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How To : Change light bulbs in your automobile

There are dozens of light bulbs on your vehicle, illuminating everything to the road in front to the license plate in the rear, and for all of the modern technologies given us, most automotive bulbs are essentially the same as on out grandfather's car. So, it's no wonder why b ...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 : Dive into new features of Photoshop CS4

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 : Take Better Photos Without a Better Camera

Taking great photos doesn’t mean you have to invest in an expensive camera. By learning a little bit about photography and the camera you have, you can use a simple point-and-shoot to capture amazing pictures. Try out these tips to begin! 1. Take the time to learn your camera ...more

How To : Change image quality options on the Canon EOS 7D

You want the best quality photos you can get, and the Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera makes perfecting your pictures easy. There is a range of technologies to enhance image quality. This video shows you the many options you can use. Image Quality Options: • Fine-tune the came ...more

How To : Operate the Nikon D3 digital camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D3. This Nikon D3 video tutorial demonstrates how to use the highlighting features, the taking pictures in mode P, the playback and deletion, the ISO sensitivity, the auto ISO ...more

How To : Enhance dark photos in iPhoto '08

This tutorial shows you two examples of how to improve a dark or low-light photo. This video covers the auto Enhance feature, retouch brush tool, Effects menu (Edge Blur) and the Adjust menu (Reduce Noise).

How To : Fix Blurry Photos in Photoshop

It's very easy to get a slightly blurry photograph due to a moving subject, camera shake, or just an incorrect auto-focus, but you don’t have to let that ruin an otherwise terrific picture. All it takes is a little finesse in Photoshop or another photo editing software. This g ...more

How To : Read a tire sidewall

In this Autos, Motorcycles & Planes video tutorial you will learn how to Read a tire sidewall. By understanding the information on the tire sidewall, you will come to know what is the tire size, speed rating and when it was manufactured. First look for a combination of letters ...more

How To : Use auto climate controls on a 2010 Toyota 4Runner

On 4Runners equipped with the automatic climate control system, the left and right hand knobs control the temperature settings for the driver's side and passenger's side. To use it, switch on auto mode by pressing the ‘auto’ switch on the left hand knob so the amber light is i ...more

How To : Simply use a flash on a Nikon DSLR

There are a lot of things that a flash can do for you when you are taking pictures. It can be used to fill shadows, light up subjects, and much more. The video demonstrates the various tilt and pan settings that the flash can be used in for bouncing light in various circumstan ...more

How To : Replace the burned out headlights in your car

In this Autos, Motorcycles & Planes video tutorial Tool Dude Tony will show you how to replace the burned out headlights in your car. It’s pretty simple. Open the hood. Then pull out the electrical connector by pressing down on the locking mechanism and pulling it straight bac ...more

How To : Color correct in Photoshop to compensate for bad light

Once you've adjusted the levels of a photo, the next thing you want to do is color correct. The Photoshop techniques used here compensate for bad AWB (auto white balance) settings on point and shoot cameras, or in situations where you had less than ideal light.

How To : Read trouble codes in your automobile

You may have seen a "check engine" sign on your car's dashboard when driving your vehicle. Maybe "service engine soon," or just "check". What does this mean if the alarm won't turn off, or comes on when you're driving? Find out in this automotive video tutorial how to read tho ...more

How To : Adjust the interior lights in a 2010 Prius

In this video, we learn how to adjust the interior lights in a 2010 Prius. To adjust the intensity of lights, rotate the thumb wheel that is left to the steering wheel. Rotating up increases the intensity of the lights. Rotating downwards dims the instrument panel lights. Ther ...more

How To : Use LightScribe with a Nimbie NB11 disc burner

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to light-scribe with a Nimbie BB11 disc burner. This device is an auto disc loading system that allows the user to light-scribe multiple disc without manually inserting them one-by-one. Simply load the disc into the machine with the la ...more

How To : Use the Nikon SU-800 Commander

This video tutorial is going to show you how to use the Nikon SU-800 Commander speed light. It requires only one 123A 3V Lithium Battery. A tiny switch allows you to switch between close-up. Another flash can be connected to it by a long cord. SEL button allows you to select. ...more

How To : Change spark plugs on your automobile

Spark plugs have been and probably always will be an integral part of your car, so you should consider it an essential (read: necessary) automobile maintenance skill to know how to take out old ones and install new ones. And no, we promise you won't be lit up like a Christmas ...more

How To : Test the ignition system of your automobile

See how to test the ignition system of your automobile. This automotive video tutorial contains basic testing procedure using an automotive test light as the detection tool. The test light will not be harmed during this procedure do to the low amperage of the system. This is ...more

HowTo : LED Your Sneakers for Safe Night Jogging

Jogging at night is risky, but with these LED sneakers, the odds of getting hit are drastically reduced. Creator Will Cruz wants you to be safe, so he has generously shared full instructions for making your own light up kicks. Previously, HowTo: Auto-Lace Your Kicks.

