Toys! This week we are taking a look at some of the most popular software on the market for the graphic design community.
Over 17 million users are taking advantage of this software that transforms just about any file imaginable into a PDF. Ranked #1 in PDF software by CNET, this free technology features a desktop icon that can quickly convert your files as soon as they’re dragged and dropped.
CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X5
Currently being offered as a free 30-day trial, CorelDRAW X5 allows you to illustrate, trace, and design for any form of media. The new version comes complete with professionally designed templates and tutorials in case you need some help. Whether you’re working on logos, booklets, bumper stickers, or billboards, CorelDRAW is considered by CNET to be a “must-have version.” When your 30 days are up, $499 might not seem that bad for this tool.
MTool Banner Maker 1.8
The newest of our featured software, MTool Banner Maker 1.8, has been given 5 out of 5 stars by CNET, making us pretty intrigued. Free to try, and just $39.95 to buy, this banner maker extraordinaire does it all–creating Flash banners, slideshows, animation, text effects, and GIF banners–and you don’t need any Flash knowledge or skills. A built-in preview window allows you to see your work immediately, and customization tools allow you to make it any size you need!
Countless graphic design software resources are available and many downloads are free, fast, and easy. And if you’ve thought of it but can’t find it, create it yourself!
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