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8 Best Online Graphic Design Tools

by Tasos

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Jan 31, 2021

Online designing has never been easier. Even when I got started online, in late 2014, there were plenty of tools for everything I needed to create.

Banners and posters on the fly, social media posts, images and graphics for websites, photo editing tools, logo designing tools, vectors and illustrations, videos, animations, gifs, you name it.

Today, I’m sharing the tools I use the most.

Design creation applications, infographics, eBook covers, statistics, animated videos, color generators and palettes, color pickers, backgrounds, gifs, and more.

Although some of the apps in this list give you the option to edit photos beyond creating designs I will stick to design creating and related tools and I won’t analyze the photo editing features of those apps.

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Let’s dive right in!

Best Online Graphic Design Tools

RelayThat

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Main slogan: On-brand design automated on every channel. Turn any team into a marketing army and instantly convert brand guidelines into consistent, high performing images. Small efforts = BIG presence!

The design automation app that everyone’s switching to:

  • Brand management: Manage and switch between multiple workspaces and campaigns in a single click
  • Headline generator: Karate chop writer’s block in no time with wildcard keywords that automatically generate the perfect copy!
  • Defeat “creative block”: Access curated libraries of the top-performing color and font combinations that professional marketers use
  • One-click resize: Resize and remix layouts to perfectly fit any advertising or social media channel with no additional tweaking needed
  • Unify your brand assets: Automatically create a consistent look for your brand without even trying. The more you use it the better it gets
  • Over 3 million free images: Enjoy access to 3 million royalty-free images with no usage fees or additional costs

Layouts:

  • Ads: medium rectangle, half page, leaderboard, mobile leaderboard, wide skyscraper, skyscraper, square, YouTube overlay, vertical rectangle, vertical banner, large rectangle, Reddit, large mobile, mobile banner, interstitial tall, interstitial wide, large leaderboard, billboard, banner, portrait.
  • Social: square post, wide post/FB ad, Pinterest pin, YouTube thumbnail, vertical story, 4×5 portrait, Google post, Google cover, Facebook cover, Twitter header, YouTube header, IGTV cover, LinkedIn company cover, LinkedIn profile cover, Meetup cover, Patreon cover.
  • Print: book cover, business card, US letter tall, US letter wide, 4×6 tall, 4×6 wide, 5×7 tall, 5×7 wide, A4 letter tall, A4 letter wide
  • Other: blog post, wide banner, video still, audio cover, crop photo, layout previews, watermark.

Other features:

  • Images: easily search over 3 million stock photos. They mostly use Unsplash, Pixabay, and Pexels. 
  • Photo editor: You can apply effects to the image you use on any layout: fade, blur, smooth, B&W, desaturate, sepia, saturate, hue 90, hue 180, hue 270, invert, darken, brighten, contrast, vignette.
  • Fonts
  • Colors
  • Buttons
  • Titles
  • Magic import
  • SEO keywords

Pricing:

  • PRO: 2 users, 20 projects, $25/month
  • Enterprise: Unlimited projects $contact them for price

Other departments and resources: FAQs, guides, tutorials.

Review: You can create so many different designs, banners, ads, for all your channels. You can use them on social media, search engines, forums, communities, emails, webinars, videos, podcasts, literally everywhere.

You can import metadata assets, optimize your images for SEO with a few clicks, get inspired by the font pairs and the headline generator, search through 1M images and 100K icons, apply effects to the images, and get even color palettes on the spot.

Online reviews:

  • G2: 23 reviews, 4.3/5
  • Capterra: 101 reviews, 4.6/5
  • ProductHunt: 88 reviews, 5/5
  • SourceForge: 4 reviews, 5/5

About: 2-10 employees. Boston, MA 02116, US. Sole Proprietorship. Shaun Farr: Chief revenue officer, Michal Sikora: full stack developer.

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Canva

canva - online graphic design tools

Main slogan: Design anything.

