Directory of tools and resources for illustrators
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Color generator using Google’s image search.
Contracts, time tracking, invoicing & payments for freelancers.
A user-friendly and powerful spreadsheet app.
Textures and brushes for Photoshop, Illustrator and Procreate.
Fonts In Use
A searchable archive of images, indexed by typeface, format, and industry.
Organize and prioritize your projects.
Alex Dukal Brushes
High quality brushes for Photoshop.
Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font.
Organize your freelance business.
Professional graphic design software.
Simple and powerful rigging plugin for After Effects.
How to get an illustration agent
As a creative, there will probably come a time in your career when you ask yourself, 'Should I get an agent?' It's a question that's more complicated than you may think.
For any negotiation, you’ll benefit from having the right frame of mind, the right manner, a few practical techniques and knowledge of the issues in different sectors of the market.
Vector graphic app for iOS and Android.
Turn your iPad into a graphics tablet.
Manage your projects and track your work.
Creatie and time-saving plugins for Adobe Illustrator.
Organize your texts and notes.
Powerful and advanced 3D graphics software.
Flatten Pro & MultiFill
Photoshop Plugin to save time when flatting.
Vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design.
A personal task manager.
Smart lossy compression of .png and .jpg images for the web.
Open collection of beautiful color palettes.
Hiroyuki Sato Scripts
Useful set of scripts for Adobe Illustrator.
Using Adobe Illustrator
A year after switching from Photoshop to Illustrator for creating illustrations, I have established a solid workflow, and I’m sharing my process and tips here.
The Dark Art of Pricing
You can learn a lot of the business end of design and illustration by trial and error and reading articles and books, but one thing that is seemingly impossible to get a grasp on is pricing.
A simple but powerful desktop app for creating invoices.
The grids and guides panel for Photoshop and Illustrator.
Save anything from around the web. All in one bookmark manager.
Free and powerful open source painting app.
Find the international standards for paper sizes.
Beautiful and simple UI for generating web gradients.
Messaging app and digital workspace to power up your team.
Precisely create and edit color palettes.
Portfolios Written in Third Person?
Is there a reason for writing bios as if someone else wrote them for us? Is one way better than the other? Does it matter at all?
Kyle T. Webster Brushes
Over 1,000 free professional brushes for Photoshop.
A simple vector drawing application.
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation checker.
Joe Lillington Brushes
Natural media brushes for Procreate.
Human Anatomy Fundamentals
Series about learning how to draw the human body and all its variations. Learn the utter basics on proportions of the body, to the face, the limitations and more.
A unified & collaborative workspace.
Book Royalty Rates for Illustrators
Congratulations, you got your first book deal! Now you’re probably wondering, “What royalties will I be getting?” Well, it varies. Let’s break down some areas.
A to-do list and task list app.
One of the most popular drawing apps.
Tip Top Brushes
Versatile and Professional brushes for Procreate.
Transfer shapes between Illustrator and After Effects.
Drawing software for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Clip Studio Paint
Drawing software formerly known as Manga Studio.
A game to help you master the pen tool.
Paper by FiftyThree
Immersive sketching app for iOS.
Rough Pack Brushes
A rough edge vector brush pack for Adobe Illustrator by Wijtze Valkema.
Hassle-free time tracking.
The universal eye dropper tool for Mac.
Generate colors based on lighting and pigment.
A powerful digital illustration app for iPad.
Visually plan and schedule Instagram posts.
How to submit work to an illustration agency
Illustration agencies receive sometimes hundreds of submissions a week, so how do you stand out? How do you guarantee your work will be seen by the right people? And what is the best way to submit work?
Generate color palettes online.
One of the most popular vector drawing apps.
Beautiful and flexible writing app Mac and iOS.
A flexible and smart calculator.
10 Ways to Develop Your Drawing Style
How to draw with more personality or style? What constitutes "more personality" or "better style" is a bit unclear to me. But here are some pointers that might help.
Free and powerful vector graphics software.
Simple log and time-tracking system.
Free business software for freelancers & studios.
Create a fully customizable portfolio.
Schedule your posts in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Procreate Lettering Brushes
14 professional lettering brushes for Procreate by Ryan Hamrick.