15 More Affordable Canva Alternatives for Your Graphic Design Needs

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For a non-designer like me, a graphic designing tool is a blessing. And one of my favorites has to be Canva. It is one of the go-to tools for every small business owner and blogger.

But even though we all love Canva so much, it does come with some restrictions. Like you cannot resize an image, make the background transparent, edit uploaded images, get complex illustrations and icons in their free plan. I won’t mind paying if it is the only option, but it isn’t.

You can find these features in other online designing tools for free. So, I decided to list some of these tools that can become a perfect Canva alternative. Every tool on my list is user-friendly and offers a variety of designs, templates, and features.

15 Best Canva Alternatives

  • Easil
  • Crello
  • Snappa
  • Desygner
  • Venngage
  • Picmonkey
  • Piktochart
  • Stencil
  • Pixlr
  • Adobe Spark
  • DesignBold
  • Fotor
  • Visme
  • Befunky
  • Animaker

1. Easil

Easil is an easy to use drag-and-drop design tool that allows anyone to create stunning visual content like a pro. This tool offers some of the most advanced features like a DIY brand kit. With this kit, any user can upload default brand fonts, color palettes, logos, and imagery that can be used as templates by their entire team.

Easil offers 1000’s of customizable templates and exclusive stock images that will help you to set yourself apart from everyone else. You can also take your designs up a notch with features like layers, design merge, resizing, and text effects.

 templates

Price: Their free plan includes customizable templates, stock images, graphic elements, text effects, and layers. The plus plan that costs $7.50/mo will give you access to all of the features on the free plan with 5000 more templates, animated Gifs, high-resolution PDF download, and design merge.

Their highest-paid plan is the edge plan for $59/mo, includes everything in the plus with 10,000 industry and event-specific templates + priority support.

2. Crello

Crello and Canva both share a very similar interface. But Crello manages to set itself apart with its feature to create animated visuals content. The templates for these animated visuals include formats for vertical and square video with Facebook and Instagram stories.

It is also the only Canva alternative that allows you to create Facebook cover videos.

Facebook cover videos

Crello comes with a large template and image library that includes illustrations, text, stickers, and stock photos.

Price: Their free plan offers 30,000+ graphic & animated templates, access to 140 million stock images and you can also upload your own font.

The paid plan starts from $9.99/mo in which you’ll get everything from the free plan plus 500,000 premium images and 32,000 videos and animations.

3. Snappa

Snappa is another user-friendly design tool that will help you create fun images for social media and other purposes. It features 200+ fonts and 3,000+ vectors and shapes to help you create stunning designs.

You can also post your images to your social media account without leaving the Snappa interface.

design templates

Price: The free plan includes 5,000+ templates and 3,000,000+ HD photos & graphics. But you can only download 3 images per month in this plan.

Their pro plan which costs $15/mo offers everything from the free plan with unlimited downloads, social media sharing, Buffer integration, and custom font uploads. The highest-paid plan is the team plan for $30/mo which includes everything from the pro plan with team collaboration.

4. Desygner

Desygner is one of the best Canva alternatives in the market. It features thousands of templates and millions of images and graphics for social posts, advertising, and every other marketing material.

This tool has four separate apps for Android and iPhone Desygner App, PDF Editor App, Logo Maker App, and All Design Apps. It supports every file format from PSD, PDF, and PPT files. You can download your visuals in JPG, PNG, PDF file, or share it on social media or via email directly.

Desygner template

Price: Desygner allows you to create and store unlimited designs, use thousands of their templates, images and graphics, resize designs, export with transparent background, and roll back edits with revision history in their free plan. You won’t find these features in Canva’s free plan.

Desygner also offers a paid plan for $9.99/mo that includes everything in the free plan with a brand kit, imports and edits in PDF, and a feature to use your own font.

5. Venngage

Venngage specializes in infographics! They have over 1000 infographic templates for social media, presentations, reports, newsletters, etc. You can also create fun logos, resumes, menus, and invitations using this tool.

You can import data directly from your spreadsheets to create a wide variety of chart styles.

wide variety of chart styles

Price: Their free plan is very limited. You’ll have to upgrade to the premium plan to get access to templates, images, and charts. You can also export your design to PNG & PDF only in the paid plans.

6. Picmonkey

The next tool on our list of Canva alternatives is Picmonkey. It is a tool known for its photo-editing, touch-up, collage maker, and design elements. You can browse their graphic library of 40+ photo filters, over 4000 graphics and textures, and 300+ fonts.

Some other fun features of Picmonkey include blemish fix and teeth-whitening for photos, text mask creation, and using your custom fonts.

Price: PicMonkey doesn’t have a free plan. You will get subscription options of $7.99/mo for a basic plan, $12.99/mo for the pro plan, and $33.99/mo for the team plan. But you can take this tool for a spin with their 7 days free trial.

7. Piktochart

Piktochart is another infographic maker on the list. It offers a library of over 800 professionally designed infographics, presentations, and print templates. You can add your data, charts, and banners to these templates and export them in PDF, PNG, and other formats.

The tool allows you to upload data from excel or CSV files or connect your Google Sheets. This data can then be converted into line graphs, pie charts, bar graphs, and more.

Infographic creator tool

Price: Their free plan will allow you to export the visuals only in PNG format. If you upgrade to their pro plan for $29/mo you can create and export unlimited visuals in PNG, PowerPoint, and PDF formats.

You can also buy their team plan for $52/mo if you want to add more users and design collaborations.

