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
Autodesk Fusion 360
Fusion 360 connects your entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. Free for students and educators, startups and hobbyists.
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 is a free vector graphics editor for Mac OS X, easy to use and compatibl with Inkascape.
Windows / MAC OSX / Linux GIMP is a free fully-featured image editing software, developed and supported by a wide community.
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 is a vector drawing application, part of KOffice, the KDE office suite.
(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.
(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.
(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.
Available for GNU/Linux and other UNIX-compatible systems, Skencil incorporates all the stadard vector-editing tools plus a number of advanced features.
(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.
(Windows) Verve Painter is a free, experimental application with a GL-based shader paint engine that simulates real fluid dynamics.