30 January 2024

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

By Ronald Smith

Hey there! You know, SVG graphics are becoming super popular in web design these days. You can create awesome SVG graphics using tools like Illustrator or Inkscape. But here’s the thing, when it comes to web design, we always want to make sure our graphics are as light as they can be. That’s where these amazing tools come in handy!

Get ready, because I’m about to share with you the top 20 tools that will help you work with SVG like a pro. And the best part? These tools are all available online, so you can start using them right away. They’ll help you optimize your graphics, convert formats, create cool patterns, and so much more.

How To Create SVG Animation Using CSS

Now, if you want to add some delightful animations to your SVG graphics, you’re in luck. You can actually animate SVG using CSS! Yep, you heard me right. Forget about complicated processes and let CSS do the heavy lifting for you. I’ll show you how in just a sec.

Interactive SVG Coordinate System

Working with SVG means you can’t ignore its coordinates. To truly understand how SVG coordinates work, I want to introduce you to an amazing interactive tool created by Sara Souiden. This tool will guide you on a journey of learning as you manipulate the viewBox and preserveAspectRatio properties of SVG. With the help of orange and purple lines and a convenient ruler, you’ll be able to both play and learn about the functionality of SVG coordinates.

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

b64

Hey there! I want to introduce you to b64, a cool little tool that can make your images look better and save you some space. It’s super easy to use, so let me break it down for you.

So, what does b64 do? Well, it takes your images, like SVG, JPG, or PNG files, and optimizes them to make them look their best. Then, it transforms them into something called the base64 format. But what does that mean? Basically, it’s a way of converting the image into text, which you can use as a CSS background-image.

Now, let’s see how it works. All you have to do is drop your image file onto the b64 website. It’ll handle the rest for you, optimizing and converting it into base64. Then, it’ll give you the CSS code you need to use that image as a background-image in your website.

And that’s it! You now have a perfectly optimized image, ready to use in your project. Amazing, right? So go ahead, give b64 a try and see how it can make your images look even better!

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Make your SVG files cleaner and more efficient with SVGO

When you export an SVG file, it often includes unnecessary information that can be removed without affecting how it looks. If you want to get rid of things like editor metadata, comments, or hidden elements, SVGO is the tool for you.

With SVGO, you have two options: you can either install it using npm by running the command [sudo] npm install -g svgo, or you can use the graphical user interface (GUI) version. The GUI version allows you to easily process your SVG files by dragging and dropping them into the interface.

Simplify your SVG optimization process with SVG OMG

If you prefer a more user-friendly experience, SVG OMG is the perfect tool for you. It takes the command line functionality of SVGO and turns it into a graphical user interface (GUI) that is intuitive and easy to use.

With SVG OMG, all you have to do is toggle the buttons to activate or deactivate the features you want. Once you’re done, you can save the optimized SVG files as images or copy the code directly.

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Welcome to Shapecloud’s Word Art Generator

Hey there! Are you ready to unleash your creativity and make some awesome personalized word art designs? Look no further because Shapecloud is here to help you bring your vision to life. With our online tool, you can easily create stunning word art designs by uploading your own shape or selecting one of our cool standard shapes. Let’s dive in and get started!

Uploading your own shape is a piece of cake. Just click on the ‘Upload shape’ button, and then ‘Click to select the file’ to choose the SVG file you want to use. It’s that simple! Whether it’s a shape you’ve created yourself or something you found online, just bring it to Shapecloud and watch the magic happen.

Once you’ve finished creating your masterpiece, it’s time to download it and show it off to the world. You can download your design as a PNG, SVG, or PDF file, whatever suits your needs. Whether you want to save it on your computer, phone, or tablet, we’ve got you covered.

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

SVG Upgraded

Hey there! When you’re using Illustrator, sometimes the SVG files it exports have some extra stuff that you don’t really need. Lucky for you, I’ve got just the tool to help you out. It’s called SVG Now, and it’s gonna take your exported SVG files and make them super optimized and sleek. The best part? It’s right there in your Illustrator workspace, ready to go.

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Convert SVG to PNG with ease

Interested in converting your SVG files to PNG format? Tired of going through the hassle of using complex software like Illustrator? Well, look no further! This SVG to PNG Converter tool is here to simplify the process for you. With just a few simple steps, you can effortlessly transform your SVG files into stunning PNG images, ready to be shared and used.

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

SVG Circus

Hey there! Have you ever seen those awesome loader animations on websites? Well, now you can create your very own with SVG Circus! This fantastic tool allows you to make all kinds of cool things like loaders, spinners, and more, using SVG’s amazing looped animation feature.

So here’s how it works: You simply choose the ‘Actor’ you want, adjust its position, size, color, and other settings from the easy-to-use panel, and bam! You’ll have your custom loader ready to go. It’s as simple as that!

Excited to give it a try? Great! Just jump into the tool, get creative, and start making some eye-catching animations. Once you’re happy with the results, you can export your creation and use it on your own website, or anywhere else you want to add a touch of pizazz!

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

SVG Sprite

Hey there! Have you heard of SVG Sprite? It’s a super cool Node.js module that can do some pretty amazing things with SVG files. Basically, what it does is it takes a whole bunch of SVG files, and optimizes them. But that’s not all! It also puts them together into one big SVG sprite. How cool is that? You can use this sprite for all sorts of things – like creating traditional CSS sprites for your background or foreground images. You can even make SVG stacks and more. The possibilities are endless!

