Tips and Techniques When you want consistency for your social media but need to vary your content to keep it fresh, these tips will work with many images – photos and graphics. Whether from free sites, paid stock or your own creativity there are so many ways to make the images and assets work harder for you and your business. This is also a good reference for ideas and techniques for crafters, scrap-bookers, visual journals, and mood boards. Reduce and Crop Use a small section of a high resolution photo. Often, you can get several different looks from one picture.
Celebrating Women in History To celebrate Women in History month, I feature Georgia O’Keefe. Wikipedia states that “Georgia Totto O’Keeffe was an American modernist artist. She was known for her paintings of enlarged flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. O’Keeffe has been called the “Mother of American modernism”. Alfred Stieglitz. Georgia O’Keeffe at “291”, 1917. Platinum print, 9 9/16 x 7 5/8 inches. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Gift of the Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. [2003.1.1] “Georgia O’Keeffe is one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, renowned for her contribution to modern art. Georgia O’Keeffe,
This post focuses on getting the most use from test photographs, by turning practice pictures into social media assets. Whether the pictures are from your phone or a camera – or picture downloaded from a stock site. I often take a photo of a group of props, sometimes for reference, or cataloging, sometimes it is to see how things can work together, but I have discovered that these pictures can be put to good use by creative thinking and a little planning. From this one original photo – which was taken to check the ambient lighting – I got over
Today and for the foreseeable future, computers have a place in most peoples lives, whether for personal projects or business endeavors. Here we are explaining Image file formats and extensions to make your journey on the computer and the web easier to navigate. The development of the computer has changed the way we store information and images. Digital files are formatted to be stored, retrieved and opened by software programs. File formats and file extensions are often mistakenly described to be interchangeable. Actually, the file format is the way the data in the file is organized, while the file extension
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
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