We all know how important appearances are, especially when it comes to the design of our websites, headers, banners and logos. Having a good unique look and design can help you attract more traffic and be much more successful online. I’m sure you’ve heard of photoshop before, one of the most popular and best graphic design software’s or tools out there. But can be quite complicated and costly. Hiring a professional graphics designer can be expensive too and can sometimes be difficult to find a good one. So I wanted to share some of my favorite free web design tools that you should checkout.
I had just recently written a post called, how to create a free logo for a website but wanted to expand on it and add my favorite FREE design tools to make your own headers, logos, web graphics and banners all in one post. Don’t worry if you don’t have any design or tech skills, I don’t either and I find the free graphic design tools below very easy to use.
4 FREE Web Design Tools to Create Web Graphics, headers, logos, banners…
Xheader – Probably my favorite tool and use it on a daily basis. Not only do I create professional headers for my niche sites in a matter of minutes using this tool, it’s also great for creating simple web graphics and logos too. It’s very quick and simple to use, yet produces some really great designs.
Gimp – This is the most complicated tool out of the list, but packs a big punch. Create much more complicated designs with this free graphics design tool. There tutorials are very helpful and pretty much will walk you step by step if you need any help. You’ll easily be able to design 3d images, textured backgrounds, altered images and many other web designs.
Grsites – This site makes it very easy to create textured backgrounds for your web sites and blogs. You can either create your own or use one of the pre-existing ones. Very simple to create your own logos and other simple graphics too.
DropShadowz – I like using this site to add those cool looking drop shadows to my images. The other tools can do the same thing, but this site just makes it much simpler.
All of the free web design softwares and tools above are easy to use and will allow you to create just about any type of web design you may need, no matter your skill level. You should now have the resources to create just about any web graphic, header, banner and logos whenever you want to. I like to experiment a lot and add things to my web graphics to see what looks and works best. So have fun creating and now you no longer have to just settle for whatever design is available.