3 tips for graphic design without Photoshop

graphic design without photoshop

Graphic design without photoshop might sound awkward to your ears as a graphic designer. What you are about to read are 3 tips that will help you to design things even if you do not have photoshop.

I must say that adobe photoshop is one of the best graphic design softwares you need for your graphic design skills. You reading this article you might have been using it, however if you are new to graphic design, everything will be explained in this article.

Let us take a quick look at what photoshop is and its uses.


Graphic design without Photoshop

What is Photoshop?

Adobe Photoshop so far has been said to be the world’s best imaging and graphic design software. It helps designers to create and enhance photographs, illustrations, 3 D artworks and many more. Millions of designers, photographers and artists around the world use Photoshop to make the impossible possible. (like seriously?)

As a beginner in graphic design, you need advice and guide on how you will learn graphic design and become a professional in it.


Should I design with Photoshop? ( make posters, tumblr images, edit photos)

Oh yeah! Adobe Photoshop is a software you should have as a graphic designer and you should learn how to use it well. However, there are tips that will help you to make tumblr graphics, posters, without photoshop


graphic design without photoshop


3 tips for graphic design without Photoshop

Below are the three tips you need to know as you advance in your graphic design career.

[TAKE NOTE] Do not be limited to resources

As a graphic designer you should not be limited to resources. Try out other graphic design methods. Apart from Photoshop there are other software that you can use to design a very nice work. I will be listing some of the things you should try out below:


  1. Tip 1: Try Corel draw:  

As a beginner, I will say that going into photoshop might be cumbersome. Corel draw is a graphic design software enjoyed by millions of professionals, small business owners, and design enthusiasts worldwide. It offers a seamless design experience for vector graphics, layout, illustration, photo editing, tracing, web images and many more.

Why I said you should try out corel draw is that, corel draw will be easier to understand as a beginner and will teach you the basic things you need to know: shapes, colors and so on.

graphic design without photoshop
A design made without photoshop ( Corel draw) 



For experts, Coreldraw might be lower for you if you are already good with photoshop. However, you can always check out things on Corel Draw.

2. Tip 2: Try Aurora HDR photo editor:

Aurora HDR is a photo editing software developed by skylum company. It makes photo editing easier and look more professional and eye-catching and It has many versions and the 2019 version has been released. It also has various features like: Different languages support, HDR enhancer, Quantu, HDR engine which helps to reduce burned colors, loss of contrast and many more.



You can read more about Aurora by clicking here

3. Tip 3: Try Photolemur:

Photolemur is another software designed by skylum software. It automatically improves photos by using advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence. Why I love this software and use it is because you can simply drag and drop all your pictures and let the A I do its work. With this you can enhance skin tones and make pictures look better. You can drag and drop many images and it will edit them for you.



This software is very nice for photo editors and as a graphic designer, you need knowledge of photo editing too in order to stand out in your career.

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Finally, graphic design is not hard, graphic design is a high paying job and you need to work on your skills in order to design professional works and get more clients.


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