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How To Remove Background In Canva? – In 2022

There are plenty of technologies like Canva to edit or remove backgrounds from photos. It is an Australia-based graphic designing and image editing tool. Graphic designers and image editors use Canva to create astonishing artworks. So how to remove the background in Canva?

To remove the background in Canva, import the image, click on the edit image option. On the left-hand side, you will see the background remover. Click background remover to remove the background behind the subject in the image or a photograph.

Canva is available as an online tool that can be used in the browser or through the Canva app. All the options on the Canva app on the PC to the Canva app on the phone(iPhone or Android) are super easy to use. Designers prefer Canva over Photoshop if they want to create simple designs without any complex process.

Canva tech uses less processing power and resources as compared to bulky Photoshop. Both have advantages and disadvantages and can be an article of their own. But in this article, we will explore the process of removing background in Canva in detail with an example. 

By the end of this reading, you will be able to remove background in Canva on PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android phones.

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How to remove background in Canva?

How to remove background in Canva? Step by step

Step 1:- Open Canva in your browser and log in

Go to Canva.com and log in with your Canva pro credentials. If you do not have an account, create an account first. You can also choose the trial version of 30 days without paying anything upfront.

Once in your dashboard, you will see many options to create different graphic designs. Every work edited in Canva gets termed a design.

Step 2:- Create a design.

Click on "Create a design"
Click on “Create a design”

On the top right-hand side of the screen, you will see the option ”Create a design.” Click this button to reveal the dropdown menu.

You will get many design types in list format, and below that, you will find three options: custom size, edit photo, and import file. You can choose any of these options, but the fastest way is by “Edit photo or Import file.”

Step 3:- Select “Edit photo” or “Import file.”

Select “Edit photo” or “Import file”
Select “Edit photo” or “Import file”

Import the file or photo from your local drive on your PC. As mentioned before, both the options “Edit photo” and the “Import file” can be used here to import your image. 

Step 4:- Click the “Use in a design” button.

Click the “Use in a design” button.
Click the “Use in a design” button.

Once your desired image is imported, you will see the “Uploads” folder. Select the top image in the list that you just imported.

A new screen will appear with the option of download or “Use in a design.” Select the “Use in a design” option.

Step 5:- Open “Edit image” and click on the “Background Remover” tool.

Open “Edit image”
Open “Edit image”
Click on the “Background Remover” tool
Click on the “Background Remover” tool

Now that you are at the design editing screen, you will find various options to help you edit the image and importantly remove the background.

Click on edit image and from there click on the “background remover” tool. On the screen, you will see the loading icon.

Wait for a few seconds Canva is processing your image and removing the background.

You will see your photo without the background. And will be ready for any kind of alterations like adding new backgrounds.

Altering the attributes of the image or even using the image for other designs.

Step 6:- Download the image.

Download the image
Download the image

Now that you have removed the background, it is time to download it. The image without the background is automatically saved online in Canva.

You can find it in your designs inside your Canva account.

To download the image, click on the “Download” option at the top right side of the editing panel. Select the file type from the drop-down menu.

Also, choose the size, transparency, and quality to download the file.

How to remove background in Canva for free?

Canva background remover tool is available for Canva pro users only. But you can start a canvas pro trial without paying any money and use the tech for 30 days.

Follow these steps to get the free trial version of Canva and use it to access the background remover tool without paying.

Step 1:- Open the Canva Pro page and sign up.

Canva free trial
Canva free trial

Login to your Canva account or create a new one with the sign-up option. Once you are inside your account, open the Canva pro page.

Step 2:- Click on the “Start your free pro trial” button.

Click on the “Start your free pro trial” and check the various plans on the next page. You will see the Canva pro plans for 12 months, 3 months, and one month.

The longer the plan duration, the cheaper it is per month. 

Step 3:- Choose a pro plan and click “Next.”

Select a plan that suits you the most and check the due date. It should be other than the day you are doing this.

You won’t be billed until the mentioned date. You can cancel your plan before that or keep on using it. If you cancel your pro plan before the billing date; you won’t be billed.

Step 4:- Enter your card details.

Canva free trial payment details
Canva free trial payment details

Enter your credit card details and click on “Get Canva pro.” Once the transaction is complete, your Canva pro account will be activated for you to use.

Options like Resize, Background remover, Brand kit, and Content planner are only available in the pro plans.

