In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create the Orton glow effect using Adobe Photoshop. The Orton glow effect is achieved by combining a sharp image with a duplicate that is deliberately blurred or softened. The overall result is often characterized as a dreamscape, d ...more
Learn how to get the cool glow effect on your sprites for your flash movies.
What every indie filmmaker needs is a little program called After Effects. After effects does wonders for any film requiring a little special effects that would normally be too expensive to make "real". Like this glowing eye effect. See how to make an eye glowing effect in Ado ...more
Another cool Flash effect is glowing text. In this tutorial, learn how to make your text glow in Flash. This video will take you step by step through this surprisingly easy process. Soon you will be on your way to making your website stand out above the rest with text that is ...more
This tutorial uses After Effects to design a quick animation that looks like several light streaks form the letters of a word. The letters burst from the light streaks with a particle explosion. This tutorial uses Trapcode 3D Stroke and Particular. Whether you're new to Adobe' ...more
Photoshop might be the best software out there for creating effects on text and other still images. This video will show you how to create one really cool effect in Photoshop on a title. The creator calls this a glowing particles dust effect, and that sounds about right. The e ...more
Many designers love hot, glowing looks. However, the After Effects Glow plug-in is available only in the Professional edition, and is not all that intuitive to use. This two-part module demonstrates how to use the same plug-in to get two quite different looks: "inside" glows f ...more
Gambit is one of the coolest X-Men, and his kinetic energy powers are awesomely powerful. If you want to depict them using special effects in a film, this video will show you how to do it using three free pieces of digital editing software: Monkeyjam GIMP And our old friend ...more
In this Photoshop tutorial the instructor shows how to mask a photo to itself and produce a glowing effect. First open the image in the Photoshop tool and duplicate a layer and add another layer in between filling it with white. Now select and copy the whole layer. Add layer m ...more
This software tutorial shows you how to use the Radium Glow plug-in for After Effects. Radium Glow is also available for Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and more. Don't settle for glow effects that are just a blur. Radium Glow simulates the way real light behaves, giving you ultra ...more
Make light saber glow effects in lsmakerThe author found freeware that helps create light sabers. The freeware is not as good as adobe after effects, but it will serve the purpose. Download the software from the website http://www.lsmaker.uw.hulpage.php?main=lsmaker.html. Extr ...more
In this clip, you'll learn how to create a glowing beam of light in Adobe Photoshop CS3, CS4 or CS5. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various feat ...more
This photoshop tutorial demonstrated by Howard from tutcast.com, teaches you how to do amazing glow effects for your work and projects. Everything you need to know from the background you choose to use to editing out the leftovers. You can use any image that you choose to. Sta ...more
This is really cool, you can make these awesome neon glowing lines using your Adobe Photoshop. This is a fun way to make creative and colorful designs and it looks really neat without spending time working on detailed shapes. 1. Start with a new 400x400 pixel black background ...more
This video shows you how to create a glowing object in Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software. This is a tutorial video for beginner level viewers. Making objects glow is one of the many effects that can be applied in Flash. In this video the narrator draws a shape, converts th ...more
The mushroom cloud is one of the iconic images of the 20th century, calling to mind destruction, progress, and arguably the single most important event of the century. This video will show you how to create a 3D model of one using 3D Studio MAX 4 or higher. This can then be us ...more
Fluorescent dye can be a great addition for decorating around the house for Halloween, especially for a haunted one. Creating your own fluorescent dye is a simple experiment, as long as you've got the proper chemicals and safety gear. Nurd Rage details the chemical process of ...more
This video will walk you through the process of creating your very own icon to use for your email by using Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is a great tool to use for a variety of purposes and in this instance can make the perfect icon in just minutes. 1. Open New file with 500x500 ...more
If there ever was a day to eat green candy, St. Patrick's Day would be it. But is there something better than the banality of green candy swarming the streets on St. Patty's Day? Yes—glowing green candy, and Instructables user BrittLiv wants us to show you how it's done. She ...more
Have you ever wondered how to create that 'whoosh' effect, created by including a set of thin, glowing parallel lines? This tutorial shows you precisely how to use anchor points and blending tools to create this 'light rib' effect.
