In this article, I’ll show you how to remove a background from your photographs using Canva. No Photoshop is needed.
To learn how to construct a transparent background, you don’t have to be a tremendous design whiz.
Follow the instructions below to become acquainted with the Canva background remover.
What exactly is Canva?
Canva is a terrific online tool for DIY design if you haven’t heard of it before. It also includes the proper Canva Background Tool remover that I’ll show you later in the blog post.
As a graphic designer, I utilize industry-standard software like Adobe for any design that demands more depth than Canva can provide, but I love Canva because it bridges the gap for clients who want to do DIY design.
The best approach to use Canva is to have a designer set you up with all of your templates and then use the templates per your brand rules.
In this manner, you can maintain brand consistency while also knowing that the templates are professionally developed. If you need to quickly edit a social media post or Instagram story, you can do so with your new templates.
As an experienced graphic designer who uses Photoshop daily, removing backgrounds takes some talent, but anyone can accomplish it with Canva’s Background Remover Tool.
However, not everyone has Photoshop, and removing the background from an image in Word or Powerpoint is as unbearable as trying to find matching socks in your laundry.
You want to be able to remove your background image fast and effortlessly, without staring at the computer and realizing you’ve been trying for hours.
Canva has come up with a fantastic solution in the form of a one-click solution to background image removal. So, let’s get started. I’ll show you how to effortlessly remove a backdrop from a picture using Canva (no Photoshop required), so you can make incredible designs.
How to Remove a Background on Canva
Canva does an excellent job of removing backgrounds. With the addition of the Restore and Erase options, removing backgrounds has become as simple as a few clicks. For example, removing a photo’s backdrop helps generate marketing graphics for your website, flyer, or social media graphics.
Remember that some photos have a more sophisticated background, and you may not obtain the exact results you were hoping for. You can make changes using the Restore and Erase options.
What you will Need
You’ll need a Canva Pro account to use this great function because Canva is a little too clever and knows how much we need the background remover; thus, it’s not available in the free plan.
Canva has the advantage of allowing you to test before you pay, and a Canva Pro account costs around $119.99 or $179.99 per year.
You get so much in return for the price you pay for everything.
But, as I already stated, you can try before you buy.
1. Access your Canva Pro account.
Before you begin, ensure that you have a Canva Pro account and that you are logged in.
The Canva Background Removal Tool is only available in the premium Canva plans.
2. Determine the size of your template
Now that you’re logged in to your Pro account, you may create a new document or update an existing one.
Canva is also really intelligent, as it has the size loaded and ready to go.
You do not need to utilize this precise size. You can use any size you want; this is merely for demonstration purposes.
3. Insert an image into Canva.
Upload any image from which you want to remove the backdrop.
Tip: You may drag and drop images into Canva’s left-hand side or use the upload button.
Upload any image from which you want to remove the backdrop.
4. Insert the image into the Canva template.
Now, click on the image you just uploaded into Canva to add it to your design template.
5. Make use of the Background Remover tool.
Now comes the exciting part: with a single click, you can begin removing background pictures in Canva.
Select the image you just uploaded to your template by clicking it.
At the top of your Canva editor, a tab labelled “Effects” will appear; click it.
Then you’ll see “Background Remover” appear. It’ll be the first choice.
When you click the backdrop remover, your background image will be erased in a single click.
6. Make any necessary changes to your graphic.
That was fantastic! I have to admit that removing backgrounds with the Canva Background Remover is considerably faster than using Photoshop.
Your image now has a transparent background and is ready to rock and roll, and you can start getting creative and adding anything else you want to your design.
7. Suggestions for how to use your new translucent image
As previously stated, a skilled designer will make Canva templates for you and have a brand style guide, so why not use that and begin to use your brand colours and add them to the background of your image?
8. How to Get Your New Images
If you’re ready to get started with a new background, navigate to the right-hand side of the Canva editor and click the download icon. A big thumbs up!
If you choose JPG, an image with a solid backdrop will be downloaded.
8. Creating a Transparent Background with Canva
If you want to download the image with no background, you must use the PNG format.
1. Return to the right side of the screen and click the download icon.
2. Choose PNG from the list.
3. the essential distinction in this step is that you must choose “Transparent Background (PNG Only).”
4. Check that box
5. Select Download.
And now you have an utterly translucent background image as a PNG file!
Tip: You can now re-import this image into Canva and use it in any design.
6. What the Canva background removal tool is and isn’t helpful for
So now that you know how to remove backgrounds using Canva, I’d like to point out that if you have a particularly low-quality image, a small image, or an image with a lot of detail, Canva may struggle to get into the edges, as this is true for any software.
Suppose you have good quality photographs of a reasonable size and have a moderate to advanced level of detail. In that case, the background remover will be ideal but don’t expect it to work miracles on a bad image.
Make an excellent first impression by using high-quality photos.
To create new, eye-catching and straightforward graphics and designs, visit canva.com.