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Score 9.1 out of 100

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Attribute Ratings

  • Adobe Illustrator CC is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
  • Canva is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Adobe Illustrator

91%
101 Ratings
8.9

Canva

89%
159 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.5

Adobe Illustrator

95%
2 Ratings
9.7

Canva

97%
6 Ratings

Usability

7.2

Adobe Illustrator

72%
4 Ratings
9.4

Canva

94%
12 Ratings

Availability

Adobe Illustrator

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Canva

100%
1 Rating

Performance

Adobe Illustrator

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Canva

100%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.5

Adobe Illustrator

85%
48 Ratings
6.4

Canva

64%
27 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Adobe Illustrator

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Canva

100%
3 Ratings

Product Scalability

Adobe Illustrator

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Canva

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is used to help make drawings look good but not make them. It is easy to add color or texture but it is hard to actually make the drawings in it. I would recommend using other software to make the lines for plans and sections and using Adobe Illustrator to make it look good.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Canva is ideal for both big and small businesses as graphic designers' time is usually limited. Any person working in marketing or an SMB owner who wants to quickly create aesthetically appealing images for ads, social media or otherwise can do it quickly.If you want some nitty-gritty changes to the image or if you have tight specs you would need to use other tools like Photoshop.
Alex Chaidaroglou | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Adobe Illustrator

  • Vector graphics for scaling to large sizes
  • Filling an object with a texture
  • Easily adjusting and expanding an artboard to fit the size of the content (especially for infographics)
  • Compatibility with other Adobe CC programs, but also exporting for PPT graphics
Terra Stafford | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • Provides readily accessible approved fonts and colors for our university publications.
  • A great selection of templates to select from.
  • Lots of resources for design, like photos, clip art, backgrounds, and other design elements.
  • The ability to share your design with others at the university.
  • The ability to download your design as a png, pdf, jpg, svg, even MP4 video or gif.
  • Easy to edit and alter the design and not lose what you had by creating clones of previous designs and then make the changes.
Peggi Wolfe | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Adobe Illustrator

  • It's tough to master. If you haven't used Adobe products like Photoshop or Illustrator before, there is a lot to take in.
  • It would be great to have some better options to preview the final product if you're creating a multiple page document.
  • Better integration and pricing points with Adobe Stock for the useful stock images to complete your projects.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • Some pretty basic fonts are missing from the database, which proves to be annoying when trying to stay on brand
  • Pre-grouping sections of templates can be a hassle to figure out
  • Creating your own template from scratch can have it's hiccups, but that could be my lack of design experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Adobe Illustrator

General

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

Starting Price

$20.99 per month

Adobe Illustrator Editions & Modules

Edition
Yearly - Billed Monthly$20.991
Monthly$31.491
Yearly - Billed Upfront$239.882
  1. per month
  2. per year
Additional Pricing Details

Canva

General

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

Starting Price

$12.95 per month

Canva Editions & Modules

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

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 9.7
Based on 6 answers
The ease of use makes Canva a powerful tool for manipulating images, creating original content, and testing ideas without requiring the involvement of graphic design or more time-intensive image editing software such as Photoshop. While it doesn't have the full functionality of a mature software, such as Photoshop, The speed and simplicity of Canva makes it a necessity in a business of any size
Thomas White | 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 9.4
Based on 12 answers
It is super easy to use, but it could be limiting if you're on a small device. It is easier on a bigger device because you can resize graphics and text easier than with your fingers on a small device. I do think it's perfect and easy for non-designers who don't have any training. As long as you have a good eye for visuals, Canva is a wonderful substitute for graphics programs on-the-go.
Mandy Cramer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Adobe Illustrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I have yet to encounter Canva being offline in at least 6 years of using it regularly. They also announce well in advance if there may be upgrades to the code and the hours during which there may be issues accessing the service.
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Adobe Illustrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I haven't ever had issues with a slow-loading site and there haven't been any lag issues within the software. There have been maybe a handful of times over the past six years where I have tried to upload a large image and it will slow down as it loads the last megabyte, but I have yet to have the system time out or require any interference by me
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator 8.5
Based on 48 answers
I normally already know how to do whatever I'm trying out, but the documentation (as well as a simple Google search) makes any question quick to resolve. The Adobe boards themselves are a fantastic resource, especially for resolving questions between new programs and iterative releases.
Maria Clara Daly | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Canva 6.4
Based on 27 answers
Overall, Canva is easy to use, easy to train others to use, allows for creativity with a professional look without enormous associated costs. The mobile apps works almost as easily, but at a minimum allows for easy review and downloading in a pinch. Really, anyone can learn to use Canva quickly and will immediately benefit from the results.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Adobe Illustrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Remember to download the mobile app onto your phone for easy image manipulation on the go. Adding company colors, logos, and typefaces to your company account is an easy process. When images are uploaded, these can also be shared between accounts within a company, as can canvases you've created for easy editing among teams.
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Illustrator

They complement each other, each with its own specific characteristics, but within a marketing sector, an experienced designer knows that the use of these tools in sets makes all the difference. It is possible to combine their uses and create really relevant materials that will bring a great return to the company and in the dissemination of arts with superior quality to the competitors
Nicolas Piemontez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

Despite that fact that PowerPoint wasn't completely replaced by Canva, it's now used as a base for sketches and drafts. Presentations are much easier to prepare in Canva, taking advantage of their templates. PowerPoint required more time and edition just to create a standard looking slide... while Canva gives non-creatives the chance to create faster with a greater visual impact.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Adobe Illustrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Canva

Canva 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to add accounts and share content between them. Collaboration is also easy to manage and can be done on a project-by-project basis. The cloud-based software means it is incredibly fast to add a coworker and have them editing images within minutes. A live internet connection is required to access Canva so this is something to consider if expecting to use the software while on journeys without access to wifi etc
Thomas White | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Adobe Illustrator

  • Helps us quickly and easily create and manage numerous logos
  • Cloud libraries allow us to access commonly used colors, fonts, logos and other design elements quickly
  • We are able to provide high-quality, scalable college logos for print and digital which give us a more professional, credible look.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Canva

  • As far as ROI is concerned, Canva has proven itself time and time again as having a positive impact for business.
  • Just yesterday, I had to prepare an hour-long presentation on the fly; the great reviews of the presentation and the materials (all made in Canva) only served to advertise for Canva and it proves that Canva is a smart investment.
  • I don't think in the time that I have been a Canva pro user that I can say that my ROI has been negatively impacted. Highest recommendation. The software more the casually pays for itself time and time again.
Kathleen M Jarchow | TrustRadius Reviewer

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