Creator References & Resources
Stock Photos, brushes, 3D models, and other resources for the creative individual.
3D Models, Sounds, References, and more. Some are free. Some are paid. Either way you can probably find something useful.
Adobe Stock is enriched every day in content imagined by the creative, for the creative. Easily access high-quality, licensed resources directly in your Adobe Creative Cloud applications - and create wonders.
CGTrader is an online marketplace at which artists can sell and buy Revit and 3D models.
Cubebrush is a marketplace and community for digital art resources. Discover and shop for tutorials, 3D models, brushes, textures and more through Cubebrush massive network of resources.
Envato Elements provides designers and developers access to unlimited stock videos, royalty-free music, photos, graphics, graphic templates & more.
Gumroad is the all-in-one solution for creative people selling their work directly to their audience.
- Build your audience with Gumroad
- Start selling your digital products in seconds
- Sell physical products with ease
- Run all sorts of recurring subscriptions and memberships through Gumroad
- Sell your work anywhere you can share it
OpenGameArt.Org is an online asset repository of freely licensed graphics, models, sounds, & music for use in free & commercial games & other media.
Sketchfab is the first web service to publish interactive 3D content online in real-time without plugins.
Every new format has its global platform: videos have Youtube, photos have flickr, sounds have Soundcloud... Now 3D files have Sketchfab.
Free unlimited uploads - Upload an unlimited number of models from your software or your browser. Universal 3D viewer - Display your models out of the box in most browsers and smartphones. Embed anywhere - Embed your models on Facebook, portfolios, blogs, forums or any website. Download - Download thousands of 3D models. AR & VR ready - Models on Sketchfab are ready for viewing in Augmented Reality applications and Virtual Reality headsets.
Discover the best assets for game making. Choose from Unity's massive catalog of 2D, 3D models, SDKs, templates, and tools to speed up your game development process.
2D Graphics, Stock Photos & Videos
Free Photoshop Brushes and PSD.
Find the perfect stock photos, images and vectors for your project. Quickly search over 98 million images including free and public domain images.
Freepik offers users, high quality graphic designs: exclusive illustrations and graphic resources carefully selected by our design team in order to provide our users with great content that can be used in both personal and commercial projects.
Gratisography - Free, use as you please, high-resolution stock photos for personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly! This project was created by Ryan McGuire.
Browse the best stock library of royalty free content at prices anyone can afford.
Over 350,000 high quality, high resolution photos. Free for commercial use. No attribution required.
Explore history with a hint of cool. Vintage photos from the public archive via Flickr Commons
The pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose.
- The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use.
- You can modify, copy and distribute the photos.
- All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required.
All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by our users or sourced from free image websites. We make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0. Only creative commons photos from reliable photographers and sources like Unsplash, Gratisography, Little Visuals and many more are added to our photo database.
Picjumbo is free stock photo site created in 2013 by designer & photographer Viktor Hanacek. It all started when all of the regular stock photo sites rejected his photos for "lack of quality". Two years later, people have downloaded more than two and half million pictures from picjumbo!
Over 2.4 million free photos, vectors and art illustrations Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task - due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay - a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.
Pixelify is a community of individual designers who have a passion for creating and using digital products. We offer a platform for people to share and download high-quality handcrafted digital assets. We’re truly passionate about helping newcomers to enter the digital design world and powering freelancers/agencies to create a better world of design.
Search and select from millions of high resolution royalty free images, stock photos, stock videos, vector art, and stock photography.
StockSnap is the best place on the internet to find beautiful free stock photos.
We select nothing but the highest quality, highest resolution pictures and add them to our database on a daily basis. This is not your typical crappy stock photo site.
All photos uploaded to the site are released under Creative Commons - CC0 and do not require attribution. No more hassle trying to figure out whether you can use photos for commercial use and whether you need to provide attribution.
We curate the best stock photos from around the web and we also select photos from a number of daily submissions. The end result is a bad ass repository of beautiful stock photography.
We're very grateful for all the photographers who are nice enough to share their work for free. To pay our respects, we identify the author of each photograph and link back to their profile. Our long term vision is to create an amazing community of photographers that want to share their work with the world.
Do whatever you want high-resolution photos. Download 10 new free photos every 10 days. Search the archives, create an account and Like photos.
Vecteezy is an online marketplace where users can license stock photos, vector graphics, and stock footage directly from artists. Basic features are free but include ads and limitations. Pro subscribers get advanced licensing and a wider selection of content.
