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News : Bacterial Bugs in Your Eyes Help Fend Off Infection

Not all bacteria in the eyes cause infection. A group of researchers from the National Eye Institue has shown that not only is there a population of bacteria on the eyes that reside there but they perform an important function. They help activate the immune system to get rid o ...more

How To : Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit lo ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

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

How To : Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed u ...more

How To : Create metallic text in Adobe Illustrator CS3

Let TutVid teach you how to make metallic text is Adobe Illustrator CS3. This video shows you how to do it step by step. You only need basic knowledge of Adobe Illustrator CS3 to do this. 1. Start with a blank illustrated document. You don't need anything else to begin with. ...more

How To : Tie your belt properly in martial arts

This video shows how to tie a karate belt. Take a double wrap belt, place the middle of it on your belly button and pull it around on to the back and cross the belt on the back. Take the layer on the bottom and tuck it underneath the top layer all the way around to the front s ...more

How To : Create a cute curl on short hair

The young female presenter starts by recommending the Chi Turbo Digital Ceramic Spring Curling Iron for the project. She starts the hairstyle by sectioning the top half of hair and clipping it to the top of her head. Then she takes a 1 to 1 1/2 inch strand of hair from the bot ...more

How To : Design a cartoon environment in Adobe Flash

In this tutorial, we learn how to design a cartoon environment in Adobe Flash. Start out by picking the color for the green. Use different types of green, making a gradient so it transitions from a lighter to a darker color. After this, draw on the sky making it go from darker ...more

How To : Use FX to shrink yourself into a miniature village

Rick Vanman reveals the secrets to professional video effects using your own computer software. Position your model houses into a setup of your liking. Take a picture of the houses with a digital camera using the macro setting. Edit your picture in Photoshop. Disguise any unwa ...more

How To : Create a 3D lettered sign in lights

In order to create 3D lettered signs in lights, you will need to first create an object. Open Illustrator. Type your letters on the page. Adjust the font to the style you would like. Click on "effect". Then, click on "3D". This will allow you to rotate the image for the angle ...more

How To : Building a landscape retaining wall in a weekend

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build a landscape retaining wall in a weekend. This video is from www.allanblock.com. You can do it by using the Europa collection from Allanblock. Get the installation details and the location of the nearest dealer fr ...more

How To : Build a garden bench out of cinder blocks

This video shows us how to build a garden bench out of cinder blocks. Before you get started, you need to refer to the How To sheet #320 for all your materials and make sure you have everything you need. Determine the location for the bench and lay out the first course (or l ...more

How To : Choose a bicycle helmet

In this how-to video, you will learn how to choose a proper bicycle helmet. They are the most important safety equipment a cyclist owns. Picking the right helmet starts with understanding what a helmet consists of. The micro shell is the thin tough layer that covers and protec ...more

How To : Create a sunprint cork board & jewelry tray

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

How To : Create clouds over a sea 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 : Make Perfect Scrabble Tile Pendants

Gather Supplies Ready to make the best Scrabble tile pendant possible? This easy tutorial will show you how to make your own custom necklace out of a Scrabble® tile. It will take about 1 hour of work, but there is time needed to let the pendant dry and cure. Ready to start? ...more

How To : Sew a zipper front dress inspired by Max Azria

First of all you need some basic tools like sewing machine, scissors, pins, ruler, measuring tape and thread. You also need a printed knit of size 1.5 yard or 1.4 meters ad a separating zipper of size 18 inches or 46 cm. First you have to start by making the straps and bodice. ...more

How To : Create a rainbow in Photoshop

Open the picture you wish to place a rainbow within. A good scene has clouds that are receding into the distance and the light angle coming in from the front of the scene. A rainbow effect appears when by the sun is shining from behind you into the mist-filled air where it is ...more

How To : Make futomaki sushi & California rolls

Ever wonder how to make futomaki sushi and California rolls? Cut ingredients for filling. Remove both ends of cucumber. Make 6 cucumber sticks. Cut avocado in ½, twist, remove seed. Remove peel. Slice into thin pieces. Cut shiitake mushrooms into fine strips. Cut barbequed eel ...more

How To : Create 3D text in After Effects without plugins

ChadandToddPodcast shows how to create 3D text in after-effects without plug-ins. This can be accomplished by an effect called shatter. First turn off the text layer, then apply shadow to your text image. Change your pattern to custom; it will go blank. Take the custom to text ...more

How To : Thin and layer hair for spikey hair

In this video, we learn how to thin and layer hair for a spiky look. To do this, start off in front of the mirror with sharp scissors and a razor over the sink. Grab the scissors first and brush your hair to the front of your face. Start off cutting different layers into your ...more

How To : Arrange paths in Illustrator

Objects used in the tutorial are available free at the website preceding this description. The project here involves two groups of paths. You will be shown three ways to change the order of these groups. Go to one of the groups and right click on the mouse, in the menu that co ...more

How To : Find gold and sapphires

Do not discount the "pretty" rocks found along with gold. The sapphires you see are worth many times more than gold. Sapphire (& Ruby, (corundum), is like garnet, a relatively high specific gravity that will catch in a sluice readily. These gems act as gold, they will drop beh ...more

