Banner design software and apps are everywhere. They range from totally free to freemium and purchase only. Some have free trials that last for 7 days (damn you Adobe!) and some much longer. In the following artical I’ll talk about a few of my favorite titles, why I like them and where you can find them.
There is little doubt that if you plan on doing anything online you need some kind of semi advanced banner design software to be successful. You’ll need to do things that a simple photo editor just won’t do. I’m constantly making graphics for all sorts of needs and I’ll share those with you as well.
I mention in the title “software AND apps”. I decided to included the apps in this because when I am on the go and my Wife is driving I can still take care of ideas or keep working on blog posts and still be able to add my custom graphics, even when all I have is my phone. So even though you are out and about, if an idea hits you can get it done and keep your site updated with nice looking content even when no access to desktop software is available. but although it isn’t exactly banner design software, they work for quick image needs for your blog or website.
So, without further ado here is a quick guide on the available 2020 banner design and graphic design software that can help you either design or edit a banner or graphic file.
2020 Banner Design Software.
- If you want what is considered the best in the graphic banner design software world then Adobe Photoshop is where you should head over to. I’ve used it for years, pretty much as soon as it came out I spent a TON of cash to buy the whole suite. It enabled me to build awesome things and actually start making my first websites and money online. Since then it’s gone through tons of changes including how you use the software now. Now, You must subscribe to be able to use their software which they now refer to as “apps” but it’s still more than worth it IF you are or plan to be a regular user of graphic banner design software. The fees per month are different depending on if you want to “rent” a single title like Photoshop or their whole suite. Adobe’s Creative Cloud starts at $9.99 per month.
- Another graphic banner design software title I use is Affinity Designer. It’s a graphic editing and vector editing software that has been really nice to use. As of this writing because of Covid-19 they have offered a very generous 90 day trial and slashed their price to $24.99. Not bad when you factor in how much you’ll spend renting something from Adobe, but still yet I do find myself missing Photoshop a bit but this 90 day full version trial is something worth trying out.
- If you’re looking for vector banner ad template editing software, again Photoshop is a great choice but if you don’t want to put out the expense then you should most definitely check out Inkscape Vector editing software. This is from the Inkscape.org website explaining exactly what the software is and is capable of. “Inkscape is a Free and open source vector graphics editor for GNU/Linux, Windows and MacOS X. It offers a rich set of features and is widely used for both artistic and technical illustrations such as cartoons, clip art, logos, typography, diagramming and flow-charting. It uses vector graphics to allow for sharp printouts and renderings at unlimited resolution and is not bound to a fixed number of pixels like raster graphics. Inkscape uses the standardized SVG file format as its main format, which is supported by many other applications including web browsers. It can import and export various file formats, including SVG, AI, EPS, PDF, PS and PNG. It has a comprehensive feature set, a simple interface, multi-lingual support and is designed to be extensible; users can customize Inkscape’s functionality with add-ons.”
An app that I use and, may or may not be useful for you because I use an android phone so… But this app called Logo maker is super cool. It is loaded and I mean loaded with a ton of pictures, drawings, shapes, backgrounds, text and more. As soon as you finish your masterpiece just save it and bam, upload it to your blog or whatever and you are done. It may not be banner design software, but it works for quick image needs for your website or blog post.
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