Creative Resources

Services, tools of the trade and inspiration.
I have compiled a list of high quality resources for your creative needs and want’s. In all my years in the industry you come over a thing or two that pans out to be valuable resources. I would like to share these with you. Some of you will probably go; “Duuh! I’m already using all of these”. But for some others these are valuable sites they might have never found.

Do you think I am seriously missing a killer site that should be featured here, then drop me a line! I will update this page regularly, so be sure to check back from time to time.

Please note that links marked with a dollar sign($) are affiliate links from which I will get a small commission (at no additional cost to you) if you decide to make a purchase. Just trying to keep this site up, and afford time to make more awesome resources for you all.

INSPIRATION

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The leading online platform to showcase & discover creative work. The creative world updates their work in one place to broadcast it widely and efficiently. Companies explore the work and access talent on a global scale.

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From up North is a design blog focusing on promoting and inspiring creatives all over the world.

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The best bits & pieces from the creative industry. SerialThriller™ is a part of
From up North.

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Categorised inspiration from artists around the world.

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What are you working on? Dribbble is a community of designers sharing screenshots of their work, process, and projects.

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DeviantArt is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts, and a platform for emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works.

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Pinterest is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests.

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Designspiration is focused on maintaining a high level of great design inspiration to share around the world.

LEARNING

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The best photography & Photoshop tutorials on the internet. In-depth Phlearn PRO Tutorials cover innovative Photoshop techniques from start to finish. $

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Video Copilot is a collaborative resource for training, design tools and artists.

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lynda.com is an online education company offering thousands of video courses in software, creative, and business skills.

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

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Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps — and they’re always up to date — so you can turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work across your desktop and mobile devices.

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Fontlab Ltd. has specialized in the development of digital type design tools since 1993. The FontLab® product line includes FontLab Studio™, Fontographer®, TypeTool™, TransType™, ScanFont™, BitFonter® and FontLab Pad

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Apple Inc, Needs no explanation…

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Wacom serves a broad range of creative customers across the world from film and animation, auto-design, manga, medical, education and financial services as well as leading IT partners with innovative user interface technologies and solutions.

TEMPLATES, TOOLS AND WEB RESOURCES

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WordPress themes, web templates and more. Brought to you by the largest global community of creatives. $

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Google Resizer – An interactive viewer that helps designers test material design breakpoints across desktop, mobile and tablet

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Fonts for all uses and purposes. Delivering fonts made by fontmakers from all over the world.

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500 million people around the world use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go.

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MyFonts.com hosts the largest collection of fonts ever assembled for on-line delivery, and offers easy ways to find and purchase fonts on-line. $

ColorLisa

Color palette masterpieces from the world’s greatest artists

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The superfast Lorem Ipsum text generator

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A unique all-you-can-eat font library. Unlimited access to an ever growing library filled with high quality fonts.

PRINTING

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Taste of Ink is A premier supplier of high end luxury business cards. They offer a selection of the thickest premium stocks available including ultra-thick cotton, suede, plastic and silk ranging from 16pt cards to 42pt cards. (USA)

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“No one can beat our quality. We will take the quality challenge with any sticker printing company on the planet. Seriously.” (USA)

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Make a Book. Leave Your Mark.
Turn your ideas into professional print books, magazines, or ebooks for iPad and Kindle. (USA) $