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Canva: Adding Photos

Canva, 2021. Be aware that different versions of Canva will vary in appearance and functionality. Access Canva at Canva.com.


Canva has a large library of stock photos that can be added to designs. Be aware that photos marked as “Premium” will not appear on an exported/printed design from a Free Canva account. Photos can also be uploaded from your computer and will be accessible in all of your designs. A Canva account is required to upload and the file size must be smaller than 25MB.

To add a stock photo to a design:

  1. Click the “Photos” tab from the column to the left.
  2. Select a photo. It will be added to the design.
    • Use the search bar at the top of the menu to look for specific photos.
      photo search bar
  3. Use the options in the Toolbar above the design to change the photo settings.

To upload a photo:

  1. Click the “Uploads” tab from the column to the left.
  2. Click the “Upload Media” button.
    upload button
  3. Click the “Device” button. A new window will appear.
  4. Locate and select the desired file from your computer.
  5. Click “Open.” The file will begin uploading and appear in the “Images” tab.
    images tab
  6. When uploading is complete, select the photo. It will be added to the design.
  7. Use the options in the Toolbar above the Canvas to change the photo settings.

Toolbar Options

toolbar1

1. Effects: add an effect such as duotone, pixelate, and liquify.
2. Filter: add a filter such as greyscale.
3. Adjust: change the photo properties such as brightness.
4. Crop: cut out unwanted parts of the image. Click-and-drag the handles that appear along the border.
5Flip: horizontal or vertical.

toolbar2

1. Position: change the alignment of the content on the Canvas, as well as the layer order.
2. Transparency: adjust the transparency, which will make the content more or less see-through.
3. Link
4. Lock: lock the content in place. This prevents it from being accidentally moved.
5. Duplicate
6. Delete

Additional Editing Options

  • Resize: select the photo, then click-and-drag one of the white handles that appears on the corners of the border.
  • Reposition: select the photo, then click-and-drag from inside the box to a new location.
  • Rotate: select the photo, then click-and-drag the white rotation handle left-or-right.




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Keywords:Canva, Graphic Design, social media, editor, images   Doc ID:110125
Owner:Tommy S.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2021-04-06 10:15 PDTUpdated:2021-05-12 13:29 PDT
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