What are the best cover designing tools?

asked by Chandralal Colombage
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    #1Adobe Illustrator CC

    Adobe Illustrator CC

    Adobe Illustrator is a vector-based graphics editor software developed by Adobe Inc. This can be used to create different designs with its drawing tools. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows computers.


    Windows, Mac

    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Sean Brooks
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "First let me just say that Illustrator is actually the go-to tool for creating logos or other illustrations plus its the best for creating vectors. In my experience i usually use this to make expressive covers that needs illustration with typograhpy. "
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    GIMP or GNU Image Manipulation Program is an illustrative digital freeware which serves as a photo-retouching program, image compositor, and image authoring. This program was created in 1996.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Claire Ma
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "GIMP is another good alternative to photoshop i terms of its capability to make designing stuff. Not just that this is also free. Isn't that amazing?"
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    Inkscape is an illustration tool for users who needs to draw or create vectorial images. With its drawing tools and file format compatibilities, it can give help to users to create texts and bezier and spiro curves.


    Windows, Mac, Linux


    Tiffany Newman
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "Easy to use but you do need some patience and practice though to get used to it. And based on my experience this has a lot of common functions like Corel Draw and Illustrator. If you want to make covers that are more on digital art then this should be the one you must use. "
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    Pixelmator is a tool wherein you can touch up photos or create your digital artworks from scratch using its wide range of tools, brushes, and effects. This is a great iPad alternative to Photoshop.


    Mac, iOS


    Rachel Banks
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "I am someone who likes to create digital artwork from scratch and whenever i do that i am always infront of my PC but thanks to Pixelmator i can now work using my iPad which is very convenient especially when i get inspired all of a sudden i just have to pop out my ipad. "
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    #5Cover Maker

    Cover Maker

    Cover Maker is a book and magazine cover editing app developed by Peter Smith for iOS devices. The app lets users design their own digital book covers for their Wattpad stories.



    Free- With in-app purchases

    Amalia Barragán
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "Just finished writing a book that took almost a year to finish now i am in the process of making the book cover and i want to make it myself since i have the basic background about graphic design eh. I think this would help me in making my cover. It looks promising eh. "
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    Canva is a graphics design tool where users can create professional designs by curating photos, text, animations, stickers, borders, frames and more. It also features albums and scrapbooks where users may collaborate with their friends. 


    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Madison Weber
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "IMO Canva is the best for those clueless when it comes to cover designing at the same time it can be handy for professionals too. Yes, it makes designing easy but i can assure you that this is not just for the amateurs. I've recommended this to my friends who are wanted to learn more about digital art and this is where they started now they are such a pro eh. "
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    #7Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop

    Adobe Photoshop is a photo editing software that became the industry standard today used by professionals and hobbyists alike. It has plenty of features allowing amounts of photo editing jobs to be done.


    Windows, Mac

    $9.99- Free trial available

    Roy Lewis
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "Been using Photoshop in my various works from photo editing to digital art. When it comes to making cover designs i use this for visually complex covers with photorealism. Additionally, this has everything u need as it has tools with so many functions that even professionals like me cant even utilize most of it. "
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    CorelDRAW is an illustration tool compatible to both Windows and Mac computers that helps users in designing either for print or web. The software also enables users to edit photos, layout multi-page designs, and more.


    Windows, Mac

    $669- Free trial available

    Christopher Alexander
    Written on October 2, 2018
    "honestly i am more familiar with Illustrator but after watching and reading tons of tutorials i got the hang of CorelDraw, which is surprisingly quite easy to use. Anyway, i believe this is a good alternative to other software you are using especially when creating a new illustration of designing a new book cover. "


Best What are the best cover designing tools
1Adobe Illustrator CCSoftware 1 Paid
2GimpSoftware 0 Free
3InkscapeSoftware 0 Free
4PixelmatorApps 0 Paid
5Cover MakerApps 0 Free
6CanvaApps 0 Free
7Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 0 Paid
8CorelDRAWSoftware -1 Paid

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