Canva is a widely used graphic design tool across the world due to its user friendly interface and extensive list of cool features. One such feature is to add border to a photo or a picture to make it more attractive.
In this tutorial, we have explained in simple steps on how one can add a border around a photo in Canva. Let’s get started with the tutorial.
Step 1: Open an existing design or new design page in Canva. For this tutorial, we are using a new design page.
Step 2: Add a picture/photo to the design you want to add a border. Now click on the “Edit image” option at the top toolbar.
Step 3: From the edit image options available, you need to scroll down a bit to see a sub-section called “Shadows”. Now select the “Glow” effect under the ‘Shadows’ option.
Step 4: You will be able to see a thin border around the image as soon as you apply the ‘Glow’ effect. Now you need to select the “Controls” option on top of the “Glow” effect.
Step 5: In the controls, you have multiple options, as shown in the below screenshot. Let’s understand each one of these options.
Size: It is the thickness size of the shadow/border that is applied around the photo.
Transparency: You can set the opacity percentage to the shadow/border applied to the photo.
Blur: This control softens & extends the border.
Colour: Choose the colour of your choice for the border/shadow.
Once you adjust all the controls, click the “Apply” option at the bottom of the screen to save the changes.
Step 6: Wish to add a thick border around the photo? Then increase the transparency to 100% & keep the blur percentage to 0%. And adjust the border’s thickness before saving the changes to see a thick border around the picture, as shown in the below screenshot.
You might think that we could have just added a hallow square element as border for the image. However, the above method we just discussed is beneficial to add a border around a photo/picture, especially when the photo is not square and more like a cut-out like the one shown in the below screenshot.
This completed adding a border to a photo/picture in Canva using the ‘Shadows’ feature. Hope you find it useful. Checkout our other blog posts on Canva features to learn more about Canva.