Are you tired of cropping your pictures into boring rectangles and squares? Or maybe you’re looking for an awesome way to design social media profile pictures.
Well, look no further than Canva, a free tool that makes designing all kinds of creatives super easy. In this article, we’ll show you how to crop a picture into a circle shape on Canva, so you can make your photos pop!
First, let’s start by answering a common question: Can you crop a picture into a circle shape in Canva? You bet! Canva makes it easy to crop photos into circles or any other custom shape you desire.
So, let’s get started with the steps to crop your image into a circle on Canva:
Step 1: Sign in to Canva
If you don’t already have an account with Canva, you can create one for free on their website. Once you’re signed in, you’ll see the Canva dashboard with various design options.
Step 2: Create a new design
To create a new design, click on the “Create a design” button. Canva offers many templates for social media platforms, presentations, flyers, and more. Choose the template that best suits your needs or select “Custom dimensions” to create a design of your own size.
Step 3: Upload your photo or select stock image
Once you have selected your design, click on the “Uploads” tab located in the sidebar on the left-hand side. Here, you can upload the image you want to crop into a circle.
Canva also has a ton of free stock images and graphics you can use in your designs, as well. To see those, click on the “Elements” tab in the sidebar and either browse or use the search bar to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Step 4: Add a circle
Now, it’s time to add a circle to your design. Click on the “Elements” tab on the left-hand sidebar, and scroll down to the “Frames” section. Click on the circle frame and drag it onto your design.
Step 5: Place the image over the circle frame
Next, place the image you want to crop over the circle frame.
You can resize the circle by clicking and dragging the edges if you need to.
You can also position and resize the image within the circle by double clicking on the image and dragging the edges.
Step 6: Save and download
Canva automatically saves as your work, so once you’re happy with your design, download it by clicking on the “Share” button in the top right-hand corner, then “Download.”
Then Click the purple download button in the next drop down menu.
If you have Canva Pro, you can export the circular image as a PNG with a transparent background, but if you’re using the free version, it will include the background. This typically isn’t an issue if you’re creating a social media profile picture or headshot, but there are plenty of instances where it’s helpful.
How do I crop a picture into a different shape?
Circles are great and all, but what about different shapes? Canva allows you to crop images into any custom shape you desire. It’s as easy as selecting the frame you want, placing it into your design, and dragging your image over the top.
And, if you’re looking for templates to help you get started, Canva offers a wide variety of circle templates, from social media posts to logos and more.