Andy Warhol created the famous Marilyn Monroe montage below. It probably took him a while and I’m sure the original is worth millions.
I created this montage of my dog Ziggy in 20 minutes using a filter on my Pixel 2 phone and PowerPoint.
Has easy creativity “cheapened” creativity?
No, I don’t think technology is narrowing the gap between real talent and tech-stimulated creativity. Technology is enabling those of us not making a living as artists to be able to enjoy being creative without a steep learning curve. “Ziggy Warhol” was fun to make, and now fun to write about. I don’t think Andy Warhol, if alive, would feel threatened.