The Top Graphic Design Software Of 2016

Posted on Aug 31 2016 - 6:38am by Robert Meyers

Graphic design is one of those areas which are under constant improvement in the world of technology. This should come as no surprise to anyone who is involved in graphic design. After all, as a field of work and learning it is ever-growing. That means that the supporting tech has to grow in tandem with it. This year has seen the release of some particularly innovative software which we have not seen the likes of before. If you are struggling to decide between two or more of these, then this guide should help you. Let’s take a look at some of the best pieces of graphic design software to come out this year.

Graphic Design Software

Serif Draw Plus

Serif have long been creating innovative and interesting software, and this year has been no different in this regard. More than anything, what Serif offer in their packages is incredible value for money. While not always quite as mind blowing as bigger brands, Serif are always much more in line with their cost. Put on top of that the fact that Serif products are always incredibly easy to use, and you have a nice little all-rounder. The major downside of this product is its lack of some of the more basic photo features which you tend to get with other softwares. Overall this is a program with some incredible top-end illustration tools, and it can’t be readily overlooked. See for more details on this package.

Adobe In Design

When it comes to graphic design software generally, there is no bigger or better brand than Adobe. They have been around for a long time, and generally they know what they are doing. In Design is seen by many, however, as being something of a mixed bag. Let’s take a look at the pros first, of which there are many. In Design has some great tools for all sorts of applications and needs, such as getting content onto digital publishing platforms. It also has one of the most nicely balanced interfaces around. But some complain that it could benefit from taking on some of rival Corel’s extra features which are quickly being regarded as standard. Ultimately, it is a lovely piece of software, and one which is easy to learn. For courses on learning In Design, see

Corel Paint Shop Pro

We have seen how certain of Adobe’s products are lacking in that they don’t match up to Coral, but what is it that Coral has exactly? With Paint Shop Pro, you are likely to see a range of new and exciting tools far beyond what you might expect. More than that, though, you will also be treated to an easygoing interface which makes for clever usage. It also has the distinct advantage of being much cheaper than many other options – something that everyone can easily get behind. Paint Shop Pro is a versatile and dedicated piece of kit which would do well in any graphic designer’s portfolio. On the downside, however, there is no support for Mac users at all – an unlikely disadvantage.