Our top choice of the perfect free graphic design software
Despite the fact that graphic design software is costly and some students or those who wanted to have theirs could not afford it. But that doesn’t mean that those who can’t afford to splash out on one-off payments or commit to subscriptions have to go without – there is some excellent free graphic design software out there with features to rival the big name packages.
And depending on what you’re trying to achieve, even if you’ve already shelled out for paid-for creative apps like Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite – which we highly recommend you get if you can – you may still find these free tools useful.
Here are our best free graphic design tools – divided into sections for creating vector art, editing images, creating data visualisations and other useful tools you might like – use the menu above to navigate to the section you want.
01. Gravit Designer
Gravit Designer is a full-featured vector design app suitable for all manner of jobs, from screen and icon designs through to presentations, illustration and animation.
With a clean and intuitive interface that adjusts itself as you need it, this free graphic design software packs a wealth of tools for creating detailed and beautiful vector imagery, including non-destructive booleans, a knife tool and path graphs, plus multiple fills and blending modes, and a powerful text engine.