Crazy art pieces made with cell phones

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Crazy art pieces made with cell phones

Cell phones are small computers. They have inbuilt software and drivers that allow installation of graphical presentation component to create graphics and artwork. The android phones are even more simple and integrated with various pieces of artwork. Graphical presentation, desktop publishing, and image design software are compatible with the cell phone to give a touch of art in graphics and image presentation. Videos created from the phones can also have artwork incorporated especially for professional video editing.

These tools have given artists and easy time to play around with the shapes, images, background, and color themes to come up with a great artistic graphics. The traditional artwork was time-consuming and complex to make. The mobile phone technology has made artwork a click of a button away. However, not everyone is an artist. It also needs passions and skill talent to come up with an original, unique design that appreciates art.

Some of the art pieces created with cell phones include:

  • 3D animation: Traditional artwork could only create a 2D artwork. The cell phone technology has made it possible to have a 3D animation to give a clear view of images and graphics.
  • Customization: The cameras from the phones can be personalized and customized using various software to make a video series of them. Instead of navigating to watch photos the photo grid give a clear outlook of the images.
  • Digital technology: Cell phone has created digital photography with the cell phone having inbuilt cameras and display themes to capture images and videos
  • Photoshop; with the cell phone everything is possible. The mobile device can make you sit on top of the highest building through photoshop. It makes the impossible possible.
  • The cell phone has added artistic features like background themes, color, texture, zoom in and zoom out feature all these has made artwork have a different form than the ancient technology.
  • Old phones that have worn out, instead of disposing them some artists have stacked them to gather to form different form of statues. It can take a form of a human being, animals and monument depending on the artist.
  • Inbuilt shapes, smileys and “emojis”: At times you may lack words to express emotions. Android based phone have artistic images that represent different emotions.
  • Display and screensaver: The background themes of cellphones display artistic work of cell phones. There are hundreds of inbuilt screen savers for different phones.

The basic function of a cell phone is to make and receive calls. It is also widely used as a medium for internet connection. It has other additional functions like image capturing, video recording, tools- calculator, clock, timer among others. You will realize all the other features of the cell phone is directly or indirectly involved in the artwork. Each phone has the different inbuilt function of artwork.  In social media platforms, the cell phones have inbuilt symbols that communicate “smileys”. Others have cartoon images that have different movements to suit the context of the conversation.

Food photography using smartphone

Food photography requires a good camera and lighting system to ensure you have a snapshot of the minute details for capturing the meals. Lighting, background, table set up, stable hands, use of odd numbers and camera applications are some of the factors you can consider in food photography. Sometimes, the presentation of the food depends on how it was cooked, for example: using an offset styled smoker or electric smoker. One blog site has revie
ws of different smokers. They compared the top electric smokers to different types. 


Lighting is vital in food photography when there is excess light it interferes with the smooth texture of the food. Natural light gives a smooth texture to the meal this means you should take the picture mid-morning when the sun is not too hot. If you choose to take the photograph in an enclosed setup, regulate the amount of light in the room. Smartphones have settings to change the lighting system while viewing the picture.



Food photography should depict high hygienic standards. You cannot take a picture on a dirty surface it gives a bad impression of poor food handling and preparation. Compared to traditional photography, smartphone food photography makes you view the picture and make any necessary adjustments to get a good capture.


Table set up

Professional food photography should follow all the cuisine rules and the table where you place the table should have the entire cutlery at the right place and the right positioning in relation to the furniture.



Shaking and trembling of the hands compromises picture quality. Some people naturally have shaking hands, these distort the snapshots. Remember, the picture should be able to show clearly the type of food and probably ingredients used. If this is not the case, you may miss out some important ingredients, which are essential in the picture.


Odd number effect

When taking photographs of foods, use an odd number of cutlery to create a uniform pattern; which is appealing to the eye.


Why use smartphones?

Traditional photography used film technology, which had its own share of challenges. The smartphone technology has addressed the challenges and made food photography an easy and efficient task. Once you have taken the photographs, you can share online through various social media platforms integrated on the smartphone through various supported web browsers.


