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.

Tip: Canvas works best 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 Save as image.
  6. To open the drawing in your Downloads folder, select Show in folder.

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

Sign in & sync

Even if you can't sign in to Canvas, you can still create drawings. When you sign in later, all of your local drawings will sync to your Google Account and will be available on all devices where you're signed in.

If you don't want one or more drawings to sync, cancel sign-in and delete those drawings. If you're in the gallery, select the drawing's Menu Organize and then Delete.

Tip: If you use your Chromebook for work or school, you might not be able to sign in to Canvas app with your Workspace account, or sync drawings to your Google Account. For more info, contact your administrator. If you’re an administrator, learn how to manage Google Account access to Canvas.

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