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How To : Create a Star Wars lightsaber in After Effects

This tutorial creates several authentic lightsaber effects. Kramer has created a simple technique to make sabers with a breeze. Create a Star Wars lightsaber in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Create Star Wars scrolling text in After Effects

This three part tutorial shows you how to use Photoshop to create Star Wars text and then make it scroll up like in the movie intro using After Effects. Part 1 of 3 - How to Create Star Wars scrolling text in After Effects. Part 2 of 3 - How to Create Star Wars scrolling text ...more

How To : Use Trapcode Starglow After Effects plugin

This software tutorial shows you how to use the Trapcode Starglow plugin for After Effects. Add Hollywood glamour to text or shapes with the fast-rendering Starglow plug-in. With multiple colors and point and shimmer controls, the star power is all at your fingertips. If you h ...more

News : SCORE With Tron-a-Sutra (NSFW)

Whoa. Look what we found in the mainframe. Let's say you're a 15-year-old boy nerd looking to SCORE. Real life experience has been... limited. (Ok, you're a virgin.) Lara Croft was inspired (nine years ago when you were six-years-old!). So, where are the sex-ed tutorials that ...more

How To : Key a green screen using After Effects

Green screens are clever devices that have saved movie studios millions of dollars in production fees because of their ability to let you tack on any background you desire digitally. Replicate the high-quality green screen keying used in many movies by watching this tutorial ...more

How To : Create force jump effects for your movies

How to make Jedi force jump effects as seen in the Star Wars movies for your own films using Effects Lab and Windows Movie Maker. Part 1 of 2 - How to Create force jump effects for your movies. Part 2 of 2 - How to Create force jump effects for your movies.

Friday Fresh : Make A Black Ops Penis Emblem & More

In every nerd, there is a 12-year-old boy just dying to get out. This week, we bring you the ultimate in indulging your inner kid. Make a penis card emblem in Call of Duty: Black Ops The ability to make your own player card emblems in Call of Duty: Black Ops has led to a bur ...more

How To : Build a lightsaber prop for film making

Backyard FX shows how to build a real lightsaber. Erik Beck unearths the original lightsaber blueprints from the special effects creator for Star Wars, and show you how to buy parts to a real lightsaber so you can have your own custom Star Wars weapon. In the test film you'll ...more

How To : Make lightsaber effects using after effects

Did you ever want to know how to create Star Wars style lightsaber effects for your own home videos? Youtube user Comphelper225 has a way make this little bit of movie magic come to life using Adobe After Effects. Once you have a video of yourself or a friend swinging a base f ...more

How To : Create an animated star field with Photoshop & AE

If you've ever wanted to quickly create a simple starfield (with a constellation) in Photoshop, here's how. This is part one, creating the source material for the After Effects project that follows in Part 2 ("Fish Star"). Part 1 of 2 - How to Create an animated star field wit ...more

How To : Create a comet/shooting star sing Photoshop CS4

There aren't any words in the silent instructional tutorial video, but if you watch carefully, you'll learn the exact steps necessary to create a phenomenal looking shooting star or comment with nice looking special effects that are achievable in Photoshop. First you'll select ...more

LEGO Star Wars : Bane of the Sith (trailer)

The effects in this brickfilm (or brick trailer) are awesome! I haven't watched the new Star Wars movies, so I don't know who Sith is, but I don't have to know the movies to enjoy this. In fact, I'd probably like this better anyway. Short and sweet.

How To : Create a 3D star in Illustrator

Do you have interest in creating 3D objects? Open illustrator and draw a star tool with gradient fill in it. Then go to effects>3D>Extrude/Bevel. Select preview to view the star in 3D while changing its settings. One can rotate the star in any angle as well as change the thick ...more

How To : Create a skybox or skydome in After Effects

In this week's podcast Creative Cow Leader Jerzy Drozda shows you how to create a Skybox, the illusion of distant or even infinite 3D surroundings - in this case, a star field. Create a skybox or skydome in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Create a modern bokeh effect in GIMP

In this video, we learn how to create a modern bokeh effect in GIMP. First, start a new image and then change it to the size that you want. From here, click on the paint can and then fill your box up with a color. Then, create a new layer and name it "bokeh background". Click ...more

News : Sun, Moon and Star School Spells

Hey wizards! I've compiled a list of all the Sun, Moon and Star spells you can learn, who to learn it from and what level is required to use it. Sorry, no pics. Scroll down to the bottom for links.Solar Spell List Enchantments Cloak - 0 pips Effect: Cloak a Ward or Charm Locat ...more

