When I first began SlidesYearbook, we used Google Photos for storing and editing images. As much as I loved Google Photos, the app was removed from student use because it was not FERPA compliant. Our yearbook class needed a new solution, which we found in Canva for Education.
We use Canva Teams in our yearbook class. At first, we used Canva to teach students quality graphic design. Now we also use Canva to edit our yearbook photos.
The best place to learn how to edit a photo in Canva is on the Canva website. Click here to learn more or scroll down for basic directions.
Upload a Photo
- In the top right corner, select the purple button for Create a design.
- Select Edit photo.
If a student is on a school Chromebook, students can upload the photo directly from the shared yearbook folder.
In the Effects tab, select Remove background. You can zoom in using the slider in the bottom right. Click on Remove background a second time to re-add the background.
Canva photo editing is an alternative to remove.bg. Remove.bg has a few more options that Canva.
Like Google Photos, Canva has multiple options for filters. Scroll through each option or select See all.
Manually Adjust Photo
- White balance: Temperature and Tint
- Light: Brightness, Contrast, Highlights, Shadows, Whites, and Blacks
- Color: Vibrance and Saturation
- Texture: Clarity and Vignette
Use Photo in Design
To use the edited and saved photo, select the Uploads tab in any Canva design.
Updated January 22, 2023.