The company was founded in May 2007 and is owned and operated by its parent company Eezy.com based out of Bowling Green, KY. The Founder & CEO of Eezy is Shawn Rubel who currently oversees the company's vision, mission, and direction.
Vecteezy has a growing community of over 30k contributors that includes artists such as photographers, graphic designers, and videographers. These contributors license their work on the platform, which helps them gain exposure and earn money doing what they love. The primary users of Vecteezy's platform are graphic designers, videographers, digital marketing and publishing professionals.
The main goal of Vecteezy is to make the creative process easier and more inspiring for everyone, regardless of where they are in their creative journey. To achieve this, Vecteezy provides the necessary resources that people need to create their best work.
Stock Music & SFX
AudioJungle is part of Envato Market. At AudioJungle you can buy and sell royalty-free music and sound effects that are completely Podsafe for just a few dollars, which includes a Buyer Fee. The site is home to a bustling community of audio composers and producers.
The Freesound Project is a collaborative database of Creative Commons licensed sounds. Freesound focusses only on sound, not songs.
MixKit provides a massive collection of free video footage for commercial or non-commercial use. The growing library is easy to navigate through clearly organized categories.
High quality music tracks from a wide range of genres available for easy licensing. Add music to your creative projects.
Blogs & Communities
ArtStation is the industry hub, where media & entertainment artists can keep up with each other and find new inspiration every day.
The Creative Professional Platform. The world's leading platform for creative professionals to gain exposure and manage their careers.
The CGSociety supports artists at every level by offering a range of services to connect, inform, educate and promote digital artists worldwide.
DeviantArt was created to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us. Founded in August 2000, deviantART is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts with over 13 million registered members, attracting 35 million unique visitors per month. As a community destination, deviantART is a platform that allows emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works within a peer community dedicated to the arts. The sites vibrant social network environment receives over 100,000 daily uploads of original art works ranging from traditional media, such as painting and sculpture, to digital art, pixel art, films and anime.
No matter what you’re thinking, you’ve got to take the first step … you’ve got to start. That’s what Easil is about.
Our vision is to help anyone create marketing material so amazing, it looks like you paid a pro to design it. It’s a simple, browser-based system with tons of pre-made templates that you can adapt in seconds with simple drag-and-drop tools.
• 1000's of customizable templates • Resize tool to use artworks for any purpose, online and offline • A fantastic range of free fonts • All inclusive design templates - Each template is ready to use, and nothing extra to pay to use the standard images or graphics as displayed. • A folder for all your favorite elements - add logos can brand elements to any design with a click and maintain your look across everything you do. • Amazing color palette generator • Exclusive EasilStock Styled stock photography • Access to millions of stock images with cost effective pay per download charges
Fur Affinity is an online art gallery dedicated to anthropormophic and furry artwork.
Medium is a new place on the Internet where people share ideas and stories that are longer than 140 characters and not just for friends. It’s designed for little stories that make your day better and manifestos that change the world. It’s used by everyone from professional journalists to amateur cooks. It’s simple, beautiful, collaborative, and it helps you find the right audience for whatever you have to say.
Tuts+ teaches creative and technical skills to millions of people worldwide.
Tuts+ teaches tutorials, courses, articles, eBooks, news and community for topics such as design, development, photography, audio, video, computing, and craft.
You can also follow Tuts+ on Twitter http://twitter.com/tutsplus
Literature & Writing
The free Dictionary.com app delivers content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com, including nearly a million words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. No internet required!
Features that require an internet connection include audio pronunciations, similarly spelled words, and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day.
Welcome to RanGen, a space that offers writing prompts and inspirational bursts creators of all shapes and sizes. I'm your host, Ameronis, and I'll be happy to take you on a wonderful, magical journey with the help of my many Gens.
Whether you're a writer, script-maker, artist, role-player, game-maker, or just someone looking for some fun, I'm sure you'll find a ton of interesting suggestions, from the inspiring and artistic, to the silly and downright baffling. If you're ever stuck for ideas, or are looking for seeds of inspiration, then RanGen is the place for you!
Art, humor, random generators, and other things to inspire your creativity.
Thesaurus.com is the world’s largest and most trusted free online thesaurus brought to you by Dictionary.com. For over 20 years, Thesaurus.com has been helping millions of people improve their mastery of the English language and find the precise word with over 3 million synonyms and antonyms and the ability to filter search results by relevance, word length, and complexity.
THE ALL DEVOURING POP-CULTURE WIKI
TV Tropes is a wiki that collects and expands descriptions and examples on various conventions and devices (tropes) found within creative works. the TV Tropes goals. When we're trying to decide how to do things or even if we should do certain things, these are the bottom line considerations.
