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Advanced Search

Canva search helps you find everything you need to create beautiful designs. With over 1,000,000 images to choose from, knowing how to get the best search results means you spend less time searching and more time creating beautiful designs.

Let’s say you’re designing a Facebook post and want to use an image of an apple in your background. Typing the keyword “apple” into the search field will do the trick:

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note: You can further narrow down your results based on their image type by clicking on “Photos” or “Illustrations” found below the search field.

What if the apple you were looking for had to be red? Or it had to be an icon? Or it had to have a transparent background? With Canva’s advanced search options you can narrow down your search results to find exactly what you are looking for:

Combining keywords: apple + red

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Excluding keywords: apple NOT red

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Multiple options: apple OR banana

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No background: apple +cutout:true

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Icon only: apple +icon

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Illustration only: apple +illustration

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note: Searching for the right template but cannot find what you’re looking for in our Layouts tab? Head over to our Templates page and view our available templates searchable by design type and genre/occasion.

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