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: Create complex surface shapes in Rhino 4.0

See how to create complex surface shapes using Network Surface in Rhinoceronous 4. Whether you're new to Rober McNeel & Associates' popular NURBS-based modeling application or a 3D arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with Rhino 4's new features, 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: Use the blur, smear & sharpen tools in SketchBook Pro

Learn how to use the blur, smear and sharpen tools in Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned graphic artist merely looking to better acquaint yourself with SketchBook Pro 2010, you're sure to be well served by this free video software lesson from the folks at Lynda. For more information, take a look.

How To: Do a grass silhouette effect in GIMP

In this video, we learn how to do a grass silhouette effect in GIMP. First, draw a black mound and then close off your selection. After this, turn the path into a selection and fill it in with a black color. Next, select your smudge tool and use a small circle brush. Set the rate up to 95, depending on the length of grass you want. Now, use your mouse to push up on the mound and you will see wispy pieces of grass form where you are moving your mouse. Cross them over and cover as much of the a...

How To: Make a splatter brush with the GIMP image editor

See how to create a splatter brush within the GIMP image editor. Whether you're new to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, GNU's popular free graphics editor, or a seasoned designer just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started making your own custom splatter brushes, take a look.

How To: Make a scary voice effect on Adobe Audition

In this video we learn how to make a scary voice effect on Adobe Audition. First, record an audio that you made and open up Adobe Audition. From here, open up any other audio that you want to hear for the beat. Then, go to "generate" and then "silence. Put this to 1.5 seconds, then go to the end of your sound and do the same thing. This will make a good effect when you are editing and adding in echo. First, reverse the audio by going to "effects" and then "reverse". This will make it a lot ea...

How To: Use Style Builder in Google SketchUp

Style Builder is a companion application to Google SketchUp 6 Pro that allows you to create, mix, and modify your own unique style that you can use and share in SketchUp. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use this new software. This tutorial covers loading and mixing strokes, creating custom strokes, and how to finish the style in Google SketchUp.

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: Insert a QuickTime video with Fusion Essentials

In this video the instructor shows how to insert a quick time video into your web page. To do this, first create a text box. It is always good to create a text box first and then insert your movie or flash object or any other media into it because it gives you more control of your object regarding its placement, rapping, and other things by containing it in that box. Now select the Quick Time object and browse to your movie and place it in the box. Now re-size the box to a required size for t...

How To: Batch compress multiple photos at once

Open Image Compressor 2008 and go to the Image Tray. Pick the images you want with the image selector and click on them to add them to the Image Tray. If you want to add every photo in a certain folder, you just click on the Add All button. Once you have the photos you want, you can batch compress them. You can go to File>Batch Compress to start the process, or just click on the Batch Compress button in the toolbar. Then, pick the compression options you want, or edit the images. You can also...

How To: Draw a smiley face 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 smiley face in Corel Draw. Any version of this application will work. You won't believe how easy it is to draw a smiley face. this is a very basic icon, very common.

How To: Download Any Online Flash Video (FLV)

Have you ever browsed the web, watched a video, then wanted to download it? Well, there's a fabulous program that does just that, simply and easily. It's called VideoCacheView by NirSoft. The program basically extracts the FLV video directly from your browser's temporary folders. It's very user-friendly, and great for downloading virtually any online video.

How To: Add curtains to a wall in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011

Interested in adding curtains to a wall in Revit Architecture 2011? It's easy. And this clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular CAD building information modeling application or a seasoned professional merely looking to better acquaint yourself with the newest features and functions of Revit Architecture 2011, you're sure to bell well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch the vi...

How To: Model with curve, sweep & skin nodes in Houdini

See how to build a simple coil spring using the curve, sweep, and skin nodes in Houdini. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this free video tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look.

How To: Add 3D objects to digital video in Blender 2.4 or 2.5

In this video, I match move a 3D virtual object on top of a movie which is set as the background image. This tutorial will show you how to integrate your CG objects into a real-world video. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this free video tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look!

How To: Mount ISO image files using Furius ISO Mount

This is a tutorial video on how to use a virtual CD/DVD drive software tool called Furius ISO Mount. Furius ISO Mount is an .ISO, .IMG, .BIN, .MDF, and .NRG image management utility, that allows you to automatically mount and unmount disk image files. This utility application will allow you to mount multiple images at once, burn image files to optical disk, and create MD5 and SHA1 checksums to verify the that the image files are not corrupted. This program also automatically creates mount poi...

How To: Create transparent glass lettering in GIMP

Learn how to achieve a stunning glass text effect. Whether you're new to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, GNU's popular free graphics editor, or a seasoned designer just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started creating glass-like text headers in GIMP yourself, take a look!

