Design ResourcesA full list of design resources to make your DIY life a bit easier
I’m Black Y’all /Afro-centered Stock Photography (Mostly Paid)
CreateHer (http://www.createherstock.com/) Created for Black women; Owned Black
Color Stock (http://getcolorstock.com/) Created for people of color; Owned Black
Lola | 50 Shades of Black Stock (https://50shadesofblackstock.com/) Created for women of color; Owned Black
Getty Images (Higher end photography and recent events)
123rf (http://www.123rf.com/) Refine your search by model-African American
IStockPhoto (http://www.istockphoto.com/) Ran by Getty Images
Think Stock (http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/) Ran by Getty Images
Free Digital Photos (http://www.freedigitalphotos.net/) Search African-American; Small sizes are free with attribution required- larger sizes paid.
Royalty Free Images at Can Stock Photo (Search for African-American) Note: *This is an affiliate link*
PicNoi (http://picnoi.com/) Created for people of color.
Comma, Comma, Comma, Commercial Free Photography (Free Stock Photography)
123rf (http://www.123rf.com/browsefreeimages.php) Attribution required
500px Attribution may be required
Compfight (http://compfight.com/) Search through Flickr’s creative commons
Creative Commons Photos (https://freeimages.red/)
Death to Stock Photos (http://join.deathtothestockphoto.com/) Membership based; emailed monthly
Designerspics (http://www.designerspics.com/) Attribution welcome; not required
Epicantus (http://epicantus.tumblr.com/) Attribution not required
Every Stock Photo (http://www.everystockphoto.com/) Attribution required
Finda. Photo (http://finda.photo/) Search by color; check to make sure its public domain.
Foodies Feed (https://foodiesfeed.com/) Attribution requested; not required.
Foter (http://foter.com/) Attribution required; WordPress plugin
Free Images (http://www.freeimages.com/) Sign up process
Free Nature Stock (http://freenaturestock.com/)
Free Range Stock (https://freerangestock.com/) Sign up process
Free Stock Image Point (http://www.stock-image-point.com/)
Good Free Photos (http://www.goodfreephotos.com/)
Gratisography (http://www.gratisography.com/) Attribution requested; no required.
I Am Creator (http://www.imcreator.com/free)
ISO Republic (http://isorepublic.com/)
Jay Mantri (http://jaymantri.com/) Photographer shares images; no attribution required
Jeshoots (http://jeshoots.com/) Some free and paid
Kaboom Pics (http://kaboompics.com/#)
LibreStock (http://librestock.com/) No attribution required
MorgueFile (http://morguefile.com/) Make sure they are public domain; most are free.
Pickup Image (http://pickupimage.com/)
RGB Stock (http://www.rgbstock.com/)
Snap Wire Snaps (http://snapwiresnaps.tumblr.com/)
Design Me, Baby with Free Graphic Design Online Resources
Canva (https://www.canva.com/) Graphic design editor and photo editor.
PicMonkey (http://www.picmonkey.com/) (Online Photo Editor)
Relay (https://www.relaythat.com/) Intuitive graphic design editor
Pixlr (https://pixlr.com/) Online Photo Editor –very similar to Photoshop
GIMP (https://www.gimp.org/windows/) Downloadable Photo Editor Application for Desktop—almost identical to Photoshop
Tailor Brands (https://www.tailorbrands.com/) Simple logo design –good for inspiration (must pay a fee for vector based logo)
Inkscape (https://inkscape.org/en/) Downloadable vector graphics editor for Desktop- almost identical to Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Post (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/adobe-post-create-stunning/id1051937863?mt=8) Quick graphics app –only for Iphone users currently.
Youidraw (http://site.youidraw.com/) Online vector graphics program-can also create logo designs- vector download of work requires a fee.
Method Draw (http://editor.method.ac/) Online vector program –export as PNG image only.
Creative Market (https://creativemarket.com/) The vortex of all really great design stuff for great prices; be warned –you may live there for weeks.
Design Cuts (https://www.designcuts.com/) The parallel universe of Creative Market with tons of design goodies in low-cost packages.
Evanto (http://market.envato.com/) A whole other star system of complete graphic mayhem including WordPress themes.
Logo Dust (http://logodust.com/) Subscribe for free weekly logo graphics you can use to build a logo design.
Color Me Bad with Color Schemes Resources
Adobe Kuler (https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/?copy=true) Pick colors from photos and download swatches into Adobe Creative Suite products. Sign up required
Coolors (https://coolors.co/) Online Color scheme generator (download swatches as PDF or images with color codes)-Pick from photos too
HTML Color Codes (http://html-color-codes.info/colors-from-image/) Pick the hex decimal color codes from any saved image.
Color Hexa (http://www.colorhexa.com/) online color code conversion generator
ColourLOVERS (http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes) various color schemes or create your own; even various patterns and DIY your own patterns.
Color Palettes (http://colorpalettes.net/) A variety of color schemes from various pictures.
Design Seeds (http://design-seeds.com/search)
Free Your Mind Fonts- Free and Paid Commercial Use Fonts
Font Squirrel (https://www.fontsquirrel.com/) Saving grace of fonts; even with a “matcherator” to search for a font by uploading an image.
Creative Market (https://creativemarket.com/fonts) The vortex. Nuff said.
My Fonts (https://www.myfonts.com/)
Da Font (http://www.dafont.com/) A few are public domain; check on the right hand corner of the font to make sure its 100% commercial free. If not; you can always click the artist link to purchase the single or extended license.