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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 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: Make a 3D model of a teddy bear in Blender

See how to create a 3D model of a cuddly teddy bear within Blender 2.5 with this detailed, comprehensive guide. 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: 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: Create and use the Human Meta-Rig tool in Blender 2.5

Learn how to create and use a human meta-rig within Blender 2.5. 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 video tutorial. For more information, including detailed instructions, take a look. Create and use the Human Meta-Rig tool in Blender 2.5.

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: 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: 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: Model a 3D character from start to finish in Blender

Learn how to create and rig a 3D model of a 3D character in Blender. 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 information, including step-by-step instructions, 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: 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: 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: Download Any Online Flash Video (FLV)

Have you ever browsed the web, watched a video, then wanted to download it? Well, there's a fabulous program that does just that, simply and easily. It's called VideoCacheView by NirSoft. The program basically extracts the FLV video directly from your browser's temporary folders. It's very user-friendly, and great for downloading virtually any online video.

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: Model a hand in Blender 3D

This tutorial from Stage6 shows you how to model a hand in Blender 3D from a polygonal cube. The tutorial is two part and shows you how to first block out the form of the hand then refine it to look more realisting all in Blender 3D.

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: Make web browser bookmarks with Visual Basic 2008

This video is about making a bookmark for your web browser in Visual Basic 2008.The videos begins with a simple web browser which consists of simple web components, a textbox and a go button. Pull the sides of the browser to stretch it and put in a listbox. Enlarge the listbox and use two buttons below the listbox. Enter the text for the buttons as "Enter current page" and "clear". Now go to selection explorer, double click "my project" and go to settings. Add a new setting called "Bookmarks"...

How To: Render a Star Wars light saber in Blender 2.5

This Blender 2.5 video tutorial tackles something that is on most people's "create -before-I-die" list, a Jedi light saber. This tutorial focuses in on the post-processing aspect by setting up a node network to create the effect of the glowing blade. Modeling is not covered in this tutorial. 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 s...

How To: Put text on a curve in Corel Draw X3

This Corel Draw vector graphics drawing software tutorial shows you how to type text along a curve. Specifically you will learn how to draw a curve, and get text to follow the curve as part of making scroll saw patterns. If you are a pattern maker or not, you can learn how easy it is to put text on a curve in Corel Draw X3 in this video.

How To: Unwrap UVs on a 3D human head model in Blender

In this tutorial, you'll see how to unwrap the UVs on a human head model in Blender (including the use of seams and pinning). 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: UV unwrap a full human body in Blender

In this Blender 2.5 video tutorial, you'll see how to UV unwrap a full, stylized female character. The tutorial covers creating seams, unwrapping, pinning and techniques to reduce stretching. 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, includi...

How To: Add music to video in Pinnacle Studio

If you've been looking for ways to add interest to your videos, this tutorial will teach you a very important lesson. Adding music will instantly make any video more interesting. The process is simpler than you would think. You will learn that you can add music from a CD or add SmartSound music. This tutorial specifically deals with adding SmartSound music. Learn how to choose sound clips from different genres and simply add the clips, either to play through the whole video or during a specif...

How To: Make animated pet dialogue using Crazy Talk software

In this video, we learn how to make an animated dialogue in CrazyTalk6. Once you are in CrazyTalk6, face fit your character then click on "script". You can re-name your characters as you wish. Once you have their names picked out, you can create a script for them. Press the red record button and record what you want the character to say and press "load". Then, choose what you want the facial features to look like. Load another script for the other animal and once you press play, you can see b...

How To: Set-up a password for your Microsoft Outlook email

This video demonstrates how to set up a password for Microsoft Outlook. Begin by opening up Microsoft Outlook. Next, go to "GO" and scroll down the "Folder List." Click on this. Then right click on "Personal Folder" and then on "Properties." Next, you will need to click "Advanced" then "Change Password." You will then type your old password. This is your default password for your email. Next type in your new password. You will need type it in twice, so make sure you type it in correctly in bo...

How To: Draw realistic graffiti on a wall in GIMP

This tutorial describes how to create a realistic graffiti effect in a program called GIMP. You must first make sure that you have the font "writers original" installed on your computer. If not, you must download it to create this graffiti effect. Simply open a brick background on GIMP and put whatever text you want to have. Enhance the text by creating multiple layers and create a multi-dimensional image by creating contrast among those layers. Lowering brightness opposite layers and changin...

How To: Create a 3D natural landscape in modo

See how to create a complete natural environment in modo. See how to add a simple river mesh and then use procedural shaders and complex modo shader layering system to create a procedural rock shader and a basic water material. We'll use adaptive microtriangle displacement and bump mapping to achieve final rock look. Lighting will be based on internal daylight/skylight system to use global illumination to achieve a more natural result. Create a 3D natural landscape in modo.

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