The best graphic design software in 2024

The best graphic design software makes life easier by automating dull, routine tasks (often with the help of AI) and giving us more scope to be creative. They include expensive, industry-standard tools like Adobe Photoshop, but increasingly newer and cheaper software are giving these packages a run for their money, so we've considered these, too, in compiling our list.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.

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