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Have you ever wanted to be able to remove a background from a picture or photo?
Years ago, this wasn’t always an easy process – especially if you’re like me and don’t have advanced graphic design skills.
In the past, I’ve tried various apps, which at best could be a bit time consuming, as I’d have to upload my original image and then download the new version so I could edit it further in another program.
I’ve also used software like Adobe Photoshop, with various degrees of success. Now, Photoshop has added a “Remove Background” feature to make things easier.
But there’s still a way that I find even easier. In fact, it’s my favorite way to get rid of the background of a picture. And that’s by using the Background Remover with Canva Pro.
Benefits of Canva
Canva is a powerful tool for creating images and graphics. I use it nearly every day to make social media posts (such as for Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter), as well as graphics for blog entries. The version I use, Canva Pro, offers a lot of useful features, such as a scheduler for social media. Currently, I use it to schedule Twitter and Facebook images, which is a lot faster than having to download the image to my laptop and then upload to a different scheduler.
But the Canva Pro feature I want to discuss today is the Background Remover.
How Canva Pro’s Background Remover Works
Let’s take a look at how the Background Remover in Canva works. And spoiler alert – it’s very simple!
1. Choose Image Size
For this example, let’s pick a square Instagram post as our size.
2. Upload/Choose Picture
We can upload our own photo, or we can use one of the stock photos available through Canva. Let’s choose a Canva photo. We’ll click on the “Photos” option on the left-hand side, then click on the photo of a person playing the violin in front of a window.
3. Use the Background Remover
To access the Background Remover, we’ll click on the option “Edit Image.” Then, we’ll click on “Background Remover.”
And seconds later, the background is gone!
I love how, from there, I can keep editing right in Canva.
For example, I can add a background color, or even a whole new background (by uploading or choosing another photo and adding it to the graphic). Text can be added to the graphic as well. I can move the photo around or expand it to fit the entire square.
And at any point, when I’m done, I can either download my image or schedule it to one or some of these places:
- Facebook Pages
- Facebook Groups
- Instagram Business Account
Canva’s Background Remover is my favorite way to remove the background from a picture. It’s so simple! And I can stay in Canva and keep working on my design. It does require a paid Canva Pro subscription to use, but in my opinion it’s worth it. And not just for the Background Remover – we share other reasons why Canva Pro is worth the cost here.
Click here if you’re ready to sign up for Canva Pro!