What apps spark my creativity?

Apps that I recommend for Apple or Android

What are some of the apps that I use on my mobile?


I have worked both with android (galaxy s8) as well as apple (iPhone). Both are have their pro’s and con’s, but I tend to recommend staying with what ever operating system you have. It tends to be in your best interest to stay with Apple if you have all apple products and vice versa. For example, I have an iPhone X, iPad Pro, & MacBook Pro which all work in the same ecosystem so it’s easy and efficient for me to transfer big files via Apple’s “AirDrop”. When I was working with both operating systems Windows and Mac simultaneously it was much more difficult to transfer my files from one application to another.

To each their own, but from a personal creative opinion I would stick with Apple, however with Apple’s never-ending “price hike” Android seems to be a welcoming option in the near future. However, if you use Adobe CC software it tends to be in your best interest to use Apple because of Apple’s and Adobe’s close partnership, for example the full suite of Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 will be released for the iPad Pro in 2019.

The app’s shown below are downloaded on my iPhone X so I can edit and work on the go without lugging around my computer. If you have any questions about any of the apps I use below, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me via a comment or message privately if you’re more comfortable with that.

App to keep your eyes on…

Behance.net - One of the most under rated apps.

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Behance.net is an online website where you can showcase & discover your own artwork as well as view others who are professional as well as novice. It’s an excellent web based application that supports Mac, Windows, Apple as well as Android. From my humble opinion, it’s the most important creative tool that you can use on the internet, yes..that’s quite the statement. For example, when I was getting my degree in digital media instead at looking at artwork in the local area I was going to Behance because it was a way for me to view and compare my artwork with the best digital artists in the world. The way I see it, I didn’t want to compare my work with other college students, I wanted to compare my work with professional artists. It was a way to inspire me as well as push the standards of my own work.

However, one of the least talked about benefits is that Adobe curates galleries for programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom After Effects, inDesign, Illustrator, etc and hands picks projects that they deem the best of the best. Although the odds of getting your work picked is small, it puts your work in front of a major following. Companies, such as Nike, Guess, Nikon, Canon, etc will look over the projects and if your project gets chosen they might hire you to do a project for them; you never know, the possibilities are endless.

If you’re curious to see what my profile looks like, it’s www.behance.net/adrianoINK. However, if some projects come up with a small circle with a line through them it’s because there is work that may deem inappropriate for people younger than 18 you need make an account.

List of Edit Apps

  1. Photoshop Express

  2. Adobe Lightroom CC

  3. Photoshop Fix

  4. Photoshop Mix

  5. Adobe Rush CC

  6. Adobe Capture

  7. Adobe Spark Post

  8. Astropad App

  9. Procreate (iPad Pro + Apple Pencil)

  10. Adobe Sketch (iPad Pro + Apple Pencil)

  11. Adobe Draw (iPad Pro + Apple Pencil)

*Procreate, Adobe Sketch, & Adobe Draw are all app’s that I use solely on my iPad Pro and it’s worth the investment if you have the Apple Pencil, although it’s $99 for Apple Pencil it’s prime use to illustrate really comes into it’s own on the iPad Pro. However, don’t make the same mistake I did; I purchased the 9.7” iPad Pro 2nd generation and if I was to do it all over again i’d purchase the 12.9”.

List of creative Apps

  1. Behance

  2. Astropad App (iPad Pro)

  3. Display (Behance)

  4. Google Drive

  5. Pinterest

  6. Vero

  7. Mixer

  8. Vero

  9. Linkedin

  10. Bored Panda

  11. Instagram

  12. Twitter

  13. PLANN

  14. Tumblr

  15. Scribd

  16. Cleaner (Instagram)

  17. Youtube

List of music inspiration

  1. Apple Music

  2. Spotify

  3. Youtube

  4. Pandora

Blü - The process behind Adriano Rodrigues neon UV photography.

Blü - The Process behind Adriano Rodrigues neon UV photography. 

Blü neon UV series by Adriano Rodrigues. 

A lot of people ask me how I create my neon series, I have done several over the years. First to last (Neon Dreams, GENESIS, VIXEN, MINX, Luminous, and Blü). It's always tricky trying to redesign the "wheel". And, what I mean by that... it's difficult to try to create modern Art that no one has ever seen before. It's an expressive outlet for me. I work closely with my significant other and my family to create these hyper reactive colors shoots. I want to draw the viewers attention no matter how distracted they may be. 

The galley below is several images using an iPhone 8 to capture the process behind the latest series Blü. This was rather tricky, we needed to make the water glow and have the model in the frame without having to worry about injury. From start to finish, this series took roughly 9 hours between makeup, water, and posing. It always amazes me what you can accomplish in your bathroom or even in your apartment. A lot of people when they view images on Instagram for example, think you have to have a high-end apartment or a special studio. You'd be amazed what creativity and a mixture of sweat can accomplish. 

If you ever have any questions about the neon UV series we create here at adrianoINK.com please don't hesitate to ask. I hope to hear from you all. Thank you for your time. 

I found an amazing article regarding neon UV photography. If you're looking to do neon UV photography of your own, I'd recommend this article by Brandon Woelfel and the 5 tips of neon photography which could help you start in the right direction to create something of your own.  

You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
— Maya Angelou

Professional finished images of the Blü series. You can view the full series in our "SELECTED ART" section on our website. 

The Journey behind Adriano Rodrigues

A short interview with Adriano Rodrigues and how a major incident in his life shaped his artistic career and how he turned a traumatic event into a positive one. 

**It's important to note that when you watch this video you make sure you're watching it in the highest quality in your region otherwise the video - audio quality will be distracting.**