Use the Background tool in the left sidebar to customize the appearance of your design canvas.
Add a colour, pattern or gradient
Click Background on the left toolbar.
There are four headings under Background:
- Brand Colors: (available on Premium, Business and Enterprise subscriptions) The custom brand colors you add will appear here, making it easy to match your design colors to your brand.
- Swatch Colors: Colors you've swatched from the rest of your design appear here.
- Gradients: Choose from pre-generated gradients provided by Venngage.
- Patterns: Select patterns, visible through the color or gradient you apply to your background, from this list.
Add a Brand Color or Swatch Color
Add your brand colors to My Brand Kit. Click Background in the left sidebar and select one of your brand colors from under Brand Colors.
Use the My Brand Kit shuffle feature to apply brand colors to the entire template. Select My Brand Kit from the left toolbar and click the Shuffle button.
Use a Swatch Color as the background
Under Swatch Colors, click the + sign to add a new color, using the Color Tool widget. Check under Gradients to select a gradient color option.
Add a gradient
Under the Gradients heading, click on a tile to apply it to the background of the design canvas.
Add a Pattern
Patterns can be used on their own or in combination with another color or gradient. They can also be used with low-opacity photos set as the background layer of your design.
Ready for more design tips?
Check out our blog post, 10 Ways to Incorporate Stock Photos Into Your Designs to learn how to pick the right photos. Read 35+ Simple Background Images & Stock Photos to learn how to pick the right background photo.
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