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  • Writer's pictureAggie Golya

Canva Hacks: Effortlessly Remove Backgrounds from Photos like a Pro

Updated: May 19

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How to Remove Background in Canva

If you're looking for an easy way to remove the background from an image, Canva is a great option. With a few clicks, you can erase the background from any image and make it transparent.

Remember that some pictures have more intricate backgrounds, so you might not obtain the precise outcomes you were hoping for. The Restore and Erase functions will let you adjust things. And keep in mind that this function is available only for Canva PRO subscribers!

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to remove background with Canva:

  1. Upload your picture or choose one from Canva's library.

  2. Click on the picture and then click "Edit Image" in the top left corner.

  3. Click on the "Background Remover" and wait a few seconds for the magic to happen.

The "Erase" and "Restore" options

Canva's background removal feature works excellently 99.9% of the time, but occasionally it might not remove all the backdrop you desired or might remove too much. The Erase and Restore options can be useful in this situation.

When erasing portions of an image, use the Erase option and the brush size. Let's say there are some people in the background that weren't completely removed. You could want to remove a person or persons from the image. This is possible with the Erase tool.

Choose the Restore option and the brush size if there are any areas of an image that you want to restore.

Select Show Original Image to see the original before removing or restoring portions of the image.

Let's look at the before and after

The before and after background removal images are shown below. Even with a somewhat busy background, it did a wonderful job of removing it. Your photograph is now prepared for usage in marketing designs with various backgrounds ( yes, I do have a thing for cows).

How to Remove Background in Canva

As I mentioned before, this is a PRO Canva function. So what could you do if you only have a free Canva account?

You can upgrade it to Canva PRO, of course, click here to receive 30 days of Canva PRO for FREE.

Start a FREE Canva PRO Trial here

Or you can use a free online software, called All you need to do is add the photograph whose background you want to remove.

And if you are more of a visual person, you can watch the step-by-step instructions here:


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