Canva integration gets dramatically better!

Canva integration gets dramatically better!

  • Mar 4th
  • 5 min read
  • #  Integrations

Than ever! We have teamed up with Canva to bring all users of Smartmockups a brand new Canva integration. 🥳

This long-awaited partnership is the one we cherish a lot at Smartmockups! A couple of months back we got in touch with the team from Canva with a very innocent request - to work on content together and help users create visually appealing design templates for mockups. Another couple of months back and we are finally able to show you what we have been working on together.

You will be newly able to save Canva design templates to Smartmockups and get a live preview of the templates on all our mockups to finish your mockup creation. What a life-saver!

What will you get out of this article?

  1. How to set up Canva integration?
  2. How to create a mockup using the integration?
  3. Using saved mockups in Canva

1. How to set up Canva integration?

The Canva integration is available for all users of Smartmockup. All you have to do is follow the one easy step below that will help you to connect both accounts and get started.

Connect accounts

In order to get started using the integration, you have to connect both accounts and that can be done only inside Canva's App Directory.

Go to your Canva account. In the left menu, click on "More" tab and search for the Smartmockups app to connect both accounts. Once your accounts are connected, you are ready to get started.

2. How to create a mockup using the integration?

The brand new Canva integration represents an ultimate upload of design templates to your stunning mockups super easy & fast. In the following ste-by-step guide, we are going to show you ways how to create your mockup using the integration with the consideration that both of your accounts were already connected.

Exporting Canva designs to get live previews

There are two ways how to use the Canva integration in order to create your mockup. First way is to export your Canva design template to Smartmockups and get instant live preview on all our mockups. This is a great way for those, who would like to preview one design asset on multiple different mockups at a time and are in a possible hurry of getting a design project done.

STEP 1: Create design template

First step you need to take is to create your design template in Canva. Use the search tab to look for design template formats, tabs in the menu for adding images, elements, fonts and also the menu above the design template for changing the color of the text, opacity of the template and so on.

STEP 2: Save design template

Once your design template in Canva is ready, click the publish button in the upper right hand corner and choose Smartmockups from the dropdown menu. After that you will be asked to confirm the save of your design templates to Smartmockups.

STEP 3: Get live previews

Once your mockups are saved, a pop-up will appear. But don't close it! This is where the real magic comes. Click on "View in Smartmockups" to get instant live previews of the design template on all our mockups in the mockup library. Isn't it super cool? 😉

STEP 4: Finish your mockup

You can click on any mockup you wish to have the design template automatically uploaded to each individual mockup in the mockup library. What a life-saver!

Saving templates to Smartmockups

Another way of how to use the Canva integration is to save multiple design templates individually to Smartmockups. This is a great way for those who want to create a lot of different templates in Canva and don't need to create mockups immediately afterwards. Later on, you can come back to Smartmockups and upload the Canva design templates to mockups via upload from button.

STEP 1: Create a mockup via upload from button

Head to Smartmockups to choose your mockup first and upload the design template via the upload from button and clicking on Canva. The library of your previously saved Canva design templates will appear from which you can choose the one you need and upload it to the mockup scene.

3. Using saved mockups in Canva

Once you connect both Canva and Smartmockups accounts, all of your previously saved mockups will sync with Canva. In the More tab, you can click on Smartmockups app to return to the saved mockups, search through and use them for creating further marketing materials such as banners, websites, or social media posts/stories.

Final results

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💪 Set up your Canva integration

Set up your Canva integration now and don't forget to let us know about your thoughts! We hope that you are going to love it! 😊


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