How To Remove A Background From An Image In Canva

There may come a time when you need to remove the background from an image in Canva. It’s either because you only need a specific part of the image, or the background is distracting and you want to focus on the subject matter.

Fortunately, removing the background from an image in Canva is an easy process that only takes a few clicks. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

Step 1: Click “Edit Image”

Select the image you want to edit and click the “Edit Image” button in the top left-hand corner of the editor.

Step 2: Select “Background Remover”

In the menu that pops up, select “Background Remover.” It has an icon with a picture of a beach ball. Upon clicking it, the editing process will start automatically.

If there are any areas that you want to keep or remove that aren’t being selected correctly, you can use the “Erase” and “Restore” tools. These tools can help you remove or restore specific areas of the image as needed.

Step 3: Save Your Changes

Once you’re happy with the results, click “Apply”. This will redirect you back to the main editor. From here, you can download your newly edited image or continue working on it.

For a more natural touch to the image, you can add shadows with Canva’s “Drop Shadow” tool or another Shadow effect of your choice. Just scroll down from the “Edit Image” options until you see the “Shadows” section.

And that’s all there is to it! By following these simple steps, you can easily remove the background from any image using Canva.


Removing the background from an image can be a helpful way to focus on the subject matter or to make further edits. Canva’s Background Remover tool makes it easy to do this, even if you’re not a graphic design expert. So next time you need to remove a background, don’t hesitate to give it a try. It will only take a few minutes of your time and the results are professional-looking.