Inspiration

Tidbits No. 39

Snowman and rose. iPhoneograpy by Kate England. 

Snowman and rose. iPhoneograpy by Kate England. 

Pixel Fireplace is a cozy, geeky type-controlled, big-pixeled screensaver for Mac and Windows. Throw on fresh logs, roast marshmallows and hotdogs, discover more commands or just sit back and enjoy the warm, crackling, flickering pixels while the logs burn down in real time. 

DIY Peppermint Candy Bowls 

Ashley Goldberg started a personal project on her Instagram this month where she shares a creatively wrapped gift everyday until Christmas. Complete with sources and how-to's her ideas are a great inspiration for unique gift wrapping. 

DIY Holiday Citrus Wreath

Artist Sonja Hinrichsen draws in the snow

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

Illustrator Helen Dardik has made these fun, free gift tags. 

12 Days of Creative Market: 92 handpicked creative products. Get $1,437 Value Bundle for Only $39. Grab the Bundle!

Tidbits No. 38

First Autumn Leaves. iPhoneography by Kate England

First Autumn Leaves. iPhoneography by Kate England

Tidbits. Today with a mixed bag of creative iPhoneography apps and tips.  

Put scrapbooking in the palm of your hand with the Project Life app. This is scrapbooking without scissors, adhesive or tools. Layout pages with pre-defined templates or create your own. Add photos, text, scans, backgrounds and use Speech-to-Text for fast journaling.

iPhoneography apps for depth of field.

Create unique oversized posters with your iPhone or iPad and a simple printer with Raster Pro

Epicurious: The Ultimate Guide To Mobile Food Photography, From Lighting To Editing.

29 essential photography apps.

Alternative Processes: Impermanence by South Korean artist Seung-Hwan OH.

Tidbits No. 37

Garden Snail. iPhone photo by Kate England. 

Garden Snail. iPhone photo by Kate England. 

Tidbits. A mixed bag of inspiration for a creative digital life. 

Make your own bitmap font with the free BitFontMaker2™ BitMap Font Editor or use iFontMaker (mentioned in Apps for Design and Visual Story Telling) on your iPad. 

Effective marketing for introverts

Written permission is commonly known in the photography world as a model or property 'release'. Visual Media Release is an iPhone app which lets you capture signatures for release forms straight on your phone.

Have you seen Davinia's poetic iPhoneography? At her blog Creative iPhoneography she chronicles her creative discoveries and offers interesting tips and tutorials. One of her tutorials is on How to make your own textures with your iPhone. You'll also find her as dalgeri on Instagram. 

How to Create Flower Embellished Photo Art 

Cinemagraphs or Cinegraphs are eye-catching hybrid images that combine still photography with motion. The Cinemagraph is described as a "living photograph". It blends a still photo with a part in motion and is published in an animated GIF format. The result is a subtle, seamless, looped animation. You can make your own with Cinemagram

Tidbits No. 36

How to Create Mobile Images Using Plant Matter: Anthotypes For Mobile Photography

Is your photo really sharp? Is the focus where you want it to be? Don’t lose good moments with bad photos. Evaluate every pixel of your photo on the go with Photo Quality Check.

Looking for an Instagram viewer for your iPad? Take a look at Retro

Give your photos an analog look with AnalogColor. New filters include the ability to transform your photo into polygons. Another new preset is called Shift and imitates the look of old print when each color was added to the paper using a separate plate. Most of the time these plates didn't align perfectly. The result was slightly overlapping colours in areas and small white gaps. Beautifully retro! 

Free this week at Creative Market: 24 Folded Paper Overlays that you can use to blend with your smartphone photos to give them a folded look using an app like Image Blender. If you prefer to use your computer, you could use these overlays with Photoshop instead. I'll be posting a tutorial on how to blend textures with your smartphone photos later on this week. Keep your eyes peeled. 

Levitation Photography is a type of optical illusion where the subject appears to float in the middle of the air. Fun and easy with Levitagram




Tidbits No. 35

Wild Carnations. iPhone photo by Kate England

Wild Carnations. iPhone photo by Kate England

Why do we take selfies?

Use Your Smartphone to Train Your Eye.

A Little Guide to Hand Lettering by Emily Eck

Two simple and elegant podcast apps for your iPhone or Android: Castro and Pocket Casts

In Our Time. The history of ideas - including topics drawn from philosophy, science, history, religion and culture. Subscribe to the podcast here. [Thanks Tracy for the tip!]

10 iPhone Photography Resources To Help You Take Better Photos.

Create impressionist art by "smooching" (smearing or blurring) the photo pixels on your iPhone with the app Smooch

FREE Limited Edition HYPEBEAST Preset Pack for VSCO Cam.

Tidbits No. 34

Budding leaves. iPhoneography by Kate England. 

Budding leaves. iPhoneography by Kate England. 

Noisli is a beautiful and minimal background noise and colour generator app that was available only as web app when I recently wrote about it. Noisli lets you mix several audio sources like rain, wind, water, seaside, forest, thunderstorm, bonfire, summer night, white noise, pink noise and brown noise to create your own background stream to work with or relax to. Now, Noisli has released an iOS app on the App Store that brings all the goodness of the website into at the app where you also can set your mix of sounds to a fade-out timer. 

The popular camera app Hipstamatic has released a new app, Cinematic that lets you create beautiful short films. Record multiple short clips that transform into amazing short motion pictures. Cinematic takes the fuss out of editing footage by adding effects and transmissions automatically. 

Wordswag is one of the apps I featured in my guide to 20 Top Apps for Design and Visual Story Telling in 2014. Now they've released Videohance, a premium video editor that lets you effortlessly add filters, presets, music and authentic textures on the fly. You can use Videohance to create gorgeous films, make animated slideshows, video montages, or rescue videos that are too dark. 

Litely is a new photo-editing app for smartphone photos featuring subtle, film-inspired filters. Powerful, finger-friendly tools and elegant, precise filters. Litely is free and comes with 9 adjustable presets (3 variations of 3 filters), and 36 more are available as an in-app purchase.

In the digital era, Neil Young is on his own wavelength, recording his new vinyl-only album A Letter Home in single takes on acoustic guitar on a Voice-O-Graph booth.

Neil Young performs "Needle of Death," off his upcoming album, 'A Letter Home,' reproduced by Jack White and Neil, out May 27th.

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