Canva

Graphic-design tool for web & print media

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Canva Overview

What is Canva?

Canva is a web-based graphic-design tool offering a drag-and-drop interface that provides access to hundreds of design layouts for creating presentations, social media graphics, posters, flyers, invitations and more. The tool can be used by both non-designers and professionals to create custom web and print media. Users can select from a stock library of over a million photographs, illustrations, graphics, fonts, and more to add to their designs.

Canvas includes preset photo filters and advanced photo editing tools that enable users to add text, stickers, borders, frames and more. Users can upload their own photos, vectors and illustrations into the drag-and-drop interface or select from over a million stock library images and add icons, shapes, and various other elements. The platform provides a vast selection of fonts and suggests multiple font combinations that best match a selected typeface.

Users can browse through a variety of fully customizable document templates and designs including eye-catching posters, flyers, pamphlets and presentations, to media kits, tickets, email invitations, social media posts and logos, banners and more. Canva helps teams organize their thoughts and present big ideas with mind maps, charts, and diagrams to make data visually appealing and easy to comprehend.

The Canvas app for iPad allows users to create designs and collaborate on projects while on the go. Users can share their designs directly via email, to a social media network, messaging apps, or export to their camera roll. Professionally designed layouts for social media pages are perfectly sized for standard Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram graphics.

Canva Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$12,95/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Canva: free

Canva for Work: $12.95 per month

Canva Enterprise: Coming soon

Pay yearly (save 23%)


Canva Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Australia
Supported Languages
Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish and 12 others, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Media

Access thousands of layouts for any type of presentation
Click and drag a style to add headings and text
Choose from a variety of designs including social media, presentation, poster, Facebook cover or post, blog graphic, and more
Add text, shapes, elements, stickers, borders, frames and more.
Share directly to social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+
Upload custom images to the editor or choose from Canva's extensive library of images
Convey messages by adding text or captions to designs
Get access to more than hundreds of professional templates via iPad and tweak them to suit any need
Canva video Canva screenshot: Access thousands of layouts for any type of presentation Canva screenshot: Click and drag a style to add headings and text Canva screenshot: Choose from a variety of designs including social media, presentation, poster, Facebook cover or post, blog graphic, and more Canva screenshot: Add text, shapes, elements, stickers, borders, frames and more. Canva screenshot: Share directly to social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+ Canva screenshot: Upload custom images to the editor or choose from Canva's extensive library of images Canva screenshot: Convey messages by adding text or captions to designs Canva screenshot: Get access to more than hundreds of professional templates via iPad and tweak them to suit any need

Canva Reviews

Canva Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
6333

Very good
1870

Average
253

Poor
12

Terrible
13

Value for Money
4,6
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,7
Customer Support
4,4
97% recommended this app
Jeheen mahmood Z.

This is, hands down, the best graphics design tool for non-designers

I mostly use Canva to create social media images. This might sound rather simple. But with Canva's preset sizes, I don't have to worry about resizing, cropping, dragging anymore. That easily saves me 10 minutes per image I create - Canva is saving me hours regularly.


Michelle S.

Go Pro With Canva

My overall experience with Canva has been excellent. I can create social marketing campaigns, post to social media, and with the features they offer through Canva Pro, I can integrate my team and get everyone on the same page.


Stephen P.

Canva is Great for Social Media

It's not bad for someone with no design experience as long as they are willing to pay more for printing. For the higher cost of printing you could pay a professional such as myself to design for you and print at a lower cost and higher quality. The application is bad for the overall marketing industry because it has lowered the quality standard and impact of advertisements being created by business owners who think they understand marketing, design and printing. I recently said to one of my clients who owns a high end auto detailing business and tried to create some marketing materials on his own, "I don't now how to properly wax and detail my vehicle. I would probably ruin the paint job somehow if I were to do it myself. That's why I hire a professional. I wouldn't expect you to be able to handle a design, print and marketing job either because that's not what you do." In short, stick to what you know and leave the rest to professionals. It will cost you less in the long run.


Emily S.

I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SOFTWARE!!!

Overall I love this software and use it for any and all marketing tasks I need to acomplish, the regularly updated graphics and new graphics are always great and always poignant.


Ada jocabeth Á.

The best tool for creative people at any age

Excellent app design, it is very easy to use for all types of people. You can access from your Google account, Facebook or email. It has many categories of templates, you can find the perfect template for what you are looking for. You can make banners from your phone easily and creatively, besides you can insert your own images. It has many templates with predefined sizes for youtube videos, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook posts, you name it.


