Humans, you were born in a time in history where tools to make art with are more accessible than ever. If you have a computer or a smartphone you can surely find something to make cool stuff with.

30+ Free Creative Tools & Software for Artists (2021)

Humans, you were born in a time in history where tools to make art with are more accessible than ever. If you have a computer or a smartphone you can surely find something to make cool stuff with.

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

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Blender (from Blender.org)

Desktop Apps:

Blender - A free and open-source professional 3D software, rapidly growing in popularity and functionality. Blender has a wide variety of features built-in, and also capable of modeling, sculpting, texturing, rigging, simulation, rendering, camera tracking, video editing, and compositing.

Krita - A free and open source painting program with animation capabilities.

Atom - A free and open-source text editor to edit code.

Garageband (Mac) - DAW to record and produce music. Pre-installed on all mac from recent years.

GIMP - A free and open-source image manipulation tool.

Audacity -A free and open-source audio software

Pivot Animator - When I was a kid I used this app to create stick figure animation. It is super basic but was always super fun to use. If you are not familiar with animation and want to get things rolling it might be a fun start.

OpenToonz - A free open-source animation tool used by Studio Ghibli and 'Futurama'.

UnrealEngine - A free (with conditions) popular 3D Creation tool often used as a game engine.

HandBrake - A free and open-source video transcoder (much like Adobe Media Encoder)



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Desmos (from Desmos.com)

On The Web:

Demsos - A free tool to visualize graphs using math.

P5.js - a free and open-source online javascript library for creative coding.

Gumroad - Create an online storefront for free.

Khan Academy - A nonprofit educational site with a wide variety of courses you can take today.

Webflow - An advanced no-code website creation tool. Paid but has a free tier to start with.

Wix - A user-friendly drag & drop website creation tool. Paid but has a free tier to start with.

ActionVFX - Free to download VFX footage to composite on any footage.

YouTube - Upload and share videos for free

OpenFrameworks - A free and open-source c++ toolkit for creative coding

The Coding Train - a YouTube channel dedicated to beginner-friendly creative coding tutorials and challenges, by Daniel Shiffman.

Google Docs - a text editor that stores your files in the cloud.

Google Fonts - a collection of fonts you can use, mostly for free.

Unsplash - a collection of free to use stock photos.

HDRIHaven - a collection of free HDRIs to light up your scenes in your 3D software.

TextureHaven - a collection of free high-quality texture to create materials in your 3D software.

3DModelHaven - a collection of 3D models to use in your 3D software.

Thomas Flynn’s Free 3D Objects Collection - another very big collection of 3D models to use in your 3D software.

More tools for Adobe After-Effects
Wiggle
Colors
Noodle
shpr
Paths from Nulls
GarageBand for IOS (from Apple.com)

Mobile Apps:

Keezy (iOS) - sketch musical ideas by recording and looping clips in a breeze

GarageBand (iOS) - a mobile DAW to record and produce music.

iMovie(iOS) - edit videos

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