The wiki is about tropes used to tell stories. We will be accessible and fun to read. The wiki is for reaching the reader. In order to be accessible, we cannot be locked into a specific fandom's viewpoint.
The list is short because it needs to be clear. Stuff that is not about tropes is secondary and goes where it is supposed to go, in isolation from what we are really about. The only reason we host such things at all is because fans will be fans, and we are all fans of something.
faceMaker is a free web app to create custom cartoon avatar and profile picture.
The super fast color palettes generator.
Online social photo and short video sharing community. Flickr helps you organize that huge mass of photos you have and offers a way for you, your friends and family to tell stories about them.
Ko-fi is the fast, friendly, 0% fee way to ask fans to support your work for the price of a coffee. Coffee's just a metaphor (You don’t have to buy actual coffee!).
Donations - Receive donations directly from your fans with 0% platform fees. Crowdfunding - Raise money to fund a purchase for your creative work. Subscriptions - Receive a monthly income directly into your PayPal or Stripe account. Commissions - Show your commissions menu, available slots and terms.
No schedules to keep and you will always own your content.
- 0% fee on your donations,
- Get paid instantly from fans, even with just 1 donation,
- Receive money directly into your PayPal or Stripe account. No waiting around to get your money!
- Create a fundraising goal and tell your fans what you'll do with the money,
- Supporters can leave messages of support and celebrate your progress,
- Upload images to your Gallery and create Posts with links and videos to share your best work,
- Automatically notify your supporters and followers when you add new content!
In 2013, YouTube musician Jack Conte was looking for a solution to his problem: millions of people loved his videos, but only hundreds of dollars were hitting his bank account. This didn’t add up, so he drafted up an idea (hi, we’re Patreon) and brought it to his college roommate Sam Yam, now co-founder of Patreon. Now it’s 2018, and Patreon is the solution to this same problem for over 100k creators.
Patreon is the best place for creators to establish ongoing and predictable monthly revenue and expand their career as a creator. Patreon also helps fans connect in a new way with the creators they love most. Today, Patreon pays millions of dollars every month to the tens of thousands of creators who have Patreon pages, whether they are creating podcasts, music, fiction, game streams, online videos, photography, visual art, and more.
Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste.
People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things -- wedding inspiration, favorite T-shirts, DJ equipment. You name it, people are pinning it.
We know you have great taste in something. Our mission is to make Pinterest the best place for you to share your taste with the world.
Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. It acts as a common repository for the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, but you do not need to belong to one of those projects to use media hosted here. The repository is created and maintained not by paid archivists, but by volunteers. The scope of Commons is set out on the project scope pages.
Wikimedia Commons uses the same wiki-technology as Wikipedia and everyone can edit it. Unlike media files uploaded to other projects, files uploaded to Wikimedia Commons can be embedded on pages of all Wikimedia projects without the need to separately upload them there.
Launched on 7 September 2004, Wikimedia Commons hit the 1,000,000 uploaded media file milestone on 30 November 2006 and currently contains 37,335,791 files and 124,528 media collections. More background information about the Wikimedia Commons project itself can be found in the General disclaimer, at the Wikipedia page about Wikimedia Commons and its page in Meta-wiki.
Unlike traditional media repositories, Wikimedia Commons is free. Everyone is allowed to copy, use and modify any files here freely as long as they follow the terms specified by the author; this often means crediting the source and author(s) appropriately and releasing copies/improvements under the same freedom to others. The license conditions of each individual media file can be found on their description page. The Wikimedia Commons database itself and the texts in it are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. More information on re-use can be found at Commons:Reusing content outside Wikimedia and Commons:First steps/Reuse.
YouTube is a video-sharing website, the site allows users to upload, view, and share videos.
Available content includes video clips, TV clips, music videos, movies, and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
Everything on YouTube, except movies ( https://www.youtube.com/movies/ ) and some channels is free.
YouTube Premium, with its paid membership, offers: • Background play, audio mode and offline access to YouTube Music app • Videos without ads • Original shows from YouTube creators https://www.youtube.com/premium
Artbreeder aims to be a new type of creative tool that empowers users creativity by making it easier to collaborate and explore. Originally Ganbreeder, it started as an experiment in using breeding and collaboration as methods of exploring high complexity spaces. Artbreeder is named after the research of Picbreeder which investigated the role of exploration in the optimization process. It is also inspired by an earlier project of mine Facebook Graffiti which demonstrated the creative capacity of crowds.