Grouping elements in Canva is a handy feature that allows you to manage and edit multiple design components as a single unit. By grouping elements, you can easily move, resize, and rotate them together, making your design process more efficient and organized.

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How to Group Elements in Canva: Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Open your Canva Project

  • Log in to Canva and open the project you want to work on, or create a new one.

Step 2: Select the Elements you Want to Group

Method 1: If your elements are close together, simply click and drag your cursor to create a selection box around the elements you want to group.

Method 2: If your elements are farther apart or you don’t want to include nearby elements in the group, hold down the ‘Shift’ key and click on each desired element individually.

Make sure you’ve selected all the necessary elements. You can include as many as needed. If you accidentally select an unwanted element, continue holding the ‘Shift’ key and click on it to deselect.

Step 3: Group the Selected Elements

Now that you’ve selected the elements you’d like to group, there are two simple methods to do so:

Method 1: When you select at least two elements, a small pop-up menu will appear. Simply choose “Group” from the options. Alternatively, right-click on the selected elements and select “Group” from the context menu.

Method 2: Use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl” (or “Cmd” on Mac) + “G” to group the selected elements quickly.

If you are interested in learning more, I’ve created a comprehensive guide to Canva keyboard shortcuts.

Step 4: Adjust the Grouped Elements

  • Now that your elements are grouped, you can move, resize, or rotate them as a single unit.
  • To edit an individual element within the group, double-click on it and make your adjustments.

How to Ungroup Elements in Canva

  • If you need to ungroup the elements, simply select the group by clicking on it.
  • Right-click and choose “Ungroup” from the context menu that appears
  • You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl” (or “Cmd” on Mac) + “Shift” + “G”

FAQ: Grouping Elements in Canva

Why is the group option not showing in Canva?

The group option may not appear if you have only selected one element or if you’re trying to group elements that are already part of another group. Ensure that you have selected at least two separate elements before attempting to group them.

How do I group and lock elements in Canva?

First, follow the steps in the guide to group your desired elements. Once grouped, click on the group and then click the lock icon in the top right corner of the Canva editor to lock the group. You can also right-click and select “Lock” in the menu.

How do I move elements in a group in Canva?

When you move an element in a group, the entire group moves together. To reposition a single element, first ungroup the elements, adjust the position, and then regroup them as needed.

How do I save a group of elements in Canva?

Canva does not have a built-in feature to save a group of elements as a separate file or reusable asset. However, you can copy a group of elements and paste them into another Canva project.

How do I align a group of elements in Canva?

To align a group of elements, select the group and click on the “Position” button in the top right corner of the Canva editor. From the dropdown menu, choose the desired alignment option (top, middle, bottom, left, center, or right). The entire group will be aligned as a single unit according to your selection. If you want to align individual elements within the group, you’ll need to ungroup them first, apply the desired alignment, and then regroup them if necessary. Check our guide about layers in Canva. It might be helpful when working with complex designs.

How do I change the order of elements within a group?

To change the order of elements within a group, first ungroup the elements by selecting the group and choosing “Ungroup” or using the “Ctrl” (or “Cmd” on Mac) + “Shift” + “G” keyboard shortcut. Then, rearrange the elements as desired, and regroup them following the steps mentioned in the guide. Check our Canva layers guide for more details.

Can I group text and images together in Canva?

Yes, you can group text and images, as well as other elements, together in Canva. Simply follow the steps in the guide to select and group the desired elements.

Are there any limitations to the number of elements that can be grouped together?

There is no specific limit to the number of elements you can group together in Canva. However, grouping a large number of elements might make it harder to manage and edit your design.

Can I apply filters or effects to a group of elements?

ilters and effects can only be applied to individual elements, not groups. To apply filters or effects, you must first ungroup the elements, apply the desired filter or effect to each element, and then regroup them if necessary.

How do I resize a group of elements proportionally?

To resize a group of elements proportionally, click and drag the corner handles of the bounding box surrounding the group while holding the “Shift” key. This will maintain the aspect ratio of the grouped elements as you resize them.

In conclusion, grouping elements in Canva streamlines your design process and keeps your workspace organized. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below, and we’ll be happy to help!

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Last Update: April 26, 2023