War movies are some of the biggest and most expensive to make for Hollywood, but that doesn't mean you can't get in on the action yourself. This video will teach you how to create the classic war movie look with After Effects and how to create realistic gun shots that will mak ...more
Creating a Gun
In this Adobe Photoshop tutorial, Bert shows us how to create a smoking gun from scratch... along with swirling and wispy smoke. Learn to create that smoking gun right in Photoshop.
Want to add a personalized touch to your favorite gun? Looking for some ways to dress up the stock on a new rifle? Checkering a gun stock is a way to add a little unique twist to your favorite rifle or gun. It is not an exceptionally hard technique to master, and you only need ...more
Here's how to make a cool laser gun using some household junk and silver spray paint. It's a Sprite bottle, by the way. It's best if it's empty too. Really.
After you've taken the gun away you have to create distance from your attacker. This is the fifth and final step in surviving a hand gun attack. The series also gives a few final tips on how to decide when you should use these procedures. Part 1 of 4 - How to Create distance d ...more
This three part tutorial teaches you the basics of using FL Studio 7 with the free version you can download. First you will learn the basics, then part two will explain how to add in some effects to make your song more... lively, and part three covers how to make Automation Cl ...more
See how to create a realistic smoking gun effect using Adobe Photoshop CS4. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing program or a seasoned graphic design professional just looking to your bag of tricks, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more ...more
This video tutorial from IndyMogul shows you how to create a hand stab effect and Halo Portal Gun. For the second episode of Your FX from Indy Mogul, they took the viewers' feedback and made this episode based on what you wanted to see. They've kept the clip mash ups, but hav ...more
In this tutorial, Bert will show you quickly how to use a bunch of different layers to create a ray gun shooting and exploding it's target. It will help if you already have some Photoshop knowledge for this one.
Check out this video from Chemical Reaction Tutorials (CRTutorials). If you love filmmaking, prop making, editing and everything else that goes along with making movies, then you'll want to see what Adam has to say about laser guns. Adam explains how to build a laser gun prop ...more
This clip presents a general overview on how to model the barrel of a machine gun using Blender's warp tool. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the applicat ...more
In this After Effects you'll learn how to make a muzzle flash. If you want, you can do his other tutorial to follow through with the mirror smashing, but it's not necessary.
If you want high action in your film, that probably means a gunfight. But how you can you really 'sell' the exchange of gunfire to your audience? Here are a few tricks you can use in Photoshop and Premiere to replicate guns and bullets.
Make flowers that don't fade and also expresses your love of books! What You'll Need Pages from a book that you don't mind cutting up Button Needle and thread Glue gun Pencil Optional: Tissue or colored paper Safety pin Wooden skewer or chopstick Make Flower Outlines Fin ...more
It's December 11th. Only 14 days left until Christmas. But today is something more than just a countdown date for the quintessential holiday—it's Angry Birds Day, which marks the one-year anniversary of the popular mobile video game. Today, Angry Birds fans around the world w ...more
Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more
In this video, we learn how to create a realistic looking cinema style head shot. First, you will need a cheap toy gun, colored wax, and fake blood to create this. Now, you will need to get some footage of the shooter shooting the gun and flinging fake blood in the persons fak ...more
Kipkay from Make Magazine shows us how to create a photographic illusion, making things look smaller than they really are with tilt-shift photography. Materials needed include rubber plunger, an oversized lens, a plastic body cap, a single lens (or digital single lens) camera, ...more
