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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: 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: 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: 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 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 and use face based families in Revit

This CAD software tutorial covers how to make face based families, change a family category, and make voids in Revit Architecture. Face based families are pretty handy for a few reasons. a big one though is that they do delete when you erase the host object (this is not the case with wall based and floor based) families. Also face based families are easy to move around, re-host and rotate. See how to create and work with face based families in this Revit Architecture tutorial. Create and use ...

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: Texture with projection painting in Blender 2.49

With the release of Blender 2.49, comes the ability to stencil images onto your model via projection. This tutorial goes through the process of setting up your model and it’s UVs in order to “projection paint” your textures onto the model. 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 f...

How To: Print multi-page stencils in MS Paint

Have need for a giant stencil (and use Microsoft's popular MS Paint software)? Then you've need for this free video tutorial, which explains how to change the page setup settings in Microsoft Paint to print multiple-page stencils. For more information, including a step-by-step walkthrough of the process, watch this how-to.

How To: Use Nuendo

In this online Nuendo tutorial, you'll learn how to record you own music using the basic features of this digital recording program. Expert Shawn Waller demonstrates how to set up the software, create a new project, add tracks, use the various editing and looping tools, and mix down your multi-track recording to burn on CD.

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: 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: Draw lined paper in GIMP

Hulldo teaches you how to draw lined paper in GIMP. First you create a new document and make it 600x600 pixels. Make the background a bluish grey. Create a rectangle in the middle of the document. Now you want to add a blue horizontal line. You will want to then duplicate that layer until you're at the bottom. You can add a stroke to the rectangle or use a shadow to make it look like it's on top of a regular piece of paper. You also have to leave some space at the top and bottom to mimic a re...

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: Shade with point clouds in Houdini 10

This tutorial offers a look at using point clouds in shading, and the pcopen, pciterate, and pcimport nodes in VOPs. It also gives a further example of a POP network. 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: 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: 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: Fix missing grids in elevation in Revit Architecture

Have you ever had the problem where your grid lines will NOT show up in elevations?!?!?! This is of course after you have checked your VG settings and maximized 3D extents, still NOTHING! Chances are the elevation view is not perpendicular to the grid lines. In most cases this makes sense, how is Revit going to know where you want to intersect the infinite planes of the grid lines. In this Revit tutorial David Fano establishes the point of intersection as the point where the site boundary and...

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: 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: Draw anime eyes in MS Paint

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw anime eyes in MS Paint. First, open up MS Paint and then grab a marker that is thick. From here, draw in a thick line that will be the top of the eye. Then, draw in the round area underneath the eye and the pupil inside of this. Draw in the bottom lash line of the eye, then start to add detail to the middle of the eye. Use the dark line to create a thicker line around the pupil, then fill the eye in with black. Leave a white part to make the eye look glo...

How To: Draw an eye in GIMP

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw an eye in GIMP. First, open up the GIMP software and set up a circle, then color it dark blue. Next, add in light to the middle of the eye, so it looks like a light is shining onto it. After this, make a small circle in the middle of the eye, coloring it black. When done with this, create a new layer and then add brightness to the pupil of the eye. Continue to play around with the contrast and colors of the eye, so it looks more realistic and life like. ...

How To: Instance a light to a particle in Houdini 10

This clip presents a quick look at how to instance lights to particles 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. Instance a light to a particle in Houdini 10.

How To: Export light passes in Houdini 10

This very short tutorial looks at using image planes, and the new 'per light' option in Houdini 10 to create extra image planes to separate out diffuse, specular, and gi lighting. 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. Export light pas...

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