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How to Import Fonts to Canva

By Gracie Steel, Digital Marketing Intern at Omega High Impact Print Solutions.

The ideal font isn’t just letters; it’s personality, emotion, and impact. That’s why a good font is essential to a captivating digital design. While Canva offers many default typefaces to choose from, sometimes you can’t quite find the right one to take your graphic to the next level. The good news? Canva allows you to import your own fonts. In this article, we’ll outline the necessary steps to ensure you have the perfect font, every single time.

Navigating to Canva's website.

Let's begin!

Step 1

First things first, there’s some important information worth mentioning. You can only upload fonts to Canva with Canva Pro, Canva for Teams, Canva for Education, and Canva for Non-Profit. You will not be able to upload fonts using the free version. Plan options and pricing are available on Canva’s website. If you’re feeling apprehensive, consider using the 30-day free trial period.

Please also keep in mind that you can upload a maximum of 500 fonts. Fonts must be licensed for embedding and should be formatted as an OTF, TTF, or WOFF. Otherwise, your font will not upload correctly.

A review of Canva's plans and pricing.

Step 2

It’s time to choose your font. Our favorite font websites include DaFont, Google Fonts, and 1001FreeFonts. In this guide, we will be demonstrating how to upload a font using DaFont.

Navigate to the DaFont website. Select a CATEGORY at the top of the homepage to filter through fonts.

Navigating to DaFont's website.

Step 3

Once you’ve found the font you like, click on DOWNLOAD.

Looking through different font options.

Step 4

Once your download is complete, open Canva. On the homepage side panel, select BRAND.

Selecting the Brand Hub section of Canva.

Step 5

Next to Brand Kit, click ADD NEW. Make sure to title your brand kit. Or, select a preexisting Brand Kit to customize.

Adding a new brand kit in Canva.

Step 6

Under the Font category, choose ADD NEW > UPLOAD A FONT.

Preparing to upload a font to Canva.

Step 7

Click on UPLOAD FILES or drag and drop your download.

Uploading a file to Canva.

Step 8

Locate your download and select OPEN.

Selecting the file to upload to Canva.

Step 9

Your font is ready for use! Select CREATE A DESIGN at the top right-hand corner, or edit a preexisting design.

Creating a design in Canva.

Step 10

Your uploaded font will now appear under the text dropdown menu.

Putting our newly uploaded font to use in Canva.

A great font is key to an even better design. With this Canva hack, you'll never have to settle for a font again. With an unlimited amount of fonts at your disposal, you possess the power to evoke emotions and convey your message precisely as intended.

Disclaimer: This content is intended for personal use only.


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