How To: Resize an image in MS Paint without losing resolution

In this video, we learn how to resize an image in MS Paint without losing resolution. First, you will go to the file menu and then open. From here, open up the photo you want to resize. After this, go the 'image' section on the toolbar and then click 'stretch and skew'. From here, change the vertical and horizontal stretches until you have the size of picture that you want! Continue to play with it until it's right and then save this over again. This should only take a few minutes and will ke...

How To: Clean up imported 3D models in Blender

It is quite common for imported models to come into Blender with duplicate vertices and triangulated faces. This quick tip demonstrates how to very easily fix these two issues, leaving you with a model that is ready to go. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie...

How To: Install ISO game files with the use of Daemon Tools

In this video, the poster is teaching YouTube users how to use Daemon Tools mount games image files. That’s very useful to many people that cannot burn ISOS or any other image files into a blank media (CD, DVD). With the tips provided by this video, anyone can use Daemon Tools to mount the image in a virtual CD/DVD drive. Daemon Tools is a Freeware program and you can download it at many websites on the internet.

How To: Give someone a shave in GIMP

In this Software video you will see how to give someone a shave in GIMP. Learn spot removal, skin smoothening and a makeover or removing a 1 day beard. This is done using the Clone and the Healing tool. To use the Clone tool, select the tool from the right hand panel. Then to select the source skin color, you have to hold ctrl key down and click. Now when you apply it to the area you will get the same shade of the source color. So, you will need to select an area very close to the spot you ar...

How To: Use the intelligent scissors in GIMP

If you use GIMP image editing software you may be having trouble using the intelligent scissors tool. There are a few reasons, one being the version of GIMP you are using, and they are all covered in this tutorial. So watch and learn how to solve some of your problems with the intelligent scissors in GIMP.

How To: See Through Clothes with Gimp 2.6

If you can't seem to find any photos of naked people on the internet, don't fret, this how to will show you how to "see through" clothing using some simple techniques with Gimp 2.6 photo editor. Gimp is like Adobe Photoshop without the heavy price tag. Tight, white clothing works best for this trick, so keep that in mind. Watch the video and get one step closer to seeing someone naked. Right on your own computer! See through clothes with Gimp 2.6.

How To: Fix Z fighting in SketchUp

Overlapping objects or surfaces (faces) can cause a flickering/flashing effect when you move around the object. This is a result of Z fighting. Z fighting is when two faces occupy the exact same space. This video from Chapter 16 of the book "Google SketchUp for Dummies" explains how to get around the problem.

How To: Make a bootable ISO image or CD/DVD

Ali440134 demonstrates how to make a bootable ISO image or a CD / DVD disk. Making a bootable ISO disk is easy and requires just a few simple steps to complete. First, use the Magic ISO program to make the disk. Open Magic ISO and click your desired file. Then, click the open button. Your Magic ISO panel should then say Bootable which means that you can make a bootable disk. Next click tools and under the tools drop down menu click the burn CD / DVD with ISO option. Then, select your file and...

How To: Draw a prefect triangle in CorelDRAW X4

This is a Corel Draw video tutorial aimed specifically at beginners. If you're new to Corel Draw, this is a great place to start. Watch to see how to make a perfect triangle in Corel Draw. Any version of this application will work. You won't believe how easy it is to draw a perfect triangle.

How To: Make a cartoon effect from video in Sony Movie Studio

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create a cartoon effect from video in Sony Movie Studio. Begin by importing the video clip(s) into the time line. Then click on the Video Effects tab and select New Blue Cartoon R. This is a plug in that needs to be downloaded. Users are able to select various different cartoon styles from the Preset drop-down menu. Users are also able to configure the lines and paint of the cartoon effect. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy create and...

How To: Flip Object Horizontal & Flip Vertically in Xara Web Designer

In this Xara web designer tutorial you will learn how to use flip horizontal and vertical feature. The Xara Web Designer flip tool is used to change the orientation of an object. Imagine that the flip tool was a mirror and you could reflect an object in the opposite direction and that will give you an idea of how it works. The Xara Web Designer flip tool is great for creating reflecting objects, which you will get an opportunity to do in a much later tutorial.

How To: Extract .RAR files

In this tutorial, we learn how to extract .RAR files. First, right click on the file, then click on "extract files". Once you are in a new window, you will be able to choose where you are opening the file from. Once you do this, the file will show up on your desktop in different icons. This is handy if you want to extract a file but don't have time to waste waiting forever. You can also open up the file by right clicking on it and opening it up in notes, where you will see the file waiting to...

How To: Create a 3D page flip animation with Blender

This clip offers detailed, step-by-step instructions how to create a flip page effect animation by manipulating simple deform modifier parameters. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look!

How To: Create stable procedural noise textures in Blender

In this quick clip, you'll see how to easily create a procedural noise texture that's stable during animation, unlike the default "Noise" procedural texture that's available in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including ste...

