How To Cut Out An Image In Canva

There may not be a cut out tool in Canva, but there’s definitely a way to achieve the same effect! With the use of a few clicks and some simple dragging, you can easily cut out a part of your image to suit your design needs.

The key to cutting out images in Canva is to use the background remover tool, or the crop tool. This will allow you to select the area of your image that you want to keep, and remove the rest.

Let’s take a look at how to use both of these tools to cut out images in Canva.

Background Remover Tool

Step 1: Click “Edit Image” then “Background Remover”

Select the image you want to cut out. The first step is to click on the “Edit Image” button and this will open up a new menu with different editing options. From here, select “Background Remover”.

Step 2: Adjust the Cut Out Image

With the use of the Background Remover tool’s “Erase” and “Restore” buttons, you can select the area of your image that you want to keep, and erase the rest. The “Erase” button will remove any part of the image that you click on, while the “Restore” button will bring it back. Click on “Show original image” to guide you with the adjustment.

Once you’re happy with the part of your image that you’ve selected, simply click “Done” and this will remove the background from your image and save the changes.

Crop Tool

Another way of cutting out an image in Canva is by using the Crop tool. This is a bit less precise than the Background Remover tool, but it can still get the job done if you’re not too fussy about the cut-out area.

Simply select the image you want to cut out, then click on the “Crop” button. From here, you can drag the sides of the image in or out to select the area you want to keep, then click “Done” to save your changes.


And that’s all there is to it! With these two simple methods, you can easily cut out any image you want in Canva. It’s a good idea to experiment with both methods to see which one works better for you and your needs. We hope this article has been helpful, and happy creating!