Digital Creativity Snippets (DICS)

We have all heard the saying: ‘You don’t have to re-invent the wheel’. This definitely also applies to being digitally creative. We can get the impression that graphic designers and web-designers are performing magical tricks that are way beyond the level of the average computer user with a creative mind. But in reality, this is not the case. The internet offers an abundant variety of tutorials and instructions that make it possible for anyone to accomplish their digital goals by themselves. These Digital Creativity Snippets aim to catalyze your progress in digital design. Hopefully, they will offer you a tangible sense of what you can create when you set your mind and heart to it. The use of free applications and services make these creations as feasible as possible for everyone. WordPress, Inkscape, and Gimp are open-source software. Royalty-free stock images are available on several websites. Some more insights worth sharing:

  • be diligent: become an expert at finding the instructions that you are looking for
  • be patient: take your time to become familiar with new programs and applications
  • stay flexible: be willing to adjust your expectations goals to a more feasible end result
  • stay motivated: take some time away from the project when you get stuck, but don’t give up
  • be kind: let go of perfectionism and criticism, instead learn to celebrate your improvement
  • have vision: as your skills grow, think out-of-the-box and realize your wildest digital dreams

#1

Spirograph Logo

→ Discovering the possibilities of spirograph

→ Creating a spirograph using Inkscape

→ Experimenting with stroke & color

#2

E-Book Cover

→ Merging two images using Gimp

→ Creating a book cover using Canva online

→ Creating a 3D book image online

#3

Writing Effect

Design and Create:

Attractive Headers Impressive Effects Surprising Details

→ Installing necessary WordPress plugin

→ Choosing Writing Effect text-elements

→ Discovering visual options

#4

Art-filter Image

→ Choose an image to upload

→ Comparing online Art-filter results

→ Editing the Art-image

#5

Geometric Logo

→ Creating hexagons with Inkscape

→ Aligning & rotating the hexagons

→ Editing stroke & create background