Welcome to our classroom toolbox. In the Toolbox, you will find a variety of tools and resources we have used in class. I have grouped them in categories to hopefully make it easier to find the right tool faster. If you find a tool you think should be added to the toolbox, send me a link!

Adobe Creative Cloud Software – During the COVID-19 pandemic, Adobe has made it possible for my students to download the Adobe Creative Cloud software to their personal computers at home. This is fantastic if you have a MacOS or Windows computer at home. Students, you must use this link I have provided and your Adobe account that you have already created in class.

Graphic Design Tools

Krita – Free Painting Program

Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone. (MacOS, Windows, & Linux)

Photopea – Free Online Image Editor

Photopea is a free online image editor. It will support Adobe Photoshop, GIMP, Sketch App, Adobe XD, and CorelDRAW files. (Website)

Coolors – Create Color Palettes

The super fast color schemes generator! Create, save and share perfect palettes in seconds! (Website, iOS app, Chrome Extension)

Pixlr – Free Online Photo Editor

The next generation Online photo editor. Experience smarter and faster photo editing. Pixlr X is the only photo editor you need for quick yet professional edits. Designed with just the right amount of easy to navigate photo editing tools, you are about to experience the next best online image editor built with cutting edge technology. (Website, iOS App, & Android App)

Google Fonts – Open Source Designer Web Fonts

We believe the best way to bring personality and performance to websites and products is through great design and technology. Our goal is to make that process simple, by offering an intuitive and robust collection of open source designer web fonts. By using our extensive catalog, you can share and integrate typography into any design project seamlessly—no matter where you are in the world. (Website) – Fonts For Your Projects

The fonts presented on this website are their authors’ property, and are either freeware, shareware, demo versions or public domain. The license mentioned above the download button is just an indication. Please look at the readme-files in the archives or check the indicated author’s website for details, and contact him/her if in doubt. (Website)

Animation Tools

Wick Editor – Free Animation Software

The Wick Editor is a free and open-source tool for creating games, animations, and everything in-between. It’s designed to be the most accessible tool for creating multimedia projects on the web. (Website)

Pencil2D Animation – Animate Your Drawings

An easy, intuitive tool to make 2D hand-drawn animations. Lightweight and easy to use so you can focus on animating and not what button to hit next. Seamlessly switch between raster and vector workflows, allowing you to sketch, ink & paint on the go. Pencil2D is completely open source and free to use, even commercially! (MacOS, Window, & Linux)

Blender – Design and Animate 3D Objects

Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing and 2D animation pipeline. (MacOS, Windows, & Linux)

Audio Tools

Adobe Audition Downloads – Free Sound Files

Adobe® Audition® software includes thousands of uncompressed, royalty-free audio sound effects and music loop files. These files have been grouped together by type and style into ZIP archives that can be downloaded. (Resources)

Video Tools

DaVinci Resolve 16 – Video Editor (Free Version)

Innovative tools for editing including the revolutionary new cut page, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production, all in a single  application! (MacOS, Windows & Linux)

FootageCrate – Video Effects and Motion Elements

We provide the video making community with thousands of free professional-grade production resources, and also distribute exclusive content that is the most affordably priced in the industry. (Website)

Videvo – Free Stock Video Footage

Thousands of free stock videos, motion graphics, music tracks, and sound effects, all in one place. (Website)

Videezy – Free Stock Video Footage

We’re proud to be one of the largest video communities in the world. Our growing collection of high-quality footage makes filmmaking easy and affordable. Plus, most files are free to download and free to use. You’re making the world a more beautiful place. We’re just here to support the cause. (Website)

Web Design Tools – Copyright Free Images

Pixabay is a vibrant community of creatives, sharing copyright free images and videos. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist – even for commercial purposes. (Website)

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