How to Justify Text in Canva

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Are you a Canva user and looking to align your texts in your designs? Canva is a handy design app that lets you create templates by adding images, elements, and stickers. It also lets you add and edit text, giving you a high level of customization control, including options to align text to suit your different designs.

Alignment is an essential factor for the visual effect. Among the most common left alignment features, Canva also offers the justification option. Many users prefer justified alignment to the more common left-aligned alternative because it evens out both sides of the text and looks cleaner and more formal.



This article explains how to use the justification feature in your designs using Canva on different platforms. We'll also answer some common questions about adding text and text effects.

How to Justify Text in Canva on PC

Canva introduced the justify feature in 2022. Even though the justify feature was not initially offered, Canva listened to its users and added the option. Now, instead of just having three alignment options, left-aligned, right-aligned, and center-aligned, you'll have the fourth option by clicking the alignment button – justified.

To justify text in Canva from your PC, the steps are as follows:

  1. Open a design or add a new one by clicking the “+” button.
  2. Type the text you want or select the text that was already there by highlighting it.
  3. Look for the alignment button in the toolbar at the top.
  4. Click repeatedly until your text is justified.
  5. Canva automatically saves your changes; if you want to be sure, you can save it manually by clicking on the "Save" button.

Keep in mind that these steps may vary slightly depending on whether you're using a Mac or a Windows PC, but the main idea remains the same.



How to Justify Text in Canva on an iPhone

Canva is also available for mobile use. This gives you the ability to edit and modify your designs on the go. Even though the screen is smaller, you still need to access all the features of the desktop versions, including text editing.

To justify text on a Canva design using an iPhone, the steps are as follows:

  1. Open a design or create a new one by pressing the “+” button.
  2. Type the text you want to justify.
  3. Tap the text to select it.
  4. Press the alignment button repeatedly until your text is justified.
  5. Changes will be saved automatically.

How to Justify Text in Canva on an Android Device

Canva is also available for Android devices. You can download the mobile app by simply searching for it in the Google Play Store. You will also have all the same features that the desktop version offers. The steps to justify text in Canva using an Android device are simple and similar to those on an iPhone.

Follow these steps:

  1. Open an existing design or create a new one by pressing the "+" button.
  2. Write the text you want to justify.
  3. Select the text by tapping on it.
  4. Press the alignment button repeatedly until your text is justified.
  5. Adjustments will be saved automatically.

Additional FAQs

How can I add text effects?

Text effects can make your text stand out and make it more eye-catching. You can choose from a variety of effects. To add an effect, follow these steps:



1. Select the text you want to edit by clicking on it. The editor toolbar will offer text formatting choices.

2. Tap "Effects" from the drop-down menu. The options will display on the side panel of the editor.

3. Choose the desired effect by clicking on it.

4. Modify the strength and parameters of the effect as desired.

5. Select “None” from the menu to remove the current effect.

Control the appearance of your design

By adding the justification alignment option, Canva has enabled its users to adjust their text to suit their design needs and tastes. This can be very useful depending on the type of design you want to achieve. Having more options to edit text in a design gives you more freedom and tools to bring a design to life. These tweaks can also make the text more eye-catching for potential viewers.

What's your favorite text alignment? How often do you use Canva? Have you ever justified your text in Canva? Let us know in the comment section below!

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