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12 Canva Magic Tools Unveiled [2023]

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As an avid Canva user and content creator, I was excited to attend the Canva Create: Brand New Era virtual event held on March 23, 2023. The event promised to showcase Canva’s newest features and updates, including the highly anticipated “magic” AI-generated tools. As someone who relies on Canva for creating stunning designs quickly and easily, I was eager to see how these new features would enhance my design process.

In this blog post, I’ll share the highlights from attending the virtual event and provide an overview of the new “magic” tools that Canva has added to their application. From Magic Design to Magic Video, I’ll explore how these AI-generated tools can help designers create even more impressive visuals. So, let’s dive in!

Also, did you know that Canva has been around for 10 years?! They started up in 2013 and have grown exponentially since then.

What is Canva?

Canva is a powerful graphic design tool that has gained immense popularity over the years, thanks to its user-friendly interface and the plethora of features it offers. Whether you’re a professional designer or a beginner, Canva can help you create stunning designs with ease.

12+ Canva Magic Tools Unveiled [2023]

1. Canva Magic Design

The Magic Design feature in Canva allows you to instantly create a design that fits your content. Simply enter your content, and Canva will generate a visually appealing design that you can customize as needed. This feature is especially helpful for those who are new to design and don’t know where to start.

Some of the features included in Canva Magic Design are the Background Remover, which makes it easy to remove the background from images, the Smart Resize feature, which allows users to resize designs for different social media platforms with just a few clicks, and the Brand Kit feature, which enables users to create and maintain brand consistency across all of their designs.

In addition to these features, Canva Magic Design also includes a range of design templates and tools that are designed to help users create professional-looking designs quickly and easily. These templates cover a wide range of use cases, including social media graphics, marketing materials, presentations, and more.

Canva Magic Design is designed to help users create high-quality designs quickly and easily, without the need for advanced design skills or experience. Whether you’re a professional designer or a beginner, Canva Magic Design can help you create beautiful designs that stand out and capture attention.

2. Canva Magic Presentation

With the Magic Presentation feature, you can turn your design into a professional-looking presentation in just a few clicks. Canva offers a variety of presentation templates that you can customize to fit your needs. You can also add animations and transitions to make your presentation more engaging.

One of the key features of Canva Magic Presentation Tool is the ability to create slide decks quickly and easily using pre-designed templates. These templates cover a wide range of use cases, from business presentations to educational presentations, and include a range of design elements, such as backgrounds, fonts, and images.

Another feature of Canva Magic Presentation Tool is the ability to collaborate with others on presentations in real-time. Users can invite others to work on their presentations and make edits together in real-time, which can be particularly useful for teams or groups working on a presentation together.

Canva Magic Presentation Tool also includes a range of tools for customizing and formatting presentations. Users can add images, text, charts, and other design elements to their presentations and customize the layout and formatting to suit their needs. They can also add animations and transitions to their slides, making their presentations more engaging and dynamic.

3. Canva Magic Draw

Canva Magic Draw is designed to make drawing and sketching easier and more efficient for users. If you’re not confident in your drawing skills, the Magic Draw feature can help. This feature allows you to turn any photo or image into a sketch or drawing. You can choose from a variety of drawing styles and adjust the intensity of the effect to get the desired result.

One of the key features of Canva Magic Draw is the ability to draw freehand using a range of drawing tools, including pencils, brushes, and erasers. These tools allow users to create sketches, illustrations, and other artwork directly in Canva, without the need for advanced drawing software or tools.

Another feature of Canva Magic Draw is the ability to work with layers. Users can create multiple layers within their drawings, allowing them to add and edit different elements separately. This can be particularly useful for creating complex drawings and illustrations.

Canva Magic Draw also includes a range of tools for customizing and formatting drawings. Users can change the colors of their drawings, add text and shapes, and apply filters and effects to their artwork. They can also export their drawings as PNG files, making it easy to use them in other projects.

This is a great tool for creating artwork and illustrations quickly and easily. Whether you’re a professional artist or just starting out, Canva Magic Draw can help you create beautiful, high-quality drawings and sketches that stand out and capture attention.

4. Canva Magic Write

You can also choose from a variety of font pairings to make your design stand out. Users can choose from a vast library of fonts and apply them to their text with just a few clicks. They can also adjust the size, color, and formatting of their text to create unique and eye-catching designs.

Another feature of Canva Magic Write is the ability to create text effects and animations. Users can add effects like shadows, outlines, and glows to their text, or animate their text to make it appear and disappear in different ways. This can be particularly useful for creating engaging social media graphics or other types of visual content.

Canva Magic Write also includes a range of tools for organizing and formatting text. Users can add bullet points, numbered lists, and headings to their text, or adjust the alignment and spacing to create a polished and professional look.

This took can help create high-quality text and typography quickly and easily. Whether you’re a blogger, marketer, or social media manager, Canva Magic Write can help you create stunning designs with text that captures attention and communicates your message effectively.

Magic Write is also now available in 21 languages!

