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Remove image background and add image effects

Remove image background

Easily remove backgrounds from images:

  1. Create or open an existing design.
  2. Select the image you want to edit.
  3. Click Effects from the editor toolbar.
  4. Click Background Remover from the side panel.

Wait for the background to be processed. This works on images from the Canva library and from your Uploads.

note: The background remover is available with a Canva Pro or Canva for Enterprise subscription. It’s also available with a Canva for Nonprofits account status.

Image effects

Apply effects to your images in a few clicks:

  1. Create or open an existing design.
  2. Select the image you want to edit.
  3. Click Effects from the editor toolbar.
  4. If this is your first time using Effects, click the app you want to use. Click Connect to add it to your account.
  5. Once connected, browse the effect options. Click on a preset to use it.
  6. Click the same preset tile for adjustment options. Options will vary per preset.
  7. Click Apply to save changes, or Cancel to remove the effect from the image.

Effects only work on flat images. They cannot be applied to vectors or Canva elements.

note: Applied effects are merged to images and cannot be removed. Click Undo above the editor to undo the applied effect.

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