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