If you're new to designing for print and need a little help getting started, here are a few of our favourite online solutions that can help you generate print ready artwork quickly and easily.
With Canva, anyone can easily create professional documents and beautiful designs for any purpose or occasion. You’re free to browse more than 65,000 editable templates or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can start from scratch. Canva allows you to access millions of stock photos, illustrations, icons and fonts for use in your designs.
Canva’s online app is free to use, or you can upgrade to a Pro version to access extra features.
When you’ve finished creating your masterpiece in Canva, download your artwork in ‘PDF Print’ format, remembering to select the ‘Crop marks and bleed’ option.
If you’d prefer to leave the hassle of creating artwork to the professionals, 99designs can help you connect with talented graphic designers from across the globe. They will help you find the ideal designer to collaborate with on your project. Alternatively, you can launch a contest and open your brief to their entire community. Various designers will submit their ideas and you pick your favourite design.
Adobe Creative Cloud
If you’re serious about creating artwork like a professional, then look no further than Adobe Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud is Adobe’s way of making its software - including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign - available as a monthly subscription service. The cost varies depending on how many apps you use. Creative Cloud also includes additional services to improve your creative workflows, such as cloud storage and access to Adobe’s extensive font library.