Are you tired of browsing through millions of templates available and can’t decide which one to choose? Do you love playing around and getting creative with all your design projects but are not an expert designer? Would you like to earn a passive income by investing in the latest trending digital products? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ve come to the right place!

In the limelight these days is Canva, an online graphic designing tool that is simple and convenient. Canva helps you create designs that look professional, even if you’re not a designer.

Canva allows you to choose from millions of available templates or start the design from scratch your way!

A feature called “Create Templates” is another helpful addition in Canva, where you can save your designs as templates for future use or sell to other users. This feature, however, is only available in Canva Pro. 

How To Create Templates In Canva

Unlike creating a design where you can use pre-designed templates, creating your template as an owner requires you to start the design from scratch. Despite the fact that your project must start with a blank canvas, translating Canva template ideas into reality is a fun and breezy hobby. 

To give you a detailed run-through of how to create a creative Canva template that you can share with the world, we have prepared a step-by-step guide on how to master the art of Canva designing! 

1. Sign In To The Canva Pro Account

Excited to design your own templates? Well, make a move by upgrading to the Canva Pro account. While you can create designs, modify templates, customize layouts, and much more in the free Canva version, you can not create templates. 

Start your template creation journey by upgrading to the paid version using your email and making the payment. As soon as you fill out the form, you’ll be taken directly to the ever-surprising homepage of Canva Pro.

2. Choose Your Preferred Dimension

Time to turn your graphic imagination into reality? Take your step using the “Create a design” button on your home page. Search for a blank template in the drop-down and customize how you want the dimensions of your project to be. Want to make an Instagram template, use 1080px by 1080px at a 1:1 aspect ratio. Developing a resume format, keep the size 8.5 x 11 cm. The measurements are limitless, and so are the capabilities of Canva. 

3. Customize Your Design

When you’ve got your blank canvas with your preferred dimensions in your editor, it’s time to use the magic wand and create your visual voice. You can create your own personalized designs using various images, themes, color schemes, and elements. Moreover, you can upload your own images, elements, audio, and graphics using the upload feature and keep them in your Canva directory forever. 

Background, document color, shapes and graphics, texts, and frames are some elements necessary in your template for a complete look.  

4. Download Zip File

Once you’ve created your finest masterpiece, you can download the template for use on other software or share it with other users. Click the top right corner button to download all your pages in a secured zip file. Happy sharing! 

5. Publish Template Or Get A Shareable Link

The template design page has a share button in the top right corner (your workspace on Canva). You’ll be presented with a dropdown menu with various sharing options by clicking this link. Click “Share a link to use as a template” to obtain the shareable link. Once copied, you may send your customers the link to the shared template anytime you want to sell/share your work.

How To Make Your Template Stand Out

In a crowd of thousands of templates, here is how you can make sure your work stands out.

Follow A Theme

Less is more. The more you keep it aligned, the more aesthetically pleasing it will be; and what more do we look for in a design than aesthetics? Here’s your clue! Do not bombard your template with too many colors, nor keep it monotone. 

Similarly, avoid adding too many design elements and keep the content relevant. Try to match the color scheme of your background to the color palette of your image, text, and elements; all of it can be edited, and make the best use of it!

Make It Relatable 

Create a mindmap of your design before translating it to the digital canvas. For example, think about how you would want a client pitch to look like; “what are the formal color schemes, what fonts are used in presentations, am I designing for any specific brand, etc.”. Questions like these will bring you clarity and your designs a professional outlook. Your formal pitch won’t include a funky design element, so you can breathe a sigh of relief!

Make Bundles

Create more than one design once you get hands-on experience. For example, if you’re creating a presentation template, will you just be adding a basic layout that follows the same theme throughout? Doesn’t sound right. Add a text-only layout, an image layout, and a quote-only layout to bundle your designs.