About Canvas X Draw

Canvas X Draw is a graphic design software that helps businesses create and edit images, digital drawings, floor plans, and logos. Administrators can add filters and effects to edit raster images and vector illustrations.

The platform offers built-in templates, enabling designers to create brochures, business cards, flyers, flow charts, and menus. Canvas X Draw allows editors to add multiple layers of illustrations and add textures, patterns, as well as colors to generate visuals. Teams can also utilize the curvature tool to create curves and add straight lines to create images on a unified interface.

Canvas X Draw lets businesses cut straight lines and paths between two points across vector objects and build personalized symbol sets from different images. Supervisors can also use the ink dropper to match, mix, or blend colors and control hue and saturation levels on a centralized dashboard.

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/year

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Canvas X Draw

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Features

Total features of Canvas X Draw: 7

  • Custom Brushes
  • Data Visualisation
  • Design Templates
  • Image Editing
  • Pattern, Colour & Art Storage
  • Search/Filter
  • Text Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(96)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.4/5
Ease of Use
4.3/5
Customer Support
4.4/5

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Anthony j D. Anthony j D.
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  • Industry: Industrial Automation
  • Company size: 201-500 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

I'm a lifer!

Reviewed on 18/2/2021

20 years of Excellence is all I have to say.

20 years of Excellence is all I have to say.

Pros

Having been involved in the graphics SW market for years, and a professional executive for decades, I can say that the Canvas design and feature set are the best in the industry. I'd not be as effective without it!

No risk, get yours now and save time and money on your workflow!

Thanks to the entire team!

TDubs

Cons

I'm running Big Sur 11.2.1/ so using beta. That's the only complaint, and with time, I'll be cool again.

Randall H. Randall H.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Critique of Canvas X Draw

Reviewed on 1/2/2021

I love Canvas and have been an active user since the mid-1990's! I am a MAC user and was EXTREMELY...

I love Canvas and have been an active user since the mid-1990's! I am a MAC user and was EXTREMELY happy when Canvas for Mac was reestablished a few years ago!

Pros

This software compares very favorably with CorelDraw but is less expensive and in my opinion much easier to use!

Cons

In my business I do graphics or applique's for athletic and travel bags requiring multiple layers. I find the "Offset Path" function sadly lacking. "Offset Path" can only be used for what I consider very simple polygons and not more complex figures such as lettering or anything that has multiple edges/rounded curves, and punchouts. As a result, I also need to use CorelDraw to apply their "Contour" function. Also I find the "Extrude" function in Canvas X Draw unwieldy! In my bag design I like to create a 3-D effect to show clients what their end product looks like! Unless the operator has a good feel for 3-D coordinates this is problematic. I like the "Extrude" function from CANVAS in the '90's where not only could you apply a 3-D effect, but the individual panels could be ungrouped, color applied, and then reassembled into a finished product. Also there is a typo in the "Arrowhead" attributes editor under "Full". It says "Buttom" rather than "Bottom".

Alternatives Considered

CorelDRAW

Reasons for Switching to Canvas X Draw

Canvas is an easier program to use and very straight forward! Functions are aptly named and from that you can guess their use! CorelDRAW does have functions that I need so I have to use it in conjunction with Canvas. My main drawings are done in Canvas X Draw, saved in a common format, and then transferred to CorelDRAW for completion; mostly for application of the Contour function. Also ... Canvas X Draw is not compatible with either my embroidery machine software [PULSE for Tajima] or my IOLINE 300 cutter!
Frank H. Frank H.
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  • Industry: Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Canvas for technical illustration

Reviewed on 9/11/2021

Too bad this format doesn't allow me to share my work product. A picture would be worth a thousand...

Too bad this format doesn't allow me to share my work product. A picture would be worth a thousand words.

Pros

I began using Canvas in the early 1980's when it was only available only on the Mac. Eventually they created a version of Windows, and it was just in time, because our firm was switching from Macs to PC's in order to gain access to AutoCAD. I never learned to use CAD, but I continued to use Canvas almost daily in my work as a project manager. I also used it at home on my Mac for creating every kind of graphics design from business cards to business logos to birthday cards to architectural sketches and many others. For a while, they stopped selling Canvas for the Mac, but the company continued to support my copy and even sent me upgrades for free. Now they're back on the Mac with Canvas X Draw, and I'm still a loyal user.

Cons

I was very sad to see them abandon the Mac, but grateful for their continued support. I've seen tools for distorting raster images (by pulling at the corners) in other packages, even in simple software aps on my iPhone, so I know it's possible, but it is not available in Canvas. It's their glaring gap. Otherwise, for technical illustration, Canvas is just about perfect.

Robert O. Robert O.
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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

OK, But Still Not What It Once Was....

Reviewed on 3/2/2021

it provides a wonderful way to say something nasty to Adobe

it provides a wonderful way to say something nasty to Adobe

Pros

compatibility; swiss-army knife capability; easy to use

Cons

no parity with the windoze version, which remains ironic, since it was macOS first

Alternatives Considered

Sketch

Reasons for Choosing Canvas X Draw

their bloatware and insane business model

Switched From

Adobe Illustrator

Reasons for Switching to Canvas X Draw

more mature, more useful, more capable, easier and more intuitive to use
Zachary A. Zachary A.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 10,000+ Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Hate Aggravator, but Love Canvas!

Reviewed on 26/1/2021

Been using Canvas for many years to make publishable figures and graphics for scientific presentatio...

Been using Canvas for many years to make publishable figures and graphics for scientific presentations. All editions of canvas have been super easy and intuitive to use, this latest version being no exception. Importing graphs from other programs also go in clean and easy. I've used other programs and everything gets scrambled and you need to be a high level graphic artist to use these. Canvas is good for novices on up. Edits are quick and easy in canvas. You can make beautiful elaborate figures or keep it simple. Export is clean too. Save as a PDF or other file and everything you see in the canvas document is conserved. Aggravator doesn't ever work this well.

Pros

Ease of use is number 1. The way the program is laid out is very intuitive. Lines draw the first time and when you click on something it actually selects it. Layers work too! Competitors software (aka Adobe Aggravator) need years of training to draw a simple line. Canvas just works the first time. I very much appreciate that new versions work like the old ones. You've added features but kept the old ones in place and they work the same. No hunting, no "where did they put that" or "it used to be able to".

Cons

I do wish there were more fill options for shapes. Also I typically have to convert the canvas files to another file type to print especially if they are being printed on a large format plotter. Older versions had trouble "talking" to HP plotters, but will have to see how the latest version works. It also has some trouble reading really old canvas files.

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Canvas X Draw offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$99.00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

$99.00 for a 1-Year Subscription $299.00 for a Perpetual License

Canvas X Draw has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Canvas X Draw supports the following languages:

English

Canvas X Draw supports the following devices:

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Canvas X Draw offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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