Note – there is an updated version of this post available here!

Canva is a brilliant easy-to-use online graphic design tool, that allows people to create stunning graphics for social media channels, print media, blogs and websites from your mobile or browser. To sign up for a free account, just click here. 🙂 There are also other versions available – a Pro version with more features (£8.99 per user per month, billed yearly. Or £10.99 per month, billed monthly) and an Enterprise version (for larger teams who need advanced brand and collaboration control) from £24.00 per user, per month, billed yearly.

Canva can be used to create stunning presentations, either from many of their pre-existing templates or from a blank presentation.

This blog post covers using keyboard shortcuts in Canva during presentations. For information about all other keyboard shortcuts in Canva, click here.

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Keyboard shortcut to start a presentation in Canva

To enter presentation mode in Canva, use the shortcut Ctrl + Alt + P

Canva keyboard shortcuts in presentations

You can add some great effects during a presentation! These include:

Blurring a presentation Press B
Adds confetti Press C
Adds a drum roll Press D
Adds Bubbles Press O
Add different musical notes Press any of the following keys (to get different notes) – W E R T Y U I
shhh! Press Q
JCH Confetti in canva keyboard shortcut
JCH Bubbles in canva keyboard shortcut
JCH blur in canva keyboard shortcut

I hope you enjoyed these keyboard shortcuts during presentations in Canva. If you know of any other ones, please add them to the comments section below 🙂

A quick reference guide showing all Canva keyboard shortcuts (or, at least all the keyboard shortcuts that I know of!) is available on my blog here and as a downloadable .pdf in the Resources Section of this website.

There is also a blog post about general keyboard shortcuts in Canva available here, and one about keyboard shortcuts when working with text here.

I hope you find them useful!

Note – there is an updated version of this post available here!

Canva – 13 keyboard shortcuts for presentations

6 thoughts on “Canva – 13 keyboard shortcuts for presentations

  • April 2, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    This post is really a pleasant one it helps new web users, who are wishing in favor
    of blogging.

    • April 2, 2020 at 9:26 pm

      Glad you liked it Kirsty! Thank you for taking the time to comment.

  • May 13, 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Thanks for doing this. I tested it out and now Q is for “Shhh” instead of S. maybe a change? God Bless!

    • May 13, 2020 at 4:14 pm

      Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know! That’s really kind of you & much appreciated.

  • October 29, 2020 at 6:17 am

    Number keys can be used for timers

    • November 2, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Thanks for taking to time to comment – much appreciated! 🙂 I’ll add that into the post.


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