Create drawings with Canvas

You can create your own designs with Canvas. Your drawings are synced to your Google account, so you can get to them from your Chrome browser

Important: You can only use Canvas with Chromebooks, Chromebases, and Chromeboxes. 

Create a drawing

  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher  and then Up arrow .
  2. Open Canvas .
  3. At the top left, choose what you want to draw on:
    • To draw on a blank canvas, select New drawing.
    • To draw on a background, select New from image.

Share your drawing

  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher  and then Up arrow .
  2. Open Canvas .
  3. Select the drawing you want to export.
  4. At the top right, select More  .
  5. Select Export drawing.
  6. To open the drawing in your Downloads folder, select Show in folder.

Change a brush’s size or transparency

  1. In the corner of your screen, select the Launcher  and then Up arrow .
  2. Open Canvas .
  3. Open a drawing or create a new one.
  4. On the left, select the drawing tool you want to use.
  5. To change the size or opacity, select the tool again.

Fix problems using Canvas

If you have trouble with Canvas and are taken back to the sign-in screen, check that your settings and extensions allow Google cookies on https://canvas.apps.chrome.

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