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How To : Build a 360 degree cube world with After Effects

In this four part video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Carl Larsen shows you how to create a 360 degree camera-aware environment in After Effects without the use of third-party plug-ins. In part two, build a title sequence within the 360 degree environment created in part one o ...more

How To : Blacksmith decorative steel scrolls

Watch this instructional blacksmithing video to forge three different types of steel scrolls. You can use these techniques to forge fence posts and other decorative metal designs. Follow these clear instructions to begin the craft of metalsmithing and add a creative flare to y ...more

How To : Set up a big white infinity sweep for photo studio

This instructional photography video shows how to setup large white infinity backgrounds in the photo studio. The key components to this setup is include this six foot octobox softbox light, which requires quite a bit of power; a framed aluminum reflector; the background itsel ...more

How To : Forge texture on steel for blacksmithing

Watch this instructional blacksmithing video to use hammering and punch techniques to create different textures on the hot steel. You can use these techniques to forge textured metal gates and smaller decorative metal designs. Forge steel texture by hand or with an air hammer. ...more

How To : Sew a dirndl style Austrian or German skirt

The dirndl skirt is cut straight and gathered at the waist, and is a traditional style of German or Austrian skirts. Due to the cut and the flare, it's an ideal skirt for Lolita style costumes, and this tutorail shows you how to sew a dirndl without a pattern. If you liked th ...more

How To : Make a rose out of a bar napkin

In this video, we learn how to make a rose out of a bar napkin. First, take your pointer finger and thumb and get them moist. Then, grab the upper right hand corner of the napkin and gently roll it over. After this, keep rolling it towards yourself until you have rolled the en ...more

How To : Make a three dimensional photo collage

Are you a scrap booking nut? Why not add some flare to your page with a three-dimensional looking photo collage? 3D photos are the best way to jazz up a page and take it from boring to popping! In this step-by-step tutorial, learn how to make your photographs from Fourth of Ju ...more

News : Alan Wake Review

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

How To : Code an HTML email newsletter in PS and DW

Need to make an newsletter for your company or business? It's really not that hard to do, if you know a little bit about HTML coding. Ryan Quintal and the Email Dance House sits you down and shows you how easy it is to make a custom HTML email from design to Constant Contact. ...more

How To : Create a comet/shooting star sing Photoshop CS4

There aren't any words in the silent instructional tutorial video, but if you watch carefully, you'll learn the exact steps necessary to create a phenomenal looking shooting star or comment with nice looking special effects that are achievable in Photoshop. First you'll select ...more

How To : Create arrows & reshape objects in Illustrator

With any drawing tool you would expect to be able to create lines with arrowheads. In this tutorial Terry White will not only show you how to do it in Illustrator, but he will also show you how to give your arrows a little flare by reshaping them with the Pencil Tool. That's r ...more

How To : Cha Cha dance for kids

Cha cha cha! Does your child have that flare needed for Latin dance? Why not use this tutorial to teach them the basics of the "Cha Cha" with Julian, a professional dance instructor. Hosted by Fit for a Feast, this lesson goes into the foot work, the hips and the arms needed f ...more

How To : Apply orange and gold eye makeup

Learn how you can create this beautiful orange and gold eye makeup look with this tutorial. The following products were used: Loreal Hip eyeshadow duo in Flare, MAC Vanilla eyeshadow, MAC Solar White eyeshadow, MAC Soft Brown eyeshadow, Benefit Gilded pencil, Loreal HiP Color ...more

How To : Grill Pizza Like a Pro

When I was a kid, there was just pizza. You ordered from whatever nationwide chain was near you and they made your pizza in an oven. There certainly weren't these highfalutin pizza subsets that have more choices than a cheese shop. Wood-fired, brick oven, artisanal, make-your- ...more

How To : Add symbols and emoticons to your text on Facebook

Here we learn how to insert secret symbols from your keyboard onto Facebook or any other regular program. This only works on PCs, sorry Mac users! By holding down the alt key and pressing numbers on the keypad from 1-9 and beyond, we discover there are many different symbols t ...more

How To : Crochet a left handed granny square

Are you left handed? While some people have perfected the art of playing left handed guitar, it's still a little challenging to figure out how to crochet with your left hand. Follow the guidelines on this instructional video to crochet a granny square left handed. The granny s ...more

How To : Make bell bottoms out of jeans

Add some flare to your jeans! Learn how to convert those boring jeans into flashy bell bottoms in this free clothing alteration and sewing video series. Bring back the 1970s! Part 1 of 14 - How to Make bell bottoms out of jeans. Make bell bottoms out of jeans - Part 2 of 14. C ...more

How To : Draw a graffiti character

In this video, we learn how to draw a graffiti character. Start out by drawing two large eyes with small pupils at the bottom of them. Next, you will draw a nose and a mouth with pointed teeth. From here, you will draw the head around this and the jaw line for the mouth. Shade ...more

How To : Install custom Team Fortress 2 skins

This video provides a short tutorial on how to install custom skins onto the popular online FPS Team Fortress 2. Custom skinning will make the models in the game appear differently, adding a bit of flare to your gameplay. Be sure to visit FPSBanana to get your skins!