How To: Create a face rig for a 3D model in Blender 2.4 or 2.5

This clip presents a general overview of how to go about creating a custom face rig for character animation within Blender 2.49 or 2.5 Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're sure to be well served by this free video tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look.

How To: Create A Nice Curtain In GIMP

Hello everyone, This is my first tutorial posted on WonderHowTo and as a starter I wanted to show you how to make a nice curtain in GIMP, the free Photoshop alternative. Even though GIMP does not have all the features of his expensive brother, you can still do some cool designs or photo manipulation.

How To: Split a circle into segments in Xara Xtreme

Learn how to split a circle into segments with Xara Xtreme. First select the shape editor tool. Drag the tool to the circle. The dialogue at the bottom communicates what steps to choose next. Holding the Ctrl key drag a straight line within the circle, click on the selector tool (yellow arrow on the left of the middle row) to enable the option of selecting. This saves 1 line on drawing layer 1 also and enables the marquee (flexible box) that you want to manipulate around the circle encasing t...

How To: Pixelize an image in PhotoFiltre (GMask)

Got something to hide? Learn how to censor or "GMask" an image simply by using the Mosaic option in PhotoFiltre to pixelize the entire thing or just a small (Naughty!) area. It's not that difficult to protect the identities of the not-so-innocent, especially after following the instructions in this video.

How To: Work with workplanes in Pro/DESKTOP

In this beginners CAD software tutorial you will learn how to navigate in Pro/DESKTOP. Learn how to model objects the way you desire with this extended knowledge of workplanes and viewports. Workplanes allow you to work precisely in Pro/DESKTOP and are worth knowing how to use. This ProDESKTOP tutorial is best viewed full screen.

How To: Intersect models in Google SketchUp

Did you know you can intersect models when working in Google SketchUp? If you didn't, that's because the intersection tool is only available from the contexts menu. This SketchUp tutorial will show you how to find the tool and use it to intersect SketchUp objects. These operations are similar to boolean operations you'll find in other 3D modeling softwares.

How To: Create a Diwali (festival of lights) greeting card in Microsoft Paint

It's time for the festival of lights— Diwali (aka Divali or Deepavali), which is a five-day festival celebrated in Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. This festival usually occurs in October and November, and is an official holiday in India and other countries. But you can't celebrate Diwali without a greeting card! Luckily, this video tutorial will show you how to make on yourself in MS Paint. Finding one in stores can be tough, so it's necessary to resort to a DIY version in a program like Paint...

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: Make a greeting card for Diwali in Microsoft Paint

During Diwali, when family and friends can't be together to celebrate the festival of lights, then it's courteous to send an appropriate Diwali greeting card. But you don't need to fork out money on store-bought versions. You can make your own! All you need is MS Paint. Watch this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make your own Diwali card in Microsoft Paint, or any similar program.

How To: Convert Videos to Different Formats for Free with Format Factory

In my last article, I discussed how you could download almost any video from almost any video sharing site using the free NetVideoHunter add-on in Mozilla Firefox. Now in this article, I will discuss how to convert those videos you’ve downloaded to any format—also for free. Most of the time, the videos you download with NetVideoHunter are in FLV (Flash video) format, which is something that not all video players can play. That’s why I made this article.

How To: Reduce noise in RAW Therapee

In this tutorial, we learn how to reduce noise in RAW Therapee. First, open up your photo in the software that you want to reduce the noise on. Then, open up the detailed view of the photo and click on then click on the detail button. Through here, you can sharpen the image or you can change the noise reduction for the color and luminance. Click on the drop down menu for the luminance and then enable to checked section. Then, move the edge tolerance to its maximum to see the full effect on th...

How To: Draw a house on Microsoft Paint

In this video, Lance Sisiolo draws a beautiful house using Microsoft Paint. He uses line tool to draw most part of the house. He uses different types of lines. He also uses curve tool to draw sky and the entrance of the house. The unwanted part of the picture is erased using erase tool. Then he uses fill with color tool and airbrush tool to paint the picture. He uses different colors to increase the beauty of sky and the house. Then some trees are added. Using airbrush tool he increases the b...

How To: Use the Wedge ROP in Houdini 9.5

The Wedge ROP is a render output driver, which can be used to change variables on the fly while rendering. This can be very useful when simulating, in that you can test out different parameters to see the different results. It's a relatively new feature in Houdini 9.5.

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: Calculate volume and area in Revit

This video illustrate us how to calculate volume and area in Revit. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all open the programme Revit and then click on the volume and area on the left hand side, if in case its not there then right click in the gray bar and then various attributes appear, choose from here.

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