How to Find Your Old Canva Designs in an Instant (Video Demo)

I’ve got an amazing tech tip to share and it’s all about how to store your Canva design files in an easy-to-find place without hunting them down.

I create lots of graphics, and when I’m creating something inside of Photoshop, I always save the Photoshop PSD file in the same folder as I save the final product such as a JPEG, PNG,  or PDF.

In fact, I find that to simply be a good internal policy. That way, when I want to go and edit a file in future, I know exactly where my editable PSD file is. So all I need to do is open that folder where the image is stored, open the corresponding Photoshop file, make my changes, and use it to create a new version of the image file. So this is a super-logical approach if you’re working in a program that runs on your computer, like Photoshop.

But what if you’re working on an online application like Canva?

If you’ve heard about Canva you’ve surely fallen in love with it! Canva is one of the coolest tools for creating amazing graphics. Not only is it super fun to use but it’s a favorite of graphics newbies, graphics superheroes, and not so graphic designers alike.  You get to create free graphic designs and they have all kinds of templates for you to use so you can fake-it-til-you-make-it, regardless of your design skills.

Can we say total win? Canva is so great to use and many people love it but there’s a problem. There’s always a massive clutter of all of the Canva files you’ve created and edited on the home page.

I’ve recently had an epiphany, which is why I wanted to share this tech tip with you.

How to store your Canva design files in an easy-to-find place

The solution is simply to save the link to the Canva project into the folder I use for to store my output files (the JPG/PDF that I download from Canva). Basically, I’m using the same internal process for graphics created in Canva, as I always do for graphics created in Photoshop!

Ok, Dara, but how do you save a LINK into a FOLDER?!

Since Canva’s program is completely online, and the working document is not a standalone file that you can save to your computer, you can follow this simple trick to save your Canva design into the logical place where you can easily find it!

The good news is that this works both on Mac and PC so it’s a friendly little teach tip for everyone. Everyone gets the green light on this one if you’re working in Google Chrome!

Here’s the video demo for you to follow along, or you can read on for the explanation:

What you’ll do is open up the folder on your computer where you’ll want to save your Canva design. As I mentioned above, I do this in the folder where I have saved the output files (the images