From a graphic design, this is one of my favorite graphic design software. Canva is an amazing ‘Online’ Graphic Design platform with series of customizable beautiful templates. There are varieties of templates for different designs like Logo, Book Cover, Flyer, Facebook Cover, and lot more (you named it), the templates on Canva are incredible, and using it isn’t difficult, even a beginner with no graphic design software experience can easily master their platform within minutes.
Canva has been a lifesaver for me over the years; I have used their platform for a quick design, especially Book Covers and Logos. The templates are beautiful and easy to manipulate within minutes, I can easily add or delete text or images, change colors, adjust sizes and lot more. I have used their platform to create designs for my clients and they absolutely love it.
With all these amazing features, Canva offers are free account for their newly registered users, although there is Canva Pro Plan that offers Premium Designs and features like creating Animation design, exporting to Transparent PNG and much more, they offer 30 days Free Trial for going Pro, which can be cancel anytime. However, the free account isn’t totally limited, you’ll have access to free design templates, customize the templates and export/download in JPEG or ZIP. The free account also have free 1GB storage to back up your work on your account, this will let your continue the design from where you left of. Canva is a perfect graphic design platform for just anybody.
I’m not a big fan of their Online Only platform for Graphic Design. Yes, they have free templates that can be easily customize but if this can be done Offline, it will be perfect for me. Sometime I do find myself where there is no internet connect that I can use to go online, which means I have to use the traditional software to do my job.
Also exporting files to Transparent PNG format is limited to the Paid users, this isn’t right. Free users should be allowed to use the transparent format, after all the Premium and beautiful designs templates are enough reasons to upgrade to Pro. Limiting the Transparent format is just hard trying method to make people upgrade.
Canva is actually recommended to everyone, especially beginners. The easy-to-use platform makes it a perfect option. Graphic Design software Photoshop and CorelDraw are not what you can easily learn with few minutes; this is an advantage for Canva. However, if you stay in a place with poor internet connectivity, I can hardly recommend Canva, because without a good internet, the platform can be very frustrating to use.
Canvas has helped me to create a lot of designs within the past few years; I have created Covers, Banners, Flyers and Logos and more using their platform. They have lots of amazing templates that are easy to customize; I have taken advantage of this to create good design for different clients.