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Help me to create!

When creating by hand or if you are looking to use some of the tech available in our store, you may need to start your project with some sort of a design.  The design could be just a sketch, in order for you to visualise what the finished project should look like.  Or it could be something more substantial, ie a design that requires specific measurements or a project that you may wish to present to someone for their review.  This is when design software may be of use.

We have listed below a few free and paid for design software solutions for you to look at.  Some are more easier to learn and use than others.  All you need to do is take a look through and see which suits your own personal project.

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Gimp

The Free & Open Source Image Editor

GIMP is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.

Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins.

Tinkercad

From mind to design in minutes

Tinkercad is a free, easy-to-use web app that equips the next generation of designers and engineers with the foundational skills for innovation: 3D design, electronics, and coding!

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Inkscape

A powerful, free design tool - Inkscape

Whether you are an illustrator, designer, web designer or just someone who needs to create some vector imagery, Inkscape is for you!

  • Flexible drawing tools

  • Broad file format compatibility

  • Powerful text tool

  • Bezier and spiro curves

Blender

The most amazing open source FREE design software!

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline.

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