8. Stencil

Stencil is ridiculously easy to use Canva alternative. It has a user-friendly interface designed for speed. You can create and directly publish images on social networking sites using Stencil.

This tool offers over 1.5 million stock photos, 650+ templates, 1 million icons and graphics, around 41 custom sizes, and 2,300 Google Web Fonts.

Price: The free plan allows you to create 10 images per month with access to limited photos and icons. You can then upgrade to their pro plan for $9/mo to create 50 images per month and get access to more than 2,200,000 photos and graphics.
They also have an unlimited plan for $12/mo with everything in the pro plan plus unlimited images and favorites.

9. Pixlr

Pixlr is a more advanced photo editing tool. It doesn’t offer any premade templates, you can only edit pictures you have. This makes it ideal for pro and amateur photographers or designers.

The advanced image editing feature includes canvas layering and styling, adjusting for balance, colors, and fonts, and filtering. You can crop or resize the photos and remove the backgrounds easily.

background image removal tool

Price: Their free plan will get you access to Pixlr X (easy-to-use editor) and Pixlr E (more powerful editor) with basic features editing tools and limited overlays and stickers.

The next upgrade that costs $3.99/mo access to Pixlr X and E with extensive editing tools, AI CutOut, 3,000 extra overlays, 7,000 extra icons/stickers, and 5,000 decorative texts. You can also buy their professional plan for $14.99/mo to get access to Pixlr Market (collection of 10 million design assets).

10. Adobe Spark

From the makers of Photoshop, we have another Canva alternative called Adobe Spark. This tool will let you create social media graphics, web pages, and videos. You can easily design from templates, resize text, add animation effects, and branding to your creations.

Some of the most unique features of Adobe Spark includes creating images with text overlays, inspiration gallery, embedding video into a picture, and easily creating your own color palette, and promotional videos.

Price: They have a forever free plan with thousands of images and icons to choose from. Their first upgrade, individuals costs $9.99/mo. It lets you invite people, create multiple brand projects, access premium templates. You can get a 2 months free trial for this plan.

Their last upgrade for teams costs $19.99/mo. It includes everything from the previous plan with consolidated ownership and dedicated support.

11. DesignBold

DesignBold is the closest identical twin of Canva. They both share a very similar user-interface. But DesignBold differs from Canva by its collection of stock photos. You’ll get over 40 Million premium stock photos, images, and vectors to choose from.

DesignBold also allows you to instantly resize your photos, unlike Canva. You can add photo effects, filters, overlays, and frames to your designs easily with this tool.

DesignBold tool

Price: The forever free plan of DesignBold gives to access to 10000+ layouts, 2GB storage, Team Functionality, export in PNG, JPG, and PDF formats. You can upgrade to their pro plan for $9.99/mo to get additional 4000+ premium layouts and 400,000+ stock photos.

12. Fotor

Fotor is another photo editing tool that can be used for image enhancement tools and filters, special effects, frames, and borders, making a collage, and as a RAW file converter.

You’ll also get access to thousands of professionally-designed templates, canvas designs, backgrounds, clipart, fonts, and stickers. These can be used to create fun social media graphics like Instagram posts, Facebook covers, Youtube banners, and more.

Price: Their free plan will allow you to make basic adjustments, add basic photo effects, touch up, and save your designs in basic JPG, PNG, and PDF formats. You’ll have to upgrade your plan to $8.99/mo to get access to premium features and effects.

13. Visme

Visme is one of my favorite alternatives for Canva. It allows you to easily create beautiful presentation graphics, infographics, social media posts, and so much more. You can add your own images, texts, stats, figures, and diagrams to create charts and graphs.

One thing that I like about this tool is that it isn’t choke-full of templates. These options often confuse beginners. Instead, it has some handpicked high-quality graphics that would be perfect for every niche.

Infographic maker tool

Price: They have a variety of plans to choose from. The basic free plan lets you add 5 projects, store 100 MB data, and allows download in JPG.

If you wish to upgrade you can choose a plan for individuals that range from $25/mo to $39/mo, business plans that range from $39/mo to $117/mo, or an education plan that costs $30/semester to students and $60/semester to educators.

14. Befunky

Befunky comes with three design modes: Photo Editor, Collage Maker, and Designer. You can choose the first one to edit your images, the second one to create a fun collage, and the third option to create graphics for social media or your blog.

This tool offers drag-and-drop editor, advanced photo-editing features with a range of templates to start designing. You can create stunning images and save these to your Google Drive, Dropbox, or share them to your social media profiles.

Price: The free plan lets you edit and download unlimited images but it only offers 125 photo effects. You can upgrade to the pro plan for $6.99/mo to get high-resolution photos, additional graphics, and effects.

15. Animaker

This tool is focused on creating animated visuals. Last on this list of Canva alternatives is Animaker, a tool that simplifies the way you create animated graphics and GIFs for your social media.

animated visuals creator tool

Price: They have a forever free plan that includes HD quality videos, 5 premium assets, 10 GIF downloads, and 5 video downloads. Then you can upgrade one of the two premium plans for $35/mo or $79/mo to get more video and GIF downloads.

Conclusion: Which is your favorite Canva alternative?

Canva is a great tool but there is no harm in looking into some new alternatives. I have already done half the work for you by listing these awesome tools. Now you need to go and explore various features these tools have to offer. You might find something better for your brand.

Now go, start designing!

About the Author

Pooja Verma is the content marketing manager at DigiFloat, a design & development agency that helps B2B and SaaS companies grow with creative designs and better web-based applications. She usually keeps herself busy with reading and binge-watching Netflix.