In addition, there are other applications, which perform different functions to enhance food photography tasks. Some of them include editing functions, the addition of text and merging of photos for comparisons.


Quality is significant in food photography; this is possible when you have a camera with a strong lens with many features for numerous functions. Some of the features of a smartphone include zoom in and zoom out, editing functions, the addition of visual effects to help add graphical concepts for a better view.


Your smartphone is good enough for a start, you will master the rules of the game as you capture more photos since there is no school to learn how to use a smartphone in taking photographs. The manual can be of help since it describes the functions of every menu of the smartphone camera. If you need professional food photography, you need experts to help you climb the ladder.


Adobe Photoshop vs. Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Which is better for Coffee Designing?


Photoshop Sketch, one of the latest apps provided by Adobe allows you to make expressive sketches anywhere with the use of the drawing tools provided, such as pencils, markers, pens, and watercolor brushes to acquire all the textures and blending effects that you can only get with a piece of paper. Compared to other products provided by Adobe, Photoshop Sketch can be in the palm of your hand, obviously using your phone as its medium.

A lot of businesses, such as big companies, firms, and small restaurants have used this app for their purposes. Your coffee shop can benefit from it as well. Simply having a gaggia espresso machine is not enough, you would be needing a design to promote your business. Although it’s a great innovation, can it be comparable to the Adobe Photoshop that we’ve been getting the habit of using through our PC or laptop? Let’s find out.

What Is Great and What Is Bad About Photoshop

Almost all web designers are familiar with Photoshop. It is one of the main reasons why it is popular. Most designers are basically couch potatoes, changing what they’ve been used to and learning a different workflow with the new tool may not be fun than you would think. Getting used to a software makes it faster to execute particular tasks, compared to training yourself to use new shortcuts and features.

You can use Photoshop Using Windows or iOS. This advantage makes it accessible for a lot of users. And since Adobe has launched two apps that can be used with your iPad, you can do image editing and mockup creating while on the go.

However, the accessibility can also be affected in a bad way because of the price. Instead of paying for the whole infinite use of the application, you’ll have to pay through its monthly subscriptions instead. This discourages a lot of web designers, leading them to lean on other cheaper software.

Sketch Came Along

Sketch has been here quite a while. And during that particular duration of time, it has gained a lot of audiences and loyal customers. Several Quora discussions consist of comments promoting the said application. Professional web designers have shared their own experience of breaking up with Photoshop and building a relationship with Sketch.

We wouldn’t be surprised, especially with the features that are available to Sketch that isn’t to Photoshop. First of all, it’s a lightweight phone app that doesn’t eat up a lot of Rams compared to the traditional Photoshop. Added to that, the said phone app provides with a less congregated menu with several tools located on the toolbar. It may seem that they’re congested, but a significant amount of using it will make you get used to them, making it a handy choice. Second, Sketch provides integrated grids, allowing web designers to tweak their design elements quicker and smoother. With several amazing template presents and Artboard presets, the designing process transforms into a great game. We know that you don’t have access to tools from Photoshop in the Sketch App. However, you can extend the app’s functionality by installing several plug-ins.

You can easily turn the statement “Coffee Machine can make your design possible” into a more meaningful and effective slogan thanks to Photoshop Sketch.

Are you ready to design using these tool? Now is the right time and of course, Don’t forget your coffee!

Using MailChimp to sell artwork

Using MailChimp to sell artwork


MailChimp is Email marketing software that uses a single opt-in function to reach its prospects. The email marketing tools can be personalized and customized with a touch of artwork in them to give a more detailed and attractive Email. The marketing campaign tools can have artistic images and graphics  in them to reduce boredom associated with plain text email. Different style and designs can be incorporated to produce an email with a professional touch. The image and text editor allows the artwork to be incorporated in the toolset. The following are some of the functions that can use artwork in MailChimp.

