What are the best products for new and upcoming designers who want to break into the market?

I am looking for tools which could help me launch my freelancing business. Bearing in mind I am a teen which means have a limited to no budget. Anything would help besides the basic Adobe suite and Sketch. Thanks, H.
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    InVision

    Prototyping and collaboration for design teams

    Omer Molad
    Omer Molad4Co-founder and CEO @ Vervoe · Written
    InVision is a good tool for mockups and collaboration.
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    • Dennis Weinhardt
      Dennis WeinhardtDigital Designer (UI/UX/Web)

      I love everything about InVision.

      Since I started using it 3-4 years ago they improved so many things and added really useful features. They collaborate with so many top designers of the industry that they always know what we want. I really appreciate the effort, time and love they put into their products and it's always fun to use them.

      The tools I use on a weekly basis are:

      InVision (Webapp); Freehand; Craft; Designbetter.co

    • Elena Avramenko
      Elena AvramenkoCo-Founder at PopAppFactory

      All my designers loves the service, but I am struggling to use it, I find its UI/UX uncomfortable and not obvious. The most terrible is a mobile version of the web-site, extremely slow.

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    Webflow

    All-in-one web design platform

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    This is my go to web design tool. Anyone and everyone without any prior coding knowledge can create responsive websites without code. They have a very active community and tutorials to get off the ground. Much more powerful than other darg-and-drops. Powerful interactions - waiting for their Interactions 2.0!
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    Canva

    Amazingly simple graphic design

    Kesava Mandiga
    Kesava Mandiga14Curious cat. Writer. Explorer. · Written
    This is what I use for any and all Social Media creatives. Easy to use tool with virtually zero learning curve. It works for infographics and mockups too.
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    • Overall this tool is amazing for people who want to make quick nice content.

      Their templates are cool for inspiration and makes the whole progress easier.

      I cannot do everything but that's the beauty of it.

    • Kristina Zagorulko
      Kristina ZagorulkoPR at StopAd, app explorer

      I am totally in love with Canva! For me it's the best graphic app I ever work with!

      Simple enough to quickly create pics for Facebook, twitter posts, featured images for my blog and emails. The powerful and full of tools enough to create even an infographic! Guys, you're so awesome, you help me to level up my skills as a content, SMM and PR manager. I don't need to wait for designer. I can create an illustration in 5 min! I work with Canva like 1 year or even more. With free version, but I want to try paid too. Thank you, guys!

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    Launchpad for Sketch

    Publish responsive HTML websites directly from Sketch

    Ayush Mittal
    Ayush Mittal27bro @boombro, Founder RefR ✌ · Written
    Just now - Launchpad for Sketch. Excited!
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    Libable

    A simple platform for building beautiful media content

    David Gradford
    David GradfordFounder of libable.com, myqrcode.info · Written
    David Gradford made this product
    Libable is a free flatform help you build your media content like an image. You also download content as image or as template for reusable.
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    Mockup Generator

    Create attractive product screenshots with just a few clicks

    Kamal Kant Kosariya
    Kamal Kant KosariyaCo-founder AppLaunchpad · Written
    Kamal Kant Kosariya made this product
    Mockup Generator is a DIY tool to create attractive product screenshots. With this tool, you can choose suitable mockup template/image, add text, background and other graphics to download the mockup in highest resolution.
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    • By customization on dont mean pure aesthetics, I mean the ability to use the tool as a way to create app store submission packages that really work. The dashboard is still buggy, doesn't behave well in Chrome and most of the time just reloads the homepage when you try and filter by platform.

    • Maria Hoffmeister
      Maria HoffmeisterCreator @ CourseShaper.com

      I have not used it myself (not applicable) but I see this as a great tool for content creators like bloggers, teachers, trainers, developers,... whose audience is typically using these devices.

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    Placeit

    Generate product screenshots in realistic environments

    Juan Carlos
    Juan CarlosContent Marketing @ Placeit · Written
    While you improve your graphic design skills you can use Placeit's mockups to showcase your work like a professional designer would. Even if you know how to do create this kind of mockups, Placeit is always a great tool to use when you want instant results. You can place clients' work on any digital device you want or you can also showcase your designs on print items like for example on a business card, on walls, on a poster, you name it. Best of lucks launching your freelancing business!
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