Graphic Creation Tools

There are many tools that can be used to create graphics. This activity provides a quick glimpse into several of them.

Turn In: Let your instructor know if you will be using something other than GIMP.

Below are several tools that can be used to create graphics. Information is provided about each of the tools. You may have a graphic creation tool not listed below that you prefer to use also.

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, Photoshop and Illustrator are very powerful packages to create and edit images and graphics. If your school has licenses to Adobe Creative Cloud or these applications, they would be the recommended choice for you to use.

Adobe does have a free trial if you want to try these applications at no cost.

Adobe web site


GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free image editing software program that runs on a number of different operating systems. There is a lot of information, tutorials, and add-ins for GIMP.



Inkscape is a free vector graphics editor.


Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint is included in Windows and provides basic image editing features. While easy to use, it does not provide a lot of the features that the other products provide. Use this option if the other options are not available to you.

On Windows 7 and higher, press the Windows key and type in mspaint.

Copyright © 2021 Eric Schumm. Permission granted to freely use this in your classroom.