What is Canva?
Users have the option of either using Canva for free or paying for a premium subscription to access the full range of features.
As a simple browser-based photo editor, Canva can be used, but its actual power resides in turning simple photos into design elements such as social media posts, invitations and flyers and posters and logos. Every details are in this Canva Review.
If you don’t know anything about graphic design, Canva’s free tier is a great place to start.
Pros and Cons of Canva
In this Canva Review I will discuses about it’s Pros & Cons. Just like any other service, Canva is not immune to the concept of advantages and disadvantages. You should be aware of the pros and cons. As a result, let’s get started on them.
The Pros of Canva
- For newbies, it is easy to use and intuitive.
- This includes logos, Instagram posts and Facebook posts as well as videos and other media such as invitations or infographics.
- Numerous pre-made templates are available for immediate usage.
- With the Premium version, you have unlimited access to free stock pictures.
- Anybody may get started with creating without spending a dollar by using the free version.
- A professional designer is not required, saving you money in the long run.
- There is no expiration date on the free edition.
- Canva gives you complete control over your creative work. You can experiment with fonts, color, motion, and other elements.
- You’ll be able to use your images and videos with it. You can utilize these by uploading them to Canva.
- Your creations are saved on Canva, so you can return to them and make changes whenever you want.
- With a single click, you may resize and create new designs at any time (available only for the pro or premium users).
- Canva is compatible with all major browsers. This means you can use it with any browser you like. However, I would advise against using Microsoft Edge because I noticed some pixelation while browsing the video options.
- The design process is quite efficient.
The cons of Canva.
- It can be a little clumsy for individuals who aren’t used to drag-and-drop functionality, but not as clumsy as Wix Website Builder, which can lead to irritation.
- You won’t be able to make bespoke graphics from scratch using it. It will enable you to put together visuals and create something that reflects your personal style and brand image.
- Some basic graphic design features, such as alpha transparency for PGN pictures, are only available to Canva Pro customers. That will never be available to free users.
- The predefined layouts and stock pictures are relatively generic with a business slant. So, if you’re looking for something incredibly creative and fun, Canva might not be the best solution.
- Without purchasing to the pro version, you won’t be able to resize the designs for different screens.
- Between the browser version and the mobile app versions, there is a functional inconsistency.
Pricing Structure of Canva
Canva has Free pricing. This is:
The Forever Free Plan
If you use this plan, you don’t have to pay a dime. You can keep using it for as long as you want.
The core features of the Forever Free Plan include:
- 8000+ free templates.
- Thousands of free graphics and photos.
- 100+ design types that include letters, presentations, social media posts, flyers, etc.
- You can create only two folders.
Some Example of user Interface.
My Verdict: Excellent for Rookies
Not everyone is a graphic designer. However, if you are running a small blog or a small business, you will need graphics. Hiring a designer might not be a possibility with strict budgetary constraints.
This is where Canva fits in. Even with its free tools, you can create stunning graphics that you are free to use on your blog or business website. Yes, there are many tools that you cannot use with the free-tier plan, but whatever you have with the free option is good enough to let you get your hands dirty with designing!
It comes with a very intuitive interface that even the most rookie person in this world can get the hang of within minutes.
If you are wondering what you can make using a free version, here is a small 10-second MP4 clip that I made a long time back using Canva free version in less than 30 seconds. I kept it because it reminds me of my Canva journey.