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Design from a blank template

Creating a design in Canva often involves choosing from our premade templates. However, you’re free to create your own designs without using a template. This gives you the freedom to explore your own design ideas.

To create your own template:

  1. Search for any document type from the homepage search bar or use a custom dimension. This will open the editor with a blank page.
  2. Start building your design by adding a background color or photo. This helps set the tone for your design and helps pull all the other elements together.
  3. Add text elements.
  4. Add photos and visual elements. You can either upload your own photos or use any elements from our media library.

note: Want to learn more about creating designs and learning more about Canva? Check out our Design Essentials tutorial course.

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