Who would have thought that the design giant Adobe will create their own Canva? It is easy to see why the simple-to-use and user friendly ebook cover design tool Canva is so successful, and it is actually not that big a surprise that Adobe – usually known for endless options, hidden settings and taking years to master – decided to join the flow introducing Adobe Spark.
Read on to learn how to design a beautiful ebook cover with this easy to use tool on your computer, tablet, or straight from your mobile, and compare Adobe Spark to Canva.
If you are a newbie to cover design, we recommend that you also check out our cover design masterpost to help you avoid common mistakes.
(Article was updated on May 22, 2018.)
Adobe Spark: what is it?
Adobe Spark is a powerful Creative Cloud tool priced from free to £10 a month – it is already obvious from the pricing that this one tool is not aimed at professional designers but students, marketers, bloggers and small businesses (including writers and publishers) for their smaller scale design needs.
The suite contains of Page for web stories, Video for graphic videos and Post for any kind of graphic material you would normally use PhotoShop for.
Platform: iOS (Spark app), cloud using any browser
Uploading your own images: yes
Stock images: access to Adobe Stock and free images (around 90 million pictures)
Pricing: free (with Adobe logo), 10 GBP per month