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How to Use Your Purchased Fonts in Canva
  • By Design Bundles
  • 20 Aug 2018
  • 5 Mins
  • Beginner
  • Canva Tutorials

How to Use Your Purchased Fonts in Canva

In a few steps you'll be using your brand font, or any other custom font perfect for your project!

In this tutorial you will learn how to use purchased fonts in Canva. Use your favorite fonts in your Canva projects by following these easy steps. Fonts add style and character to projects, drawing the viewer’s attention while sharing information. It’s important to note that this feature is only available in the Canva Pro version.

Before we begin, make sure that you have downloaded and unzipped your purchased fonts. We are using this hand letter script font called Islander.

Step 1 - Select the Text Icon

Log into Canva then click on the Create a Design button top right. You can choose a template size or create your own. We went with the Facebook Cover size.

Create a design in Canva

The new window that opens will be your work area. On the left side panel, click on Templates and select a template you want to use. We chose this cute Spring themed template.

Choose a Canva template

On the left side, click on the Text icon to open the options.

Select the text icon in Canva

Step 2 - Upload your Purchased Font

Now, select the text that you want to change. We clicked on the text box Spring Sale. At the top toolbar click on the Font box. A selection of available fonts will appear on the left side.

Open font selection in Canva

At the bottom of the font panel on the left, click on Upload a font. A new window will open.

On the far right, once again, click on Upload a font.

Upload a font to Canva

Locate where your font is stored and click to upload. A pop up window will ask you to confirm that you have permission to use the font. If you agree, click Yes, upload away.

Confirm permission to use font Canva

In the upload window, your font will be visible underneath Uploaded fonts. You can now click on the “X” to close out of the window.

Font uploaded to Canva

Step 3 - Use your Purchased Font

With your text box still selected, click on your uploaded purchased font on the left side panel. You will find it under Uploaded fonts. It will then be applied to the text box.

Click to apply upload font in Canva

You can now use the text effects in Canva to edit your text for more impact. If needed, resize the design elements in the template to create the effect that you want.

Edit text for Canva template

What a great way to showcase a Spring theme paired with a beautiful font! You have now learned how to use purchased fonts in Canva. Create eye-catching content using your favorite fonts and style up your designs.

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