Canva is one of the most famous graphic design tools on the web. With a wide range of attractive templates and tools, you can build almost anything you want from school projects to complete social networking websites. 

Adobe Spark is another web application that lets you create equally attractive graphics. Like its counterpart, it also contains a set of tools and templates that make the journey worthwhile. 

So, in this post, we are now going to compare Canva and Adobe Spark together and see which web app is better between the two. 

Let the game begins. 

1. Image Source Options 

If you are not a photographer yourself, getting royalty free images is a bit difficult. Even if you do, it's important to find an image that matches the task at hand. This is when image search sites are widely used. 

The good thing about Canva is that it has good image search plugins in its web application. Whether you want to embed a GIF or an image from Pixabay, all you have to do is click and choose the "More" button. 

You can even use your photos on Facebook and Instagram to create stunning images. Just link different accounts and get started. 

While Adobe Spark lets you choose from a wide range of images from Pixabay and Unsplash, the process isn't as straightforward as Canva. For example, if you need to add a new photo, there isn't a handy button on the left / right panel to get the job done right away. Instead, choose the option "Search for free images", add your image type and search for it. 

At the top, there are plenty of image source options like Adobe Stock, Creative Cloud, Lightroom, Dropbox, and Google Drive. It is an add-on that allows you to use your photos without worrying about uploading them and then uploading them again. 

2. Models and Shapes 

Canva gives you a variety of options. First, you can choose the current template (Facebook posts, Instagram post, or YouTube logo). After that, you can select a post feature like love, summer, or travel. Canva will then present a large number of methods belonging to this specific category. So, you need only to pick one and get started. From element placement to text and colour, you can do a lot. 

Adobe Spark plays a slightly different game when it comes to models. Instead of selecting the template and style, you can choose the type of graphic in the first step, which will make it easier to design later.  

Besides, you can still play with different shapes of the same image. Unlike Canva, which changes the base image when you click on a shape, Spark lets you play around using predefined patterns and shapes in the same template. 

3. Forming Tools 

When talking about a graphics tool, formatting options are one of the most important tools. Fortunately, Spark and Canva let you navigate using the same tools as changing the font size, alignment, position, or rotation of a particular part of the template. You may also use these tools to design a unique poster printing, namecard or even banners.

The only thing that emerged was the ability to replace the image in Adobe Spark. Of course, this functionality of the base image of the model. If you are not happy with the current image, just click the Replace Image button to have the tool doing the rest of the image selecting task corresponding to the current model.  

This feature works even with icons and a small clipart. While replacing the base image on Canva templates is straightforward (drag and drop), you have to manually find the alternative. 

Otherwise, both tools let you apply filters to base images. Adobe Spark doesn't just let you blur an image, but you can crop or straighten your photos as well.