How To : Use auto exposure on a video camera

Want to move quickly from indoor to outdoor shooting environments without having to futz with the manual controls on your video camera to adjust for the disparate light levels? If so, you should give your camera's automatic exposure feature a whirl. For more information on usi ...more

How To : Add dramatic color to images in Photoshop

Tutvid shows you how to add flare and dramatic color to your raw camera images (usually the format of a DSLR). In a step-by-step guide with narration, Tutvid takes you through the process of using CameraRaw (used as an extension of Photoshop but never really brings it in photo ...more

How To : Scan your automobile for diagnostic trouble codes

Watch this automotive video tutorial to see how to scan your automobile for diagnostic trouble codes. If you see a "check engine" or a "service engine soon" light in your instrument cluster; your car has stored a diagnostic trouble code. This means the computer system on your ...more

News : Minecraft, Meet Terraria

Minecraft was first released just a few years ago, but when a paradigm-shifting piece of media comes along the rest of the world is quick to take inspiration from it. The absolutely terrible XBLA knock-off FortressCraft was the first, and last month a much more interesting gam ...more

How To : Heat shrink metal with oxy/acetylene

This video tutorial is in the Autos, Motorcycles & Planes category which will show you how to heat shrink metal with oxy/acetylene. A stud nail gun or a heat inductor may also be used for heat shrinking. Metal popping in and out is called oil can effect, which is caused by str ...more

Minecraft : Musical Wonderland

Have you ever wanted to ride a rollercoaster while listening to Lady Gaga? Or have the Star Wars theme auto-play when you enter your house? You can with Minecraft. Search Youtube for a popular song + Minecraft, and chances are there will be a video for it! Minecraft gives pla ...more

How To : Create an ocean in 3ds Max

how to create an Ocean in 3DS Max Your tutor, Dave will show you how to build animated water with 3ds Max in the tutorial video. This method does not require expensive plug-in. First select a plane from your screen, then drag it to top view. Rotate the plane so the square edg ...more

How To : Speed up a Windows XP PC with TweakUI

Firstly download the TweakUI into your computer, which is free. Fire up TweakUI and click on menu "Explorer", uncheck menus: "Allow help on start menu"; "Allow log off on start menu" and so on play with the settings however you like. And select "Light arrow", next click on "Th ...more

How To : Properly focus your video camera

This video shows you how to properly focus your video camera. Usually cameras have two focusing modes, manual and automatic. Despite the sophistication of modern cameras and their auto focusing modes, manual focusing still gives the person operating the camera the most control ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/30 - 12/06)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: Create a redstone calculator in Min ...more

Photoshop Project : How to Use Layers Creatively

Difficulty Level: Moderate Photoshop Skills Photoshop isn't just for zapping zits and adding freaky colors to sunset pictures! You can use it for fun, altered-reality pictures, too. If you have a tripod and some friends, you can combine many exposures as separate layers and u ...more

News : A Glossary of Essential Photoshop Tools for Beginners

So, you just bought Photoshop. It's time to familiarize yourself with the rudimentary tools. Let's start at the very beginning! File: That’s your picture! It’s called a file because that’s how it exists in the digital world, as a file on your CF card, your flash drive, your h ...more

Friday Fresh : Create an Auto G-Spot and More

Every day of the week, WonderHowTo curators are hard at work, scouring the web for the greatest and most inspiring how-to videos. Every Friday, we'll highlight our favorite finds. Make your own G-spot & protect your car It's not what you think. The G-spot here does not refer ...more

News : Color Correct in Camera w/ Shane Hurlbut, ASC

Color Correction: Put Your Best Foot Forward via Hurlbut Visuals My first experience with the 5D DI color correction was for the Terminator Webisodes produced by the Bandito Brothers through Wonderland Sound and Vision.  McG asked me to be the Director/Cameraman for these al ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : React when the oil light is on

It might seem like an inconvenience but it is important to take the time to find out what has caused your oil light to come one in your car. You may just be low on oil or you may have a more serious problem but ignoring the warning will only lead to further damage. When the o ...more

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