The best digital art software

The best digital art software; a mix of logos of the leading art software
(Image credit: Adobe, Corel, Escape Motions)

When it comes to the best digital art software there is more choice than ever before, from paint simulation software and apps designed for photo editing that can be adapted to digital art and even drawing on the go using iPad. Whether you need the the best iPad drawing app or the best drawing app for PC, I've found something for you in my guide.

I have tested the software in my list and regularly use some of the apps for work and my hobby – I tend to use Procreate every day. Our reviewers have used and rated each pick against a range of criteria including easy of use, features, tools and more (see how we test software for more – and watch out for the links to full reviews). If we haven't tested a program, we have good reason for including it, and have done extensive research to back up our claims. 

Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.