Gradient

After forming an alphabetical word on the canvas, we will proceed with adding a rainbow gradient on the frame.

Click on the ‘Apps’ button from the left sidebar and then scroll down to click on the ‘Photos’ button from the new menu.

click on apps button

Once you click on the ‘Photos’ button, Canva’s wide library of stock images will open in front of you.

Search for ‘Rainbow Gradient’ from the top search bar. Then from the search results, drag and drop the rainbow gradient of your liking on the first alphabetical frame.

For example, I will drag and drop the rainbow gradient on the ‘R’ alphabetical frame.

search for rainbow gradient

You can follow the same process to add ‘Rainbow Gradient’ manually to each alphabetical frame.

However, there is another method for adding ‘Rainbow Gradient’ to the rest of the alphabetical frames in just one click.

Sounds interesting, doesn’t it?

To apply ‘Rainbow Gradient’ to the rest of the frames at once, click on the first alphabetical frame and then on the ‘Copy Style’ button from the top toolbar.

click on copy style button

After clicking on the ‘Copy Style’ button, drag your cursor over the empty frames. A boundary box will appear around them indicating that they are selected.

rainbow letter

Once you release the left button of the mouse, all the empty frames will get filled with rainbow gradients.

4. Download Your Design

After creating rainbow letters, click on the ‘Share’ button from the top right corner of the screen and then on the ‘Download’ button to open the download setting.

click on share button

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

click on download button

FAQ- How To Make Rainbow Letters In Canva

Below are a few frequently asked questions to deepen your understanding:

How To Do Multi-Color Text In Canva?

To create multi-color text in Canva, create a text using the alphabetical frames from the ‘Elements’ section. Then open the Canva library of stock images and search for ‘Multi Color Gradients’ from the top search bar.

From the search results, drag and drop ‘Multi Color Gradient’ of your liking over the first alphabetical frame. In the same way, you can keep adding different gradients to different frames to create a multi-color text in Canva.

How To Do Text Animation In Canva?

To do text animations in Canva, click on the text that you want to animate and then click on the ‘Animate’ button from the top toolbar. A new animation panel will open on the left-hand side.

Click on the animation that you like the most to add it to your text. Before downloading the design on your computer, make sure to preview your design to see how the animation looks.

Wrapping Up

There we have it – everything you need to start making vivid rainbow letters in Canva! It’s such a fun way to add some colorful pop and vibrancy to your designs.

To recap, the key steps are using the alphabet frames inside canva, dragging and dropping rainbow stock images into the alphabet one by one, and that’s it.

A few last tips: play around with different rainbow stock images to find what speaks to you. And don’t be afraid to try different backgrounds too.

I hope these steps help you take your Canva skills up a notch and add some rainbow magic. Let me know if you have any other questions! I’m always happy to help a fellow Canva user out.

Before you go, please share this tutorial with designer friends who might want to try the rainbow letter look too.

Thanks for reading!

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