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