Hello everyone! I give you our one stop source for any resources you may need to start working on your own things. This ranges from recommended editing programs, fonts and links to image galleries for stocks.
I will review them and possibly add them if the cause and quality is right.


Extraction/Image/Stock Galleries:
AnimeGalleries is a fantastic image gallery, and I highly recommend looking around there. If you can't find what you are looking for, use this as a guide for other places to look.

1. renders-graphiques: (Extractions: Anime, Games, Human, Comic, CG & More)
This is a French site so be warned. The quality of the extractions is typically top notch and has a very wide selection of images you can choose from. No registration needed to view galleries.

2. Planet Renders: (Extractions: Anime, Games, CG, Cartoon, Others)
Registration to view galleries is required but still very good quality renders, wide selection for almost any extracted stock you may need.

3. Baka Renders: (Extractions: Game, People, Anime/Manga, Comic)
Wide selection of good quality extractions for your use. Nicely organized however registration is needed to view galleries.

More coming later.


Hosts a large variety of font types (Fancy, Foreign look, techno, bitmap, gothic, basic, script, dingbats, holiday)
You can browse the fonts by the style, or alphabetically ...

(More coming soon)


If you need anime logos, please refer to this thread: http://www.animeforum.com/showthread...es-Anime-Logos


Editing Programs:

A. Image Editing: Our most popular trade of art here at Anime Forum is image editing. Either by signatures, avatars, gifs, wallpapers, vectors, manipulations, photography, and other products. Following this we have some recommended image editing programs you can check out. Some are suggestions from our previous program resource thread found here: http://www.animeforum.com/showthread...aphic-programs

* - This program comes free with certain MAC products

GIMP: (Windows, MAC, Linux)
GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It has many capabilities. It can be used as a simple paint program, an expert quality photo retouching program, an online batch processing system, a mass production image renderer, an image format converter, etc.

Paint.NET: (Windows)
Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for computers that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools.

iPhoto*: (MAC)
Great for photograph touch ups and organizing. The Faces feature helps you sort your photo library by the people in your pictures. It automatically detects and even recognizes faces in your photos. With iPhoto effects, you can convert color photos to black and white, try a classic sepia tone, add a vignette border, and more. Remove red-eye with a click. Adjust exposure, brightness, and contrast. Crop to frame your subject. If you don’t know where to begin, click the Enhance tool and watch iPhoto automatically fix underexposed or dull photos. From there, you can try a few more tricks. Make spots and blemishes instantly disappear, use the Retouch brush.

I recommend trying out the legal trials found on their sites before buying any program that cost money.
Prices are as of July 2012 and using United States currency.

Photoshop: (Windows, MAC)
Photoshop has many different versions, Elements, CS5, and CS6 are among the most common amongst simple and advanced editing of images. It comes with a wide variety of tools and effects to use as well as the option to download almost any 3rd party brush, pattern, style you may wish to DL and import. You can do almost any type of design work with this program. Simple editing, advanced editing, painting, image touch-ups, 3D, GIFS, and many more. The price range for the programs varies. The older programs such as Elements and previous Creative Suites (CS) will be much cheaper than the latest CS5 & 6. Currently PS CS5 is my most recommended program. If you don't have quite the money for a newer version later versions do work fine. Up until half a year ago I work with PS Elements 6.0 (from 2007) Had the most important features you need.

(Prince Range: Elements 10 = $55-$70 ... CS5 = $400 ... CS6 = $600-700)

PaintShop Pro: (Windows)

Fast, Powerful and Intuitive Photo Editing! Incredibly easy to use interactive ‘How To’ guides and great tutorials. Apply non-destructive adjustments and filters. Create stunning photo effects with easy High Dynamic Range (HDR) image merging. Quickly and accurately remove people and objects from photographs. Bring old and damaged photos back to life with restore and repair tools. Compatible with all popular image formats including Raw files. This program is good for photography based image editing.

(Price range: PaintShop Pro X4 = $79.99 $39.99)

B. Digital Painting & Vectoring: Aside from traditional art we have our digital art. These are some programs you could use for your digital art such as vectors, dig. paintings


MyPaint: (Windows, Linux)
MyPaint is a fast and easy open-source graphics application for digital painters. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it.

I recommend trying out the legal trials found on their sites before buying any program that cost money.

CorelDRAW: (Windows & Tablet friendly)
Superior vector illustration & page layout, Versatile drawing and tracing tools, Professional photo editing-capabilities, Powerful website design software.

(Price range: CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6 = $499

Painter 12 (Windows, MAC)

Corel® Painter™ 12 is the world’s leading digital art software. Designed for artists by artists, it opens up a world of creativity by offering progressive drawing tools, lifelike Natural-Media® brushes and the most realistic digital painting experience. With its impressive array of brushes, paper textures, paints, oils, watercolors and more, there are no limits to what you can create! And thanks to extensive file support, you can also build upon projects you've started in other programs, making Painter a great complement to Adobe® Photoshop®

(Price range: Painter 12 = $359.00)

Adobe Illustrator: (Windows, MAC)

If you need a top of the line graphics program that deals in both raster and vector graphics, Illustrator offers more than any other graphics program on the market. However, the learning curve is significant.

(Price Range: Illustrator CS6 = $500)

C. Video Editing:

Coming soon.