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Become a Pro with these 40 Time-Saving Canva Keyboard Shortcuts

Canva is an online design tool that allows users to create amazing design graphics, such as social media posts, website graphics and presentations. And because I use Canva as a way to make online passive income (through my Etsy shop), I need to make sure that I'm using it as efficiently as possible.

Using these keyboard shortcuts can save hours of time when creating images because they will allow you to complete the process faster than if using a mouse or trackpad.

So here are 40 Canva keyboard shortcuts (that I use myself) that will save you hours of work!


1. Copy: Command + "C"

2. Paste: Command + "V"

3. Add a Line: "L"

4. Add a Rectangle: "R"

5. Add a Circle: "C"

6. Add Text Box: "T"

7. Bold Text: Command + "B"

8. Italic Text: Command + "I"

9. Underline Text: Command "U"

10. Uppercase Letters: Command + Shift + "K"

11. Increase Font Size: Command + Shift + ">"

12. Left Align Text: Command + Shift + "L"

13. Centre Align Text: Command + Shift + "C"

14. Right Align Text: Command + Shift + "R"

15. Copy Text Style: Command + Option + "C"

16. Paste Text Style: Command + Option + "V"

17. Group Elements: Command + "G"

18. Ungroup Elements: Command + Shift + "G"

19. Tidy Up: Option + Shift + "T"

20. Duplicate Elements: Command + "D"

21. Select All Elements: Command + "A"

22. Deselect Elements: "Esc"

23. Delete Selection: "Delete"

24. Bring Element Forward: Command + "]"

25. Bring Element to Front: Command + Option + "]"

26. Send Element Backward: Command + "["

27. Send Element to Back: Command + Option + "["

28. Zoom In: Command + "+"

29. Zoom Out: Command + "-"

30. Zoom to Actual Size: Command + "0"

31. Zoom to Fit: Command + Option + "0"

32. Zoom to Fill: Command + Shift + "0"

33. Undo Action: Command "Z"

34. Lock/Unlock Element: Option + Shift + "L"

35. Add Empty Page: Command "Return"

36. Delete Empty Page: Command + "Delete"

37. Select Multiple Elements: Shift + Click

38. Show Guides: Command + ";"

39. Show Rulers: Shift +"R"

40. Constrain Proportions While Resizing: Shift + Drag Corners

I hope you find these shortcuts helpful and save you time in your Canva design process! 😉


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I'm a wife & mama from the beautiful city of Adelaide in South Australia.


A self taught business owner who loves geeking out over all things business & strategies.

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