5. Canva Assistant

The Canva Assistant is a feature within Canva that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to suggest design elements, layouts, and other creative ideas to users. It is designed to help users who may be struggling with creativity or inspiration, or who are looking for ways to improve their designs. It can help you choose the right fonts, colors, and more to create a cohesive and effective design.

The Canva Assistant uses machine learning algorithms to analyze the user’s design and provide suggestions for improvements or additional design elements. For example, if a user is working on a social media post, the Canva Assistant may suggest relevant stock photos, icons, or other design elements that would enhance the post.

The Canva Assistant can also provide guidance on design best practices, such as color theory or typography rules. This can be particularly helpful for users who are new to design or who may be unfamiliar with design principles.

This tool can help improve the quality and effectiveness of designs within Canva. It can save users time and effort by suggesting design elements and layouts, and can help users create designs that are visually appealing and effective in achieving their goals.

6. Canva Magic Translate

Canva Magic Translate is a feature within Canva that allows users to translate their designs into multiple languages quickly and easily. It is designed to help users who need to create designs for audiences that speak different languages. This tool helps you speak across languages in over 100 languages.

You can also customize the fonts and layout of each language to ensure that the design looks great in every language.

The Canva Magic Translate feature uses machine translation technology to automatically translate text within a design into the user’s desired language. Users can select the text that they want to translate and then choose from a range of supported languages to generate the translated text.

In addition to machine translation, Canva Magic Translate also includes a feature for human translation. Users can choose to work with a professional translator who will manually translate their designs into the desired language, ensuring the highest quality of translation.

Canva Magic Translate can be particularly helpful for businesses or organizations that need to create marketing materials or other designs for a global audience. By translating their designs into multiple languages, they can reach a wider audience and ensure that their message is effectively communicated.

It’s powerful tool for creating designs that are accessible and understandable to audiences in different languages. It can save users time and effort by automatically translating text within a design and can help them create designs that are effective in reaching their target audience.

7. Canva Magic Text to Image

Canva Magic Text to Image is a feature within Canva that allows users to transform text into visually appealing images quickly and easily. It is designed to help users who want to create engaging and eye-catching social media posts, blog graphics, or other visual content. You can choose from a variety of templates and customize the design to fit your brand.

The Canva Magic Text to Image feature includes a range of pre-designed templates and layouts that users can customize with their own text. Users can choose from a variety of styles, such as minimalist, bold, or playful, and then adjust the font, color, and other design elements to create a unique image.

In addition to pre-designed templates, Canva Magic Text to Image also includes a feature for generating text layouts automatically. Users can simply enter their text, and Canva will automatically generate a range of visually appealing layouts that they can choose from.

Canva Magic Text to Image can be particularly helpful for social media managers, bloggers, or anyone who wants to create visually appealing content quickly and easily. By transforming text into images, users can create posts and graphics that are more engaging and more likely to capture the attention of their audience.

This tool can save users time and effort by providing pre-designed templates and automatic layouts, and can help them create visual content that is engaging and effective in achieving their goals.

8. Canva Magic Edit

Canva Magic Edit is a feature within Canva that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to automatically enhance and improve images within a design. It is designed to help users who may not have a lot of experience with image editing or who want to quickly improve the quality of their images.

The Canva Magic Edit feature includes a range of tools and filters that users can use to improve the color, contrast, and other aspects of their images. For example, users can adjust the brightness or saturation of an image, or apply filters that enhance the image’s overall look and feel.

Canva Magic Edit also includes a feature for automatically enhancing images using AI technology. Users can simply click on the “Magic” button, and Canva will automatically analyze the image and apply a range of enhancements to improve its quality.

In addition to image enhancements, Canva Magic Edit also includes tools for removing backgrounds from images or adding text overlays. This can be particularly helpful for creating graphics or social media posts that require text or images with transparent backgrounds.

Canva Magic Edit can be particularly helpful for social media managers, bloggers, or anyone who wants to quickly improve the quality of their images without spending a lot of time on editing. By using the AI-powered enhancements and filters, users can create high-quality images that are visually appealing and effective in engaging their audience.

This tool can help improve the quality of images within a design quickly and easily. It can save users time and effort by providing pre-designed enhancements and filters, and can help them create visual content that is engaging and effective in achieving their goals.

9. Canva Magic Video

Canva Magic Video is a feature within Canva that allows users to create professional-quality videos quickly and easily. It is designed to help users who may not have a lot of experience with video editing or who want to create videos for social media, marketing campaigns, or other purposes.

The Canva Magic Video feature includes a range of pre-designed templates and layouts that users can customize with their own text, images, and video clips. Users can choose from a variety of styles, such as minimalist, bold, or playful, and then adjust the font, color, and other design elements to create a unique video.

In addition to pre-designed templates, Canva Magic Video also includes a feature for automatically generating video content. Users can simply enter their text or choose a topic, and Canva will automatically generate a range of video clips and animations that they can choose from.

