Graphics and Artist Programs
Dragon Bones is an animation tool to add bone structures to make things easier to move.
Pyxel Edit is a pixel art editor designed to make it fun and easy to make tilesets, levels and animations.
Marmoset Hexels 3 is a tool for grid-based vector art, pixel art, design & animation
Alchemy isn?t software for creating finished artwork, but rather a sketching environment that focuses on the absolute initial stage of the creation process.
Inkscape is a professional vector graphics editor for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It's free and open source.
Gimp is a cross-platform image editor available for GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows and more operating systems. It is free software, you can change its source code and distribute your changes.
IcoFX is a free award winning professional icon and cursor editor for Windows.
Krita Krita is the full-featured digital paint studio for artists. Krita is available on Windows and Linux.
Sculptris is a sculpting tool with a dynamic mesh tesselation that will provide additional detail where necessary, without the user needing to worry about it.
Wings3D is a free advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use. It has been developed since 2001
K3D is free-as-in-freedom 3D modeling and animation software. It combines flexible plugins with a visualization pipeline architecture, making K-3D a versatile and powerful tool for artists.
MakeHuman is a completely free, innovative and professional software for the modelling of 3-Dimensional humanoid characters.
AutodeskFree These are the free educational versions of many autodesk apps, such as 3ds max and audocad
ACME Laboratories A page full of tools and generators mostly for fun, the one I use being the labelmaker, but for serious projects. Purveyors of fine freeware since 1972. On the net since 1991.
Blog@Mashable.com 13 Fantastic and Fun Image Generators.
The Generator Blog By using the Text-Image Generator you can easily create your individual text art image.
Oldversion.com Graphics Section So many software titles, free to grab, but older versions that are no longer supported. Have fun!
Old Versions of Paint Shop Pro (available on OldVersion.Com) I myself prefer and still use Paint Shop Pro 7.04 since I've memorized every shortcut
Paint Shop Pro .Com for a more modern version of this wonderful software that you have to pay for!
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Gravit Designer is a full-featured vector design app suitable for all manner of jobs, from screen and icon designs through to presentations, illustration and animation.
Vectr is a free editor for creating 2D vector graphics.
SVG-EDIT (scalable vector graphics) is an open format that allows you to reproduce your Vector drawings programmatically, and one of the nicest projects is SVG-Edit.
Canva is a photo editor, colour palette tool, font combination picker, learning resource, and photo collage maker, and it even features a dedicated infographic maker with hundreds of free design elements and fonts.
Photo Pos Windows Only. Typical photo editing tasks such as contrast lighting and saturation, but will also handle more advanced techniques. Free if you don't want Gimp's immense toolset
Paint.Net is a Windows-based alternative to the Paint editor that Microsoft shipped with certain versions of Windows.
Sumo Paint is a highly capable browser-based image editor. All the standard features you'd expect from a desktop tool are present and correct
Sketchup Free provides a friendly and forgiving introduction to building stuff in 3D, starting you off by simply drawing lines and shapes that you can then push and pull around to turn them into 3D forms.
Daz Studio is a 3D figure customization, posing and animation tool that enables artists of all skill levels to creating digital art using virtual people, things, and environments
Hexagon Also from Daz 3D. A free 3D modelling tool.
Blender :: Free & Open Source 3D Creation Suite.
Much like 3D Studio Max and Maya, and compatible with many expensive alternatives.
Klex for anyone who wants to create impressive graphics in just a few clicks. Not for pro designers
Microsoft Expression Web 4 Microsoft made its expression web 4.0 software free of charge. No tech support, but is a powerful alternative to stuff like dreamweaver
Google Fonts Project is an extensive catalogue of free and open source designer web fonts
Behance is an online community with millions of views each month. It's a resource for artists of all disciplines.
Dribbble is another online community to share off your work and see what others are up to
IconArchive.com Over 700,000 icons for nearly everything in the world to decorate your desktop