Free Stock and Resources outside dA

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I updated and added new stuff on: March 9th 2014


Hy folks,

before I started doing my own art, I was an avid incredimail email- stationary creator.
(All legal always with freeware, according to terms, with written permission etc)

For that reason I have collected a massive bunch of pages with stockphotos (free for profit reasons)
free & shareware fonts, plugin pages and so on.

I thought that it might be as useful for creating art for some of you.
The quality and resolution of the images varies so check yourself :)

I met several people who don't know much free stock outside dA..
although dA holds fantastic stock photographers and artists too! one can never have enough choice ;)
Where possible I added a link to their TOU (Terms of use) beside the link to the mainpage

As a disclaimer:
I am not affiliated with one of the pages linked to, nor am I to hold liable for any content there. You visit those sides at your own risks!


If you have any suggestions for freeware please let me know, but make sure, it is real!! freeware.
I won't publish any cracked and illegal stuff here at all!

so here we go:

Stockphotos 


Big Foto   Big Foto TOU  
Burningwell   Burningwell TOU: 
CG textures  TOU: look under FAQ
DHD Multimediagallery  DHD TOU  
Fotosforall    Fotosforall TOU (only german sorry!)  
Free Nature Pics   TOU must be shared alike (some rights reserved)  
Free Stocktextures.com  TOU scroll down 
Freestock CA TOU directly on the mainpage founder is: boldfrontiers
Free Stock Photography TOU: see mainpage
Geek Philosopher   Geek TOU
Dennis Hill & Friends TOU: see mainpage
Lost &  Taken   Lost & Taken TOU
Imageafter  Imageafter TOU  
Morguefile  Morguefile TOU
NOAA TOU:www.photolib.noaa.gov/aboutima…
Photomanips are ok unless special TOU's are mentioned at the photos and credit to NOAA and photographer has to be given
Photos Public Domain  PPD TOU


Free Fractal Programs


Apophysis ~ Fractal
Double Fractal
Fractal Explorer

Free Image Editors & Viewers 

& free photoshop substitutes 

Photoscape Free Image Viewer, Converter Editor
ExifPro Image Viewer
Irfanview
XnView
raw converter
RAW Thumbnail Viewer
Psd Thumbnail Viewer


Free and Shareware Plugins & Software


GIMP
Auto interlace from namessuppressed.com 
A vast multitude of Photoshop Video tuts

:new: Photoshop stuff

styles, brushes, filters, gradients, plugins, tutorials etc.

8bf.net  
Brusheezy.com TOU beside each download
Freephotoshop.com 
Luce plugin
meshiplugins.com
My Photoshop Brushes (and more) TOU beside each download
Pencilpixels free PS styles
Pencilpixels free PS styles 2
Obsidiandawn.com page of redheadstock 
Photoshop Filters net
this is prolly the best page download of free plugins , link to commercial ones 
and!!! preview of prolly most filters and what they do!
PSD tutorials actions - german  
pspug.com
redfieldplugins.com 
redpawmedia.com 
Smashing Magazine Photoshop actions 
:new: CoffeShopBlog actions TOU  



Other useful non graphic software


Abylon Shredder
media converter
Colour Spy
Real Hide
Revo Uninstaller
Spybot Search & Destroy
small but useful!!! Unlocker 32 bit Unlocker 64 bit
Winrar 3 deutsch/ german


Photoshop tutorials


Vlad Studios Photoshop tutorials
Photoshop tutorials.de only german
candle tutorial
Tutorialvault loads of tuts not just photoshop
vector tutorial for photoshop
15 amazing tutorials for photoshop


unsorted but useful stuff


Color Combinations and Color Schemes
Giveaway of the day each 24 h a new free program/ game/ plugin allways available for 24 h only
Multicolr Search Lab for Flickr
might be helpful to find possible artthefts
Knit Pro ~ make knitting patterns from your art
photography marketing

Free and Shareware fonts 


I didn't check most of the pages below

Font View


1001fonts.com 
Easy system: green button beside download button free for commercial usage, red not free
absolutelyfonts.com
abstractfonts.com 
acidfonts.com
arcadiaclub.com
betterfonts.com 
I downloaded 3 fonts as a test.. in all 3 zips the usage terms of author where included
  eternalfonts.com
  fontastic.com
fontboom. com
fontframe.com 
fontplay.com 
fontriver.com 
type of liscense given in the extended description
fontsquirrel.com 
All fonts are advertised as free for commercial usage
fonts101.com
freefonts.org   
I downloaded 3 fonts as a test.. in all 3 zips the usage terms of author where included
fontsgoldenweb.it 
mouserfonts.com  
free-, share- email ware written below each font
  myfont.de
newfonts.net
searchfreefonts.com 
simplythebest.net   
I downloaded 3 fonts as a test.. in all 3 zips the usage terms of author where included
themeworld.com 
urbanfonts.com   
I downloaded 3 fonts as a test.. in all 3 zips the usage terms of author where included
webpagepublicity.com 

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AllyFaralda's avatar
Thank you so much for this!