Canva is revolutionizing the world of graphic design with its innovative and powerful features. With the recent introduction of new AI-powered tools, Canva is making it even easier for users to create stunning visuals for their personal or professional projects. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the amazing AI features Canva offers, including Magic Write, Text to Image, and more. We’ll also explore Canva’s new Brand Hub and additional updates that will elevate your design experience.

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1. Text to Image – Turn Your Words into Stunning Visuals

Canva Ai-Powered Tool - Text to Image
Canva Ai-Powered Tool – Text to Image

One of the most impressive AI features Canva has introduced is the Text to Image tool, powered by Stable Diffusion. This powerful feature allows you to transform your text prompts into captivating visuals instantly. The AI-driven tool generates relevant and high-quality images based on your text input, ensuring that you have the perfect graphics to complement your content.

To use Text to Image, simply type in your text prompt or choose from a list of suggested prompts. Canva’s AI will analyze your input and produce a variety of images that are relevant to your text. You can then browse through the generated images and choose the ones that best suit your project. With Text to Image, you can create eye-catching visuals for blog posts, social media posts, presentations, and more, without the need for extensive design skills or time-consuming image searches.

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Take a look at this brief 5-minute video showcasing Canva’s Text to Image feature to gain insight into its functionality.

Introduction to Canva’s Text to Image feature

2. Magic Write – Your AI-Powered Copywriting Assistant

Canva Ai-Powered Tool - Magic Write
Canva AI-Powered Tool – Magic Write

With Magic Write, you’ll never be at a loss for words again. This AI-powered copywriting tool generates compelling text for various purposes, including social media posts, ad copy, landing pages, blog content, website copy, or even personalized invitations and correspondence. All you need to do is provide a prompt, and Magic Write will generate the text for you in seconds.

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How Magic Write Works

Magic Write predicts and generates the desired text based on the instructions you provide. It has been trained on a vast amount of data from the public internet up to mid-2021, allowing it to produce high-quality content tailored to your needs. The more specific your instructions, the better the output you’ll receive. It is really quite mind-blowing to see how it works; it truly is magic!

Magic Write is available in Canva Free, Pro, Teams, and Nonprofits accounts, and supports English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Indonesian languages. Note that it’s not available in Canva for Education accounts.

How to Use Magic Write on Desktop App, Browser and Mobile

The process of using Magic Write is a bit different depending on the device used. Below you can find step-by-step guides on how to use the function on a Mac, PC and mobile devices.

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Magic Write on the Desktop App (Mac/PC)

The following instructions are applicable to any Canva project, not just Canva Docs, where the + sign in the left-hand margin is basically impossible to miss.

  1. Open a Canva project where you’d like to use Magic Write.
  2. Use shortcut Command + E (Mac) or CTRL + E (Windows) to open Canva Assistant.
  3. If you have a blank project or have not selected any text box, simply click on “Magic Write” and proceed to Step 4.

    If, when using the CMD+E or CTRL+E shortcut, you have had a text box with pre-written text selected, the Canva Assistant will offer Magic Write different Magic Write functions, including “Summarize Text”, “Expand Text”, “Rewrite” and “Edit with Magic Write”. If you want to use AI to rewrite, summarize a text or expand on a text, simply click on the desired function in the Canva Assistant – that’s it!
  4. However, in case you want AI to create a text from scratch, clicking on “Magic Write” will open a window that says “Use 5 or more words to describe what you want to write”. For best results, provide a clear and concise text prompt to guide the AI in generating content.
  5. Watch as the AI instantly creates content based on your prompt.
  6. Review the generated text and make any necessary adjustments or refinements to ensure it aligns with your project’s requirements.

In this video you can see how Canva Magic Write works on the Desktop App. If you’re short on time, feel free to jump directly to the 3:15-minute mark where Ronny explains the feature.

