Why Can’t You Italicize Anything in Canva?

If you’re like me, you love italicizing text to add emphasis. It’s a great way to make your words stand out and get your point across. However, Canva doesn’t seem to agree with us on this point. You can’t italicize anything in Canva! What gives?

Usually, when choosing a font, select an option that allows for all types of emphasis. However, some fonts in Canva do not allow italicizing. This will mean the icons for italicizing will be grayed out and unclickable. This is strictly due to the type of font that has been selected. Choose a different font to allow for italicizing.

In this post we will explore the reasons why Canva doesn’t allow italicizing. Keep reading to learn some workaround methods to get around this problem. Let’s get started!

Why Is the Italics Icon Grayed Out?

I’m sure you’re wondering why Canva won’t let you italicize your text. After all, it seems like such a simple thing to do! Unfortunately, there are a few fonts that do not support adding emphasis to your font.

The workaround to this is to simply choose a different font. Canva has many great options to choose from, so you’re sure to find one that meets your needs.

Or you can get creative and angle your text box. It won’t be the same as creating a font that is italicized but it will add emphasis to the page.

How to Add and Edit Text in Canva

You may be curious as to how you can add and edit the text too. Canva can be a bit challenging to understand all the tools, especially when one isn’t working/ not supported. You can easily add text by selecting the “Text” tool on the left-hand side menu. This will open up a text box for you to type in.

If you want to edit the text, simply click on the text box and start typing. Canva will automatically save your changes. If you want to change the font, size, color, or anything else about the text, Canva has easy-to-use tools for that too. Simply select the “Text” box and then click on any of the options in the format tab at the top of the Canva editor. From there, you can make all sorts of changes to your text.

With Canva you can make the following changes to the text:

  • Change the font
  • Change the size
  • Change the color
  • Add a drop shadow
  • Adjust the opacity
  • Align the text
  • Change the line height
  • Change the letter spacing

Canva is a user-friendly platform that makes creating beautiful designs easy and straightforward. It is the perfect tool for creating social media posts, flyers, posters, and much more. And best of all, it is free to use!

A Method to Work Around No Italics in Canva

Creating designs in Canva is simple and easy. However, one thing that you cannot do with Canva sometimes is to italicize text. This may seem like a small limitation, but it can be quite frustrating when you want to emphasize certain words in your design but cannot because you cannot italicize them.

One method to get around Canva not letting you italicize certain fonts is to use two different fonts in your text box – one with your regular text and one with your text in italics. Then, you can get the emphasis on the words you want without too much hassle of choosing a whole new font.

To carry out this method follow these simple steps:

  1. Select the text you want to be italicized, it could be one word or a series of words
  2. Change the font of this text to a standard option (not bold, or too script-like)
  3. Now after the font is changed select the italics button and see your emphasis come to life

It is simple to use Canva but getting creative is where the challenge really lies. Canva is a free online design platform that is used by businesses, individuals, and organizations for creating beautiful designs. Canva offers users a wide range of tools and resources to help them create professional-looking designs. You can create designs from scratch or use templates to get started. Canva also has a huge library of photos, illustrations, and icons that you can use in your designs.

How to Add Other Effects to Text in Canva

Sometimes Canva will not let your bold things either, this again is because the option is not supported by the font you have chosen. The workaround for this is to create a text box, write your text in the box, and then apply the effect to just part of the text box. This workaround works for both italics and bolding.

You can also add other effects to your text in Canva such as:

  • Shadows
  • Outlines
  • Glows
  • Curves

To do this, select your text box and click on the “Effects” button in the top menu bar. From here you can choose from a variety of different effects that you can apply to your selected text.

Several of the effects options have more choices for you to make. For example, if you select “Shadow” you can then choose from the following scales to adjust your final look:

  • Offset
  • Direction
  • Blur
  • Transparency

While Canva is a great platform for creating beautiful designs, there are some limitations to what you can do with the free version of the software. If you’re looking for more control over your design or want to use more fonts, upgrading to the premium version may be for you.

You Can Italicize with Canva, But You Need to Be Creative

While Canva does offer some basic text editing features, such as the ability to italicize, there are limits to what you can do within the software. For example, Canva Pro gives users access to more than 100 different fonts. But some of those fonts still may not be able to be italicized depending on the type of font it is.