Brush Texture

How To : Make a custom brush texture in Fireworks 8

In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to add a custom texture. You can use bitmap files from Fireworks and other applications as textures. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need ...more

How To : Create a warm, grungy background in Photoshop

Learn how to create a warm, grungy background in Photoshop. - Open up a brand new document at 1280 x 720. - Fill the document with a muddy brown color. - Using the elliptical tool, creates a shape in the center. - Go to Layer -> Adjustment layers -> Levels and click okay. - G ...more

How To : Create a soothing pastoral scene 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 : Create an old rusty control panel 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 : 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 : Clean vulcanized shoes

In this video, Jeff shows how to frugally clean your vulcanized shoes. You need a water bottle with a tablespoon of non-bleach detergent, a pencil with a clean eraser, an old toothbrush, a cloth and some paper towels. First, wipe the shoes clean by pouring the detergent soluti ...more

How To : Make a Cricut sunflower card

In order to make a Cricut Sunflower card, you will need the following: card stock, Walk in My Garden Cartridge, ribbon, decorative paper, chalk, scissors, 2-sided tape, an ink stamp pad, adhesive, and pop dots. On page 100, in the Walk in My Garden Cartridge, you'll find the ...more

How To : Draw a Star Wars poster with colored pencils

As artist Matt Busch completes drawing the 30th Anniversary STAR WARS poster, you'll see great tips on how to render color, texture, and details with colored pencils you can't otherwise get with a brush. Learn how to draw Star Wars with this instructional art technique video.

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 : Turn images into watercolor paintings 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 : Simulate a watercolor painting in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse shows you how to simulate a watercolor painting on Photoshop. With this you can take any photo and make it look like it was a water color painting. Take any photo and then duplicate the layer 3 times including original. Focus on the first layer go to cut out. ...more

How To : Style your hair like Zac Efron

This how to video shows you how to style your hair like Zac Efron with American Crew molding clay. You will need the clay mentioned and a brush. First, comb your hair so that you have side swept bangs. Use a straightening iron on your hair if it is very curly and textured. Nex ...more

How To : Patch stucco with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to patch stucco. Steps: 1 Scrape loose, blistered stucco from the wall with a 4-inch drywall knife. 2 Clean away loose grit and dust from the wall with a wire brush. 3 Create stucco by mixing three parts sand, one part Portlan ...more

How To : Make Coffee Cake with Chef Hubert Keller

Watch Chef Hubert Keller whip up a coffee cake that will fill your house and taste buds with the comforting aromas and flavors of cinnamon and sugar. Ingredients 1 package dry yeast 3 tablespoons sugar 1/3 cup warm water 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup cold milk 1 large egg 1-1/2 ...more

How To : Make a simple cheese and onion pie

In this edition of Titli's Busy Kitchen, Titli Nihaan shows us how to make a cheese and onion pie. This is a great comfort food and it's really quick and easy to make. Here's what you'll need: 400 grams sliced onions, 400 grams grated cheese, 500 grams of pastry (we're using r ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 2: Painting

Whereas yesterday's segment of Making Art on Your iOS Device focused on the technical elements of drawing from life, today we enter the painterly realm of David Hockney and Jorge Colombo. The apps below can be categorized under "painting"—or more accurately, the digital creat ...more

How To : Understand artist tools for painting

In this tutorial, we learn how to understand artist tools for painting. The first tool is plastic, which can be use for great textures on the painting. Cheap brushes are great for painting in big spaces and fan brushes are great for painting wider widths. A badger hair brush w ...more

How To : Fix a small hole in your drywall

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to fix a small hole in your drywall. This video is from www.fixitfromhome.com. The cheapest way to fill a hole is to get some dry wall compound, a plastic knife, sponge and a small brush. Take a little bit of the compound ...more

How To : Use the eraser tool in modo 201

This is a short clip examining the use of the Eraser tool for 2D and 3D painting in modo 201 and higher. The eraser tool will erase pixels from the currently selected texture map on a modo model according to the currently selected brush. Choose the size brush you need and simp ...more