Jeheen mahmood Z.
Industry: Outsourcing/Offshoring
Company size: 2-10 Employees

This is, hands down, the best graphics design tool for non-designers

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/01/30
Review Source: Capterra

I mostly use Canva to create social media images. This might sound rather simple. But with Canva's preset sizes, I don't have to worry about resizing, cropping, dragging anymore. That easily saves me 10 minutes per image I create - Canva is saving me hours regularly.

Pros

I am not a designer. Last I draw or make something was 12 years ago. But with Canva, I can make a presentable graphics in 10-15 minutes. With my skill level (I used to use MS Word Clip Art tool and Paint), I should not be able to do anything at all.

True I havent been able to draw a masterpiece, but Canva is not for that sort of work, at least not that I know of. But if you are looking for a social media post, image for your blog post, poster, cover image, Canva can handle all of those. Sure, you still need to hire a designer if you are going to do stunning artworks. But the day to day grind to produce several images everyday, either professional or personal needs, Canva is there for you. You can even create memes with it!

Another nice surprise is, you dont need a paid plan to use Canva. Only the premium features and elements are paid. And to be honest, most users dont even need them. Even I haven't used the premium feature for myself. The free plan is more than enough, better than any other free tool in the market and a few premiums too.

Cons

There is absolutely nothing I want to change. This is simple, intuitive, free or very, very cheap. What more can I ask for??

There is some grumblings among pro-designers who use Canva about some high-level features being absent, certain export formats not there or background remoal option not available. But this is not Photoshop and we should not treat it like that. Also, last I heard, Canva is working very hard to add more functions to their toolbox.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Michelle S.
Industry: Music
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Go Pro With Canva

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/22
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience with Canva has been excellent. I can create social marketing campaigns, post to social media, and with the features they offer through Canva Pro, I can integrate my team and get everyone on the same page.

Pros

The best part of Canva is all the available features they have for both free and paid plans. They are easy to use and you don't have to be a graphic design artist to create something amazing! The impact they've had on my business has been huge.

Cons

I feel like they could be better organization within the software itself. For example, better ways to organize uploaded pictures/videos etc. I also feel like the customer service could be a little more friendly and timely.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Stephen P.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Canva is Great for Social Media

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/05/31
Review Source: Capterra

It's not bad for someone with no design experience as long as they are willing to pay more for printing. For the higher cost of printing you could pay a professional such as myself to design for you and print at a lower cost and higher quality. The application is bad for the overall marketing industry because it has lowered the quality standard and impact of advertisements being created by business owners who think they understand marketing, design and printing. I recently said to one of my clients who owns a high end auto detailing business and tried to create some marketing materials on his own, "I don't now how to properly wax and detail my vehicle. I would probably ruin the paint job somehow if I were to do it myself. That's why I hire a professional. I wouldn't expect you to be able to handle a design, print and marketing job either because that's not what you do." In short, stick to what you know and leave the rest to professionals. It will cost you less in the long run.

Pros

It's very easy to use and offers a ton of design content for free. You don't necessarily need to search outside of Canva for images but you can if you want. It's great for designing simple social banners or marketing materials quickly but there is a catch. They are trying to sell you printing services and their pricing is not competitive with quality printers.

Cons

I recommend Canva to clients who need to create social media marketing images. I have worked with clients who need me to print postcards, flyers or brochures that they designed on Canva and there are issues. Canva is trying to sell printing services. Their design templates are sized and setup for the printer companies they outsource to. If you design on Canva and download the files to send to a professional printer then those files are not setup correctly and require alterations to be printed. That's if there is room for alterations, but not all designs will allow for easy alteration so therefore the customer is forced to print on Canva at higher costs.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Emily S.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SOFTWARE!!!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/12/21
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I love this software and use it for any and all marketing tasks I need to acomplish, the regularly updated graphics and new graphics are always great and always poignant.

Pros

I love love love Canva - I use it for everything. Seriously....EVERYTHING I have designed wedding invites, thank you notes, monthly mailers, videos, social graphics, PNG's, JPGS, SO MUCH MORE! I also use them for printing marketing materials, christmas cards, posters, and more. They are amazing, the quality is great, I have only one time had a shipping delay and I print from them at a minimum monthly

Cons

Sometimes the platform is down and access is impossible, but they have a status page which is nice to keep myself updated.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ada jocabeth Á.
Industry: Arts & Crafts
Company size: Self Employed

The best tool for creative people at any age

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/24
Review Source: Capterra

Excellent app design, it is very easy to use for all types of people. You can access from your Google account, Facebook or email. It has many categories of templates, you can find the perfect template for what you are looking for. You can make banners from your phone easily and creatively, besides you can insert your own images. It has many templates with predefined sizes for youtube videos, Twitter, Pinterest, Facebook posts, you name it.

