Baking used to be a fun, relaxing hobby and a way to make treats for friends and family. These days, this hobby has become a creative battleground among out-of-work graphic designers with Pinterest accounts. People everywhere are now upping their baking game by adding interest ...more
Rickard Bengtsson's artfully paced, super slo-mo puddle and dirt video makes me wish for a rainy day. Shot with the Canon EOS 550D; music by Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Previously, Stunningly Beautiful Slo-mo Surfer. Super Slo-Mo Lightning Looks Like Mother Earth's Fireworks Show. ...more
LIGHTFAKTOR is a Cologne artists collective experimenting with the "possibilities yielded by bulb (long-term) exposure and painting." The technique employed has been coined "light writing" - Wikipedia's definition: "Light writing is an emerging form of stop motion animation ...more
As a child, you probably spent some time trailing an adult at the grocery store. You lovingly eyed the aisle with brightly colored fruit snacks, reaching for the tempting boxes, placing them discreetly in the cart only to be told, "No! That's JUNK FOOD. You can't have it." Do ...more
George Plimpton may be one of the most interesting Americans ever. Foremost a sports journalist, he was also a novelist, Fireworks Commissioner for New York City and host of Mouseterpiece Theater. Some of you may also recognize him as one of the men who tackled Robert F. Kenne ...more
First of all open adobe Firework CS3/CS4. Open the 'file', then 'new' and set a banner with 'width' as 900, 'height' as 100 and ‘resolution’ set as 72. It shall open a banner for you on the screen. Now from the side bar underneath the vector, select the 'ellipse tool' and then ...more
Attention all WonderHowTo explosive-lovers, here is an artist that just may awe and inspire... China's Cai Guo-Qiang opts for more thrilling materials than traditional paint, clay or plaster, say. Instead, Cai has mastered the art of gunpowder, fireworks and other pyrotechnic ...more
It's officially the last day of the year and there's no better way to end 2010 at WonderHowTo than with our own Top 10 list. The following 10 how-to videos have been hand-picked by the curators at WonderHowTo, and three of them have to do with male private parts, so be warned ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to create scroll panels within Fireworks CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular bitmap and vector graphics editor (formerly known as Macromedia Fireworks) or are a seasoned web design professional simply looking to become better acquain ...more
In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to make animated GIFs with Adobe Fireworks CS4/CS3. It is easier than Photoshop and Flash. You can create a picture or you can drag and drop a picture. To drag and drop a picture, find out the dimensions of the picture. In the ...more
With this video tutorial and with help from a little black powder, you'll know all you need to make small can shells for some awesome aerial fireworks. Another tip is, if you over-wet the mix by mistake you just need to wait several hours before cutting. This video actually ...more
Help Chuck Green kill some zombies like MacGyver would! This video series covers 43 of the weapon combinations you can use in Dead Rising 2. Check them all out! 1. Tenderizers (Box of Nails + MMA Gloves) 2. Knife Glove / Claws (Boxing Gloves + Bowie Knife) 3. Paddle Saw (Kaya ...more
Mother Earth, God, Buddha, the Universe, energy fields... whatever you call it, lightning slo-mo'ed looks like some higher being set off some major fireworks. Beautiful. Two videos in the gallery below.
Stories are everywhere in social media today, but that wasn't always the case. In 2013, Snapchat introduced the world to these temporary windows into our daily lives. Since then, stories have infiltrated other popular apps. However, to stand out, you can't solely rely on the a ...more
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Pyromania is definitely nothing new on WonderHowTo. From flamethrowers and hydrogen fireballs, to flame-making pistons and wine corks, to simply burning steel wool fireworks and DIY smoke mix, we've covered it all. But when pyromaniacal mad scientists feel the need to release ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to animate pictures using Fireworks 8. First, open up Fireworks 8, then open up your picture and zoom in to make it a full screen. You can also draw your picture inside of a blank document on the page. After you have drawn your image onto the scr ...more
We love all things Jackass at WonderHowTo, but before Johnny Knoxville and his pals were sticking fireworks up their butts, snorting wasabi, and taking a shock to the gonads (à la the childhood game, Operation), in the far off land of Ontario, Canada reigned another daredevil— ...more
Fireworks has a great batch processing mechanism for images. In this tutorial, Mike Lively converts a PowerPoint presentation to jpegs and batch processes them down to a smaller size within Fireworks.
