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!
- Good for photo editing
- Only available on Mac devices, iPhone or iPad as of March 2020*
- Easy to figure out
- Templates for almost everything – you can also purchase templates from people
- Free forever plan plus professional plans
- Can be limited
- It can be tricky if you are using it commercially
Need some Canva templates? Check these out.
- A Canva alternative; seems slightly more robust in features
- Freemium model; encourages you to update often
- Easy to use, even for techniphones
- Interface and experience can be a bit sluggish
- Functionality is a bit archaic
- No free plan – lowest plan costs $8 CAD/month
- Once you get the hang of it, it’s great
- Most liked by graphic designers
- Adobe programs are industry-standard
- Learning curve — here’s a free walkthrough course
- No free plan – $9.99/month (but it’s not outrageous — affordable!)
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).