The background removal tool has become one of the most popular features released by Canva. 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 or don’t use it that often to want to upgrade.
Why do I need the Remove Background Tool?
The ‘remove background tool’ erases the background of your images. You’ve probably seen this trendy on social media platforms or on Youtube thumbnails. This comes in handy if you’re wanting to share your images in a unique and creative way. You can also use this feature to create cool looking profile photos or to share your product mockups.
How to Remove Canva Background
Upload photo to Canva
First things first, get your photo into Canva. Click on ‘uploads’ which should display on the left-hand side of your Canva toolbar.
Find “edit image”
Next, click on the uploaded image. On the top of the Canva tool pane, you’ll find ‘edit image’. Scroll until you’ve found the ‘background remover’ tool. Now watch how the magic happens! If you are not quite happy with the end result. You can make further adjustments.
Ways to use the remove background tool in Canva
Here are 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 (this is a trendy way of showing off your favourite products). Or use them as for mockup scene creators you can simply add to anything, not just people.
- Create your own custom 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. I’ve used it myself for the longest time and it works well! 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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