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Format illustrations and icons

Formatting an illustration or icon can be just the thing you need to brighten your design.

Resize an illustration or icon

  1. Select the illustration or icon you want to resize.
  2. Hold and drag any of the handles found on the element’s corners to resize.
  3. Once you get the desired size, release the handle.

Change the color of an illustration or icon

Some illustrations and icons in the Canva library are recolorable while others are not.  You will know if the element is recolorable if the color tile appears once you click on it.

To change the color of an illustration or icon:

  1. Select the illustration or icon you want to customize.
  2. Click the color tile in the toolbar.
  3. Choose a new color from the color palette.
  4. You can also click the + button to choose another color with the color picker. Drag the circle to the color you’d like to use.
  5. Click outside of the pop-up to save your chosen color.

Adjust the transparency of an illustration or icon

  1. Select the illustration or icon you want to customize.
  2. Click the transparency button next to Position (Canva 2.0) or Arrange (Canva 1.0) in the toolbar.
  3. Adjust the transparency by dragging the slider to the left to increase transparency. Drag the slider to the right to increase opacity.

Rotate an illustration or icon

  1. Select the illustration or icon you want to rotate
  2. Click the rotation handle below the element and drag it.

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