How to Curve an Image in Canva [An Easy 2024 Guide]

| | March 20, 2024

Canva offers a user-friendly interface that makes it a go-to tool for graphic design novices and pros alike.

If you're searching for a way to add curve to an image in your Canva designs, you've come to the right place. 

Please note that there is no direct option to curve an image in Canva, instead you can add border to your image and make it curve.

In this blog article, I am going to show how to curve an image in Canva easily and quickly.

Let's get started.

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How to Curve an Image in Canva

How to Curve an Image in Canva?

In just two steps, you would be able to curve your images in your Canva designs. Here is the step-by-step process to curve images in Canva.

Step 1: Create a New Design on Canva

First, you need to login to your Canva account and click on Create a Design button located at the top right of the Canva Dashboard.

Now, Canva will suggest you some popular designs like Facebook Post, Flyer, Doc, Whiteboard, Instagram Post, and more. You can also search for your design by entering your search term in the search bar.

Or, alternatively, you can also create a custom design by selecting Custom size option located at the bottom (see the below screenshot) and entering your preferred dimension.

Create new Canva design

For the sake of this tutorial, we will select Facebook Post (Landscape) as shown in the above screenshot.

As you select it, Canva Editor will open. Now, we will move on to the next step.

Step 2: Insert Your Image in Canva Design

Below is a screenshot of the Canva Editor where you can see your blank design.

Blank Design Canva

Now, we will add an image to the blank design.

Please note that Canva offers multiple options to add images to your design. Have a look:

  • Add image from the Canva image library. For example, if you click on Apps and select Photo, you can find here hundreds of photos that you can add to your designs.
  • You can also add images from Elements option. When you click on it, it will display lots of different types of graphics, gifs, and illustrations.
  • Canva also allows you to add your own images from your computer, Google Drive, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram, and Google Photos. To add an image, you need to select the Upload option.

In the below screenshot, you can see that I have add an image of a flower using the Element option located at the left of the editor.

Add Image in Canva

In the final step (Step 3), we will learn how to curve an image in Canva using the Crop option.

Step 3: Curve Your Image

To curve an image in your design, we will first add a border to our image. Select your image and click on the Border Style icon as shown in the below screenshot to add a border to your image.

Add Border in Canva

Now, you can select the type of border that you want to add to your image. To add curve to the border of your image, you can move the slider to the right as shown in the below screenshot.

Move Slider to Add Curve

In the below screenshot, you can see that I have add a border to my image and have also bend it a little from the corner using the slider option. It gives a nice curve effect to our image.

Adding Curve to Image

As I have already stated at the beginning of this article that there is no option in Canva to curve an image. However, using borders, you can add a curve effect to your image.

This is how you can curve an image in Canva.

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Wrapping Up

I hope you found this tutorial on how to curve an image in Canva useful. If you have liked it, please share it with your friends on social media websites.

Canva offers lots of options to add effects to your images. For example, you can rotate images, flip images, create smart mockups, and also animate it.

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Mamta Choudhary

Mamta Choudhary is the co-founder of She is an expert content writer and is a skilled graphic designer. She mainly write tutorial articles on various software and tools including graphic designing tools like Canva, and others.