How To : Do the veil style for your hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to do the veil style for your hair. First, you will section the front of your hair and bangs into three separate and equal sections tied with small rubber bangs. Next, section the layer of hair behind the front row and make four separate sections ...more

How To : Tie your karate belt, step by step

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a karate belt. Begin by putting the belt on your left hip. Then wrap it around all the way to the front, keeping it flat. Now wrap it around one more time to the front, on top of the other piece. Then tuck the top piece undernea ...more

How To : Make Recycled Deconstructed Roses

In this article, you'll learn how to create deconstructed roses in less than five minutes with your leftover fabric scraps. It's a great way to recycle your leftover fabric! Follow the instructions below and watch the videos for a demonstration. Draw the Flower Shape. Draw a ...more

How To : Make a fake cast

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fake cast. You will need: thin cardboard, old sock, duct tape, white toilet paper, and paint. First, place the sock over your arm and then cut two holes on the front of the hand and the thumb. Then duct tape the cardboard around your ha ...more

How To : Cut layers into your hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to cut layers into hair: the basics. Start out with dry hair and brush it out thoroughly. After this, grab the back of the hair and use a small comb to comb out from the head. Hold the hair at an angle, then cut it diagonally. Continue to do this ...more

How To : Do a long layer hair cut

In order to cut a long layer haircut, you will need a good pair of scissors. You must stay in the exact same standing position the entire time. Bring all of the hair together on each side, in order to cut it. Bring all of the hair to the same point, in order to cut it. Sectio ...more

How To : Make the country bump hairstyle

To make the country bump hairstyle as seen on Carrie Underwood, Dean Banowetz, a stylist from American Idol demonstrates for BeautyTV. First, he takes a section of hair from the forehead to the crown and from the center of one eye to the other. Then he sections it from side to ...more

How To : Spike your hair in an Asian anime style

This video shows you to spike your hair. Many people cannot do this because you need to layer your hair and thin it out. Before you thin your hair dry it for best results. You also need to straighten your hair. You should use 'White Rain' as your hair spray. This is very effec ...more

How To : Patch drywall on your own

Chuck Miller gives us a great tip for patching a small hole in drywall, such as a hole from an outlet box. Cut a small piece of scrap drywall about an inch longer than the hole in each direction. Score the back of this piece to reflect the shape of the hole, and peel away the ...more

How To : Create realistic reflections in GIMP

Would you like to learn how to create amazing realistic reflections using GIMP? If so then you need to watch this video. Within 4 minutes you will be making amazing reflections. You can find the source files here. Hulldo will walk you through the simple steps of creating text ...more

How To : Make a Polaroid image in Photoshop CS3

CreativeIceDesigns shows you how to make a "Polaroid"-style image on Photoshop CS3. Open a new 400 x 500 pixel image, and create a new layer, and drag underneath the original background layer. On the original "Layer 0" (the top-most layer), take the marquee tool and cut out (d ...more

How To : Make a "no sew" bag out of an old t-shirts

This video shows the viewer how to turn an old t-shirt into a tough bag that can then be reused many times. This is done by first cutting the sleeves off. This creates a top that resembles a tank top. The t-shirt should then be turned inside out and then covered completely in ...more

How To : Blend color in images in Photoshop

Simon Plant of ProPhotoInsights.com shows how to use Photoshop to blend colors in images. He uses a photo of his son standing in front of Stonehenge to take us through each layer of the photo to alter the levels of hues, saturation, and opacity. The key to blending colors is a ...more

How To : French braid short layered hair

Showing you how you can create the French braid look even with short layered hair about five inches in length. Starting at the front of your hair you begin the braiding process by gathering three lengths of hair. As you go further back you continue to gather hair into the brai ...more

How To : Do a faux bob glam updo

This video shows you how to get a fabulous faux bob glamorous updo. 1. Gather needed tools a curling iron and preferred hair spray of your choice. 2. Pin up upper half of hair in the back leaving a lower layer of hair to start your first loose curls (curls should be loose and ...more

How To : Solve a Rubik's Cube layer by layer

If you know nothing about solving a Rubik's Cube, don't you think it's about time you learned? Don't you want to be able to walk into a party store, find that Rubik's Cube display on the shelf, and solve the puzzle in front of your friends like it's nothing? Of course you do, ...more

How To : Decorate a doll cake

In this video you can see Goth Girl 4Eve completing a frosted doll cake. She begins with a base cake in the shape of a lampshade or angel food style pan with a small plastic doll inserted in the top (or doll top half). A creamy white frosting is smoothed over the bottom with a ...more

How To : Use and understand Rubik's Cube notation

Solving puzzles can be hard, especially when it comes to Rubik's Cube. Erno Rubik's puzzles are extremely difficult, three-dimensional mechanical cubes, unless you're determined and can handle a few mathematical algorithms, then they're easy, or at least not impossible. Watch ...more

HowTo : Trick of the Trade. Hang 10 Shirts in 10 Seconds

Another Home Hack for you, courtesy of Apartment Therapy. Get this: we know you dig the speed-folding, so how about speed-hanging? It goes a little something like this: You Will Need: 10 T-Shirts 10 Hangers 1 Arm Assemble your materials. "Gather 10 t-shirts and 10 hanger ...more

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