I literally CANNOT say enough about the awesomeness that is the Flourish community. I joined when my sales for a month might not even cover the $12.99 fee but I took a chance. And here we are today! I attribute ALOT of our success to the lessons learned and the community as a whole. It is TOTALLY worth trying it out (it's $14.99/month now but still worth it)!
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This was my go to for photo editing until I got more comfortable with PhotoShop. I love their collage function and the mobile app that lets me edit on the fly. While I primarily use Photoshop now, this was a good starter program!
I had NEVER heard of Action Brushes for Photoshop before Paige posted some videos on them. Honestly, Photoshop was scary and daunting so I wanted to stay far away, but her videos and brushes made things so much more accessible.
I HIGHLY recommend her products! You can check them out here:
This is amazing! Just a small monthly fee ($9.99) and you have a constantly up to date version of Photoshop and Lightroom! There are soooooooooooooooo many things you can do with this combo that I will be learning about them for ages to come. With a semi-steep learning curve, this is an investment I suggest you make and master as soon as you can. It is by far one of the best decisions I ever made!
This is one of my favorite sites for commercial use fonts and images! They have some fantastic designers and talented artists. They have recently changed their TOS but you are still able to do what you want with most of them (again, please always check TOS before you commit). I personally love their $1 sections! Did I mention, you get a discount on packs through Flourish?
Who doesn't love free things? The images on this site are free to use for commercial use (as of this writing but as always, be sure to check current TOS). I use them for ads, posts, fillers, and even mockups! The photography is stunning and I can usually find what I need with a quick search or two!