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How To: Use BearShare to download music

In this video series, watch as computer, internet and software expert Matt Nichols teaches how to use BearShare to download music. Learn the basics of BearShare software, how to download BearShare, how to install BearShare, how to search for songs to download, how to download music, how to get a monthly subscription to BearShare, how to use the playlist, how to burn CD's using BearShare, and how to use BearShare for social networking. File-sharing is a great way to learn about new music and s...

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: 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.

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: 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: 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 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: 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: Clone yourself in GIMP

In this tutorial, we learn how to clone yourself in GIMP. First, open up GIMP on your computer and then open the picture where you want to clone yourself. After this, open the other picture where you want to copy yourself and right click to copy it. Now, create a new background layer for your main picture. Use the lasso tool to cut out one of yourself inside of a picture, then transition it into the main picture. Exit out of the other image, then start to edit the colors and opacity in the fr...

How To: Use KDE konsole bookmarks

In this tutorial, we learn how to use KDE konsole bookmarks. You can add a bookmark, then go to the home directory and then you will be able to go back to where you previously were. To do this, save the bookmark of the entry that you are in. Do this by clicking the bookmark tab, then add bookmark. After this, go back to the home entry and then click on your bookmarks tab again. Once you click this, you will see your new bookmark on the bottom, when you click that it will bring you back to you...

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: Create a realistic 3D model of a human head in Blender

In this four-part tutorial, you'll learn how to create a full human head with Blender's 3D modeling tools. 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, and to get started modeling your own 3D heads in Blender, take a look!

How To: Model the topology of a human head in Blender

Arguably the single most important aspect to modeling is topology. This overview tutorial takes a look at the topology of the human head, examining each of the main edgeloops, poles, etc. 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 s...

How To: Get started with Wireshark

In this tutorial Mike Lively of Northern Kentucky University shows you how to get started with Wireshark. Wireshark is a network protocol analyzer for Unix and Windows. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development.

How To: Make people fat in photos with Photoshop liquify tool

Wanna have some fun with Photoshop? Well, instead of touching up a photo to make someone look thinner, how about editing the photo to add on a few pound? Or 20? Or 40? Heck, why not an even 100 lbs! Well, with Adobe Photoshop liquify you can push those pounds to the max. Go for it and watch that skinny minnie turn into a beached whale. Of course, you then have the option to turn it all back again. After you post the photo to Facebook.

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: Draw anime eyes in MS Paint

In this video, we learn how to draw anime eyes in MS Paint. First, draw the round circle for the head and draw a line in the middle for reference of where the eyes will go. To draw large eyes, draw two round circles and then a small pupil at the top. Color the pupils in black and color the rest any color you'd like. For female eyes, make the pupils much larger and add in eyelashes on the eyelids. Shade in underneath the lids and add white to show they are glossy. These are both great looks fo...

How To: Lock angles with the Ortho and Polar modes in AutoCAD 2011

Learn how to use the Ortho and Polar modes to lock angles in AutoCAD 2011. 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: 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: Rotate and spin images in Blender

See how to spin images using Blender. First, you'll see how to use the UV-Textured plane rig and physically rotate the mesh. Next, you'll see how to use Nodes, and then the Sequencer. This clip discusses Orthographic camera scaling, animation, and considerations about clipping. 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 vi...

How To: Create an ambient occlusion effect in Blender

This clip presents a guide to faking ambient occlusion (AO) using vertex colors and nodes with glsl 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!

How To: Model realtime water (animated normal maps) in Blender

Learn how to create simple animated normal maps for a realtime water effect within Blender 3D. 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: Use Blender's Fly Mode feature to position the camera

In this quick Blender 2.5 video, you'll see how to use the fly mode to position the camera. This method allows you to fly the camera around from a first-person perspective. It can aid in setting your camera angle and provide a bit of fun. 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 fo...

How To: Combine two rigs into one in Blender

This clip offers a trick for combining two rigs into one and demonstrates how to adjust the settings in the new rig to conform to the settings in the original rig. 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-by-step instructions...

How To: Make web browser bookmarks with Visual Basic 2008

This video is about making a bookmark for your web browser in Visual Basic 2008.The videos begins with a simple web browser which consists of simple web components, a textbox and a go button. Pull the sides of the browser to stretch it and put in a listbox. Enlarge the listbox and use two buttons below the listbox. Enter the text for the buttons as "Enter current page" and "clear". Now go to selection explorer, double click "my project" and go to settings. Add a new setting called "Bookmarks"...

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: Make a speech bubble in GIMP

First of all open any image and create a new ‘layer’ and add it to your image. Click on the transparency and then click ‘ok’. Now from the right menu bar choose the ‘elliptical’ icon to make a round balloon. Now select the 'free select tool' and select ‘mode’ to 'add to current selection' and then draw a triangle with the base inside the previous balloon and the pointed end outside the balloon. Now select the 'bucket fill' tool and make sure your ‘background’ color is selected as white and th...

How To: Create Halloween text in GIMP

This video shows the viewers how to create a simple but well done Halloween text in GIMP. Starting from a simple white background you will end up creating a creepy text perfect to use every year on the 31st of October . The video is actually a easy to learn walk through , showing your each and every step you need to make . Advance users but also beginners can benefit from this short clip . At the end of the video you will surely create the type of text you usually see only in horror movies su...

How To: Create your own headlines in GIMP

Hulldo teaches you how to create your own headlines in GIMP. You start off with a new file and paint that a light brown. Make a selection on the file and create a new layer on top. Color that layer black and add Gaussian blur. Put that layer beneath so it will make a shadow on your selection. Create the start of a gradient or simply a Grey layer on the bottom of the headline. Then add your text with black color. You can duplicate these layers, reside the selection and change the text. You are...

How To: Make a business card design in GIMP

This video is about how to make a business card design in GIMP. First of all, download some GIMP labels plug-in. Create a business card of required size by entering dimensions going to on “Toolbox”, then Xtns, then Misc, then Labels, then Rect Label. Now create image and text on business cards. The image should compliment it without overwhelming the text. Now add borders and accents. Select “Image”, then “Filters”, then “Combine”, then “Make Label Page” and insert the image. Check your contac...

How To: Monitor another computer screen with Real VNC

If you want to know how to monitor another computer screen with Real VNC, you must watch this video. Install Real VNC in your computer and computer that you're going to monitor. Remember the folder where you installed it and check the "Create a VNC Viewer desktop icon" checkbox. Write on a paper the IP address of the computer that you're going to monitor. On the VNC Server Status window, click Configure button. On the Authentication field, select VNC password and on the Encryption field, sele...

How To: Add .wav samples to Fruity Loops Studio

In this Fruity Loops tutorial by PAVMusicProduction you learn how to add the Fruity Loops sample that you downloaded into your Fruity Loops studio. First go to the folder with the kit (use the program Winrar to extract from the compressed download file) and open Fruity Loops and drop the downloaded kit into the Fruity Loops library as demonstrated. If the pitch sounds funny in the sample, click on the sample and reset the pitch using the reset button in the misc settings once that's done the ...

How To: Use export plug-ins in Aperture

Aperture's extensible architecture supports third-party export plug-ins that make it easy to export your photos directly to various web publishing sites, print service providers, and other software applications. You can find many of these plug-ins on www.apple.com.