How Do I Add a Shadow to Text in Canva?

Adding a shadow to text in Canva is a great way to make text stand out and add visual interest to your designs. It can also be used to highlight certain words or phrases or create a 3D effect. With Canva’s easy-to-use design tools, adding shadows to text is simple and straightforward.

The first step is to select the text you want to add a shadow to. In the top left-hand corner of the design interface, click on the ‘Text’ tool.

You can then type your text into the box provided, or choose from one of Canva’s premade fonts. Once you have typed in your desired text, click on it to select it and open up the ‘Formatting’ tab in the right-hand menu.

In the ‘Formatting’ tab, you will see several options for customizing your text including font style, size, color and more. Towards the bottom of this menu, you will find two options for adding a drop shadow: ‘Drop Shadow – Color’ and ‘Drop Shadow – Opacity’.

Click on either one of these options and use the slider bar to adjust how strong or subtle you want your shadow effect to be. You can also choose from one of Canva’s preset colors for your drop shadow if you don’t want to customize it further.

Once you have adjusted these settings to your liking, click on ‘Apply’ at the bottom of the menu and your drop shadow will be added instantly! You can keep adjusting these settings until you get just the right look for your design. You may also want to experiment with different fonts and colors as well as other effects such as embossing or outline styling which can all be found in this same ‘Formatting’ tab.

Adding shadows is an excellent way to enhance any design project in Canva by bringing attention and focus where needed while still keeping things looking professional and polished. With just a few clicks of a button, you can quickly add shadows that will make your work stand out from the crowd!

Conclusion: Adding a shadow to text in Canva is an easy process that requires only a few simple steps. All users need do is select their desired font from within Canva’s ‘Formatting’ tab, adjust their chosen drop shadow settings using either ‘Drop Shadow – Color’ or ‘Drop Shadow – Opacity’, then click ‘Apply’. Doing so will instantly give any project an attractive 3D effect that helps draw attention where needed while still maintaining an overall professional look!