Introduction to Canva’s Magic Write feature

Step-by-Step Guide to Using Magic Write on a Mobile Device

Using Magic Write on a mobile device (Android/iOS) is similar to the desktop experience. The main difference is that the + has been replaced by a symbol of a magnifying glass (🔍), like pictured below. A big difference, however, is that the lack of Canva Assistant on mobile devices means that you can only use the Magic Write function in a Canva Doc.

How to find Magic Write on a mobile device (Android/iOS)
Here’s the magnifying glass that brings you to the Magic Write function on a mobile device (Android/iOS)

How to use Magic Write on a Mobile Device:

  1. In the Canva home menu, open a new Doc.
How to open a Canva Doc on a mobile device (Android/iOS)

2. Now that you are in the Canva Doc menu (see below), choose a Doc type that suits your need (for this example, I am opening a blank Canva Doc)

The Canva Doc menu

3. Find and click the magnifying glass emoji in the lower menu in your Canva Doc (see picture below). Clicking it opens up a menu with Magic Write as one of the options (picture below #2)

Here is where you find Magic Write on your mobile device (Android/iOS)
Clicking the magnifying glass emoji opens up a menu with Magic Write as the top option.

4. Next, use 5 or more words to describe what you want the AI to write. In my example, I asked the AI to explain the benefits of Magic Write in five bullet points.

Note: Canva Free users only have 25 Magic Writes to use, whereas Canva Pro users can use 75 Magic Write uses every month!

Use 5 or more words to describe what you want the Canva AI to write.
Users of Canva Free only get 25 Magic Writes, whereas Canva Pro users can use Magic Write 75 times every month.

5. Now you have a AI-created text about your topic that you can use or tweak as much as you want. Mission accomplished!

The AI used by Canva could easily list five benefits of Magic Write in a matter of seconds.

Why Should You Use Magic Write?

With Magic Write by your side, you no longer have to worry about writer’s block or time-consuming content creation. This AI-powered tool helps you brainstorm new ideas, draft content quickly, and ultimately, save valuable time. Whether you’re working on a personal project or creating content for your brand, Magic Write is a game-changer in the world of copywriting.

Things to Keep in Mind When Using Magic Write

While Magic Write is an incredibly powerful tool, it’s essential to use it responsibly. Always ensure that your generated content aligns with Canva’s terms and acceptable use policy. Refrain from using it to create harmful content or infringe on third-party rights. Additionally, be aware that you may not have exclusive rights to the generated text, so exercise caution when using it for commercial purposes.

3. Magic Design

Canva Ai-Powered Tool - Text to Image
Canva Ai-Powered Tool – Text to Image

Magic Design is a free AI design tool that effortlessly transforms your design concepts into a curated selection of polished templates tailored just for you. There’s no need for coding or design expertise. Magic Design allows you to create personalized design templates from an image or style, making it easy to maintain a consistent visual identity across all your projects.

Why Should You Use Magic Design?

Here is a summary of reasons why you should use Canva’s Magic Design AI tool.

AI-Powered Personalized Templates

Canva’s Magic Design feature is a game-changer for those looking to create unique and personalized design templates. By simply uploading an image or selecting a style, Magic Design will generate a custom template tailored to your preferences. This feature makes it easy for users to create visually appealing designs without starting from scratch, ensuring that each project has a consistent and polished look.

Optimize Your Creative Process

With Magic Design, users can effortlessly transform their images and styles into professional-grade design templates. This powerful tool streamlines the design process and allows users to focus on the creative aspects of their projects. No more struggling with repetitive tasks or spending hours searching for inspiration – Magic Design does the heavy lifting for you.

Customize and Edit with Ease

Magic Design isn’t just about generating templates; it also offers a user-friendly interface for customizing and editing your designs. You can easily tweak colors, fonts, and other elements to make each template truly your own. This level of customization ensures that your designs are not only visually striking but also perfectly aligned with your brand or project’s identity.

