Are you looking to remove the background from an image in Canva? It can be a tricky process, but with the right steps and tricks, it’s definitely achievable. In this blog post, I will walk you through the steps necessary to remove the background of an image on canva.
So whether you’re wanting to create a transparent PNG or just want to get rid of that pesky background, follow along and let us show you how it’s done!
Canva is a great platform for creating beautiful designs. However, one thing that can be a bit tricky is removing the background from an image.
While designing in Canva, you may find that sometimes you need to remove the background from an image. Maybe you want to create a YouTube thumbnail with your photo cutout on it or maybe a banner with some transparent PNG’s, there can be multiple use cases for transparent images.
Fortunately, canva has an inbuilt image background remover that will help you to remove the background from your image in just one click.
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How to Remove The Background From Image In Canva
To remove the image background from your image you have to first open the canva website and create a new document by clicking on the “Create New Design” button at the top right corner. After that, upload your image to the canvas and then click on “Edit Image” from the top toolbar and select “Background Remover”, and your image background will be removed automatically.
How To Remove Background In Canva Step By Step
For beginners, we have made a step-by-step guide on How To Remove Background In Canva which you can follow easily.
Open The Canva Website:
First of all, you have to open the canva website in your browser and then log in with your account details.
Create A New Design
After logging in, you have to create a new design by clicking on the “Create A New Design” button at the top right corner of the website.
It will then ask you to select the dimension of your document, you can choose any dimension as per your requirement or you can also enter your custom dimensions.
Upload Your Image
After selecting the dimension, your document will be open in the editor and then you have to upload your image by clicking on the “Uploads” button from the left sidebar or you can also drag & drop your image into the editor.
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Click On “Edit Image” From The Top Toolbar
After uploading your image, you have to select your image by clicking on it and then clicking on the “Edit Image” button from the top toolbar and it will open a new window in the left sidebar with various functionalities to edit your photo.
Select “Background Remover”
You have to select the “Background Remover” option and then the canva system will automatically remove the background of the image for you.
If your image has a simple background then it will be removed perfectly by the automatic system, but if your image has a complex background then canva offers two more options to adjust the background which are “Erase” and “Restore”.
The background remover is only available for canva pro users.
Use Erase And Restore
As i said earlier if your image has a complex background then automatic bg remover may not work perfectly fine for you and then you have to use the “Erase” and “Restore” options to manually remove or restore the background.
These options will be available for you in the left sidebar only after the canva has finished the automatic background remover process.
Let’s take a look at what both of these functions do:
Erase: Erases the portion of your image
Restore: Restore the erased portion of your image.
You can adjust the brush sizing as well for more precision.
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How To Remove Background In Canva App
If you are using the canva app then these steps will be a little different for you.
Open The Canva App:
First of all, you have to open the canva app on your phone and then log in with your account details.
Create A New Design:
After logging in, you have to create a new design by clicking on the round purple “+” button that can be found at the bottom of the screen.
You have to select the dimensions of your document. You can use the premade once or you can enter your own custom dimension.
Upload Your Image:
After creating a new design, you have to upload your image by clicking on the “+” sign from the bottom left and then click on “Uploads” and then choosing the image from your camera roll.
Select The Background Remover Option
After uploading your image, you have to select the image and then click on the “Effects” tab from the bottom toolbar and then click the background remover option and then the canva system will automatically remove the background of the image for you.
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How To Make Canva Background Transparent
If you want to export your canva document as a transparent PNG, you have first make sure that you are not using any kind of background image in your canva document.
If your images are having some sort of background and you want to export them as transparent PNG’s then you follow the above-mentioned steps to remove the background first and then export your document as a transparent PNG.
Make sure before you click on the “Download” button, you have to select the file format as PNG and check the box “Transparent Background” and then hit download.
How To Crop Out Background In Canva
Sometimes you want to keep only a certain portion of the image and want to crop out everything else.
In canva, you can easily do that by sliding the borders of the image.
You just have to select your image and then click and drag any of the edges of the image and then you can adjust the selection as per your need.
You can also double click on the image and then drag to adjust the cropped visible part as seen in the image below.
You can also use the crop tool from the above toolbar.
How To Remove Gif Background In Canva
Unfortunately, canva doesn’t support background remover for GIFs yet because the gifs are treated as video files in canva and you cannot remove background from a video.
However, you can easily crop out the background of a gif in canva by following the above-mentioned steps.
How To Remove Background Of Logo In Canva
If you want to remove the background of a logo, it is pretty much similar to removing the background of any other image in canva.
Follow the steps mentioned above and you will be able to easily remove the background of your logo as well.
Here are quick steps to remove logo background in canva:
– Open canva editor and click on “Uploads” from the left sidebar.
– Upload your logo image.
– Select your logo image and click on “Edit Image” from the top toolbar.
– In the left sidebar, select “Background Remover”.
– If needed, use the “Erase” and “Restore”
How To Make Background Transparent In Canva
In order to make the background transparent in canva you can follow the same steps. Just make sure that you export the file in PNG format with “Transparent Background” checked.
How To Remove Background In Canva Without Pro
Unfortunately, if you are not using canva pro then you will not be able to use the background remover tool.
However, there are a lot of free background remover tools available in the market that you can use to remove the backgrounds of your photos.
As you can see, it is very easy to remove the background of any image in canva.
All you have to do is follow these simple steps and you will be able to easily remove the background from your photos without any hassle.
You can also use some online tools or apps if you are not using the pro version of canva.
So these are the steps that you need to follow in order to remove the background of an image in canva. I hope this article was helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments section below. Thanks for reading!