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How to Find Elements in Canava Using Advanced Search


Canva’s media library contains over 1,000,000 images to choose from. Knowing how to get the best search results means you can spend less time searching and more time designing.

To start searching for images in the editor:

  1. Click on the Elements tab.
  2. Enter a keyword in the search bar.
  3. Hit Enter .

As an example, typing the keyword “apple” into the search bar will show apple images.

note:You can narrow down your search results further by clicking on “Photos” or “Graphics” below the search field.

Aside from simply entering “apple”, here are some more advanced search term combinations to help you find exactly what you are looking for:

Combining keywords: apple + red Excluding keywords: apple NOT red


Multiple options: apple OR banana No background: apple +cutout:true




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