Creativity June 2021

At the SIG meeting on Saturday 5th June 2021 (via Zoom) we will create a short animation using Keynote on the iPad.

The aim is to start with one of your own photographs, trace parts of it to create a line-drawing and then ‘animate’ the line drawing.

A video of the process can be downloaded here.

STOP PRESS: Apple have released an update to Pages, Keynote and Numbers for both macOS and iOS. One of the additions to Pages and Numbers is new linking features.

Before the update you could select text and make them into clickable/tappable links for websites and email addresses. After the update the same feature is available for images.

Templates from December Meetings

If you want the templates used at the December meetings of R&O and Digital Photography they are available here

NOTE: You meed to login as an AUSOM member to download the templates.

These files should be able to be opened with Pages if you are working on either a Mac or iPad.

If you want to use the files with Pages on iCloud you will need to remove  .template from each file and replace with .pages.

Holiday Creativity

Do you want to use your photographs to create animated greetings for family and friends?

Perhaps you would rather create a bright personalised message to send by email?

Various techniques will be shared at Creativity SIG and Digital Photography SIG (Sat 5th Dec 2020) and R&O SIG (Wed. 9th Dec 2020).

For example:



1. You might quickly add a frame or border to a photograph using Markup. This can be achieved on your Mac or iPad.





2. Animated GIFs or Movies
can be quickly created in Keynote.






3. The movie below shows step by step creating an animated image in Keynote — the iPad was used below however the process is very similar on the Mac.

4. The next Movie shows an animated GIF created for your holiday message using Keynote on the iPad

5. For a bright, colourful and personalised greeting the iPadOS14 version of Notes just needs the addition of your imagination

If you need further assistance email Pam Doughty:

Creative expression of relentless optimism

Apple expresses their relentless optimism and a belief in looking for a better and/or different way in this video. A most creative perspective.

Thank you to Jan for sharing this

Follow this link if the video does not appear immediately.

If you would like more information about the various activities provided under ‘Creativity SIG’ or ‘Staying Home’ email Pam Doughty:
or login as an AUSOM member and add a Comment below.

You might also be interested in similar AUSOM posts here.

Creativity Bulletin 05

I recently sent Creativity Bulletin 05 to members who have expressed an interest in ‘Creativity’. It encouraged members to star with one of the many shapes provided in Pages, Numbers and Keynote and fill it with other shapes.

The original bulletin is available here -> Creativity Activities05

Maybe you would rather create a memory from a book you loved as a child. One of our members supplied this creative memory.


Another member produced something different again.

If you would like more information about the various activities provided under ‘Creativity SIG’ or ‘Staying Home’ email Pam Doughty:

Please share your own creations via the above email address.