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Can You Do Gradient Text in Canva?

Last updated on February 4, 2024 @ 9:53 am

You can surely do gradient text in Canva by using the basic Text tool!

First, select the Text tool from the left-hand sidebar.

Then, click on the area where you want to add text. A paragraph text box will appear.

Next, click on the “Text” drop-down menu and select “Add a Heading.” This will add a heading to your text.

Click the “Font” drop-down menu if you want to change the font style of your heading

Now, to add the gradient style to your text, click on the “Element” Tab and search for recolorable gradient. Pick your own color scheme then make your gradient serves as the overall background of your canvas.

Next, change the color of your text to “White” specifically and adjust the transparency down to 40-50%.

Then, click on the “Share” button to download and import your file for the next steps.

Make sure to clear your canvas or add a new file page before importing the file you just recently downloaded. Then, proceed to the “Upload” tab and click the “Upload files” button.

Click the recent image and wait for the image to complete uploading. After which, you can drag-and-drop it to your canvas for editing.

To complete the final look, it is necessary to remove the excess background of our “text” image. If you’re a Canva Pro user, just simply proceed to the “Edit image” tab and click the “BG Remover” to instantly remove the colors around your text.

However, if you don’t have a Canva Pro, there are some online and offline text and image editor that can achieve the same result.

In this step, you can see the clean removal of the text background.

To further enhance the gradient text, just click the “Edit image” tab and find the “Adjust” tool.

Finally, choose your complementary background to complete the presentation.

Then, repeat the process if you want to add more gradient style to your text.

PRO TIP: If you are not careful, gradient text in Canva can look tacky and unprofessional. Use it sparingly, and make sure that the colors you choose complement each other well.
Kathy McFarland

Kathy McFarland

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