How To Add A Photo To Canva

The capacity to add your own photos to Canva is a great way to personalize and enhance the look of your designs. Whether you’re designing graphics for social media, a website, or print, adding photos can significantly improve the overall aesthetic of your designs. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of adding a photo to Canva.

Step 1: Open Your Canva Account

Begin by logging into your Canva account. If you don’t have an account yet, it’s easy and free to sign up. Navigate to, click the ‘Sign up’ button, and follow the on-screen prompts.

Step 2: Select Your Design

Once you’re logged in, you’ll be directed to your Canva homepage. From here, you can either select a pre-existing design from your ‘All your designs’ section or choose to create a new design by clicking the ‘Create a design’ button.

Step 3: Open the Uploads Tab

No matter which type of design you’ve chosen, you’ll see a sidebar on the left-hand side of your screen. This sidebar is where you find various design elements like templates, photos, elements, text, and more. Click on the ‘Uploads’ tab.

Step 4: Upload Your Photo

In the ‘Uploads’ tab, you’ll see an ‘Upload media’ button. Click this button and select the ‘Device’ option if your photo is saved on your computer. Navigate to the location where your photo is saved, select it, and then click the ‘Open’ button. Your photo will begin uploading to Canva. Large files may take a moment to upload.

Step 5: Add Your Photo to Your Design

Once your photo is uploaded, it will appear in the ‘Uploaded’ section. Click on the photo and it will automatically be added to your design. You can then move and resize the photo as desired.

And there you have it! You’ve just added a photo to your design in Canva. Remember, you can add as many photos as you want and even layer them for more complex designs.

Here’s a handy sourcecode for you to refer back to:

    1. Log into your Canva account.
    2. Select or create a new design.
    3. Click on the 'Uploads' tab on the sidebar.
    4. Click 'Upload media' and select 'Device'.
    5. Navigate to your photo, select it, and click 'Open'.
    6. Once uploaded, click on your photo to add it to your design.
    7. Move and resize your photo as needed.

Happy designing!