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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...

Use FastStone Image Viewer: the basics

In this video, we learn how to use FastStone Image Viewer: the basics. After you have downloaded and installed this software, open it up. Now, go to the settings section of the software and move between the tabs to change and explore the different settings. When you select an image, it will automatically zoom in, you can move between different images, then you can set it as wallpaper, edit it, save it, and much more. You can upload picture and images by going through the file menu, then editi...

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 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: Use Style Builder in Google SketchUp

Style Builder is a companion application to Google SketchUp 6 Pro that allows you to create, mix, and modify your own unique style that you can use and share in SketchUp. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use this new software. This tutorial covers loading and mixing strokes, creating custom strokes, and how to finish the style in Google SketchUp.

How To: Create wet maps in Houdini 10

This tutorial looks at how to create a map of the wetness left by a particle fluid, so that you can correctly render surfaces with a wet look. It looks at rendering out a point cloud with wetness information, and creating a bespoke shader to correctly render surface using the point cloud. 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 ...

How To: Add curtains to a wall in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011

Interested in adding curtains to a wall in Revit Architecture 2011? It's easy. And this clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular CAD building information modeling application or a seasoned professional merely looking to better acquaint yourself with the newest features and functions of Revit Architecture 2011, you're sure to bell well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch the vi...

How To: Use Daemon Tools Lite for CD mounting

In this how to video, you will learn how to use Daemon tools lite. First, download the program and install it on to your computer. Click, next and agree to the terms. From here, select what components are going to be used. Click next until you are finished installing. Now you can run the program. It should be on the system tray. The virtual drive should automatically be installed and be called device 0. You will see it if you right click the icon on the system tray. Now you can mount ISO file...

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: 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: Create complex surface shapes in Rhino 4.0

See how to create complex surface shapes using Network Surface in Rhinoceronous 4. Whether you're new to Rober McNeel & Associates' popular NURBS-based modeling application or a 3D arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with Rhino 4's new features, 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: Copy or back up a DVD disc on a PC with Nero Express

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to copy or backup a DVD disc on a PC with Nero Express. Begin by opening the program and select Backup from the menu. Make sure that the disc is set to DVD and select Copy DVD. Now select the Source Drive, Destination Drive, Writing speed, Number of copies and the Image file. Click on Copy and wait for it to finish copying to the DVD. Now insert the disc into the disc drive and wait for it to finish burning. This video will benefit those viewers who n...

How To: Create an ISO image with Ashampoo Burning Studio 6

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create an ISO image. Users will need to download the program, Ashampoo Burning Studio 6. Begin by going to the Google search engine and search for the program. Select the result from download.com. Click on Download Now and save the file. Double-click on the file and follow the instructions to install it. Then open the program and select Create/Burn Disc Images. Select the type of disc image that you would like. Then click on Add and select the file...

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: 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: Prevent meshes from intersecting within Blender 2.5

In this clip, you'll see how to use the mask modifier, and how it can be used to prevent intersections of meshes (like skin going through clothing items). 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 ...

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: Set up Virtual DJ with two separate sound cards

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to set up Virtual DJ with two separate sound cards. Users may choose to use a proper PCI or USB sound card. Begin by the USB card. The drivers will already be on your system. Now open the Virtual DJ program and open the Settings. In the Sound Setup tab, click on the Output drop-down menu and select HEADPHONES. Next, click on the Sound card drop-down menu and select 2 CARDS. Now click on Apply and OK. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy mix...

How To: Hide your IP address using IP Hider 4.0

IP Hider masks the real IP of a user, allowing him to browse all kind of pages without ever worrying that the ISPs or any other marketing tool is monitoring your surfing habits or spammers are attacking your computer. The simplest way to do this is to have traffic redirected through anonymous proxies.

How To: Make a signature with an image in Windows Live Mail

Whether you own a business or work for a company, you probably send out millions of emails every day corresponding with clients, PR, and whoever else you have to deal with. It's hard enough making sure you get around to all of them, but what's more is that even after you've finished composing the message you have to add your name, company name, phone, etc.

How To: Draw a prefect triangle in CorelDRAW X4

This is a Corel Draw video tutorial aimed specifically at beginners. If you're new to Corel Draw, this is a great place to start. Watch to see how to make a perfect triangle in Corel Draw. Any version of this application will work. You won't believe how easy it is to draw a perfect triangle.

How To: Create shaped photo collages with Shape Collage

Watch this informative video tutorial on how to create shaped photo collages with Shape Collage. Shape Collage is an automatic photo collage maker that creates collages in different shapes in just a couple seconds. You can create picture collages in the shape of a rectangle, heart, text, or logo, with just a few clicks of the mouse.

How To: Blur out a face in your video using Wax 2.0

Watch this video and learn how to protect your identity on the internet. This clip will help you learn how to blur out your face and alter your voice when posting videos on the web, where your identity is an important secret. Stay anonymous while portraying your opinions. This software can also be used to avoid release issues with strangers in the backgrounds of your videos. Preventing passers by from having there picture posted with your opinions opening you up for legal action. This can als...

How To: Create a realistic smoke effect in Houdini 10

This two-part tutorial series offers a look at the basics of smoke simulations. This first part looks at setting up a simulation, the fields involved, how to visualise them. It also looks at temperature and bouyancy as well as vortex confinement. 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 informat...

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...

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