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How to Use Canva Templates

Create or customize graphic design templates

need to know

  • Find the template you want to use and select it to open the design canvas. Select items to open and modify a toolbox.
  • Create your own template: Choose folders > create a new one > create folder. Drag and drop a model onto it and use as template.
  • To copy a drawing, select the ellipses in the corner of the image and make a copy.

Canva is a fully functional graphic design tool that lets you create invitations, flyers, social media graphics, and more, all on one platform. Canva gives you access to a variety of design templates and the option to create and customize your own to make designing even easier no matter your skill level.

Use and customize a Canva template

Canva’s home screen shows you access to the Recycle Bin to delete all your past designs, designs shared with you, and old designs you no longer need. Also on the homepage you will find all the available Canva templates for creating new designs.

To start using Canva, you must first create a free account. After logging in, you will see your home screen full of interesting and useful templates to choose from.

To get started, use the template slider to scroll through the available templates until you find one that meets your design needs. Or use the search bar at the top of your homepage to search for a template.

When you find the template you want to use, select it to open the design canvas.

Canva design canvas showing a ready-to-use blank logo template

To truly customize your design custom sizeslocated on the left side of the home screen to choose your own width and height for your design.

From here you can start customizing and creating. On the left side of the screen, select . Models. You will see a menu of other design templates to choose from to get started with your design. To use one of these options, drag and drop it onto your blank template.

Canva design canvas with yellow stripes logo design template

To change any of the design elements, simply select them to open the toolbar at the top of the design canvas. You can delete items, change their colors, fonts, etc. you can change it.

New group logo design using a Canva template on the design canvas

Once you are satisfied with your design, download or choose house in the upper left corner of the screen to return to the main page.

Download the template.

Create your own Canva design templates

There are many reasons why you might want to create your own Canva design templates. For example, it’s useful to have a template when you want to create a social media post every week instead of recreating it every time. Or you can create different versions of your logo for later use.

Whatever the case, before you create your own templates from an existing design, you should create a Canva folder to store them.

To create your Canva folder, go to the Home screen and folders in the left menu.

Canva folder canvas used to save design templates

then choose create a new one on the right side of the screen. Enter a folder name and choose whether to share your folder with someone else.

Give your folder a specific name that’s easy to understand to keep your designs organized. You can even create multiple folders for different templates like “Social Media Templates” or “Blog Templates”.

Select Create New.

choose create folder. This will open your new folder and show a list of all your folders on the left side of the screen.

New design templates folder in Canva

Have you finally decided that you want to share your template folder with others? choose To sharelocated in the upper right corner of your folder’s home screen.

Find the design you want to use as a future template in your listing on the homepage and drag and drop it into the folder on the left side of the screen. Open your new folder and your design will be there, ready to use.

You can also choose: ellipses in your design and then Move to folder.

When you are ready to create a template from the design, select it to open the design information window. On the right, select use as template and Canva opens the design as a copy. You can now make the necessary changes.

Copy of design used as template in Canva

Be sure to rename your new design. Select the area to the right of Raise in the toolbar at the top of the design canvas.

Create a simple copy of a Canva design

If you want to copy an existing design without creating a template, it’s easy to do from the home screen.

Find the design you want to copy, ellipses Select and in the corner of the picture. make a copy. Canva duplicates the design without opening a new design canvas.

Option to create a copy on the Canva homepage

Canva template types

Here are some of the template options that Canva offers for individuals and freelancers:

  • logos
  • posters
  • brochures
  • Posts on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
  • Promotions
  • cards and invitations
  • A4 documents and letterhead
  • menus
  • brochures

See more

How to Use Canva Templates

Create or customize graphic design templates

What to Know
Find a template you want to use, then select it to open the design screen. Select elements to open a toolbox and change them.
Create your own template: Select Folders > Create New > Create Folder. Drag and drop a template into it and select Use As Template.
To copy a design, select the ellipses in the corner of the image, then select Make a Copy.

Canva is a fully functional graphic design tool that allows you to create invitations, flyers, social media graphics, and more, all in one platform. To make designing even easier regardless of your skill level, Canva gives you access to a range of design templates and the option to create and customize your own.

Use and Customize a Canva Template

The Canva Home screen shows you all of your designs from the past, designs shared with you, and access to the Trash for deleting old designs you no longer need. Also on the Home page, you’ll find all of the available Canva templates for creating new designs.

To get started with Canva, you’ll first need to sign up for a free account. Once you log in, you’ll see your Home screen, full of interesting and useful templates to choose from.

To get started, use the template slider to scroll through the available templates until you find one that fits your design needs. Or, to search for a template, use the search bar located at the top of your Home page.

Once you locate a template you wish to use, select it to open the design screen.

To truly personalize your design, select Custom Dimensions, located on the left side of the Home screen, to choose your own width and height for your design.

From here, you can get started customizing and creating. On the left side of your screen, select Templates. You’ll see a menu of other design templates you can choose from to jumpstart your design. To use one of these options, drag-and-drop it onto your blank template.

To change any of the elements in the design, simply select them to open the toolbar at the top of your design screen. You can delete elements, change their color, font, etc.

Once you’re satisfied with your design, either download it or select Home in the upper left corner of your screen to navigate back to your Home page.

Create Your Own Canva Design Templates

There are many reasons why you might want to consider creating your own Canva design templates. For example, it’s helpful to have a template when you want to create a social media post each week instead of recreating it each time. Or, you might want to create different versions of your logo for later use.

Whatever the case may be, before you create your own templates from an existing design, you’ll need to create a Canva folder to store them in.

To create your Canva folder, navigate to the Home screen and select Folders from the menu on the left.

Next, select Create New on the far right side of your screen. Enter a folder name and choose whether or not you want to share your folder with anyone else.

Give your folder a specific name that’s easy to understand to keep your designs organized. You can even create multiple folders for different templates such as “Social Media Templates” or “Blog Templates”.

Select Create Folder. This will open your new folder and show you a list of all your folders on the left side of your screen.

Decided you want to share your template folder with others after all? Select Share, located in the top right of your folder’s main screen.

Locate the design you wish to use as a future template from your list on the Home page, then drag-and-drop it into the folder on the left side of your screen. Open your new folder and your design will be there, ready to go.

You can also select the ellipses on your design, then select Move to Folder.

When you’re ready to create a template from the design, select it to open the design’s info window. On the right side, select Use As Template and Canva will open the design as a copy. You can now make any necessary changes.

Make sure to rename your new design. Select the field to the right of Upgrade in the toolbar at the top of the design screen.
Make a Simple Copy of a Canva Design

If you simply wish to copy an existing design without creating a template, it’s easy to do from the Home screen.

Locate the design you wish to copy, select the ellipses in the corner of the image, then select Make a Copy. Canva will duplicate the design without opening a new design screen.

Types of Canva Templates

Some of the template options Canva offers to individuals and freelancers include:

Logos
Posters
Flyers
Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook posts
Presentations
Cards and invitations
A4 documents and letterheads
Menus
Brochures

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