10 Must-Have iPhone Apps for Graphic Designers

Whether you’re traveling, at a meeting, or at lunch, having your iPhone with you affords you a chance to get some graphic design work done even when you’re away from your PC. And whether you’re a beginner or an advanced graphic designer working on personal photos or laboring in app design, allow technology to assist you in your efforts. With a wide range of apps available for the iPhone, it’s possible to carry a whole arsenal of tools with you.

In today’s article, we’re going to highlight 10 useful iPhone apps for graphic designers that will help you learn, organize, brainstorm, and/or research various aspects of your design work. And as a little extra, the apps themselves inspire creativity, so kudos to the developers!

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express

The Adobe Photo Express app is a slimmed-down version of Photoshop. It will come in handy when you need to quickly edit and upload photos on your iPhone or iPad.

Design Duet

Design Duet

This app brings your live Photoshop canvas directly to your iPhone via Wi-Fi. The app lets you preview your launched images, App Store screenshots, app prototypes, as well as mobile Photoshop designs without the need to export and transfer. You can also use it to preview retina designs. The changes made to your Photoshop canvas are automatically updated on the app for you to preview.

Geló

Geló

Geló allows you to work with gradients and apply them to your images. You can choose a color, tap it, and it’s applied to your image. You can easily modify individual colors and the position of the effect until you get a realistic color gradient.

Design Observer

Design Observer

Covering design, photography, illustration, urbanism, architecture, sustainability, social innovation, visual culture, and everything in between, this website offers you a quick way to survey what’s new every day, as well as provide you with a better reading experience for all articles. Browse the site by channel, by author or by topic. The special Mondrian view lets you scan articles by key images.

Path On

Path On

Path On lets you decorate your photos with interesting words, lyrics and quotes. Just use your finger to draw a line across the photo, and whatever you type will follow this path you’ve created. The app features pre-selected simple shapes and over 300 fonts for you to choose from. Path On is perfect for those who are into scrapbooking, artistic photos, or just interested in making fun photos to share.

Sketches

Sketches

This iPhone app lets you jot down your notes, scribble your thoughts and ideas, and annotate photos using only your fingers and your imagination. Illustrate your ideas with simple and colorful diagrams, notes and sketches. Place shapes using multi-touch gestures, zoom in for those accurate little details, save your work in your personal corkboard, or send them to others. You can use this app for business, creativity or simply share it as a pastime with your friends.

Behance

Behance

Behance’s official app for the iPhone gives you access to millions of creative projects by the world’s top creative talents. The app also offers the ultimate mobile portfolio that seamlessly syncs with your Behance projects. Their team of curators features new works daily, from top portfolios in the field of design.

Typecast

Typecast

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but in the world of graphic design, the word remains to be powerful. Developed by Font, Typecast allows you to experiment with more than 23,000 different web fonts, including Typekit, Fontdeck, and Google fonts. So let those titles and taglines say more by using stylish fonts on your iPhone.

iDesign

iDesign

iDesign, labeling itself as a “precision 2D vector drawing and design app”, comes with a unique offset drawing tool that allows you to accurately draw with a fingertip, without blocking your own view. It comes with advanced point-and-shape editing functionality, and is perfect for drawing on the move.

Logo Maker and Graphics

Logo Maker and Graphics

This app features royalty-free images, graphics, cartoon marketing characters, glossy objects, and more – designed by professional graphic artists. You can use them for free on your Facebook pages, Instagram photos, or share them via email. It’s a great way to create slide presentations. Adjust and modify more than 30 customizable logo templates, create email signature or use the logos you create in your video creations.

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