How to Group Elements in Canva in 2 Simple Steps

This tool will help you group elements so that you can easily manage them and make them look professional. In this article, we will see how to ungroup and group elements in easy steps!

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Designing in Canva can seem intimidating at first. There are so many options and so much potential for creating something great. But once you get the hang of it, the possibilities are endless. 

In this post, we will go over how to group elements in Canva. This handy tool will help you organise your design and make it look more professional.

Let’s get started!

Why Do you Need to Group the Elements?

Grouping objects/ elements in any photo-editing tool is a great way to work on multiple items. For instance, we wonder how this works with Canva mobile apps or websites? We’ll share, were here.

As mentioned above – moving an element into another creates groups so that they’re easier for us (the user)to manage.

Resizing things seems simple enough when done through one interface, but there might be some hidden options available if needed, that is – duplicate.

Group elements in Canva

Steps to Group Elements in Canva

Here are the easy steps to ungroup and group elements in Canva!

Step 1: Group Selection

To group multiple elements, drag your cursor over the desired items and select ‘Group Selection’ from the submenu that appears when they’re highlighted in blue or black colour, respectively.

This will create an outlined border around the selected object(s). 

Step 2: Resize the Elements

After grouping, you can resize the operations freely without worrying about losing any information associated with these particular selections because it’s saved automatically!

Resize the elements

This is a great way to group elements in Canva. 

What Shouldn’t you Do?

The disadvantage, however, is that all the selected boxes will be inaccessible if they’re inside of one another you’ll need to ungroup them by clicking anywhere outside their boundaries or de-selected everything before trying again with another selection box/object area pairings!

But be sure which elements should appear front and forward and at the same time and which elements should appear back and backwards.

What you should not do

Lets us understand that once you have grouped it and selected “group”, you might have the possibility of losing the elements if you don’t choose forward and front.

Possibility of losing the element

Here you lost some of the elements you should select elements front or back as per your preference.

Select elements to move front and back as your preference

But once you have started practising, you will be able to sort this issue manually with less effort.

Also Read: How to Remove Background in Canva? [Step by Step Guide]

How to Use it with the Keyboard Shortcuts?

Grouping elements is an easy way to manage them, whether using the mouse or keyboard. 

Once items have been selected, drag down from any corner and click the Group button at the top-right corner – this will create groups of similar things to be organised more easily! 

You could also use Ctrl+G (Windows) / Command+G(Mac OS), which shortcuts work on your adaptability and flexibility.


To recap, we’ve looked at how to group elements in canva and some of the benefits. By following these simple tips, you can easily create more professional-looking designs. 

If you want to learn more about using canva for your business or personal projects, Check out our course on designing with canva

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In the meantime, start experimenting with grouping elements in canva and see what great things you can create!

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