Quasi

Have you ever wanted to create some seriously mind-blowing Quasicrystal images? Well, now you can with a nifty little tool called Quasi. It’s an experimental generator that lets you make all kinds of cool Quasicrystal images. Just take a look at what you can create below. It’s pretty awesome, right? And the best part is, it’s super easy to use. Just play around with the options and watch as your image transforms before your eyes. Once you’re happy with the result, simply click the ‘Save SVG’ button to download your masterpiece. So go ahead, give it a try and see what amazing creations you can come up with!

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Simple Design

Making patterns using SVG has never been simpler or more enjoyable. Upload any image you like, adjust the size or spacing, rotate and modify the colors until you create a stunning pattern. You can see how it looks before you download it.

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Welcome to the Trianglify Generator!

Want to make stunning geometric patterns? You’ve come to the right place. With the Trianglify Generator, I can help you create mesmerizing SVG patterns that will blow your mind.

Trianglify Generator is a fantastic tool that lets you unleash your creativity. Whether you’re a seasoned designer or just starting out, this GUI version of Trianglify is user-friendly and easy to use.

Here’s how it works – you get to control the color randomness and variant. Want to spice things up and add a touch of unpredictability? Adjust the color randomness slider and watch as your patterns come to life with a beautiful twist.

The granularity size is another key feature. It allows you to determine the level of detail in your patterns. Whether you prefer large, eye-catching triangles or intricate, intricate detail, you’re in control. Just play around with the granularity size slider until you find the perfect balance.

But that’s not all – the color palette selection is a game-changer. You can choose from a variety of color palettes to suit your taste and style. Want vibrant, bold colors? Or maybe you’re in the mood for a more soothing, pastel palette? It’s up to you.

Once you’ve tinkered around and created your masterpiece, you can easily export your creation as an SVG file. It’s a convenient way to save and share your patterns with friends, colleagues, or to impress your Instagram followers.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in and start creating some mind-blowing geometric patterns with the Trianglify Generator. Are you ready to unleash your creativity? Get started now!

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Exporting PSDs to SVG Made Easy

Do you use Photoshop to edit your images? Sometimes, you may need to convert your Photoshop designs into SVG format. However, Photoshop doesn’t support SVG natively. But don’t worry, I’ve got a solution for you!

To convert your PSD designs to SVG, you can download a handy script. Just copy it to the Adobe Photoshop/presets/scripts folder. After that, rename any vector layer with the SVG extension (for example, change “layer1” to “layer1.svg”). Now you’re ready to run the script. Simply go to File > Scripts > PS to SVG, and voila! Your PSD design is now an SVG file.

Apply Awesome Effects with SVG Filters

Did you know that you can add cool effects to your images using SVG? Whether you want to tweak the hue, saturation, blur, or even apply a linear color overlay, SVG has got you covered. Introducing a fantastic tool that not only visualizes these effects but also provides you with the necessary snippet to easily embed the effect into your project. How cool is that? Now you can take your image editing skills to the next level!

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Welcome to SVG Morpheous

Hey there! Have you ever wanted to transform an SVG icon from one shape to another? Well, guess what? With SVG Morpheous, a trusty JavaScript library, now you can!

So, what can you do with SVG Morpheous? Pretty cool things, actually. You have complete control over the easing effect and the duration of those slick transition animations. Plus, you can even choose which direction the rotation should go. How awesome is that?

Introducing the Clip Path Generator

Remember those times when you wanted to click on a specific part of an image, but it had some funky shape with lots of points? Yeah, we’ve all been there. Don’t sweat it, though! That’s where the Clip Path Generator tool comes in to save the day.

This clever tool lets you easily clip images with shapes. Whether it’s a square or a circle, no problemo, it’s a piece of cake. But the real magic happens when it comes to more complex shapes like polygons. This generator is a total lifesaver, trust me.

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Welcome to Chartist.js

Hey there! Chartist.js is an awesome library that lets you create super cool charts that adapt perfectly to any screen size. It uses the power of SVG to bring your charts to life, and you can even add some fancy animations using SMIL. With Chartist.js, you can create all sorts of charts like line charts, pie charts, and bar charts. The possibilities are endless!

Get creative with SVG dashed lines

Check out this awesome tool that lets you make dashed lines using SVG stroke-dasharray. It’s super easy to use! Just select your desired dash type from the list, and then customize it by adjusting the width, height, rotation, and color. Once you’re happy with your creation, you can grab the HTML code and CSS to add your awesome dashed line to your project. Let your creativity run wild!

20 Free SVG Tools for Better Graphics (Updated)

Method Draw: An Easy SVG Editor

Hey there, folks! Welcome to Method Draw, a super cool web-based SVG editor packed with loads of awesome features. You won’t believe how easy it is to use!

Now, let me break it down for you. On both sides of the canvas, you’ll find an array of tools – ^(give them a click!)^ – that are ready and waiting to turn your artistic visions into reality. Whether you want to doodle some snazzy lines or craft intricate shapes, we’ve got you covered.

But that’s not all! You can also add some text to your masterpiece or even choose from a collection of pre-made shapes. How cool is that?

Now that you’ve created your artistic gem, it’s time to make it shine. You can tweak and fine-tune every aspect of your creation by editing the properties of the objects you’ve drawn.

Once you’re satisfied with your work of art, you have a few options for saving it. You can either export it in SVG format – for all you tech-savvy folks – or, if you prefer, save it directly in PNG format – super simple for those who just want to get the job done.

So, why wait? Unleash your inner artist and let Method Draw be your creative canvas!