Remove Background From Image

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I Need to remove the background from my photo!

Have you ever found yourself needing to cut an image from a photo?  Needing to remove the distracting background to isolate the image? This is such a common problem, especially when you are in the product selling arena. 

There is no need to learn complicated, professional design programs like Photoshop when an amazing tool like Canva is available online and in app. 

Canva is a design program, available on desktop, browser, iOS, and android.  Canva is well known and vetted as an amazing design tool for non designers, marketers, small businesses, and others who want to design something quickly and easily. 

I could go on and on about the awesomeness of Canva, but I know you really want to know about removing the background from an image. 


Remove the background of a photo or an image using Canva.

Photo Editor To Remove Background From Product Photos

Many websites tout product images on white backgrounds.  Shopify, Etsy, and other sites favor products displayed on a clear, crisp, no frills background. 

I have worked on several Etsy sites and websites that need simple, white backgrounds for products to appear vibrant and also be the center of attention. 

If you look at a photo that has a yellow tinged background compared to a crisp, white background, you would most likely agree that simple and clear is the way to go. 


background eraser for jewelry

Replacing Backgrounds

Besides making a white background to display a product, you may want to isolate an image, person, or object that you would like to place on top of another background. 

Changing backgrounds is also fun if you would like to make collages, cards, or posters. 


background eraser for a new background
background eraser for a new background

Delete Many Background To Create Collage Graphics

I love making collages. Combine different photos and elements to make collages of your dreams and memories. Removing the background to create new works of art has endless potential. 

Collages are also great for making cards for birthdays and holidays or invitations for events and parties. 


background eraser collage

Create A Png Graphic For A Clear Background Image

Making a background transparent, a png file, lets that image to be layered with other layers without a white layer being in the way.  Png files are great for placing an image on several different backgrounds without having to remove a background. 

png file

Delete A Logo Background

Many times I have found myself having an image of my logo or another logo and needing to put that logo into a design. If the logo has a background, the logo is not a png file with a transparent background, it will interfere with the design that it is placed. 

Remove the background and the logo fits nicely into the design, sans ugly white background. 

logo background eraser

Background remover in canva

Taking the background out of a picture is easy with Canva’s background remover. 

Canva platform

Backgrounds can be removed while using the desktop or iphone, ios or android, devices.  

The iphone background remover features are not as refined as the desktop background remover. 

Using Canva’s browser’s background remover includes an ‘Erase’ and ‘Restore’ feature. If the background remover did not erase all of the background, the ‘erase’ can be used to erase specific parts. ‘Restore’ can be used in the event that an area was erased and needs put back. 

effects - background remover

Find the photo you would like to remove the background.  Click Effects > Background Remover. 

background eraser features

Canva’s background remover works its AI mojo magic and removes what it can from the image.  

Without clicking ‘Apply’ …

background eraser features

Click ‘Erase’ to remove the sprinkles that the background eraser did not erase.  If you make a mistake and erase some of the donut, click ‘Restore’ and go back over the part that was accidentally erased. 

background eraser features

‘Erase’ and ‘Restore’ have a brush size feature that allows you to change the size of the brush, enabling you to refine your selection. 

background eraser features

You can continue to ‘Erase’ and ‘Restore’ until you are happy with your image. 

Do not click ‘Apply’ until you are done with your image. 

background eraser features

Save Png

Once you have removed the background and you have finished your project. Save your design according to how you plan to use it.  If you want to save your image with a blank background, to use another project, perhaps, save that image as a png (with transparent background). 

do you love it?

You’ve now seen the magic of the background eraser. Easily remove backgrounds quickly. 

If you would like to know more about Canva and how to create graphics in Canva be sure to read, Design Your Own Graphics Using Canva. 

Try Canva for yourself! Let us know how much you love it! 

xoxo, Jenn

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