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How To Paint In Canva (5 Easy Steps)

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Ok, so tell me, how many times has it happened that you needed to draw something in Canva but were not able to figure out how to do it?

Many times right?

Maybe you have searched for some tutorial on how to paint in canva, but are still unable to figure out how to do it properly.

I know it can be quite frustrating, especially when you are a newbie and do not have much experience with Canva.

Well, don’t worry, today in this article I will be showing you how to draw in canva step by step.

No matter if you have just started using canva, I have covered all the important steps along with all the necessary screenshots to help you out!

So you ready? let’s dive in.

Key Takeaways

  • With the new update, users can now easily draw basic shapes, lines, and arrows inside canva.
  • Users can easily draw stuff using the draw tool available in the left sidebar while editing their designs.
  • The draw tool comes with 1 Pen, 1 Marker, 1 Highlighter and 1 Eraser and allows users to edit the thickness, transparency, and color of the strokes

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How To Paint In Canva (Steps To Follow)

Here are the step you can follow to Draw or Paint in Canva

But before that, I know some people prefer watching instead of reading, so here is the video tutorial for you.

1. Create a Design In Canva

First of all open up your design where you want to paint or you can also create a new blank canvas if you want to start from scratch.

Just open the canva homepage, log in to your account, and click on the “Create a Design” button from the top right corner.

Choose your document size, or you can also set custom sizing according to your needs.

2. Click On The Draw Tool

Once you are in the editor, you have to click on the draw tool that is present in the left sidebar.

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The drawing tool contains 3 different types of painting brushes & pens and one eraser to erase whatever you have drawn.

3. Customize The Settings

Select the brush of your choice from the draw menu and customize its setting according to your needs.

As canva is not a painting or illustration-focused tool so you won’t get high-end customization options but you can still do basic customizations like the brush weight, color, and transparency.

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You can click on the color palette from the left sidebar to change the color of the brush and you can click on the 3 lines just below the color palette to play with the weight and transparency.

4. Start Painting

Once you are satisfied with the customizations, you can now start painting on your canvas.

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You can hold your mouse click and drag your mouse to paint your custom shapes, lines, etc.

Drawn something by mistake?

Don’t worry, you can use the eraser tool from the menu to erase your mistakes.

5. Adjusting and Resize

Once you are ready with your drawings, you can adjust the position and sizing using the cursor tool available from the left sidebar that is present just below the eraser tool.

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So here is the thing, whenever you hold a mouse click and draw something and then release the click, it will be considered as a separate layer or shape.

What does that mean?

Try it out by yourself, paint some shapes in your canvas, and then switch to the cursor, now you will see you can select, resize and reposition the shapes individually.

How To Achieve Photo Paint Effect In Canva

So, you want to achieve that photo-paint effect in Canva, huh? Well, then this section is for you!

Now, the good news is that Canva offers an effect that allows users to create painting effects easily.

All you have to do is select the photo you want to add the effect to and choose the “Edit Photo” option from the top toolbar.

Now switch to the old photo editor as the new photo editor does not have the painting effect settings.

Now again click on “Edit Photo” and this time you’ll see the old photo editor.

You have to search for Paint Effects from the available options and click on it.

And once you click on Paint Effects you will see a handful of different painting styles in the menu.

Just click on any one that you prefer, it will take some time and will be applied to your image.

FAQ – How To Paint In Canva

Can I draw in Canva on a mobile device?

Yes, you can use the draw tool in Canva on your mobile device as well as your desktop computer. Simply download the Canva app, log in to your account, and start painting your shapes.

How do I select different brush types?

Selecting different brush types in Canva is easy. First, click on the brush icon in the left panel and choose your preferred brush from the menu. You can also adjust the size and opacity of your brush stroke using the sliders in the same panel.

How do I use the draw tool in Canva?

Using the draw tool in Canva is simple. First, select the draw tool from the left panel and choose your brush type. Then, simply click and drag on the canvas to start drawing. You can also adjust the color, size, and transparency of your brush using the optional in the same panel.

Is there a brush tool in Canva?

Not specifically a brush tool, but a draw tool is there that let you draw basic shapes and lines in your canva design.

Where is the paintbrush tool in Canva?

The paintbrush tool or the draw tool is present in the left sidebar.

Before You Leave

So I hope I was able to answer your query on how to paint in canva.

Now before you leave I have something special for you, do you know you can create amazing stickers inside canva using our in-depth guide on how to create stickers inside canva?

If you are planning to create beautiful stickers for yourself or to sell on Etsy then this guide would be a gold mine for you.

So if you got any questions regarding “how to paint in canva”, you can comment them down below, I would to help you out.

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