Top graphic design software of 2020 (part 1)


Although there is a lot of drawing and painting software, as well as photo editing software available, you ideally want something that is based on designing in vector graphics, along with other color editing options.

This is a particular concern for the graphic design field, where the images and designs used might need to be recreated in very large formats requiring professional printing services. Therefore it’s necessary for the graphic design packages that are used to be able to cope with clear demands and distinctions inherent to any level of print and publishing process.

A major concern is not only a faithful representation of colors but also ensuring image integrity even when zoomed up to large sizes, whether they are reproduced for short-run or long-run printing.

Moreover, digital graphics design software has the advantage of being able to adjust, edit, or manipulate the same designs so they can be applied for various media.

Here we have highlighted the best dedicated graphic design software platforms for graphic designers to use in 2020.

Best graphic design software – at a glance:

  • Affinity Designer
  • CorelDRAW Graphics Suite
  • Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Gravit Designer
  • Sketch
  • Inkscape
  • Xara Designer Pro X
  1. Affinity Designer

Although Affinity Designer is a replacement for DrawPlus X8, this software isn’t a rehash and was built from the ground-up over a 5-year development project of Serif.

Particularly aimed at professional designers and how they work, Affinity Designer can handle a very wide scope of design fields, including web, concept art, typography, branding, and even repeating patterns, as you may need on the wallpaper, ceramics, or soft furnishings.

In addition, inherent cloud functionality makes it a good choice for teams of designers that are working towards a common goal. All this functionality can be yours for a very modest $49.99 (£48.99) per seat on Windows PC or Apple Mac.