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