The right Graphic Design Tools are essential. Today we explore the most innovative ones.
Whether you are an entrepreneur, artist, or designer, we all have the desire for self-fulfillment which is not a bad thing. The only way we can achieve this is by using tools which make work easier and efficient. Whatever your career, you are sure to find tools to perform all your duties.
This includes website design. This sector is very diverse and complex and without tools, nothing can be achieved. People are always looking for ways to implement new ideas in their websites to enhance delivery or make the website look stylish.
There are several tools available for a designer to build a firm foundation to communicate simple and complex ideas. The tools also make work really easy. The difference between a masterpiece and work of art is the tool used to actualize both ideas.
So without further ado, here are several graphic design tools to help developers in their trade.
ProofHub is an awesome proofing tool for graphic design services. We all know the hectic work that goes into creating and implementing different designs. These include discussions on a particular design, framework drafting, making changes to the design and so much more. Before it reaches a level of perfection, a particular design would have gone through several processes including proofing. That is where ProoflHub comes in.
This tool helps designers manage their designing tasks seamlessly. A client may want to make a few changes in the website design like adding color to certain portions of a web page or changing the font. You won’t need to send countless emails seeking approvals and feedback. The back and forth communication is really reduced using this online proofing tool.
Photoshop is used to enhance the appearance of your images giving them extra juice to make them pop. This greatly improves your design bringing out effects that capture different imaginations.
Adobe Photoshop for all graphic designers is a simple tool that helps designers to manipulate digital photos with confidence, complementing the artistic style. It’s a powerful tool for creating print and patterned images. Photoshop allows graphic designers to:
- Be confident in their project delivery
- Benefit from new and exciting insights
- Use your drawing to create digital artwork
- Discover new angles to improve your designs
- Accelerate the designing process
- Learn and remember
- Get daily email tips on how to improve your creativity
Photoshop has evolved to be a trusted and reliable powerhouse for professional and upcoming graphic designers since its inception in 1988.
DesignBold is a simplified version of Photoshop that is user-friendly with so many options for design generation. With it, designers can use the drag-and-drop element to create stunning and stylish designs.
It has a massive library of about 12,088 customizable layouts along with myriad design resources. You can create your logo or header or any other website aspect you wish to implement. It’s an affordable alternative to Photoshop both amateurs and professionals.
This tool is perfect for online image editing and poster designing for any invitation. Regardless of basic editing you want to be done, Fotor will handle it with perfection.
From one-tap enhancement to making important business promotion posters, this tool has everything needed to give you a great designing experience. All you have to do is upload your own image and use its stock photos and images. Once done you may add some stickers to enhance customization.
Some of the features that graphic designers will enjoy in this tool include:
- Cloud saving
- Design stickers
- Text and fonts
If you want to create logos, icons, and sketches, Illustrator is the best tool for the job. To increase the efficiency of your design’s workflow, it uses 2D and 3D image manipulation. Illustrator is used by both digital artists and graphic designers to create numerous digital products in any kind of sector.
With an array of tools to implement different projects, Adobe Illustrator remains one of the tools you can count on for all your projects.
Some of its features include:
- Variable fonts,
- Faster document creation
- Easier image cropping
- Stylist sets to texts
- Stability enhancements
- Modern user experience and many more
In today’s graphic design work, prototyping plays an important part in website designing workflow and that is what Marvel does. Using Marvel, you can build any design from scratch and hence sync it in cloud storage. Its learning curve is quite intuitive and any designer both amateur and professional can master on it. All you need to do is sketch, use canvas to design, and add desired transitions into your design and you are done.
As a graphic designer, you can count on this awesome tool to edit images on the go. This is particularly useful for those with innovative minds.
It is packed with countless innovations for designers to explore and find out what works best and what doesn’t. Some of its outstanding features include:
- Simplified image editing tools
- Elegant single-window interface
- Intelligent image editing capabilities
It’s perfect for building multiple projects with different design due to its intuitiveness moving, resizing and arranging layers.
Graphic design is a complex field that requires accuracy and creativity. You may have all the best ideas in the world but may fail to implement them owing to lack of effective design tools. These are just a few of effective graphic design tools that will realize your potential as a designer. The good news is that they are all affordable and anyone can use them.
Watch this space for updates in the Hacks category on Running Wolf’s Rant.
To stay in the loop, subscribe to our Newsletter.
Alternatively, feel free to check out our Featured Posts or scroll down to view posts related to this one.
If you live in South Africa and you're looking for a live music gig or music festival to attend, feel free to check The SA Gig Guide on our sister site (SA Music Zone).
You're also welcome to feed your brain some knowledge on our other sister site, (Interesting Facts).