Have Fun with 26 Open Source Software for Designers and Artists

Have Fun with 26 Open Source Software for Designers and Artists


Always looking for new exciting features that makes your working process just a bit easier and fun? Here are 26 open source software that will do the trick.
The italic texts are descriptions from the software’s websites.



Stripemania-seamless diagonal stripes

Stripemania is a simple and free web 2.0 tool to create seamless diagonal stripes for your designs. You are able to choose the size of the stripes and the spacing between those. You can even add color gradient effect for all of your stripes.

Feel free to play with it. You are allowed to use the created image for whatever you would like to.

Digital Painting Software

Art software is designed especially for painting, drawing, coloring, and creating original art work on a computer. Although some art software offers tools for working with pre-existing images, the emphasis is on art and the creation process. Art software allows you to mimic traditional artistic media such as oils, watercolors, acrylics, pencils, markers, crayons, chalk, pastels, and felt pens, using your computer.

Sketch Club for Ipad




GimpShop ( Photoshop Alternate )


Paint Tool SAI (Win Only)


PaintTool SAI

ColorWheel Harmony


Manga Studio Debut 4.0

Speedy Painter

Fotosketcher – FREE and Creative!


Krita ( ArtRage Alternate )