The background remove tool is fast becoming one of the most trendy tools when creating graphics for your social media. It’s a creative way to share your images with your audience. Today you’ll learn Ways to use the remove background tool in Canva if you’re stuck and not quite sure how to make use of Canva’s most popular effects tool.
Sadly, the option to erase the background of your images is only available for Canva Pro users. However, you can signup to try Canva Pro for a full month for FREE and see whether this tool is something you need.
Stay till the end I will also share a link where you can remove the background free if you’re not wanting to commit to a Canva pro account.
Why do I need the Remove Background Tool?
The ‘remove background tool’ magically erases the background of your images, this is ideal if you wanting to create a cool graphic for your social media platforms or Youtube thumbnail. This comes in handy if you’re wanting to share your images in a new creative way. Create unique profile photos, share product mockups, and so much more!
How to Remove Canva Background
Upload photo to Canva
The first step is to get your photo into Canva. Simply go to “uploads” at the top of your tools pane on the left side of the screen.
Go to “effects”
From here, click the photo, which will bring up the option to go to “effects,” as shown below. When you click on “effects,” you’ll see the option for the “Background Remover.”
Click “Background Remover”
Last, click “Background Remover” and watch the magic happen! Seriously, that’s it. No need to highlight the areas you want to keep or remove. No need to do anything but click the button.
Ways to use the remove background tool in Canva
Here’s some examples of how you can use the remove effects tool in Canva.
- Use a coloured background – these are great for social media profile images
- Add an image as a background – create cool looking thumbnails for youtube.
- Remove the background on items – create Instagram stories with the items to perhaps share a mini-review on makeup items. Or use them as for mockup scene creators you can simply add to anything, not just people.
- Creative stickers you can add to your Instagram stories.
Although the remove background effects tool is native to the Canva app and Canva Pro users. you can other online tools like https://www.remove.bg/ to achieve the same thing. Although it will be a long process as you’ll need to first remove the background on another tool then come into Canva and upload them to create your graphics. It does the same thing.
Do you think this is a feature you’ll be using often? Let me know in the comments below?
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