Every web designer has a toolkit, or an arsenal of weapons, they use to attack every project. The most well-known of these tools are generally Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, but there are a number of additional tools and software that can help you take your project to the next level.
As a designer, you can’t be afraid to step outside of the box. Have you been designing with the same tools and software for the last 6 months? Well then it’s time to add some new moves to your repertoire! Using the same methods will usually provide the same results. The design industry is constantly changing, and there are always new tools on the horizon that can be used in many steps of the web design process.