Learn Design Tools

Learn Design Tools: The top visual tools for Product Design are Sketch, Invision Studio, and Adobe Xd. There are others like Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Balsamiq and etc. These tools will vary based on your role.
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There are a few common design tools that every UX designer should know about. As a designer, you must choose appropriate tools based on the project requirements. Please don’t restrict yourself to one product. Some projects may require prototyping, wireframing, collaboration, or UI tools while others may require pencil and paper.

Here’s a list of popular UX tools:

  1. Sketch
  2. Photoshop
  3. Illustrator
  4. Invision
  5. Principle
  6. Framer
  7. UXPin
  8. Balsamiq
  9. Marvel
  10. User Testing
  11. After Effects
  12. Optimizely
  13. Axure
  14. Adobe XD
  15. Zeplin
  16. Brand.AI
  17. Abstract
  18. Jira
  19. Trello
  20. Pencil and Paper

Here’s a few links of recommended tutorials to learn the top design tools.


1. SketchTricks

2. Hey Designer

3. Sketch App TV

4. Sketch Together

5. Design+Code

6. Sketch Collection on Medium

7. Sketch’s Official Facebook Group

8. Sketch App Resources Tutorial

9. Sketch 3 from A to Z by Joseph

Angelo Todaro

10. Mobile App Design In Sketch 3 by

Rob Percival


1. Learn Photoshop, Web Design &

Profitable Freelancing 2017 by Cristian

Doru Barin

2. Photoshop Beginners Mastery: Zero

to Hero in Photoshop by Chad Neuman,


3. Photoshop Website Design Tutorial

4. Learn the Basics of Photoshop: The

Complete Guide

5. Adobe Photoshop Tutorials


1. 100 amazing Adobe Illustrator


2. Learn to Draw Anything with Adobe

Illustrator CC

3. Envato Tuts Illustrator Tutorials

4. Logo Design Masterclass by Chad

Neuman, Ph.D.

5. Adobe Illustrator CC Tutorial by

Infinite Skills

6. Adobe Illustrator: Mastering the

Fundamentals by School of Game


7. Illustrator Tutorial: Flat Design Avatar

or Icon Making Tutorial

8. Create Flat Grayscale Cityscape with


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