Canva terms


Simple, symbolic representations used in your design.

What are the icons in Canva?

Canva is a graphic design platform that allows users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. The platform is populated with a variety of icons that users can incorporate into their designs. These icons range from basic shapes and symbols to more complex and specific images like animals, food, technology, and more. They are categorized into different themes for easy navigation and can be customized in terms of color, size, and orientation to fit the user's design needs.

The icons in Canva are an essential part of the design process as they can be used to enhance the visual appeal of a design, convey information in a more digestible manner, or guide the viewer's attention to a particular part of the design. They are especially useful in creating infographics, where icons can represent different data points or categories. Canva's library of icons is continually updated, ensuring users have access to a wide variety of styles and themes to suit their design needs.

How to use icons in Canva?

Using icons in Canva is a straightforward process. First, log in to your Canva account and open the design you want to add an icon to. On the left side of the screen, you'll see a toolbar with various options. Click on the "Elements" tab, and then select "Graphics". Here, you'll find a wide range of icons to choose from.

Once you've found an icon you like, click on it to add it to your design. You can then resize, rotate, and move the icon around your design as needed. You can also change the color of the icon by clicking on it and then selecting the "Color" tab in the top toolbar. Remember to save your design once you're happy with the placement and appearance of your icon.

How to change the color of icons in Canva?

To change the color of icons in Canva, first, you need to select the icon you want to change. Click on the icon to select it. Once the icon is selected, you will see a color tile on the top menu bar. This color tile shows the current color of the icon.

Click on the color tile to open the color palette. Here, you can choose a new color for your icon. You can either select one of the preset colors or click on the '+' button to open a color wheel where you can choose a custom color. Once you've selected your new color, the icon will automatically update to reflect this change. Remember to save your changes before exiting the program.

Where to find free icons in Canva?

Canva, a popular graphic design platform, offers a wide range of free icons that you can use for your design projects. To find these icons, you need to first log in to your Canva account. Once you're logged in, click on the "Elements" tab on the left side of the screen. This will open a dropdown menu where you can find a variety of graphic elements, including free icons.

You can browse through the available icons or use the search bar at the top of the "Elements" tab to find specific icons. Once you find an icon you like, simply click on it to add it to your design. You can then customize the icon's size, color, and position to fit your design. Remember, while many icons are free, some premium icons require a Canva Pro subscription or a one-time purchase.

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