How to Draw in Canva App?

Author: Sam | Guide: Canva |

Canva currently doesn’t feature a drawing tool; hence, the inability to directly draw or sketch on it. But, to achieve a hand-drawn design effect, use lines and shapes, hand-drawn graphics from the Elements menu, or import your digital sketches to Canva.

Use of Lines, Shapes, and Hand-Drawn Elements to Draw in Canva

If you’re aiming to create a design that looks like a children’s amateurish drawing, then take advantage of the lines and shapes gallery in Canva.

So, after you create a new design file or open an existing one through the All Designs panel, you’ll then be directed to the editor page.

Step 1: Open Canva App. 

Step 2: Tap on the Elements tab on the left-side panel menu of the editor page. 

Step 3: Scroll down until you see the Lines and Shapes Category. Click See All for you to access the gallery.

Step 4: In the Lines and Shapes gallery, select the shape or shapes you’ll use for your “drawing,” as well as lines if there’s a need.

Step 5: Drag the shapes and lines across the canvas to position them according to your design.

You can do those same actions to the shapes on your design (except, of course, the thinning of the shape’s borders).

Repeat the same steps above until you complete your design.

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