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How Do I Turn Off Guidelines in Canva?

Last updated on September 27, 2022 @ 11:00 pm

If you’re using Canva for work, you may be surprised to find out that there’s a way to turn off the default guidelines that appear on every new design. By turning off the guidelines, you can create a cleaner workspace that’s less distracting. Here’s how to turn off guidelines in Canva:

1. Open Canva and sign in.

2. Click on the “Create a design” button.

3. In the upper left-hand corner of the design page, click on the “burger” icon (three horizontal lines).

This will open up the side menu.

4. Scroll down to the “Preferences” section and click on “General”.

5. Under “Guides”, uncheck the box next to “Show smart guides”.

6. Click “Save” at the bottom of the page.

Guidelines can be helpful when you’re first getting started with Canva, but once you’re more familiar with the platform, they can be distracting. If you want a cleaner workspace, follow the steps above to turn off guidelines.

PRO TIP: If you are not careful, you may accidentally turn off the guidelines in Canva, which can make it difficult to align objects on your design.
Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

Technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Women Coders SF.