creative challenge

Do It Yourself Creativity Challenge

How do you challenge yourself creatively? Do you have a go to for getting over a creative block?  On social media there are all kinds of challenges for enhancing creativity. The thing about those pre-made options, they just don’t fit me, my schedule, or my process… and probably don’t fit yours either. So this post offers a way to do-it-yourself, with information collected and categorized to help you make a challenge that works for you in timing, interest and content with lots of ideas to stretch your creative muscles. For me, making my own challenge is about photography and photo

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Repetition

Creative Ways to Use Stock Images

There are many effective ways to use stock photos and images to get the most from your choices. This post is the first in a series to suggest options to personalize the images you choose whether they are purchased, free or your own. Expand your creativity in your designs and art with examples of the variety of images available in the LKArts shop and see how they can be combined to create something totally different than the original photo(s). At LKArts, we strive to offer stock images that spark your creativity! Assets that don’t look like they came from a

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The Pros and Cons of Stock Images

The Pros and Cons of Stock Images

Balancing the pros and cons of stock images often depends on where you start. The project’s budget, the time frame of the project and even the size of the company behind the project, can all change the perception of whether using a stock image is a pro or a con. In this article, we’ll present the pros and cons of stock photos, as well as how to use them effectively. While I was sorting through the information found on-line, I found much of it is specific to stock photography which originated in the 1920’s. The early stock photos were mostly

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Creative Exercises

Developing Creativity Or Sparking It When It’s Lost

We’ve all been there – staring at the blank page with no idea of where to start, what to draw, how to get inspired. Developing creativity and sparking it when it is lost is an important ability to cultivate.  You have probably heard of creative block. The phenomenon is often discussed in the creative groups on social media and there are whole books on the topic. And it happens when we least expect it… The suggestions to overcome creative block are as varied as the people offering them. And they range from the practical ‘just do it’ to the ‘get

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envelope in mailbox

How to Make Envelopes: The Finishing Touch

Envelope guide plus 3 ways to make an envelope Envelopes are the finishing touch for any greeting card and making envelopes is easier than you may think. Whether you are making your own cards or downloading and printing a digital card, chances are you will want an envelope, and must have one if the folded greeting card is to be mailed. Check USPS Postal Explorer for postal regulations before making cards and envelopes that will be mailed, to make sure they meet the postal specifications. USPS Postal Explorer provides everything you need to know about mailing standards and guidelines in

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Basic Typography

Basic Typography

Typography is the art of arranging words in a clear, legible, and appealing manner, to relay a specific message to the audience. It involves choosing a typeface and specific fonts to elicit a response from the reader. In typography, it is common to hear the terms ‘typeface’ and ‘font’ used interchangeably but there is a subtle difference. Interestingly, in the research there were differing opinions on the exact definitions, but generally each typeface is a collection of characters or glyphs that share common design features. These collections are usually comprised of an alphabet, upper and lower case letters; numbers, punctuation

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