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How To: Export your videos in true HD quality in Screenflow

In this video from AppleGenius0921 we learn how to export videos using Screenflow in HD. Launch Screenflow, make sure you're editing is complete and go to File, then Export. A window will come up asking the name you want to save it as and where you want to save it. Make a good title that is relevant to your video. Now click customize. Then click settings. Now go to compression type and double click H.264. Set the quality on Best. Click OK and use no filter. Now go to size and click 1280x720 H...

How To: Create an Andy Warhol pop art effect in GIMP

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a Warhol effect in GIMP. First, you will need to take your image and open it up in GIMP. After this, you will need to resize this so that four of these fit into one square next to each other. From here, create a new layer and then layer it to size. After this, change the hue and saturation of the photos. Then, change the lightness and make it any color you like. Then, do the same for the other photos in different layers. Save this when finished, then y...

How To: Sweep in Houdini 9

In this Houdini 9 modeling tutorial you will learn how to create objects using the sweep sop (surface operator). You can create or animate objects by sweeping them along curves or other objects. Watch and learn how to use the sweep sop in Houdini 9.

How To: Do text effects in GIMP

Click in File and New to create a new document, press OK and select the text tool and click once on your file and write something, then close the window. Click in move the active layer to make easier to move the text. Go again to the text tool and click on the Color to change the text color. Press Crtl+O, select the background layer and change the color to the one you want, now select the bucket tool and click on the background to paint it with the color you have selected. Go back to the text...

How To: Use the flare tool in modo

This modo 101 3D modeling software tutorial examines the much uner-touted power of the Flare tool. Have you got Flare? modo does. The Flare Tool combines the push tool with a linear falloff. See how to use the Flare tool when modeling in modo in this tutorial.

How To: Use Google Earth and explore the universe

This video shows how to download and use Google Earth. To download it, go to earth.google.com and click “Download Google Earth”. Then follow the directions according to where you want to save it, and it will automatically be installed. You will see an icon pop up on your desktop. Double click on the icon to open Google Earth.

How To: Get HD in ScreenFlow

In this video from SocialMacbook we learn how to get HD in ScreenFlow. He teaches how to get the best quality you can get when using ScreenFlow. When you finish your video, go to File, Export, and save as whatever you want. Then change the preset to Web - High (Best Quality). In dimensions, click 100% and click export. Depending on the time of your video the export time will vary. Using these steps you will get great quality for ScreenFlow videos and they will look great on YouTube. For more ...

How To: Paint light friskets, or gobos, in real time in modo

Developed by the same team of engineers responsible for LightWave 3D, modo, lowercase, delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated package for the Mac and PC. And now, modo is a true end-to-end solution that includes true 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering! More than just features, modo is a truly elegant integration of technology, raw horsepower and refined workflow. With such a wealth of inbuilt features, however...

How To: Get YouTube videos on your iPod and iPhone with Tooble

In this video tutorial, you will see how to use Tooble, free from tooble.tv, to get videos from YouTube into iTunes, then onto your iPod, iTouch, or iPhone. Unfortunately, there's no Windows version for you, it's just for Mac. But don't let that discourage you, there developing one as we speak. So soon you too will be able to get YouTube movies on your iPod.

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: 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: Make a fancy border in GIMP

Learn how to make a fancy border in GIMP with this GIMP tricks video tutorial. This border can be used to frame images for YouTube videos or other things. Take your image, and go to Image and Canvas Size. The size should be made larger to allow room for your border and then click Center. On Layers, select All Layers. Then, click Resize. This allows you to make room for your Layer. On the far left side, right click on your layer and select Alpha to Selection. Go to Select, To Path, Select, and...

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: Autotune your voice to sound better

If you want to auto-tune your voice to make it sound better you first need to decide if you actually need an Auto-tune. You may just be looking for a talk box or vocoder. An auto-tune makes your voice auto-tuned and sets it to sound much better. A vocoder only makes your voice computerized while the auto-tune actually changes the sound of your voice and tone of it. You can adjust your auto-tune and turn it up very high or lower it. You can auto-tune on Garage band. First, open up Garage band....

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: 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: Use Raw Therapee with GIMP

In this video, we learn how to use Raw Therapee with Gimp. First, you need to go online to Raw Therapee, then download and install Raw Therapee. Once you have this, open it up and familiarize yourself with the layout of the software and where the different tools are at. Next, change your preferences and pick your settings throughout the different folders. Next, find GIMP through the program folders as your installation directory. Now, it will export your images to GIMP automatically. This way...

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: Do the auto-tune effects with Mixcraft

Auto tune is a popular effect made popular by T-pain. To do this you will need two programs. The first one is Auto-tune and the other one is music editing program called Mix craft. You can also use other music editing programs of your choice. Download this programs from their website. You can also use the trial versions. Now open up Mix Craft and under the effects you can find the Auto Tune effects in VST effects. Open some kind of music. Double click and import the required music. You can al...

How To: Create and mount ISO image files using UltraISO

In this video the instructor shows how to create and mount ISO's using Ultra ISO. You can user daemon tools to work with ISOs but this video shows you an alternative to it. Download the Ultra ISO software and install it. After installing it run the program. In the tool bar select the Tools button and in the drop down box you can select the various option like create a new image, mount an image to a drive or convert images between formats. Select the mount option and it prompts for the file. B...

How To: Use Daemon Tools Lite to run .iso files

In this how to video, you will learn how to use Daemon Tools Lite. First, download Daemon Tools Lite and install the program. Next, download an ISO file from the internet. Once that is done, mount it on to Daemon Tools. To do that, open the program and then right click on it. Select Virtual Drive and set the number of drives to one. Next, select mount image and find and open your ISO. Once that is done, you are ready to use that file as if it were an actual CD inside an actual optical drive. ...

How To: Get iSerial Reader for Mac

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to get iSerial Reader for Mac. With this program you can get the serial numbers to use for various programs. Almost all programs are listed. There is nothing complicated about this. Download the iSerial reader from Serial Box. Once it is downloaded, open the folder and install it. After you open the program, follow the ‘installing serial box’ instructions. The file to add when you click ‘install now’ is the ‘serial box’ file that came with th...

How To: Create a bootable CD with ImgBurn

Download the software from Imgburn. Choose mode, build, advanced, bootable disk. Go to allbootdisk to get a bootable image of your operating system. Choose from Windows 95 through Vista. Download the diskette image. Name and save to desktop. Choose volume and label. Click ok. Make the output burn to image file. Name the file and save it to the desktop. Download Sun Virtualbox. Test the image by choosing settings, storage, add device. Choose media manager. Select make primary slave. After test...

How To: Use interactive motion in Google SketchUp

George Maestri from Lynda shows how to add interactivity in Google SketchUp Pro using a variety of tools in the program. Adding interactivity allows for added dimension and interaction with an object. The example used in the tutorial was that of a fridge, which after adding interactivity, allowed for the doors and drawers of the fridge to be opened. To utilize this technique, the object's file (without interactivity) should be opened. By selecting the fridge and then going to component attrib...

How To: Model a 3D character from start to finish in Blender

Learn how to create and rig a 3D model of a 3D character 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, including step-by-step instructions, take a look!