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Transparent Backgrounds

Creating designs with transparent backgrounds is an essential component of any designer’s portfolio. Files with transparent backgrounds are easier to use on various designs by eliminating the need to edit out its backgrounds.

note: This article discusses how to download Canva designs with transparent backgrounds. If you wish to remove an image’s background, you have to use a different software to do this.
Logos mostly benefit from having transparent backgrounds. You can see it from the example below:

logotransparent copyA logo with transparent background logonottransparent copyA logo with an opaque background

With Canva for Work, you can easily create and download designs with a transparent background.

note: Downloading your designs with transparent backgrounds is only available for Canva for Work users. As with all Canva for Work features, this option to save your designs with transparent backgrounds can only be accessed on desktop browsers.

To download your design with a transparent background:

  1. When your design is ready for downloading, click the Download button.
  2. Ensure that your are downloading your design using the PNG file type.
  3. Tick Transparent background.
  4. Click Download.

download logo transparent background

note: Only designs with plain colored backgrounds can be downloaded with transparent backgrounds. If your design’s background has patterns or images, the transparent background feature will not work.

Using designs with transparent backgrounds

To use your newly downloaded design with a transparent background, you can upload it and place it on your other designs.

using transparent logo

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