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Adobe Photoshop

1067 Ratings

Canva

147 Ratings

Adobe Photoshop

1067 Ratings
Score 9 out of 101

Canva

147 Ratings
Score 9.1 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe Photoshop

In order to use the program efficiently and achieve a better quality of work, it is necessary to have the knowledge not only of the use of all the tools that the program has, but also of the basic aspects of photography and design.
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Canva

Good for:
  • Light jobs when you want to create quick social media posts.
  • Book or report covers
  • I've created full small ebooks with it (up to 20 pages)
  • C.V.s and resumes are also some of my favorite things to create on Canva
If you do a lot of simple design work and change stations, Canva is the perfect platform for you. I did pay for some of Canva's premium images and designs to add spice and to make sure I stand out from some of my competitors, some of whom I realized are stealing/copying my social media post designs.
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Pros

  • Like most Adobe products, there are a ton of educational materials on PS that come directly from the source.
  • There aren't many restrictions on PS. I truly believe the possibilities are endless.
  • PS can be used by a multitude of people ranging from beginners in coordinator roles to advanced in graphic design roles.
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  • Design professional-looking postcards and flyers using a wide selection of adaptable templates.
  • Create print-ready brochures, flyers, and presentations with high quality graphics with little or no graphic design experience.
  • On-screen tips guide you through the design process, so literally anyone can log onto the system and initiate or complete a design.
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Cons

  • If there was a search bar that would guide the user to the most often used/popular way to achieve a graphic effect and in addition, the absolute quickest way to achieve that same effect I would find that helpful and a huge timesaver.
  • If the filter preview box could be larger without slowing down the program that would be helpful.
  • As there are so many hidden tools in Photoshop, having a pop-up menu come up once those tools are selected that describes what the tool primarily handles, would be useful.
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  • More free content.
  • More fonts, we follow a style guide and need specific fonts for dept promotions.
  • More tools for words, curves would be nice!
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe Photoshop9.8
Based on 24 answers
We have 11 people using the program almost every day and when needed, we pull in other free lancers to continue the work flow. We have our Adobe subscription set to auto-renew every month and we're not getting rid of that anytime soon!
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Canva10.0
Based on 1 answer
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Usability

Adobe Photoshop4.4
Based on 6 answers
The overall usability of Adobe Photoshop is a nine. I say this because if you know what you are doing, great. If not, there are more than enough tutorials or examples online that can help you get on your way. Upon first glance, it can be intimidating, but you get adjusted quickly after a few trial runs.
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Canva9.4
Based on 5 answers
I give this rating because, from the first day I began using Canva, I've found it extremely useful. I've used in for a number of functions (websites, blogs, social media, event invitations, various other marketing materials) and have been able to create high-quality images
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe Photoshop9.0
Based on 2 answers
Adobe Photoshop is very reliable, but is never 100%. There have been times when Adobe Photoshop has had trouble opening, but nothing a little computer restart couldn't fix. I use Adobe Photoshop on a Mac for both work and at home on a daily basis, and I would be lost without it.
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Performance

Adobe Photoshop8.0
Based on 2 answers
Speed can be an issue when you are dealing with large files for large format printing or billboards. When working on web images, speed is not an issue.
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Support

Adobe Photoshop8.2
Based on 5 answers
The times I've had issues, support staff were friendly. The live chat on Adobe's site has been helpful with some licensing issues I've had. But over the years, I have had some issues with product functionality that it seemed like the company could care less about. Not sure if it's fair to rate them based on experiences that happened a few years ago, but I guess it's all part of the total experience I've had with Adobe.
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Canva10.0
Based on 1 answer
Canva deeply cares about its customers -- regardless of whether they're paid or free trials. This is the commitment and spirit inculcated across the organization. Absolutely commendable!
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In-Person Training

Adobe Photoshop10.0
Based on 1 answer
So, I received the training at the HQ and it was train the trainer training. A good time, I spent a week at their campus
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Implementation

Adobe Photoshop9.1
Based on 4 answers
The implementation of Photoshop is pretty easy, almost every artist that has a Wacom or other drawing tablet will learn Photoshop in a short amount of time.
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Canva10.0
Based on 1 answer
This question shouldn't be asked for a tool which only requires a sign-up via email/Social.
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe Photoshop is clearly what every designer in today's society is using and if they aren't, they're missing out! The main reason there are a few that stray from using this software is because of it's initial feeling of complication since there are so many things to do. But that's just it! There are SO many things you can do and create in Adobe Photoshop that if you take the time to learn it, you'll never even compare it to any other design software because you'll be too busy creating are in Photoshop!
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Photoshop is an advanced image and vector tool that has a massive learning curve. It is not for everyone but once you get the hang of it, it is very versatile for designing all kinds of graphics whether for social media or print campaigns. When used hand in hand with the Adobe CC suite, it works almost like Magic. However, considering the monthly cost and learning curve, it just did not feel like the right fit for our team. We wanted to be able to have all our designs saved online and accessible to anyone on the team whenever they needed them, so Canva won us over.
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Scalability

Adobe Photoshop4.0
Based on 1 answer
It seems expensive compared to the free/cheap programs now available
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Return on Investment

  • Easy to use.
  • Value for money if you can easily afford to pay for its creative cloud.
  • It can be self-taught easily.
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  • Canva has allowed us to increase our productivity by 30%, we are now able to turn around designs and marketing campaigns in a shorter time as we can quickly access designs and ideas across the team in Canva.
  • Customers love the design language approach we have taken and we are in the process of adding more users to our Canva accounts. We have been able to find a uniform design language that everyone agrees with and is used for all our marketing and communication. This in itself has helped us position our brand better in the marketplace.
  • Our initial goal with Canva was to have an alternative tool to Adobe's suite and Canva has been that for us, albeit with some adjustments. We have been able to save a significant amount of money on the monthly costs, $13 a month per user vs almost $55 a month for other tools
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Pricing Details

Adobe Photoshop

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Canva

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