Take Your Designs to the Next Level

With Canva’s Magic Design feature, you can elevate your creative projects and produce high-quality designs that are sure to impress. Whether you’re a professional designer or a casual user looking to enhance your visual content, Magic Design offers a simple yet powerful solution to help you achieve your creative goals.

4. Additional AI Features – Enhancing Your Design Experience

Aside from the Magic tools, Canva’s AI software also offers additional features such as image element addition and removal, as well as translation into multiple languages. These features streamline your design process and ensure your visuals communicate effectively with a global audience.

Here are some of the other exciting AI innovations available in Canva:

  • AI-Powered Image Editing: Canva’s AI software makes it easy to identify places in images where you can add or remove elements with just a few clicks. This feature simplifies the editing process, allowing you to create stunning visuals even if you’re not an expert in graphic design.
  • AI-Assisted Translation: To make your designs accessible to a global audience, Canva’s AI software offers translation capabilities. You can quickly translate your content into additional languages, ensuring that your message resonates with people from diverse linguistic backgrounds.
  • Magic Edit: Add or replace anything in an image by identifying the desired location and describing what you want to add.
  • Magic Eraser: Clean up unwanted details in images by brushing over the area.
  • Beat Sync: Automatically match video footage to a soundtrack of your choice.

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5. Brand Hub – Streamlining Your Brand Management

Canva’s Brand Hub offers a suite of tools and features designed to help teams stay on brand. With Magic Replace, brand templates, folders, and guidelines, as well as admin approval workflows, managing your brand assets becomes a seamless process.

Customizable Branding Tools

Canva understands the importance of maintaining a consistent brand image across all designs and platforms. With the new AI-tools, companies can easily set their preferred colors, fonts, and other design elements. Updating a logo across a team’s various designs can be done with just one click, saving time and ensuring consistency.

Streamlined Workflow and Improved Efficiency

Canva’s new features also help teams align their work with brand guidelines and templates. The platform can warn users when their designs do not match the template or brand guidelines, allowing for quick adjustments and preventing potential inconsistencies. This streamlined workflow helps teams work more efficiently and produce high-quality, on-brand designs.

Integration with Major Companies

Canva’s collaboration features have already attracted major companies like American Airlines, Marriott, Salesforce, and Zoom. As the platform continues to evolve and expand its offerings, it is becoming an increasingly valuable tool for businesses of all sizes seeking to improve their design process and collaboration.

By empowering collaboration and providing businesses with the tools they need to maintain consistent branding, Canva for Teams and Enterprises is revolutionizing the way companies approach design and teamwork.

Frequently Asked Questions About Canva’s Magic AI Features

How do I access Magic Write?

Magic Write is exclusively available in Canva Docs. To gain access, open a Canva Doc or click here.

Is Magic Write automatically available in my Canva account?

Magic Write is available in Canva Docs for Canva Free, Pro, Teams, and Nonprofits accounts. It is not available in Canva for Education accounts.

How much does Magic Write cost to use?

Magic Write is free for Canva users. Free Canva subscribers can perform up to 25 queries in total, while Pro, Teams, and NFP subscribers can generate up to 75 queries per month.

What languages does Magic Write work in?

Magic Write supports English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Indonesian.

Is Canva’s Magic Write Safe To Use? How is my data used when using Magic Write?

Magic Write only processes the instructions you submit and does not have access to other parts of your document. The AI model is trained on public web pages and is not trained on Canva documents or designs.

Who owns the copyright in AI-generated images on Canva?

Unfortunately, there’s no straightforward answer! The issue of copyright for AI-generated works is still uncertain, and the answer might differ based on your location.
Currently, Canva doesn’t claim any copyright for images you create using Text to Image. You and Canva share ownership of these images (as long as you follow their terms), and you grant them permission to display the images on their platform and use them for promotional purposes.
However, keep in mind that this doesn’t necessarily mean you have full copyright ownership or exclusive rights to the images.

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Last Update: May 18, 2023