Have you ever found yourself with a logo design that you wanted to change the colors of, but didn’t know how? Fear not! In this article, we will guide you through the simple steps of changing the color of an imported logo or image in Canva. So, let’s get started!
In our opinion, the easiest and best method to change the color of an imported logo design in Canva, especially if it’s in a PNG file format, is by using the Duotone effect. Here’s how you can do it:
Step 1: Upload your logo file
First, log in to your Canva account and open a blank canvas in your preferred dimensions (most likely square if you’re creating a logo design). Then, upload your PNG logo design file. You can find the uploaded logo file in the ‘Uploads’ tab on the left side of the editor. Simply click on it to add it to your canvas.
Step 2: Go to ‘Edit image’
Select your logo and click on ‘Edit image’ on the left side of the top panel. This will display a range of customization options.
Step 3: Choose a Duotone effect
Scroll down the customization options until you see ‘Duotone.’ Click on ‘See all’ to explore the different Duotone color combinations available. Find one that you like, such as ‘Amber,’ and click on it to apply the effect to your logo design.
Step 4: Adjust the highlights and shadows
If desired, you can further customize the Duotone effect by adjusting the highlights and shadows. Click on the ‘control’ lines overlaying your selected Duotone filter to access these options. Play around with the colors and intensity settings until you achieve the desired effect.
Step 5: Apply your changes and download
Once you’re satisfied with your adjustments, click the ‘Apply’ button. Your customized logo is now ready to be downloaded. Go to ‘Share’ > ‘Download’ and choose your preferred download settings. If you have a Canva Pro account, you can download your logo as an SVG file or as a PNG file with a transparent background, which is useful for using your logo across different documents and platforms. If you don’t have Canva Pro, you can use a free background remover tool like Kapwing’s or an alternative online design tool like Adobe Express for this purpose.
Other Options: ColorMix, Photogenic, and Adjust
In addition to Duotone, Canva offers other methods to change the color of a logo or image.
ColorMix allows you to modify the colors of your logo or image. Click on the logo design and go to ‘Edit image.’ Scroll down to find the ‘ColorMix’ options. Clicking ‘See all’ will display all the ColorMix presets. You can then adjust the Hue and Saturation settings to create the desired color effect.
Photogenic filters are another option for changing the color of an imported logo in Canva. Like before, go to ‘Edit image,’ navigate to the ‘Photogenic’ options, and click on ‘See all.’ Select a filter that suits your needs, and if desired, adjust the intensity of the effect.
Although not as effective in altering colors as the previous options, the ‘Adjust’ feature in Canva allows you to make slight modifications to your logo or image. To use it, go to ‘Edit image,’ find the ‘Adjust’ options, and click on ‘See all.’ Experiment with the different options available, but keep in mind that for more precise color control, we recommend using the previous methods.
Tips and FAQs
How to make a logo white in Canva:
If you want to turn your logo design completely white, follow the Duotone steps mentioned earlier and select white as the ‘Highlights’ and ‘Shadows’ colors. Your new white logo is then ready to download.
How to change the color of an SVG logo in Canva:
If you upload an SVG logo file to Canva, you can easily change its colors. Simply upload the SVG file, add it to your canvas, select it, and modify the color palette via the top panel.
How to change the color of Canva logo templates:
When using a Canva logo template, changing the colors is a breeze. Start your design from an existing template or search for logo templates in the left panel. Once you’ve chosen a template and added it to the editor, select an individual element from the logo design to change its color using either the top panel or the ‘Edit image’ > ‘Duotone’ steps.
We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how simple it is to change the color of a logo or image in Canva. Enjoy creating, and if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below!