How To: Create a 3D model of a Tim Burton-style skull in Blender 2.5

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create a 3D model of a Tim Burton-style skull in Blender 2.5. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with the Blender 2.5 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started using the lessons imparted by this free video software tutorial yourself, watch this free video guide. Create a 3D model of a Tim Burton-style sk...

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: Create realistic reflections in GIMP

Would you like to learn how to create amazing realistic reflections using GIMP? If so then you need to watch this video. Within 4 minutes you will be making amazing reflections. You can find the source files here. Hulldo will walk you through the simple steps of creating text to make a reflection of, aligning it, creating new layers, and then creating the reflection. In a few simple steps you will have text that looks like it is casting a reflection in front of it. To do this you will first n...

How To: Use V-Vocal in SONAR 5

SONAR Producer Edition features Roland® V-Vocal™, an exclusive vocal editing tool. V-Vocal features state-of-the-art VariPhrase technology for working with vocals. This SONAR 5 tutorial shows you how to use this powerful audio production tool to create perfect vocal tracks and create edits you never imagined possible all with the V-Vocal tool. The worst karaoke singer will soon be the best pop singer around!

How To: Make an image strip using FastStone Image Viewer

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an image strip using FastStone Image Viewer. First, open up the images that you want to have inside the strip. Then, open up Fastone Image viewer and find the location of the images. From here, go to "create", then "image strip builder". This will bring up the builder window where you can add in the images you want to see on the strip. When finished, click on the "create" button. Now, the strip will come up on your computer in a new image and you will be...

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: 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: Remove objects from photos using paint.net

In this video from solvingtime we learn how to remove objects from photos using Paint. To get this program go to to install it. He uses the clone stamp tool to remove things. First he zooms in on the object he wants to remove using the magnifying glass. Then click the stamp which will switch to the clone stamp tool. Use the bracket keys near the letter P on the keyboard to adjust brush size. Then while holding the control key click once on an area near the object you wa...

How To: Rip 3-D character models from Nintendo 64 games

With paper crafting you can build intricate paper models of your favorite characters, from Jack Sparrow to Nintendo's own Toad. This video tutorial shows you how to rip 3-D characters from your favorite Nintendo 64 games for the purposes of paper crafting. It will take some editing to be able to get your favorite videogame characters into a workable papercraft format.

How To: Make someone look fat with Photoshop

Well, usually people are looking to go from fat to thin, but sometimes it's fun to see what a person would look like if they were on a full Twinkie diet. Well, this tutorial shows how to use the liquify tool in Adobe Photoshop to add weight to someone to make them look pudgey, overyweight, fat or even downright obese. The tool is easy to use and the video shows clearly how to turn that beach babe into a Jenny Craig "before" photo! Check it out and YOU can make people look fat in photos.

How To: Use Pidgin as an IRC client

This video shows how to enter an IRC chat with a program called Pidgin, which is normally an instant messaging client. First, you should open Pidgin and open the protocol IRC, selecting or creating a username and changing the server to irc.freenode.net in order to connect to the Linuxjournal channel. After connecting to the channel, wait until you are connected. At this point, you should still not be able to see anything, so you have to go to "Add Chat" and join a channel, in this case #Linux...

How To: Make stencils in GIMP

In this tutorial, we learn how to make stencils in GIMP. Start with heads or faces if you are new to this. Then, use the rectangle tool to select the head. Then, go to image and fir canvas to selection. Now, remove the background by using the background tool. Once finished, go to colors, then threshold. The image should turn black and white. Turn the dial to the right, then turn it to the left to make it lighter and darker. Find the spot to where it shows detail but it's not distorted, then h...

How To: Enhance the color of your lips & eyes with GIMP

In this tutorial, we learn how to enhance the color of your lips and eyes with GIMP. To change the eyes, use the ellipse tool to highlight each individual eye, then change the contrast of the eye as well as the color and highlights. Do this for both eyes, then save. To change the lips, use the lasso tool to highlight the outside and inside of the lips, then go to "select", "from path", and then change the color balance as you did on the eyes. Change it until it's the desired color you want, t...

How To: Animate hair for 3D models within Apple Motion 3 or 4

This clip covers how to add motion to hair within Apple Motion. Whether you're new to the Apple's popular motion graphics editor/compositing application or are a seasoned digital video professional simply wishing to get better acquainted with Motion 4, you're sure to find value in this tutorial. For more information, and to get started using this trick yourself, take a look. Animate hair for 3D models within Apple Motion 3 or 4.

How To: Bake a shadow map in Blender

Learn how to bake shadow maps when working in Blender with this handy video guide. 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: Match plane's aspect ratio to an image in Blender

In this tip video, you'll see how to set the aspect ratio of a plane object to match that of the image mapped to it. This is important to prevent distortion in the mapped image. This knowledge will be helpful when using image planes for cutout trees and people, instanced image planes for particle effects, and any situation where you need non-distorted images on plane objects. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned ...

How To: Give your images a widescreen border in GIMP

Hulldo teaches you how to give your images a widescreen border using GIMP. Open up a picture and the click new layer. Next go to select - border and make it 3 pixels. Go to tool options and use black for foreground fill. Select none and create a new layer. Go to view and make sure snap to canvas edges is ticked. Go to rectangle select tool and go to its menu. Then select 640x30 pixels. Fill that layer with black and select none. Duplicate this layer. You place this one on the bottom and you a...

How To: Make a catalogue picture for IMVU

IMVU is a 3D avatar chat, instant messenger, and dress up game. Get help with all of your IMVU avatar needs with these IMVU tips and tricks! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a catalogue picture for IMVU. This will show you all about making your catalogue picture using such programs as Paint and Photoshop.

How To: Use the camera controls in Poser

In this Poser video tutorial you will learn how to use the camera positioning controls. You will find the controls on the top left part of the workplace. With the controls, you can move around or zoom in and out on the figures you are working on. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Use the camera controls in Poser.

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: Draw eyes in MS Paint

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw eyes in MS Paint. Start out by drawing the outline for the eye using a thin marker. After this, draw on a thicker line at the top of the eye and then draw on the crease of the eye above this. Now, draw in the details of the middle of the eye and start to shade in around the crease of the eye and the middle of the eye. From here, draw in the eyelashes on the top and the bottom of the eye, making them longer if they are for a woman. When finished, save thi...

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: Correct for a lens distortion in Blender

In this tutorial, you'll see how to do perspective correction for an image or video clip within Blender. 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: 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.

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