To help you choose the best programs for graphic designers, we have separated, in the next paragraphs, some of the best options available on the market.

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1. Canva

Canva is a freely available program. The Canva is easy to use and can be operated entirely on the Internet, ie, no need to do any installation on your computer.

Excellent alternative for those who are not very familiar with other graphic design software. With 5 years of operation,Canva has already reached the mark of 10 million users in 197 countries (including Brazil). Users have access to several free layouts that can be used to leverage a Digital Marketing strategy.

2. Adobe Photoshop

Probably Photoshop is the most used image editing program in the world. You may not even know how to operate it, but you have heard of this software. Among its features are editing and processing photos and editorial images , as well as some functions of vector programs . Thus, it is possible to create layouts, animations, photo montages, color correction and brightness in images, among other options that make it extremely important for design demands.

There are different versions of this program in applications. 

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Adobe Photoshop Express 

has photo editing tools, by which you can adjust the contrast, exposure and color balance. There are also controls for sharpness, reflections, shadows, temperature, hue and vibration. Large, .raw files are supported. 

Adobe Photoshop Mix

with it, it is quick and easy to cut, combine and merge photos to create images with multiple layers. There are more than twelve visuals that can be applied to selected areas or the entire photo. Adobe Photoshop Mix works with most Photoshop blend modes and maintains the layers of original photos.

Adobe Photoshop Sketch

with this app, you can draw with pencils, pens, markers, erasers, acrylic brushes, chalk, watercolor and paint. Create illustrations that can be sent as layered files to other programs, such as Adobe Photoshop CC or Adobe Illustrator CC.

Adobe Photoshop Fix

make powerful touches and restorations on images on your phone, in a simple way. You can also correct, smooth, distort, light and make other edits and adjustments. 

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

offers tools for you to capture, edit and enhance any photo or image on your phone. In it, you can adjust exposure, lighting, contrast and sharpness, for example. The application is very easy and practical to use, besides being completely free app and giving the idea to share the images on social networks. 

3. Adobe Capture CC

With this Adobe application, you can capture, edit and share created design assets, including brushes, colors, filters and shapes, for use in apps, such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. With it, it is possible to extract color themes from the photos, change the presets based on the color theory and make changes with the RGB and HSB sliders. In addition, you can convert what you see or drew into vector graphics.

4. CorelDraw

Basically, it is software that has as main objective to create vector images. It is an alternative to Adobe Illustrator (the next item on this list), especially for novice designers, who find a program that is easy to use and at a relatively low cost.

Among the producer creations with this software are:

  • banners
  • cards
  • leaflets
  • illustrations
  • layouts
  • and other possibilities

5. Adobe Illustrator

Currently, Adobe Illustrator is considered the vector program with the best application in the world. Which makes it the most efficient application in your field. In addition, it is integrated with other software in the Adobe family, such as Photoshop.

In general, Adobe Illustrator allows the creation and formatting of:

  • banners
  • cards
  • leaflets
  • illustrations
  • informative
  • newspapers
  • layouts
  • social media posts
  • magazines
  • among other possibilities of graphic products

6. Grunt

This program is a task executor and is very efficient for the web designer , as it helps in the steps of building a website. Thus, it generates facilities in a process that is often repetitive and time-consuming in the routine of a programming professional .

7. Behance

This app allows users to share and view their projects. You can find a variety of artistic materials and find references and inspirations for your work. It is also possible to share projects and access work on topography, industrial design and sound design. In addition, Behance is free.

8. Snapseed

Developed by Google, Snapseed is a great photo editor, offering all the tools you need to edit photos and images on your smartphone. In addition, there are filters and effects to put on the photos the way the user wants. It is also free.

9. Adobe Illustrator Draw

Adobe Illustrator Draw is perfect to have on your phone, especially if you are already familiar with Adobe Illustrator on your computer. With it, you work with several layers to create images and make drawings with different types of brush, of adjustable size, color and opacity. The app is practical and free to create wherever you want.

10. Autodesk SketchBook

This application offers several types of brushes and tools to create art on devices that have the Android system. The arts can be done anywhere you are using the app. It is free and with all functions released. 

11. MyPantone

With the “MyPantone” app, you can access the Pantone table wherever you want! See more than 13,000 colors and create palettes that can be shared with customers and friends. Using your phone’s camera, you can make records and, thus, the application extracts the colors close to the captured image. In the settings of MyPantone, you can adjust so that the colors are as true to reality as possible. In addition, there is the function of automatically creating harmonious color combinations. 

12. What The Font

The app allows searching and comparing typography, with easy access to different sources through photos taken. For example, if you found a typography you loved, just point the camera at it and What The Font can identify what the font is.