How To : Apply Loreal HiP Duo Eyeshadow in Riotous

This video shows you how to create beautiful make-up using the loreal hip products. Products Used: ----FACE---- -Smashbox Photo Finish Primer -MAC Select Cover-Up Colour Corrector Peach -MAC Select Cover-Up Colour Corrector Green -MAC Mineralize SkinFinish in Medium Plus -MA ...more

How To : Animate a background in After Effects

Creating cool background for videos is just one of the many awesome things that you can do using Adobe After Effects to do your effects editing. This three-part video will teach you how to create animated backgrounds and add additional text with flare. The results look very co ...more

How To : Tie your scarf into a turtleneck knot

In this tutorial, we learn how to tie a turtleneck knot. First, take your long scarf and find the middle. Next, wrap the scarf behind the back, and bring the ends to the front. Loosen the scarf up on the neck, then make a knot. Try to get the scarf to lay as flat as possible, ...more

How To : Craft a lily flower out of paper & pipe cleaner

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a lily out of paper and pipe cleaner. First, lay your hand flat on a piece of copy paper. Next, trace your hand with a pen or pencil, then cut it out with scissors. Now use a pencil or pen to curl the ends of the fingers you just cut out. ...more

How To : Make decoupage soap in Rosie O'Donnell's Crafty U show

Rosie O'Donnell web show demonstrates an easy and quick way to make decoupage soap. Use dried flower or paper cutouts and glue to add a flare to ordinary soap. Make decoupage soap in Rosie O'Donnell's Crafty U show. Click through to watch this video on blip.tv

How To : Add dramatic color to images in Photoshop

Tutvid shows you how to add flare and dramatic color to your raw camera images (usually the format of a DSLR). In a step-by-step guide with narration, Tutvid takes you through the process of using CameraRaw (used as an extension of Photoshop but never really brings it in photo ...more

The Sun King : Using Your First Off-Camera Light

Difficulty Level: If you have eyes, you can do this. Ambient light is often called available, natural or existing light. Lots of professional photographers have quotes on lights, but this is my favorite: "I only shoot available light. Any damn light that’s available." I wish ...more

How To : Make a bow out of a Starburst wrapper

In this video, we learn how to make a bow out of a Starburst wrapper. Now, place clear tape of the wrapper and fold down the edges. Now, fold the wrapper in half and then in half once more. Make it so you have an accordion design with three different peaks on the wrapper. Now, ...more

How To : Do pike jumps in cheerleading

Mastering your pike will add flare to any cheer. Learn how to do cheerleading pike jumps in this video tutorial. Take Action: Build strength & endurance. 2 minute intervals. Learn V-Up exercise. Lauren Mutty has been cheerleading since she was thirteen years old and coachin ...more

How To : Crimp your hair with a crimping iron

If you want to shake up your style or pay tribute to the 90s, then bust out that crimping iron. You will bring the party with this fun and funky style that can worn down, up or added to bring a little flare to more traditional styles. This hairstyling technique adds texture a ...more

How To : Plant and care for a Dwarf Palm Tree

Dwarf palm trees allow people from all over the world to give their homes tropical flare without moving to the tropics. This video will teach you some tips for maintaining and taking care of your dwarf palm tree so it grows happy and healthy

How To : Make a shiny glass ball in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a shiny glass ball in Adobe Photo-shop. Begin by creating a new document with the default size and a transparent background. Then paint the entire background in black. Now select the marquee tool and create a circle anywhere in ...more

How To : Paint a leather belt

This unique craft project adds flare to your wardrobe, and it makes excellent gifts. Our expert, Kristine Mueller, shows you everything you need to know to paint on a leather belt. Learn the paint to use, and how to select the right belt. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint a leather ...more

How To : Make spring rolls with Chinese chef

Spring rolls are a holiday treat and popular snack for entertaining. Chef Sanjay shows you how to make spring rolls and egg rolls for spicy tounge buds. He explains how this Chinese snack differs from egg rolls and of course, gives his version some Indian flare.

