My ongoing list of awesome free resources, pictures, photos, textures sites and tools for artists, illustrators and so on.

Stock free photos and reference images

Free real photos, images (you should check individually on every image there for copyright info):

  1. Unsplash.com
  2. https://www.pexels.com
  3. https://pixabay.com

Free resources for vector, svg and illustrations:

  1. freesvg.org,
  2. openclipart.org

Artworks, wallpapers:

  1. HQ wallpapers for download: https://www.wallpaperflare.com

Palettes and colors

Custom palettes for export/import in png or photoshop.

  1. https://lospec.com/palette-list
  2. https://www.escapemotions.com/products/rebelle/colorsets.php

Color palette generators (from images) and color info, and more:

  1. https://icolorpalette.com
  2. Many color tools and more: https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel
  3. Shades and tints by color generator: https://maketintsandshades.com

Image tools

Background and cover generator

  1. Figen is a free online post cover and background generator tool – https://figen.cc
  2. Photopea – free online image editor, can work with PSD, export to SVG : https://www.photopea.com
  3. Not fully free (needs registration), but can be useful for covers, screenshot mockups, etc. : https://www.brandbird.app/studio
  4. Pixelate any image or part of it, also many more tools: https://onlineimagetools.com/pixelate-image
  5. Another image mockup site, that has nice presets: https://www.shots.so

3D tools and textures

Public Domain Resources for Physically Based Rendering https://ambientcg.com

Meshroom, free, open-source 3D Reconstruction Software based on the AliceVision framework: https://alicevision.github.io/#meshroom

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About the Author: markoze

I'm an exploring artist, illustrator and creator of digital media (2D graphics, illustrations and 3D designs). I share my works, tutorials, tips, free art, items and tools. I also create websites (and apps) for organizations, communities, groups, people movements, faith organizations and more.
Published On: March 24th, 2023Categories: Blog, Design
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