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Download a watermarked draft

In Canva, premium elements appear with watermarks – a criss-cross pattern superimposed on top of images to protect the element’s copyright holder. To remove the watermark from a downloaded copy of your design, simply purchase and download your design.

However, if you would like to see what a downloaded copy of your design would look like prior to purchasing, you may download a watermarked draft of your design. 

There are several ways to download a watermarked draft of your design, depending on your Canva editor version. Head over to our article about Canva 1.0 and 2.0 to find out which version you’re using.


Download a watermarked draft (Canva 2.0)

To download a watermarked draft:

  1. Click on Publish or the download button inside the editor.
  2. A dialogue box will appear. Click on the Download draft button to commence the download.

Download a watermarked draft (Canva 1.0)

To download a watermarked draft:

  1. Click on the Download button inside the editor.
  2. A dialogue box will appear. Click on the Download watermarked draft option to commence the download.

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note: Still having trouble with downloading your design as a watermarked draft? Feel free to check out Need help page for a fix.

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