Say goodbye to flat, boring photos, and hello to unique, offbeat snaps. Mirroring an image is more than just editing a photo, but adding a creative reflection effect. Mirror your image horizontally to create a twin-like portrait, or mirror vertically to produce a mesmerizing mirrored landscape. Easily do it all on Canva with just a few quick clicks.
Glam up every side
Add more creative touches to your mirror flip image with our beginner-friendly online editor. Intensify the colors by adjusting the contrast and saturation sliders. Try different filters and photo effects. Soften the overall look by fading out the corners. With Canva, do more than just mirror an image online. Create breathtaking imagery that will elevate your movie posters, album covers, and other design projects.
Look at a mirrored masterpiece
Use your enhanced mirror image for any purpose. Upload it as your Twitter or LinkedIn banner photo, add it to your artistic portfolio, or even print it on mugs and t-shirts. Canva’s mirror imaging tool makes it easy to create insanely dramatic photos that will make viewers do a double-take, literally. How’s that for a wow factor?
How to mirror an image
Upload your image
Open Canva. Upload and drag and drop your image onto the editor. You can also choose a stock photo from our media library by clicking the Elements tab and typing a keyword in the search bar.
Make a copy
Create a duplicate photo by right-clicking, then selecting Copy and Paste. Alternatively, you can upload the same photo using the Uploads tab.
Mirror your image
Place the duplicate photo side by side with your original image. Then select the duplicate to show the menu bar. Click Flip then choose between Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical depending on your needs.
Enhance your image
Take advantage of Canva’s editing tools to enhance your image. Resize, crop, try different filters, or add other design elements.
Save your mirror flip image in JPG, PNG, or PDF formats, or share it directly via email or social media apps.
Head over to the App Store or Google Play Store and download our iOS or Android app. Upload your desired image by clicking the purple + icon on the bottom left corner and then using the Camera Roll or Uploads tab. Copy your image, then click Flip in the menu bar. Choose between Flip Horizontal or Flip Vertical. Once done, tap anywhere on the layout to save your mirror image.
You can use mirror imaging for aesthetic purposes or to hit your design goals. A mirror effect often gives photos a surreal look and feel that instantly draws in viewers. It transforms any drab photo into something far more interesting and eye-catching. Learn how to mirror images on Canva and apply them to your online and print design projects. No sign-ups or payments needed!
In photography, a mirror image is a duplicate image flipped horizontally or vertically. The duplicate image is placed parallel to the original image, creating a “reflection” or mirror-like effect. Mirror imaging is a unique way of presenting pictures meant for those wanting something striking and unconventional.
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