Quick and efficient creation of social media, ad creatives and more
August 20, 2021

Quick and efficient creation of social media, ad creatives and more

Alex Chaidaroglou | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Canva

I have used Canva both in my current position and in my previous jobs for various different reasons. I have used it to create social media posts (FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram), business cards, cover photos, quick logos etc.

It is primarily being used by the marketing department and sometimes by graphic designers as well.

It really helps solve the problem of needing quick changes to an image or quickly creating creatives from people with no design skills.
  • Create business cards
  • Create social media post images
  • Create social media profile images and logos
  • The Underline button for the text should be next to Bold and Italics
  • I think there is room for improvement in Infographics both from images available and in general usability
  • I'd like to see more free images
  • Color overlays
  • Templates
  • Free images
  • Saved many hours of back and forth
  • No need for a designer for low-impact creatives
  • Quick creation of creatives for various uses
I have only tried Photoshop as an alternative to Canva and I don't know any other competitors.

However, I don't know if Photoshop is a direct alternative to Canava because Canva is mostly tailored to people with no design skills, whereas Photoshop has more capabilities for mostly designers.

Photoshop had a steep learning curve and a lot of functionality, some of which was complex for my needs. For quick images, Canva was more efficient than something more advanced such as Photoshop.

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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.