Topic 4 Free to use and paid tools

Finally, in the next slide, you will see how to design a project.

But firstly, I would like to introduce you to some tools that may be useful if you want to start a fantastic career as graphic designer.

Tools: pen and paper (way better to start with them than on a computer!)

Softwares (you may find plans for students or other offers):

  • Free: GIMP, Inkscape, Figma, Canva, Adobe Express
  • Subscription: Adobe Creative Cloud, Corel Draw
  • One-off payment: Affinity, Corel Draw

Fonts: FontJoy (very helpful to pair fonts), FontSquirrel, Typespiration, Dafont, Google Fonts and Adobe Fonts (you  need a subscription to login).

Colour palettes: Coolors, Adobe Color, Contrast Checker

Inspiration and benchmark: Behance, Dribbble, Baubauhaus, Awwwards