Removing the background from a picture in Canva is easy. Just select the “Edit Image” section from the left-hand menu and choose the Background Remover tool (only available for Canva Pro users). Use the Erase tool to make any final adjustments. When you are happy with the results, click the “Done” button to save changes.
My name is Yana, and I’ve been working with Canva for the last 6 years. I’ve used Canva for creating ads, banners, and content for social media using both the Free and Pro version. So I have a good understanding of how to use the Background Remover feature.
This article will take you step-by-step through the process of removing the background from an image, covering both the Canva mobile app and the web version.
- To remove the background from the image, you need to have a Canva Pro account.
- If the Background Remover doesn’t work correctly, check your internet connection or clear your browser cache.
- If you are not happy with the result, you can use the Canva Erase tool to remove the remaining objects.
How to Remove Background from Picture in Canva
Note: you’ll need to upgrade your Canva account to the Pro version to use the Background Remover tool, as this feature is not available in the free version.
How to Remove Background on Canva Web
Step 1. Select the picture you want to edit
You can choose an image from the Canva content library or upload your own. Once you have your image, click on the frame so the Edit Image tool appears on the top left menu.
Step 2. Find the Background Remover
Choose the Edit Image and in the opened dropdown menu, find the Background Remover tool. Click on the Background Remover button to get your picture with a plain background.
Step 3. Make adjustments and edits
Even the Canva background remover works pretty well, sometimes you need some manual touch to get the desired results. Choose the Erase tool to make some edits to the image and remove the remaining parts of the image.
Step 4. Click “Done”
To save your manual edits, click Done at the top of the menu and Apply to save the final results.
Step 5. Download your design
Finally, click on the Share button in the top right corner, choose PNG image format and select Transparent background from the drop-down menu.
How to Remove Background on Canva Mobile App
The background removal tool is also accessible in Canva’s mobile app, which is compatible with iOS and Android. Open the application on your phone and follow this tutorial.
Step 1. Create a new design file
Open Canva and select the design you would like to create from the main screen. You also can open a new design file and choose the dimensions by tapping the Plus icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Step 2. Upload the image
Once you choose the dimensions, select Upload from the menu at the bottom of the screen and upload the image you want to edit.
Step 3. Remove background from the image
Choose the Effects and find the BG Remover feature. Click Erase to let Canva do its magic and remove the background.
Step 4. Download your design
When you are finished, find the Share icon in the top right corner to save your design. Don’t forget to choose the PNG format and check the Transparent background checkbox.
Why Doesn’t Canva’s Background Remover Work?
Canva Background Remover tool sometimes has issues with working properly. This can be caused by several reasons.
1. You’re using Canva Free
As I said, this feature is not available for regular users and only can be found in Pro and Team plans.
2. Your Internet connection is slow
Because Canva is an online-based tool, all its features are dependent on a strong internet connection to function properly. Just make sure your internet connection is strong and try the step-by-step guide above again.
3. You have browser cache issues
Sometimes caching issues on your web browser can cause certain Canva features not to work properly, you can clean the browser’s cache or try to open Canva with another browser.
The Canva Background Remover is a powerful tool that allows you to quickly and easily remove backgrounds from images. It can be used both on the web version and the Canva app on your phone. The only issue is only available for Pro accounts and not available for regular users with Free accounts.
Do you use Canva to remove the background of an image? What do you think about this Background Remover feature? Share your thoughts or experience in the comments below.