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/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Canvas X Draw

User-friendly - learn fast with dynamic help functions
Feature rich - all the tools you need to get the job done
Versatile - raster and vector graphics in a single app
Great value - just $99 for the complete graphics package

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

English, Japanese

Pricing starting from:

US$99.00/one-time

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Canvas X Draw Software - Why buy multiple graphics packages when there’s one application that does it all?  With Canvas X Draw you get professional vector graphics and rich photo-editing tools in a single, easy to use application.
Canvas X Draw Software - With Canvas X Draw you get professional vector graphics and rich photo-editing tools in a single, easy to use application.
Canvas X Draw Software - Create intricate images and illustrations using multiple layers in your Canvas documents. Layers make it simple to edit and experiment with individual elements of your design without disrupting the parts you want to keep.
Canvas X Draw Software - Get started fast with an extensive template library. Create flow-charts, flyers, and floor-plans. Design business cards and brochures, menus and maps. Whatever you need to create, Canvas has a template to help you get the job done.
Canvas X Draw Software - Canvas X Draw brand styling
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Canvas X Draw Software - Why buy multiple graphics packages when there’s one application that does it all?  With Canvas X Draw you get professional vector graphics and rich photo-editing tools in a single, easy to use application.
Canvas X Draw Software - With Canvas X Draw you get professional vector graphics and rich photo-editing tools in a single, easy to use application.
Canvas X Draw Software - Create intricate images and illustrations using multiple layers in your Canvas documents. Layers make it simple to edit and experiment with individual elements of your design without disrupting the parts you want to keep.
Canvas X Draw Software - Get started fast with an extensive template library. Create flow-charts, flyers, and floor-plans. Design business cards and brochures, menus and maps. Whatever you need to create, Canvas has a template to help you get the job done.
Canvas X Draw Software - Canvas X Draw brand styling
Canvas X Draw Software - Canvas X Draw image editing

Features

Total features of Canvas X Draw: 8

  • CAD Tools
  • Custom Brushes
  • Data Visualization Software
  • Design Templates
  • Image Editing
  • Pattern, Color & Art Storage
  • Search/Filter
  • Text Editing

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5
(105)
Value for Money
4.4/5
Features
4.5/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support Software
4.4/5

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  • Industry: Defense & Space
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Solid drawing package for Mac

Reviewed on 2021-02-03

Overall the product fills a niche need between a Powerpoint and an Autocad in a very elegant and...

Overall the product fills a niche need between a Powerpoint and an Autocad in a very elegant and simple way, without the complexity of an Illustrator, which is why I have used it for so long.

Pros

I am a longtime user for Canvas for Mac dating to the 1990's. It has long been for me the best option for engineering drawings and annotations. I use Canvas for generating block diagrams, patent illustrations, and generally drawings that don't require a full CAD package like Autocad, but beyond what a Powerpoint can do. I also use it for imaging editing. It is still the best option on the Mac even after these years. It's important to me to have a standalone product on my Mac rather than a web based product like a SmartDraw for sensitive drawings I don't feel comfortable with in a web based environment. For many of my drawings I need precision and Canvas has always done a great job with that.

This latest version of Canvas X Draw for Mac is still super fast, still easy to use, excellent quality. I use it all of the time, important part of the overall tools I use to generate customer product. I also appreciate that they do offer a non-subscription version of the product. So far the customer service has also been excellent and very responsive.

Cons

Canvas has gone through many owners (Deneba, ACD, now Canvas GFX). One of the things lost since the Deneba days were the excellent tutorial products. The current owners are trying to rebuild the tutorials through some very good videos, but they have a ways to go given the tremendous number of detailed tools that Canvas possesses. Sometimes there is a particular look I'm trying to achieve and historically these tutorials have been super valuable in helping me figure out how to achieve that look.

Randall H.
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  • Industry: Consumer Goods
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support Software
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Critique of Canvas X Draw

Reviewed on 2021-02-01

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

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

Reviewed on 2021-02-03

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
Aleksandar D.
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Interesting merge of vector and CAD ilustration tool

Reviewed on 2022-04-09

In our magazine we use Canvas X Draw for chart ilustration making. It works perfectly and charts/gra...

In our magazine we use Canvas X Draw for chart ilustration making. It works perfectly and charts/graphs are very nice and with precise interpretation of data. For us, it is very important.

Pros

CAD file import and postediting in Canvas X Draw document is the most "welcome" in vector illustrating tools market. Canvas open numerous different CAD formats, and you can easily integrate that illustrations in you design.

Cons

Canvas X Draw did not support UNICODE ... and it is the greatest problem with all standalone versions till now.

Reasons for Switching to Canvas X Draw

For chart making, with good pdf export in PDF 1.7 format, Corel X Draw is the best.
Gerard B.
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  • Industry: Entertainment
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Better than it was, still not great

Reviewed on 2021-01-26

It works for what I do, mostly technical drawings. I had been looking for another app when it...

It works for what I do, mostly technical drawings. I had been looking for another app when it looked like Deneba was going to drop support for Canvas and Mac. I am glad they stuck with it and came up with a good upgrade

Pros

The drawing/drafting portion is very good, and has gotten much better through all the iterations from Canvas X onward. It mostly all just works, drawing, importing, exporting. It is pretty intuitive, especially if you have used other drawing apps. It is now at a place i wish it had been several years ago. The team seems to finally thrown their support behind this version for the Mac and I hope it continues. I don't use the page layout part very much, but it seems to be ok.

Cons

The photo editing part is terrible, not much changed over the years. It is usable for very simple tasks. Not anywhere close to Photoshop, which I usually fall back to if I need to do anything involved. It could use a lot of work to improve it.

Alternatives Considered

Affinity Designer

Reasons for Switching to Canvas X Draw

I have been using Canvas for years and have tons of drawings that I needed to be able to convert. Staying with Draw was the logical choice, if it had been any good.
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Canvas X Draw offers the following pricing plans:

$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, 1,001-5,000

Canvas X Draw supports the following languages:

English, Japanese

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 Software, Phone Support

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