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Tools to help you build beautiful graphics

Whether you’re doing it yourself, working with experts, or have a virtual assistant, you’ll likely need to use one of these graphic design solutions. Great graphic designing catches the audience’s eye, makes them want to stay on your page, and learn more about your services/product.

  • 0to255 — Is a free tool for finding similar shades to any color. Great for hover states, borders, gradients, etc. Just click a color on the grid that you would like to use, and the color hex’s code will be copied to your clipboard. The founder of this tool designed this to help web designers find their color and color hex code easier.
  • Adobe Color Wheel — A color palette creator. You can use the color wheel to find colors that you like, and a create color palette tool will be active to make a harmonic balance color palette for the base color that you chose. This can be saved into Creative Cloud after signing in. You can use your saved color themes in Adobe products, for example; Photoshop, Illustrator, Fresco, etc. You can also discover color trends within different industries, like Fashion, Architecture, Game Design, Illustration, and more. Great to see what other businesses are using and what is popular right now.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud — Industry standard pro apps and services for video, design, photography, and the web. A collection of over 20 desktop and mobile apps and services for photography, design, video, web, UX, and more. You can take your ideas to new places with Photoshop on the iPad, draw and paint with Adobe Fresco, and design for 3D and AR.
  • Adobe Fonts — Also previously known as Typekit, is a subscription font library. You can find your favorite fonts and use them anywhere, for personal and business use. All fonts are included with a Creative Cloud plan, which means you have unlimited access to how many fonts you use. No hidden fees, and everything is licensed and ready to be used.
  • Adobe Lightroom CC —  This tool is a cloud-based service that gives you edit, organize, store, and share your photos across desktop, mobile, and web.
  • Blush — Easily create and customize stunning illustrations with collections made by artists across the globe. Try it, it’s kind of fun.
  • Canva — DIY graphic design site. This app and site offers templates for social media posts, stories, presentations, flyers, posters, and more to help with designing and marketing.
  • Creative Market — A marketplace to buy graphics, photos, templates, themes, fonts, and more.
  • Design Seeds — Color palette and inspiration library. Can help give you an idea for a specific color scheme/palette.
  • Dribbble — Is a community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects, as well as a place to hire professional designers.
  • Easel.Ly — Turn your written content and data into shareable infographics. You can create reports that people will actually read, spice up your next big presentation, get more people to share your content, help customers understand your product, and make a resumé that hiring managers can not ignore.
  • Envato Elements — A subscription service for unlimited graphics, photos, slides, videos, themes, audio files, and more.
  • Figma — A collaborative design platform for teams who build products and websites together. Allows everyone to unit within the creative process. This is all through the cloud, and both of you can be working on the same project at the same time. No need to send a project back and forth.
  • GraphicSprings — Free online logo design software. Have access to high-quality logo templates that are categorized by industry and are originally created by employees from GraphicSprings. You have access to edit the graphics and texts that are user-friendly. For $19.99 you can download the logo and have unlimited access.
  • Inspireframe — Simple website prototype mockups. You have access to mix and match the best parts of the best websites, instead of having many tabs open of the websites that inspire you.
  • Invision — Digital Product Design platform, workflow, and collaboration tool. Collaborate in real time on an endless digital whiteboard. A tool to have you create interactive prototypes.
  • Kapwing — A collaborative platform for creating images, videos, and GIFS. All in one workspace to manage assets.
  • MyFonts — Download web fonts and desktop fonts. Over 130,000 available fonts, and counting.
  • PicMonkey — DIY Graphic Design site. Use your own or choose a stock photo from the site, and tweak the exposure, touch up portraits, and add effects (i.e., attention-grabbing thumbnails and cover images). Can create your logo and business cards.
  • Miro — A virtual whiteboard and remote collaboration tool. This enables telecommuting to the next level. This tool can help make a remote meeting more creative, involved, productive. Those that have access to the link can add their thoughts, be part of the activity, and see what others are saying/doing.
  • Momento — This subscription based app, gives your photos ‘movement,’ as it transforms your videos or photos into GIFs. You can add detail to those GIFs by being able to add stickers, texts, frames, music, filters, and more! The content you create using this app can all be shared directly to TikTok, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Snapchat, and more. This app is only available for iPhone and iPad.
  • — Feedback tool for visual teams. Collaborate with your colleagues virtually. By just clicking and pinpointing what you are talking about and adding feedback, makes the virtual collaboration easier. Anyone can get involved, from your team to your clients. You can send a private link, and they can give you feedback. This tool can organize by project as well as keep track of versions, that way it is easier to find your work.
  • — Free web-based tool to remove image background. Keep what you are focusing/highlighting and change its background.
  • Sketch — Product collaboration tool for designers, freelancers, and teams. A design platform that not only collaborates, but also creates and prototypes your ideas to life.
  • SocialSizes — Image and video sizes/specifications for main social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and many more.
  • Stocksy — Authentic stock photos and videos. An art-forward, royalty-free stock photo and video agency.
  • The Stocks — Royalty-free stock photos.
  • TinyJPG — JPEG and PNG optimizer. Compresses images by 40-60%. Every image that is uploaded is then analyzed to become the best possible JPEG encoding. This tool can help create the perfect thumbnails.
  • — Diverse stock photography featuring people from all over the world. Creating a more inclusive culture and a diverse mix of voices that leads to better discussions.
  • Unsplash — Free images and photos you can download and use for any project. No attribution required. Photos range from, nature, architecture, current events, color theory, and much more.
  • Withoomph — Free logo generator software. This tool is made for non-designers; simply drag and drop. If you have no design experience this tool can help you make your logo.
  • Stencil — Easy-to-use graphic design tool. This tool can help create visual content fast and easy for bloggers, business owners, and social media marketers. Within their stock photos you can choose over 5 million photos for free that are high resolution.

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