How To : Oil paint desserts with Hall Groat

In this tutorial, we learn how to oil paint desserts with Hall Groat. You can take a brush to create different textures on the painting. When painting bread, this can show the fluffy texture of it, which looks amazing! In this video, Hal is painting a peanut butter and jelly s ...more

How To : Create a warm grunge background in Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a warm grunge background in Photoshop. First, create a large circle on a burnt orange background in Photoshop. Now, go to layer, adjustment layer, then levels. Hit "ok" then the level's adjustment layer will be masked. Now, go grab the ...more

How To : Paint miniatures by dry brushing

Watch this instructional video to begin painting miniatures with dry brush techniques. Dry brushing can create realistic weathered textures on dioramas, war game terrain, architectural models and model railroads.

How To : Paint digital paintings in Photoshop

If you are looking to improve your Photoshop skills by learning how to digital paint in it, this video shows you how to do it. To do this, open a new Photoshop canvas and select your brush to paint with. In this example the author shows how to paint a pear for demonstration pu ...more

How To : Create a quick grunge effect in Photoshop CS3

Here is another cool photo manipulation you can do using Photoshop CS3. You can take a normal photo you’ve taken and really make it look unique by giving it harder edges and some more texture to the shot. Mix up your photos with this effect. To start, open a texture photo. Go ...more

How To : Make a mini polymer clay waffle for a dollhouse

Garden of Imagination demonstrates how to make miniature blueberry polymer clay waffles for use in a doll house. Starting with a small ball of either ecru-colored clay, or pearl-white, you can blend in tiny black glass pebbles to resemble blueberries or raisins. The ball is th ...more

How To : Paint texture wrinkles on a Chinese landscape

Start with a fresh piece of rice drawing paper, and then follow the steps shown in the video to make your own brush drawing of a Chinese landscape. This tutorial focuses on adding texture wrinkles to the sides of rocks or cliff faces. Part 1 of 2 - How to Paint texture wrinkle ...more

How To : Make a Zac Efron hairstyle

In this video, we learn how to get a hairstyle like Zac Efron with Dean Banowetz. To do this, you want to take a guy with a full head of hair brushed forward. First, take a big chunk of hair and twist it. Next, cut the hair upwards while splitting it. This will give your hair ...more

How To : Remove pimples and wrinkles in Photoshop

This video in the Software category will show you how to remove pimples and wrinkles in Photoshop. Yanik from Yanik’s photo school presents this video. Select the photo you want to work on. First you duplicate the layer by ctrl+J or select from the dropdown menu. You start off ...more

How To : Make a steampunk bunny

This video teaches you how to make a steampunk bunny. You want to start off by making a blob with a fairly light color. Then you want to use a sharp stainless steel tool to create a round head. Make sure to make the head of the bunny is forwarded a little bit so that it looks ...more

How To : Create a watercolor technique with ink pads

This how-to video demonstrates the right skills for stamping with a watercolor technique. You will need non-running inks to stamp the initial image, a specialty brush pen, and watercolor paper. This watercolor effect is pretty, and can add some different texture to your stampe ...more

How To : Trim Hakeme tea bowls with Simon Leach

Watch this instructional video with ceramics expert Simon Leach to learn how to trim and glaze Hakeme tea bowls. Leach uses a groggy, toothy clay which contains high iron content. He then adds a white clay slip with Hakeme grass brushes, which provides a thin layer of natural ...more

How To : Use curling tongs

This video shows how to create consistent, smooth curls on any texture or length hair. Also, learn how to make a variety of curled styles, whether you like tight ringlets or loose waves, you'll find the look for you. All you need are curling tongs, a brush, and a blowdryer. Us ...more

How To : Paint with watercolors

Have some spare time and looking to pick up a new skill? Learn how to paint with watercolors in this tutorial. Watercolor painting is a great medium for all skill levels. You Will Need: • Watercolor paints • Paper • Tape • Pencils • A water cup • A number 10 or 12 brush • A p ...more

How To : Use the level editor in Unreal Tournament 3

This video series shows you the basics of how to use the level editor in Unreal Tournament 3. Starting with an intro, first level, viewports, BSP brushes, level design, static meshes - inner and outer, basic textures, lighting and ending with a conclusion. Part 1 of 10 - How t ...more

