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Change Dimensions

With Canva for Work, you can easily resize your current design from portrait to landscape and vice versa using Change dimensions.

note: The Change dimensions feature is only available for Canva for Work subscribers and can only be accessed on desktop browsers. Please refer to the section below for steps how to use custom dimensions for standard users.

To change the size of a design using change dimensions:

  1. Open the design you wish to resize.
  2. Click on File.
  3. Select Change dimensions.
  4. Select Use custom dimensions from the top of the list.
  5. Using the fields provided, enter your custom dimensions. You can change dimensions into px, inches, cm and mm.
  6. Click on the green Resize! button. 

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note: Canva currently supports dimensions within 40 px to 5000 px and their equivalents to inches, cm and mm. Creating designs smaller than 40 px or bigger than 5000 px will result to an error warning.

Using custom dimensions in Canva standard


For Canva standard users, existing designs cannot be resized. If you wish to use custom dimensions for your designs, this has to be set from the start. Make sure you’re doing this on a desktop browser as this feature is not available on mobile.

note: For designs in landscape orientation, please ensure the width of your design is greater than the height.

To do so:

  1. From the Create a design page, click on the Use custom dimensions button.
  2. Enter the page dimensions of your design and choose the correct unit of measurements.
  3. Click Design!

If you already have an existing design, here’s how to copy it over to the new one:

  1. Select all the elements from the existing design by dragging a marquee over it.
  2. Press Ctrl/Command + C on your keyboard.
  3. Open the new design with custom dimensions.
  4. Press Ctrl/Command + V on your keyboard.
  5. Resize or reformat the pasted elements to fit the new dimensions. You might need to add the background again manually.

note: If you’re creating a design with a different unit of measurement, you can convert them to inches, mm or cm using an online converter.

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