The 10 best design apps for Windows!
Design is one of the best mediums to showcase one’s creativity. It has multiple aspects and it allows an individual to create anything and everything. Social Media has been a huge blessing for numerous aspiring designers because they were provided with an interactive platform to exhibit their creations. In this blog, I will talk about the 10 best design apps for Windows.
Adobe Photoshop CC
Dominating the profession for the last three decades, Photoshop is undeniably the go-to software for design studios, and you’ll struggle to get a job without knowing how to use it. If you’re a freelancer, of course, you have more scope for using other tools in your day today, but it will probably be difficult to avoid it altogether. It’s also been made faster and more efficient in operation, and perhaps most significantly, the latest version contains small but important tweaks to speed up your workflow.
Adobe Illustrator CC
First launched in 1987, Illustrator has been the natural companion to Photoshop for generations of illustrators and graphic designers, and it’s long been considered the standard vector drawing tool for the industry. The latest version, for example, comes with a Freeform Gradients tool that makes it super-easy to create rich gradients and a Global Editing feature that lets you simultaneously make changes across all instances of a similar object.
This is a vector graphics tool that was fast, powerful and intuitive, and as useful for print design as it was digital. Just one problem: this one was Mac-only. In November 2016, Affinity Designer was released for Windows. While some capabilities in Illustrator are missing, such as object warping, the majority of what you can do in Adobe’s tool, you can do in Affinity Designer.
Affinity Photo provides an alternative to Photoshop for image editing. And it’s a pretty familiar experience. Brushes, layers, masks, for example, are all treated in the same way as in Adobe’s tool.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite 2019
Its standout improvement has been the LiveSketch tool: an innovative line drawing solution for designers and illustrators who want to bypass producing thumbnails on paper and freely sketch-out vector art at the source; this is particularly useful on a drawing tablet. A cool feature in CorelDRAW includes Colour Harmony, which lets you change the look of an object from one group of complementary colors to another.
These are some of the best design apps available for aspiring designers and creators in the market. I personally have been a fan of Adobe Photoshop, although I am far from being proficient in it. What do you all think of these design applications?