If you are a designer, Photoshop is one of the most using software in the Graphic Industry. However, if you want to use it, you should have to pay at least about 19 Dollars per month. However, it’s not a big prize if you are making money with it.
Anyways, if you are a student or nonprofit person and you are not ready to deal with the Photoshop price, here is the solution with 10 Photoshop alternatives. all of these products are free to use. But there interface and some features are very different from photoshop.
GIMP is my number one free solution for graphic designing and an alternative for Adobe Photoshop. It’s announced in 1995 and it’s one of the most famous image manipulation software in the world. GIMP is free and open source software and more professional. However, this tool is more similar to the interface of Photoshop and easy to work with it.
Pixlr is an amazing tool to make your designing work easy and it has two versions. Pixel Express has designed for quick fixes and simple edits. Pixlr Editor has designed for the power users who are seeking or advanced options. Both versions are free and they are browser based. So, you won’t need to download. It’s ideal for users who need to use online apps. By the way, Pixlr has released an App for both Android and IOS.
Ink-space is another free and opensource application for graphic designers. This app includes intelligent drawing tools, add-ons, multilingual support, and ways to import and export multiple file types. In addition, Inkspace supports with Linux.
Canva is another one of most using web-based graphics designing tools in the world. This tool provides mostly everything which is necessary for graphic designers.
According to Google, this tool uses over 10 million people in the world population. It’s because they are providing very huge assets library such as millions of stock images, hundreds of fonts, and a wide range of shapes, filters and more. With those assets, you have only to drag and drop to design what you like.
Krita is a free and opensource tool for digital sketching and painting. This tool is not for designers who are seeking to design something with existing imagery. This one is designed for illustrators and designed who can design something from scratch.
Krita has provided some learning materials to start an illustration career. In addition, you can import PSD files to Krita.
FREE VS PAID GRAPHIC DESIGN SOFTWARE (Photoshop)
As we all know, paid products have a unique quality and they are providing unlimited support to improve the user experience. But the most common issue is, most of the free products provide don’t do it for their users.
However, the issue is, we have to pay a monthly fee for bad products. It’s not much for earners, but a huge amount for people who are not earning with it.
Sometimes, you can use trial versions for 30 days, but they have more limitations.
For everything, the simple solution is to learn a free and open source software for as a beginner. with the improved knowledge and after start to earn you will move into a paid product like Photoshop or whatever you like.
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