Free Stock Photography
Most of these websites offer free photos with Creative Commons 0 (Public domain/no attribution) licenses, meaning you can practically use them anyway you want for free. Be sure to check each image’s license. I also recommend attribution wherever possible, since some of the photographers benefit from publicity (i.e., people will go to them to pay for work).
- Albumarium: The best place to find and share beautiful images.
- Animal Photos
- Free Nature Stock: Royalty-free Nature Stock Photos.
- ISO Republic
- Jay Mantri
- Kaboom Pics
- Life of Pix
- New Old Stock
- Pickup Image
- Picography: Free images to use however you like.
- Public Domain Archive
- Realistic Shots
- Startup Stock Photos
- Stokpic: Free stock photos for commercial use.
- Travel Coffee Book: Sharing beautiful travel moments.
Free Stock Video
- Bottled Video: Free footage for the masses
- Distill: Curated HD Video Free For Your Personal and Commercial Use
- Pexels: Completely free stock videos
- Pond5: The world’s largest royalty-free footage collection
- Stock Video
- Videvo: Completely free HD stock footage and motion graphics for any project
- Videezy: Free HD Stock Footage & 4K Videos
- Vidsplay: Totally free stock footage
- Simple Icons: SVG icons for popular brands, maintained by Dan Leech.
- Vector Emoji: Common Emojis recreated in vector (Adobe Photoshop).
Tools and Software
If you use Adobe InDesign for designing pages, books, newsletters, or anything else, here’s some resources that I’ve gathered. I’ll post more as I find them.
InDesign Blogs and forums
- InDesignSecrets.com: The world’s #1 resource for all things InDesign.
- Document Geek: Tutorials specializing in long documents, print production, InDesign, Acrobat, and more.
- The Graphic Mac
- Indiscripts: InDesign Scripting playground
- Adobe’s InDesign Forum
InDesign videos and courses
- Lynda.com InDesign courses: After a major career change*, these courses helped me go from an novice to pro in using InDesign. Look especially for the courses taught by Anne-Marie Concepción and David Blatner.
- Adobe Creative Cloud on YouTube
- Terry White on YouTube: Terry often covers Photoshop and other Adobe products, but occasionally covers InDesign.
Note: Use these scripts at your own risk, since you’re programming InDesign (and perhaps other applications) to do things automatically.
- Keith Gilbert’s InDesign Scripting Made Easy course on Lynda.com. A must watch if you’re exploring scripting.
- Pete Kahrel’s InDesign scripts
- In-tools.com InDesign scripts
- InDesignSecrets.com plug-ins and scripts plus a post about what the default InDesign scripts do.
- Ajar Productions scripts
- Gilbert Consulting’s scripts
- InDesign Scripting forum at Adobe
- InDesign ExtendScript API: This is an HTML equivalent of the ExtendScript Toolkit Object Model Viewer, which breaks down every programmable object and attribute. The advantage of the HTML version is that it’s faster to use than the built-in ExtendScript Toolkit version (which I believe runs on Flex, an old UI that uses Flash for rendering).
Gazette Theme (the one I’m currently using)
Project & Task Management
- Trello: Trello’s boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.
- FocusMusic.fm: beats for work, productivity, flow
- Typekit (Free and premium with Adobe Creative Cloud subscription)
- DaFont (Free)
- Font Squirrel (Free)
- Google Fonts (Free)
- Type Anything: a simple tool to create great font combinations.
- CSS Font Stack: Web safe font families.