Embrace the Magic: Transforming Words into Images for Your Print-on-Demand Products

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Today, more than 135 million users are leveraging the power of Canva's intuitive design tools every month. Canva's mission is to simplify the complexities of design and encourage creativity. One of the ways it achieves this is through its innovative, AI-powered Text to Image feature. This feature gives users the ability to generate images from textual descriptions. The result? A boost in creativity and a solution to design blocks!

Unleashing the Power of AI Image Generation

Canva's AI image generation tools are designed to put the perfect image at your fingertips, even if it doesn't exist yet! In 2022, Canva launched its own AI-powered image-generating app, Text to Image. This feature allows you to transform your words into unique, visually stunning images.


The Text to Image feature has not only made visual content creation faster, but it has also brought an end to the creative block. Today, you can choose from three different image-generating apps in Canva:

  1. Text to Image
  2. DALL*E by OpenAI
  3. Imagen by Google Cloud

Transforming Words into Images

With these tools, all you need to do is to find the right words, and the AI will do the rest. For instance, if you want a black-and-white illustration of someone baking a cake or a firefox standing up in a forest, the AI image generators will bring your imagination to life.

The image generation apps in Canva are handy for content creators, marketers, professional designers, and social media managers. They are also particularly useful for small business owners who often have to juggle multiple roles, including that of a marketer.

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Seamless Integration across Canva

The image generation apps in Canva are integrated across the entire Canva experience. Hence, you can create and edit an image without having to leave Canva - no other subscriptions or tools needed to power your creative workflow. You can create new assets for any design, edit them in your own way, then share them with the world.

Images As Unique As You Are

Canva's Text to Image app now generates art in an even wider range of styles than before. From photos to drawings, paintings, 3D, patterns, neon, and concept art, you can create lifelike renderings or recreate textured brushstrokes. If you are unsure about which style to go for, try the 'Surprise Me' feature to kick-start your inspiration.

Ensuring Safety, Responsibility, and Ethics

Canva is committed to ensuring the safety of its community. It has put various measures in place to ensure the community can enjoy Canva's features safely and responsibly. This includes automated reviews of input prompts for terms that might generate unsafe imagery, and of output images for a range of categories including adult content, hate, and abuse. Canva has also created a feedback loop that gives the community the opportunity to report any issues with the images generated, including if they feel they're enforcing biases or stereotypes.


Canva's AI-powered image generation tools are transforming the way we create visual content. By turning words into images, they are unlocking new levels of creativity and making the design process more accessible and enjoyable. So whether you are a small business owner, a content creator, or a social media manager, why not explore these tools and start creating magic today?

You can convert text to images using Canva's Text to Image or explore Imagen and DALL*E in Canva's app marketplace. Simply go to Canva Apps or open a design template on your desktop, iOS, or Android app and start creating magic now!

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