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