New Year's Eve. It will be one hell of a chaotic night. Trust me. The overcrowded streets. Long lines for the urinal. Maxing out your credit card on that shot of Cuervo. You'll be lucky to make it out alive. If you do manage to stave off alcohol poisoning and survive the asc ...more
This tutorial by Israel offers some great tips and tricks on how to capture fireworks on video. Two of the key things to remember are to turn off your auto-focus and manually set the gain.
Fireworks are the best part about the Fourth of July and other celebrations, but they can easily cause accidental injuries. It's both safer and more fun to set them off remotely, so we'll hack some standard fireworks with nichrome wire, a relay, and an Arduino to ignite remote ...more
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to make some Fourth of July fireworks using marshmallows. If sparklers are unavailable or illegal in your area, marshmallows make for a great alternative (and make a great snack while you're working). For brief written instructions, make sur ...more
This video will show you how your text can be the best using Fireworks! Your design will grab your viewers attention with these simple steps! Proper text size is very important. Using a thick font can make the biggest impression. Filling it with the gradient color with the rig ...more
For most people, New Year's Eve means watching the ball drop in Times Square. It means celebrating the New Year with friends and family. Countdown parties, clocks, confetti... passing out before the clock strikes midnight because you drank too much. But there's one more thing, ...more
In other words, it looks totally awesome. The chemical reaction of burning phosphorus and gelatin makes for a mesmerizingly beautiful display of science slo-mo. Previously, What Happens When You Smash the Essence of Dynamite With a Hammer? Super Slo-Mo Lightning Looks Like Mot ...more
Going to miss the fireworks extravaganza this Fourth of July? Doesn't mean you can't fake the experience, and that's exactly what we're going to do here—in Photoshop. You're going to learn how to take any night photograph and insert fireworks into it. It's the next best thing ...more
This Fourth of July, go beyond cherry pie, strawberry shortcake, and those gimmicky red, white, and blue cupcakes. Instead, wow your friends and family with this delicious, patriotic honeycomb cake made of puff pastry, whipped cream, and fresh fruit — no artificial coloring ne ...more
Fantastic example of light painting by Mina Mikhael and Matthew Barhoma. You will need: A sick camera like the Canon EOS 7D a cheap fireworks sparkler long exposure trickery (get all the specs here!) Light painting schooling
Want to replicate objects fast? In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use the Clone Tool (also known as the rubber stamp tool). 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 to watc ...more
A group of R/C helicopter enthusiasts (of the superbly named entertainment production company Dude Licking a Pole Production) outfit a mini 'copter with little missiles, and send it out to hunt balloons in the cold Swedish wild. Motivation: mystifying. Outcome: wonderful. It's ...more
This ten-part video tutorial series covers all the new features and uses of Fireworks CS4. This is a great introduction to any user new to Fireworks in general, or wanting to learn what changes have happened from Fireworks CS3 to CS4. PART 1: RC talks about the new Fireworks C ...more
Chlorine gas is bubbled up along with acetylene gas through a large graduated cylinder filled with water. Where the bubbles of the two collide, an instantaneous, bright flash of light occurs.
Unlike the realm of virtual reality, augmented reality is less about losing yourself in some fantasy environment, and more about getting things done in the real world. So while we've seen some great games that capture the imagination on devices like the Magic Leap One and the ...more
How do you create a slide show without having to write a bit of code? The answer is Adobe Fireworks. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InDesign, Pho ...more
Blackbirds are NOT singing in the dead of night. At least, not in Arkansas. The unexplained deaths of over 100,000 drumfish and 4,000 blackbirds in Arkansas over the New Year's weekend is still baffling the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Was it a lightning storm that kil ...more
We can't resist a good peanut butter cup—especially when it's homemade. But it's not just the peanut butter or the chocolate that makes us pledge our undying love to these sweet treats over and over again. Nope. What really drives us wild about them is their shape. Yup: we lov ...more
This tutorial shows you how to make a very simple animation - a moving helicoper. First you create the helicopter in Fireworks 3, and then you can use Flash scripting to make the searchlight go back and forth, and make the propeller blade start spinning.
In this tutorial you'll learn how to create shiny text and how to use masking and the gradient tool in Fireworks 8.
