About Canvas X Draw

Canvas X Draw is a graphic design software that helps businesses design and edit vector graphics using digital painting tools. The platform enables administrators to apply transparency effects and clone pixels to edit images on a unified interface.

Managers can apply personalized fonts, shapes, color and texture patterns to create layouts for various publications and flyers. Canvas X Draw offers an auto trace module, which allows teams to convert raster images into vector illustrations. Additionally, operators can utilize the point and click functionality to add curved or straight lines and draw custom shapes.

Canvas X Draw lets businesses blend multiple colors, cut paths between two points and create customizable templates for brochures and flow charts. ...


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95 Reviews of Canvas X Draw

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.42 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.5

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(48)

48

4 stars

(42)

42

3 stars

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3

2 stars

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1 stars

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February 2021

Anthony J from SafeRack

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Industrial Automation

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2021

I'm a lifer!

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.

Reasons for Switching to Canvas X Draw

Price! Ease of Use, and excellent support.

February 2021

RANDALL from Seattle SEAMS

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Consumer Goods

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2021

Critique of Canvas X Draw

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".

Reasons for Choosing 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!

February 2021

robert from aquaterra services

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Construction

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2021

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

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

Reasons for Choosing Canvas X Draw

more mature, more useful, more capable, easier and more intuitive to use

Reasons for Switching to Canvas X Draw

their bloatware and insane business model

January 2021

Zachary from University of South Florida

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Higher Education

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2021

Hate Aggravator, but Love Canvas!

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.

Reasons for Switching to Canvas X Draw

Adobe illustrator is impossible to use and the new version even more so. They moved everything and nothing works like it used to. I can't draw anything. Imports scramble, editing takes forever. Lives up to it's nickname as adobe aggravator! Used canvas too and it's much faster, cleaner, simpler interface. I'm not the most tech savvy but not a slouch either and adobe has moved beyond me.

January 2021

Kenneth from Brakatt Pty Ltd

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Arts and Crafts

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2021

Affordable dimensioning drawing with full functionality

I prepared numerous PowerPoint presentations and found that Canvas was so superior to the drawing tools in PPT. It helped me design our new home and even our cabinetmaker was impressed with the detail and accuracy of Canvas. Now I mostly use it for woodwork projects. Very impressed with how they keep up with the MAC software changes. Other companies (like MYOB) just gave up.

Pros

It’s intuitive and has an excellent instruction manual with a very helpful start for first time users. One of the few affordable MAC drawing programs with accurate dimensions for technical drawings or even for planning the next woodwork project. Multiple layers are a breeze. If you want to extend your drawing capability, Canvas has the capacity to go all the conceptions.

Cons

I have used this product through my whole working life as an educator in Radiology. Each version was incrementally better. There is nothing about it I don’t like.

Reasons for Choosing Canvas X Draw

Simple interface with extensive options and tools. Accurate dimensioning capability Affordable. Best in Class software backup from the Canvas Support team