Canva vs Adobe Photoshop: Which is a Better Design Tool?

Designing is a lot of fun. Creating something from nothing — seeing your efforts come to life can be rewarding for many people. There are multiple tools that can be used to create these designs, the major two being Adobe Photoshop and Canva. If you wanted to get designers to argue, a popular question you would ask is - which is the better design tool, Adobe Photoshop or Canva?

For some, Canva feels like you’re not a designer but the designer’s assistant while others confirm that Adobe Photoshop is extremely powerful. We’re going to split this Versus battle into two teams (Team Canva and Team Adobe Photoshop)and decide ultimately which of these is the better tool. Let’s do this!

Team Canva

The biggest benefit of designing with Canva is how beginner-friendly it is. It is simple to use. With drag-and-drop features, stunning templates, and a library of stock photos, creating social media graphics, presentations, or even posters is easy regardless of your design skills. Even if you have basic PowerPoint presentation skills from secondary school, you can still create beautiful visuals in minutes with Canva. And with new updates announced by Canva transforming Canva into an all-in-one platform to supercharge how you create, engage, and collaborate on content, it’s only going to get better.

Team Adobe Photoshop

While Canva is all about speed and convenience, Adobe Photoshop takes it to the max with a plethora of design features. It’s best for creating visuals for billboards, and banners, correcting lighting, and making any subject imaginable look its absolute best. Need to remove that pesky red-eye from your vacation photos? Photoshop can do it. Want to design a website that looks like it came straight out of a magazine? Photoshop is your friend. Adobe Photoshop also has generative AI features powered by the new Adobe Firefly Image 3 Mode, and with it, you can create incredible art.

So, Which One Wins?

The challenge here is that for you to use these cool features of Adobe Photoshop to the fullest, you have to “actually” know how to use them. The learning curve is more rigorous than what’s on Canva where it’s easier to navigate.

So really, it depends on your level of skill, and the designs you need to create. If you’re a professional designer, then you’re likely to gravitate towards Adobe Photoshop, but if you want to create a quick Instagram banner like me, then you can design one in minutes right on Canva with intuitive templates.

The fun news is, that you can get both and pay for them no matter where you are in the world with a Geegpay virtual dollar card. It costs $1 to create and you can have up to three (3). It takes a few minutes to get started. Questions you may have are answered in detail in our previous post.

No matter what tool you choose, with a little creativity, and hard work, you’re bound to create the best designs ever!