Here Are Some of My Favourite Canva Shortcuts
In case you’ve never attended one of my Canva workshops in Scotland, I thought I’d share some of my favourite Canva shortcuts with you today.
As a Canva Certified Creative, there’s nothing I like more than talking about Canva all day every day and teaching people tips and tricks!
Although there are a number of shortcuts that are reached by pressing a combination of keys, a few I want to share with you are single letter keyboard shortcuts.
At the the bottom of the post, I’ll show you how/where to get the full list of all of these shortcuts – both types. (pun intended)
Give Me a ‘T’?
First of all the Letter ‘T’ brings up your text box. Instead of hitting “text” from the left hand side of the dashboard, I always choose to hit the letter ‘T’…All day every day.
2. Can I Get an ‘R’?
The Letter ‘R’ brings up a rectangle – one of the most versatile shapes you can use in Canva.
I use it to highlight certain parts of text in my graphics – (see bottom bar in illustration above where my social media links are…)
I also tilt it to make it triangles for the corners of a design. I use it to make strips.
I often use the rectangle to cover the entire design and then lower the transparency. It keeps everything on brand and consistent!
The rectangle may just be my fave thing in all of Canva! It’s truly so versatile!!
Ok I am sounding a bit too excited by a Canva Shape, I know, I know. Let’s move on to the next shortcut…
3. Let Me Have a Letter ‘L’
The Letter ‘L’ brings up a line. It’s quite a thin line, but if you wanted to you could stretch it from the middle into a rectangle or square so it too is super versatile.
The ‘L’ is handy when trying to separate blocks of content, or most recently, I’ve been using it a lot to create bespoke, lined journals and books for KDP (Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing).
So three cheers for the Letter L! One more for good measure?
4. Can I get a letter ‘C’?
The Letter ‘C’ is the new kid on the block, (or should I say on the blog?) The ‘C’ brings up a lovely circle. It’s the newest addition to the Canva shortcuts and I love it!
Again the circle can be so useful in a design. You can use it to put some important text in. You can make a bunch of a different sized circles to highlight parts of your design. You can put circles inside circles. It’s your call!
Well that’s all for the single letter shortcuts…
Other Canva Shortcuts
There are a bunch of Canva shortcuts that you may or may not have noticed. They’re changing all the time so it might be worth popping down to the bottom right hand corner of your canvas to see them.
Thinking of become a Canva Pro?
There are many reasons to consider becoming a Canva Pro…For me, the magic resize is a real bonus. Sure there are sort of “work arounds” but the ease with which I can make 1 template, say a FB post, and then resize to be used on Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram etc…
It’s a huge time saver.
As I want to keep this post short and sweet, (500 words and counting) I’ll save the differences between the Free version of Canva and Canva Pro * until a later date.
If you enjoyed this post, you might enjoy my Free Canva Resources and tools post on Linkedin.
PS: Let me know which shortcut is your favourite in the comments below. See ya next time!
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