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How Do I Create a Gradient Background in Canva?

Last updated on March 14, 2023 @ 10:05 am

There is one simple way to create a gradient background in Canva. That is to use the Elements feature of Canva. With this feature, you can create a gradient background by selecting the “Elements” tab on the left menu. From there, type the description of the color you want to use for the gradient. Once done, press “Enter” on your keyboard, click the “Photos” tab and select one from the results.

Now, set your element as the background of your canvas. To do this, right-click on the element and select the “Set image as background” option.

To add more style to your design, you can add some transparency to your text or element subject by clicking on the three dots at the top-right corner and selecting “Transparency”, then adjusting it to 40.

And there you have it! You can now create a gradient background in Canva!


PRO TIP: If you are not familiar with Canva or graphic design, we do not recommend using this platform to create your gradient background. It is easy to make mistakes that could result in an unprofessional-looking design.


Creating a gradient background in Canva is a great way to add some visual interest to your designs. By using the Elements feature in the Canva software, you can create unique and customized backgrounds that will make your designs stand out.

Madison Geldart

Madison Geldart

Cloud infrastructure engineer and tech mess solver.