This video tutorial for Adobe Premiere CS4 for beginners demonstrates how to add some simple effects to your videos using this powerful video editing program. Included are how to add alpha glow to a video, how to select a keyframe, and how to make videos move from side to side.
Want to grab some great shots at your friend or family member's wedding? Create a glowing, diffused, soft focus wedding photo effect through the power of Adobe Photoshop CS4. Add a whole lot of "mood" to an image by softening and increasing contrast, that also features a vigne ...more
Add energy and excitement to your scene with lightning! During this tutorial you will discover how to quickly model a detailed lightning bolt, make an object disintegrate, create light flashes, add glow and glare effects in the compositor. Whether you're new to the Blender Fou ...more
In this tutorial J Schuh creates some flaming chrome text in After Effects using the glow and liquefy effects. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials for Illustrator, InD ...more
If you're the publicity/graphic design person for a fraternity then trust us, you'll be using this Photoshop design A LOT. Wheter you need this realistic looking beer bottle for a banner, invitations, or for decor at a party, it looks very professional. Check out this Photosh ...more
Learn how to rig your Jack O'Lantern so smoke pours from its mouth! This is a simple and inexpensive Halloween pumpkin project. You need putty and incense to create the smoke special effect for your Jack'o'Lantern. Then light the incense inside the carved out pumpkin and it wi ...more
Learn how to create a glowing neon sign using Houdini's renderer and compositor with this clip. Whether you're new to Side Effects Software's popular 3D production program or a seasoned graphic artist just interested in better acquainting yourself with the application, you're ...more
This Blender 2.5 video tutorial tackles something that is on most people's "create -before-I-die" list, a Jedi light saber. This tutorial focuses in on the post-processing aspect by setting up a node network to create the effect of the glowing blade. Modeling is not covered in ...more
To manipulate photos and turn someone in a photo into a ghost, there are several filters that can be used in Photoshop. This video takes us through the steps of how to take an ordinary picture and turn the subject into a supernatural being using the motion blur technique and t ...more
Being able to create documents that stand out and impress is the theme of this how-to video on creating 3D text. Using an open Photoshop window, the pleasant sounding narrator guides you through the process of turning regular text into 3D. The narrator also supplies helpful ti ...more
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
Dermatologists and aestheticians looking to make a quick buck (or several hundred of them) will tell you that the best facial exoliation and brightening treatments can only be done via the doctor's office with specialty (read: pricey) enzymes, but the truth is that for short t ...more
Learn how to create glowing text in Photoshop with this awesome video! 1. Write any text using text button T on the selected image as a background. Write a suitable text and place it somewhere. 2.Select the text and make it Bold. 3. right click and set Opacity and Fill options ...more
Aluminum nitrate nonahydrate is a crystalline hydrate - a salt of aluminum and nitric acid - Al(NO3)3·9H2O. It's used for a variety of things such as antiperspirants, corrosion inhibitors, and petroleum refining, or… glow-in-the-dark powder. Watch this science video tutorial f ...more
Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make a 100 foot glow stick with Dr. Lithium. Just in time for Halloween. Brighter than electroluminescent wire and self-powered. This can be used to decorate, glow stuff up, or create all kinds of awesome effects. Wa ...more
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to create light w ...more
Hello everyone, This is my first tutorial posted on WonderHowTo and as a starter I wanted to show you how to make a nice curtain in GIMP, the free Photoshop alternative. Even though GIMP does not have all the features of his expensive brother, you can still do some cool desig ...more
The video shows us how to create a dreamy effect in Photoshop. Firstly load the image in the Photoshop and then unlock the layer by double clicking on the layer, press unlock and OK. Now make sure your background and the foreground are black and white respectively and if it’s ...more
This "glow swirl" effect is doable via drawing a flashlight really fast at night and then taking snapshots of its path (we used to draw fun doodles and write our names in "glow" lighting with our roommates in college). However, since such night snapshots are hard to capture on ...more
