Thank God for the internet. The sheer number of free resources available online alone means that as a designer you don’t have to reinvent the wheel whenever you start a new project. Instead, you can go to one of these websites and find graphic design resources that fit your needs.
When it comes to stock images, there are usually so many rules. However, that’s not the case with Pexels.com. Pexels is a free stock image website that doesn’t even require attribution when images are used for commercial purposes. However, you can easily generate an image reference if you want to give a creator credit.
If you’re looking for some contextual vector images for a project, then Landing Stock is the perfect place to look. These vector images are also great for presentations and PowerPoints.
As a graphic designer, one of the most time consuming things for you is going to be making animations. What if we told you that you didn’t have to? Instead you can easily download and use some free animated gifs from animaticons.co. The gifs have a clean design and work pretty much anywhere that images work.
Matching Fonts in a project can be tasking even for the most experienced graphic designer. Canva’s font pairing guide is so useful because it allows you see some font combinations that go really well in certain contexts. “The idea is to find a series of fonts that go well together in a heading/paragraph setup, or something similar that you’d find in a print design project.”
There’s no reason that you shouldn’t have the power of Photoshop at your fingertips just because your computer has trouble running the app. Pixlr.com is an online photo editor that gives you functionality similar to Photoshop right from your browser.
Coolrs is a colour scheme generator that allow you to create your own colour scheme with a little help, or use a scheme from the library of palettes.