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Beautify your images with free photo effects

Spice up your photos with free photo effects on Canva. Let your creativity shine, and experiment with one-click filters to make your pictures look cute, warm, or breathtaking.

Get creative with filters

Adjust the intensity of your photo filter

Breathe life into your images with Canva’s slew of photo effects for every occasion. Select the Rose filter for a rose-wrapped effect. Try the Retro filter for a scrapbook-inspired vintage look. Or head to the Adjust panel and experiment with sliders for a more tailored result. Need a fresh start? No worries. Quickly restore your original image by clicking None, leaving your photo as good as new.

Craft bold looks

Apply a cool Nordic filter to your image

Go beyond cozy aesthetics and inject an element of mystery into your photos. Try the Nordic filter if you’re into cool, muted tones. Choose Fresco to punch up your visuals with high-contrast colors. Or apply the Slate filter to give your images the weight of black and white(opens in a new tab or window). Play with different filters for your book covers or magazine mockups(opens in a new tab or window), and see what looks best for your stunning subject.

Define your focus

Apply blur effects to your photo

Get rid of harsh angles and make your images dreamy and soft with a blur effect. Select Edit photo, scroll down to Effects, and use the Blur slider to gently blur your picture and smooth out every bit and bump. Want more control over your image? Blur specific areas and bring your subject into focus with Blur Brush. Effortlessly adjust focus shape, size, and brush intensity for the perfect touch.

Color your visuals

Adjust the color saturation of your image

Color says everything about the mood of a photo. Deck out your images in vibrant colors with Canva’s powerful photo editor(opens in a new tab or window). Go to the Adjust panel and move the Saturation slider to enrich your reds or blues, or use the Tint slider to alter your image’s entire color palette. And with Canva’s Color Edit, easily tweak the hue and brightness of individual colors in your image, keeping the rest intact.

Improve your images instantly

Adjust the whole image saturation on your mobile phone

Skip manual editing and weave magic into your work. Our AI photo editor(opens in a new tab or window) detects and lets you independently adjust the image's foreground and background, making photo background changes(opens in a new tab or window) a breeze. Pressed for time? Hit Auto-adjust and get a sharper look in a snap with well-defined colors and balanced lighting. Use Canva’s AI-powered tools(opens in a new tab or window) such as AI portrait generator(opens in a new tab or window), Anime AI generator(opens in a new tab or window), and AI Video Generator to whip up perfect visuals for every social post or story.

How to add a filter to your photo

How to add a filter to your photo
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