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How Do You Wrap Text Around a Picture in Canva?

Last updated on December 1, 2022 @ 2:11 am

If you want to add some extra flair to your website or blog, you may want to consider adding images. But simply adding an image isn’t always enough.

You may want to “wrap” text around the image so that the text flows around it instead of appearing above or below it. Canva, a free online design platform, makes it easy to add text to your images and wrap them around the picture.

First, sign up for a free Canva account. Once you’re logged in, click on the “Create a design” button.

Click create a design button in canva

PRO TIP: If you are not careful, wrapping text around a picture in Canva can result in the text being cut off or not wrapping properly. Make sure to preview your design before saving or printing to ensure that the text looks the way you want it to.

Then, select “Use custom dimensions” and enter the width and height of your image. For this example, we’ll use an image that’s 600 pixels wide and 400 pixels tall.

Input dimensions in pixels

Next, drag and drop your image into the design canvas. Then, click on the “Add Text” button and type in your desired text or use Canva’s templates. You can use the various text editing options to change the font, color, size, etc., of your text.

Add style text around the photo

The secret of wrapping the text successfully around your photo lies in tweaking the shadow effects of your image. To achieve the style of the photo shown above, go to the Edit image tool and remove the background of your photo if possible then, go to the Shadows button and adjust the settings. Make sure the transparency is 100%, and the color matches your canvas’ background color. Click Apply once you’re okay with the result.

Adjust the shadow of the photo

Once you’re happy with your text, you can then click on the “Download” button to save your image with the wrapped text.

Dale Leydon

Dale Leydon

Sysadmin turned Javascript developer. Owner of 20+ apps graveyard, and a couple of successful ones.