Graphic Design Software

Free and Open Source Graphic Design Software

This page provides basic information, tutorials, and links for downloading the best free and open source graphic design software. This includes both 2D and 3D art and animation, as well as general graphic deign and photo editing. 

2D Art and Animation

Inkscape

Inkscape is a free and open source editor for vector graphics. It is similar to software like Adobe Illustrator or Freehand.

Inkscape can run on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.

Download and start editing vector graphics with Inkscape!

Check out our awesome Inkscape tutorials to learn how to master vector graphics.

Pencil

Pencil (or Pencil Project) is a free and open source GUI prototyping tool.

Pencil can run on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux. Pencil can also be ran as a Firefox extension.

Download and start a project with Pencil.

Scratch

Scratch is free, block based programming software you can use to easily create projects, animations, art, and games.

Scratch is run in your internet browser, so there is no nothing to download except for your finished projects.

Start building your project, animation, or game with Scratch.

Gimp

Gimp is a professional free and open source image editor for illustrators, graphic designers, and photographers. Gimp is a great free alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

Gimp can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Download and start creating and editing high quality images with Gimp!

Krita

Krita is free and open source digital painting program for concept art, comics, or texture painters.

Krita can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Download and start painting with Krita.

MyPaint

MyPaint is a free software program for creating 2D artwork. It is a brush based editor that supports graphic tablets made by Wacom.

MyPaint can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Download and become a digital artist with MyPaint.

Synfig

Synfig is a powerful open source 2D animator for making impressive, high quality animations.

Scratch can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Start animating like a pro with Synfig.

Tupi

Tupi (or TupiTube) is a free 2D animation tool for beginner and amateur animation artists.

Tupi can be run as an android app or as a desktop platform.

Download and start animating with TupiTube!

 

3D Art and Animation

Blender

Blender is a dominant free and open source 3D design tool. Blender is a robust platform that that can model, animate, and render your graphics. Blender can also be used for video editing and game creation.

Blender can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Blender also has a Steam application.

Start your awesome 3D project with Blender.

Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D is a full feature, free and open source interior design application.

Sweet Home 3D can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Design your dream home with Sweet Home 3D.

Learn how to use SweetHome 3D with our free tutorials on TJ Free.

BRL-CAD

BRL-CAD is a free and open source 3D modeling platform for creating, editing, and rendering a variety of 3D model projects.

BRL-CAD is available on many platforms including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Start building 3D models today with BRL-CAD

FreeCAD

FreeCAD is free and open source 3D modeler for parametric modeling. Design high quality models of real life objects.

FreeCAD can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Download and begin designing complex models with FreeCad

 

General Graphic Design

Inkscape

Inkscape is a free and open source editor for vector graphics. It is similar to software like Adobe Illustrator or Freehand.

Inkscape can run on Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.

Download and start editing vector graphics with Inkscape!

Check out our awesome Inkscape tutorials to learn how to master vector graphics.

Gimp

Gimp is a professional free and open source image editor for illustrators, graphic designers, and photographers. Gimp is a great free alternative to Adobe Photoshop.

Gimp can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Download and start creating and editing high quality images with Gimp!

Scribus

Scribus is a free and open source page editor for both professionals and beginners.

Scribus is available on many platforms including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Start designing beautiful pages with Scribus.

Use our TJ free tutorials to master Scribus.

FontForge

FontForge is a free and open source font creator and editor.

FontForge can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.

Download and start editing and creating new fonts with FontForge

Dia

Dia is simple drawing program for structures and diagrams.

Dia can run on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux

Start creating impressive diagrams with Dia