How do I use Canva's text holders?

With Canva you can choose from a huge range of beautiful text combinations that you can use in your design. Aside from the simple text boxes that you can add to your page, you can also make use of Canva's wide selection of text holders: text boxes with graphic designs. You can edit the color, fonts, text and size of any of the text holders. 

You can also add a simple text box to your page by clicking 'Add heading'. We will show you how to use the special text combinations below:

Choose a Text holder

Start a new design and then click on the Text tab on the left hand side of your page.


Drag onto your page

Choose the text holder that you like and drag it onto your page. You can also just click it, and it will appear on the center of your design. You can move it to where you want it to appear on the page.

Note: You can edit the text, color and size of any of the text holders you choose.


Edit the color

You can easily edit the color of any part of your text by clicking on it and choosing a color from one of the pre-selected ones. Click on the '+' button to add a new color from the palette.


Edit your text

You can also edit what the text placeholder says by simply clicking on the text, deleting the text that exists currently and replace it with a new one.


Resize your Text holder

You can also resize the text holder by using the handles on the outside of the text box.


Download your design

When you have finished designing, share your design or download your design onto your computer.



Hi there,

Thanks for your message! I'd be glad to help out with our text holders.

Text holders are text boxes with graphic designs. Text holders can be found in the designer tool after clicking on the Text tab on the left-hand side of your page. Once you have chosen a text holder of your liking, you can edit the color, fonts, text and size of the text.

More information on text holders can be found here: How to use Canva's text holders

I hope this helps and let me know if you need further assistance!

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