Free Resources and Tutorials
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Royalty Free / Creative Commons Music & Sounds
Royalty Free / Creative Commons Stock Images
Graphic Design Templates for Print & Social Media:
Digital Art & Graphic Design
Digital Art & Graphic Design:
Krita – free & open source digital painting software for Windows / Mac / Linux.
Gimp – free & open source graphics editor & photo manipulation software for Windows / Mac / Linux.
Inkscape – free & open source vector-based design software for Windows / Mac / Linux.
Scribus – free & open source desktop publication design software for Windows / Mac / Linux
Pixlr X – In-browser photo editor for basic adjustments. Runs with HTML5 instead of Flash.
Lightzone – Free & open-source desktop photo editing software for Windows / Mac / Linux.
RawTherapee – Free desktop photo editing software for Windows / Mac / Linux.
Assembly – Create vector-based characters and scenes using a building block approach to design. For iOS.
Adobe Draw – Free mobile app used for vector-based digital drawing on a tablet
Adobe Sketch – Free mobile app used for pixel-based digital drawing on a tablet
Adobe Fix – Free mobile app used to retouch and enhance photos.
Adobe Capture – Free image capturing and processing app that coverts to vectors for future use.
3D Printing & Design
Blender – open source & free software for Windows / Mac / Linux
Stop Motion Animation
Stop Motion Animation:
Stop Motion Studio – Free, well designed, stop motion software available for iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows.
Coding & Web Design
Coding & Web Design:
Studio Code – An online platform for action-oriented coding practices.
Open Processing – An educational platform to create projects, download and modify existing projects, and learn through coding tutorials.
W3 Schools – Online learning platform with resources and tutorials for every web language.
MIT App Inventor – An online app development platform to get started building apps for Android devices.
Digital Audio Workstations (DAW)
Digital Audio Workstations:
Reaper – A simple to use music editing program.
Garageband – A pre-installed music editing and loops software from Apple exclusively for Mac computers.
Audacity – A free and open-source digital audio editor and recording application software, available for Windows and Mac.
Ableton (Lite) – free music production and live performance
Chrome Music Lab – A free online tool that makes learning music more accessible through fun, hands-on experiments.
DaVinci Resolve – DaVinci Resolve is a colour correction and non-linear video editing application for macOS and Windows.
Open Shot – A free and open-source video editor for macOS and Windows.
Shotcut – A free and open-source video editor for Mac / Windows / Linux
Tutorials and How-Tos