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Color generator using Google’s image search.
Generate colors based on lighting and pigment.
Clip Studio Paint
Drawing software formerly known as Manga Studio.
Smart lossy compression of .png and .jpg images for the web.
Free business software for freelancers & studios.
A flexible and smart calculator.
One of the most popular vector drawing apps.
Precisely create and edit color palettes.
A personal task manager.
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.
Schedule your posts in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
A game to help you master the pen tool.
A user-friendly and powerful spreadsheet app.
Drawing software for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Rough Pack Brushes
A rough edge vector brush pack for Adobe Illustrator by Wijtze Valkema.
Save anything from around the web. All in one bookmark manager.
Find the international standards for paper sizes.
Beautiful and simple UI for generating web gradients.
Simple and powerful rigging plugin for After Effects.
English grammar, spelling, and punctuation checker.
Transfer shapes between Illustrator and After Effects.
Generate color palettes online.
Simple log and time-tracking system.
Hassle-free time tracking.
Alex Dukal Brushes
High quality brushes for Photoshop.
The grids and guides panel for Photoshop and Illustrator.
Free and powerful open source painting 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?
Powerful and advanced 3D graphics software.
Vector-based design tool for Mac with a focus on screen design.
Flatten Pro & MultiFill
Photoshop Plugin to save time when flatting.
A simple but powerful desktop app for creating invoices.
A unified & collaborative workspace.
Messaging app and digital workspace to power up your team.
Professional graphic design software.
Vector graphic app for iOS and Android.
Transform your handwriting or calligraphy into a font.
Organize your freelance business.
Organize and prioritize your projects.
One of the most popular drawing apps.
Fonts In Use
A searchable archive of images, indexed by typeface, format, and industry.
Hiroyuki Sato Scripts
Useful set of scripts for Adobe Illustrator.
The universal eye dropper tool for Mac.
Turn your iPad into a graphics tablet.
A simple vector drawing application.
Contracts, time tracking, invoicing & payments for freelancers.
Creatie and time-saving plugins for Adobe 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.
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.
Paper by FiftyThree
Immersive sketching app for iOS.
Open collection of beautiful color palettes.
Beautiful and flexible writing app Mac and iOS.
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.
Joe Lillington Brushes
Natural media brushes for Procreate.
Visually plan and schedule Instagram posts.
A powerful digital illustration app for iPad.
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.
Free and powerful vector graphics software.
Manage your projects and track your work.
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.
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?
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.
Procreate Lettering Brushes
14 professional lettering brushes for Procreate by Ryan Hamrick.
Create a fully customizable portfolio.
A to-do list and task list app.
Tip Top Brushes
Versatile and Professional brushes for Procreate.