Options:

  • Social media graphics: Instagram post & story & story highlight cover, animated, TikTok background, Facebook post & cover & ad, blog banner & graphic, YouTube thumbnail & channel art, Twitter post, Pinterest pin
  • Events: invitation & portrait, poster, brochure, announcement, ticket, Facebook event cover
  • Marketing: flyer, poster, logo, brochure, business card, gift certificate, coupon, email header, blog banner, large rectangle ad, wide skyscraper ad, medium rectangle ad
  • Documents: presentation, A4, letter, report, resume, brochure, magazine cover, invoice
  • Order prints: t-shirt, poster, business card, label, flyer, invitation, brochure, postcard, menu, card, invitation portrait, announcement, letterhead, resume, save the date postcard, real estate postcard, thank you postcard, birthday card, wedding invitation portrait, birthday invitation, program, newsletter, certificate, letter, circle sticker, mug, canvas print portrait
  • Video: video, YouTube intro, video presentation, animated social media, YouTube video ad, video message, mobile video message, mobile video, animated your story, Facebook video, animated Facebook cover, social feed video ad, video collage
  • School: poster, infographic, presentation, brochure, worksheet, lesson plan, yearbook, class schedule, mind map
  • Personal: invitation, card, photo collage, resume, Instagram story, label, desktop wallpaper, calendar, postcard, t-shirt, website

Templates:

  • Social media
  • Personal
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Education
  • Trending

Features:

  • Photos
  • Icons
  • Print products
  • Apps
  • Explore

Learning center:

  • Courses
  • Tutorials
  • Blog

Pricing:

  • Free: everything you need to start designing
  • Pro: Professional design made easy with unlimited access to premium tools and content €11.99/mo, €107.88/year (up to 5 people)
  • Enterprise: empower your team, manage your brand, and scale your content all in one place €26/mo/person
  • Education:  free for classrooms
  • Nonprofits:  free

ReviewCanva is a fast tool, easy to use, accurate and the variety of images and texts makes it a precious ally in my everyday endeavors. I create banners, headers, images for social media and that application saves me a lot of time.

Online reviews:

  • Capterra: 9,357 reviews, 4.7 out of 5 stars
  • G2: 2,760 reviews, 4.7 out of 5 stars
  • TrustPilot: 524 reviews, 2.1 out of 5 stars
  • TrustRadius: 458 votes, 8.9 out of 10 stars

About: Since launching in August 2013, Canva has been changing the way in which we communicate. Today our design tool has attracted over 15 million happy users across 190 countries, who have collectively created more than 1 billion designs. Funding via Crunchbase, Series unknown, 1 total investor. Melanie Perkins, co-founder and CEO, Maria Korina Bertulfo, founder and CEO.

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BeFunky

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Main slogan: Photo Editing and Graphic Design Made for Everyone. BeFunky’s all-in-one online Creative Platform has everything you need to easily edit photos, create graphic designs, and make photo collages.

Options:

  • Photo Editor
  • Collage maker
  • Graphic designer

Graphic Designer Templates:

  • Social media: Instagram post & stories, Facebook cover & page cover & event cover & story & post, Twitter header & post, YouTube thumbnail & channel art, Pinterest graphics, Etsy big banner & mini banner & order receipt banner, blog images
  • Business & marketing: business cards, poster, flyer, brochure, postcard, letterhead, menu
  • Online advertising: Facebook ad, skyscraper, leaderboard, medium rectangle, large rectangle, half page, large mobile
  • Events and cards: card, birthday, wedding set, valentine’s day, mother’s day, winter holiday

Collage Maker Layouts:

  • Featured
  • Grid
  • Big photo wrap
  • Facebook cover
  • Pinterest

Colla Maker Patterns:

  • Featured
  • Autumn
  • Fabric
  • Fancy
  • Geometric
  • Polka dots
  • Stripes
  • summer
  • Love
  • Winter

Learning center:

  • Getting started
  • Features
  • BeFunky plus
  • Learn BeFunky
  • Tutorials
  • Inspiration
  • What’s new

Pricing:

  • Free: everything you need to start designing
  • Plus: All the features at one low price. Convenient monthly and annual billing. Cancel anytime €6.99/mo, €4.99.mo/billed annually

Review: I am super satisfied with the application. It runs very fast. The features include almost everything I need for my various graphic projects.