You've seen them at Disneyland's Fantasia. And in big budget movies like "Waterworld" and "Lord of the Rings." Spectacular, glowing fire effects that seem to ripple with the wind are a staple of action movies, and though it may seem like you need a super good video editing tea ...more
This After Effects tutorial shows you how to create an outward explosion, useful if you want to blow out windows or doors. Also create cool glowing flame effects for added realism. Make sure you have or get some fire/explosion footage to use for your effect. Create an outward ...more
how to create an Ocean in 3DS Max Your tutor, Dave will show you how to build animated water with 3ds Max in the tutorial video. This method does not require expensive plug-in. First select a plane from your screen, then drag it to top view. Rotate the plane so the square edg ...more
Photoshopuniverse shows the way to create a Jack-O-Lantern in Photoshop. At first you need to collect or take a photo of a pumpkin. Make a new layer, with a white background, then mask it. Fill it with black color. Now go to blending option and give inner shadow, inner glow, g ...more
This Final Cut Studio software tutorial shows you a trick on how to achieve The Film Look on your videos. You will need the climatic glow plug-in from River Rock Studios to create this soft film look effect in Final Cut Pro. The final small addition to the film look effect wil ...more
In this video from Dr. Carlson, users are shown how to witness the effects of the relationship between temperature and matter firsthand, using light-sticks. For the experiment, users need 3 beakers (or vessels of the sort,) and 3 light-sticks of the same color, shape, and ligh ...more
There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more
A little early for Halloween, Instructables user faridbayan88's glowing fingers seem to somehow belong in a Daft Punk video. Whatever direction you decide to take the project, the effect is spooky and surreal. Learn how to do-it-yourself.
Did you ever want to know how to create Star Wars style lightsaber effects for your own home videos? Youtube user Comphelper225 has a way make this little bit of movie magic come to life using Adobe After Effects. Once you have a video of yourself or a friend swinging a base f ...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.
Sometimes it can be annoying to have to put in a cd in the dark. No worries, this tutorial video will help you to illuminate that CD port with a few LED lights. This totally cool hack is easy to do and won't take long and the funky effect is totally worth it.
Surface lights make the marker inks glow! Two see-through drawing surfaces let kids create exciting 3-D effects or surprise animations by showing only one light at a time.
Creating an engine exhaust glow is a very useful effect. You can use this for spaceships, cars and more. See how to create one in 3D Studio Max.
The common word processors like Microsoft Word have limited functions in creating 3D text. Not quite the same with CINEMA 4D. Learn how to create cool 3D text with glow and reflection effects using this program. Create reflective 3D text using CINEMA 4D. Click through to watch ...more
A specialty among select Miami bars, Purple Rain is a sweet martini with a layering technique that gives the drink its signature purple glow. You will need vodka, wild berry martini mix, cherry juice, a shaker filled with ice, a spoon for layering effect and a purple orchid to ...more
Are you a Star War fan? This is a a tutorial on making light sabers in Photoshop. Learn to use Gaussian blur and Color Balance to create the glowing effect of the sabers.
In this video, we learn how to do night photography with your kids. Glow sticks. flash lights, and ghost images are great for night time! First, put your camera in the manual mode and then learn how to set the shutter once you're in manual mode. Put the pop up flash on your ca ...more
Unfortunately when it comes to makeup, what works for one girl may not work for another. That's because each of our faces is special, some rounder, sime longer, some squarish. And that means our cheekbones and the apples of our cheeks are situated slightly differently. If you ...more
If you're looking for a fun little project to work on using Adobe Photoshop, why don't you give this a try. In this next tutorial, you'll be finding out how to create multi-colored glowing lines using Photoshop. Beside just making the lines, you'll also learn how to variate t ...more
This video shows the viewer how to light an energy saving light bulb without plugging it in. The process is also explained in detail during the video. To light the bulb you need to inflate a standard balloon. Then rub the balloon over either a fabric or your hair. Then move th ...more
Adobe Photoshop CS4 is a common and popular tool for logo creation. In this video the finer details of using CS4 to create logos, specifically for use on YouTube, are explained. Lighting effects, glossing, and glowing are covered thoroughly with step by step instructions on us ...more