Free Web Design and Graphic Design Tools

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This is a growing list of Free Web Design and Graphic Design tools. All tools that appear on this list are either free or have a free basic account you can sign up for.

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Tools to Create Visual Content

  • Canva – Canva is my favorite tool for creating beautiful graphics. They have many templates and free images and shapes anyone can use to design attractive visuals to use.
  • Adobe Spark – Similar to Canva, but this tool focuses more on social media size graphics.
  • Pablo – Content creation tool similar to Canva. Choose or upload image and add stylish font to create graphics for your blog or website.
  • Picmonkey – Add filters, frames, text, and effects to images with our free online photo editing tool!
  • Stencil – Online tool to help you create stunning images. You can select from thousands of royalty-free photos for your design. Free account limits you to 10 images per month.

Free Graphics Editors

  • Polarr – A free advanced photo editing app. Easy to use, fast with many photo filters.
  • PIxlr Online Editor – A free online image editor. Enables to fix, adjust, and filter images in a browser. Fast & powerful. If you know Photoshop, you will like Pixlr.
  • Sumo Paint – Browser based online image editor and drawing application.
  • Fotor Online – Fotor Photo Editor is a free online designer and editing tool catering to all your photographic and image creation needs! Add filters, frames, text, stickers.
  • BeFunky – BeFunky Photo Editor lets you apply photo effects, edit photos and create photo collages with collage maker.
  • Paint.Net – Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.
  • Gimp – The Free & Open Source Image Editor. GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems.

Image Compression Tools

  • Tiny PNG – This free online tool uses smart lossy compression technique to greatly reduce the size of your Transparent PNG.
  • Compressor.io – Compressor.io is a powerful online tool for reducing drastically the size of your images and photos whilst maintaining a high quality with almost no difference before and after compression.
  • Optimizilla – This online image optimizer uses a smart combination of the best optimization and lossy compression algorithms to shrink JPEG and PNG images to the minimum possible size while keeping the required level of quality.

Bonus: 5 Online Image Compression Tools Compared

Free Font Tools

  • Google Fonts – An excellent seletcion of high quality fonts from Google. These fonts are free and easy to integrate into your website.
  • Canva Font Combination – Folks at canva created this tool that makees it very easy to find a perfect font combination for your next online project. If you’re looking to find a nice font combo for your website, this is a good place to start.

Website Resolution Testing

  • Quik Tools Screenfly – Test your website on any screen size including desktops, tablets, televisions, and mobile phones.

CSS Code Generators

Free Color Pickers

  • Colour Lovers – COLOURlovers is a creative community where people from around the world create and share colors, palettes, and patterns.
  • Adobe Kuler: Color Wheel – Create color schemes with the color wheel or browse thousands of color combinations from the Kuler community.
  • HTML Color Picker – Searching for that perfect color has never been easier, use our HTML color picker to browse millions of colors and color harmonies.
  • Coolor – Create, save and share perfect palettes in seconds!
  • W3S Color Picker – Well organized and easy to use color picker.
  • Flat Color Palette – Flat color has been use on many sites and for a good reason. Here is the flat color palette you can use.

Free Stock Photos

  • PhotoPin – Search millions of Creative Commons photos and add them to your blog posts easily.
  • Pexels – Best free stock photos in one place. High quality free stock photos.
  • LibreStock – Search the best 47 free stock photo websites in one place. High quality do-what-ever-you-want stock photos.
  • Unsplash – Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos. Popular images of business, nature, everyday life. (Attritbution may be required.)
  • Gratisography – Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. All photos by Ryan McGuire and free of copyright restrictions. ((Attribution is not required).
  • Picjumbo – Browse and download hi-res photos. (Searcheable. Attribution is not required).
  • Pixabay – Free searcheable images and videos you can use anywhere. All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons. (Attribution is not required).
  • Compfight – Compfight is an image search engine tailored to efficiently locate images for blogs, comps, inspiration, and research.
  • Free Digital Photos – Free photos and illustrations are ideal for business, personal and educational use.
  • Start-up Stock Photos – Free photos for startups, bloggers, publishers, websites, designers, developers, creators, & everyone else.
  • Death to the Stock Photo – Photos, videos & other fuel for your creative projects.
  • IM Creator – A curated collection of free web design resources, all for commercial use. (Attribution required).
  • Public Domain Archive – New 100% Free Stock Photos. Every. Single. Week. Everything you need for your creative projects, all public domain images!

Bonus: (More lists of stock websites)

Screen Recording Apps

  • Use Loom – Chrome extension that allows you to do screen share recording. Free account allows up to 10 minutes of video recording.

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