When you want to create a picture in a circle shape, you need to add a circle frame to your design. Find the “Elements” button on the main toolbar on the left side of the screen and scroll down to the “Frames” tab. Select the circle frame and click on it to add it to your design project. Now, insert an image from the Canva library or from your uploads to shape it into a circle.
Hi there! My name is Yana and I’m an active Canva user for the last several years. I’ve used Canva to create profile images, logos, and collages numerous times, so I’m very familiar with how to insert a picture in a circle or any other shape.
Today I will share with you my experience on how you can make a picture in a circle in Canva in both the web and mobile versions. I also will answer some of the most popular questions about the topic.
- Key Takeaways
- How to Make a Picture in a Circle in Canva Web
- How to Make a Picture in a Circle in Canva Mobile
- Final Thoughts
- Making a picture in a circle may be handy when you want to create a logo or optimize your image for social platforms, for example, creating a Facebook frame.
- After placing a picture in a circle, you can customize its size, and position, or add some effects, such as filters or animation.
- The best part is that the frames are free and available for all Canva users.
How to Make a Picture in a Circle in Canva Web
Making a picture in a circle in Canva is quite easy, what you need is just the Frame feature. Let’s see how you can use it.
1. Find a Frame Feature
Open a new or existing design file and find the Elements button on the left part of the screen. Click on it and scroll down to find the Frames tab. The Frame feature helps to make a picture or a video in a circle shape or other shapes that you may require for your design.
You can click See all to find all the shapes available or click on a circle frame right away to add it to your design file.
2. Add an Image
Once you place a circle frame, it is time to insert a picture inside it. You can choose any image available in the Canva content library or upload your own.
Choosing an Image from Canva Library
You can find some free stock images to use, by selecting the Elements button and clicking on the Photos tab. Once you open the library, you can use the Search field to find more great content by using keywords.
Drag and drop the image to place it inside the circle.
Uploading Your Image
If you need to add an image from your computer, click on the Uploads button on the main toolbar and drag and drop any image or video you want to place into a circle. You also can select it manually, by clicking on the Upload files button. Drag the image inside a circle frame.
3. Edit the Circle
You can change the image position, zoom in and zoom it out, crop, flip or add some filters. Use all your imagination to create a great design.
4. Save Your Picture
When you are happy with the results, hit the Share button on the top right corner of the screen and choose Download your image as a PNG or JPEG file format.
How to Make a Picture in a Circle in Canva Mobile
You also can make a picture in a circle shape using your smartphone or tablet. Let’s start by creating a new design file by tapping a purple button on the main page of the Canva app or opening an existing one.
1. Place a Circle Frame
Open your design file, hit the purple button at the bottom of the screen and find the Elements tab. Next scroll down to find the Frames tab and tap on a circle frame to add it to your design.
2. Select an Image
You can add your image from uploads or select a picture from the Canva library. To add your image or video, tap on the Uploads button in the bottom menu and select any file from your camera roll. If you want to use Canva free image, find the Photos button in the Elements tab and drag the image you want to add inside a circle frame.
3. Edit Your Design
Now you can change the position and size of the frame and image inside it. You also can apply some filters, add an animation or make an image transparent if needed.
4. Save a Picture
When you are happy with the image you’ve made, tap on the Share icon in the top right corner of your screen, select the correct file format and download an image to your device.
Check the answers to some of the most popular questions about making a picture in a circle in Canva.
How Do I Change the Shape of a Picture in Canva?
You can change the shape of a picture in Canva manually, by clicking and dragging any of the corners of your image. If you want to change a shape of a picture to a circle, triangle, or irregular shape, use the Frame feature and insert an image into any of the frames available.
How Do I Lock an Image into a Shape in Canva?
Insert an image into a shape using the Frame feature and then click on the shape to find the Lock button in the top right corner of the screen. Click on it to lock the image into shape.
By using frames in Canva, creating a picture in a circle or any other shape is easy and can be handy. Once you are familiar with the process, you will be able to do it just in a couple of minutes.
How often do you use frames in Canva? What sort of designs do you typically make with frames? Do you prefer using Canva’s web or mobile versions? Feel welcome to share your experience in the comments below.