Save your plain French manicures for work, gals - when it comes to nighttime fun, it's time to bring out the glittery, colorbursting big guns. If you're in the mood to have a little fun with your nails then this is the perfect nail look for you. Hot pink and white stripes ar ...more
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
In this tutorial, learn how to create the appearance of text being written with a liquid using Adobe After Effects. This clip will show you how to use CC Glue Gun, Fractal Noise, CC Toner, Turbulent Displace and CC Mr. Mercury effects to create this cool illusion. This video i ...more
After taking a beginner’s art class at my local community college I realized two things: one, art supplies are extremely expensive, and two, I am not talented at painting. Although my painting skills are comparable to those of a five year old, I still enjoy art and being creat ...more
Grace Bonney shows us an easy way to create an upholstered headboard for your bed. Using a low-end easy budget, you will be able to create a elegant looking headboard using wood, foam, batting, fabric, scissors, a utility knife, a staple gun, and flush mounts. After cutting ou ...more
This video tutorial from IndyMogul shows you how to make the quick-draw sleeve gun from "Taxi Driver". Robert De Niro built it in Scorsese's "Taxi Driver," but Erik Beck from INdy Mogul builds it for cheap! In this episode, Erik builds the infamous Quick-Draw Sleeve Gun that ...more
Eyeballs are spooky any time of the year, not just at Halloween. Whether they're on a necklace chain as evil eye pendants or simply being displayed as diagrams at the optomotrist's office, they're inherently creepy. Which is why they're so perfect for adding to your spooky Ha ...more
Unless you're an actual mermaid or a member of the Na'vi, this insane mermaid look probably won't get you any propositions on the street. Nevertheless, the mermaid look presented in this video is a unique and gorgeous Halloween dress-up that will stand out even amongst drag q ...more
It's always a party when Sock Puppy is around. Dig into your sock drawer to create a cuddly new pal with puppeteer John Kennedy and his pal Tabitha in this how-to video. It's so fun and easy you can create a litter of sock puppies in no time! You will need a tube sock, a 3 1/2 ...more
Need some cool sound effects for your next film? Kipkay's got an idea… the "Rumble Pipe". This noisemaking pipe creates a rumbling sound perfect for any drone SFX. Try it out. It's just a little sounds effects gizmo. Cheap and easy! Materials: * 2" SCH 40 PVC * Hacksaw * Rul ...more
This video is quite good, but to be fair, one needs more than 10 minutes to really be able to replicate the task. Mounting a taser is somewhat tricky. Watch this tutorial video and make this spud gun or otherwise known as the taser totter! You can use either a taser or a BBQ i ...more
Grace Bonney from Design-Sponge shows how to create a corkboard and tray from sun print fabric (similar to the craft sun print paper, and available at bluesunprints.com). First iron the sun print fabric, far away from a light source. If printing leaves, first flatten them in a ...more
Linoleum asphalt mosaics, also called Toynbee Tiles, are artworks permanently embedded in pavement. In this video I'll show you how to construct your own from inexpensive materials. You can get real linoleum (don't use vinyl flooring) for this project by ordering free samples ...more
Check out this video tutorial on how to make a fiberglass mold layup for car speakers. For fresh molds you must put several layers of wax on and I would consider PVA as well if the mold is less then a week old. Always use PVA (or equivalent) on your plug surface before molding ...more
So You're New to Counter Strike Source? So you're new to Counter Strike Source and you want to improve your gameplay? Great. You've come to the right place. The first step to improving your game is to admit that you are a NEWB or NEWBIE. Do not confuse this with NOOB. A "new ...more
Make a fun and inviting Christmas wreath this holiday season and impress your friends and family with your creative skills! For this project, you will need a pre-made wreath, wire edged ribbon, glue gun, scissors, and additional accoutrements like decorative berries and cinamm ...more
Get the top gun and get the girl on Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 (GRAW 2) for the XBox 360.To unlock the French FAMAS gun, create a new campaign called GRAW2QUICKFAMAS.
