There are tools that facilitate what until a few years ago seemed almost impossible for those who were not familiar with graphic design programs or software. And if you’re a designer, you surely know that new tools are always being created.
Have you thought that, although it seems difficult, you can create useful graphic pieces for your work or business?
but attention: Although many tasks you can do yourself, we do not mean that you will become a professional expert overnight, there are quite specialized tasks that will require the intervention of an expert.
In this article, we will share with you a list of graphic design programs so that you can start exploring and using the one that best suits your needs, even without being a specialist. Here you will find free and paid tools.
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Free graphic design programs
It describes itself as an open design and composition program, it allows you to create interactive and animated presentations. Since its creation in 2001, they have supported learners and developers with a tool focused on graphic design.
Available for various operating systems, this tool is reliable and within their website you will be able to know several projects developed in it. The only unfavorable point is that it is not available in Spanish.
Just like Scribus, this too is a free open source tool. Its tools have functions similar to what you find in Adobe Illustrator, for example.
They have a community in Spanish that can be useful for you to start, and from what we have seen over theremention enough the good usability of this program.
“Simple for beginners, powerful for experts.” They are one of the pioneers in the field of free open source design programs, although their page is not available in Spanish, it is possible to install a plugin with the language in the tool.
With this program it is possible to convert images to other formats, create presentations, scan and print in large format, among others.
Their idea of making graphic design accessible to everyone has made them one of the most downloaded vector editing tools.
They believe in the rapid learning curve that hobbyists have had with the use of this tool until they become experts.
Although it is not available in Spanish, it is undoubtedly one of the best free tools out there.
Known and used by many, this is an excellent tool that will save you in more than one hurry and will also help you become an expert. Although it does not work as a program, but as a web application, its creation possibilities are endless.
Can you create your account for free, but there are some features and tools that you will need to pay for.
Their tool is very intuitive and they have a lot of content in Spanish where they teach you step by step how to create great designs.
Paid graphic design programs
Without a doubt, one of the best known tools among graphic designers. Its potential is unimaginable thanks to vector editing, which means that an image can be created or intervened regardless of its size.
Its versatility to operate on various operating systems and its integration with other Adobe Cloud tools make it one of the most used, and although it may seem complex, there are plenty of courses and materials available on the web to learn how to work with it.
In fact, there are graphic designers whose specialty is working with this tool due to the great potential and possibilities it offers.
To encourage you to get to know part of its functions, they offer a free trial version.
It is almost impossible not to think of this word when thinking of an edited photo, and that is because thanks to it, it is possible to do wonders (even high-quality memes).
Like Illustrator, it belongs to Adobe Cloud, which allows you to work simultaneously and complement each other.
Although the complexity of use, as with Illustrator, requires preparation, there is a lot of content related to how to learn to use this powerful tool.
It also offers a free trial version.
In the same way that there are programs from the Adobe family, Corel also has programs focused on design, this is one of the favorites among professional designers.
A big limitation for this program is that it is only available for Windows. Similar to Illustrator with the ability to manipulate images in a vector way, this program is used by hobbyists and experts in graphic design.
It has a friendly interface that makes it easy to learn and has a free trial version.
In this list we mention some of the most famous tools that exist to work with graphic design, and although the work done by professionals in the area should always be respected and valued, there are tools that can help either develop an idea for a project or to be a self-taught graphic design enthusiast.
Although some tools may seem limited, it is worth thinking about whether you really need a paid tool, even more so if you do not have much knowledge of graphic design programs.
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