Software & Apps

Desktop and mobile software for digital hand lettering, graphic design, photo editing, and font designing

 

Desktop Software

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
 — Highly Recommended
Free 30-day trial available

$49.99+ / month

Inkscape
Open-source vector software for Mac OSX, Windows & Linux

Free

GIMP
Open-source photo editing and painting software for Mac OSX, Windows & Linux

Free

MacPhun
Affordable photo editing software suite for Mac users. Use alone or integrate with Photoshop

$99.99 – $159.99

Nik Collection
Highly Recommended
Amazing photography filters and effects. Use alone or integrate with Photoshop

Free

Perfect Resize
Enlarge photos by up to 1000% with almost no pixelation; Mac OSX & Windows

$79.99+

Camtasia
Highly Recommended
Video recording and editing software, ideal for recording your screen; Mac OSX & Windows

$199

FontSelf
Highly Recommended
Font creation right in Illustrator or Photoshop CC; make fonts from lettering in a matter of seconds

$49.00

Glyphs Font Design Software
Free 30-day trial available

$45 – $250

FontLab Studio
Full-blown font design software used by the pros

$649+

TypeTool
Simplified font design software for beginners or light users

$47.99+

ScanFont
Turn graphics into fonts

$46.99+

 

Mobile Apps

Procreate App
 Highly Recommended
Exclusively for iPad; preferred by lettering artists

$5.99

Adobe Sketch
Pixel-based drawing app

Free

Pixelmator for iPad
Layer-based image editor

$4.99

Vector Touch
Vector drawing app

Free

Inkpad
Vector drawing app

$2.99

iFont Maker
 Highly Recommended
Draw and design your own font from start to finish

$7.99

Amaziograph
Draw and design your own font from start to finish

$0.99

Videoshop
Lots of video editing features; iOS, Android and Windows

$1.99+

Duet Display App
 Highly Recommended
Use your iPad or iPhone as an external monitor with your desktop or laptop.

$18.99

AstroPad
Highly Recommended
Turn your iPad into a drawing tablet connected to your Mac

$30.00

Afterlight
Highly Recommended
Great smart phone photo editor

$0.99

VSCO
Photo editing and sharing

Free

Canva
Create beautiful designs and professional graphics

Free+

CamScanner
Scan with your smart phone camera then upload to computer for editing

Free+

Skillshare Mobile
Watch Skillshare classes and download them to watch offline

Free

Squarespace Portfolio
Connect a Squarespace site to this app to show off your portfolio quickly and easily

Free

 

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