Online reviews:

  • G2: 49 reviews, 4.2 out of 5 stars
  • Capterra: 4 reviews, 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • JustUseApp: 6 reviews, 4.7 out of 5 stars
  • Crozdesk: 54 votes, 4.2 out of 5 stars
  • Alternative: 7 votes, 4.3 out of 5 stars

About: Founded in back in 2007, BeFunky was built with the idea that photo editing and graphic design should be made easy; that you shouldn’t have to buy expensive, complicated software to be able to create. Funding via Crunchbase, Series A, US$ 850K. Tekin Tatar, co-founder and CEO.

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DesignCap

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Main slogan: Make Graphic Design Much Easier. Speed up your creative process to make striking graphic designs for your business, event, social media, and more.

Graphic design options:

  • Marketing & event: infographic, poster, invitation, business card, Facebook ad, logo, chart, flyer, card, brochure, menu, leaderboard, email header
  • Document: presentation, resume, report, schedule
  • Social media: YouTube channel art & thumbnail, Facebook cover & post, Twitter header, Tumblr banner, Instagram post & story, Pinterest graphic

Features:

  • Templates & resources
  • Built-in fonts
  • Shapes
  • Backgrounds
  • Large library of stock photos and icons
  • Visual charts
  • Exclusive and well-grouped modules
  • *Upload your own fonts

Learning center

  • Tutorials
  • Blog

Pricing:

  • Free: everything you need to start designing with limited options
  • Basic: Unlimited templates, stock icons, modules $8.99/mo $4.99/mo/billed annually
  • Plus: Unlimited $12.99/mo $5.99/mo/billed annually

Review: recommended for anyone, bloggers, marketers, entrepreneurs, authors, and even designers that want to create a design on the fly without having to compromise the quality of their work. I can create banners and media for emails, social channels, advertisements, and websites fast and easy.

There’s nothing missing. Thousands of templates, millions of photos, icons, fonts, text shapes, various design elements. The app is fast and there are no loading times, and my internet speed is not the fastest in the world.

Plenty of settings, photo effects, layers, what else would you need? The membership options are affordable for the majority of people. It’s worth the price.

Online reviews:

  • Capterra: 3 reviews, 3.3 out of 5 stars
  • PredictiveAnalyticsToday: 3 reviews, 9.3 out of 10 stars
  • TrustPilot: 58 reviews, 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • Crozdesk: 70 votes, 4.5 out of 5 stars

About: PearlMountain has focused on the research and development of graphic design software since 2006. We aim to make professional photo editing and graphic design capability accessible to everyone. Millions of users spreading over 100 countries and areas.

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PixTeller

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Main slogan: Bring life to your idea and use pre-designed graphic templates to turn words, photos and illustrations into marvelous images and animated videos in minutes. Use our free design tools to create, download, share – anytime, anywhere and blow your readers away with beautiful visuals.

Categories:

  • Graphic images
  • Logos
  • Slideshows
  • Banners
  • YouTube thumbnails
  • Posters
  • Animated logos
  • Quotes
  • Flyers
  • Wallpapers
  • Cards
  • Video story
  • Collages
  • Invitations
  • Animated GIFs

Features:

  • Photo editor
  • Animation maker
  • PixBot – automatically creates image & animated video templates
  • 100,000 templates
  • 5,000 animations
  • 1,5M photos
  • 100,000 shapes
  • Gradient colors
  • Animation timeline
  • Insipiring features

Templates:

  • Social media
  • Cards
  • Posters
  • Animated posts
  • Full HD video
  • Animations
  • Marketing
  • Events
  • Banner designs
  • Covers & headers
  • Animated ads
  • Custom visuals

Pricing:

  • Pro (graphic tool): $9/mo, $7/mo/billed annually
  • Diamond (graphic tool & animation tool): $19/mo, $12/mo/billed anually

Learning center:

  • Video tutorials
  • Blog

Review: I am very satisfied with PixTeller. It’s a photo editing application with many capabilities, features, and options. I’m enjoying their layouts and pre-made designs that look professional.

