How to Customize a Canva Journal Template - It's Easier Than You Think!

Watch as Alice demonstrates how to create and customize a printable journal in Canva. You can create from scratch or use our PLR online business planner template templates (available for personal and commercial use), as demonstrated in the video. 

The Canva Planner Video Tutorial Covers:

  • How to add, delete and easily move pages
  • How to understand all the editable elements of a Canva template (including tips for using images that can be edited for specific color schemes)
  • How to change font styles and color palettes across all journal pages

An At-a-Glance Overview:

As a quick overview, here are some key points in the video (we recommend watching it for a full explanation and additional tricks and tips)...

How to Add, Delete and Easily Move Pages on Canva:

When you open your Canva Journal Template, go to grid view (at the bottom right of your Canva screen) and you can see all the images in your document. From grid view, you can move pages, delete them and insert new ones too.

How to See All the Editable Elements of Each Page

To see, the various elements on a page that can be edited, click on any single element and then choose, "Position" and then make sure "Layers" is selected on the left side. Then you can see all the images, text elements, backgrounds and more.

How to Edit Elements on a Canva Page

How to Change Font Styles and Color Palettes on All Pages in a Document

Under Design -> Styles you can select font styles and/or color palettes you'd like to apply to your design. When you click on a style, it will apply it to the select page. Then at the bottom of the screen, it will ask you if you want to apply it to all pages.

When you do choose to change an entire document by applying a new style, you should always review all your pages to ensure that the colors look right and all your elements line up correctly. Since different fonts vary in size, there will likely be adjustments needed.

Apply Font Styles and Color Palettes to a Canva Design

NEXT: Get Done-for-You Canva Journal Templates

Why start from scratch, when you can just customize complete journal templates? We have a variety of Canva Journal Templates you can see here.

They're in a variety niches and include some of the most popular journal types that people buy. If you'd like to know what kind of journals people love to buy, read our post, "28 Types of Journals - Popular Journals to Keep."

We're here to make it easy for you to create your own custom journals and let your amazing ideas shine!

MORE HELPFUL TOOLS - Get the Journals Maker's Prompt Workbook

Prompt Creation Workbook


We have a workbook that makes it easy to work through all these tips and create a well-organized meaningful journal for your customers. It's highly recommended to level up your journal creation process.

It will help you through:

  • Finding a deeper understanding of your journal, so you can create a more meaningful experience for your customers to encourage more customer satisfaction.
  • Gathering up your resources, so you can create a companion journal for your courses, coaching programs, books and more.
  • Working from scratch, even if you haven't created courses, coaching programs or books.
  • How to craft prompts that will help your customer solve a problem or achieve a goal.
  • How to encourage deeper next level thinking, so they can continue to achieve bigger and better results in the future.
  • 7 more prompt making techniques and how to carefully use AI tools to craft meaningful prompts to provide a useful experience to your customer.

Click here to get your Journal Maker's Prompt Workbook.

It's a must-have resource for serious journal creators.

Your Might Also Be Interested In...A Journal Maker's Product Creation Workbook

It's perfect for anyone who wants to create journals for sale or as an addition to their courses and coaching programs.

The workbook guides you through:

  • Coming up with a theme and topic for your journal (including hundreds of theme and title ideas)
  • Keyword research tools to see what is popular.
  • Deciding between digital or print journal
  • Planning your journal for the best user experience
  • Deciding on layouts for your pages
  • Designing your journal cover
  • Software for creating your journals

Click here to get your journal product creation workbook.

Reaching your journal making and selling goals is much easier with a plan. This workbook will help you make one.


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