6 apps to bring out your cre­ative ge­nius.

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el­come to the dig­i­tal age: where you can now paint and draw on your iPhone and iPad more suc­cess­fully than if you were us­ing pa­per and pen­cil. If you're not a mil­len­nial, you might re­mem­ber a time when mak­ing mu­sic in­volved ac­tual in­stru­ments and play­ing the acous­tic guitar made you a mu­si­cian and not a hip­ster. I got a de­gree in ana­log (film) pho­tog­ra­phy and re­sisted the ad­vice to learn about the dig­i­tal medium back then, but as a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher, I in­evitably had to pack away my en­larger and buy the Adobe Cre­ative Suite. While my ini­tial re­sponse was to re­sist the dig­i­ti­za­tion of art, I've learned over the years that tech­nol­ogy can aid my cre­ative process, grant me ac­cess to a wealth of free knowl­edge, and save me the tu­ition of con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion. Just this month alone, I've learned how to build a DIY din­ing room ta­ble, sew in a zip­per, and cast a bowl—and the month's only half over. An­other price­less perk of the dig­i­tal age is that arts and crafters like your­self are try­ing out ev­ery project imag­in­able and then blog­ging about their suc­cesses and fail­ures, al­low­ing you to ben­e­fit from the fruits of their la­bor and un­der­stand the Dos and Don'ts of the project at hand. Of course, there's no sub­sti­tute for YouTube, Etsy, and Pin­ter­est to guide you on your next cre­ative en­deavor, but the fol­low­ing six apps can cer­tainly make your next project eas­ier. (Free) This app fea­tures DIY projects in ev­ery craft­ing cat­e­gory you can think of, from wood­work­ing to pet ac­ces­sories. The projects listed are cu­rated for qual­ity con­trol pur­poses and of­fer the op­tion to sub­mit your own projects as well. Craft­gawker's lay­out is sim­ple to use, with a home page that dis­plays a se­lec­tion of projects and a search bar that lets you find ex­actly what you're look­ing for. Each project in­cludes photos, easy-to-fol­low in­struc­tions, and a com­ments sec­tion. You can view a large se­lec­tion of projects for free, and for $1.99 you gain full ac­cess to thou­sands of projects. Be sure to check out other DIY apps by Gawk­er­verse as well, such as Dwelling­gawker, Foodgawker, and Style­gawker! Snapguide (Free) If you're in­ter­ested in up-cy­cling sweat­pants into a dog hoodie, this is the app for you. Snapguide is a pro­file-based app that al­lows you to post any project you like in a range of dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories, from the Out­doors to Tech­nol­ogy. It has end­less recipes and arts and crafts as well as life hacks like “How to Be­come Ve­gan.” It's a one-stop shop for any how-to guide.

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