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How to Use the Canva Background Remover
  • By Design Bundles
  • 12 Jul 2021
  • 4 Mins
  • Canva Tutorials

How to Use the Canva Background Remover

Remove the background of an image without Photoshop by using Canva.

Sometimes we may have a photo that would look great with a different background. This could be a photo of yourself that you want to put on a plain background to use for a job, or you may want to add more interest to your photo by putting it on a cool background. With Canva Pro, you can remove the background of any photo in just a few clicks!

Step 1: Open Canva 

Make sure you have a Canva Pro account to be able to use this feature. If you are on a free account, you can grab Canva Pro for free for 30 days from their website.

Sign in Canva

Step 2: Select the Layout Type

You can select a design type by clicking a layout you like or you can customize the dimensions of your design by tapping the Custom Size button and entering your preferred dimension. Here, we are going to use an Instagram layout.

Select Canva layout

Your design space will appear in a new window.

Canva design space

Step 3: Select Your Template

Select your chosen template and it will appear in your Design Space.

Select Canva template

Step 4: Upload Your Image

Upload the image from your computer. From the side panel, click on the Uploads tab and then click on Upload Media.

Upload image in Canva

Tap Upload from Device and select the image you’d like to work with. We’ll be using a woman stock photo from the Design Bundles Plus Membership. Click open and wait for the upload.

Woman stock photo from Design Bundles

Step 5: Insert the Image

Once uploaded, your image file will then show up in the Gallery tab. Tap on the image you just uploaded, it will be added to your design.

Insert woman stock photo from Design Bundles

Step 6: Use the Background Remover Tool

With the image still selected, click on the Effects button on the top corner of your toolbar. Next, select Background Remover.

Use background remover tool in Canva

And just like that, your background will be automatically removed!

Photo background removed in Canva

Next, simply drag your image into the perfect spot.

Stock photo of a woman

Step 7: Make Any Additional Edits

You can resize your image by clicking any of the white circle handles on the corner and drag it in or out. You can also resize and arrange the placement of the other elements in your graphic for balance.

Stock photo of a woman

Now you are done! If you are ready to use the Background Remover tool, check out all the commercial stock photos available on Design Bundles. If you liked this tutorial make sure to check out copying style formats and using grids for photo collages in Canva.


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