Can I Sell My Canva-Made Infographic?!

Can I Sell My Canva-Made Infographic?!

Do you use a graphic design program, like Canva, to make graphics for your blog or business? Me too! I love Canva! But, there are some things you need to know to follow copyright laws.

 

It is illegal to resell an infographic that is created from a Canva template, even if you make it your own!

 

Canva does not allow you to use their graphic templates to make an infographic and then resell it. This is against the law, and violates Canva’s copyright. Simply changing the content of the design without changing the design is not considered creating original work. Therefore, you cannot resell this product and consider it your own work.

 

You CAN resell an infographic that is a completely original design that you created on Canva.

 

If you create your own, custom and original design simply using a blank slate on the Canva program, you can resell the final product. If you are going to sell original infographics, make sure to mention in your sale that the template is not affiliated with Canva in any official way. Additionally, ensure that your final product is 100% original, and does not simply copy Canva’s or any third party’s templates.

 

My Recommendation

 

Using a program like Canva is a great way for you to take advantage of a powerful graphic design hub without having to be a wiz at Adobe products. That being said, you should be extremely careful not to violate any of the terms and conditions of Canva, and do not resell digital designs that are not rightfully yours. It would be a nightmare to have to litigate a copyright infringement case with such a large company and that would certainly tarnish your credibility and reputation in the creative community. Therefore, if you use Canva’s designs, GREAT! Just don’t claim them as your own. If you want to create original designs using Canva’s design platform, awesome! Just make sure that the designs are 100% your own creative work.

 

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6 Responses

Pat

Pat

September 03, 2020

Hello,

I will like some clarification. Starting on a blank slate on Canva can I use the text to write " Personal Shopper" underneath the words use a Canva graphic of a shopping bag. Then add a name on top of the bag for ex “Pat”. Will this violate any copyrights? Or is this my own original content? I cam up with it myself.

Elizabeth Voyles

Elizabeth Voyles

September 03, 2020

Can I use Canva’s free templates to create opt-in freebies for my blog readers? (where they sign up for my email list and receive the freebie). I would not be selling what I create with the templates. But I would be giving it away to readers as a printable. I can’t find anything in the terms of use that specifically says this is ok.

Carista Ritchie

Carista Ritchie

September 03, 2020

I have another question! So do I have to purchase a license from Canva to sell these things? I saw that there are one-use licenses and extended licenses and I’m just kind of confused! If I want to create a planner in Canva that is totally original (aside from the graphics/elements being Canva’s property) can I sell it without a license or do I need to purchase one? What do these cost? How does any of this apply to opt-ins or freebies? I’m a blogger and if I create a freebie in Canva can I just give it away to my email subscribers for free?

Maddie

Maddie

July 15, 2020

So just to clarify, am I able to resell designs using the images canva has on their site?

Julie

Julie

July 07, 2020

Hi Beth!

So, it doesn’t have to be 100% – balance it in terms of copyright. You receive the stock photos from Canva included in your subscription, just don’t use someone else’s photos or pull from a Google search.

Beth

Beth

July 02, 2020

Thank you for this information! My question is what makes the final product 100%original? If I start from scratch with my own text and own layout but use a stock photo from Canva, is it still 100% original?

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