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How To: Make a web browser in Xcode

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a web browser in Xcode. First, open up Xcode on your Apply computer, then create a new project. Now go under actions and click 'add', then 'existing frameworks'. Next, click add twice, then scroll down to where you see "menu.xib". Double click on this, and interface builder will open up. You will now have four windows on your desktop opened up. Now go to web view and drag and drop the screen. From here, you can create buttons for the web browser and deci...

How To: Download software on the Internet

In this video, we learn how to download software. A great site to find downloads is Download, which is run by Cnet. It's available on Mac, Windows, Mobile, and etc. Once on here, you will see a list of the most popular downloads, and other software programs that you need for your computer. Another website you can use is www.oldversion.com, that has old versions of programs instead of their updated versions. Through here, you can download different programs in the version that you prefer, then...

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: 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: 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: Give someone a shave in GIMP

In this Software video you will see how to give someone a shave in GIMP. Learn spot removal, skin smoothening and a makeover or removing a 1 day beard. This is done using the Clone and the Healing tool. To use the Clone tool, select the tool from the right hand panel. Then to select the source skin color, you have to hold ctrl key down and click. Now when you apply it to the area you will get the same shade of the source color. So, you will need to select an area very close to the spot you ar...

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: Mount an ISO image file on your PC using PowerISO

In this video the tutor shows how to mount ISO's using Power ISO software. To do this follow the simple procedure shown in this video. Download the Power ISO program from the link given in this video and install it. You need to purchase the key to install the software or you can use the key provided in this video. Now restart your computer. After restarting open the software and go to mount ISO at the top right corner. Select the image that you want to be loaded. Finally run the virtual CD dr...

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: 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: Generate realistic clouds with the GIMP image editor

In need of a sunny, blue sky? Generate one in GIMP! Whether you're new to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, GNU's popular free graphics editor, or a seasoned designer just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started making realistic clouds in GIMP yourself, take a look.

How To: Add angle parameters to curtain panels in Revit

This Revit software tutorial covers how to add angle parameters. In this case we put them in a curtain panel to break from such an orthogonal grid. Here they a tilted mullions but one could imagine using a curtain system just and a construction grid then using face based families for more complex systems on top of the grid. Watch and learn how to add angle parameters to curtain panels in Revit. Add angle parameters to curtain panels in Revit.

How To: Create 3D magic wand particle effects in Blender

This video tutorial series will show you how to create a magic wand particles effect, the sort of visual effect you might see when a “magic wand” is waved. This will be similar to a “pixie” dust effect, although not so complicated. 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 ...

How To: Use isocurve & mesh surfaces in Rhinoceros (Rhino) 3D

Learn how to work with both isocurve and mesh surfaces in Rhino 3D. 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: Turn someone into Hulk in GIMP

First of all open the image of Daniel Craig. Go to 'layer' and create a 'duplicate' the current layer. Then from top choose 'colors' then 'saturation'. Now click the 'r' from right side bar and also adjust up the 'hue' to 108 till he looks green. Now adjust the 'saturation' bar till 100 and then click 'ok'. Now go to 'filters' at top bar and then click 'distort' and then 'iwrap' filter. This shall open a new screen. Drag the image large. Now click 'move' and then 'deform radius’. This shall m...

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: 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 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: 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: 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: Add fonts to Photoscape

Photoscape is a pretty sweet, free photo editing software. However, it comes with a limited number of fonts installed and you'll likely want to add more yourself. This how to video shows you step by step what to do to get additional fonts and then how to install them in Photoscape. This is an excellent video designed to expand a great piece of software by letting you add more fonts. You'll need an unzip prog like winzip or winrar to help you get it done.

How To: Save your project in Pinnacle Studio

This tutorial explains how to save your work in Pinnacle Studio. The first step is to go to "File". Next is saving projects by using the drop down menu from the top left corner of the program. When you save your project it does not mean that all the video files will be saved. In fact, all the original files have to be stored in the exact same place so this will work. To save your new project you have to go to movie and make and output format like Vdix or VCL.

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: 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...

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