Digital creation · Images

#444 Canva: A quick & easy way to create beautiful designs

Canva is a great tool to create professional looking designs in a flash, with no photoshop (or design!) skills required.  It’s free to use and comes with a whole host of gorgeous templates that you can customise to your own means. It’s really easy to use and the creates a very polished finished. What’s not… Continue reading #444 Canva: A quick & easy way to create beautiful designs

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#442 Introduction to Instagram [1/3]

Instagram is a picture sharing social media platform where you can post images and short videos of your interests, hobbies and general day to day life. It’s widely popular and can reach a worldwide audience but you need to know the best way to maximise visibility of your posts. In the first of three posts… Continue reading #442 Introduction to Instagram [1/3]

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#441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

PhotoScan (https://www.google.com/photos/scan/) is an app from Google Photos that lets you scan and save your favourite printed photos using your phone’s camera. It’s simple, fast, effective and free. It could be useful for any research projects that involve collecting and organising old photographs, or just simply to bring back some old family photos back to life.… Continue reading #441 PhotoScan app: Bring your old photos back to life

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#433 Recognising Fonts from Images

Ever been stuck wondering what a font is? Ever wanted to download a font that has been used in a design? Using your phone with Adobe Capture you can now snap a pic or load from your camera roll and Adobe analyses it and points you to Type Kit fonts that are the same or… Continue reading #433 Recognising Fonts from Images

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#430 Editing pictures easily with the Photos app in iOS (iPhone/iPad)

The built in Photo app on your iPhone and iPad is a powerful little tool. It allows you to make several adjustments to your pictures that include cropping, resizing, apply a number of filters as well as fine tuning settings such as contrast, exposure, balance etc. This video will give you an overview of how… Continue reading #430 Editing pictures easily with the Photos app in iOS (iPhone/iPad)

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#425 Markup: iOS Picture Annotation

There’s a great feature built in to the iOS Photos app called Markup. This allows you to annotate a picture using a variety of tools and colours directly without having to skip between apps. In this 1minutecpd video I’ll show you how easy it is to annotate a picture. It saves directly back to the… Continue reading #425 Markup: iOS Picture Annotation

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#420 Google Photo: Backup and sync device Photos and Video

The Google Photo app, available on Android and iOS is one of my must have apps on both my iPad and iPhone. It back-ups all of my device photos and videos to my own Google Photo storage area which I can access through the app, or through my Google account. There’s unlimited storage and I’m… Continue reading #420 Google Photo: Backup and sync device Photos and Video