Tidbits No. 33

Cherry Blossom. iPhoneography by Kate England. 

Cherry Blossom. iPhoneography by Kate England. 

Last Saturday it was The Day of Cherry Blossom (sakura matsuri) in the downtown park Kungsträdgården. I snapped this photo above, and you can read more about the experience in my creative journal

Turn your digital work environment into a peaceful, creative space with Noisli. A free background noise and color generator for working and relaxing.

Small biz how-to : Photographing your work for your online shop

In a Photo or Creative Rut? Stanford Study Finds That Walking Improves Creativity.

Current favourite Pinterest boards: Outdoors | Mobile Art & Photography | Creative Studio

Breathtaking artistic photo editing with textures from Flypaper. I love how Jill and Paul share their secrets on their blog! 

Each month the camera app Hipstamatic/Oggl releases a new HipstaPak, that gives your photos a unique look and feel, and that you can combine with the other lenses and films available in the app for even more variety. This months HipstaPak fetches its inspiration from Italy with the Sergio Lens that blurs your edges and enhances your cool tones to be as blue as the Trevi Fountain and Maximus LXIX Film that adds a warm grain to your photos inspired by classical antiquity.

Free typeface: Anke

Can you imagine a photo both with an illustrator inside? Face-o-mat travels from Stockholm out into the world.


Tidbits No. 32

Spring is on its way. iPhoneography by Kate England. 

Spring is on its way. iPhoneography by Kate England. 

Combine your photos in unique and creative ways with the new photo app Union.

Tutorial: How to Take Great Portrait Photographs with your iPhone

Review: Mextures — The Best Photo Editing App for iPhone.

Tips: EyeEm Blog - 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When Framing a Photo

Art: Guide to Projectors for Interactive Installations

Chaos on your photo roll? Have you got trouble managing thousands of photos and videos? Simplify Your iOS Photo Workflow with Tidymatic

Interview: Benjamin Lowy: “The end of Instagram?” 

Interested in joining a friendly mobile photography community? Say hello to MobiTog!

15 Essential Smartphone Photography Tutorials

Makr. A Designer in Your Pocket.

Makr is like having a designer in your pocket. Or rather on your tablet computer.

With just a few taps you can create your own stylish designs for stationery, branding and packaging. Start by picking one of the sophisticated templates, and customise it to create your own visual style for invitations, business cards, gift tags, product labels, stickers, menus, thank you notes and more. 

If you like you can tweak the colours, patterns, fonts, shapes and textures and you can add your own logo or other artwork. The Makr blog is full of design tips, ideas and creative inspiration.  

Tip

Here are some tips to think about if you want to add your own graphic: "We recommend importing your logo/graphic as a 300dpi transparent PNG file. That way it can be dropped into your project design without a white overlay and will also be a high enough resolution to ensure optimal printing quality. Learn a bit more about the logo-importing process here."

After you’ve finished your design, you can purchase a high-res PDF and print it out at home, or order professional prints and have your design delivered right to your door. The Makr app itself is available for free

Tidbits No. 31

Diana Photo App For Double Exposures

Diana Photo App For Double Exposures

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7 Ways to Stop iOS 7 From Killing Your iPhone Battery.

"Cash in on your creativity. Turn spare moments into spare cash and sell your images on Alamy, the world's largest website for picture buyers." Get the Early Bird Offer before 30th April, 2014! Stockimo

The blog turns 20: a conversation with three internet pioneers.

"We live in a technological universe in which we are always communicating. And yet we have sacrificed conversation for mere connection." The Flight From Conversation

8 Ways To Unlock Your Inner Creativity

And finally, just now there's  FREE worldwide shipping and $5 off each item in my shopExcludes framed prints, stretched canvases and throw pillows with inserts. This offer expires March 9, 2014 at Midnight Pacific Time.

Before and After: A Vintage Record Cover

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I'd just updated my profile picture and wanted to see if I could do something creative with it. I thought I'd take the opportunity to create a vintage record cover with VinilyzeMe!, one of the apps featured in Apps for Design and Visual Story Telling. This is a fun app that taps into our nostalgia for retro artwork and music on LPs. 

My original self portrait was rather small in size, since I'd taken it with my iPhone's front facing camera. Because of that, my selfie became jagged and pixelated when I brought it into VinylizeMe!. With Big Photo I could resample my original image, resizing it without losing quality.  

Next I flipped my photo with Leonardo to create more variation to my album cover. 

Putting together your album cover in VinilyzeMe! is an easy process where you start by selecting one of the beautifully designed templates and add your own images and words. You can create your own record label, and as you can see I founded Moontone Records! Optionally you can also add scratches and wear and tear to your album cover. 

This was a fun and charming project. Lighthearted. 

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