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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: Schedule curtain panels in Revit conditional statement

This Revit Architecture 2009 video tutorial covers how to use conditional statement when scheduling curtain panels. The techniques put forward in this intermediate Revit tutorial are done in an effort to avoid making different families for one curtain system. By using techniques like these, one can manage variable parts within one Revit Family while making it easier ti manage a schedule. This video is part of a series David Fano is working on, in which he hopes to show ways Revit can be used ...

How To: Create easy copies or arrays in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to create quick and easy copies as well as repeated copies, or arrays. As arrays are so easy to create, don't worry if you make a mistake. Simply undo the array and recreate it. This tutorial covers how to make one copy, creating multiple copies or arrays, changing the number of copies, the difference between external and internal array, and how to Create circular arrays.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Make a fancy border in GIMP

Learn how to make a fancy border in GIMP with this GIMP tricks video tutorial. This border can be used to frame images for YouTube videos or other things. Take your image, and go to Image and Canvas Size. The size should be made larger to allow room for your border and then click Center. On Layers, select All Layers. Then, click Resize. This allows you to make room for your Layer. On the far left side, right click on your layer and select Alpha to Selection. Go to Select, To Path, Select, and...

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: Model a full cartoon character in Blender 3D

Writer, Director and Producer Johnathan Williamson shows you how to model a simple cartoon character in Blender 3D from start to finish. This is just a simple character but demonstrates the principles of character modeling in Blender 3D. Once you know these basics you can move on to your own complex creations. It will help if you know your way around the Blender 3D interface.

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: Reduce noise in RAW Therapee

In this tutorial, we learn how to reduce noise in RAW Therapee. First, open up your photo in the software that you want to reduce the noise on. Then, open up the detailed view of the photo and click on then click on the detail button. Through here, you can sharpen the image or you can change the noise reduction for the color and luminance. Click on the drop down menu for the luminance and then enable to checked section. Then, move the edge tolerance to its maximum to see the full effect on th...

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: Remove body fat or stretch marks in GIMP

In this video, we learn how to remove body fat or stretch marks in GIMP. First, go to filters, then distort, then warp. When you are in this window, you will be able to see all the different distortions that you can do. To help you remove the fat, use the "move" tool and a proper sized brush. Now, press on the stomach and slowly press down on it until you see the part of the body start to become smaller. Don't do it too quickly, or the picture will look fake. When finished, save your new pict...

How To: Install Adobe Shockwave Player on Firefox

Adobe Shockwave is a plugin player that will let you watch embedded movies and animations directly on your web browser. This tutorial shows you how to download and install Shockwave (a free program) for the Firefox browser. You're also shown a few troubleshoots for some common installation problems.

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