10 New AI Magic Tools for Canva: Guide and Use (2023)

If you're as thrilled as we are about the latest updates from Canva, get ready to be blown away. Canva has just rolled out a series of incredible features that are set to revolutionize your design game. Let's walk you through these amazing updates and show you how to make the most of them.

1. Magic Design

Magic Design, which has already been a game-changer, just received a significant upgrade. Now, it's not only integrated within the editor but also allows you to apply your branding to suggested designs. Imagine providing a simple prompt and getting AI-inspired design suggestions in a matter of seconds. Here's how to use it:

  1. Start on the Canva homepage.
  2. Enter a prompt in the search bar. For example, "Instagram post about the new menu in our new vegan restaurant."
  3. Canva will generate custom design suggestions based on your prompt.
  4. You can upload your images or videos to see how they fit with the suggested templates.
  5. Add your branding style to make the design uniquely yours.
  6. Select the design you want to work on and click "Customize this template."

2. Magic Design for Video

Magic Design for Video takes design to a whole new level. You can create videos based on your ideas by simply uploading a few images and providing a brief description. AI takes care of the rest, adding text, transitions, animations, and music. This is a fantastic way to simplify video creation, even if you're new to it.

  1. Choose a video design, e.g., Instagram Reel.
  2. In the left panel of the editor, select "Generate videos instantly."
  3. Upload between 3 to 10 photos or videos.
  4. Describe your video idea with a prompt.
  5. Click "Generate" and let Canva create a video with text, transitions, animations, and music.
  6. Edit the video further as needed to match your brand voice or style.

3. Magic Media - Text to Video

Remember Text to Image? Well, Canva has upgraded it to Magic Media, now creating not only images but videos as well. You can describe the image or video you need, and Canva's AI will bring it to life. It's a fantastic way to save time and add a personal touch to your designs.

  1. Go to the Apps tab in the editor.
  2. Search for "Magic Media" or "Text to Video."
  3. Describe the image or video you need, providing a prompt.
  4. Let Canva's AI generate the desired image or video for you.

4. Magic Switch

Magic Switch, formerly Resize, can now do much more than before. It allows you to swap formats, change languages, and resize designs with ease. You can instantly optimize your content for different platforms and audiences, streamlining your workflow.

  1. From the top panel in the editor, click "Magic Switch."
  2. Choose what you want to do, such as translate, transform into a document, or resize.
  3. Select the desired options, and decide whether to create a copy or change the original.
  4. Click "Continue" to apply the changes.

5. Magic Morph

Magic Morph is here to add that extra "oomph" to your graphics. Whether it's text, shapes, or other elements, you can transform them using a prompt, adding textures, depth, and special effects. This feature brings a whole new dimension to your designs.

  1. Go to the Apps tab in the editor.
  2. Search for "Magic Morph."
  3. Select an element in your design that you want to morph.
  4. Write your prompt, such as "pearl," to add textures or special effects.
  5. Click "Magic Morph" to apply the changes to the selected element.

6. Magic Expand

This update is a personal favorite. You can now extend images beyond their borders, correcting cropping issues and turning vertical images into horizontal ones and vice versa. It's a game-changer for content creators, making design work more efficient.

  1. Select a photo from your design.
  2. Click "Edit Photo" in the top panel.
  3. Choose "Magic Expand."
  4. Select the aspect ratio you want to expand to, e.g., 9:16.
  5. Click "Magic Expand" and choose your preferred option.

7. Magic Grab

Magic Grab lets you reposition subjects in your images with ease. AI separates the subject from the photo, allowing you to move it as a standalone element, perfect for adding text and graphics.

  1. Click on your image in the editor.
  2. Go to the top panel and choose "Edit Photo."
  3. Select "Magic Grab."
  4. Let it run for a moment, and then you can grab the subject as a standalone element.
  5. Reposition or resize it as needed for your design.

8. Magic Animate

Animating your designs is easier than ever with Magic Animate. AI analyzes your content and suggests the best animations and transitions to match your style, eliminating the need for extensive animation skills.

  1. Select the page in the editor (without selecting specific elements or text).
  2. Go to "Animate" in the top panel.
  3. Click "Magic Animate."
  4. Wait for Canva to suggest different animation styles.
  5. Choose the recommended animation style that suits your content.

9. Magic Write - Brand Voice

Crafting copy that matches your brand's tone has never been easier. With the new Brand Voice feature in Magic Write, you can describe your brand's unique voice, guiding AI to generate copy that aligns with your brand's personality.

  1. Go to the homepage and select "Brand" from the sidebar.
  2. Click "Brand Kit" and choose the Brand Kit you want to edit.
  3. Scroll down to "Brand Voice" and click "Add your brand voice."
  4. Describe your brand voice guidelines in detail to guide AI.
  5. In your design, go to "Brand" in the left panel.
  6. Select "Brand Voice" and choose "Generate text in this brand voice."
  7. Write your prompt, and AI will generate copy that matches your brand's voice and style.

10. AI Apps

The Apps panel in Canva is now filled with amazing tools that can enhance your workflow. From generating images to creating music and realistic avatars, these apps streamline your creative process. Check out Imagen by Google, Dall-E by Open AI, Neiro AI, Murph AI, and Soundraw for some amazing new capabilities.

  1. Access the Apps panel from the editor or the homepage.
  2. Search for specific AI-powered apps, such as Nero AI, Puppetry, Murf, Soundraw, Imagen by Google, or Dall-E by Open AI.
  3. Select the app you want to use and follow its specific instructions for generating content or using its features.

These updates are a game-changer for Canva users, making design and content creation more efficient and accessible than ever. If you haven't already, give these new features a try and watch your design game reach new heights.

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