Average Joe to Master Graphic Content Creator
April 13, 2021

Average Joe to Master Graphic Content Creator

Sitanshu Mehrotra | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Overall Satisfaction with Canva

Canva is an integral part of our Saas suite. All our design work is done either on Canva or on Adobe Illustrator.
Almost everyone in the company is familiar with Canva, and can use it to create quire graphics.
As Canva is easy to use, and one can create brilliant graphics in a short span of time, using templates and simple click-drag-drop functions, it is majorly used to create social media graphics, for Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Blogs.

The ease of use and the time one can save are beyond comparison.
  • Ease of Use: Canva is really very easy to use. It has loads of super templates that you can choose from, and create your own graphics simply by replacing the content.
  • Socially Compatible: Canva has a segregated set of templates based on the Social Media options(i.e. Facebook, Instagram, etc.); you can simply pick-&-choose the one that you want to work one
  • In-built Presentation Mode: I've used the functionality thrice, it is far more interactive, and sleek compared to traditional office presentation
  • Brand kit: One of the best features of Canva, is that it lets you create a brand kit, the fonts that you use, the regular color theme; which can be really helpful when you want to create a symmetry in your posts
  • Pro Subscription: If you have team members added, then you have to opt for a pro-subscription for the entire team, and not individual.
  • There should be a functionality, that could differentiate between and enable it.
  • Canva has moved some really useful feature under paid subscription, like resize the current post to different direction, or to download the graphic with transparent direction.
  • It's an internal decision, but as a user, these features are pretty basic and should have continued to be free.
  • Canva can introduce cheaper paid plans that can include some of the Pro features that are frequently used, even if they don't include that complete photo/video library.
  • The most important feature that's frequently used is creating social media posts in different dimensions apt for the specific destination i.e. Facebook, Instagram, etc.
  • Designing and hosting interactive presentation using native Canva platform
  • Creating Event-based flyers and social banners for multi-platform based ads
  • Visuals have better client reach as they appeal better. Graphics made with Canva are easy, definitely stand out.
  • Free Account offers a lot of functionality, even though the main features are paid, but it still is zero investment and still positive return.
  • The paid version can have a negative ROI in case you are not extensively using it; with a bit more effort and time, one can achieve the almost equivalent result using the free version
Like Visme, there is Easil, Snappa, and others in the market. But each one of these products targets one functionality at a time. Visme is good for presentations, Easil is great with templates for Instagram, and Facebook.

But Canva is a holistic package, it has evolved to encapsulate all the aspects under one banner. Also, the free account gives enough space to create which in a way is a limitation with some other Saas(s) available in the market.

Do you think Canva delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Canva's feature set?

Yes

Did Canva live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Canva go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Canva again?

Yes

Canva can really be used to create graphics, designs, etc on a go. It's easy to use; if you have an artwork in mind, you can give it shape in very little time using various templates, and elements available.
But you cannot use Canva for intricate designs, where you might want to work various layers, recreate elements from scratch.
It's really well suited for creating social media posts or invites, or print-ready flyers but still not advanced enough to create vibrant labels or brand artwork.