Software & Apps

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

 

Desktop Software

Adobe Creative Cloud Suite
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
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
Video recording and editing software, ideal for recording your screen; Mac OSX & Windows

$199

FontSelf
Font creation right in Illustrator CC; create fonts from your 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
Exclusively for iPad

$5.99

Adobe Sketch
Pixel-based drawing app

Free

Vector Touch
Vector drawing app

Free

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

$30.00

Canva
Create beautiful designs and professional graphics

Free+

Afterlight
Great smart phone photo editor

$0.99

VSCO
Photo editing and sharing

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

Paper by FiftyThree
Drawing and journaling for iPad

Free

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

Free

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

$1.99+

 

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