DesignCap is an online graphic design software using which you can create custom designs from a large collection of available templates. With this tool, you can let your creative juices flow and speed up your designing process to make attractive graphic designs for your business, event, social media, and more.
If you are not a professional designer or if you don’t have the advanced graphic designing skills, DesignCap is the perfect tool to get started. This tool is very easy to use. And best of all, you can get started for free.
In this DesignCap review, we are going to have a look at the important features this design tool has to offer, the available templates, pricing structure and more. Let’s get started.
A quick disclaimer: We are on the DesignCap’s Plus plan. So some of the features you see here may not be available in the DesignCap FREE plan.
We will start this DesignCap review by having a closer look at the available templates inside the DesignCap library. When we logged inside our DesignCap account we were pleasantly surprised to see a large collection of templates.
There are thousands of pre-made templates (if we are not mistaken) which are arranged into different categories based on your marketing requirements and design needs. The important categories we came across are as follows.
Marketing & Event Category Templates
- Business Card
- Facebook Ad
Social Media Graphic Category
- YouTube Channel Art
- YouTube Thumbnail
- Facebook Cover
- Twitter Header
- Tumblr Banner
- Email Header
- Facebook Post
- Instagram Post
- Pinterest Graphic
How to Create a Design using the DesignCap Tool?
Now let’s see how to create a beautiful graphic using the DesignCap tool. As mentioned earlier, it is an easy-to-use app and is beginner-friendly. To create any kind of design using the DesignCap, you just need to accomplish 3 simple steps.
1.Select a Template
Depending on the type of design you need, you can choose a template from thousands of available design templates under various categories.
2. Customize the Template
To customize the chosen template you just need to click on the element on the template and then edit it. As simple as that. You can also add extra elements to the templates and remove the ones you don’t need. Oh, and also you can add photos to your graphic.
Don’t have your own media files? No problem. You can choose one from the available collection of thousands of photos from inside the DesignCap interface.
3. Publish It
Once your design is ready, you can download it to your computer or publish it online.
Now let’s see how simple it is to create a design in DesignCap, by giving you an actual demonstration.
Let’s get started by clicking on the ‘Get Started Now’ button on the home page. Remember that we have already logged into our account.
On the next page, we can either create a design using one of the many available pre-made templates or create a design from scratch. Let’s get started with a pre-made template.
For this demo, let’s design a YouTube thumbnail. The YouTube thumbnail templates are available in the ‘social media graphics’ section inside the DesignCap dashboard.
Let’s choose a template and start customizing it.
Here’s what the inside of DesignCap work area looks like.
We have a central working canvas where all the editing takes place. The templates available in our chosen category are shown on the left side of the central canvas. The tools panel is on the extreme left.
The tools panel contains the following.
- Upload options
- Background customization options
Now, to start customizing the chosen template, we just need to click on the element and edit it. For example, if we want to change the text, just click on the text element and add the text you want.
Similarly, we can edit each element of the template.
We also have total control over how the photo in our design looks. There are a ton of customization options and photo filters available inside DesignCap that help us to enhance the photo’s appearance.
We can adjust the contrast, opacity, exposure, brightness, etc. There are a number of image filters too. We can also rotate the image or flip it.
Once you are done with the editing part, just save your project and download it to your computer. We can download our design in JPG, PNG and PDF formats.
Here’s what we created using DesignCap. It hardly took us 5-10 minutes, to come up with this simple Youtube thumbnail design.
Now, let’s see how much DesignCap costs and what are the different plans.
DesignCap Plans and Pricing
DesignCap has 3 different membership options. Free, Basic and the Plus plan.
DesignCap Free Plan
This is the starter level plan. As the name suggests, you can use DesignCap for free, with this plan. With the free plan, you get access to the following.
- You will have access to limited design templates
- Limited access to the stock media library
- You can upload 5 images
- You can save up to 5 designs
- You can export your projects in JPG formats only
The Basic Plan
The DesignCap Basic plan will cost you $4.99 per month with the yearly plan and $8.99 per month with the monthly billing cycle. You can save up to $48/year with the annual subscription. The Basic plan has the following features.
- You get access to unlimited templates
- Access to unlimited stock icons
- Access to unlimited modules
- Can export files in high-resolution PNG & PDF
- You can have up to 100 image uploads
- Can save up to 100 designs
The Plus Plan
The DesignCap Plus plan will cost you $5.99/month with the yearly billing cycle and $12.99/month with the monthly billing plan. You can save up to $84 every year, with the annual subscription.
The DesignCap Plus plan gives you access to the following.
- Unlimited templates
- Unlimited stock icons
- Unlimited modules
- High-res PNG & PDF exports
- You can upload your fonts
- You can have 1,000 image uploads
- You can save up to 1,000 designs
Are There Any Negatives?
There are no major drawbacks with the DesignCap software. However, one thing we would like to see in the future is an increase in the number of pre-made templates in the DesignCap Plus plan.
For example, when we searched for the ‘blog banner’ templates, which is a very popular templates category in some of the other major design software, there were none to be found. There were no exclusive blog banner and blog graphic templates. So that’s something we noticed, which can be improved. Apart from that everything else looks solid.
DesignCap Vs Other Popular Platforms
The main difference between DesignCap and some of the other popular online design software is pricing. For example, if you buy the pro membership on a platform like Canva it is going to cost you $9.95 per month with the annual subscription.
Whereas DesignCap’s Plus plan, which is their highest level plan, will cost you only $5.99/month with the annual subscription. That’s a significant price difference.
DesignCap Review Verdict
DesignCap is a great place to start your journey into the world of graphic designing. As you have already noticed, it is a very easy tool to use and is newbie-friendly. If you are a beginner blogger or a wannabe digital marketer, this online design software can be a perfect choice.
Best of all, you don’t have to pay anything to get started today. Start with their free plan and then upgrade to the DesignCap plus plan (preferably), once you get the hang of it. We liked the software and we are sure you will like it too.
You can also have a look at this free online video maker software from the same team. It’s really good too.