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How To Make Lines Thinner In Canva — 4 Simple Methods

How To Make Lines Thinner In Canva — 4 Simple Methods

Lines. Lines. Lines. 

These seemingly plain design elements can do so much for your Canva design — if you know how to use them accordingly.

Whether they’re straight, wavy, thick, thin, or zigzag in form, lines have a way of changing how your design ends up. 

You just need to discover its usage — and how to make — them properly.

But, if you’re aiming to create thin lines in Canva, unfortunately, there isn’t a one-click button to make one. 

Yet, it doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything to achieve it. 

So, how indeed do you make thin lines in Canva?


How to Make Lines Thinner in Canva

To make lines thinner in Canva, you can select a line from the “Elements” tab, reduce its size and stretch it. You can also reduce a rectangle into its thinnest form. You can also insert underscores through a text box. Lastly, adjust the line’s thickness using the “Weight” option in the toolbar.


Making Lines Thinner in Canva: 4 Simple Methods

As mentioned earlier, there isn’t a one-button option for you to make lines thinner in Canva.

There isn’t even a “Draw a line” option in the said graphic design tool.

But, you don’t have to worry about that, as there are three methods on how you can achieve such a feat in Canva. 

It all depends on how simple you’d like to go with the process itself.


Simple: Select a line from the “Elements” tab

Step 1: Open your design file or create a new one by clicking the “Create a New Design” button on Canva’s home page.

Step 2: Head over to “Elements” on Canva’s left-side menu. 

Step 3: Search for the “Lines” subsection by scrolling down or typing in the word (lines) in the search box.

Step 4: Click on the line type that you’d like to use for it to appear on the blank canvas.

Step 5: Make the line smaller by clicking and dragging on the markers found at the corners until you reach the desired thickness.

Step 6: Once the line’s thin enough, click on the white bars found at the corners and dragging it to stretch the line. Stop once you reached the desired length.

Now, if you’re not too keen on using this method for making thin lines, check out the second method below.


Simpler: Reducing a Rectangle

Step 1: After creating a new design file on Canva, head over to the “Elements” tab. But, instead of searching for lines, scroll down and find “Shapes.” 

Step 2: Find a rectangle shape and click on it. You can also look for a rectangle by typing on the search bar.


Step 3: Click the rectangular shape you’d like to use for it to appear on the blank canvas. You can all add a rectangle on your blank canvas by hitting the “R” button on your keyboard.

Step 4: Reduce the size of the rectangle by clicking and dragging the white bars on the rectangle’s sides. Continue dragging until you reach the thinnest or smallest size possible. 

Much easier, right? 

But, if you want an even simpler method in creating thin lines on Canva, go ahead and read the third method below.


Simplest: Add Underscores 

Step 1: Head over to the left side menu of your Canva screen and tap “Text.”

Step 2: Add a text box to your canvas. You can also add a text box by tapping the “T” button on your keyboard.

Step 3: Highlight the text inside the text box and delete it. 

Step 4: Add underscores inside the text box by pressing the Shift and underscore keys together. Continue pressing both keys until you reach the desired length.

But, as Canva’s such an innovative graphic design tool, you’ll find that there’s a new option to adjust a line’s thickness.


Latest: Use the “Weight” button

Step 1: Head over to the “Elements” tab on the left-side menu of Canva’s screen.

Step 2: Select the “Lines and Shapes” option to pick out a line to use.

Step 3: Click on the line type you’d like to use and drag it to the blank canvas.

Step 4: Tap on the line once to activate the toolbar. Click on the “Weight” button, which appears as a triple line icon.

Step 5: In the dropdown menu that appears, drag the slider to the right to thicken the line, and to the left if you want to thin the line out.

Step 6: Once you’re satisfied with how thin or thick your line is, click on the canvas to exit the slider and activate the changes made.


Amazed by how simple it is to create thin lines in Canva? 

No matter what strategy you use from the ones mentioned above, it doesn’t matter. They will still allow you to make thin lines in Canva.

Just allow your imagination to run free so you can have the design you’ve been imagining to achieve.