As a graphic designer, you must be looking for inspiration in everything you see around you. And there are plenty of apps available that help you discover new ideas and smart tools which streamline and simplify the process of design and get your creative juices flowing. Have a look at some of the iPad apps every graphic designer (both novices and experts) should try.
There can’t be a search app that is more lucid. One can make any type of instant search with the help of Google Search without depending on browsers. There is also an optimized voice search option to simplify the search process. The text finder in the app helps you in finding the right text within the webpage. The most useful element in this app is the full screen image search with which you can search for any type of image and view it in full screen mode. You can just take a snap of what you see to find more information about products, landmarks, famous paintings etc.
Adobe Ideas helps you to perform almost all the Adobe functionalities as it includes Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop. Using this application, one can zoom pictures without jaggies, choose colors using HSB and RGB color pickers and rotate each layer of the image separately. You can also control the order of the layers, create multiple versions of design concepts and much more. The app has simple vector-based drawing tools which bring out unique design structures. Pictures can be zoomed, rotated, colored etc. You can also share the designs with anyone by sending them as PDF files through email. Adobe Ideas is the perfect tool to capture and explore ideas.
Modeling a tree’s image becomes very simple with TreeSketch. This iOS app’s width constraints help you in controlling the width of the tree crown to make it look natural. Parameters can be refined to customize the branches and tropism of the tree. Branch bending algorithm, stretching and over-sketching of branches are also supported. This awesome tool allows you to have control over the orientation of leaves, making them look very realistic. You can draw and design your own tress with this amazing 3D tree modeling app.
Make use of Palettes Pro to create and maintain color palettes easily. Pick out any desired color from an image or a webpage and add as many color palettes as possible. Import/export color palettes from any tool like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator etc., and share them via e-mail. You can backup and restore these palettes to/from your desktop, iCloud, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box or FTP servers. One can also select colors from RGB, HSV (HSB), HSL, a webpage, an image etc., or create your own colors using this app.
OmniGraffle connects lines with shapes and simplifies the drawing process. You can automatically align your diagram with a single click. Making awesome designs with customizable shapes, freehand sketches and text wrapping couldn’t be easier. Smart guides of the app help you align, rotate and size objects. You can share your own OmniGraffle documents via email or email them as scalable PDF files and also save them as graphics in your photos library. Be it a process chart, page layout, website wireframe or graphic design, the drawing process becomes effortless with OmniGraffle.
Apart from these 5 iPad apps there are various others like iFontMaker, SketchBook Pro, iDrawetc., that can help you in unleashing your creative potential. A graphic design should have the right balance of various elements to create an impression. If you are a newbie who is looking to create eye-catchy graphic designs, you can choose a professional who can get the job done effectively and help you find your place in the online world.