Posted in  Canva   on  January 2, 2024 by  Deepak Choudhary
How to Create Vertical Text in Canva

Creating vertical text in Canva can add a unique and striking visual element to your designs, helping your content stand out in a crowded digital space.

Whether you're looking to create eye-catching social media posts, engaging presentations, or captivating posters, adding vertical text can make a powerful impact.

In this blog post, we'll explore the reasons behind using vertical text and provide a step-by-step guide on how to create vertical text in Canva.

Why Use Vertical Text in Canva?

Vertical text offers a fresh and modern approach to design, allowing you to break away from traditional horizontal layouts and capture your audience's attention in a dynamic way.

By utilizing vertical text in your Canva designs, you can create a sense of movement and flow, guiding the viewer's eye in a visually stimulating manner.

Additionally, vertical text is particularly effective for mobile viewing, as it maximizes screen space and ensures that your message remains front and center.

With the growing prevalence of mobile usage, incorporating vertical text in your designs can optimize the visual experience for a wide range of devices, from smartphones to tablets.

How to Create Vertical Text in Canva?

To create a vertical text in Canva, first you need to create an account if you don't already have one.

If you don't have an account, you can either sign up for the Canva free plan that offers basic features. Or join the Canva free trial plan where you get access to premium features for 30 days.

After creating an account in Canva, log in to the Canva Dashboard.

Now, click on Create a design. Here, you would get some popular design suggestions like Doc, Whiteboard, Presentation, Instagram Post, Poster, Facebook Post, and more (see the below screenshot).

Canva Designs

You can either select one design from the given suggestion or use the Search as shown in the image to find your design. For example, you search for the designs like YouTube thumbnails, Pinterest Pins, Infographics, Resumes, and more.

Or, you can even select your own custom size given at the bottom (see the above screenshot).

For this tutorial, we will select the design - Facebook Post (Landscape). As I click it, the design will open in the Canva editor where you can make changes to your design using different design elements.

Below image is an example of the Canva Editor. In the middle of the screen, you can see your selected design and on the left you can see different options (templates, elements, text, etc.) to create your designs.

Canva Editor

To create a vertical text in Canva, let's add a Text to our design. 

To add a text, click on Text, then click on Add a text box (see the below screenshot).

Canva Text

As you click on the button Add a text box, a text box would be added to our design (see the below screenshot).

Canva Text Design

Add your own text to replace the default text - Your paragraph text. In the below screenshot, you can see that I have change the text to My Text.

Canva Add Text

Now, in the above image, you can see that the text is aligned horizontally. To create vertical text in Canva, we will perform the following steps.

Select the text that you want to make vertical (see the above screenshot). The selected text will have a purple border around it. 

Now, move the mouse to the right edge of the purple border as marked by the arrow and click the left button of the mouse and drag it until the letters stack on top of each other (see the below screenshot).

Vertical Text Canva

Now, you can position your text as you want. You can also enhance your text to make it more engaging using the text editing option available at the top of the Canva Editor.

That's it. You have now successfully learned how to create vertical text in Canva by following some very easy steps.

Deepak Choudhary

About the author

Deepak Choudhary is the founder of, a blog dedicated to bloggers looking to create a profitable affiliate marketing blog for themselves. He is a full-time blogger and affiliate marketing expert who publishes helpful guides and tutorials for newbie bloggers.

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