Tools to Create Graphics, Images, Movies, Animations, Music and MORE!!

Everyone wants to jazz up their pages with images and graphics. It is really fun to create neat digital art and graphics because once you learn how, the sky is the limit. You never have to purchase new paint, paper, colors, etc. Your digital toolbox holds everything you need to create a masterpiece. Our wiki is also a GREAT place to showcase your work. You can have a world-wide audience with a couple of clicks.

It is very tempting to copy images from anywhere on the web and place them on your own web page. TIS CC members will respect copyright laws when using graphics on our own pages. The easiest way to avoid any copyright issues is to CREATE YOUR OWN graphics, images, animations, movies, etc. We will be working on learning more about this over the next few weeks in CC. Below are a few resources that will get you started. If you know of any more, please add them here!!


FREE Drawing Software to Download

InkScape
Ultimate Paint Image Editor
ArtRage
Gimp

FREE Online Graphic and Image Creation Sites

Create with Kerpoof!
Picnik
SplashUp
Cool Text
Big Huge Labs
Image Chef
Dumpr
Glass Giant
Text2Pics
Spell with Flickr
Newspaper Clipping Generator
AmazType
Add Letters
Says It!
Typo Generator
Mag My Pic
Stained Glass Collage
ScrapBlog
PowerPoint Like Slideshow tool Online
Super Doodle
Like Web Generated Art? Go to the Generator Blog to keep track of the newest online image generators!!

FREE Animation Software to Download

Dog Waffle
Art of Illusion
Movies 13
Stop Motion Animator
Pivot Stick Animator

FREE Online Animation and Movie Creation Sites

Aniboom Shape Shifter
Flow
Create your own Flash Animated Movies with Toufee
Jumpcut
MogoPop
EyeSpot
One True Media
Animoto
Blabberize

3D Graphic Software to Download

Google Sketch Up
Maya Personal Learning Edition
Blender
Anim8or

Copyright Friendly Clip Art, Photos, and other Graphics

(please follow the individual instructions for citing and referencing)
Open Clip Art Library
Royalty Free Image Collection
Pics4Learning
Search Flickr for Creative Commons Licensed Photos
Library of Congress Photos on Flickr
Open Photo
US Government Photos and Graphics
WikiMedia Commons
Free Digital Photos
Classroom Clip Art

Copyright Friendly Music

CC Mixter
Open Source Audio
Squidoo
PodSafe Audio
PodSafe Music Network
Opsound
Classic Cat
Free Play Music

Sound Editing Software

FREE Audacity

Sheet Music

Mutopia

Comic Strip and Carton Creators

ToonDoo
Be Funky
Bubblr
Comics Sketch

Web Widgets

Widgetbox
Photobucket
bunnyherolabs (Look at making some cyber pets)!