The HP Sprout | Let’s Get Creative
Did you guys know that I am a secret nerd? Okay, so maybe it is not that big of a secret, but as well as a collection of comic books and a fetish for house hold cleaning products, I also have a rather large soft spot for new technology and gadgets. My laptop was pretty much on death’s door, I think spilling a large mass of nail varnish remover across the keyboard didn’t really help matters. So when the wonderful guys over at HP asked if I would like to partner up with them to trial their latest innovation, I could hardly turn this opportunity down. Let me introduce you to the HP Sprout.
How is the HP Sprout different from your usual desktop computer?
Okay, so I got pretty excited about all of the Sprout’s special features. First of all, it has a Intel Real Sense 3D Camera (I know, awesome right?) and a 14 Mega Pixel High Res Camera! So not only can you scan standard documents, all from the Touch Mat, but you can scan both 2D & 3D objects.
My favourite feature, has to be both the Touch Screen and Touch Mat, I absolutely love this element and it makes my workspace feel much more interactive and fun. Speaking of fun, there is actually a Piano game pre-installed onto the Sprout workspace, which caused me and my house mate to have a fit of giggles. I got far too excited about this and I know that I will be playing around on this a lot more than I probably should do.
As a beauty blogger I am continuously thinking of new ways to present my blog posts to you guys. I am a huge fan of photography as I hope you can tell, but I also love to create things beyond the camera. I originally trained as a graphic designer, and I am forever itching to make my work have more of an illustration feel to it.
Instead of creating a standard flat lay image with my own camera, I decided to pop a few beauty products onto the Touch Mat and allowed the HP Sprout camera to do it’s work. I placed numerous products on the mat at one time, and cleverly the scanner saved each individual product as a separate file. As well as this giving me the ability to create flat lay images with ease and speed, it is also a great way of me logging individual products. As part of my role at Crownbrush UK, I do a lot of product photography, knowing I can use this system instead is wonderful and will no doubt make my job a lot easier.
As you can see from the photographs above I then chose individual images to be arranged in a collage. The editing suite on the HP Sprout allows you to resize, rotate and cut away parts of the images you create, all simply with a touch of my finger tips. I am so excited to use this process for more of my posts in the future. Being creative is just who I am and it is nice to be able to express this side of me more.
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This collage of the new Too Faced Melted Metal Lipsticks is my finished piece. I am so happy with it, especially as this was my first attempt at creating a collage using the HP Sprout.
I am really looking forward to getting to know my HP Sprout more closely and learning to use it in more expressive and creative ways which will hopefully enhance the nature of my blog content. For those of you wondering, it does also come with a wireless keyboard and mouse so you have the ability to use this system in a traditional way.
*This post was sponsored by HP UK. All opinions are my own.