What are the best resources for designing album art?

asked by SAIFUL ISLAM
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    #1Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark lets you create impactful social graphics, web stories and animated videos its free graphic design app.

    Online Tools

    $9.99- Varies by plan

    Douglas Cooper
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "This is a decent resource for making album art. There may be better sources but it will be easy."
  2. 14

    #299designs

    99designs
    99designs is an online graphic design marketplace that connects businesses of all types and sizes with talented creatives around the world. 
    Websites

    Kyle Gibson
    Written on July 13, 2018
    "99designs is a great site for finding someone talented enough to create great album art. There are all sorts of different people on the site who are from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of skills."
  3. 13

    #3Adobe 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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $9.99- Free trial available

    Leonardo Ventura
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Hard to beat the tried and true Photoshop. This is a very popular, very well supported program that can do just about anything. It may not be specifically designed for album arts, but it will certainly do the job in this regard. I might be able to find something a little more specific, but it's hard to go wrong here. "
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    #4Adobe 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.

    Software

    Windows, Mac

    $20.99- Varies by plan

    Brittany Simmons
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "This app allows to create logo and icons. There are more products are available here. It is also easy to use this app. It is very innovative app."
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    #5PicMonkey

    PicMonkey

    PicMonkey is a creative tool for photo editing and graphic design so you can show your creativity and your style. The photo editing tool is available online and on iOS and Android devices.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Scott Day
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "A nice little photo editor and designer, which is useful for anyone without access to a more robust graphics editing tool. Quick and easy to use, it's a lot of fun to play around with and you can do some really neat design work with this tool."
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    #6Adobe Illustrator Draw

    Adobe Illustrator Draw

    Adobe Illustrator Draw allows users to draw elaborated illustrations and organize all your works with this official Adobe app. You will be able to add tons of layers, use a stylus, pencils, pens, and brushes and edit your creations and export them in many different file formats. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Larry Fuller
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "Out of all of the apps that are available to draw and edit pictures, this one stands alone. I have used this several times and it's a professional app for great pictures. Nothing stands by it."
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    #7Canva

    Canva

    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. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free- Varies by plan

    Hannah Wood
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "An awesome app that allows you to create your own logos and poster. The designs are eye catching and outstanding. The app has different package levels in which you can have a greater selection. So, if you are starting your own business or in need of a poster for an event this app can be a great choice. The rates start out at 1.99 and goes up from there. "
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    #8Zazzle - Create, Design & Shop

    Zazzle - Create, Design & Shop

    With Zazzle, you can buy and also design the most beautiful products!It is the right choice for those who are looking for a complete tool for creating and shopping!


    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Thomas Cox
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I was pleasantly surprised with the quality if a personalized travel mug from here. so reasonanly priced and adorable!! the only issue I have had from this site is on some party invites I ordered. I needed to change something in the design a few hrs after I submitted. it hadn't been send to print yet and it seemed like it let me make changes but the i invited arrived as the original design. Completely my fault but it would have been nice to have a grace period to alter a mistake. The invites were grqt quality though.I was pleasantly surprised with the quality if a personalized travel mug from here. so reasonanly priced and adorable!! the only issue I have had from this site is on some party invites I ordered. I needed to change something in the design a few hrs after I submitted. it hadn't been send to print yet and it seemed like it let me make changes but the i invited arrived as the original design. Completely my fault but it would have been nice to have a grace period to alter a mistake. The invites were grqt quality though"
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    #9DesignLab Studio

    DesignLab Studio
    DesignLab allows you to produce the most attractive designs! This complete app provides you several graphics, images and fonts for making beautiful creations.
    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Arthur Johnson
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "DesignLab Studio is a great app for designing album art. The app allows you to create art when you are inspired, not chained to a work station. This is very liberating for your creativity."
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    #10Cover Maker

    Cover Maker

    Cover Maker is an app that allows you to design your own cover photos for social networks. Select the background, crop the desired size, add text, stickers and other effects and easily upload it.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Wayne Davidson
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "I love creating album art to keep my photos organized. With Cover Maker I can create and upload to all social networks. This gives me the creativity I always crave!"

Summary

Best What are the best resources for designing album art
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Adobe SparkOnline Tools 17 Paid
299designsWebsites 14 Paid
3Adobe PhotoshopSoftware 13 Paid
4Adobe Illustrator CCSoftware 13 Paid
5PicMonkeyOnline Tools 9 Free
6Adobe Illustrator DrawApps 6 Free
7CanvaApps 0 Free
8Zazzle - Create, Design & ShopApps 0 Free
9DesignLab StudioApps -1 Free
10Cover MakerApps -2 Free
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