With a toilet paper tube, a rubber band, some pennies and a condom you can create a gun! Launch spermicide covered pennies at your friends for hours!!! Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks! Make a condom cannon. Click through to watch this video on my ...more
In this video, we learn how to play "21 Guns" by Green Day on acoustic guitar. The chords of the verse are D minor, B flat major, F, and C. Once you have all of these chords, you will be able to start out playing the first verse and have the melody for the song. Move the chord ...more
Lady Gaga is known for her outrageous looks and everything she wears makes a statement. Perhaps her biggest statement of all is her video screen sunglasses. Gaga wears these glasses often and now you can make your own! Best of all, this look can be completed for about 20 bucks ...more
How To : Make a Router Table Out of Your Tablesaw Drop Top With an Adjustable Solid Wood Fence, and Solid Wood Fence Plate
Materials 4 - 5" long bolts 4 matching nuts 8 heavy duty flat washers 4 to 6 - 2" taper head screws Longer bolts to mount the router base to a thicker surface. These must match the thread of the original bolts that came with the router. 1 hunk of wood - 1 1/2" thick x 4" wide ...more
It's amazing what you can create with a few, everyday household and office supplies. Most of these items are already sitting in your junk drawers, so there's no need to spend money! Kipkay shows you 4 awesome hacks you can make in this "household hack pack" video. 1. iPod/iPh ...more
When it comes to winter weather, the garage should not be neglected, especially if you have a room directly above it. Neglecting to properly insulate and seal your garage doors will create a constant rush of cold air inside, making the garage really cold, in turn making the fl ...more
Gathering the materials is probably the most challenging part of the project, though it's great fun. 1. Start by lightly sanding the board to create a smooth working surface. Then arrange the doorknobs across the board’s face to see how they’ll look after they’re attached. On ...more
Custom picture frames can be a fun and thoughtful way to display pictures in your home, but they can also cost a lot of money. Here's how you can create unique picture frames without spending a lot. What You Need Picture frame (The frame should be larger than the photo, as y ...more
To make a hippie-style, roach feather hair clip, you will need to gather the following supplies. Craft feathers Leather cord Wooden beads with large center hole Floral tape Alligator clip with opening on end Scissors Pliers Hot glue gun To begin, cut your leather cord into t ...more
Boys and their guns! Make paper replicas of guns is a great way to exude a sense of creativity and have some fun. This video will demonstrate how to create a pistol replica out of paper. Part 1 of 2 - How to Create a pistol replica out of paper. Part 2 of 2 - How to Create a ...more
This is an instructive guide to making a trigger operated paper gun. You will need an A4 sheet of paper. Start by rolling the sheet of paper horizontally (breadthways) and as tightly as possible, . Once the roll is completed, attach 3 lengths of sticky tape at each end and the ...more
Very cool project by Benjamin Gaulon. Gaulon has created a graffiti writing paintball robot, entitled PrintBall. He uses technology from (previously posted) EyeWriter to tag with his eyes, plastering a wall with paintballs. From Gaulon's site, Recyclism: "The PrintBall is a ...more
This video features guns created by a new book called Badass Lego Guns. The book is a guide to how to build guns made of LEGOs that actually fire LEGO bullets. Order book at: http://XUBOR.COM
In "Wanted," Angelina Jolie plays a veteran assassin whose looks really do kill. And clearly she's as capable with knives and guns as she is with a blowdryer and curling iron, because she sports some rockin' hairstyles in the movie. Check out this hairstyling tutorial to lear ...more
Watch this video for instructions on making the Yukki Cross Artemis scythe from the anime / manga Vampire Knight. Supply list: 4 foam board pieces (dimensions 32 x 40 x 3/16 in) paper mache hot glue gun wooden pole approx 5 feet tall craft bond spray paint paint brushes acryl ...more
Celebrate your Jewish heritage this holiday season by creating a Star of David with this easy instructional video. Make a Star of David by following along with this easy instructional video. Materials needed to complete this project include blue paint, a paint brush, ribbon, p ...more
The flame wave weapon is an awesome gun that will shoot streams of fire at your enemies. This tutorial shows you how to get into the StarCraft II map editor and create your own flame wave weapon, designed to be wielded by Raynor.
Looking back on Alan Wake, more than a year and a half after its release, it's still one of my favorite games. The graphics and ambience have held up well in comparison to any other story driven game, and it's still the best third-person horror game out there, in terms of game ...more
In this photo editing software tutorial you will learn how to use the tools in Photoshop CS3 to create a realistic gun muzzle flash. You will learn how to use outer glows to create basic muzzle flashes in Photoshop. This tutorial is best viewed at full screen.
This tutorial shows you how to create a cool red fire effect on footage in Sony Vegas. This particular footage is from Halo 3, but you could use any video game gun firing footage or whatever. Difficulty: Medium, Hard Prior Knowledge: Masking
This After Effects tutorial shows you how easy it is to create a laser blast - perfect for shooting out of your laser gun.
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. Farm achievements in Halo: Reach Can't wait for Halo: Reach to come out next week? We've got an ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet effective way of scaring off intruders. Of course, there are methods around this approach, but it's great for office pranks and general fun. The project requires a little background knowledge in electronics and circuitr ...more
WonderHowTo is made up of 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. More amazing community contributions this w ...more
Here's a little gadget I made based on the concept of a potato launcher, a stungun, and a dart gun. The gun uses an explosive gas (butane) to launch a charged high voltage capacitor at a target. The gas is ignited by a small spark, created by a pulse transformer. The trigger a ...more