How To : Use your wii remote as a lightsaber

If you are a big star wars fan you will love this. Using your PC, turn your Wii controller into a light saber through sound effects. Become a Jedi all over again with these cool sound effects using the program WiiSaber Use your wii remote as a lightsaber. Click through to watc ...more

How To : Create sparkles in Illustrator

Want to create some cool effects in illustrator? Create a new layer. Draw the ellipse tool and add radial gradient, then go to transparency and select screen. Then create the star tool and deselect stroke. Drag and place the star shape on ellipse and group them. Then duplicate ...more

How To : Make a lightsaber in After Effects

This tutorial shows you the basics of how to make a Star Wars lightsaber in After Effects. Make sure to take good video footage of your fight scene to get the best results possible. Once you have your footage, all you need is After Effects to make the lightsaber effects.

How To : Force jump in After Effects

In this After Effects compositing tutorial you will learn how to make a force jump or a super jump. Make someone look like a super hero or Star Wars character jumping super far across your screen. All you need is some footage and After Effects and this tutorial.

How To : Get the best electric guitar tone

In these music lessons on video, learn what equipment you need to sound like a rock guitar hero. Get tips on what amplifiers to play through, like the classic Marshall JCM Series, and what electric guitar settings work best for that raunchy, crunchy rock or metal guitar tone. ...more

How To : Watch All the 2016 Oscar-Nominated Films Online

Even though the 88th Academy Awards have come and gone, there's a good chance you still haven't seen all the films that were nominated—or even those that won big. To help you play catch up, check out the links below to see all the places you can rent or buy 2016's Oscar-nomin ...more

How To : Add Life to Wallpapers with Filters & Effects

Live wallpapers have dipped in popularity lately, with many users favoring a single, static image as their home screen background. But this is generally due to still photos offering a more sophisticated look, while traditional live wallpapers can sometimes seem a little less a ...more

How To : Add Sound Effects to Your Snapchat Videos

Just recently, Snapchat decided to implement a feature that it had long been lacking—the ability to play music and record a video at the same time. For those of us that are jailbroken, we've had this feature for some time, but now that everyone has the ability, how should you ...more

How To : Send & Receive iMessages on Your Android Phone

One of Android's most glaring weaknesses is its lack of an iMessage equivalent. That is, of course, until now. There's one app that will allow Android users to experience iMessage on their non-Apple phone, complete with end-to-end encryption, message effects, and group messagi ...more

How To : Create a starry sky in Photoshop

The video is a Photoshop tutorial teaching how to create the starry sky effect, an effect that turn regular sky in a photo into a starry night sky using the Adobe Photoshop software. This effect is created by the use of Photoshop filters like noise, blur, levels and masking in ...more

How To : Use Knoll Light Factory Pro After Effects plugin

This software tutorial shows you how to use the Knoll Light Factory Pro plug-in for After Effects. Knoll Light Factory Pro is the industry's favorite tool for creating lens flares, sunsets, photon torpedoes, stars and other effects. It offers a custom lens editor, auto trackin ...more

How To : Create an extreme nose bleed trickle and gush

Here, we unveil a brand new type of BFX episode called "BFX On Location"! We've been invited by directors Giancarlo Fiorentini and Jonathan Grimm to create an extreme nose bleed effect for their film "The Old Man and the Seymour". This movie stars Streeter Seidell, Amir Blumen ...more

How To : Create a 1920's Old Hollywood chestnut bun

First things first: The chestnut bun does indeed resemble those round brown nuts you roast by the fire around Christmastime. Composed of a high ponytail that is wrapped inward on itself and pinned up for a fanned out A-line effect, the chestnut bun has been a popular celebrit ...more

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 ...more

How To : Recreate Freddy Krueger's burnt skin makeup

Okay you saw the super-detailed reproduction of Freddy Krueger's clawed glove, now complete the Freddy costume with this "burning" makeup tutorial. In celebration of the return of "A Nightmare On Elm Street", starring Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger, Indy Mogul's BFX brou ...more

How To : Build a jet pack movie prop

Remember the Rocketeer? The rocket jet pack that he wore? Jet packs are the coolest sci-fi props that haven't been perfected in "real life" yet. Almost, but not quite. For now, film rocket belts or rocket packs will do. Like in the Bond flick "Thunderball" and in the Star Wars ...more

How To : Build an Egyptian Pharaoh's room in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those dig ...more

How To : Make Money by Streaming Videos Online

Want to make money by streaming videos online? Here's three steps to success. Find Good Quality Websites to Submit Videos First and foremost, you need to do your research online and check out good quality streaming websites that have high traffic volumes each day, as well as ...more

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