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.

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

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