The Geminid meteor shower happens every December and has been observed for over 500 years. It's is also known as Winter's Fireworks because when viewed from the right location, there are enough meteors to light up the whole night sky, and some of them can even be different col ...more
The Note7 fireworks bonanza was unprecedented in scope. A recent report suggests that Samsung could lose upwards of $20 billion in lost profit due to this fiasco. Update: See the end of this article for Samsung's findings on what happened. Speculation abounds as we wait for ...more
This article is about how to play triplet strums like Spanish tocaores (guitar players) on a ukulele. This technique is commonly used among flamenco guitar players, and it is portable to the ukulele. This technique is also portable to all kinds of music, and it's a nice way to ...more
Adobe Fireworks is a powerful vector graphics editing tool for creating Flash websites. It has many powerful functions, just one of which you will learn how to use here. This video explains how to make slideshows (or image galleries for the web-savvy) that will display on your ...more
Lift up your text or push it back down with Firework's inlay & emboss feature. Works for FW CS3, CS4, and CS5. Don't be shy with your words, make them stand out! This same trick can also be used with GIMP and Adobe Photoshop.
This tutorial demonstates how to use Adobe Fireworks and Dreamweaver to create rollover images.
Fourth of July usually means barbecues, patriotism, and getting piss drunk. Okay, well not really, but a little inebriation is usually on the menu, and nothing says America more than serving patriotic drinks at your party. Here are our 10 favorites. 1. Long Island Iced Tea A ...more
Tom Green demonstrates this floating text technique by cutting the text out of the an image using Fireworks and then animating the text floating using Flash. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all ...more
Adobe Fireworks CS4 software is used to rapidly prototype websites and application interfaces and to create and optimize images for the web more quickly and accurately. It is ideal for web designers, web developers, and visual designers. Simply having the software isn't enough ...more
This tutorial will teach you how to create a custom favicon for your website using MS Paint and Adobe Fireworks. Part 1 of 2 - How to Create a custom favicon for your website. Part 2 of 2 - How to Create a custom favicon for your website.
The Fireworks 8 pen tool lets you create straight or curved line segments by placing points. Pen tool creates object lines that can be altered by sub-selecting and modifying one or more control points. In this Fireworks 8 video tutorial you will learn how to use Vector Pen Too ...more
With the 2018 FIFA World Cup underway in Russia, soccer (aka "football") fans worldwide can show support for their favorite teams and players in augmented reality via Snapchat and Facebook. On Snapchat for iOS and Android, fans can don virtual glasses painted with their team' ...more
Learn to create a navigation bar composed of 4 multi-state buttons and learn how to link them, all from within Fireworks 8.
Acclaimed Cinematographer Adam Kimmel Arrested: The beleaguered Moneyball is going to need a new cinematographer, as its DP Adam Kimmel was arrested last week on charges he sexually assaulted a child in Connecticut. Kimmel (whose credits include Capote, the Spike Jonze short I ...more
Watch this video tutorial to find out how to animate in Adobe Fireworks CS3 (Fw). Fireworks was originally developed by Macromedia for those of you who didn't know. Here, you will learn some simple and basic animation in Fireworks, great for just starting out.
News : Snapchat Drapes the Statue of Liberty in the American Flag for Fourth of July Augmented Reality Lens
Under the rocket's red glare and the bombs bursting in air, the Statue of Liberty is swaying in celebration this Fourth of July thanks to Snapchat. On Thursday, Snapchat launched a new augmented reality experience to commemorate Independence Day for those at or in the vicinit ...more
In the following tutorial you will create an image inside of text effect and learn how to use text as a mask for both vector and bitmap graphics in several different ways.
Ever wanted to create your own Google-style logo? In this video tutorial you will learn how to create the Google logo using Macromedia Fireworks then change the text to your own name and have fun! You can also use Photoshop instead of Fireworks if you wish. Create a Google-sty ...more
Fireworks CS4 is bridging the gap between graphic design and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) with it's new CSS and images export script. Jim Babbage shows you how the CSS and images export script in Fireworks CS4 works in this Adobe CS4 tutorial. Let Fireworks CS4 do some of the ...more
Dowel rods really are the last things we'd imagine using in cake decorating, but when it comes to cake pops, or lollipops with cake on top rather than a piece of candy, dowel rods can help expand your oeuvre of shapes. Wilton dowel rods are the ideal size for molding your pop ...more
The Replace Color tool lets you select one color and paint over it with a different color. To use the Replace Color tool, choose whether you want to select replacement colors from the swatches or from the image itself using the From drop-down. This is not always the best metho ...more
An aurora effect or color burst effect can blend several different colors in an airy, attractive background. You can make your background reflect, as well. And a benefit of this style is that it's very lightweight and usually does not take up much memory to load.