Let’s face it. There are a TON of graphics apps and programs out there. But it’s hard to know which one to use, right? It can be overwhelming to choose the one(s) that work best for you. I’ve decided to create this list in order to help you decide which apps and/or programs will work best for your graphic design needs.

Keep in mind that you still need to follow the branding guidelines set forth by the company when creating your graphics. This might mean that you will need to choose a different font if the one you have chosen does not follow the guidelines. For Color Street stylists, these guidelines can be found in the pinned announcements in the Graphics Galore group and in your Virtual Office under Resources.

Canva & Canva for Work
Type: Computer & Mobile
Cost: Free & Paid ($9.95 per month, billed yearly)
Canva’s awesome suite of features make it easy to turn ideas into stunning designs. Simply search for the best graphics, photos, and fonts, then use Canva’s drag and drop tool to create a design. Whether your next design project is a creative collage, a social media graphic or even a web mockup – Canva’s features make it possible for anybody to create amazing designs.

Photoscape X (Free)  & Photoscape X Pro (Paid)
Type: Computer 
Cost: Free & Paid ($39.99)
PhotoScape X is an all-in-one photo editing software which provides photo-related features
such as Photo Viewer, Editor, Cut Out, Batch, Collage, Combine, Create GIF, Color Picker, Screen Capture, RAW images and More.

GIMP
Type: Computer 
Cost: Free 
GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.

PicMonkey
Type: Computer 
Cost: Free & Paid (starting at $7.99 per month)
PicMonkey offers photo editing, design, design assets, templates, touch up, cloud storage and more.

PicsArt (Free) & PicsArt Gold (Paid)
Type: Computer & Mobile
Cost: Free & Paid ($3.99 per month, billed yearly)
PicsArt Photo Studio is an easy-to-use photo editor, collage maker, and a powerful drawing tool with millions of users around the world who share their amazing creations. We know amazing things happen when you express yourself. Whatever you love to do, PicsArt’s got everything you need to create and share awesome pictures.

These 5 programs and apps are at the top of my list!