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Canva Review

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In a Nutshell

Regardless of whether you know a vector image from a raster, or a pixel from an inch, Canva has made it possible for everybody to become graphic designers! Although this tool doesn’t support vector-based image design yet (so you probably won’t be using it to design billboard posters), it does offer a rich library of commonly required image types. Think: Facebook cover photos, website backgrounds, and Instagram posts. Recommended!

pros

  • Templates for every image project. No more looking up dimensions!
  • Use template library. Choose from thousands of designs.
  • Present your images at internal meetings.

cons

  • Template-based: many still prefer designing from scratch.
  • No support for vector formats. Design raster-based images only.

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Best For

Canva is a great choice for anybody that needs graphic design images for their company. Graphic design can be an intimidating field for those without training or expertise in the discipline. Dimensions for commonly required images, such as Facebook cover photos, also change all the time as social networks tweak and optimize these banners for different device types. Thankfully, using Canva, you can forget about all that. If you don’t have a graphic designer on staff and need a killer Instagram graphic design, then Canva is all you need to get an (impressive) job done.

Canva is also a wonderful choice if you are a freelance designer or simply part of a larger marketing team. If you need to show off some design options internally, then Canva makes it easy for you to showcase your layouts and decide on the best option in coordination with the people that you are working for.

Graphic design teams. Canva allows you to invite coworkers to participate in the graphic design process. Finally, graphic designers can enjoy the type of easy cloud-based collaboration that Google Drive users have been taking advantage of for years.

Value For Money

Canva is offered on a freemium model and can be purchased on both monthly and yearly subscriptions.

The Free Tier

This plan allows users to store their designs in two folders, and allows them to avail of 1GB of storage space to house their photos and other assets. They can also access the more than 8,000 templates in the Canva system. The gigabyte of storage space may begin to feel constricting for busy teams, although there’s still plenty that can be achieved at this level.

Canva Pro

Canva Pro costs $12.95 per team member per month — or $9.95 per team member per month when billed annually. The storage limit is upped to 100GB. At this tier, Canva also throws in a stock image library; users can access more than 4 million photos, illustrations, and icons. Additionally, users can upload and use custom fonts, which is great for brands working off an internal branding style guide with proprietary font requirements. Teams can also configure their custom palettes and download designs with transparent backgrounds.

Canva for Enterprise

This one’s $30 per team member per month. It offers completely unlimited storage. There’s also the ability to review, approve, and comment on designs — so for designers working in a hierarchical team structure (or who have added their clients directly to Canva) this is a great functionality. Multiple Brand Kits can also be developed, which makes this tier a good fit for the agency environment. At the Enterprise tier, the company also offers a 99.5% uptime Service Level Agreement (SLA). For companies that need their graphics software to be always available, this is a huge plus.

Overall, Canva offers strong value for money — particularly when one considers the high licensing costs of creative package suits. For most users, the Pro tier is likely to be the best option. It provides a generous storage quota and enough customization to support most projects.

Portfolio / Experience

Canva does not offer a design service to users.

However, the team does work with some of the best designers in the industry to develop a wide array of templates for users to choose from.

Contract Terms

Canva’s tiers offer very clear guidance as to what users can expect at each level of service.

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Design Process

Canva is a very straightforward platform to use. All users have to do to design a piece of artwork is:

  • Search through the sidebar menu to find the right template
  • Select a template that appeals to them
  • Edit the template using the built-in editor functionalities. For Facebook page covers, for instance, users are able to change font size and color, edit the background, and more

Once satisfied with the final design, users can:

  • Download the image the format of their choice
  • Post it directly to their Facebook page (required authorizing the integration)
  • Present the image for internal feedback and collaboration
  • Send the artwork by email
  • Add the artwork to cloud storage
  • Extract HTML embed code to embed the image in their website

Conclusion

Canva is a great design tool for those without graphic design experience that need to get some template-based artwork designed quickly and easily. Although it’s possible to design artwork from scratch using Canva, templates, and a stock image integration, are really its strong suits. The main negative, right now, is that it doesn’t support vector-based design — which limits its utility for professional design departments who are often called upon to develop roll-ups, backdrops, and other large format print images. However, for web designers, it certainly fulfills a need and is a well thought-out tool.

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1 years ago

It's super easy to use especially for someone like me with no graphic design skill. It's free and the array of preset templates is very convenient.

1 years ago

Canva is my #1 go-to app and website to create stunning content for my website and social media platforms.

1 years ago

I like everything related to graphic design. It's a very good tool to design any kind of art.

1 years ago

Canva is a great tool for graphic design. I have been using it for years now. There are templates for just about anything that you need and it's so easy to use.

1 years ago

I have been using Canva for about three years and it is continually growing and keeping up.

1 years ago

I give it a 5 overall because first off, it's free! You don't need to pay a premium upfront to use their services. You can if you'd like to use their premium photos, but you can just upload your own photos! The ease of using the platform makes it so modern and cheap to be your own designer!

1 years ago

Canva offers great free tools for creating graphics for my sites. They also have a paid version that I may consider using in the future to enhance my graphics and make them stand out more.

1 years ago

I use the app for school. Everytime i needed it it came in handy. You can use it on a computer.

1 years ago

Canva is great easy to use and many options. However I have not deeply explored the professional level services and products and they appear slightly more complex

1 years ago

I am still getting use to the app., but the times I have used it I was pleased. I do plan on using it more so I will be more skilled in using the features of the app.

1 years ago

It was fast and easy to use. I was really happy with the end result of my logo. Well worth the money.

1 years ago

There are many things that I like about Canva. I like the design the app many of the features in the app as well. I like how it can show you how do you anything with design. The one thing I don't like about Canva is how it came to you after so long of using it. Sometimes it gives you options which is another thing that could be better. I like the design the app many of the features in the app as well. I like how it can show you how do you any things with design.

1 years ago

It is really comfortable using Canva for designing my social media posts, banners. Also, it really help me make branded designs quickly and effectively.

1 years ago

Canva was extremely useful for use at school. I have used it before for multiple projects and the website was very simple and easy to use.

1 years ago

Basically self service. Look for what you want decide on what format and then pay. Which is great.

1 years ago

I like the way you can use the software but it is very limited on free usage. I would also like some more ways to edit.

1 years ago

The app and website were easy to learn and made it very nice so I could use design tools even on the go. All for free.

1 years ago

I think for an online design application, Canva has good quality of designs which are appealing. Especially for students nowadays, they value the aesthetic elements and for me, (I consider myself as an artistic person among other students), Canva has quite great creativity of design options.

1 years ago

This is also a very easy to use service. One of the great benefits if this platform is that you can sign up for free and see how it works before you pay for the entire service.

1 years ago

I enjoy that I can use Canva for free for school projects and assignments, but it's hard to use compared to photoshop or paint.net. The tools and selection of photos and backgrounds can be improved. I do like that you can cut images and resize them.