How to edit photos using Canva?

Does a multitude of photo editing tools overwhelm you for a task that is supposed to be simple, Canva with its nifty photo editing tools may come to your rescue? Though Canva isn’t essentially an editor app but it can surely be used as one thanks to its extensive and easy-to-pick-up features. If you want to keep things simple during editing, Canva may be the place for you.

Editing Photos in Canva: A Guide

  • First, click the Create your design option on your Canva homepage.

  • From the drop-down menu that appears, select the edit photo option at the bottom of the list.

  • You now have to upload the image that you want to edit. The image you uploaded now appears on the work screen. You can now start editing the image.

  • One of the most basic tasks would be to flip or crop the image both the option you will find on the toolbar above the editor.

  • Select Crop and you can remove the portions of the image you don’t want and if you select the Flip option you can flip the picture either horizontally or vertically.

  • Now it’s time to start tweaking your image. These options can be found in the toolbar above the editor.

  • You can remove the background of the image from the Background Remover option from the left panel of the workspace. Your background image is now removed.

  • You can change the image's background this you can do by selecting any of the images that appear in the Photos tab on the left panel.

  • Select the image you want to set as background and then right-click on it and select the Set image as Background option. Now your picture has a new background.

  • When you choose the Filter Option in the menu that appears on the left panel select the filter you want to apply to your image.

  • You can also adjust the intensity of the filter using the Intensity slider at the bottom of the filters gallery.

  • When you choose the Effect option, you can see the various options that in the left panel all of which have a unique function, these are namely, Colour Mix, Pixelate, Duotone, Liquify, Slice, Frames, Shadowns and many more.

  • You can try toggling with each of these options to get a better idea of how you want to edit your image.

  • You can also adjust the technical parameter of your image with the Adjust option found in the toolbar above the editor.

  • Selecting the Adjust option directs you to a menu with 7 sliders all of which you can freely change to get the kind of edit you are looking for.