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