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Working with photos (iPad)

Putting photos on your design is a great way to spruce up its visual appeal. With the Canva iPad app, you can edit images using filters, change the way they’re cropped, or by replace them with one of your own.

Adding images to your layout


To add an image to your layout:

  1. Tap on the Search tab within your object panel.
  2. Tap on the Free Photos folder.
  3. Select the image you wish to add to your layout.
  4. Alternatively, you can tap on the photo to have it appear on the current page opened in your design.
  5. Tap anywhere on the screen to resume editing your design.
tip: To resize the photo, simply tap on it and spread your fingers to make it larger or pinch to make it smaller.

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Uploading images to your layout


To upload an image to your layout:

  1. Tap on the Uploads tab in the object panel.
  2. Tap the Photos folder to reveal photos from your iPad’s camera roll.
  3. Browse through the selection to find the photo you want, then drag and drop your desired photo onto the design.
  4. Alternatively, you can tap on the photo to have it appear on the current page opened in your design.
  5. Tap anywhere on the screen to resume editing your design.
tip: As a Canva for Work user, you’ll be able to find all your uploaded photos in the Uploads folder of the Uploads tab.

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Using filters


You can apply, change or remove a filter from the image you are working with. To reveal the controls that let you work with filters, tap on the image you wish to work with. Tap on the Filter button.

  • To apply a filter to the image, browse through the filter options on the right and tap on the one you wish to use.
  • To change a filter, browse through the filter options on the right and tap on the one you wish to replace the current filter with.
  • To remove all filters from the image, tap on the No Filter option.

You can change the intensity of the filter applied to an image using the slider below the filters. Sliding it to the right will intensify it. Sliding it to the left will reduce the intensity of the filter.

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Using advanced filters


At the bottom of the image editing controls you’ll see the option to work with Advanced Filters. Tapping on this option will let you customize the image by working with the following options:

  • Brightness
  • Contrast
  • Saturation
  • Colorize
  • Blur
  • Vignette

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To change any of the options, use the option’s slider. Pushing the slider to the right will intensify the effect of the option on the image and pushing it to the left will reduce it.

Once you are done working with Filters, tap on your image to close the filter editing controls.

Cropping your image


You can easily crop your image on the Canva iPad app using your fingers.

To do so:

  1. Tap on the photo you’d like to crop.
  2. Tap the Crop option.
  3. Drag the image around the viewport using your finger to change the section the image displayed.
  4. To zoom in on an image, spread your fingers on the image. To zoom out, pinch the screen.
  5. Tap anywhere on the screen to resume editing your design.
tip: To resize the image click on the corner of the selected photo and drag to your desired size.

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Replacing an image


To add in a replacement image:

  1. Tap on the Search tab found in the object panel.
  2. Tap on the Free Photos button.
  3. Select the new image you wish to use and drag it over to the photo you’d like to replace.
  4. Alternatively, you can do the same with a photo from your camera roll or uploaded image. Simply drag and drop to replace.
  5. If you’d like to work with a clean slate by removing an image you’d like to replace first, tap on the image you wish to replace and hit the Trash button.

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