  • Newsletter design: Subscribers who receive newsletters periodically can have artistic newsletters that communicate or pass information.
  • Marketing campaign tool: In marketing artwork is a required feature to design and create effective marketing tools. MailChimp customizable image editor can support a bit of artwork.
  • MailChimp cards: This software has postcards that cost averagely $10 this can have some artistic function to give out a real- time well- designed cards.
  • Spam filters: The use of artwork even in email can make it pass the filter and not sent as a spam making the email not readable by the desired prospect.
  • MailChimp merchandise: Merchandise can be designed and logo printed on them they include: hats, T-shirts, newsletters, toys, blog among others.
  • Order form: order and query forms can have the logo or name of the company so that the client when making an order is sure of the product if he knows the logo.
  • Reports: While generating reports and analysis of the efficiency of the marketing tools, the graphs, and flow charts are drawn from the work of MailChimp software.
  • Courses and training supported by MailChimp can have some art in the titles, subtitles footnotes and headers so that when they are being sent they have an aesthetic value with a touch of art.
  • Background images of the tools is also a good example of artwork that that can be sold on the MailChimp platform.
  • MailChimp has different artistic styles inbuilt in the software that can be incorporated into the marketing campaign tools to bring out an awesome toolset.
  • While navigating from one page to the other or from one component to the other within the MailChimp software, the system has colors and pattern that can be used together when navigating.
  • Mail lists, subscribers contacts, groups can be classified and categorized into different groups and segments. Artists can use this feature to differentiate the groups with different colors, background themes so that even when sending the marketing tool one can be able to differentiate.
  • When making a follow up on the efficiency and effectiveness of the marketing tool, flow charts, pie charts, statistics and graphs can be differentiated using MailChimp artistic tools.
  • See comparison with other marketing

MailChimp as a marketing software can be used in various ways to sell artwork. A marketing campaign tool that is just artwork can be designed and the platform used to reach clients and prospects with great success.

Capturing Precious Moments with Dog’s Photography


Taking photos of your pet dog(s) can sometimes be as challenging as shooting a beautiful sunset. At least with the sun, it can seemingly stay put for several minutes. But with these tricks below, you can capture as many amazing moments of your dog(s) as you want.

Don’t Use Flash

To acquire that lighting that you want, use natural light instead of your phone’s / camera’s flash. It doesn’t just cause red-eye, but it can also frighten your buddy or cause them to close their eyes. Instead, bring your dog outside, or stay in a well-lit room.

Focus on Your Pet’s Eye photo

As William Shakespeare once said “, the eyes are the window to your soul”. Your dog’s eye can be extremely expressive, this is why we told you earlier that you should avoid using flash so they don’t close their eyes. There is so much love we can get from dogs.

Schedule Your Photoshoot

Unless you’re doing it just for fun, a good formal pet photo can be acquired through a certain schedule. The best time is to take a photo of your dog when he’s sleepy or just woke up from his long sleep. This way, you can keep him still for a longer period of time. If you’re looking for a more dynamic moment, schedule a time where your pet dog is lively. Don’t force your dog to photoshoot sessions if he’s sick.

Taking a Photo of Your Dog in Motion

You might have tried taking photos of the fun moment of your dog running around your backyard, but it ends up blurry all the time. Most camera phones have the capacity to take clear photos of moving objects. If you’re using a higher-end camera (like a DSLR), there’s a trick to have the perfect motion shot. Take photos in a fast shutter speed, with a camera that can focus on a moving subject (which is your dog). This trick keeps the focus motor running the whole time, so keep pressing the back focus button. If you’re taking it during the night, you’ll have to increase the ISO.

You Can Make Your Dog Smile

You can make your dog smile, literally by taking him for a quick run or tugging a toy with him. Let him chase you around, or have a quick play time for a few minutes. Active dogs are joyous dogs, so there’s a big chance they’ll give you a big smile before they sit down.

Take Your Time

It may take a long time for you to be able to capture that perfect moment of your pet dog. But hey, a good result takes patience. You might not know, you find your dog’s best pose just as you pocket your camera phone. But before you can take it back, that perfect picture moment disappears. Don’t force him to do this and that, he’ll probably just get mad at you. There are times where you have to wait several days to have that photo that you really want.