How to Make NFT Art in Just a Couple of Minutes?

Creating art can be not only a time-consuming task but also affect the artist’s finance. And it doesn’t matter if we are talking about a beginner who lacks experience or a great artist. And believe me if I say it’s even more difficult with NFT art because of the pressure the artist gets from the media because there are always stories about other successful NFT artists and their collections worth millions. 

However, using modern technologies and various software or applications, it is possible to create NFT art within just an hour or less from everywhere and whenever you get inspiration. 

In this article, I’ll cover the easiest to access and most widespread tools. Even if you don’t have any artistic bone in your body, just like me, I’m sure you are curious to try some of them and create your first NFT art.

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A Complete List of Tools to Create NFT Within an Hour

To not waste your time more than I did, here are the tools with a wide range of features that will allow you to quickly and easily create stunning NFT artworks.

1. Adobe Photoshop

Price: $20.99/mo – $31.49/mo

Free Version: 7-day free trial 

This is one of the most popular and wildly used photo editing and graphic design software that allows its users to create a wide range of NFT artworks, including digital paintings, collages, and illustrations.

2. Adobe Illustrator

Price: $20.99/mo

Free Version: 7-day free trial 

This professional-grade vector graphics software allows users to create and edit graphics, illustrations, and digital art. Adobe Illustrator is one of digital artists and designers’ most popular and used programs. Although it’s a little pricey, if you are dedicated to creating amazing NFTs to sell, this may be the right choice. Note, that you will not be able to create any worthy art piece within an hour or a couple of minutes unless you are not familiar with the tool.

3. Canva

Price: $11.99/mo or $109.99/year

Free Version: Free with limitations

This easy-to-use graphic design tool has free and paid versions and offers a range of templates, design elements, and backgrounds for creating professional-looking graphics and various NFTs. It also allows uploading different images you want to combine or work on. It took only 20–30 minutes for me to come up with this image that I’ll try to use as an NFT:

4. Procreate

Price: $9.99/mo or $49.99/year

Free Version: Limited access

This powerful digital art app for iOS allows drawing different pictures using various tools and brushes. It’s easy to use and offers an option for NFT artworks and Metaverse fashion creation. It also offers different tutorials and resources to help its users to learn new techniques and improve their skills.

5. ArtRage

Price: $4.99 (app) – $79 (desktop)

This great software allows users to create realistic NFT artworks using virtual paints, oils, and other tools. It needs basic knowledge, so if you are unfamiliar with the software, do not expect to create an NFT masterpiece within an hour. ArtRage also has a “sketchbook” feature that allows one to create rough sketches and concepts easily and a “tracing” feature s to replicate the style and details of an image.

6. Inkscape

Price: Free 

Inkscape is a vector graphics software that allows the creation of unique graphics and NFT designs using a range of shapes, lines, and curves.

7. Sketchbook App

Price: Free 

Sketchbook is a digital drawing and painting app that offers a range of color palettes, tools, and an option to upload images for creating quick NFT artwork. But I must warn you that you will need a pen or draw using your fingers. I tried it, and the result could have been used in a horror movie. So, only use this option if you are good at drawing an even line. Here is what I’ve created (don’t laugh at my efforts)


Price: Free 

This very popular and old open-source image editor offers a range of tools and filters for creating and editing artwork and images.

9. Krita

Price: Free  

Krita is an excellent open-source software made by artists. The purpose of this platform is to allow everyone a free digital drawing platform. The trick here is that you must be familiar with and be an experienced artist to create high-quality NFT artwork quickly.

10. PicsArt

Price: $8.99/mo or $55.99/year

Free Version: Limited access

PicsArt is one of my all-time favorites. I use it in my everyday life quite often, so you can say that I’m a big fan of it. It allows editing photos and offers tons of filters, backgrounds, brushes, stickers, and AI-generated art. Note that even with a limited access option, you can create astonishing NFT art. Here is what I got just in 20 minutes.

11. Adobe Tools

Prices vary

Adobe offers many tools that can be used to create NFT art. Just check the list below to avoid wasting time reading the explanation for each of them. Please note that, again, you must have some experience before quickly creating an artwork:

  • Adobe Illustrator Draw
  • Adobe InDesign 
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Lightroom 
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Fresco

12. CorelDraw

Price: EUR 30.75/mo or EUR369/year

Free Version: 15-day free trial 

CorelDraw is a vector graphics software used by web and graphic designers. It’s quite a pricey tool, so if you are a beginner or want to try creating NFTs, check out free or more affordable tools. It’s a complex tool with many features, including layers, brushes, and text tools.

13. Autodesk Maya


$5,085/paid every 3 years

$1,785/paid annually

$225/paid monthly

Maya is a professional-grade 3D graphics software that is widely used in the film and video game industries. It allows users to create and edit 3D models, animations, and visual effects and has a wide range of tools and features, including modeling, texturing, lighting, and more. So if you are up to creating video NFTs or animated NFTs, the tool is just for you.

14. Affinity Designer

Price: $60.54/yearly (desktop) 

Affinity offers affordable tools that are great alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. It’s very easy to use, but you must be familiar with it or have a previous experience with other similar tools.

Other tools to check are:

  • Blender
  • Cinema 4D
  • AutoCAD
  • Substance Designer
  • ZBrush
  • Houdini
  • 3D Studio Max
  • ArtFlow
  • Infinite Design
  • AutoDraw
  • MediBang Paint
  • Paper by FiftyThree
  • Infinite Painter
  • Amaziograph
  • Flowpaper

How to Create and NFT Art and Sell It?

Now you have a full list of great software and platforms to create your NFT. If you have worked with them, it will make the process easier and quicker. But the most difficult part is coming up with NFT art ideas and starting to draw. Here are some quick and short tips to get started:

  1. Decide on the concept and theme of your NFT art. The idea can be abstract, like a color splash or gradient, or something more specific, like a portrait of a specific person or place.
  2. Spend some time sketching out all the NFT art ideas you have in your mind. This will help you to compare different ideas and choose one or a couple of ideas giving you a starting point.
  3. Start working on your NFT art, using your sketch as a guide. In the process, you may be able to mix different colors and styles to see which idea is the best one. 
  4. When the art piece is almost done, check what final elements you can add to make it stand out. Believe me; you will get a lot of NFT art inspiration and ideas during the process.
  5. Once you’re done with your NFT art, save it in a high-resolution format. Remember to save it in a format compatible with the platform you will use to sell your NFT art.
  6. Now it’s time to determine how much your NFT art is worth. You need to consider several factors, including the time and effort you put into creating the piece, the uniqueness of the art, competitors’ prices, etc.
  7. Once your creation is listed for sale, you must promote the NFT using social media, art communities, your website, personal networks, etc.


As you can see, many programs and mobile apps allow creating an NFT art piece in just an hour or even less. Whether a beginner or a professional artist, these tools offer a wide range of features, easy navigation, and resources that allow you to create stunning NFT artwork quickly. So, if you want to create art quickly, check out these programs and mobile apps that will help you get started.

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