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5 free graphic design tools for beginners in 2022

Starting a graphic design career is one of the best ways to gain financial freedom, and in this article, you will see 5 free tools to get started.

All seasoned graphic designers have several tools in their arsenal to get work done as quickly as possible. They usually build a helpful list of software after years of trying several out, and eventually, you will get there too. Adobe illustrator, Affinity designer, Procreate, Adobe Photoshop, and more are some of the most popular, but they all share a common characteristic: you have to pay to use their features.

As a beginner, paying for tools that you don’t understand well is not advisable. So, here are five free graphic design tools you can start with today:

  1. Free background remover
  2. Colour code checker 
  3. Font checker
  4. Canva
  5. Arabsstock

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1. Free background remover –

Free background remover

This is a free tool that many graphic designers, including experts, use to remove photo backgrounds. Its ease of use is one of the many reasons why designers turn to it. For example, it does not require you to sign up or create an account to begin using it. Also, you can drag or copy and paste images to remove their background. Of course, one disadvantage is that it has limited features when compared to other paid software. However, for a beginner, it should serve you well enough.

2. Colour code checker –

free colour code checker

This is a suitable tool for beginners because some experts can tell color codes by just seeing them. Others have charts that tell them which code a particular colour is. For beginners, you don’t need to know all these to start designing. This website will tell what colour code a portion of an image uses from something as small as an edge of screen screenshot. So, when next you are given a photo to use the colour from it to design stuff, all you need to do is screenshot it and upload it to this website. It also does not require you to create an account or anything of the sort.

3. Font checker –

graphic design Font checker

This website is just like the tool above, but for fonts. It identifies the font used in images and does not require any signup or account. What The Font is limited to PNG and JPG images, but this should not be an issue because they are both standard formats. Again, you don’t have to be able to recognise all standard fonts from sight alone to start your career as a graphic designer, and this knowledge will come over time—instead, leverage this free font checker software.

4. Canva –

graphic design tool - canva

Canva is up there among the best graphic designing tools for beginners (and experts). The fact that its free version is so useful gives it an edge over competitors. For other top designing tools, you only have the free trial periods to enjoy them before you start having to shell out money. Canva not only has a free trial period but has several amazing features on its free version that several designers keep using it for months without having to sub.

5. Arabsstock –

stock photo

When it comes to stock photography, you may be familiar with Shutterstock, Depositphotos, istock, Unsplash, and others. However, most of them only offer a limited amount of their photos for free, and they are not niche-specific enough. Arabsstock focuses on stock photos from the middle east and has you covered when designing for oil industry clients. It also has a paid version that rivals the biggest stock photo vendors when it comes to images from Arabic countries.

These free graphic design tools will get you on your way to becoming an expert. While you take on professional graphic design courses, you can practice what you learn with these software.

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