There are definitely some great things about iOS 7, but like any good piece of software, it's got some things to kink out—and how wallpapers work seems to be one of the biggest issues, since it's so much different than in previous iOS versions. We've seen tons of questions po ...more
As an avid music fan, Spotify and Pandora only partially satisfy my needs on a day-to-day basis. When there's a certain obscure or underground band that I want to listen to, I'm relegated to using YouTube as my main music player source. While YouTube has an extraordinary coll ...more
Like most new things, the Start Screen in Windows 8 has its adorers and detractors, but either way you slice it—it's here to stay. I'm still getting used to the Start Screen, so I'm not sure if it's a love or hate feeling yet, but I do know one thing—I want my own background! ...more
When lending our iPhone to our kids, siblings or friends, it's not uncommon to have it returned with what seems like a million apps open in the background. What's worse is being too lazy to close all those open apps, in turn having our battery drain much faster than normal. Y ...more
I love YouTube for listening to music I don't already have on my phone or in my iTunes library, but there is one very simple thing that you think they would've figured out by now—the ability to have your video continue to play outside of the app! While I understand the point ...more
Windows 10 makes it a cinch to change the lock screen background: simply go to Setting -> Personalization -> Lock screen, then change the background to whatever you'd like. But, trying to change the login screen background—the screen where you enter your password—was a long, c ...more
Apple is extremely strict when it comes to modifying your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. For example, let's look at the dock on iOS 7 devices. You've only really got two options for the dock background, either the default frosty translucent one, or the dark gray version. That's ...more
YouTube is a great place for all your mainstream audio and video needs. But you can't simply plug in your headphones, choose a playlist, and put your phone back in your pocket without subscribing to YouTube Red, which costs $9.99/month for ad-free and background playback. If y ...more
How To : Use This Modded YouTube App to Download Videos & Enable Background Playback — No Root Needed
Recent launches of YouTube TV and YouTube Go created a bit of excitement on the web. Though the latter allows downloading, it doesn't allow background playback, as that would require a YouTube Red subscription for $10 a month. However, there's still a way to get both of these ...more
When you think about it, YouTube may actually have one of the largest music collections on the planet. This is why, at $10 per month, Google's new YouTube Music Key subscription is a solid value for many users, especially with its inclusion of Google Play Music. But a new And ...more
Learn how to utilize Adobe Photoshop CS5's new content-aware fill feature to remove and replace existing backgrounds within your digital images. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or a seasoned graphic design professional just looking to better acquai ...more
While there are many customization options available for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, they aren't always easy. The large selection of custom ROMs and difficulty implementing certain hacks and mods can be a nightmare for anyone not well versed in all things Android. But the good ...more
If you have the Xposed Framework installed, there's a module that lets you enable background playback in Android's YouTube app without buying a YouTube Red subscription. But Xposed is not available on many devices—particularly those running Android Nougat—so this isn't an opti ...more
Use the pen tool and layer masks in Photoshop to isolate an object so you can change the background.
Google debuted YouTube Music Key in November, and for $10 a month, this essentially turned YouTube into a music streaming service. With ad-free music videos and background audio playback, YouTube serves as a viable alternative to Spotify or Pandora for Music Key subscribers. ...more
If your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has been feeling sluggish lately, or you've noticed the battery not lasting as long as usual, the problem could be that you have too many applications running in the background. Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook, among other apps, like to run per ...more
How To : Remove the Grassy Background on Your Galaxy S5’s Stock Weather Widget to See More Wallpaper
The weather widget on the main home screen of a fresh-out-of-the-box Galaxy S5 is meant to show off the screen. Super-high contrast and crisp definition on the individual blades of grass in the background let you know that the phone you're holding has one helluva display. But ...more
We recently showed you YouTube's new music streaming service, YouTube Music Key, with it's promise of ad-free music complete with background listening and offline play. Well, if you check your YouTube app, there's a good chance that Google flipped on the service for you. Activ ...more
Why do passport photos and driver's license pictures always get a bad rep? Well, other than the lighting being atrocious and the photographers being underpaid civil servants, bad photos usually result from bad backgrounds. Switch your plain white stand-in background for a mor ...more
Watch this video to learn how to draw backgrounds for anime and manga. "Miki Falls" manga creator Mark Crilley presents a tutorial on how to draw and color backgrounds for a manga-style illustration. The emphasis is on using color and linework to create the illusion of depth.