Follow the steps from the section. Follow steps 2 to 6 to remove the background.

How to remove background in Canva app?

The Canva app on desktop works the same as the Canva website on the internet browser.

One important point to note is that Canva is a web-based tool and requires an internet connection all the time. Whether on the browser or any app, an internet connection is necessary.

Although the app works the same as Canva on the browser; here are the steps to download and use the Canva app on Windows PC and Mac.

Canva app in Windows 10 or 11

  1. Go to https://www.canva.com/en_in/download/windows/
  2. Download the 118 MB .exe file  
  3. Install the application by granting admin level permission
  4. Once installed, open the app from the Canva icon
  5. The rest of the steps are similar to the Canva in the browser. 
  6. Import file>> Edit image>> Background Remover tool>> Download

Canva app for Mac

      1. Open https://www.canva.com/en_in/download/mac/ in your Safari browser

      2. Download the 85 MB .dmg file(select between Intel chip and Apple chip)  

      3. Install the application on Mac

      4. Open the app from the Canva icon on your Mac

      5. The rest of the steps are similar to the Canva in the browser. 

      6. Import file>> Edit image>> Background Remover tool>> Download

How to remove background in Canva mobile app?

How to remove background in Canva mobile app? Step by step

Canva: Design, Photo & Video app in the Google play store has more than 100 million downloads. More than six million people have given it 4+ stars.

The background remover tool in the Canva mobile app is not free. You either have to buy the pro plan or get the trial period. 

Start by downloading the Canva app from the play store. Check the above video as well to hurry the process. OR follow the below steps to remove background in Canva mobile app.

  • Open Google Play Store on your android phone.
  • Type “Canva” in the search bar.
  • Select “Canva: Design, Photo & Video.”
  • Install the file. It requires only 26 MB of space on your phone memory.
  • Login or create your account from the home screen.
  • In the bottom toolbar, you will see the option “Canva Pro.”
  • Click on “Canva Pro” and followed by “Upgrade now.”
  • Choose your plan and hit “Get Canva Pro.”
  • Enter your payment details and navigate back to your dashboard.
  • Tap the “+” sign on the bottom right side of your Android phone screen.
  • Select “Edit photo” and import any image from your phone drive.
  • Select the desired size and hit “Create.”
  • Tap the image once to reveal the taskbar at the bottom.
  • Click on “Effects” and then on “BG Remover.”
  • Once the background is removed, hit the download icon at the top right of the screen.

How to remove background in Canva on iPhone?

Canva iOS app is ranked at number 11 in the photo and video category. 

  • Open the App Store on your android phone.
  • Type “Canva” in the search bar.
  • Select “Canva: Design, Photo & Video.”
  • Install the file.
  • Loin or create your account from the home screen.
  • In the bottom toolbar, you will see the option “Canva Pro.”
  • Click on “Canva Pro” and followed by “Upgrade now.”
  • Choose your plan and hit “Get Canva Pro.”
  • Enter your payment details and navigate back to your dashboard.
  • Tap the “+” sign on the bottom right side of your Android phone screen.
  • Select “Edit photo” and import any image from your phone drive.
  • Select the desired size and hit “Create.”
  • Tap the image once to reveal the taskbar at the bottom.
  • Click on “Effects” and then on “BG Remover.”
  • Once the background is removed, hit the download icon at the top right of the screen.

The process is similar to an android phone with just one difference. Instead of Google Play Store, the app is downloaded from App Store.

How to remove background in Canva video?

When at the Canva home screen, click on the video icon below the search bar. Select the video shape and size according to your need.

Once on the editing screen, you can only remove the background layer from a video. Just select the layer and delete it. Or replace it with other colors or backgrounds.

VITA: video editor and maker is one such tool that will help you to get the background removed.

There are three ways to remove the background from a logo in Canva. 

  1. The first method tackles the logos in the image format. Simply import the logo from your storage location and follow the above-mentioned steps to remove the background or replace it.
  1. The second method uses the Canva logo from their inbuilt logos. Import any logo in the edit window and replace it with any other background. Choose the background layer from the “Position” option to pick the background layer, then remove it or replace it.
  1. The third option is to download the logo with a transparent background. Finish your editing work and hit the “Download” button from the top right corner. Select the option of transparent background. You will have a logo without any solid background. This logo is usable on all designs as an overlay.
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