Canva Magic Video also includes a range of video editing tools, such as trimming clips, adding transitions, and adjusting audio levels. Users can also add music or sound effects to their videos to create a more engaging experience for their audience.

Canva Magic Video can be particularly helpful for social media managers, marketers, or anyone who wants to create engaging video content quickly and easily. By using the pre-designed templates and automatic content generation features, users can create professional-quality videos without spending a lot of time on editing.

This tool is great for creating high-quality videos quickly and easily. It can save users time and effort by providing pre-designed templates and automatic content generation features, and can help them create video content that is engaging and effective in achieving their goals.

10. Canva Magic Animation

Canva Magic Animation is a feature within Canva that allows users to add animations to their designs quickly and easily. It is designed to help users who want to create eye-catching and engaging designs that capture the attention of their audience.

The Canva Magic Animation feature includes a range of pre-designed animations and effects that users can add to their designs. Users can choose from a variety of styles, such as subtle fades, bold transitions, or playful animations, and then adjust the timing and duration of the animation to create a unique effect.

In addition to pre-designed animations, Canva Magic Animation also includes a feature for automatically generating animations based on the design elements. Users can simply click on the “Animate” button, and Canva will automatically analyze the design and add animations to the various elements within it.

Canva Magic Animation can be particularly helpful for social media managers, marketers, or anyone who wants to create engaging designs quickly and easily. By using the pre-designed animations and automatic animation generation features, users can create designs that are visually appealing and effective in capturing the attention of their audience.

It’s a great tool for adding animations to designs quickly and easily. It can save users time and effort by providing pre-designed animations and automatic animation generation features, and can help them create designs that are engaging and effective in achieving their goals.

11. Canva Magic Beat Sync

If you’re creating a video or animation with music, the Beat Sync feature can help. This feature allows you to sync your animations and transitions to the beat of the music. You can also adjust the timing and duration of each animation to match the rhythm of the music.It is designed to help users who want to create visually striking designs that are synchronized with music, such as social media posts, videos, or presentations.

The Canva Beat Sync feature allows users to upload their own music or choose from a library of royalty-free tracks, and then sync the design elements with the beat of the music. Users can select different types of animations, such as scale, rotate, or fade, and then adjust the timing and duration of the animation to create a unique effect.

Canva Beat Sync can be particularly helpful for social media managers, content creators, or anyone who wants to create visually engaging designs that capture the attention of their audience. By using the beat synchronization feature, users can create designs that are dynamic, visually stunning, and effective in conveying their message.

This tool is great for creating engaging visual content that is synchronized with music. It can save users time and effort by providing pre-designed animations and automatic synchronization features, and can help them create designs that are visually appealing and effective in achieving their goals.

12. Canva Brand Hub

The Canva Brand Hub is a new feature within Canva that allows businesses to manage their brand assets and create a consistent visual identity across all their designs in one central location. It is designed to help businesses streamline their design process, maintain brand consistency, and empower teams to create on-brand designs. You can create and store your brand colors, logos, fonts, and templates in the Brand Hub, making it easy to access and use them in your designs.

Teams can access these assets from within the Canva editor, making it easier to create designs that are consistent with the brand guidelines.

The Brand Hub also includes a range of features to help businesses create on-brand designs quickly and easily. For example, the “Brand Kit” feature allows businesses to set up their brand guidelines within Canva, including brand colors, fonts, and logos. This makes it easier for teams to create designs that are on-brand and consistent with the company’s visual identity.

The Canva Brand Hub also includes a range of collaboration features, such as team sharing and approval workflows, that allow teams to work together more efficiently and ensure that all designs are approved by the relevant stakeholders before being published.

For businesses that want to streamline their design process and create a consistent visual identity across all their designs, this is a powerhouse of a tool. By providing a centralized location for brand assets and guidelines, as well as collaboration features to enable efficient teamwork, the Brand Hub can help businesses save time, reduce errors, and ensure that their designs are always on-brand.

Additional NEW Features unveiled at Canva Create:

  • You can now replace your old logo with your new one across all existing designs with just a few clicks.
  • Grids – this tool acts like a frame for you to drop images into; it can be used to stretch images across your entire design, place multiple images together, or crop images and it helps with overall proper composition of your image.
  • Gradients – you can now access premade gradients in Canva or you can create your own. A gradient is a graduated blend between two or more colors or between two tints of the same color.
  • Layers – organize your elements in your design with layers
  • More Fonts – Canva & Monotype – new partnership! Now over 1000 monotype fonts

Canva’s “magic” features can help make designing easier and more efficient. Whether you’re new to design or a seasoned pro, these features can save you time and help you create stunning visuals for your business or personal projects. From Magic Design to Brand Hub, Canva has a variety of tools to help you bring your ideas to life. Give them a try and see how they can transform your designs!

*Note: This article was revised and updated by one of The Dietitian Editor Volunteer Program and Mentorship students, Tracy Kaifesh in the Spring 2023 cohort. Tracy worked on creating the infographic as well as the two YouTube videos. Great work, Tracy!

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