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Hack Like a Pro : How to Create a Smartphone Pentesting Lab

Welcome back, my novice hackers! More and more, the world is turning to and adopting the smartphone platform as the digital device of choice. People are not only using smartphones for voice communication, but also web services, email, SMS, chatting, social networking, photogr ...more

Hack Like a Pro : How to Create a Virtual Hacking Lab

Welcome back, my amateur hackers! Many of you here are new to hacking. If so, I strongly recommend that each of you set up a "laboratory" to practice your hacks. Just like any discipline, you need to practice, practice, and practice some more before you take it out to the rea ...more

How To : Create the Ken Burns Effect in Final Cut Pro

In this video, Israel Hyman demonstrates the “Ken Burns Effect.” Using this technique, you can use still photos to add interesting effects to your videos. It’s dead simple to do in iMovie, but Final Cut Pro works just as well!

How To : Create a split screen effect in Adobe Premiere Pro

Want to show two separate scenes at once? Learn how to create a split screen effect in Adobe Premiere Pro. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various feature ...more

How To : Create and edit credit rolls in Sony Vegas Pro

In this clip, you'll learn how to create and apply credit rolls to your movies in 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 ...more

How To : Create a film burn effect using Premiere Pro

Film burn was really annoying all those years ago when we used to have actual film and it used to actually burn. Now its acquired chic status, and people want it to add it to their digital films. This video will teach you how to create film burn effects using the Adobe Premier ...more

How To : Create 3D moving titles using Adobe Premiere Pro

Creating really cool titles is a big part of making a web video that will hook viewers. They make the whole work seem much more professional before the viewer watches a second of actual film. This video will teach you how to create cool 3D titles using the Adobe Premiere Pro v ...more

How To : Create a cool time lapse effect on Final Cut Pro

You know those scenes in movies where we see time go by over a single shot? The same image goes from day to night and back again? In this tutorial, learn how to create this great film effect using Final Cut Pro. This video will show you all of the steps you need to know and yo ...more

How To : Create an old TV effect in Premiere Pro CS3

Old TV's were not famous for their high-fidelity color, but the brown-saturated look they made standard now evokes a lot of nostalgia among viewers. Because of this, it may behoove you, the filmmaker, to know how to simulate that color effect without having to actually use cra ...more

How To : Create hand-written text in Premiere Pro CS3

Jeff Schell demonstrates how to use the Write-On video effect in Adobe Premiere Pro CS3 to create the illusion of text being "hand written" on the screen, one letter at a time. The key to this effect is animating the position of the Write-On effect, by creating keyframes in th ...more

How To : Create a basic slide show in Final Cut Pro

If you're just getting started with Final Cut Pro, you probably didn't know that you can also make slideshows with it. Crazy right? And it's actually easier than you think! In this video you'll learn how to start a session in Final Cut Pro to begin your slide show and walks yo ...more

How To : Create the Pleasantville effect in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create the Pleasantville effect in Final Cut Pro. To create the Pleasantville color effect, you'll need to pick one very distinct color and use the Color Corrector 3-Way video filter. Let the Final Cut K ...more

How To : Create a spotlight effect in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create a spotlight effect in Final Cut Pro. To create a spotlight effect, just drag your photo of choice into the timeline, set and in and out point, go to video generators, and use the slug. Then press ...more

How To : Create a spinning newspaper in Premiere Pro CS3

Jeff Schell shows you how to create a spinning headline or front page of a newspaper. You'll see how easy it is to build this special effect for any type of image or clip using a pair of rotation keyframes and scale keyframes, and by specifying your keyframes in reverse order.

How To : Create a karaoke-style video in Sony Vegas Pro

In this video clip, you'll learn how to create a karaoke video in Sony Vegas Pro. Whether you're new to Sony's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure ...more

How To : Create interactive PDF forms in Acrobat Pro

Dave Cross developed an interactive PDF for people planning to attend Photoshop World in Las Vegas this September. In this tutorial, he breaks down how he used Acrobat Pro tools, like combo box, to create the form. You can take the Photoshop World example and apply it to your ...more

How To : Create a promo in After Effects

In this After Effects tutorial, Creative Cow Contributing Editor Eran Stern takes you behind the scenes and show you how he created the background animation for his DVD Promo using Trapcode 3D Stroke and Shine. Part two continues to show you how he designed the 3D Titles for h ...more