Pros

It has a lot of graphic design tools that are easy to use even for people with zero design knowledge. You can access it from a pc or smartphone, which is very practical. It has a large number of vectors, a wide variety of default templates for anything, and many fonts to choose from. You can also create animations for your videos easily. It does NOT have annoying ads. In addition, it allows teamwork in the cloud, which is very important for this time of contingency.

Cons

The free version lacks cool features and the pro version can be a little bit expensive. In the mobile application, the option to share pdf is not available and if you compress the png image the image loses quality when sharing by WhatsApp.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
9,1/10
Based on 8 481 user ratings
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Canva Pricing

Canva Pricing

Starting from
US$12,95/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Canva: free

Canva for Work: $12.95 per month

Canva Enterprise: Coming soon

Pay yearly (save 23%)

Canva: free

Canva for Work: $12.95 per month

Canva Enterprise: Coming soon

Pay yearly (save 23%)

Value for Money
4,6/5
Based on 8 481 user ratings
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Canva Features

Canva Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,5/5
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Additional information for Canva

Additional information for Canva

Key features of Canva

  • Blog and website posts
  • Branded templates
  • Business cards
  • Business logos
  • Cards and invitations
  • Collaborate with partners
  • Color code thoughts and ideas
  • Custom templates
  • Customizable branding
  • Design folders
  • Drag & drop editor
  • Graphs, mind maps, charts, & diagrams
  • Icons, shapes & elements
  • Layouts for every occasion
  • Library of fonts
  • Multiple document types
  • Organize images into folders
  • Photo editing
  • Photo filters
  • Presentations
  • Publish for web & print
  • Resize designs
  • Share photo folders
  • Share via email, text, messaging apps
  • Snapchat geofiler templates
  • Social media graphics
  • Stock images and illustrations
  • Stock vectors & photographs
  • Transparent backgrounds
  • Upload fonts

Benefits

Canva enables users to create a variety of on-brand marketing materials, presentations and social media graphics for organizations of any size, within any industry.

Both professionals as well as non-designers can use Canva's drag-and-drop editor to create high quality web and print media graphics.

Canva provides thousands of customizable layouts for a wide selection of documents such as presentations, newsletters, reports, calendars, infographics and more.

Canva allows organizations to save their brand’s colors and upload custom logos and fonts, as well as share photo folders and designs with teams.

Users are able to resize designs in a few clicks, such as change a Facebook post into a full-size poster.

Canva FAQs

Canva FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Canva.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Canva offer?

Canva offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$12,95/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Canva: free Canva for Work: $12.95 per month Canva Enterprise: Coming soon Pay yearly (save 23%)

Q. What are the main features of Canva?

Canva offers the following features:

  • Blog and website posts
  • Branded templates
  • Business cards
  • Business logos
  • Cards and invitations
  • Collaborate with partners
  • Color code thoughts and ideas
  • Custom templates
  • Customizable branding
  • Design folders
  • Drag & drop editor
  • Graphs, mind maps, charts, & diagrams
  • Icons, shapes & elements
  • Layouts for every occasion
  • Library of fonts
  • Multiple document types
  • Organize images into folders
  • Photo editing
  • Photo filters
  • Presentations
  • Publish for web & print
  • Resize designs
  • Share photo folders
  • Share via email, text, messaging apps
  • Snapchat geofiler templates
  • Social media graphics
  • Stock images and illustrations
  • Stock vectors & photographs
  • Transparent backgrounds
  • Upload fonts

Q. Who are the typical users of Canva?

Canva has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Canva support?

Canva supports the following languages:

Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

Q. Does Canva support mobile devices?

Canva supports the following devices:

iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Canva integrate with?

Canva integrates with the following applications:

CMS Hub, HelloWoofy.com, Mango Signs, Post Planner, Rippling, Sendible, Shift, Viraltag, Wordpress, e-clincher

Q. What level of support does Canva offer?

Canva offers the following support options:

FAQs, Video Tutorials, Online Support, Knowledge Base