Like you already know that I am low tech. ICT, computer program, Hm.. I don't know. Also design. But I like to have my own drawing though I don't know anything related to design.
I learn adobe illustration, but it is hard; I know little about it.
However, I am good in Microsoft Office, and I use it to help me drawing.
Sure, it is not professional program, but it is very useful for low tech person like me, and I use own way to create pic for my writing.
Let's me show you.
1. Take photography
I don't know how to do hand drawing. So, when I want to create any pic, I imagine what picture I want to put in my article/fiction, then I take photo - by finding similar object to my imagination.
2. Put in PowerPoint
After, I import the photo to PowerPoint.
I edit by click the pic, then go to 'Format' and choose what I want to change about my photo.
I use 'Correction' to change to be bright or dark.
I use 'Color' to create color that I like.
I use 'Artistic Effects' if I want to make painting - not photography.
3. Change to a drawing
Sometimes, I want a drawing - but I don't know how to draw. Therefore, I have to use brain to think of technique.
Still, I rely on PowerPoint and photography; I just use my own way to achieve what I want.
First, I insert photo to PowerPoint.
Then I click photo one and go to 'Format'. After, I select 'Remove Background' to cut surrounding object - that I don't want. It is not easy; I learnt and tried to figure out about two months how to remove the background or unwanted object. I cannot give detail to you. It is best if you go to experience yourself.
After I got the object, I use same tools like above, 'Correction', 'Color' and 'Artistic Effects'.
4. Save image
After editing already, I save image to PNG or JPG.
Mostly, the size is about 1MB. It is suitable for uploading to website, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media. The quality is not good, but acceptable.
In order to get a drawing, I edit and save more than three times to make it look perfect - like what my mind want. Sure, it is not easy like using design program; but I cannot help because I am stupid about technology. I am so slow, but I try hard to learn.
I share this for any low tech person like I and want to produce their own and unique image.
First time is not easy and you will not get any praise. But keep going; I promise you will be a tortoise - in fable "The Tortoise and the Hare".