How to group elements in Canva

How to Group or Ungroup Elements in Canva 2023: Step-by-Step Guide for Desktop and Canva App

In this blog post, we'll take a step-by-step look at how to group elements in Canva 2023 so that you can easily manage them and make them look professional. We will learn how to group and ungroup elements on Canva website and mobile app.
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Canva is a great tool for creating graphics and infographics. For people that are new to Canva or even those that have used it before but want to learn more about this great tool, this blog will walk you through a few steps to group elements in Canva.

Let’s get started!

Why Do You Need to Group the Elements?

Grouping elements in Canva enables you to work faster, and more efficiently and keep your design organized while maintaining consistency, which helps to make your design look professional and polished.

Let’s see some more advantages of grouping elements in Canva,

  • You can Move or resize multiple elements at once
  • You can Keep your design organized
  • Easily able to Apply effects to multiple elements
  • Easily copy and paste if you want to duplicate it again
  • Provide you consistency in terms of maintaining size and brand color in Canva.

Let’s learn how to use Canva to group elements!

Simple Steps to Group Elements in Canva on the Website

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

Step 1: Selection of Multiple Objects

To group multiple elements on the website, drag your cursor over the desired items and press shift on the keyboard to select multiple elements/objects. The selected objects appear highlighted in blue or black color, respectively.

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

Group elements in Canva
Select Multiple Objects

Step 2: Group Selection

After selecting the objects press on the group tool as shown in the image and now all your objects/elements are grouped together. You can now move, resize, and edit all the grouped objects as a single unit.

Resize the elements
Select Group Option

Step 3: How to Ungroup Elements in Canva

To ungroup elements in Canva you can select the ungroup option or press “Ctrl+Shift+G” (on Windows) or “Cmd+Shift+G” (on Mac) on your keyboard

This is a great way to group and ungroup elements in Canva. 

Pro Tip 1 – You can also use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + G” (on Windows) or “Cmd + G” (on Mac) to group elements together.

Easy Steps to Group Elements on Canva App

Here are the easy steps to group and ungroup elements on Canva Mobile App!

Step 1: Select Objects/Elements on Canva

Select one element on Canva. On the bottom, you will find more options. Select it.

Select the element and then more option in Canva mobile app
Select Element and then More Option

Step 2: Select Multiple Options

Select Multiple Options on Canva App
Select Multiple Option

Step 3: Group and Ungroup Selection

Once you select multiple objects you want to group, select the group icon as shown in the image. And if you want to ungroup the objects you can use ungroup option.

Select Group Option in Canva
Select Group
Select Ungroup Option
Select Ungroup

This is a great way to group and ungroup elements in Canva on the mobile app. 

Pro Tip 2 – Once elements are grouped, you can use the “Duplicate” tool to quickly make a copy of the group, rather than having to individually copy and paste each element.

What you Shouldn’t Do While Grouping Elements in Canva?

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 backward.

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 go to position and select elements front or back as per your preference.

Select elements to move front and back as your preference

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

Pro Tip 3 – You can also use the “Align” tool to align the grouped elements with respect to other elements in the design.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed our article about how to group elements in Canva. With this knowledge, we know that you can make the most of your business presentations and other marketing materials with ease when using a tool like Canva.

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I group elements in Canva?

Ans. Yes, You can group elements in Canva by selecting the group option.

2. How do I group items in the Canva app?

Ans. To group items in the Canva app select the item > then click more > select the elements > then select the group option.

3. Can you select multiple elements in Canva?

Ans. Yes, you can select multiple elements in Canva.

4. How do you grab multiple things at once in Canva?

Ans. To select multiple objects in Canva, press and hold Shift, then click and drag your mouse over the objects that you want to select.

5. What is the shortcut key to group elements in Canva?

Ans. The shortcut key to group elements in Canva is “Ctrl + G” (on Windows) or “Cmd + G” (on Mac).

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