5 Great Graphic Design Apps
More and more people are getting involved with Graphic Design. It is becoming more and more accessible; whether it’s a free program like Expression Design, or Adobe Creative Suite. Tools to make great graphics are very accessible. Mobile apps are great tools, and there are some really great apps for Graphic Design. Some apps are just reference tools, and others are powerful programs that can make legitimate graphics. Here are 5 of the best Graphic Design apps for iOS!
If you have been on this blog much, you know, I love posters. I’m usually into gig posters, but any decent looking poster can attract my interest. This app makes it incredibly easy to make great looking posters very quickly. Phoster is a great tool. Need to promote an event that is happening tomorrow night while away from your computer? Grab your iPad (or any iOS device) and in 5-10 minutes you could have a great looking poster ready to share. I made the image for this post with Phoster and it only took a couple minutes!
WhatTheFont is a great app for identifying fonts. All you have to do is take a picture of the font you want to identify, draw a box around the words, check to make sure the app got everything right, and that’s it! The app checks it against the MyFonts database and gives you a list of the possible matches. I’ve tried it out a couple times and it’s very accurate!
This is a pretty cool and useful app. It’s full of great pre-made color palettes, and it has great tools for making your own. Once you make a palette, it gives you hex and RGB color codes. The RGB is great for people who work with stage lighting because the standard color mixing is RGB. More than just a Graphic Design app!
4. Design Tools
Design tools is a clean and useful reference app for designers. It is full of great stuff. Need to know the size of an A4 sheet of paper for your new project? Just open up Design Tools and everything you need is in your hands!
Palettes is a very useful app. It is similar to ColorSchemer, but it lacks the sleek interface and the COLOURlovers integration. It may not be the best looking app, but it makes up for it with Palettes powerful iPad app. Access everything you need on one screen!
I love these apps, and I hope you get as much use out of them as I have! I plan on writing more in-depth reviews of each of these apps, so check back to find out more!
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