This is how to make a DIY aquarium or fish tank background. Some people's methods may differ from these, but this is the easiest, most inexpensive way. You may want to listen to the Incubus song "The Warmth" while you are doing it. (Wait--is that Brandon Boyd?)
Over the years, we've covered many different methods for enabling background playback for YouTube videos on Android, but none have ever been as easy as this: Simply watch the videos with Firefox for Android, and they'll continue playing when you leave the app. Don't Miss: 20 ...more
The Xbox One is pinning its success on the fact that is much more than just a video game console. Microsoft is looking for the Xbox One to become the centerpiece for family entertainment, which is why they included features like multitasking, TV controls, and apps. These app, ...more
The Chroma Key tool is a useful function in Adobe Photoshop which can let you select, group and otherwise work with colors when retourching a Photoshop image. This tutorial also shows you how to work with hair while trying to key out your background.
In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to delete the background of an image in Adobe Photoshop CS3.
If you want a more personalized iPhone, then one of the easiest things you can do is change your background them. This video walks you through the steps to customize your Apple iPhone's background theme. First thing you will need to do is open up Cydia and search for "WinterBo ...more
One of the very first Photoshop skills we learned in my tenth grade photojournalism class was cropping the background out of images. I hated it. It was extremely time consuming, and the magnetic lasso tool never seemed to want to cooperate with me. Nearly a decade later, the ...more
The inclusion of the parallax effect caused a shitstorm amongst iPhone users when it was released in iOS 7, especially when it came to creating custom wallpapers. It was hard to control, and even disabling it didn't fully get rid of it, making it one of the most hated new feat ...more
Looking for a guide on how to quickly extract a person or thing set against a white background with Adobe Photoshop CS5? This clip will teach you what you need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looki ...more
An app can request a wakelock to prevent your Android device from entering sleep mode so that it can sync data in the background. This obviously drains your battery, because instead of running in low-power sleep mode, your processor is fully activated while it performs its tas ...more
In this video, you'll learn how to extract a person or object from the background when working with photographs in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features ...more
Once you've learned to draw sculptural forms in perspective you will naturally want to begin placing several objects within a common space. You would like to draw a background. The trouble is, when drawing in perspective, there is no flat background. It helps to map out the sp ...more
If you don't like the background image on your Samsung Galaxy Tab homescreen, it's easy to switch it out with another picture. To change the background wallpaper on this Android device, simply go to MENU < WALLPAPER < WALLPAPER GALLERY and find the one you want. Click SET WALL ...more
All of us know by now that the pictures you see of actresses and models in magazines have been doctored beyond belief. After the initial photo shoot, retouchers quickly work their magic with thigh chub resizing (only in Photoshop do women not have cellulite), wrinkle reducing, ...more
Hey guys, I am back this time with a small trick. Many of us do not like the old background in GRUB BOOT LOADER, you might be using kali linux or any other linux and using GRUB BOOT LOADER then this is for you. Step 1: Navigating to the Folder First of all,open root directo ...more
In this video, we learn how to use the desktop/SMS background app on the iPhone. First, you will go to your photos and then go to any photo you want. Then, press the box to use as wallpaper. From here, you will see a left "i" and a right one. Choose which one you want for your ...more
Need to shoot a product with a white background? Well, taking photos with a white backdrop can be tricky if your subject is white also. Watch this behind the scenes photography video to see how to photograph a white product with a white background. This style of shoot is quite ...more
Want to add a studio portrait background to a photo after the fact? With Adobe Photoshop, it's easy. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from t ...more
Bill Myers shows how to quickly extract an image and paste it on a transparent background in Photoshop Elements. Find more videos and more info like this at my site at http://www.bmyers.com This is useful when creating overlay graphics in video production.
