How to Remove Background in Canva

How to Remove Background in Canva: Step By Step Guide

This tutorial is for anyone who wants to create transparent backgrounds without having to use any design software. Here is the easy step-by-step guide to remove background in Canva!

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Transparent backgrounds are the new black and white. They’re sophisticated yet simple, making them a perfect addition to any design trend, whether you’re trying something edgy or trendy! 

Creating one on your own requires some knowledge about editing images in Photoshop (or another photo editor). 

But don’t worry!!

Here’s an easy tutorial to remove background in Canva so you can create cool-looking transparent backdrops without touching paintbrush-worthy software like Illustrator.

Learn How to Remove Background in Canva

With just a few clicks of the mouse, you can take any image from a romantic couple in front of sacred temple ruins to one that is simply sitting by itself.

The Canva background remover makes this easy for anyone who wants their images taken off without having Photoshop or other design programs handy!

How to remove Background in Canva
How to Remove Background in Canva

Here is the easy step-by-step guide to remove background in Canva for any image!

How to Remove Background in Canva Using Canva Background Remover in Desktop

1. Log In to your Canva Pro Account

To use the Canva background remover, you need a Canva Premium account. But don’t worry!

You can get access for free here if you want to give it a try before deciding on purchasing one-time or monthly plans. There are also options of getting 30 days’ worth at once, too, so that’s an easy way around this problem just in case things go wrong with trying out new software programs.

Canva is a great tool for all your professional and personal design needs. 

I started out using the free version of Canva years ago when it first came out but quickly upgraded because there were so many more features available! 

If you need help deciding whether or not this monthly fee would be worthwhile depending on what kind of projects/designs.

But to remove background in Canva, you need premium version!

Choose Canva Template
Select Create Design

Pro Tip 1 – Use High resolution Images for better results.

2. Choose your Template Size

Once logged in to your Premium account, start a new document or edit an existing design.

For this tutorial, let’s use Pinterest Pin as our size is 1000 x 1500 pixels. Canva also has loads of pre-made templates, making designing so much easier than before (I’ve attached some below).

Select Template Size
Choose the Template Size

3. Upload your Image

Click on the Uploads option in your menu and select whether to upload an image or video you want to remove background in Canva. Then, pick which file you want from your device for this task!

Upload image in Canva
Upload the Image

Pro Tip 2 – Save an original copy of image before using background remover tool.

4. Add the Image to your Canva Template

Now click on the image you just uploaded into Canva, and this will add the image to your design template.

Add Image on Canva Template
Add Image to Canva Template

5. Use the Canva Background Remover Tool

There are many ways to create designs and templates, but did you know that with one click of the mouse button, you can remove background in Canva from your template? 

There’s no need for complicated tools, just head over to “Effects” at the top right corner, where an option called Background Remover (will be first). Click it once & bam! Your image has instantly been removed.

Background remover tool
Background Remover Tool in Canva

6. Go to Effects > Background Remover

Now that you have added an image to your blank canvas, click on the selected images tab.

If there is more than one picture in this group, select which one will be used as background by selecting it with the mouse cursor and clicking anywhere outside the photo/canvas area where text may appear. 

BG Remover Tool on Canva
Edit Image > Select Background Remover

Go down below menus until reaching Effects > Background Remover tool – wait a few seconds while waiting for its work before moving on to the next step!

7. Make any Adjustments if Necessary

With the background removed, you will now be able to see your image with perfect precision. 

Make Adjustments on Canva
Make Adjustments

Canva does an amazing job at cropping photos perfectly and offers both erase tools for when contrast is low, or colors blend so they stand out more prominently on their terms, as well as restore brushes that help bring back any parts of a photo that have been erased by accident while painting over another area in order correct whatever mistake was made!

Final Output using BG remover Tool
The Final Output using Canva Background Remover

The final output will be like this.

What if you don’t have a Canva premium account?

You can sign up for a 30-day Free trail for Canva.

8. How to Download your New Images

We’ll show you how to get started with a new background in just two easy steps. Select the download icon on this page and contact high-fiving if you are ready!

If downloading an image that is already formatted as JPG or PNG will work best for what you need, it’s no problem at all – we’ve got plenty available, so try them out before deciding which one suits YOUR needs. Best!.

You have,

  • JPG
  • PNG 
  • GIF
  • PDF
  • MP4 formats.
Download Images in Canva
Download Images in Canva

You can select as per your needs.

Pro Tip 3 – Preview your design before downloading the final image to ensure that the background has been removed correctly.

9. How to Make Transparent Background in Canva

You can download a transparent background image by selecting PNG from the list.

Transparent Background in Canva
Transparent Background in Canva

You have now created a transparent background image in a PNG file!

Easy Steps to Remove Image Background in Canva App (Mobile)

Let’s learn how to remove background in Canva app.

1. Open Canva on your Phone and Click the “+” Icon

Select Create Option
Select “+” icon

2. Select the Template You Want

Select Template on Canva App
Select Template

3. Upload the Image You Want to Remove Background for

Upload the image
Upload the Image

4. Select “Effects” from the Toolbar at the Bottom and then BG Remover

Select Effects option
Select Effects option
Click BG Remover on Canva App
Click on BG Remover

5. Your pictures will now be taken out of the background.

Final Output Image on Canva App
Final Output

6. Save and Download your Design when you are happy with the Outcome.

Download the Final Output

Pro Tip 3 – To get perfection, use the manual brush to refine the corners.


Now you know how to remove background in Canva and I hope your experience with Canva has been an enjoyable one! 

You will need some high-level skills to produce quality designs. Still, it is worth investing time and effort into learning this creative platform because there are endless personalization opportunities. 

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Frequently Asked Qusetions

1. How do I remove a background using Canva?

Ans. You can upload your own image or choose the image from the library. Then click on ‘Edit Image’ and select ‘background remover’ from left tool bar.

2. Does Canva allow you to remove background?

Ans. Yes Canva allows you to remove background but you need a premium Canva account. If you want to use Canva premium account you can sign up for 30 days free trail.

3. How to remove image background in Canva app?

Ans. To remove background in Canva app select the template and upload the image. At bottom click effects you will find the background remover tool.

4. How to remove background of the image?

Ans. You can use to quickly remove background. Just upload the image and the tool will do the work. If you have Canva premium account you can remove background.

5. Why can’t I remove background of the image in Canva?

Ans. The reason can be that the file type is not proper or the image file size is more.

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