Seeing your designs come to life quickly is really rewarding. But finding useful design resources for your project can be a huge pain. So here is a list of some of our favourites we use with Pixelmator, which will help you bring your ideas to life.
- Colour Lovers – A great resource to help you select perfect colour combinations
- Flat UI Colors – Awesome resource for choosing flat colour combinations.
- Flat Color Picker – Best flat colour picker for UI designs.
- Coolors – A nice web app to create your own unique colour palettes.
- Material Design Colors – A great site to help you select UI colour combinations and palettes.
- Colourful Gradients – An awesome tumblr site collection of gradients to die for.
- Brand Colors – A site where you can find the colour combinations for the biggest brands and websites.
- BootFlat Color Picker – A colour picker which gives you perfect colours for flat designs.
- Get UI Colors – Give you awesome UI colours for your website designs.
- Coleure – Create awesome colour palettes using a simple drag and drop online tool.
- Google Fonts – Hundreds of free, open-source fonts optimized for the web.
- DaFont.com – Archive of freely downloadable fonts.
- Font Cab – Loads of free fonts for commercial use.
- Font Space – Hundreds of free truetype and opentype fonts for Windows and Mac.
- Font Squirrel – A great collection of handpicked free fonts.
- Abstract Fonts – Free as you please fonts.
- Open Font Library – Free to use as your please fonts.
- 1001 Free Fonts – Free for all fonts.
- The League Of Moveable Type – well-made, free & open-source fonts.
- Adobe Web Fonts – Large selection of free web fonts.
- The Northern Block – Full of free fonts.
- Urban Fonts – Tons of free fonts to be had (make sure they are free).
- Font Struct – Design and share free fonts.
- Fonts In Use – Shows you the fonts used in the real world.
- I Love Typography – A great typo blog.
- Type Wolf – A great set of typo resources from Type Wolf.
- Make App Icon – A tool to auto-generate the various app icon sizes required for IOS.
- Icon Switch – Another tool to auto-generate the various app icon sizes needed for IOS.
- Abduzeedo – Really cool inspiration for graphic design (and also check out some of the pixelmator tutorial too).
- Deviant Art – Largest online art exhibition and gallery. Also a great place to pick up some free graphics.
- Illustration Friday – Art exhibit and challenge website with some great artwork.
- Inspiration Grid – Graphic Design Inspiration (and lots of them).
- Subtle Patterns – All awesome patterns on this site can mostly be used free of charge.
- Pixelmator Templates – Check out some of the patterns on our store.
Photo Resources (mostly free)
- Unsplash – Free (do whatever you want) high resolution photographs. 10 new photos each day.
- Pixabay – Free high quality images you can use anywhere.
- New Old Stock – A really cool collection of vintage photos.
- Death To Stock Photo – Great photos for all purposes (from free to commercial use).
- Public Domain Archive – 100% free stock photos each week.
- Little Visuals – Weekly high resolution photos, free to use as you want.
- Pic Jumbo – Free photos for all your projects.
- Gratis Photography – Free, use as you please, photographs.
- Super Famous – Great high resolution photos (attribution required).
- Startup Stock Photos – Free photos for you to make something.
- Travel Coffee Book – Creative photos from travel (mostly free).
- Dot Spin – Really cheap photos (from $1).
- Dollar Photo Club – Royalty free stock photos from $1 (we are an affiliate of DPC).
- Pexels – Free high quality stock photos.
- Pixelmator Shapes – Free pixelmator shapes submitted by the community.
- Pixelmator Templates – Free and Premium shapes created by us.
- CG Textures – A great site providing free textures for 3d and graphic design (make sure to read FAQ for T&C’s).