Have you ever wanted to make text vertical in your Canva designs but weren’t sure how to do it?
I’ve totally been there before.
Sometimes you need to make the text vertical rather than horizontal to fit a narrow space or make your design even more stylish.
The good news is, that making vertical text in Canva is super easy. In just a few clicks you can condense, rotate, or position your text vertically.
In this quick tutorial, I’ll share 3 methods for making your text vertical in Canva.
Let’s get started!
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How To Make Text Vertical In Canva (Step By Step)
Here are the steps that you can follow to make text vertical in Canva:
1. Open Recent Design
Go to the Canva website and then log in or sign up to get access to the Canva homepage.
Look for the ‘Recent Design’ section on the Canva homepage. This section contains all the designs on which you have worked in the past.
Click on the design whose text you want to make vertical and it will open in the Canva editor.
2. Make Your Text Vertical
After opening up your design in the Canva editor, we can start by making the text vertical.
However, there are three easy ways to make your text vertical in Canva:
a) Condense Your Text
Click on the text box that you want to make vertical and a boundary box will appear around it indicating that it is selected.
For example, I will click on the ‘This Weekend’ text box for demonstration purposes.
After selecting the text element, you will notice a handle on the right edge of the text box.
Drag that handle towards the left-hand side to condense the text.
As you drag the handle you will notice the text condensing vertically (refer to the screenshot below).
Release the handle when all the text has condensed on one side.
In this way, you can create a vertical text in Canva.
If you want to change the ‘Font Size’ of the vertical text, click on it. Then click on the ‘Font Size’ button from the top toolbar and a new menu with different font sizes will open in front of you.
Click on your desired font size from the new menu to change the existing font size of the text.
After changing the ‘Font Size’ of the vertical text, drag and position it on your design.
b) Rotate The Text
The other method for making the text vertical In Canva is to rotate the text at 90 degrees.
To do that, click on the text element that you want to make vertical and a boundary box will appear around it with few options.
You will notice a ‘Rotate’ handle on the bottom of the boundary box. This handle helps you to rotate the text element in any direction you want.
So, while pressing the left button of your mouse, rotate your text vertically.
As you drag the handle, you will notice the text element rotating in front of you. Release the left button of your mouse when your text is rotated to 90 degrees.
Now your text element will get vertical in front of you.
If you want to change the font style of the vertical text, then click on the ‘Font Style’ button from the top toolbar.
A new menu with various font styles will open on the left-hand side, either search for your desired font style from the top search bar or scroll through the available options.
Once you find a ‘Font Style’ that you like, click on it to change the existing font style of the selected text.
c) Position Each Alphabet Vertically
Both above methods do not allow you to customize each alphabet separately.
If you wish to customize each alphabet later on after making them vertical, then follow this step.
Click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar and then on the ‘Add a Heading’ button. Once you have a text box on your design, type the first alphabet of the word that you want to create.
For example, I want to create ‘Shop Now’, so I will type my first alphabet ‘S’ on the text box.
Now again click on the ‘Text’ button and then on the ‘Add a Heading’ button. But this time, type the second alphabet of the word.
If you want to change the existing color of your second alphabet, click on the ‘Text Color’ button from the top toolbar.
Either click on a ‘Default Color’ or use the ‘Color Picker Slider’ to create a new one.
For example, I think the ‘Brown’ color will look really great on the text. So, I will click on the ‘Brown’ color from the colors panel on the left-hand side.
After changing the color of the text, click on the ‘Effects’ button from the top toolbar and again click on the ‘Splice’ effect from the new menu.
And Then drag and position it below your first alphabet.
Note: In the same way, keep adding texts from the ‘Text’ section, customize it from the top toolbar, and drag it in its respective place until you get all the alphabets of the word on your design (refer to the screenshot below).
Now while pressing the ‘Shift’ key on your keyboard, keep clicking on all alphabets to add them to the selection.
Then click on the ‘Position’ button from the top toolbar and a new menu will open on the left-hand side.
Click on the ‘Vertically’ button from the new menu to evenly space your selected text elements vertically.
Now all your alphabets will get vertically positioned.
FAQ- How To Make Text Vertical
Below are a few frequently asked questions:
How Do I Rotate Text Vertically In Canva?
To rotate text vertically in Canva, click on the text element that you want to rotate.
You will notice a ‘Rotate’ handle on the bottom of the boundary box. While pressing the left button of your mouse, drag that ‘Rotate’ handle vertically or at 90 degrees.
How Do I Change To Vertical In Canva?
To change your page vertically in Canva, click on the ‘Resize’ button from the top of the screen and a new menu will open in front of you.
Now under the ‘Custom Size’ section, you will notice the existing dimensions of your design.
Backspace it and then enter the new dimensions for your design to make it vertical.
Make sure to keep the height greater than width if you want to have a vertical page.
Last, click on the ‘Copy And Resize’ button.
Before You Leave
Now you can make text vertical in Canva designs in just a few minutes!
In this blog post, we covered condensing text, rotating text boxes, and positioning text vertically.
With these easy methods, you can make your Canva designs pop or stylish by making text vertical.
Want to learn more about Canva? check out our secret canva tips and tricks that will save your hours of designing work.
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