Uploading and using custom fonts on Canva is a simple process that allows you to create a unique and personalized look for your designs. By uploading your own fonts, you can ensure that your designs stand out and reflect your brand or personal style.
However, before uploading the custom fonts file to Canva, you need to have fonts file ready with you to upload.
Top 5 Websites to get Fonts Pack for Free
There are several websites that offer free and legal downloads of fonts. Here are the top five websites where you can download fonts pack for free:
- Google Fonts: Google Fonts is a popular website that offers a wide range of fonts for free. You can download individual fonts or entire font families from this site.
- Font Squirrel: Font Squirrel is another popular website that offers a range of high-quality fonts for free. All fonts on this site are licensed for commercial use.
- DaFont: DaFont is a website that offers a large collection of fonts that are free for personal use. Some fonts may also be available for commercial use, but it’s important to check the license agreement before using them.
- FontSpace: FontSpace is a website that offers a range of free fonts that are licensed for personal and commercial use.
- 1001 Fonts: 1001 Fonts is a website that offers a wide selection of free fonts that are available for personal and commercial use. The site offers a range of categories and filters to help you find the perfect font for your project.
It’s important to note that when downloading fonts from any website, you should always read the license agreement and ensure that you have the necessary permissions to use the font for your intended purpose. Some fonts may be free for personal use only, while others may require attribution or payment for commercial use.
Once you have downloaded the fonts zip file, you need to extract it and keep the TTF file ready (Canva supports OTF, TTF, and WOFF file formats). Now follow the below steps to upload the font to Canva.
Steps to Follow to Add Fonts to Canva
1. On Canva home, click on the “Brand” option that is available under “Tools” section in the left menu.
2. Ensure you are viewing the “Brand Kit” section. Now you need to select any of your existing Brand Kits under which you wish to add custom fonts or click on “Add New” and add a new brand kit.
3. Once you enter a Brand Kit, you see an option called “Uploaded Fonts” under the Fonts section.
4. Choose the “Upload a font” option and upload the TTF file that is ready with you. You will get a popup to confirm the upload as shown in the below screenshot.
5. After a few seconds, you will be able to see the new font in the “Uploaded font” section.
6. Now go to the “Text styles” option under the “Fonts” section. Here you will see an option to edit the default font styles for Headings, Subheadings and Body. You can edit any of them based on where you wish to use the custom font that you just uploaded.
7. You are free to use this custom font in any of your designs as well even if you didn’t select it as part of your brand kit’s font.
To use it independently, select any text box in your design, and click on the font selection drop down from the top toolbar. Now select the custom fonts from the “Uploaded fonts” section as shown in the below screenshot.
Are you someone who doesn’t use Brand kits? Wish to use custom fonts directly? Then you can directly select the “Upload a font” option that is available under fonts list as shown in the below screenshot.
FAQs Related to Adding Custom Fonts in Canva
Check out some of the frequently asked questions related to adding and using custom fonts in Canva.
Can everyone use custom fonts in Canva?
Currently custom fonts feature is available for Canva Pro, Canva for Teams, Canva for Education, and Canva for Nonprofits. It is not yet available for Canva free users.
How many custom fonts can I upload in Canva?
At the time of publishing this guide, Canva has a limit to upload a maximum of 500 fonts per Brand Kit.
Can you add custom fonts to Canva?
Yes you can add custom fonts to Canva. Just follow the steps explained in this guide to add custom fonts. Please note that this feature is not available for Canva free users.
How to add Google Fonts on Canva?
As mentioned at the beginning of this guide, you can download free fonts pack from Google Fonts, and follow all the steps discussed in this guide to add Google Fonts on Canva.
How to add a font without buying Canva?
Currently Canva free users are not allowed to add custom fonts. So it is currently not possible.