Just a Phone and Laptop? Yes, You Can!

Do you love aesthetic and want to capture good moments, but don’t have the money or the time to invest in expensive cameras, lenses, or courses on photography or drawing anime? If so, this blog post is for you!

In this introduction post to my blog category “Creativity Unlocked”, I will give you a glimpse of my work/projects that apply Steve Jobs’s mindset to create amazing works of art with just a phone and a laptop. You will learn how to use film photography and AI-generated anime art apps and software to express yourself and share your stories with others.

In future posts, I will also provide you with more details, with step-by-step guides, visual examples, and use cases. And the best part? You won’t have to read a 10-page text thesis, don’t worry!

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What is Steve Jobs’s Mindset?

Steve Jobs was one of the most innovative and influential entrepreneurs of our time. He co-founded Apple and created products that changed the world, such as the iPhone, the iPad, and the iPod. But what made him so creative and successful? According to him, it was his ability to connect things that others didn’t see. He said:

Creativity is just connecting things.

When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

This means that you don’t need to be an expert or have fancy equipment to be creative. You just need to connect things that you love and see what happens. And that’s what I did with film photography and AI-generated anime art.

How To

How to Use Film Photography Apps and Software to Take Beautiful Photos with Your Phone

Film photography is a style of photography that uses analog cameras and film rolls to capture images. Film photos have a unique look and feel, with warm colors, grainy textures, and light leaks. And…

you don’t need to buy an old camera or film rolls to take film photos. You can use your phone and some apps and software that mimic the effects of film photography.

Buying a film camera and film rolls can be expensive and time-consuming. You would need to spend at least $500/year on the camera and film rolls, not to mention the time you would spend on developing and scanning the film. But with Steve Job’s mindset, You can achieve the same result (film-like photos) with…

10x less investment.

How? You can use your phone and some apps and software that mimic the effects of film photography. This way, you can save money and time, and still enjoy the aesthetic of film photos. You can also experiment with different film presets and settings without wasting any film.

Here are some of the best film photography apps and software that I use:

  • Native phone editor: No matter if you are using Apple or Android phones, native editor app on your phone should be our first destination to do basic adjustments to your photos with your phone, such as cropping, background blur strength, composition, etc. You can access it from your phone’s camera or gallery app and use it to fine-tune your photos before applying any other effects.
  • Snapseed: This app is a powerful photo editing app for mobile devices. It has many tools and filters that let you adjust perspectives, curves, white balance, selective edits, and more. You can also use it to add text, frames, or double exposure effects to your photos.
  • Old Roll: This app lets you add film-like effects to your photos with just one tap. You can choose from over 100 film presets that are based on real film scans from various brands and eras. You can also adjust the intensity, grain, dust, and light leaks of each preset. I personally use only one filter from Old Roll to give all my photos the same vibe. And the best part is, it’s a one-tap wonder app.
  • Topaz Photo AI: This software lets you enhance and upscale your photos with artificial intelligence. You can use it to remove noise, sharpen details, enlarge resolution, and improve quality of your photos. You can also use it to create realistic portraits from sketches or paintings.

How to Use Generative AI to Create Stunning Anime Art with Your Laptop

AI-generated anime art is a type of art that uses artificial intelligence to create anime-style images from text descriptions or sketches. AI-generated anime art can express emotions, personalities, and stories that are hard to draw by hand.

And you don’t need to be a skilled artist or have a powerful computer to create AI-generated anime art. You can use your laptop and some apps and software that generate anime art with AI.

Here are some of the best AI-generated anime art apps and software that I use:

  • Midjourney: This app lets you generate anime art with AI by typing in text descriptions. You can specify the character’s appearance, pose, expression, clothing, background, etc. You can also choose from different styles, such as realistic or chibi.
  • PixAI: This app lets you generate anime art with AI by selecting a category and a style. You can choose from various categories, such as fantasy, sci-fi, horror, romance, etc. You can also choose from different styles, such as sketch, watercolor, oil painting, etc.
  • Yodayo: This app lets you generate anime art with AI by exploring and finding the best prompts. You can browse through thousands of prompts created by other users or create your own. You can also share your generated images with other anime fans and join the community.

How to Apply Steve Jobs’s Mindset to Your Own Creative Projects

As you can see, I have been able to create beautiful photos and art that I love and enjoy.

And you can do the same!

All you need to do is to apply Steve Jobs’s mindset to your own creative projects. Here are some tips on how to do that:

  • Connect things that you love: Think about what you are passionate about and what inspires you. Then, try to combine them in new and interesting ways. For example, if you love nature and fantasy, you can create photos or art that show magical creatures or landscapes.
  • Experiment with different tools: Don’t limit yourself to one app or software. Try different ones and see what they can do. You might discover new features or effects that you didn’t know before. For example, if you use Filmic Pro, you can try different film presets or color grading options.
  • Learn from others: Don’t be afraid to seek help or advice from other artists or photographers who share your interests. You can find them online on platforms like Instagram, Reddit, or Discord. You can also watch tutorials or read blogs that teach you tips and tricks on how to use the apps or software that you use.
  • Have fun: Don’t take yourself too seriously or worry too much about the results. Just enjoy the process and have fun creating. Remember that creativity is not a competition or a test. It’s a way of expressing yourself and sharing your stories with others.

Some Examples of My Works

I have been using these apps and software for a while and I have created some amazing works of art that reflect my personality and vision. Here are some examples of my works:

Conclusion

I hope this blog post has inspired you to be more creative and to try film photography and AI-generated anime art with your phone and laptop. You don’t need to be an expert or have fancy equipment to be creative. You just need to connect things that you love and see what happens. And remember:

Creativity is just connecting things.

If you liked this blog post, please share it with your friends and leave a comment below. I would love to hear your feedback and see your works! Stay tuned for more posts in this category, with step-by-step guides, visual examples, and use cases.

You won’t have to read a 10-page text thesis, I promise!

Thank you for reading!