There are hundreds of templates to choose from, you can create designs for social media, blogs, and presentations in minutes.

It’s a unique app that lets you create animations from photos, only a few apps include such a feature.

Also, you can test and use the app for free. You can optionally upgrade if the free version is not enough.

Online reviews:

  • Capterra: 165 reviews, 4.6 out of 5 stars
  • G2: 5 reviews, 4.6 out of 5 stars
  • Crozdesk: 9 votes, 4.6 out of 5 stars
  • Facebook: 18 votes, 5 out of 5 stars

About: Alexandru Roznovat, founder and CEO, Florentin Cristinel, senior PHP developer and CTO. 11-50 employees. Bucharest, Sector 1. Sole Proprietorship. Founded in 2014. 

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Snappa

snappa - online graphic design tools

Main slogan: create online graphics in a snap. Whip up graphics for social media, ads, blogs, and more, even if you’re not a graphic designer.

Use cases:

  • Banners
  • eBook covers
  • Facebook cover photos
  • Image quotes
  • Infographics
  • Instagram stories
  • Profile pictures
  • Social media graphics
  • SoundCloud banners
  • Twitch banners & panels
  • Twitter headers
  • YouTube channel art, outro, and thumbnails

Features:

  • Add text to photo
  • Background remover
  • Image blur
  • Image cropper
  • Image resizer
  • Image rotator
  • Photo editor
  • Speech bubbles

Templates:

  • Social media
  • Blogging
  • Infographics
  • Headers for various platforms (Facebook, SoundCloud, Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, Zoom)
  • Emails
  • Advertising

Pricing:

  • Starter: free (1 user, 6K+ templates, 5M+ photos and graphics, 3 downloads per month)
  • Pro: $15/mo or $10/mo (billed annually), 1 user, unlimited downloads, buffer and social media integrations, custom fonts, remove image backgrounds.
  • Team: $30/mo or $20/mo (nilled annually), 5 users
  • Need more than 5 users? contact them

Learning center:

  • Blog
  • Guides
  • Knowledgebase

Review: very easy to use application. Fast, reliable, and accurate.

There is a variety of templates appropriate for many industries, a huge collection of free photos plus you will be receiving free photos in your inbox on a weekly basis.

Their blog is a great source of inspiration.

Online reviews:

  • Capterra: 19 reviews, 4.4 out of 5 stars
  • PredictiveAnalyticsToday: 2 reviews, 8.6 out of 10 stars
  • Crozdesk: 30 votes, 4.6 out of 5 stars
  • Cuspera: 1,133 reviews, 4.4 out of 5 stars

About: founded in 2015 when we noticed that a lot of small businesses struggled to create quality online graphics. Headquartered in Canada. Christopher GimmerCo-Founder, CEO, Marc ChouinardCo-Founder, CTO.

PicMonkey

picmonkey - online graphic design tools

Main slogan: power your brand with photo editing and design. Create scroll-stopping images for Facebook, Instagram, Youtube and more. Ads, logos? Them too.

Includes:

  • 9,000 graphics and textures
  • 100s of gorgeous fonts
  • 1000s of templates
  • Stock photos and video

Features:

  • Make every image on-brand
  • Resize instantly
  • Remove backgrounds
  • Choose a pre-sized canvas or customizable template to start a graphic design
  • Add stock photos, fonts, graphics, logos, and textures.
  • Memes
  • Slideshows
  • Vision boards
  • Book covers
  • Photo collages
  • Moving designs with video
  • Branding tools

Templates:

  • Announcement, banner, branding
  • Business card, business plan, calendar
  • Card, certificate, checklist
  • Collage, cover letter, email
  • Etsy, Facebook, family tree
  • Flow chart, flyer, holiday & event
  • Infographic, Instagram, invitation
  • Invoice, label, lesson plan
  • Letterhead, logo, meal plan
  • Meme, menu, mood board
  • Newsletter, online ad, Pinterest
  • Planner, postcard, Poster
  • Presentation, proposal, quarantine and covid-19
  • Quote, recipe card, resume
  • Schedule, Snapchat, storyboard
  • Swot analysis, timeline, to-do list
  • Twitch, Twitter, venn diagram
  • Video, worksheet
  • YouTube, Zoom

Pricing:

  • Basic: €10.99/mo or €89.88/year
  • Pro: €16.99/mo or €143.40/year
  • Team: €42.00/mo or €359.88/year

There’s a 7-day free-trial period.

