Remove watermarks by downloading
In Canva, premium elements are layered with watermarks – a criss-cross pattern superimposed on top of images to protect the element’s copyright holder. You can remove the watermark only after purchasing a license for the element.
The method this article discusses only removes watermarks on downloaded designs. If you wish to remove watermarks while on the editor or in Presentation mode, please refer to our dedicated article on using the Remove watermark button instead.
To download the design and remove watermarks:
- Click the Download button.
- Choose whether you want to purchase an image under the One-time use ($US1), Multi-use ($US10), or Extended License ($US100).
- Purchase and Download your design.
Watermarks on free Canva for Work content
If you’re a Canva for Work subscriber, you can exclusively use some premium elements for free under the One-time use license. However, you may notice the presence of watermarks on element thumbnails or on design previews.
Rest assured, when you use these elements or open your designs, these watermarks shouldn’t be visible anymore. You shouldn’t be prompted to pay upon downloading as well.