YouTube is so famous it needs no introduction, but its mischievous clone, YouTube++, sure does. The latter's been tweaked to include hacks not found in the regular version, including background playback, ad blocking, and the ability to download videos directly onto your iPhone ...more
Until recently, Firefox had the ability to continue playing YouTube videos in the background after minimizing the browser. It worked great as a YouTube Red alternative, but unfortunately, Mozilla removed this feature after some pushback from Google. Thankfully, there's a way t ...more
Android's main UI is looking so good these days that you hardly ever see developers spend time creating themes anymore. But even with the beauty of Material Design working in our favor now, there's always room for improvement, right? Recently, developer Thunder07 created an X ...more
Pitch perfect magazine photos don't just happen - they're made. Even the most beautiful model in the world needs airbrushing on her abs to soften them, undereye concealing, and shadow reduction. And backgrounds are often added in digitally if the current one doesn't work. Lea ...more
This software tutorial shows you how to create an awesome background of your own design for your YouTube channel in Photoshp. The tutorial tells you to start with a template provided below, and adjust it as you see fit in Photoshop, then upload it to the internet with justuplo ...more
Texting something as simple as "What up, bruh?" can be transformed into something way more baller by adding emojis, emoticons, GIFs, and textspeak. Some people would even argue that texting is a form of art, similar to Shakespearean sonnets, but it still has a ways to go if yo ...more
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to add background music to videos in iMovie '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto makes ma ...more
Want to change the color of your Google browser window? Learn how you can alter the colors of your Google background.
If you're doing any type of compositing that includes live footage, there's a good chance you have a blue or green screen background that needs to be removed. This tutorial shows you just how to key out footage using Adobe Premiere Pro. Make sure you click on "video tutorial s ...more
In this clip, you will see how to create a cool parallax effect with some CSS and images. Whether you're using a fancy WYSIWYG (or what-you-see-is-what-you-get) page editor like Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 or a barebones text editor like Notepad, if you want to build websites, you'l ...more
Apple's implementation of blurred backgrounds was met with mixed reception in concurrence with iOS 7's release. Some viewed the design as rather dull and headache-inducing, while others like myself enjoyed it because the translucency created a more focused and noticeable foreg ...more
In this C4D-user's guide, you'll learn how to apply a 2D bitmap file as a background in Cinema 4D. Whether you're new to MAXON's popular 3D modeling application or are just looking to get better acquainted with Cinema 4D and its various features and functions, you're sure to e ...more
Put your character or subject in a new picture by changing the background in Photoshop. Not sure how to do this? Watch this tutorial and learn how to remove or delete the background from an image in Photoshop CS3. You will also learn how to feather the edges of your subject sl ...more
How To : Android 8.1 Oreo Lets You Hide 'Running in the Background' & 'Drawing Over Other Apps' Notifications
One of Android 8.0's central themes was battery improvements. Google implemented background restrictions and a few other under-the-hood changes, but the biggest battery-saving measure was almost user-hostile: A static notification that tells you when any of your apps are runni ...more
Searching for a primer on how to extract a foreground object in Adobe Photoshop CS5? This clip will teach you what you need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with ...more
See how to add an image to your opening or closing credits with Sony Vegas Movie Studio or Sony Vegas Pro. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, y ...more
Pixlr.com is a free image editor, but how can you save your image with a transparent background? This is a quick tutorial that shows you how to save your image file as a .png, which will retain all the data you need.
How To : Save Battery & Data When Streaming YouTube Videos in the Background on Your Samsung Galaxy S4
YouTube may have started out as a video-sharing site, but these days a lot of people use it as a source for music. When I'm browsing the internet on my desktop, I usually have a YouTube tab open in the background playing some music. Unfortunately this isn't something you can ...more
The Galaxy S5's screen is truly a feat of modern technology. It uses what is known as an AMOLED display—an acronym for Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emmitting Diode. In short, this technology means that every individual pixel on your phone's screen emits its own light. This is a ...more
The background track feature in iMovie '08 makes it a no-brainer to add background music to your movie and it will even crossfade multiple songs or pieces automatically. This feature is similar to working with audio clips, but works more specifically as background audio.
Introducing a new script from the notorious pirate, Dr. Brown! This Photoshop tutorial shows you how to use Dr. Brown's Background Remover Photoshop script. Discover amazing video compositing treasures when you use this script to remove a selected background color. Beware mati ...more