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Add background

Create or open an existing design, and click the Bkground tab from the side panel to choose a background.

 

Solid color


Click on a color tile below the search bar to apply it to your design.

To pick a new color, click the color palette icon, and click New color.

 

Gradient


Enter “gradient” on the search bar, and click on any of the results.

To edit the gradient color, click the color tile on the toolbar above the editor. 

 

Photo or illustration


Scroll through the available background photos and illustrations on the side panel. You can also use the search bar to look for particular backgrounds. Free backgrounds are tagged FREE.

To see more from a contributor, hover over an element from the editor side panel. Click the ••• icon that appears, and click View more by contributor below the element title.

You can also use stock photos and uploads as backgrounds by right clicking on them, and selecting Set Image as Background.

tip: Access an extended library of premium images by subscribing to Canva Pro or Canva for Enterprise.

You can also import your Dropbox images and use them as backgrounds.

 

Video


Add a video to your design, and resize it to fit the entire design to make it your background.

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