Design has a steep learning curve. Not only are the tools often extremely complex (and expensive) the skills needed to create great looking design take years for a budding designer to develop.
Luckily the iPad App Store offers a great selection of tools that streamline and simplify design for professionals and amateurs alike. Check out these great creative design apps which will let you develop your aesthetic eye while producing beautiful designs quickly and easily no matter what your level of skill and experience.
Phoster is a simple to use design app which lets you create, share and even print, custom made poster designs using your iPad. With a simple to use interface and a wide selection of ready to use templates, fonts, colors, and filters, Phoster makes it incredibly easy for anyone to create attractive poster designs effortlessly in just a few intuitive steps. Phoster also lets you add images to your design so you can take advantage of that beautiful high resolution camera on the new iPad.
This simple to use app makes designing your own custom font face incredibly easy. With a few easy to use drawing tools anyone can jump in to creating their own custom fonts. Popular fonts are included in the app to give you a guide as you work your way through the alphabet creating and customizing each letter as you see fit. Fonts are then exportable for use anywhere using the app developers online tool.
DesignStudio is a simple to use design app for the iPad with an intuitive and minimalistic icon based UI. With adaptive tools specific to different tasks DesignStudio lets you quickly jump into creating web page mock ups, business cards and even customizable QR codes. The app includes a wide selection of ready made vector graphics and textures to get you started, and also allows easy importing of images. Though perhaps less useful to the pro designer, DesignStudio is a perfect canvas for people interested in small DIY graphic design projects for print or web.
DesignStudio (Free, 0.99$ for pro version)
(Images: Sean Rioux, Phoster , iFontMaker and DesignStudio)