The world would be very different without graphic designers. Ads would be boring, lesser creativity on your Instagram feed and most importantly, you wouldn’t be reading this blog. If you are an aspiring graphic designer, you may be wondering which are the best tools for graphic designing. Well, we have prepared this list just for you.
Adobe Photoshop: This is a no-brainer. We have all heard of it and we have also seen the creativity of wannabe’s on social media. Photoshop has countless options, tools, and settings to open up new opportunities, and to create designs. It is still the number one choice for many people. Are you one of them?
CorelDraw: We all know at least one person who uses this tool. It’s popular among Indians who have been designing for a long time. CorelDraw Graphics Suite is a jack-of-all-trades. It can handle virtually any commercial publishing need. It is not, however, the “best” at any one function.
ProCreate: If you are using an iPad, this can be the best tool for you. Specially designed to make illustrations, ProCreate is the go-to tool for almost all iPad users. Along with being really smooth and integrating really well with the Apple pencil, this tool is affordable too hence making it the popular choice.
Adobe Illustrator: If you are mainly into illustration and using a device other than an iPad, Adobe Illustrator can be your best bet. It offers 2D or 3D graphics manipulation to increase efficiency in the design workflow. It also rolls out amazon features like variable fonts, easier image cropping, stylist sets to texts to make it one of the most favourite tools.
InkScape: InkScape is a free Open Source vector image editing software. Its native file format is SVG. This free technical drawing software has quite powerful tools combined with a simple and intuitive interface for beginners. If you are looking for a free alternative to Adobe Illustrator, you can choose this tool.
You can choose a tool based on your priorities, hardware, budget and ecosystem. No matter which software you choose, flow your creativity into it and beautiful designs will come out.