A few months ago I discovered Gravit Designer when I decided to reduce the number of subscription services I was using. This meant I cancelled my paid Canva & Adobe subscriptions, as I was not using them enough to justify the monthly cost. It did mean I had to get creative and find some alternatives and workarounds for creating graphics for my social media platforms and websites.
Gravit Designer a Great Alternative to Canva
Whilst searching on the net I came across an online platform called Gravit Designer, this free tool can be used online or you can download the application to your PC. I found it incredibly versatile it does take a little while to get used to the dashboard system and exporting elements and graphics. The learning curve is well worth it, as for a free application it has some amazing features.
It has some of the following features:
Ability to download images as a transparent PNG
This was one of the big wins for me, as this feature is only available on the paid version of Canva. This has meant I have been able to make icons and graphics in Gravit and download it with that clear background.
There is actually a library of templates that you can access which includes Pinterest posts, Facebook & Instagram posts, phone size images, website headers it even has an infinite canvas so you can make your designs and creations as big as you like.
If you were a branding designer this would not cut it. However, if you need to create an icon for yourself you could do this and download the file as a vector graphic which means the image can be enlarged without losing any picture quality.
So, as you can see there is a long list of great features and is worthwhile investing a little time to learn especially if you are on a tight budget. If you need help setting up or using the program please get in contact.