Adobe Spark is one of the best and easy-to-use tools for creating visually appealing graphics for social media. The service is very popular among influencers and emerging social media artists. Although Adobe offers a free version of the service, the company has brought several customization tools for Adobe Spark under the highly priced Creative Cloud umbrella.
Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool for creating attractive images to share on social media. But, if you are looking to break out of the Adobe ecosystem, here are some great free Adobe Spark alternatives that you can check out.
Canva is often compared to Adobe Spark and is a good alternative. The service has more than 55 million monthly active users and provides access to more than 75 million stored images. The service is easy to use, and since it’s cross-platform, you can start your project on one device and continue working on another.
With its huge asset library, you can create anything from personalized social media posts to engaging presentations. The service even allows you to collaborate with others on a project.
Canva includes thousands of premium fonts, text styles, stored images, and more to spoil you (and sometimes confuse you). You don’t have to leave the app to find anything on the web.
Canva is available on the web and has apps available for most operating systems, including iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows. The images on the free tier are marked with a watermark, and you will have to pay $1 to remove the watermarks from each featured asset in your project.
Canva also offers Canva Pro for $12.95 per month, which gives you access to an unlimited number of premium images, custom templates, branding kit, and more. You can also try Canva Pro for free for one month.
2. PABLO BY BUFFER
Pablo is a simple and straightforward graphic design tool by Buffer, a well-known social media management tool. Simplicity is key with Pablo, the service does not require creating an account, and you can get started right away as soon as you open the site.
You can upload a custom image, or search from over 600,000 images on its website, apply some pre-installed filters, optionally, and add text/quotes. The image is easily available for download, and you can share it directly via Buffer as well. Pablo is one of the best ways to edit photos for social media on the go.
Pablo is accessible via the web, and if you have to work offline, Buffer offers a Google Chrome extension that you can install on your Windows, macOS, or Linux laptop.
Desygner offers some of the most advanced features, all with ease of use. It has many templates available, and the service also allows you to import pre-built PSD and SVG files.
Desygner allows you to convert your graphic to other sizes with the click of a button. Let’s say you designed a Facebook post on Desygner, and now you have to upload the same to Instagram, but since the service is more adapted to vertical content, you will have to design everything again. In Desygner, with the click of a button, you can quickly change the size of the drawing to other sizes.
Desygner is free to use across the web. It has standalone apps, but they are only available for iOS and Android. The service also offers a paid plan that will cost you $4.95 per month when paid annually and will give you access to stock photos, social media scheduling, and plenty of attractive templates. Go ahead, give it a try, and we’re sure you’ll still be impressed.
Piktochart is one of the best chart generators available on the entire internet. The service offers an intuitive tutorial upon registration. It boasts a huge library resource that contains helpful blogs, video tutorials, and even a channel dedicated to educating users on how to use Piktochart.
Piktochart allows you to download the drawing as “blocks” so that you can use the individual resource elsewhere. Moreover, you can also collaborate with others on a project.
Aside from templates for Instagram and Facebook, Piktochart allows you to create charts for specific things like financial forecasts or investor presentations.
Piktochart is free to use, but if you want to take advantage of the advanced features, the service will cost $25 per month.
Snappa is another great alternative to Adobe Spark. Not only does Snappa give you access to over a million stored images and vectors, but the service stands out due to its rich text and font library.
It has a close integration with all the major social networks, making it easy for you to organize posts and content within the Snappa app. It features all of Adobe Spark’s tools, including text editing, grid view, and a magnetic element selection tool, but besides those tools, Snappa has a bit of extra customization here and there.
The only thing that stands out is the “Popular” tab that you can find in several options, such as color picker and image picker. It lists all the required choices among social media users and influencers, which you can use to bring your content in line with ongoing trends.
Snappa is also accessible via the web, and the company says it’s in the middle of developing standalone desktop apps. You can even try its Pro plan, which will cost you $10 per month. Snappa currently offers four months free on its Pro plans when you pay for a year’s subscription.
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