Do you want your design to be as gentle as an Anthropologie catalog spread? Sometimes a design can be like a ramshackle student film production, with every shape and color elbowing for screen time. Great designers know that a well-made backdrop helps the foreground shine all the brighter. Give your designs an elegant backdrop with transparency!
Every element of a Canva design has adjustable transparency. Simply select an element, then click the down arrow to reveal the transparency slider. Move the slider to the left to gently reduce the level of opacity until the element becomes entirely transparent and disappears. There’s just so much you can do with the transparency slider: