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Purchase premium elements

Canva’s image library houses more than a million free and premium photographs, icons and illustrations. This collection includes elements contributed by some of the world’s best photographers, graphic designers, and illustrators.

Any element that was contributed by an artist is protected by a watermark – a criss-cross pattern superimposed on top of images. To remove the watermark, you first need to purchase licenses for these elements.

Whether you are on a Canva Standard or Canva For Work account, premium elements in the Canva library cost $US1 under the terms of our One-time use License, $US10 under the terms of our Multi-use License or $US100 under the terms of our Extended License.

There are 2 ways to purchase premium elements:

Purchase by downloading


Once you’ve finished creating your masterpiece, you can proceed to download your design and purchase the premium elements used. This method gives you the option to purchase any of the 3 available licenses.

note: If you are a team member, ensure you have purchasing rights before proceeding. If you are unable to purchase, it might be possible your team owner or administrator has placed team purchasing restrictions.

To do so:

  1. Click the Download button in the Canva editor.
  2. Select the file type you wish to download.
  3. Click on the green Download button. You will be prompted to purchase your premium elements.
  4. Select the type of license you wish to purchase for each element in the drop-down on the right.
  5. Choose your payment option between using a credit card or your remaining Canva Credits if previously availed.
  6. Purchase and Download your design.

That’s it! Now the downloaded version of your design will be free from watermarks.

tip: You can also download your design as a watermarked draft, check out this article to find out how: Downloading a watermarked draft.

Purchase by removing watermarks


If you wish to purchase elements to remove the watermarks while on the editor or in Presentation mode, you can use the Remove watermark feature.

note: You can only purchase Multi-use ($US10) or Extended ($US100) Licenses using the Remove Watermark feature. Download the design instead if you only wish to purchase the One-time use ($US1) license.

To use the Remove watermark feature.:

  1. On the editor, select the premium element with the watermark you’d like to remove.
  2. Click the Remove watermark button on the lower right corner of the element.
  3. A popup will prompt you to purchase the element under a Multi-use or Extended license. Select the license you wish to purchase.
  4. Choose your payment option between using a credit card or your remaining Canva Credits if previously availed.
  5. Click Purchase.

note: Only elements purchased with Multi-use and Extended Licenses are added to your Purchased folder, within the Uploads tab.

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