What Graphic Design Software Should I Use in 2020?
Graphic designers everywhere will ask the question: What is the best graphic design software this year? I have compiled the most complete graphic design software list in 2020 just for you. Below you will find the: The best raster and vector graphics editors Free online graphic design software and paid Their top features Pricing plans PROs and CONs Without further ado, here are the best graphic design tools in 2020: 1. Adobe Photoshop Platform: Desktop & iPad Pricing Plan: starting at $20.99/mo Description Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular and used graphics editing software. It was developed and published by Adobe Incorporation. Its uses are not only limited to graphics editing alone, but digital art as a whole. PROS Very widely used. This means that there are a lot of learning resources. Best resources for learning Photoshop can be found at the Adobe Website, PSDDude Photoshop Tutorials and Tuts . It has probably the most advanced engine for photo editing. In recent years Adobe perfected its machine learning & AI assist (Adobe Sensei Engine) that can do automated photo editing (content aware fill, content aware scale, etc) Batch processing with Photoshop actions Supports masks, alpha compositing and several tools CONS Quite costly and you need a powerful computer. Updates are mandatory which means that in theory you are not allowed to use versions older than the latest. This creates some nasty problems with incompatible features (eg. old actions might not work anymore) Has limited and selected features for iPad users Limited support for raster and vector images like SVG files. Can be very intimidating for a beginner graphic designer 2. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) Platform: Desktop/Tablet Pricing Plan: FREE Description GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a graphic designing and editing software used for image editing and retouching. It can also be used to perform specialized editing and digital art designs. PROS It’s free and easy enough to use Opens almost all file formats Wide range of tools and features Easily expandable and supports command line batch mode CONS May not have all features and user tools user needs to complete a task Interface is cluttered and almost jam packed Difficult to work with text Unstable and prone to crashing in some installations 3. Corel Draw Platform: Desktop/iPad Pricing Plan: $198/yr Description CorelDRAW is a vector graphics editor used to create logos, flexes, invitation cards and any kind of vector designing based on the lining. It has a wide range of existing images and logos that can be customized. PROS Very effective tool to design two dimensional images such as posters and logos Allows user to create customized logos and posters Allows users to import/export images User friendly interface Good for beginners and easy to use. CONS Has many features that might take a long time to learn. » Read More
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