We display methods that allow for computations of spectra, pseudospectra and resolvents of linear operators on Hilbert spaces and also elements in unital Banach algebras. The paper considers two different approaches, namely, pseudospectral techniques and polynomial numerical hull theory. The former is used for Hilbert space operators whereas the latter can handle the general case of elements in a Banach algebra. This approach leads to multicentric holomorphic calculus. We also discuss some new types of pseudospectra and the recently defined Solvability Complexity Index.