Whether you do graphic design to earn a living or to simply let your creative juices flow every now and then, there are many options to choose from these days, from minimalist drawing tools to complex 3D design software. No matter what you want to create, there’s the right program for it.
Of course, not all software is created equal and when it comes to graphic design programs, there are certainly options that outshine the others. In this list, we’ve curated the absolute best, most versatile, accessible and intuitive programs for you to make use of in 2019. Let’s jump right in.
For those who specialise in creating marketing material and print advertisements, Crello is a pretty solid option. Thanks to a library of over 65 million image files, thousands of templates and hundreds of fonts, one doesn’t have to start from scratch and is always spoiled for choice.
Designers can also create animated graphics through the Crello software, which is free to try. A reasonably priced Pro version is available, which adds some additional functionality.
Graphic designers who work in a specific field will probably agree that it’s difficult to find good dedicated software for their niche. This has been the case for PCB design for a while.
Altium’s comprehensive 3d circuit design software offers a fully functional 2D and 3D design environment where you can perform every step of the process from a single application. This can save a significant amount of money and time as you don’t need more than one program to fully render and view your creations.
For something a little simpler, Gravit is a completely free application that offers a variety of illustration tools including icon designs, vectors, text and animation integration as well as logo work. This makes for a comprehensive tool for all your 2D design needs.
As the name would suggest, Vectr is a vector design tool that provides everything you need to create beautiful, fully detailed graphics. One of Vectr’s more impressive features is its ability to sync your projects online, allowing you to start a design on your PC’s browser and continue on your iPad.
And, just like the Google Docs system, you can invite and grant access to collaborators, allowing for seamless teamwork on large projects. Vectr is suitable for logo design, presentations, advertisements and brochures.
This fairly new piece of software is a great option for those who want a wide variety of functionality without paying Adobe prices. As a matter of fact, Design Wizard offers a completely free version as well as an upgraded subscription. A vast library of video, graphic and illustration options make this a solid piece of graphic design software with something for everyone.
A clean, modern and intuitive user interface is the icing on the cake for Design Wizard.
No matter what your needs, one of these pieces of software is bound to do the trick. Even if you aren’t a major graphic designer, be sure to give one of these programs a try. You may just turn a hobby into a career.