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Free online design tools to create quality designs | Fuel POD

Michelle
August 13, 2021

Free Online Design Tools to Create Quality Designs

If you plan to create all your merch designs but don't have any design skills, you came to the right place.

Once you’ve created your print-on-demand website, choose your target audience and the products you will sell, it is time for creativity. There is an immense sellers community that creates quality designs and custom products with effortless tools. The secret is to find the perfect one for you. 

Adding personality and style to your products with original designs is easy once you have all you need. So get ready to amaze your customers!

Laptop open with the Fuel website on it.
Find the best tools for designing your products.

Free online design tools

PlaceIt has hundreds of pre-made design templates that you can easily customize with text, images, icons, or anything you want. They are perfect for people with limited design experience! 

You just need to create your account, search for the designs you like, download your artwork, and upload it to your Fuel products.

This tool is not free to use, but it’s worth it!

No time but still wanting beautiful visuals? Canva is a combination of simplicity, variety, and affordability. It hosts many features on its website that will allow you to design everything you need for different platforms. 

Choose between pre-made templates, graphic designs, shapes, icons, logos, photos... anything! There are hundreds of free elements to add to your products.

Crello is considered one of the most professional graphic design software. They have millions of files, templates, and fonts ready to be used on your creations. You can easily customize your artwork with very aesthetic ideas! 

There is a free version in which you can access many options. However, Crello Pro offers more incredible options for an accessible monthly budget. 

This tool also provides everything you need for your print-on-demand products. You can use high-quality images, vectors, icons, illustrations, graphics, or anything you need for commercial use. In addition, their library gets updated daily, so you’ll always have new options for your artwork. 

We have gathered some Photoshop alternatives for you, so take a look to find all the tools you need.

Time to upload your product designs

Once all your artwork is ready, it’s time to upload them to the Fuel app. 

Remember that every product has its unique max print area. That means you need to prepare your file design with the optimum size for a quality print. You can find more insights about the max print area on our products detail page

There are some adjustments you can make to your products:

  • Upload artwork to be applied to all products
  • Drag and resize your artwork
  • Set your optimal sales price
  • Choose the colors and sizes for each of your products
  • Change the product title, select colors, sizes, assign a collection, and add tags

If you’re having any troubles, contact our extraordinary support team. You can also check our blog post to avoid common mistakes while uploading your products. 

Screenshot showing the Product configuration options in Fuel app.
In the Fuel app you can easily set your prices, select colors, sizes, and more.


Order a sample 

Always consider printing a product for yourself before putting it on sale. That is one of our most valuable design tips. This way, you can see if the artwork looks as you imagined once it gets printed. Here we guide you on how to create a sample

Remember: quality makes a difference. You'll always want to give the best products to your customers, right? These tips will help your design ideas come true. Competition is present in any industry, and online sales are increasingly popular. 

Now that you know free online designing tools, make the most out of them and create those product designs you've always wanted to sell. The only limit is your imagination. 

If you’re ready to start selling online, check out our Best Shopify Print-on-Demand Apps for Ecommerce blog post

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