How to Create and Publish Your Own Templates on Canva
Canva is a graphics design platform that provides users with a wide range of templates for creating designs such as logos, social media posts, and more. One of the most exciting perks of using Canva is the ability to create and publish your templates on the platform. In this article, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of creating and publishing your templates on Canva.
1. Start your design:
To create your template, log in to your Canva account, and click on the “Create a design” button. Choose the type of template you want to make, and customize the size, dimensions, and background colors. You may also upload your own images, or use photos available on Canva.
2. Add placeholders:
Next, insert placeholders on your design where you’d like to keep text, photos, or shapes. Use the elements and shapes available on Canva to design your templates. In addition, you can add your logo or watermark to your design to protect your intellectual property.
3. Set file format and save:
Now that you’ve created your template, it’s time to save it in a format that you can upload to Canva. Choose the file format of your choice (JPG or PNG), and click on the save button. You may want to name your file according to the name of the template to make it easier to organize.
4. Upload to Canva:
Once you have saved your design, log back into Canva and click on the “Templates” button. Select “Create a Template,” and give your template a name and description. Upload your saved design file on this page, and choose the categories and tags that your template fits into.
5. Check formatting:
After uploading your design, you’d want to ensure the formatting is correct. Click on the link to view your published template and test it out. Check to be sure that the images, shapes, and texts are in the correct positions and that they haven’t changed in formatting.
6. Finalizing the publishing process:
Finally, you need to promote your template by sharing it with your followers and other relevant audiences. You can share your template on your social media accounts, on Canva’s online community, or on other online platforms. You can also share it via email, especially to clients and businesses that may be interested in using your template.