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Free Design Tools - Generators, Graphics Templates, Prototyping ...

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Free Design Resources and Graphic Design Tools

The collections of free design resources and graphic design tools. I listed many graphic design resources that make it possible to generate and create useful graphics.

If you are also interested in not only design resources but also content creation tools, you can check my other curated list: Visual and Written Content Creation Tools

Free Design Resources Part I – Generator Apps

These tools generate design resources for you. They are simple tools but generate effective patterns and code. Those are free design resources that you can tweak and use them.

Magic Pattern

Magic Pattern consists of a bunch of freemium tools. The link to the SVG wave generator is below; also check out other tools.
Magic Pattern SVG Wave Generator

Get Waves

Get Waves
A free SVG wave generator to make unique SVG waves for your next web design. Choose a curve, adjust complexity, randomize!
Get Waves

SVG Waves

SVG Waves
Another generator that produces wave patterns in SVG or PNG formats. SVG Wave is a minimal gradient svg wave generator with a lot of customization. It lets you the ability to generate and export pngs and svgs of beautiful waves. SVG wave also lets you layer multiple waves. Create SVGs for your website designs.
Svg Wave

Faux Code Generator

This app requires a link of any GitHub gist. When you provide the source code, the web app transforms it to faux code graphics.
Faux Code Generator

Neumorphism CSS Generator

Neumorphism
This web app allows you to create neumorphism CSS code that you tweak visually.
Neumorphism CSS Generator

Soft UI

Another free design resource that makes it possible to build neumorphic style code.
Explore the most advanced CSS box shadow generator for your UI. Create colors, gradients, elements in the neuromorphic design: fast, free, no ads.

Soft UI

Glitch Art

Glitch Art
The glitch art generator produces glitch patterns.
Glitch Art

Fancy Border Generator

Fancy Border Generator
This online design resources allows you to make custom shape borders.
Fancy Border Generator

Components.ai

Components.ai
This design resource actually a suit. It consists of many design generator that is produced by machine learning algorithms. Gradients, color scales, voronoi, and bootstrap color palette generator.
Components AI

Material Shadow

It allows you to add shadows to your icons. You can also select predefined material icons.
Material Shadow

Technology Bullshit Generator

If you need flashy words, then this app makes it for you. It creates a flashy but bullshit word generator.
Tech Bullshit Generator

Squircley

Squircley generate a shape neither square nor circle. You can tweak it as you want.
Squircley

Shape Divider

It divides the shapeπŸ™‚ You realized that some kind of divided shapes are well suited on landing pages. You can do those kind of shapes with this design resource.
Shape Divider App

Blobs

Decorative blob generator tool.
Blobs

Omatsuri Suite

Omatsuri is not a single graphic design tool. It is actually a free design resources suit. You can find many useful graphic design resources such as triangle generator, wave generator, color shades and color palette generators.
Progressive Web Application with 12 open source frontend focused tools
Omatsuri Suite

Blog Cover Generator

Easy blog post cover generator.
Blog Cover Generator

Patternico

A pattern generator.
Patternico

Doodad

Yet another pattern generator
Doodad

Tabbied

Doodle with generated patterns.
Tabbied

BG Jar

Very useful background pattern generator which can export your design in various formats such as CSS, SVG or PNG.
BG Jar

Free Design Resources Part II – Visual Content Creator Tools

Canva

Canva
Canva is the most popular and the most used graphic content creations site. It has both free and premium plans. If you need a quick visual content Canva is one of the best design resource.
Canva

Easil

Easil is another Canva alternative that has limited features for free plan.
Easil

Visme

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Visme is an online tool that allows you to easily create info-graphics. Those are very useful for visual explanations and building back-links.
Visme

Glorify

Glorify is a Canva-like tool that specifically create graphics for different platforms such as Product Hunt, Shopify, Fiver etc…
Glorify

Polotno Studio

Polotno Studio allows you to edit your graphics.
Polotno Studio

Projector

Projector is also another free graphic template design tool.
Projector

Taler

Taler is relatively new tool comparing with other free design resources. It is also powered by e-commerce platform Shopify.
Taler

Crello

It is very limited graphic design tool. Only 5 design downloads are permitted.
Crello

Artify

I personally like the illustration of Artify. Once in a while, It does not respond. However, It is now working. I should also mention that attribution is required.
Artify

Free Design Resources Part III – Prototyping and Graphic Editing Tools

Figma

Figma
Figma is awesome. It is a sketch alternative. Moreover, It is boosted by Web-Assembly technology that makes possible to do these stuff on your browser. It is great for teams and freelancers. It also allows you to graphically edit React components. In this way, Framer is a unique design tool.
Figma

Penpot

Penpot is an open-source free prototyping and design tool that is currently at alpha stage.
Penpot

Framer

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Framer stands out with its mobile and interaction prototype development. It has web version as long as MacOS versions. React developers may know Framer Motion library which is the product of Framer.
Framer

Lunacy

Lunacy is a desktop software created by Icons8. Because of the creator company, it has built-in assets. Currently only available for Windows.
Lunacy

Spline

One of the best tools of 2020. Spline allows you to create 3D geometry. Moreover, It has Linux support.

Spline

Free Design Resources IV – Design System Tools

Toolabs Design System

Toolabs is a very intuitive tools that allows you to create your design system and export it with various formats such as CSS, JSON etc.. Also, It creates a web page for your design system that you can access and share it easily.
Toolabs DSM

Frontify

Frontify actually is more than a design system tool. It is a complete brand design suite. It has a free plan for freelancers. You can create your design guideline and design system. Frontify also allows you to create a web page in order to access and share your guideline. Moreover, you can develop and design a user-interface component and share the code easily. A sample guideline page can be seen below:

Free Design Resources - Frontify
Frontify

Diez

Tokens are great when the case is design. Diez is a tool that is specialized in creating design tokens.
Diez

ZeroHeight

You can create your design guidelines with Zeroheight and make it single source of truth. Because it includes both design and code assets, communication with designers and developers becomes less problematic.

ZeroHeight

Free Design Resources V – Miscellaneous

Design Lobby

It is nice looking asset manager. You can deploy your design assets such as typefaces, icons, images and colors. Currently in a beta phase.
Design Lobby

Squoosh

Squoosh is a one page web app that is the easiest way to compress images. As we know, Google stated that fast opening is an important factor when ranking websites. Therefore, image compression is a must for websites that is aiming to rank higher. Considering the situation, Squoosh is an important free design resource.
Squoosh

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Jim Raptis

Highly recommend the free SVG wave generator I've released lately in MagicPattern toolbox. A little preview below:

Free SVG wave line generator by MagicPattern

Free SVG wave gradient generator by MagicPattern

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Can Burak Sofyalioglu Author

Great toolbox. I've updated both this post and the original blog post.