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Score 9.2 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Illustrator

Do not try and use this for multi-page designs—the multiple artboards you'd need to create within one doc are just a pure hassle and it's really a task better suited to InDesign in any case. This is great for any sort of design work where you want to be able to create quick and easy, highly editable vector graphics. It also pairs very nicely when used in tandem with Photoshop to do actual illustration. I think it shines the most when being used to create web assets (whether you export as JPEG, PNG or SVG), infographics, logos and flow charts.
Maria Clara Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Human Resources, Public Relations, and Training/Development departments of any size organization would most benefit from utilizing Canva. Clear and consistent messaging, which is also modern and professional, can be better managed by using Canva team sites. For smaller organizations, Canva is also useful for the promoting of services with high-impact and low-cost.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Illustrator

  • Extremely robust vector editing tools are superior to most other vector graphics software. Illustrator has been the standard for two decades and continues to be.
  • Artboard flexibility. The addition of multiple, editable artboards a few generations ago allowed a single Illustrator file to be much more comprehensive, both for concept work and for multi-page/screen projects.
  • Integration with other Creative Cloud products is increasingly seamless.
Rand Habegger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • It has lovely templates if you want to start from a beautiful starting point.
  • You can easily customize templates are start-from-scratch on your graphics.
  • There are lots of free graphics to use, but you can also pay for more premium ones.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Illustrator

  • Illustrator has so many features and can feel like learning a new language if you're a beginner (thankfully, tutorial videos are everywhere).
  • With such a high level of sophistication, it can sometimes be tempting to use a simpler program (such as Paint) when the full suite feels like overkill.
  • The sheer scale of Illustrator's offerings can be daunting, so it requires some stick-to-it-iveness to not feel mired in it.
Anthony Burke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • Perhaps it is a function of a higher pay-tier, but the ability to export the finished product into a different filetype would be helpful. Currently, it exports into .jpg, .png, and .pdf. Being able to use .doc, .eps, or .indd would be advantageous.
  • Though Canva features a great font selection, it would a nice to be able to upload a font for use in the product.
Scott Walker | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 9.5
Based on 2 answers
While Adobe Illustrator CC is one of the only true design software out there, it really stands heads above the other products. It's clean UI and menu structure is easy to navigate.
Jon Ackerman | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Canva 5.1
Based on 2 answers
Because there are tones of different ways to use it properly. Canva provides a very satisfying user experience
Oral Tosun | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 7.2
Based on 4 answers
Illustrator has become easier in recent years to use with more intuitive tools and controls for them. Illustration software has improved but Adobe Illustrator has kept up and keeps the edge with its extensive toolset. Newly added collaboration tools with Adobe make it even better and the expectation is that is to continue.
John Reitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Canva 9.3
Based on 11 answers
I have seen firsthand how easy it is for new staff to get up-to-speed on design projects and quickly start using the program. We produce a lot of collateral on a regular basis, and new hires, with no experience using design software in the past, immediately felt comfortable enough with the interface and help features to start producing great looking materials.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 8.2
Based on 29 answers
I've only had to reach out to their support team one time and they were able to answer my question fairly quickly. It must have been a common issue because they made it seem like several people had the same issue. The only down side to their support was that it took awhile to get in touch with someone.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Canva 8.2
Based on 25 answers
I don't think I've ever had to use the support for Canva because everything in the platform is so straight forward. I guess you could say that not having to reach out to anyone based on the performance of their program would qualify them for a ten out of ten rating!
Mark Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Illustrator

No score
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Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 2 answers
This question shouldn't be asked for a tool which only requires a sign-up via email/Social.
Ankur Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

Photoshop is much easier to learn and utilize, but Adobe Illustrator definitely has more features and customizations. For basic day-to-day designing, I'd choose Photoshop any day, just because of its ease of use and how simple it is to find tutorials and assistance online. For more in-depth designers, I could see how Illustrator could be a preference with more features.
Emily Hammell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

I would pick Canva for the ease of use for small quick projects. I would use the other programs for creating more complex projects like wall wraps or posters, etc. Canva does not have the ability to scale for projects such as a wall wrap. The precision that is required for that type of project is much better handled by the Adobe projects with Illustrator being the one I would use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Illustrator

  • We are now able to create original illustrations for our marketing campaigns rather than having to rely on stock graphics. A lot of our competitors don't do this, so it helps us stand out.
  • We are now able to create original infographics rather than having to outsource this service. We save money by doing more in-house.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • I managed to impress many of my clients with the speed we managed to turn around and update social media designs. This helped us retain them for longer periods of time
  • You can't go wrong with fancy reports, my managers always expressed their delight whenever I delivered a professional looking elegant report
  • Saved me a lot time that I would've spent learning more complex tools like Photoshop and Illustrator to deliver simple designs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Illustrator

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe Illustrator Editions & Modules

Edition
Annual$20.991
Monthly$31.491
  1. per month
Additional Pricing Details

Canva

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Canva Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$12.951
Enterprise$30.002
  1. Per Month
  2. Per Month Per User
Additional Pricing Details

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