How To Change Shape of Image in Canva

Are you trying to change the shape of an image in Canva? Learn how to do it with ease through the below approaches.
Change Shape of Image in Canva

If you’re working on a design and it requires you to change the shape of the image, you don’t have to leave Canva, as the approaches listed in this guide featuring detailed steps will help you do it right away.

Change the Shape of an Image using Elements

  1. Begin by opening the project you’re working on from the Recent designs section on the Canva home. If you haven’t started with any, click on the Create a design button present at the top right corner and choose a design.
Create a design
  1. After the design is loaded, navigate to the options on the left and click on Uploads. If it is empty, upload an image by clicking on the Upload files button. However, if you have already uploaded it, click on it to add it to the design.
Upload image
  1. Once the image is added to the design, click on Elements from the available options on the left. Now, type Frames in the search bar associated with it and hit Enter.
Search for frames
  1. By doing so, you’re displayed with the results. To gain access to all available frames on Canva, click on See All next to Frames.
See all
  1. With all frames displayed, click on any to add it to the design. Next, drag the image onto the frame added to change the shape of it.
Drag the image on to the frame
  1. If you have done it right, you will have a similar result to the one below.
Shape changed

Change the Shape of an Image using Crop Tool

  1. Repeat Steps 1 & 2 from the above approach to open the design and add the image. Once done, double-click on it to open the Crop tool.
Crop tool
  1. Now, freeform crop or change the aspect ratio by using presets. Once you’re happy with the result, click on the Done button to change the shape of the image. If you aren’t sure what to choose, click on the Smart Crop button to automate the cropping process.
Crop result

Wrapping Up

Congratulations on successfully changing the shape of the image in Canva!

While the two approaches work great, each has limitations like lack of flexibility and customization. Hence if you aren’t happy with the results on Canva, consider using online image editing tools or dedicated image editors like GIMP or Adobe Photoshop.

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