Photoshop VS Canva: Which Should You Choose for Pinterest
While Pinterest is the one of the most popular platforms to stun your set of audience with the wonderful images, the graphic design programs that are readily used to make the designs visually appealing are Photoshop and Canva. While they both have their own pros and cons and their own subjective traits, it becomes quite a task for the users to pick one out of them. Let’s take a look at both the editing programs to find out which one you should go for. Let’s start by understanding the two terms.
Canva: Canva is a free online tool that is used readily to edit and create Pinterest images.
Photoshop: Photoshop is paid software that is used to edit images. It runs without any Internet connection.
Now that we are acquainted with the two terms, let us review them both to get a better insight to help you select from the two. While both the platforms are used to edit images and create graphics, the two tools are quite different from each other. The comparison between the two can be done based on the various features:
Canva’s easy accessibility and convenience VS that of Photoshop:
Canva: A web-based images editing tool, Canva is pretty easy to use and was particularly designed keeping in mind, the convenience for the people who are not really skilled to use the advanced features. Convenience and easy to use feature is what makes Canva a very popular option. Canva also comes with a lot of templates that allow you to create graphics that include social media graphics, Pinterest pins, ebooks, printables, workbooks, checklists, etc. What is an added advantage of using this tool that it comes preloaded with tons of fonts, free and paid images, icons, frames, and some other design elements. Canva is a winner when it comes to its user friendly and easy to use functionalities. You just need to know the basics of computer modalities like dragging and dropping and you are good to go.
Photoshop: Photoshop, unlike Canva is not really explored by budding designers or novices. Professionals and seasoned graphic designers use it extensively. It is a bigger platform than Canva and the interphase is quite different too. Photoshop can be a little overwhelming for some people as it involves a few complicated features that may want your concentrated focus. However, some of the users just get scared thinking about the complex features while the others use it and get the knack of it no time. But yes, when we compare Canva and Photoshop on the basis of their easy access, it is Canva that wins over Photoshop.
Knowledge Base: When it comes to knowledge base, both Canva and Photoshop have substantial amount of knowledge base dedicated in their names. There are groups, tutorials and courses that give you more information and a better insight into the software. If you are a blogger or someone who designs or want to design stunning graphics, both the platforms provide you with enough editing resources. Canva is good for those who are non graphic-designers while designers who look for more advanced features and functions use Photoshop instead. They both have an equal ground loaded with enough resources to support them.
Features: Features are somethingthat makes one platform different from the other, despite of their similar background. It is one of the most quintessential factors that also make one platform more popular than the other. Let us review and see the feature availability for both the software.
Canva: Canva is a boon for people with non-designing background and can let you create some amazing graphics. It is the best option to create some versatile images on Pinterest without getting yourself worked up. You can create some stunning graphics with the help of its preloaded features that makes everything a cakewalk. It has enough features to make any non-graphic designer happy with what he/she creates.
Photoshop: Photoshop is one platform that excels in the sphere of features. However, the features can be quite perplexing for an amateur designer and he/she might not use it to its full capacity. There is no dearth of features offered by Photoshop. Especially when it comes to fonts, Photoshop outshines Canva as it is used in designing social media graphics and Pinterest pins, Photoshop amazing features such as strokes, outer glow, inner glow, box-shadow, and various fonts. Only, you would not use all the features as they can become quite confusing to understand.
Pocket Friendly: Money is another important factor in deciding which plan one should use for the creation of graphics. Both the programs have a different pricing aspect. Canva is a great option for expressing yourself on Pinterest, that too for free. If you are content in using the number of features that Canva offers (which are enough to let you explore your imagination), there is no need to spend your money. There are some features that you can give a miss and they are only available in the paid version. You can certainly upgrade the version and go for Canva Pro that gives you an access to fast graphics creation with magic resize, folders, transparent background, brand kit, etc.
Photoshop: Photoshop comes with a price and is not free like Canva. There is a certain amount that needs to be shed out from you pocket monthly or annually, since it is a more advanced platform.
Both platforms are great in their own ways and are used for graphics designing. The only difference is in their levels. While Canva is for people who want to tray their hands on designing without having an expertise or the background for the same, Photoshop is used by a more advanced group of designers who want to explore some advanced and unique features that come exclusively for them. For Pinterest, both the platforms can be used easily to create some stunning visuals but if you are a budding designer, give Canva a go as a head start.