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.
You can remove watermarks on your design by downloading or by using the Remove Watermark button.
Remove watermarks by downloading
To download the design and remove watermarks:
- Click on the Download or the white down arrow button (found between the Share and Publish buttons) in the editor’s menu bar.
- Choose the file type you wish to download your design as.
- The download prompt will show if you have premium elements on your design. Click on the premium image count to choose whether you want to purchase an image under the One-time use ($US1), Multi-use ($US10), or Extended License ($US100).
- Pay and Download your design. The watermarks should not be visible on your downloaded design.
Remove watermarks button
The Remove watermarks button appears when you click a premium element while on the editor. To remove watermarks using this button:
- Click on the premium element while on the editor.
- Click on the Remove watermarks button at the bottom corner of the element.
- The download prompt will show. Click on the premium image count to choose whether you want to purchase an image under the One-time use ($US1), Multi-use ($US10), or Extended License ($US100).
- Click on Purchase. After a successful purchase, the watermark should not be visible on the element anymore while on the editor.
Watermarks on free Canva Pro content
If you’re a Canva Pro 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. You shouldn’t be prompted to pay upon downloading as well.
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