Free digital tools

Free digital tools

Many free graphics tools exist to create quality images and designs! These are also the ones I use most often when I need to retouch my illustrations or designs. I have nothing against paid license systems, only, I hate the Adobe subscription system... And unlike According to popular belief, open source software has nothing to envy to paid software! The following tools can therefore be used to make great creations, but may take some time to learn and practice. to master their functions.

Open source software

1) GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is image editing software that can be used to edit and create images, or photos.

2) Krita is a digital drawing and painting software that offers many drawing and painting tools for artists. There is a very strong community around this software, and many creators provide brush and brush packs for your creations.

3) Blender is a software for 3D modeling, rendering, animation creation and video editing. Used in many fields: in particular the creation of films, video games, advertisements and architectural productions. It comes with many advanced features that make it a powerful and versatile tool for artists and industry professionals.

4) Inkscape Inkscape is vector drawing software that can be used to create complex illustrations, diagrams, and designs.

5) MyPaint is digital drawing and painting software that is particularly suitable for artists who use graphics tablets.

6) OpenToonz This is a cartoon software that can create high quality cartoons.

7) Libreprite A bit special since it is aimed at Pixel Art lovers! It is an open-source alternative (fork) to Aseprite, which became paid for a few years ago. Aseprite is very inexpensive, however having tried both, Libreprite has nothing to envy in terms of functionality. It is therefore an editor that allows you to create and animate sprites for retro video games and cartoons, or create retro visuals or Gifs.

Online Tools

1) Canva is an online graphic design platform that offers many free templates and layout tools, as well as paid images and design assets.

2) Piktochart is an online platform that makes it easy to create engaging infographics and visual presentations.

3) Pixlr is an online image editor that offers many image editing and design creation tools for users of all skill levels.


1) NightCafé is an online platform allowing the creation of images or videos using artificial intelligence, with a system of daily credits to claim. They also offer a paid subscription system, but for experimenting or as a hobby, this is more than enough!

2) Expert is a site that provides a completely free background removal tool!

3) Avatarmaker allows you to create a personalized avatar thanks to predefined layers, there are others of course, but it is simple and practical, and that's the one I use.