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How To : Improve a Digital Photograph in Apple's Aperture

Meet Aperture 3.1.1, Apple's powerful photo post-production tool with the Amazing Shrinking Price Tag. First released in 2005 for $500, Aperture is now available in the Mac App Store for a measly $79.99—a price reduction of 83.67%! That means a lot of new buyers and, as a resu ...more

How to Hack Netflix : Free DVDs and Money Saving Tips

I remember a time when I had to rent a VHS from the local video rental store. It wasn't all that bad, with the only real annoyances being the trip to and fro, having to rewind the movie and the possible malfunction of my VHS player, which liked to eat tape from time to time. ...more

How To : Use lighting for video

Videomaker Associate Editor Tom Skowronski explains how four basic steps can be used to improve the lighting effects for a video and give it a more professional look. - There are four basic steps to improve the quality of the video 1) Camera Controls: Three basic camera contr ...more

How To : Adjust JPEG and TIFF images with Adobe Camera RAW

Uncover the mysteries of working with JPEG, and TIFF images in Adobe Camera RAW. Warning! This is an advanced demo. Be sure to update to the current version of Photoshop and Bridge before attempting this process on your own. Watch this image editing software tutorial and impro ...more

How To : Create a photo composite template in Photoshop CS3

In this Photoshop CS3 tutorial, Chris Alvanas shows how to create a template using clipping masks and layer styles which can then be used to create photo composites. If you need to composite images together all the time and really wish you could use templates to improve your s ...more

How To : Adjust white balance in Aperture

Aperture's white balance adjustment helps you improve the quality of colors in your images, correcting for a camera that wasn't properly calibrated for the lighting conditions under which it was used.

How To : Sharpen images in Aperture

Aperture provides two sophisticated sharpening tools, edge sharpen and sharpen. Both help you improve the fine details in your images. Most images from digital cameras need a little sharpening, especially RAW files.

How To : Apply localized correction in Lightroom 2

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 : Work with Photoshop's new HDR photography features

Whether you want to be subtle or brash, the greatly improved HDR features in Photoshop CS5 are worth a close look. This tutorial presents an overview of Photoshop's new HDR Pro and HDR Toning high dynamic range functionalities. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editi ...more

How To : Work with WoW alpha channel textures in 3DS Max

Alpha channels are powerful tools for creating low-space 3D images, but 3DS Max cannot work with them properly. This is a major problem if you are working with World of Warcraft characters since they are largely constructed of alphas. This video will teach you how to work with ...more

How To : Batch automate in Photoshop

This how-to video produced by Photoshop Universe gives step-by-step instructions on how to batch automate a process in Adobe Photoshop. With this tutorial you'll be able to learn to correct white balance, enhance colors, resize, and save for the web whole folders' worth of ima ...more

How To : Install Ubuntu Programs Offline with APTonCD

The Ubuntu experience has improved greatly with version 10.04, providing an easy-to-use interface. Especially when it comes to installing programs. However, it still relies on an online internet connection for installing additional software. Well, not anymore. You can collect ...more

How To : Repair DV footage with Adobe After Affects

DV video is prone to jaggy edges and compression artifacts. BCC 6 AE's new DV Fixer will greatly improve the look of your clip without sacrificing image detail or quality. Watch how it's done inside Adobe After Effects CS4. Creative Cow is a support community for digital vide ...more

How To : Sculpt a War-Sloth using Zbrush

The noble war sloth is not a very well-known animal. This 11-part video will teach you to use Zbrush, the 3D / 2.5D digital sculpting software, to sculpt a 3D model of a war sloth. Whether you want to create a war sloth or not, this video will improve your Zbrush skills dramat ...more

How To : Improve your HDTV picture quality

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. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episod ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...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 : Use HSV color correction in Blender

This tutorial shows how to adjust the Hue, Saturation and Value of an image to improve a photo and make it look like it was shot at a different time of the day. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular 3D modeling program or a seasoned graphic artist just interes ...more

How To : Draw a garden in pen

This video is a drawing lesson, demonstrating how to draw a garden starting with simple geometric forms and slowing elaborating them step-by-step until a beautiful final product emerges. All you need is a pencil, paper, and some patience to create this relaxing, perspective-la ...more

How To : Set image resolution size on a Canon PowerShot SD600

You bought your Canon PowerShot SD600 digital camera for its megapixels, but sometimes you don't want them all. This how-to video shows you how to manage them. Watch this photography video tutorial to learn how to set a SD600's image size and improve your pictures.