Learning center:

  • Tips and tutorials
  • Events
  • Support
  • What’s new

Review: A very professional app that you will enjoy right from the first minute. With 10 billion images made and millions of users in more than 200 countries you can’t go wrong.

Online reviews:

  • Capterra: 783 reviews, 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • G2:  294 reviews, 4.4 out of 5 stars
  • TrustPilot: 89 reviews, 1.4 out of 5 stars
  • SiteJabber: 35 reviews, 1.8 out of 5 stars

Aboutheadquarters in Seattle, WA and a worldwide office in Ireland. Frits Habermann – CEO. PicMonkey’s trajectory is fueled by Spectrum Equity, a growth equity firm specializing in software-as-a-service companies.

PikToChart

piktochart - online graphic design tools

Main slogan: Infographics, presentations, and reports maker. Improve your internal and external communication with Piktochart. Quickly turn any text- or data-heavy content into a visual story that your audience will love.

You can create:

  • Infographics
  • Posters
  • Presentations
  • Flyers
  • Reports
  • Social media graphics

Solutions for:

  • Human resources
  • Healthcare
  • Marketing
  • Finance

Features:

  • Easily create engaging and professional content in any format
  • Customize to your brand in seconds
  • Translate complex data into a visual story
  • Line graph maker
  • Bar graph maker
  • Donut chart maker
  • Pie chart maker
  • Scatter plot maker

Templates:

  • Brochures
  • Flyers
  • Infographics
  • News visualization
  • Posters
  • Presentations
  • Proposals
  • Reports
  • Resumes
  • Social media

Plans:

  • Free: up to 5 active visuals
  • Pro: $29/mo or $24.17/mo billed annually
  • Team: $99/mo or $16.50/mo billed annually for 5 team members
  • Nonprofits pro: $39.99/year for individual users
  • Nonprofits team: $199.95/year for 5 seats
  • Educators pro: $39.99/year for individual users
  • Educators team: $199.95/year for 5 seats

Start for free, no contracts, cancel anytime.

For teams: brings your entire team and all your brand assets into a single location so that you can focus on what matters: getting great visual work done. Together. 14-day trial. Contact sales.

Review: A very professional app that you will enjoy. Very good-looking graphics, infographics, charts, pies, and so much more.

Online reviews:

  • G2: 135 reviews, 4.4 out of 5 stars
  • Capterra: 90 reviews, 4.7 out of 5 stars
  • Getapp: 90 votes, 4.7 out of 5 stars
  • PredictiveAnalyticsToday: 3 reviews, 6.9 out of 10 stars
  • Facebook: 60 votes, 5 out of 5 stars

Other departments and resources: careers, values, help center, video tutorials.

About: Ai Ching, Co-Founder & CEO. Andrea, Co-Founder & CTO. Funding via Crunchbase, Pre-seed, US$ 150K. Various awards. 50+ employees.

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This is just the beginning of an extended catalog. I will keep the thread updated frequently.

In the meantime, check out the other related resources we have in store for you.

That’s it, another article has finished, here on Web Market Support. I’m waiting for your comments and thoughts. Which tool is the most promising or appealing? Which one should I add? Till next time.

Tasos Perte Tzortzis

Tasos Perte Tzortzis

Marketing Specialist, Entrepreneur

Although doing traditional business offline since 1992, Tasos fell in love with online marketing in late 2014 and has helped hundreds of brands sell more of their products and services on the web.

He enjoys reading, music & arts, mathematics, chess, coffee, swimming, Audi, and playing with his kids.

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