How to Remove the Background from an Image in Canva?

The hate that Canva receives is unjustified. Sure, it’s not a replacement for professional design software like Photoshop or Sketch. But it’s an excellent tool for creating simple designs quickly and easily. As a graphic designer, I often use Canva to create quick designs and finish my work. What makes it good is the number of features that it packs. And the Canva Pro subscription takes everything to a whole new level.

One of my favorite Canva features I often use is “Background Remover.” Using the Background Remover feature in Canva, you can easily remove the background of an image. It’s excellent for creating transparent logos, removing background from product photos, and even creating memes. However, this feature is only available to those with Canva Pro Subscription. If you are one of those with a pro subscription, you don’t need to look further to remove the background from your image.

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This article will show you how to use Canva’s background removal tool to remove the background from your image.

How to remove Background from an Image in Canva?

Note that the Background remover tool is only available to those on a Canva Pro, Canva for Teams, Canva for Education, and Canva for Not-for-Profits plan. If you want to use this feature, upgrade to Canva Pro.

  1. Open Canva in your browser and log in to your Account.
  2. Click the “Create a Design” button and select “Edit photo” to open it inside Canva’s photo editor. import image canva mrnoob
  3. On the editor’s sidebar, select “Background Remover” and let Canva do its magic. remove background canva photo editor mrnoob
  4. Finally, hit the “Save” button and select “Download” to download your photo with a transparent background in PNG format. download transparent image canva mrnoob

That’s how easy it is to remove the background of any inside Canva.

If you are unsatisfied with the result and want to refine it further, click the “Use in a design” button on top of the Photo editor to open it inside Canva’s designer.

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Inside the designer window, click the “Edit Image” button and select the “Background Remover” tool to remove the background.

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After some time, you will see a transparent image with a white background inside the canvas. You can refine it further using the “Erase” and “Restore” brushes on the sidebar on the left.

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Once you are happy with the results, download the image and save it on your computer.

To save the image as a transparent PNG, select the “Share” button, then hit “Download.” Now choose PNG as the File type, select the “Transparent background,” and hit the “Download” button to save the image with a transparent background.

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And that’s how you can use Canva to remove the background of an image with a single click.

Remove the background from an Image in Canva on mobile!

You can also remove the background from an image using Canva on mobile. However, the mobile version of Canva doesn’t support the “Erase” and “Restore” brush features. You have to settle with whatever job Canva’s Background Remover AI does for you.

Results of which, in most cases, are pretty good.

Follow these simple steps to remove the background of an Image in Canva on Android or iOS.

  1. First, open the Canva app (Android/iOS) or website on your mobile and log in to your Canva account.
  2. Now tap on the “+” button, select “Use your own photo,” and upload photo from your phone’s gallery.
  3. On the choose a size screen, tap on the “Edit photo” button at the bottom. edit photo canva choose size mrnoob
  4. Inside Editor, tap “Effects” and select “Remove Background.”
  5. You will now see your image with a transparent background inside the editor. 
  6. Finally, tap on the “Save” button and select “Download” to download your image with transparent background on your mobile. download transparent image canva mobile mrnoob

Following these simple steps, you can remove the background of an image in Canva on your mobile. The method is the same, regardless of using Canva mobile app or website to remove the image background.

Wrapping up: Image Background Remover tool inside Canva!

Remove Background from Image is a fantastic tool in Canva that can save you a lot of time. But as mentioned before, this Background Remover tool is only available with a Canva Pro account, for which you’ll have to shell out $12.99/month.

If you have a Canva Pro account, use the background remover tool to quickly remove the background of any image without the hassle of using the Pen tool inside Photoshop.

But if you are not a Pro user, then you can use other free online tools like Background Remover by PhotoRoom.

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Anubhav Bhatnagar
Anubhav Bhatnagar
Your friendly neighbor who likes to spend most of his time learning and sharing what he has learned with everyone. A nerd who loves observing, exploring, and critiquing. He fancies good design, and it trying to find his way somewhere in between minimalism and essentialism. You can connect with him @AnooBav on all social platforms.

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