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How you create, use, print or publish your design depends on what elements are used in your design.
Stock media from Canva
If your design uses elements from our image library (even free elements), it is subject to our One Time Use License or Multi-Use License which permits printing designs for school projects, ebook, album cover, posters and any other uses (Section 3) approved in writing by Canva
If your design uses only elements that you have created and or uploaded yourself, then you may use it for any purpose you like. While you may upload images found on Google or elsewhere online, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct copyright permissions for any images you upload.
- Selling custom design to a single client
- Designs made for eBook, album covers, workbooks and other promotional projects
- Selling primarily the design for t-shirts, mugs, postcards and other items
- Selling designs / design templates to multiple or unknown clients without the Extended License
Logo or Trademarks
Logos or trademarks are small, usually simple, graphics legally registered or established, that form part of the identity of a business. Creating your logo using Canva is only allowed if you use your own uploaded elements. Any elements from Canva’s image — both free and premium photos, drawings, shapes, and fonts — is prohibited since all copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to the stock media are retained by Canva and/or its contributors.
Editing Canva design
Editing designs outside Canva after they’ve been published and downloaded is prohibited. If you’d like to edit a Canva design after it’s been published, you can make any changes only in Canva.
Design for editorial purpose
If you’re using elements from our library for editorial use, such as inclusion in a published news article or commentary, you do need to attribute the creator of the element by including the note “©[insert Contributor’s Name] via Canva.com” next to the image, or in your project’s credits page.
Personal use and other permitted commercial use such as for promoting your company or event does not need any form of attribution. However, you’ll want to review our licenses to ensure that your commercial use is permitted.