Free Design Software

All the best free tools for designers, from the best free sketching and drawing software to the 3D modeling and rendering applications.

Free Design Software Links:

  • Blender

    Blender is a free open source 3D content creation suite, available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux and released under the GNU General Public License.
  • DrawBerry (Mac)

    DrawBerry is a free vector graphics editor for Mac OS X, easy to use and compatibl with Inkascape.
  • GIMP

    Windows / MAC OSX / Linux – GIMP is a free fully-featured image editing software, developed and supported by a wide community.
  • Inkscape

    Inkscape is a free vector graphics editor based on the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format. It is available for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
  • Karbon

    Karbon is a vector drawing application, part of KOffice, the KDE office suite.
  • Krita

    (Windows, Linux) Krita is a free digital painting and illustration application offering CMYK support, HDR painting, perspective grids, dockers, filters, painting assistants, and other advanced features.
  • Mischief-Free

    (Mac OSX, Windows) Mischief-Free is a free drawing/sketching app based on the proprietary  Adaptively Sampled Distance Fields (ADFs) technology that allows to have a vector-like drawing quality with infinite canvas and zooming capabilities.

    Compared to the commercial version, the free version lacks some presets, a full color palette, layers, and can’t export to PSD files.
  • Sculptris

    (Mac, Windows) Sculptris is a free digital sculpting application maintained by Pixologic, the company behind ZBrush. It is an ideal way for starting learn digital sculpting.
  • Skencil (Linux)

    Available for GNU/Linux and other UNIX-compatible systems, Skencil incorporates all the stadard vector-editing tools plus a number of advanced features.
  • SketchUp Make

    (Mac OSX, Windows) SketchUp Make is a freely-downloadable 3D modeling program with an easy-to-learn modeling approach, primarily geared towards architectural design. SketchUp Make is not licensed for commercial work.
  • Verve Painter

    (Windows) Verve Painter is a free, experimental application with a GL-based shader paint engine that simulates real fluid dynamics.

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