Want to create visually appealing designs for your social media posts, brochures, magazines, and more?
Using the text wrap effect in Canva allows you to seamlessly blend images and text to enhance your designs.
But how to wrap text around an image in Canva?
Don’t worry, In this article, i’ll walk you through the simple process of wrapping text around images in Canva.
With just a few clicks, you can take your Canva designs to the next level.
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What Is Text Wrapping?
Text wrapping refers to the design technique of making text flow around an image or graphic on a page.
Rather than having the text and images stacked on top of each other in blocks, the text curves around the shape of the image.
This creates an appealing, organic layout that integrates visuals and text smoothly together.
It results in designs that are more visually interesting and engaging.
How To Wrap Text Around an Image in Canva
Wrapping text around images in Canva is a simple process that can be done in just a few steps.
Follow this Canva text wrapping tutorial to start designing:
Step 1: Open Canva and Select Template
First, open Canva and select the template you want to use.
For social media posts, choose the Instagram or Facebook templates. For print projects, the brochure, flyer or magazine layouts work great.
You can use any template size or orientation. The text-wrapping effect works across Canva’s templates.
For this example, we’ll use the square Instagram Post template.
Step 2: Add Image to Template
Next, add the image you want to wrap text around.
For the wrap text effect, it is compulsory to choose an image with a transparent background.
To find suitable images, go to Elements and switch to Photos, search for your desired photo, and then check “Cutout” in the filter section to browse cutout images without backgrounds.
Drag and drop the image onto your template. Resize and position it as desired.
Step 3: Add Text Box
Now add a text box using the Text tool in the left sidebar. Click anywhere on your Canvas to insert a text box.
Type or paste your desired text into the text box.
Format it with styles like fonts, sizes, and colors.
And place the text on your cutout image.
Currently, the text layer is sitting on our image layer.
Step 4: Duplicate Image & Layer Over Text
Here’s where the magic happens!
Select the image and copy it.
Then paste the duplicate image directly on top of the text box.
Make sure to position the copy of the image to the exact position of the original image.
The image will cover the text underneath.
Don’t worry, we’ll reveal the text in the next step.
Step 5: Crop Image to Wrap Text
With the duplicate image layered above, crop the image to selectively reveal certain parts of the text box below.
Carefully drag the image crop handles to expose only small sections of the text at a time.
Do this until you get the text wrapped around the image exactly how you have thought of it.
Pro Tip: Use multiple duplicate layers of the image to wrap text around different text alphabets. Overlap the layers and crop each one incrementally to hug the contours of the bottom text.
Cropping out pieces of the top image makes it appear as if the text is wrapped around the bottom image. This creates a clean, seamless text-wrapped effect
See this is how everything is aligned together.
Layer 1 is our main product photo then on top of that, we have layer 2 which is our text, and then the topmost layer is a cropped version of the original product image to cover the upper section of the text.
Step 6: Group All Elements (Optional)
To keep everything in position, select all elements on your template and click the Group button. This locks the text wrap effect in place.
Grouping prevents individual elements from being moved out of alignment.
Step 7: Download Your Design
When you’re happy with the design, download it by clicking the pink “Share” button and the selecting “Download” option from there.
Choose to export as PNG to maintain transparent backgrounds.
And that’s it!
You’ve wrapped text around an image in Canva.
Frequently Asked Questions About Text Wrapping in Canva
Here are answers to some common questions about wrapping text around images in Canva:
Can I edit wrapped text after setting the text wrap effect?
Yes, the wrapped text box can still be edited normally. You can modify the font, size, color and content without affecting the overall text wrap design. Just avoid moving the text’s position.
What’s the best image type to use for text wrapping?
Images with transparent backgrounds work best. The transparency allows the text to seamlessly integrate with the image shape underneath.
Can I wrap text around multiple images at once?
Unfortunately, you can only wrap text around one image at a time in Canva. You’ll need to repeat the wrapping steps for each individual image you want text to flow around.
Is text wrapping possible in the free version of Canva?
Absolutely! Wrapping text around images can be done using Canva’s free accounts as well. A Canva Pro account is not required.
However, if you are planning to use Canva pro features like Background remover, or pro elements then a pro account will be required.
And that wraps up this guide on achieving professional text-wrapping effects in Canva!
Applying this simple technique allows you to create visual designs that smoothly blend images, graphics, and text together.
Whether you’re designing social media posts, brochures, packaging, magazines or infographics, text wrapping improves the visual appeal and readability of any graphic design.
So give your Canva projects an upgrade with text-wrapped images. Dazzle your audiences with beautiful designs that inform and captivate!
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