In today’s post, I’m sharing an overview of 5 platforms for creating graphics online for your blog or business. For the sake of ease, I’ll be listing the following in alphabetical order!


Bazaart

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Pros:

  • Good for photo editing

Cons:

  • Only available on Mac devices, iPhone or iPad as of March 2020*

Canva

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Pros:

  • Easy to figure out
  • Templates for almost everything – you can also purchase templates from people
  • Free forever plan plus professional plans

Cons:

  • Can be limited
  • It can be tricky if you are using it commercially

Need some Canva templates? Check these out.


Design Wizard

Design Wizard: We Have Plan for Every Graphic Design Budget

Pros:

  • A Canva alternative; seems slightly more robust in features

Cons:

  • Freemium model; encourages you to update often

PicMonkey

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Pros:

  • Easy to use, even for techniphones

Cons:

  • Interface and experience can be a bit sluggish
  • Functionality is a bit archaic
  • No free plan – lowest plan costs $8 CAD/month

Photoshop

Adobe deals with 'painful' early reviews of Photoshop for iPad ...

Pros:

  • Once you get the hang of it, it’s great
  • Most liked by graphic designers
  • Adobe programs are industry-standard

Cons:


Which of the above have you tried or liked?

Currently, I am using Canva but I am learning Photoshop since the monthly plan for Photoshop is actually cheaper than Canva’s monthly plan (for the premium, paid option).

Ariette Hung