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Format shapes and lines

Formatting a line or shape in your design can be just the thing you need to brighten your design.

Resize a shape or line


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

Canva 2.0

Canva 1.0

Change the color of a shape or line


  1. Select the line or shape 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.


Canva 2.0

Canva 1.0

Adjust the transparency of a shape or line


  1. Select the line or shape 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.

Canva 2.0

Canva 1.0

Rotate a shape or line

  1. Select the line or shape you want to rotate.
  2. Hover your cursor over the top of any of the element’s corners.
  3. The rotation arrow should appear.
  4. Click and drag the rotation in the direction you want.

Canva 2.0

Canva 1.0

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