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