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