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Can I Erase Something From a Photo in Canva?

Last updated on March 14, 2023 @ 1:47 pm

Whether you’re trying to remove a person, an object, or even a background, erasing something from a photo is easy to do with Canva’s photo editor.

With the help of Canva’s eraser tool, you can erase any element from your image without affecting the surrounding area. This is perfect for when you want to remove something from a photo without ruining the rest of the image.

Here’s how to erase something from a photo using Canva:

PRO TIP: If you are planning on erasing something from a photo in Canva, be aware that this may result in the loss of some image quality. Additionally, it is important to make sure that the area you are erasing is well-defined, or else you may end up with an unwanted result.
  1. Upload your image into the Canva editor. You can upload an image from your computer, or select one from our library of over 1 million stock photos.Upload your image at the Canva uploads tab and drag it to your Canva document
  2. Click on “Elements” in the left sidebar and then select the “Eraser” tool.Use BG remover from Canva image editor tool
  3. Click and drag the eraser tool over the element you want to remove. As you move your cursor over the photo, you’ll see the area being erased in real-time.Use Canva Erase tool to remove object in a picture
  4. Repeat step 3 until you’ve removed all of the elements you want to erase. You can also use the “Undo” button in the top toolbar if you make a mistake.Use Canva Undo button to restore previous changes
  5. (Optional) Add new elements to your design.
    Once you’ve erased everything you wanted to remove, you can add new elements to your design using the “Elements” tool.Go to Canva Elements tab, search for elements you want to add then drag it to your Canva document
  6. (Optional) Change the background. If you want to change the background of your image, click on “Backgrounds” in the left sidebar and select a new background. You can also upload your own image as a background.Go to Canva Elements tab and search for a background you want to use and drag it to your document
  7. (Optional) Download or share. When you’re happy with your design, click on “Download” in the top toolbar to save it as a PNG or JPG file. You can also share your design directly on social media or via email.Download or Share the final image you created in Canva

Erasing something from a photo using Canva is easy and only requires a few simple steps.

Morgan Bash

Morgan Bash

Technology enthusiast and Co-Founder of Women Coders SF.