How To: Draw realistic graffiti on a wall in GIMP

This tutorial describes how to create a realistic graffiti effect in a program called GIMP. You must first make sure that you have the font "writers original" installed on your computer. If not, you must download it to create this graffiti effect. Simply open a brick background on GIMP and put whatever text you want to have. Enhance the text by creating multiple layers and create a multi-dimensional image by creating contrast among those layers. Lowering brightness opposite layers and changin...

How To: Create quick masks in the Blender compositing editor

This clip presents a simple trick on how to do masks in the compositing editor, good for color grading and vignetting, not so much for the rest. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look!

How To: Create a low-poly model of a tree in Blender

This five-part guide presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create a low-polygon model of a tree when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, and to get started making your own 3D trees, take a look!

How To: Model a basic sword in 3D using Metasequoia

The sword is a very oft-depicted item in video games and CGI-heavy movies, so making them in 3D is an important skill to have if you want to become a 3D artist. This video tutorial walks you through the process of modeling a basic sword using the 3D graphics suite Metasequoia. It moves pretty fast, but is also basic, so you should be able to follow along. You 3D models will be hacking and slashing in no time!

How To: Install Skype in Puppy Linux

A tutorial video that demonstrates how to install Skype on Puppy Lynux 4. It is a very simple and short video at roughly just over 2 minutes. The narrator does a good job illustrating how to install Skype. In just a few easy steps, the video shows how fast and easy Skype can be installed.

How To: Use the sculpt tool in Blender

In this Bender software tutorial you will learn how to use the extremely powerful sculpt tool. The sculpt tool allows you to model meshes more artistically and "paint" the surface of the object. Using the sculpt tool in Blender is a great way to master modeling in Blender.

How To: Add an annotation to a Autocad 2011 project on a Mac

Need some help figuring out how add notes to an AutoCAD 2011 project on a Mac OS X computer? This clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular 3D drafting application or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the newest iteration of the program, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: Copy DVDs to a Mac computer with Handbrake

This video shows you how to copy a DVD to a Mac using a free application called Handbrake. Open the Handbrake window, select the DVD you want to copy from where it's listed on the side, and click open to start scanning. After the scanning is done, a window will come up where you can choose which file on the DVD you want to copy. If you're copying a movie, it's usually the largest file. Choose what type of file you want to convert it to, and it will start copying. If the DVD is encrypted, you ...

How To: Recover lost Mac data with the R-Studio application

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to recover lost data using R-Studio. Begin by running R-Studio. Locate the drive that you want to recover. Right click it and select scan. The scan can take up to 45 minutes depending on the size of the drive. Once its finished, there will be a list of hard drives in which data is stored. Green, black, and orange will recover with no problems. Red is not recoverable. Double click on the wanted drive and wait for it to load. You can now see all the dat...

How To: Clean up a scanned drawing with the GIMP image editor

In this how to video, you will learn how to clean up scanned drawings using Gimp. You will need a scanner, drawing, and Gimp installed to do this. First, open the scanned drawing in Gimp. Next, select Select by Color. Click on an area that should be white and hit ctrl + x. Next, go to filters and select soft glow under the artistic sub menu. Play around with the settings to lighten the image and darken the important lines. Click okay once you are finished. Next, go to the artistic sub menu an...

How To: Burn an ISO file to a blank CD using Burning Studio

Learn how to burn an ISO file to a blank DVD or CD using Ashampoo burning studio. What you will need: - Ashampoo burning studio- A blank CD/DVD- A CD/DVD drive which can burn CDs/DVDs 1. Open up Ashampoo Burning Studio and go to "create/burn disk images" then click the first option. 2. Browse for you ISO file. 3. Click on "next" and then insert a blank DVD or CD (use a CD for files less than 700mb). 4. Select the CD/DVD drive under "CD-writer". 5. When you see a green tick, click on options a...

How To: Install additional fonts in Photoscape

Photoscape is a piece of free, photo editing software to use instead of more costly programs such as Photoshop. The program is pretty cool but you may want to install more fonts than what it comes with. If so, check out this video and you'll find out how to get it done. You'll need a zip program like winzip or winrar and you'll of course need Photoscape which you can get here.

How To: Create an ISO image with Ashampoo Burning Studio 6

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create an ISO image. Users will need to download the program, Ashampoo Burning Studio 6. Begin by going to the Google search engine and search for the program. Select the result from download.com. Click on Download Now and save the file. Double-click on the file and follow the instructions to install it. Then open the program and select Create/Burn Disc Images. Select the type of disc image that you would like. Then click on Add and select the file...

How To: Use vocal effects and auto-tune in Fruity Loops

In this tutorial, we learn how to use vocal effects and Auto-Tune in Fruity Loops. First, load on your audio and then set it to a channel FX. Add in the effects that you want and then drag them into the right hand side column for the different effects. From here, you can use the mixer to add in different beats and tunes. Then, you can add reeverb to the audio and then change the settings for it how you would like it. Continue to edit the different effects as you continue to scroll through the...

How To: Create threaded models with Blender's screw modifier

In this quick Blender 2.5 video tip, you'll see how you can use the Screw modifier to quickly create threaded objects or springs. This method is non-destructive and very quick to use. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including step-...

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