Present stunning visual designs from Canva using Smartmockups

Present stunning visual designs from Canva using Smartmockups

  • Feb 3rd
  • 6 min read
  • #  How it works Integrations

Learn how to use the Canva integration effectively to upload stunning visual designs right onto the Smartmockups mockups using a single URL link.

Since we've been developing an online product mockup generator for which you don't need to possess any particalur skills or knowledge of any graphic design software, we are striving to look for the best online solutions possible for you to upload stunning visual designs easily and within one interface. That is how we came up with the idea to connect Canva as a third-party integration to Smartmockups. Learn how to use the Canva integration effectively to upload stunning visual designs right onto the Smartmockups mockup scene within few seconds using a single URL link.

What will you learn?

  1. What is Canva integration?
  2. Whom is the Canva integration for and how it can help me?
  3. How does the integration between Smartmockups and Canva work?

1. What is Canva integration?

I am certain there is no need to introduce Canva, but for those of you who are not familiar with it yet, Canva is an online graphic design tool that offers the possibility to create stunning visuals from web templates to print media right inside your browser. It is loaded with millions of super easy-to-use features, fonts and graphics that enable both designers and non-designers create a whole variety of attractive content.

Canva integration represents a unique connection with Smartmockups which lets you upload your design from Canva onto a mockup with a single URL link. The specific reason behind coming up with this idea was because we are always trying our best to help you all to have a way how to create visual designs easier without spending hours watching tutorials and paying for expensive graphic software licenses. That is why we conducted our own research to see what design tool our audience love using the most and Canva came out as one of the top. Undoubtedly, Canva has become extremely popular over the years and since we noticed the trend was the same with our audience as well, there was only one way around to connect Smartmockups with Canva and make the process of designing even smoother.

Note: The Canva integration works only with the latest version of Canva 2.0.

2. Whom is the Canva integration for and how it can help me?

Since Canva already enables you to download images in different file formats or even print it straight, we were looking for a simplier and faster solution so that you don't have to download each design separately and upload it again. All you have to do is copy the URL link of the Canva design and place it into Smartmockups upload window. The Smartmockups app will get through the link and project the design into the crop tool where you can even adjust the size and position if you want. The whole process is super fast and takes only a few seconds until you get a stunning mockup with your own design from Canva.

Now, how can the Canva integration help you?

Let's say you're selling ebooks on Amazon Kindle Store and need a visually appealing presentation to boost your sales. You love using Canva as a source of book cover designs because it's super easy to get it done but you are still not certain that a plain image will do the job. That is when Smartmockups comes in with the integration. You simply choose the perfect mockup on Smartmockups, copy the URL link of the Canva design, paste it into Smartmockups and get an absolutely stunning product mockup that doesn't only look great but will also boost your sales. It is so simple and fast that our Canva integration became the most popular third-party integrations we have.

3. So, how does the integration work?

The best way how to show you how the integration works is by going through the process with you. So let's create a mockup to see the performance of Canva integration together with Smartmockups. With the following step-by-step guide, you will be able to learn how to create your first mockup using Smartmockups' Canva integration.

STEP 1: Choose the perfect mockup

We are going to create a print mockup, particularly a poster. On our website, go to the "print mockups" section and look for posters. Choose the perfect one that suits your project.

STEP 2: Sign into Canva and create your design

Head over to Canva's website and find the perfect poster template or create your own from scratch. In this step, you have a lot of options. You can upload your own images of choose from the huge library Canva offers, drag and drop new elements and graphics and much more. The list of options you have is endless so take your time with playing around until you are happy with the final result.

STEP 3: Copy/paste the URL link from Canva to Smartmockups

Now that you have your design in Canva ready, forget downloading the image to your computer and searching for it to upload. All you have to do is copy the URL link of the web page with your finished design, go to the mockup detail on Smartmockups and click the Upload from Canva button. Once you paste the URL into the field and upload the image, you will see the crop tool where you can even ajdust the size and position of the uploaded image along with live preview of the final mockup.

STEP 4: Customize your mockup and download it

The last step is to customize the mockup according to your own needs. Depending on what kind of mockup you have chosen in the beginning (photo mockup or isolated mockup), you can naturally change the colour of the item, colour of the background and much more. In our case we're going to change the poster frame style and add a background image from Unslpash with a little blury effect on to top.

Once you are done with the customization, you can hit the "download" button and choose from different export qualities. Please note that the higher resoltuion you choose, the better quality you get. As we said at the beginning: Easy, right? 👌


👉 Join thousands of happy Canva users!

The integration with Canva is one the most popular on our website. Now, that you know how to use it, you can join thousands of other professionals who enjoy using Canva on daily basis and present your stunning visuals even better with Smartmockups.


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