How to Make a Canva Template

To create a Canva template, start with an empty design. There are plenty of pre-loaded templates to get you going quickly!

Once your design is complete, you can share it with other people to allow for editing access or as a template or view-only access.

Create a blank design

Canva makes designing easy. Create blank designs or select from their many templates. Search by type or size for something specific you’re after, customize the template to meet your needs, then save both time and money with their free service!

Templates can be an indispensable asset when working on various projects, including flyers, brochures, social media posts and more. To begin using Canva templates for such endeavors, start by selecting one from either its Quick Access Menu or Sidebar; customize its background color and font style before using its Styles Tool to transform it to match your brand colors; once done use “Apply to all pages” button to do it on multiple pages at the same time!

Once your design is complete, click “Use template.” This will copy it directly into your Canva account and add it to your homepage for future sharing with anyone – they can edit and make changes as they please without signing into Canva themselves (although a free or paid account would still be necessary if changes need to be made).

To resize a design, click on the resize option in the upper right corner of the editor and enter desired dimensions. If any dimensions exceed Canva’s permitted limits, they will appear red. Alternatively, click on the icon next to custom dimension fields in order to lock their ratio and ensure your designs do not lose quality when being resized.

Add text

Canva makes creating stunning graphics easy, yet for beginners it can be daunting. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to add text to a Canva template so you can make flyers or share words of wisdom easily and effortlessly.

Start by selecting “Text” in the left panel. This will bring up a list of plain text options from which you can select one to add text boxes on your design. Keyboard shortcuts (such as hitting T) may also help add these text boxes quickly and efficiently.

Once you’ve added text, you can quickly and easily customize its color, alignment and size with the tools in the toolbar. Use arrow keys or drag it towards the edge of the box for text size adjustment or add emojis and shapes for personalizing it further.

There are various font styles you can select, such as curve text. Curved text can help highlight important words or short sentences in your design. To add it, select the text box and click on “Effects” in the toolbar; select “Shape”; adjust its slider accordingly and finally hit “Apply Curvature”.

To save your finished template, just click the ‘Download’ button at the top of the page. From there you can choose your file type and download it onto your computer – or save as a link and share with others! For those interested in selling their designs through Canva Marketplace there’s even an online listing service where they can showcase them!

Add images

Canva offers many templates to choose from, but if you want to upload your own images you can also do that easily. To do this click on the Elements button on the vertical grey bar on the left side of your screen; this will open a list of elements. If you know what specific images you want just type keywords or browse filter suggestions; canvas Pro, Canva for Teams, and Canva for Nonprofit accounts offer access to premium image libraries as well.

For background images, to upload one simply use the Uploads or Photos tab in the vertical grey bar on the left and click “Upload an Image.” From here you can either select an image from your computer, drag-and-drop it onto the canvas, or upload patterned or textured designs if you wish.

Once you’ve uploaded an image, you can modify its size by dragging its white circles and handles located at each corner. Rotate or mirror as needed before adjusting brightness and contrast levels for optimal viewing results.

Once your template is finished, save it for sale by clicking on “Create Template” at the top-right of your dashboard and “Export for Sale.” When exported, your template can be sold online or downloaded as a PDF or PNG file for customers to buy directly.

Images in your template will make it more attractive and useful for customers, however you must take caution not to include images that have been copyrighted as this could lead to legal action against your business.

Add shapes

Canva templates are a great way to add visual interest, and shapes are an easy way to do just that. There is an array of shapes available, such as circles, squares, rectangles and triangles; as well as lines and other geometrical designs – but custom shapes offer even greater options – such as circles squares rectangles triangles as well as lines. Custom shapes allow designers to create elegant and unique designs that stand out from the rest – ideal when creating brand logos as it will help establish unique and memorable brand images!

Canva offers an easy and straightforward way to add shapes to any design. Once the shapes have been added, you can quickly and easily alter their dimensions according to your requirements – for instance changing size, flipping them over, rotating or flipping them back, adding or removing outlines, as well as creating new backgrounds, setting color schemes or adding images – before saving as a template for future use.

To create custom shapes, start by clicking on the Elements tab on the left side of your screen. Next, choose Shapes from the drop-down menu; here, you can select from any of the available shapes and resize as necessary; also drag-and-drop them around your grid to move them as needed.

Once your design is complete, you can share it with others or lock the original file so that others cannot edit it – this feature makes for great team collaboration when sharing design templates.

When creating a template, it’s essential to keep in mind your target audience. If you sell templates directly to businesses, for instance, then creating an appealing and professional design should be your top priority. Also important: including clear links leading to your online storefront so customers can easily download and purchase them.

Add a logo

Integrating your logo into Canva templates can be a powerful way of increasing traffic and customers for your business, while also making designs look more professional and helping people remember your brand. All it takes are a few easy steps.

Canva provides an extensive library of templates suitable for various projects, including logo design. These templates can be found by searching or browsing Canva’s homepage; their shapes and sizes make customizing simple. Furthermore, users have the ability to make their own templates if desired.

First, choose a logo design that best reflects your company. Next, find its respective template from the list of results. Simply click on its thumbnail image to open and start editing it – once complete you can download your file.

Once you’ve selected a template, you can customize its color scheme to reflect your brand identity. You may, for instance, alter background and text colors so they match with your logo, as well as modify its shape and size accordingly.

Use the Crop tool to customize the size and shape of your logo, or choose Custom Size if you prefer something more tailored. Remember to crop appropriately so it won’t bleed outside of its designated space in your design.

Canva allows users to add personal photos and elements, adding their own creative touches to designs. Once uploaded, these designs can then be saved and shared with other users; if selling templates is part of your strategy it is imperative that a clear return policy exists so customers are confident when making purchases from you.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.