Adding borders to your images or videos gives them that extra flair and helps them stand out. While there are many editing tools like PicsArt and Paint 3D that can help you add borders to your images, Canva grabs your attention as a complete editing package.
Canva is a popular online destination for creating graphics and simpler things like making logos and watermarks. Additionally, the service offers an extensive library of elements, templates, and a drawing tool, which you can use to add borders to images and videos. We will talk about these three methods and more in this article. So without further ado, let's get right to it.
1. Use elements
Canva offers you various elements to add borders to images. There are many ready-made elements in the Canva library that can be used as borders. That's how.
Step 1: Open Canva in a web browser. Click on the cloud icon next to the search bar to upload your image or video.
Step 2: Once uploaded, open the image and click the Use in Design option to continue. Your media will open in a new project window.
Step 3: Click the Items tab on your left and type border in the search box at the top, and hit Enter. Scroll through multiple layouts and click the one you want to add.
Alternatively, you can also search for lines, squares, rectangles, and so on to get similar results.
Step 4: Once added, use the borders around the item to adjust it.
Step 5: Next, click on the lock icon on the toolbar to freeze it.
You can use the toolbar at the top to flip or change the border color. If it's a video or GIF, you can also animate its border to make it more interesting.
2. Use templates
Another good way to add borders to your photo or video is by editing one of the existing templates in Canva.
Step 1: Open Canva in a browser. On the site, you can manually browse various templates yourself or use the search box at the top to search for a specific template.
Step 2: Once you find a border template that you would like to use, click on it. That will open the template in a new project window.
Step 3: Remove all the unnecessary items that you don't need by selecting them and clicking the trash can icon at the top.
Step 4: Next, navigate to the Uploads tab on your left and use the Upload Media option to add your image or video.
Step 5: After uploading, click on the image to add it to your template. Once added, move it to a corner of your template.
Step 6: Right-click on the border of your template and select the Bring to Front option from the resulting menu.
Step 7: Lastly, select your image and resize it using the surrounding borders.
Again, you can use the toolbar at the top to edit your image and the borders around it.
3. Drawing tool
Canva has introduced a drawing tool that you can use to draw borders around an image or video.
Step 1: Open Canva in your web browser. Now open your image or video in the Canva project window.
Step 2: Next, click on the More option from the left toolbar. Under Applications & Integrations, select the Draw tool.
Step 3: You can use a ballpoint pen, marker or glow pen to draw a border around the image. You can change the size and transparency of your pencil using the corresponding sliders below it.
Once you're happy with your creation, you're ready to download your Canva file.
Download the file
After adding a border to an image or video, click the download button in the upper right corner. Use the drop-down menu under File Type to choose from the available formats. Lastly, click the Download button to get your file.
Add borders for a stylish look
Whether it's your images or videos, Canva certainly feels like a complete package for all your editing needs. It also has a wide range of features that you can use to create eye-catching posts, presentations, and more on Instagram.
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