15 essential tools for graphic designers

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If you're looking for the essential tools for graphic designers, you've come to the right place. We've rounded up the best hardware, software and other graphic design tools to help creatives of all levels work more effectively. Whether you're starting from scratch or looking to upgrade a specific piece of kit, our recommendations will help you pick the best option.

Reliable equipment doesn't have to be expensive (take a look at our guide to the best free graphic design software if your budget it particularly tight), but here we've hand-picked the very best kit that money can buy based on our reviews of each product. Some might be a big investment, but all will be worthwhile in the long run.

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