Digital Light Organ

How To : Make a digital color organ with high-powered LEDs

Collin of MAKE is back with another inspiring project. You may remember his analog light organ. Well, he's decided to upgrade and make his light organ a digital one. One thing to watch out for is the amount of heat emitted by high-powered LEDs, but as long as you find a way to ...more

Friday Fresh : Make Your Own Electroluminescent Ink & More

Turkey's been consumed, you've awakened from the food coma, and you've escaped the madness of Black Friday. Isn't it about time you tackle a new project? We've got some great new projects for you to help illuminate the darkness of winter. Make your own electroluminescent (EL) ...more

How To : Light digital home videos like a professional

Shooting home video is fun, and is a great way to get started on the path to a film career. But one thing that can kill your video is poor lighting. Not everyone is rich enough to a professional light kit, so what do you do to compensate? In this video you will get some great ...more

How To : Use a light meter to properly light a digital film

A light meter can prove to be an invaluable tool on any film set, allowing you to quickly and efficiently set lights and know the correct exposure values of those lights. Light meters were initially designed for still photographers and cinematographers can easily calibrate the ...more

How To : Get sharp images in low light w/ a digital camera

In this tutorial, we learn how to get sharp images in low light w/ a digital camera. If you are wanting to take quality pictures indoors but don't have great lighting, there is still a way to make your pictures turn out great. First, you will need to take a camera with a long ...more

How To : Perform a general abdominal exam on a patient

Any patient with pain in the abdominal area will require you to perform an abdominal examination, and this video lesson outlines in great detail, how to perform a general abdomen exam. This is great for any medical student or up-and-coming doctor — even nursing students could ...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 : Grow Plants With Compact Fluorescent Lights

I like to grow vegetables all year round, and I couldn't afford the big gas bulbs, or the power to run them. The big gas bulbs: can explode can burn you and your plants cost upwards of $50 a month to operate raise the temperature in your home, causing the air conditioning to ...more

How To : Apply light sources to 3D models 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 : Apply light sources to 3D projects 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 : Model a 3D light bulb in Blender 2.5

This illuminating how-to demonstrates how to go about modeling a full 3D light bulb within Blender 2.5 Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tr ...more

How To : Create a flowery title animation in After Effects

In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW leader, Eran Stern demonstrates how to create flower trails using Trapcode Particular in this special holiday episode. You'll also work with the light emitter and use 3D layer to obscure particles. Creative Cow is a support community for di ...more

How To : Create flickering lights in Blender in one step

Learn how to create a foreboding flickering light effect with just a single step when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and ...more

How To : Create realistic reflections 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 : Set lighting ratios in digital photography

In this video, photographer Mark Wallace shows you how to set up metering and organize your light ratios when taking digital photographs. Mark will give you very detailed instructions on how to set up your lighting, set and subject to ensure you get the clearest photos.

How To : Balance a round fan-mounted mirror for spirographs

If you like homemade light shows, this is one hell of a way to do it. AP Digital light shows you how you can hack a small fan into a special mirror used to create a poor man's PIC-based laser show. It's an experimental method of balancing a fan-mounted acrylic mirror for spir ...more

News : Technology of 3D

Technology RealD 3D cinema technology uses circularly polarized light to produce stereoscopic image projection. Circular polarization technology has the advantage overlinear polarization methods in that viewers are able to tilt their head and look about the theater naturally ...more

How To : Change a projector lamp or light bulb

It's always a good idea to have a replacement projector lamp on hand! That way, when you can't watch any more movies or television shows on your digital projector, you don't have to run to the store to fix it. Check out this video tutorial from Visual Apex on how to replace a ...more

How To : Adjust light and shadows in Photoshop Elements

This video demonstrates how to adjust light and shadows in Photoshop Elements. From the people who brought you the Dummies instructional book series, brings you the same non-intimidating guides in video form. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to adjust light and shadows i ...more

How To : Shut off your alarm clock with a light phaser

We'll base the project around a digital clock radio and a light gun for gaming; huge selections of both of these are available inexpensively second-hand, with many beautiful and well-designed examples. To enable our FPSI (First Person Shooter Interface), we'll outfit the gun w ...more

How To : Make a cyanotype

This lesson is the second of a series exploring alternative process photography. In this lesson, learn how to create a Cyanotype using a digital negative. Step by step instructions are included with samples and illustrations. Follow along with this photo lesson and learn how t ...more

How To : Make a night vision device

Ever wish you could see in the dark? Well, you can't but this how-to will show you a way to build a device to help you out. You will need light polarizors, a flashlight, and a digital camera. Make an infrared night vision device, just follow along with the steps in this video ...more

How To : Use gain and neutral density on a video camera

A common problem when shooting in low-light situations is that even if you open your lens to its lowest f-stop number, you're left with an image that's far too dark. One obvious remedy is to add more light. But what if you don't have more lights available to you? That's where ...more

How To : Use & adjust shutter speed

Have a passion for photography but know nothing about the basics? This video might be a great place to start on the topic of shutter speed. Shutter speed is the amount of time that the film, or your digital sensor, is exposed to the light. Whether it be outdoors, at night, or ...more

How To : Track a Stolen Camera Online

Ever had your car broken into? Or worse, your apartment? Ever been pickpocketed? Handheld electronics—iPods, iPhones, iPads, GPS devices, digital cameras—are easy to snatch, light to carry, and useful to most. And when they're gone, they're gone. Until now. Thanks to develope ...more

How To : Use a digital tuner to tune your guitar

Guitars will need to be tuned continuously to ensure that it is tuned for the correct scale and notes so your music makes sounds the way you intend. If you haven’t been playing forever, you will probably need the assistance of an electric tuner to find the note. This video wil ...more

How To : Create animations in Adobe Premiere Elements 9

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create and work with animations in Premiere Elements 9. Whether you're new to the light version of Adobe's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned digital video professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and f ...more

How To : Capture video in Adobe Premiere Elements 9

In this video tutorial, we learn how to capture video within Photoshop Premiere Elements 9. Whether you're new to the light version of Adobe's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned digital video professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and funct ...more

How To : Get started using Adobe Premiere Elements 9

In this video tutorial, we learn how to get started using Photoshop Premiere Elements 9. Whether you're new to the light version of Adobe's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned digital video professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and function ...more

Friday Fresh : Get Started on Starcraft 2 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 a fireball you can hold in your hands. Bone up on Starcraft 2 The Starcraft 2 Beta may have ...more

How To : Setup basic PBR lighting in Houdini 9

This Houdini n9 software tutorial covers a very simple lighting and rendering scene to show the basic workflow for generating a PBR render. We use a digital asset to quickly establish a group of geometry to light. In the lesson we also add an area map so that we can extract th ...more

How To : Make a pinhole camera

In the age of digital cameras and instant gratification, make the simplest camera ever invented using just a light proof box, a hole, and paper. Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to make a pinhole camera. You Will Need * 1 clean, 7 inch tall oatmeal box * Heavy fo ...more

Roger Ebert : Why I HATE 3-D (And You Should, Too)

Chicago Sun Times movie critic Roger Ebert hates 3-D. And when I say hate, I really mean hate. Check out Ebert's excerpted nine points below via Newsweek. 1. IT'S THE WASTE OF A DIMENSION. Our minds use the principle of perspective to provide the third dimension. Adding one a ...more

How To : Set up and use your Motorola Barrage

This video by WirelessZone gives an overview and shows the first steps of setting up a recently unboxed Motorola Barrage. The demonstrator runs through the basic display settings, sound setting, the ring tones (almost all the default ones) and many more. The display settings i ...more

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