How To Stretch Text In Canva (2 Quick Tricks!)

How To Stretch Text In Canva
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I know it can be tricky when you add text to a Canva design but it doesn’t fit the space how you want.

No matter how you try to move it around, the text just won’t stretch to fill that shape or banner perfectly.

I’ve had the same problem before when using Canva.

But the question is how to stretch text in Canva?

Although Canva does not have a direct feature to stretch text.

But you can still take advantage of the resizing and letter spacing feature to stretch the text to some extent in Canva.

With this simple trick, you’ll be able to fit your text into any shape or space with just a few clicks.

Let me show you now how to easily text in Canva for clean typography every time.

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How To Stretch Text In Canva

Follow the below steps to learn how to stretch text in Canva:

1. Open a Design

The first step is to open your design in which you want to stretch the text.

You can choose a design from the ‘Recent Designs’ section on the Canva homepage, and click on the thumbnail of your desired design.

Then Canva will give you access to edit that design.

open a new design

Or If you want to stretch the text of a new design, then click on the ‘Create a Design’ button from the top right corner of the Canva homepage and select a new blank template of your choice to create a new design.

Note: If your design does not have a text element, then click on the ‘Text’ button from the left sidebar. Now click on any text style that you like the most to add it to your design.

2. Stretch The Text

After opening your desired design, it is time to give the text element a stretch-like effect.

However, there are 2 ways to stretch the text in Canva. So, let’s have a look at it one by one.

a) Resize The Text Element

Click on the text element ones to select it. You will see a boundary box with small circles at the corners.

To resize the text element, while pressing the left button of your mouse, drag the corner circle outwards to make the text bigger.

resize the text

Or if you want to make the text smaller in size then while pressing the left button of your mouse, drag the corner circle inward.

You can use all four corner circles to adjust the text’s size until you get satisfied.

b) Letter Spacing Feature

You can also stretch the text element by giving some space between the letters.

Letter spacing not only helps to give the text a stretch-like effect but can also help to increase the text readability.

To get access to the letter spacing feature, first, click on the text element ones to select it.

Then click on the ‘Spacing’ button from the top toolbar. As a result of which a new menu will open in front of you.

click on your spacing button

To give the text a stretch-like effect, drag the ‘Letter Spacing’ slider towards the right side and the spaces between the letters will start to increase.

You can also decrease the spacing between the letters by dragging the ‘Letter Spacing’ slider on the left side.

If you want to increase or decrease the spacing between the lines then you can also drag the ‘Line Spacing’ from right or left.

3. Download Your Design

Once you are done stretching your text and satisfied with how your text looks, you can then proceed with downloading your design to your desktop.

click on share button

To download your design, click on the ‘Share’ button from the top right corner of the screen and then on the ‘Download’ button.

download your design

As a result of which download settings will open in front of you. Now set your file type to PNG and then again click on the ‘Download’ button.

Canva will then prepare your design for downloading.

FAQ- How To Stretch Text In Canva

Read the frequently asked questions below to deepen your understanding:

How Do You Manipulate Text In Canva?

Manipulating the text in Canva is very easy. Manipulating text in Canva means changing and adjusting the appearance of text elements within a design.

To manipulate a text in Canva, single-click on the text element to get access to the top toolbar. You can then change the font style, font size, text color and text alignment, etc of the text element.

Can You Bend Words In Canva?

Yes, you can bend words in Canva. Firstly, open a design type and then click on the text element that you want to bend or curve. As a result of which a top toolbar will appear in front of you.

Click on the ‘Effects’ button from the top toolbar and then from the effects menu, click on the ‘Curve’ button to bend words in Canva.

Before You Leave

And there you have it – now you know how to stretch text in Canva!

With the resize handles and letter spacing feature, you can make the text fit any shape or space.

Before you head out, here is a quick tip: remember you can hold the Shift to resize or stretch the text proportionally from all the corners.

I hope this guide made it easy to learn how to stretch text in Canva.

Hit me up in the comments if you have any other questions!

And if this was helpful, please share it with your creative buds. The more people who know these Canva tips, the better.

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