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