In this guide, you’ll learn how to make a logo white in Canva without Photoshop.
Steps to Make a Logo White in Canva Without Photoshop
Select your logo, click Edit image, select Duotone, click on any Duotone effect, click one more time on the icon that appears on the Duotone effect, then change the colors of Highlight and Shadow to white or #fffffff.
If your logo design is in image format, ensure it has a transparent background or no background color.
Out of the various image file types, the best is to save it as a PNG transparent logo file format before uploading it to Canva. Once you have that, you are ready to make your logo white in Canva.
Step 1: Go to Effects on Mobile or Edit on Desktop
If you want to make your logo white in Canva mobile app, here’s what you do.
Select your logo. Click on Effects at the bottom of the screen.
If you are working on a desktop, you won’t see the Effects button like the one on mobile. Instead, click on the Edit image button.
Step 2: Select the Duotone Button
After selecting the Effects or Edit button, a menu with a variety of effects appears on the left-hand side.
Scroll down and click on the Duotone button.
Step 3: Change Duotone Settings to White
Once you’ve selected the Duotone button, a wide range of Duotone options will appear. Select any of the Duotone options by clicking on it once and you will see a toggle icon appear on the Duotone button while the button greys out.
If you hover your cursor over the icon, you will see a label that says “See controls”.
Click on the icon one time. A set of Duotone settings appear.
The next step is to click the colored box in the Highlight section. Go to Document Colors and click on the box with the “+” sign. If you hover your cursor over it, the label will say “Add a new color“.
Then click on “Pick a color from the design“. A color picker will appear. Hover it over any white background on the Canva website and click once.
Or select the options labeled “white #ffffff” under Default Colors. You will see a crown next to the Color palette, that means only if you have Canva Pro account then you can use your brand colors with that function.
Do the same with the color options in the Shadow section.
Your logo now turns to all-white in Canva using the white effect from the Duotone option.
For Canva Pro Account only:
Anytime you are ready to download your white logo, click the Shared button on the top right of the Canva account menu. Click on “Download” in the dropdown menu.
In the download options, make sure the file type selected is PNG. Select “Transparent background” in the options below and click the Download button.
Canva Free Account:
If you are using the free version of Canva, you can’t select the “Transparent background” option. This means if you were to download your logo, Canva will add a white background to your logo and you will see only a white-colored image downloaded.
In this case, before downloading your logo, you will have to add an image background or a darker-colored background to your logo.
So that when you download it, you can see your white logo. Then, you can use a free background remover to keep the white logo and make the background transparent.
If you want to skip this step, you can sign up for the Canva Pro free trial to take advantage of downloading the PNG file with transparent background.
Besides changing your logo to white, you can also do the same thing with different colors.