Today, Graphics play a major role to bring a lot of attraction among people, with an eye catching visual graphical marketing, people get good impression about a product or services. A creative mind is necessary to make interesting and attractive design. Apart, to make a creative and interesting graphics, you need a professional designing software which help you to bring your thoughts and ideas into illustration. Here we see some professional level software for graphic designers.
Adobe Illustrator is a very popular and highly professional drawing program. This is a vector graphics-based software to create logos, icons, posters, flyers, typography and all other type of illustrations. As this program is a pure vector based, you can scale your vector illustration to any size as possible without any quality loss of content. Apart from all the necessary built in tools, there are so many third-party plugins available for this software to enhance your creativity.Illustrator have one of the best user interface and user experience among all design software. The interface is totally customizable and the full-screen mode allows you to view and edit at the same time.This is a premium application part of Adobe’s creative cloud family, you get to use the app on both Windows and Mac OS.
Adobe Photoshop is a jack of all trades. With photoshop you can do almost everything in raster as well as vector graphics. It offers basic editing features like cropping, transform properties, color adjustment, layers blending etc. along with typography tools. This software also has strong dynamic link with other Adobe programs like Illustrator and InDesign. Photoshop is better option for poster design as it could handle raster graphical works very well and link with Illustrator for vector elements. Being a Creative Cloud app, this is available for both Windows and Mac OS and even for mobile platforms like Android and iOS.
As you are an aspiring graphic designer, Corel Draw is another best alternative for Adobe Illustrator, with some professional and productive tools and functions for ease of use that no other vector editor can match up to. It provides vector editing tools like Twirl, Smear, repel etc. that give you give you full control so you can get fast and dynamic results. The user interface of this application is more efficient and flexible to work faster and creative. It also supports apps like Barcode wizard, Duplexing wizard, Bitstream Font Navigator and more.
GNU Image Manipulation Program in short GIMP is a freeware and a good alternative to above all mentioned software. Similar to Photoshop, this application provides lots of raster graphics enhancement tools for graphic designers as well as photographers. It has simple and near user interface with option to customization. This is a cross compatible software that runs on Linux, Windows and OS X etc.
Other than the above mentioned, there are software like Xara Xtreme, Inkscape, Adobe In Design etc to design posters, books such as book printing and book binding.