How To Flip A Shape In Canva

One handy feature of Canva is the ability to flip elements horizontally or vertically. This can come in handy when you need to create a mirror image of a shape or design element. Here’s how to flip a shape in Canva in three simple steps.

Before we proceed, it’s important to note that you can’t flip vector shapes coming from Canva’s “Shapes” option as seen below.

However, you can flip other elements in different formats.

Step 1: Select The Element You Want To Flip

To begin, open up your Canva workspace and select the element you want to flip. For this example, we’ll use a heart.

Step 2: Click “Flip”

Once you’ve selected the element you want to flip, click on “Flip” from the tools menu just above the editor.

Step 3: Choose Horizontal Or Vertical

From the dropdown menu, you can choose to flip the element horizontally or vertically. For this example, we’ll keep it horizontal.

And that’s it! Flipping an element in any shape from Canva is a quick and easy way to create a mirrored image without having to manually rotate it.


Adjusting your designs with Canva’s flip tool is a great way to achieve different looks without starting from scratch. Just select the element you want to flip, click on “Flip” from the tools menu, and choose horizontal or vertical from the dropdown menu. Give it a try next time you’re stuck on a design and see how flipping an element can give you the results you need.