If you’re new to Canva, you may be wondering what exactly the Canva Background Remover tool is and why’d you need it – no worries, I’ve got you covered.

Canva is a great online graphic design tool that provides all the basics for creating graphics for your home, business, church calling and more. The free version provides a ton of bells and whistles, but the Background Remover Tool is a feature in the Pro (or paid) version. It’s a tool worth having on hand if you’re looking to create more complicated graphics and designs so it’s something to keep in mind if you’re considering a paid account with Canva.

How to Use the Canva Background Remover Tool

Sometimes it’s easier to skim through written directions rather than trying to find that one part you need from the video tutorial. Below you’ll find the written step-by-step on how to use the Canva Background Remover Tool.

Step 1 – Select an image from Canva photos or upload one of your own. Since you’ve got access to Canva Pro, you also have FREE access to literally hundreds of great stock photos – so scroll and pick a favorite or use the search box to look for something more specific!

Step 2 – Then, place your image on your art board. Keep the image selected (it should have the light blue bounding box along the outer edge of the image).

Step 3 – With the image selected, navigate to the top left corner and click on EFFECTS.

Step 4 – A new menu will appear and the Background Remover Tool is at the top – click it! Then, wait for the magic to happen.

Step 5 – You’ll find that the selection you’re left with may need some tweaking – and it’s fairly easy to do!

Step 6 – Select the Erase or Restore option in the top left corner. Be sure to click the box to “show original image” so you can see exactly what you’re trying to take out or add back in. Adjust the brush size with the slide as needed.