How To : Buy a wig or hair piece and look stylish

If you have thinning or short hair and are looking for a change, you may want to try a wig. There are many types of wigs today, different styles made up of different materials. Watch this video to find out information on buying a wig or hair piece so that you don't wind up loo ...more

How To : Tease your hair

Get that extra oomph in your hair by teasing it! Teasing your hair will allow you to poof it up a little bit for styling purposes. Teasing, backcombing, or ratting: however you say it, big hair is back in a big way. Learn how you can pump up the volume. Step 1: Straighten ha ...more

How To : Make homemade biscuits

What's better than a biscuit hot from the oven? Make a batch tonight with this easy recipe. You Will Need * 3 c. all-purpose flour * 1½ tbsp. sugar * 1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. baking powder * ½ tbsp. salt * ½ tsp. baking soda * 1½ sticks chilled unsalted butter, cut into ¼-inch piec ...more

How To : Make rock salt animals with your kids

In this video, we learn how to make rock salt animals with your kids. You can use any kind of animal including a snake or alligator. To start, cut out the shape on a piece of white construction paper. After this, you will need to mix up some water color in a shallow dish. You ...more

How To : Get sexy sleek straight hair

In order to create sexy sleek straight hair, you will need the following: clips/hair ties, heat protective spray, shine spray, a flat iron, and wax or hair balm. Spray the hair with heat protecting spray and shine spray. Don't be stingy with the spray. Coat the hair well. Bru ...more

How To : Rock an emo hairstyle

In this tutorial, we learn how to rock an emo hairstyle. First, blow dry your hair with a round brush, then place the top section down and to the side of your hair. Next, take small sections and spray your hair with heat protector. Now, straighten your hair in each of the diff ...more

How To : Transform hair from frizzy to smooth

Do you watch women with sleek and shiny hair with envy? Now you can transform your frizzy hair into a silky smooth style. This isn't magic and does take a little more time than toweling dry. But with a few products, a blow-dryer and a little extra time in the morning you can a ...more

How To : Apply old age makeup for costume or theater

Apply foundation in a shade close to your natural skin color or slightly darker. Make sure it is even and smooth. It is very important to remember when sculpting your face with makeup that highlight creates the illusion of an area coming out, while shadow causes it to recede. ...more

How To : Do simple bonsai styling

Graham Potter of Kaizen Bonsai shows Bonsai beginners how to make interesting trees from relatively available materials. He first details the history of the specific tree he will be working on. He points out that this specific specimen has small, compact foliage, branches that ...more

How To : Get retro loose waves like a Hollywood pin-up

*Iris is out there to demonstrate how to use the flat iron to get the waves in your hair *She is going to show how to get the Hollywood style waves in your hair. Getting started:- *Firstly by using a flat iron it makes it easier to lock down the hair from one end and using ...more

How To : Cover a cake in minutes

Kate Hemmings on The Crafts Channel shows that covering a cake isn't as tricky as you may think. You will need a type of icing that rolls out, such as fondant icing. Ideally, you will want to have fondant icing with glycerine, and so the Pettinice brand is excellent in this ca ...more

How To : Make a pisco sour mixed drink

Learn how to make a pisco sour mixed drink. It’s time to brush up on your Spanish, because Peru’s delicious national drink commands mucho respect. You Will Need * A martini glass * Ice * 1 oz lemon juice * 1 oz simple syrup * A cocktail shaker * 1 oz Pisco brandy * 1 oz egg ...more

How To : Create a textured face in 3ds Max 8

This is a three-part 3ds max video tutorial that takes a look at using reference photos for creating a head texture. If you have photographs that can work, there really isn't any reason not to use them since they can often provide plenty of subtle details that would be very ti ...more

Mineral Makeup : How to Choose It and Use It!

What's so great about Mineral Makeup anyway? Mineral Makeup is by nature, a long-wear, water-resistant product. This means less touch-ups and lasting coverage-even in the summer! High quality minerals are lightweight, inorganic and non-comedgenic. "Inorganic" means that bacter ...more

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