Recently, I published a post showcasing 15 photo manipulation tutorials and it has received many reactions from my readers. Photo manipulations are indeed extremely eye-catching and many designers are interested in admiring the most creative works of other fellows. As a result, I made up another list of creative photo manipulations – this time it is only for inspiration, there is no tutorial. It took me some hours to select the most interesting ones, but I really liked this activity.
I have always tried to be more creative, but the results are still mediocre. My idea about creativity is that some designers are born being more creative than others. Still, it shouldn’t disappoint the less gifted ones because passion and hard work may compensate the talent. The one million dollars question is how to train the creativity!!!
The below photo manipulations are the best evidence to sustain the idea that no matter how many design works are created worldwide, each day a new creative idea is born. Therefore, admiring these works is the first step in training your creativity! Another tip that works for many designers is to work without pressure. Being creative and respecting deadlines are usually in opposition. The third tip about being more creative is to ignore any influences over you. Albert Einstein said it very concise and simple: “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”
Finally, I think that creativity goes in hand with patience. You can’t start wishing to transform yourself into a more creative you in just a few days. The very creative works hide many hours of efforts and many trials and errors. Nothing of value can be achieved with no effort, this is clear!