How To : Create beats with Logic 8 Pro

Create funky beats in the same program used by Dr. Dre and Kanye West. Learn how to use Logic Pro 8 software to make music in this free music production tool from a professional audio engineer. Part 1 of 16 - How to Create beats with Logic 8 Pro. Create beats with Logic 8 Pro ...more

How To : Create a light saber effect in Sony Vegas Pro

Even with so many awesome real life weapons out there that wreak jaw-dropping damage and explosions, boys and men everywhere still grovel at the feet of lightsabers, that mystal (and unfortunately made up) weapon touted by Jedi in the "Star Wars" movies. If you've never outgr ...more

How To : Create that 'bad TV' look with Final Cut Pro

Creating that 'bad TV' look has never been easier with Final Cut Pro. Stephen Smith will show you how to create this spectacular effect using tools already provided by FCP. Learn how to make your video transition in from noise, animate a TV roll, and duplicate the "turning off ...more

How To : Create titles & lower thirds in Final Cut Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to add text and titles to videos using Final Cut Pro. First, place a time line play head where you want the text to appear. Move the mouse to the lower right corner of the viewer window and click the add text pop up menu. Select text an ...more

How To : Create a realistic page turn in Final Cut Pro

This tutorial will give you some pointers on how to achieve a more realistic page turn in Final Cut Pro. Stephen Smith examines the classic tale of how a page peel can be transformed into a realistic player in the video effects world. With a little extra work, your results can ...more

How To : Create a teleportation effect in Sony Vegas Pro 9

This quick Sony Vegas user's guide presents an overview of how to create a simple teleportation effect in Sony Vegas Pro 9. 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 t ...more

How To : Create and combine PDF documents in Acrobat Pro 9

Acrobat 9 allows you to create and combine PDF files into one PDF file or portfolio. This tutorial shows you how to create portfolios, add multimedia documents, and convert files to FLV for playback in Acrobat 9 Pro. Since you will be sharing all your information with others, ...more

How To : Create a color splash effect in Sony Vegas Pro 9

This is a quick tutorial on how to create kind of a cool looking color splash on your videos using Sony Vegas Pro 9. Choose a certain color to stand out in the video all while the rest of the video is in black and white. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinea ...more

How To : Create the Matrix rain effect using Premiere Pro

The rain of neon-green computer code that makes up the matrix in the iconic film The Matrix is a familiar image to anyone familiar with the film. Now you can make it yourself! This two-part video will teach you how to create this awesome effect using the Adobe Premiere Pro vid ...more

How To : Create a text fly-by sequence in Sony Vegas Pro

Learn how to create a simple fly-by text title sequence Sony Vegas Pro! Whether you're new to Sony's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be wel ...more

How To : Create a glass pane look in Final Cut Pro

There's nothing like glass panes moving randomly on a screen. Learn to create the stunning bars like the ones in the show open to CSI: Miami. Follow along with Stephen Smith, the Final Cut sleuth, to learn how easy this effect really is. Create a glass pane look in Final Cut P ...more

How To : Create a blur in Final Cut Pro

You can learn how to create a blur to hide someone’s face in Final Cut Pro. The travel mat luma merges the top layer with the bottom layer and the black area is transparent.

How To : Create and manage text in Final Cut Pro

For this Final Cut Studio video tutorial, Zach King will teach you how to create and manage text in Final Cut Pro. To create and manage text, just go to the Video Generators Tab in the Viewer window, go to Text, and choose your favorite option, or just the plain old Text. Chec ...more

How To : Create your own Apple Loops in Logic Pro 9

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to create their own Apple Loops in Logic Pro 9. Logic Pro is a hybrid 32/64 bit digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application. In this video, viewers will learn how to make any regular audio file into an Apple ...more

How To : Create muzzle flashes on Sony Vegas Pro

Muzzle flashes are basically firing and explosive effects that come out of the pistol or barrel of a gun. These firing effects can be created on Sony Vegas using a masking technique. Watch this video to see how to have fully customizable muzzle flashes using masking tools as ...more

How To : Create a fisheye look in Sony Vegas Pro 9

Creating a curved video look, also known as the fisheye look, is one of the easiest camera tricks possible, and can also be done with your editing software. It's commonly used in skateboarding videos, but be done for any low budget indie film. See how to create a fisheye look ...more

How To : Create Star Wars style titles using Premiere Pro

The scrolling, synopsis-giving titles of the sci-fi epic Star Wars might be the most famous set of titles in the history of cinema. All most people need to see is deep space and yellow letters to immediately think of Star Wars. This video will teach you how to make similar tit ...more

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