How To : Wear a wrist watch

This video tutorial belongs to the Beauty & Style category which is going to show you how to wear a wrist watch. These days not many people wear watches. They find out time with their cell phones. If you want to improve your image, wearing a watch will help. If you are going f ...more

How To : Build a better body image

A better body image in six steps, and dieting isn't one of them. This video will show you how to build a better body image. You Will Need * A mirror * A bra that fits * Some sexy underwear * And good posture * A yoga class * A masseur Step 1. Have a bra fitting Get profess ...more

How To : Create an HDR image in Adobe Photoshop CS5

If you want to take a boring photo and pump it full of life, Photoshop CS5's two methods for making a High Dynamic Range image will do just that. The first is a streamlined and improved merging tool, and the second is a new HDR tool that turns a single image into a trendy HDR ...more

How To : Use external Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D

Bruce Dorn from Canon breaks down the exposure and Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D Mark II. His explanations are especially helpful as he gives certain shooting scenarios in which tweaking these settings will improve your overall image quality. Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn ...more

How To : Edit images in Adobe Lightroom CS4 & Photoshop CS4

Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 software work together so you can efficiently manage thousands of images — or perfect just one. Photoshop CS4, the industry standard in digital imaging, now provides improved access to its unrivaled editing power through a mo ...more

Hack Your Brain : Improving Memory with Dirty Pictures

If you're interested in nabbing superhero memory strength, the secret behind training your brain is not necessarily what you might expect. Your standard G-rated brain strengthening exercises range from crossword puzzles to Sudoku to calculating fairly simple math problems to i ...more

How To : Sketch a dragon serpent figure in pencil

Serpents and dragons are among the most intricate, varied, and fun to draw of fantastical images. This video demonstrates how to sketch a serpent / dragon figure, you can work out the fantasy taxonomy for yourself. It's eerie grin makes it almost seem alive. Improve your fanta ...more

How To : Draw a skull knife with Wizard

Who knew that Wizard, graffiti-master-for-hire-extrordinaire, could also draw fantastic fantasy images? In this installment of his series of video art demonstrations, he draws a skull knife that look positively menacing. Copy this and improve your art skills boys and girls.

How To : Isolate an image on white in Photoshop CS4

If you're looking to improve your Photoshop skills this tutorial will help you in your quest. In this particular tutorial, a good beginner for some, you'll find out how to isolate an image on white in Photoshop CS4. It's faitly simple to do and involved a couple tools that are ...more

How To : Retouch skin tone and hair in Photoshop CS3

This Adobe Photoshop CS3 tutorial will show you how to adjust and improve skin, change skin tone and change hair color on people in images. Learn how to create model-like skin effects to enhance the appearance of a character. All you need is to do a little touch-up work in Pho ...more

How To : Remove desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux

Is your Ubuntu system running sluggishly? Removing the desktop wallpaper and disabling the preview of text and images files can improve the performance of Ubuntu on older computers. This video tutorial will show you how to disable the desktop wallpaper in the Ubuntu Linux dist ...more

How To : Disable file preview in Ubuntu Linux

This video clip will teach you how to disable the preview of text and image files in order to improve the performance of the Ubuntu Linux distribution on older computers. (You can open the File Manager and select Edit->Preferences to modify the preview settings.)

How To : Reduce noise in images using Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn to take a grainy image in Photoshop and improve its look by removing the noise. The digital noise appears as a spray of colored pixels in an image. You won't be able to remove them completely, but you can reduce the noise quite effectively ...more

News : Notice Anything Different?

U.K. department store Debenhams has pulled back the curtain on the reality behind swimsuit modeling. As expected, the standard model goes through quite a bit of "Photoshop magic". Debenhams makes a statement by going au naturale this season. Au naturale on the left, retouched ...more

How To : Vectorize graphics in Adobe Illustrator

Vectorizing your graphics will help improve the quality of your content. Task Tutorial helps you out in this Illustrator tutorial by showing you how to take a crappy jpeg image (a logo), clean it up and turn it into a vector graphic.

How To : Use basic tools to draw a Flash character

Flash CS4 is not only a powerful tool for creating animations. You can also use it to draw! This video will teach you the basics of drawing in Flash CS4 by showing you how to draw a cartoon cow from a scanned image. He looks good, is easy to draw, and should improve your Flash ...more

How To : Retouch a face in Adobe Photoshop

Improve your complexion the easy way! Learn how to digitally retouch a face with Photoshop. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial. For more infor ...more

How To : Manage image size resolution on a Nikon D80 D-SLR

Sometimes you just have too many megapixels. Shooting with lower resolution can be a good thing on your Nikon digital SLR. Watch this photography tutorial video to learn how to manage size on your Nikon D80 and shoot with lower resolution to improve your pictures.

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