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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: 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: 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: Create a bootable Windows XP CD on Nero 7

First of all launch the program "Nero 7". Now click on "cd" and then click on "cd-rom boot'. From the new screen choose ' image file' and then click on 'browse'.Now go to the 'drive d' and select 'windowsxp-boot image' folder and then select 'boot.ima' file. Now click on 'open'. Now click on 'advanced' and then click on 'no emulation'. Select the ‘number of loaded sectors' and increase it to '4'. Now click on 'ISO' and then make sure that all the data is same as that on the tutorial.

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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Use Virtual DJ with a laptop, DJ|iO & a mixer

In this brief video tutorial, the host show you how to mix songs and DJ using Virtual DJ. He recommends that you use a laptop with a minimum of four gigs of ram, have a version of Virtual DJ 5.0 or higher, have a mixer readily available, and have your own DJIO machine with the proper drivers and installation discs. You'll also learn how to solve a few common problems you may encounter with this software. This video is very informative for everyone who is interested in learning how to DJ using...

How To: Create a realistic lightning storm effect in Blender

Add energy and excitement to your scene with lightning! During this tutorial you will discover how to quickly model a detailed lightning bolt, make an object disintegrate, create light flashes, add glow and glare effects in the compositor. 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 ...

How To: Use Corel Ulead Video Studio 11 Plus

While we personally like to learn a new software program by playing around with its buttons and various functions, sometimes it's a nice primer to actually read the instruction manual. And when it comes to video editing, knowing the particularities of each and every function is crucial to producing professional-quality results.

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: Keep Hangs and Freezes at Bay in Windows 8

The problem of system freezes is not new to the world of Windows and this has come to light even in the latest Windows 8 release. In the event that your system freezes, you cannot open your desktop files, some controls stop functioning, or you are unable to launch the start screen applications either. You may experience this unusual behavior after updating Apps in the store or due to a driver issue. Sometimes, freezes occur because of video card problems too. In order to do away with these Wi...

How To: Create rounded-off square forms in Blender 2.5

In this quick Blender 2.5 video tip, you'll see how to easily model a rounded-off square form by using snapping/retopology 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 from the folks at CG Cookie. For more information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look!

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: Use the camera fly mode tool in Blender

See how to work with Blender's Camera Fly Mode tool. The tool is a great way to help navigate your 3D scene, and also for camera placement (or any object set to be a "camera", for example a Spotlight). 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 informatio...

How To: Create a lens flare effect in Pinnacle Studio

Learn how to add special lens flare effects to a logo in Pinnacle Studio with this tutorial. You will select the picture to be edited and drag it to the video screen. Select the lens flare effect from the Studio Plus RTFM which is standard with the program, you don't need to purchase any additional effects to create the lens flare. You can preview the effect and change the direction and color of the flare. Once you are happy with how the flare effect looks on your logo, you can save it to a f...

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 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: 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: Make a bootable CD using Nero

This video uses Nero Burning ROM. First you must open Nero. Then choose Burning ROM. Scroll down to the CD-ROM(BOOT) icon. Click it. From there you choose you ISO image. To do this just browse and navigate to the correct directory where your ISO image is stored. From there be sure to set the emulations to No Emulations and change your available sectors to 4. Next change to the ISO tab. Be sure that it is set to run ISO+Juliet and that the max characters are set for Level 1. Next choose the La...

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: 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: 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 Reason's vocoder to record with live audio input

In this video tutorial the instructor shows how to hook up Reason's vocoder to record for use with a live audio input and how to put a vocoder on an existing audio recording. This vocoder is available only in record if you have Reason. So standalone users will not be able to use this tool. You can use the vocoder device along with live input from your audio interface and generate a robot voice singing. First create a vocoder carrier sync that will modulate with your voice and mix it with your...

How To: Create a login form using MS Access 2007

If you want to password restrict some of your data, or just want to know who is doing what in Microsoft Access 2007, you will want to set up a login form for MS Access 2007. This is an easy procedure, and you can create one yourself with just a basic understanding of the structure for MS Access. Watch this video, and Uncle Gizmo will show you how to do a login form and several other forms for MS Access.

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