How To : Apply a tiger mask with makeup for Halloween

In order to make a tiger mask with makeup for Halloween, you will need the following: moisturizer, white and black liner pencils, black liquid liner, eye shadows, blush, and lipstick. Apply moisturizer. It may help to print out pictures of tigers to use as a reference. Begin ...more

How To : Learn basic brake dancing

This instructional video shows how to do some basic break dancing moves. For all dancers who would like to learn how to break dance, here is a video which teaches you in simple steps how to do flares. The video is an easy watch and learn dance process which can be mastered wi ...more

How To : Treat and prevent diaper rash the right way

Ouch! Is your baby's bottom red and sore? Say goodbye to diaper rash with these tried-and-true remedies. You Will Need: * Diapers * Diaper-rash cream * Unscented baby wipes * Unscented, alcohol-free soap * Washcloths * A squirt bottle (optional) * Cotton balls (optional) * War ...more

How To : Make DIY USB powered Christmas lights

Does your desk need some holiday flare? Do you have an extra USB port on your computer? Then check this out. This video will show you how to make a USB-powered Christmas light set that will spruce up your desk and not require an outlet.

How To : Perform the "stun gun" display card flourish cut

Better your card flourish skills! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform the "stun gun" display card flourish cut. This stun gun cut is a simple five packet display that is rather stylish. This flourish is great for adding flare to any magic trick.

How To : Cross stich with beads

Add a little flare to your creative sewing projects by adding beads! In this two-part video tutorial, learn how to cross stitch with beads to enhance your needlwork. Hosted by the Needlework Shoppe, tips are shared for cross-stitching with seed beads and petite seed beads. Par ...more

How To : Create futuristic wallpaper in Adobe Photoshop CS3

This how to video shows you how to create wallpaper for your computer desktop. Open Photoshop and create a new file. Change the dimensions to the size of your desktop. Click okay and go to edit and fill. Choose color and select black. Click okay to fill the screen with black. ...more

How To : Perform the "entangled" display card flourish cut

Better your card flourish skills! Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform the "entangled" display card flourish cut. This entangled display is a simple false cut that is rather stylish. This flourish is great for adding flare to any magic trick.

How To : Build an awesome Yu-Gi-Oh! deck called No City

No City would be a pretty awesome name for just about anything. Rock album, memoir, celebrity child, even a Yu-Gi-Oh! card / deck. This video will teach you how to make an awesomely powerful No City deck for Yu-Gi-Oh! and kick some ass with it. From the Creator: No City: 40 ...more

News : Excessive Exercise Makes the Gut Leak Bacteria

Intense exercise can cause problems with our digestive tract. It even has a name — "Exercise-induced Gastrointestinal Syndrome." Simply put, strenuous exercise can damage the gut and let the bacteria that reside there potentially pass into the bloodstream. A research group fr ...more

News : Alan Wake Episode 3 Gameplay & Musings

There are no spoilers in this writing, read without worry. Finished Episode 3 of Alan Wake yesterday, impressed by different reasons. I originally bought the game for the possibility of great story, dialogue, and voice acting. That part of the game has been disappointing. Wha ...more

News : Laura Ashley 1950s style dress

I made this dress to attend a wedding, using a Laura Ashley pattern that is sadly now out of print (M5232, View C, http://mccallpattern.mccall.com/m5232-products-4726.php?page_id=522). It's supposed to be a modern style, but I used a stiff brocade as my fashion fabric. When I ...more

How To : Cook Boston baked beans with chorizo

Here is a warm hearty winter dish with a Mexican flare to it. Watch this how-to video tutorial as our host shows you how to make Boston baked beans with chorizo. Chorizo is a spicy and flavorful type of sausage used in Mexico. It is sure to add flavor to this classic Boston ba ...more

How To : Design for pants and bottoms

Tips for fashion design and illustration, including flare legs, jumpsuits, skirts, skinny legs, and city shorts. Design fashion for pants and bottoms in this fashion illustration video series with a fashion designer. Part 1 of 18 - How to Design for pants and bottoms. Design f ...more

How To : Install a fabric roll up valance

Fabric roll up valances add a decorative flare to your windows. Measuring and installation of fabric valances is easy. In this short video you will see just how simple it is to install a fabric roll-up valance.

How To : Do the Hindu shuffle

Learn how to do the Hindu shuffle. This card shuffling technique can be used to actually shuffle cards with flare or just as a false shuffle to force cards.

How To : Make spicy Mexican inspired cornbread with Betty

Tired of traditional Southern cornbread? Spice it up! With this tutorial, learn how to give your cornbread a spicy Tex-Mex flare! In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Mexican cornbread, baked in an iron skillet. Full of cornmeal, eggs, Cheddar cheese, sour cream, whol ...more

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