Directory of tools and resources for illustrators
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Color generator using Google’s image search.
A flexible and smart calculator.
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.
Paper by FiftyThree
Immersive sketching app for iOS.
Vector graphic app for iOS and Android.
Simple and powerful rigging plugin for After Effects.
Textures and brushes for Photoshop, Illustrator and Procreate.
A game to help you master the pen tool.
Smart lossy compression of .png and .jpg images for the web.
Schedule your posts in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Free and powerful open source painting app.
A simple but powerful desktop app for creating invoices.
Powerful and advanced 3D graphics software.
Kyle T. Webster Brushes
Over 1,000 free professional brushes for Photoshop.
Beautiful and flexible writing app Mac and iOS.
Fonts In Use
A searchable archive of images, indexed by typeface, format, and industry.
Turn your iPad into a graphics tablet.
Procreate Lettering Brushes
14 professional lettering brushes for Procreate by Ryan Hamrick.
A user-friendly and powerful spreadsheet app.
Hassle-free time tracking.
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?
Simple log and time-tracking system.
Organize your freelance business.
Save anything from around the web. All in one bookmark manager.
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.
Joe Lillington Brushes
Natural media brushes for Procreate.
Professional graphic design software.
Organize and prioritize your projects.
One of the most popular drawing apps.
A personal task manager.
A powerful digital illustration app for iPad.
Free and powerful vector graphics software.
Create a fully customizable portfolio.
The grids and guides panel for Photoshop and Illustrator.
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.
A simple vector drawing application.
Visually plan and schedule Instagram posts.
Beautiful and simple UI for generating web gradients.
Rough Pack Brushes
A rough edge vector brush pack for Adobe Illustrator by Wijtze Valkema.
Messaging app and digital workspace to power up your team.
Hiroyuki Sato Scripts
Useful set of scripts for Adobe Illustrator.
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.
Transfer shapes between Illustrator and After Effects.
Drawing software for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design.
Contracts, time tracking, invoicing & payments for freelancers.
Find the international standards for paper sizes.
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.
Alex Dukal Brushes
High quality brushes for Photoshop.
Free business software for freelancers & studios.
A to-do list and task list app.
Creatie and time-saving plugins for Adobe Illustrator.
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation checker.
Flatten Pro & MultiFill
Photoshop Plugin to save time when flatting.
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 colors based on lighting and pigment.
Manage your projects and track your work.
Open collection of beautiful color palettes.
Clip Studio Paint
Drawing software formerly known as Manga Studio.
Generate color palettes online.
A unified & collaborative workspace.
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.
One of the most popular vector drawing apps.
The universal eye dropper tool for Mac.
Precisely create and edit color palettes.
Organize your texts and notes.
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.
Tip Top Brushes
Versatile and Professional brushes for Procreate.
Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font.