Light Painting

How To : Make silver different colors by anodizing

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make silver different colors by electrochemical anodizing. Without using paint, you can give a silver surface various colors by anodizing it. WARNING: Anodizing solution is corrosive, so wear gloves at all times when ...more

How To : Glaze artwork (painting with transparency)

Watch this tutorial to learn how to glaze artwork (painting with transparency). Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. "What is Glazing? The technical answer is 1.) multiple thin layers of transparent oil p ...more

How To : Illustrate with markers and colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to illustrate with markers and colored pencils. "This video shows my process for making an illustration (non tradigital). I use illustration markers (usually prismacolor) and color pencils (usually prisma once again) and a wax b ...more

How To : Make medieval tissue-transferred candles

Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza demonstrate the way of making medieval candles using tissue paper transfer technique. Steve asks you to first take a piece of tissue paper and a square-shaped chunky stamp. Then you should load the stamp with black pigment. Once the loading is ...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 : Glaze oil paint over colored pencils

Watch this fine art video tutorial to learn how to glaze oil paint over colored pencils. "What you are seeing is a short time lapse of me layering color with illustration markers (prismacolor) and color pencils. I have discovered that using markers and color pencils is a much ...more

How To : Consistently Locate Hidden Wall Studs in Your Home

Wall studs are both critical for maintaining the structure of your home and supporting items of weight and function on the interior walls (e.g. cabinets, shelves, plasma TVs, etc.). With wall studs playing such a critical role, consistently being able to find them is important ...more

How To : Set up an artist's studio

Renting is only half the battle – setting up an artist’s studio demands patience and preparation. Learn how to set up an artist's studio with this how to video. You Will Need * Fans for ventilation * Art supplies * A stool * A desk * Lights * A portable stereo * White paint * ...more

How To : Make a miniature baby bottle

In order to make a miniature baby doll bottle to be used in a dollhouse, you will need the following: orange paint, white paint, a paintbrush, and a light bulb from a string of white Christmas lights. The light bulb must be a standard light bulb. It can't be a replacement bulb ...more

How To : Style a yamadori bonsai

This step-by-step tutorial will teach you the correct way make a Light-Saber effect using Paint.net.In this video, you will learn how to gather the Light-Saber image, paste the image into Paint.net, choose the preferred color for the Light-Saber, and other special effects such ...more

How To : Use the Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light Brush

It's magical! The Magic Light Brush knows what color you are using and magically reveals the color of clear Color Wonder paint. This is a great mess free product to use for your child's next art project. This tutorial teaches you and your child how to use the Crayola Color Won ...more

How To : Do forest fairy sprite/wood nymph Halloween makeup

This makeup palette is the Forest Fairy Sprite Wood Nymph created by MissChievious. Begin with regular foundation. Get a little dark gold and golden cream eyeshadow with a knife & mix it into foundation. Take a large makeup blush type brush & put green shadow around top & side ...more

How To : Paint shadow lines on a model car

If you want to paint shadow lines on a model care you should first realize that you can pair this technique up with any other technique you want to for different effects. Shadow lines occur when the out lines get thick and it provides a contrast to make something pop out. Shad ...more

How To : Choose wall paint colors

Looking to spruce up your living room or bedroom? Learn to combine a vivid imagination with good paint sense to choose the right colors for your walls and feel good about your surroundings. You Will Need: • Knowledge about each room • Paint • Poster board Step 1: Think about ...more

How To : Create cute polka dot acrylic nails

In this Beauty & Style video tutorial you will learn how to create cute polka dot acrylic nails. For this you will need acrylic paint and acrylic nails. First paint the lower part of the nail with black paint in a curved manner. Then you put three black polka dots in the unpai ...more

How To : Draw a outdoor rainbow scene

This video is all about how to draw a rainbow. The picture is drawn using a computer paint tool. In a blank white page they started drawing the outline for the trees, shrubs, house. After that using the light blue, dark blue and gray color they started painting the clouds. Af ...more

How To : Paint watermelon summer-inspired nails

BeautifulYou TV presents how a watermelon nail art design is painted. The nail painting starts off with a white line drawn between the base and the tip of the fingernail. Pink is used to cover the base and light green for the section from the white line moving towards the fing ...more

How To : Make a breakable baseball bat movie prop

There are plenty of films out there with baseball bats, but if you want your bat to explode on impact, you'll have to make it yourself. A smashable baseball bat is perfect for any gangster flick or sports movie. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to make a breakable baseba ...more

How To : Create a computer mouse in Modo 201

Go beyond the traditional 3D workflow to an immersive creative experience with the software Modo, created by Luxology. Modo is the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering for Mac and PC. Modo includes 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering, and advan ...more

How To : Paint with oils

Looking to appease your creative side? Paint with oils! You Will Need: • A variety of colored oil paints • Sable brushes • A stretched canvas • Gesso • Fine sandpaper • An easel • A palette • Linseed oil • A palette knife • Mineral spirits • Turpentine • Lint-free ...more

How To : Make egg carton lights

Turn your home or patio into an incandescent flower garden with plain holiday lights and egg cartons. You Will Need * Scissors * Three to four cardboard egg cartons * A string of holiday lights * Watercolor paint (optional) * A pin (optional) Step 1 Cut out and discard the ro ...more

How To : Make invisible ink with baking soda and water

Now you see it, now you don't! Team up with the science sleuths of A-TV to make your own invisible ink. To follow along, you'll need these materials: baking soda paper water light bulb and light cotton swabs paint brush measuring cup grape juice concentrate The steps for th ...more

How To : Use a Clay Bar When Detailing a Car

Using a clay bar will help produce a show-car paint finish. Watch the video for a complete demonstration, and check out the steps below. Wash Car It is very important to wash car before using the clay bar. This will remove dirt to prevent it from scratching the paint surface. ...more

News : Grafitti Dog Goes For a Stroll

Nowhere Near Here, by Pahnl, is made with the graffiti light writing technique (stop motion animation that uses a combination of light with stencils and long exposure photography). Over 300 hours in the making and more than 200 stencils later, the tale of a "dog running around ...more

HowTo : Pac-Man Pumpkins

David Adams' Pac Man themed pumpkins are so cute, you're definitely going to want to preserve them as long as you can! Specific instructions aren't included, but David has outlined his process and it's simple enough to emulate: "Pac Man, ghosts, pellets, and cherries. The Pa ...more

News : Paint a Mountain, Save the World

55-year-old Peruvian inventor, Eduardo Gold, was one of 26 winners of the "100 Ideas to Save the Planet" competition of 2009. His winning plan? To whitewash a mountain in order to restore it to a glacier. Some consider it a simple yet brilliant solution, others consider it fo ...more

How To : Create custom-shaped lights in modo

In this new tip tutorial, you'll see how you can use Luminous properties to create custom shaped lights. Devolped by the same team of engineers responsible for LightWave 3D, modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and acce ...more

How To : Speedpaint

How to Speedpaint using Digital Painting. IDrawGirls.com shows how to speed paint using best practices to improve your painting abilities. For this particular video he was inspired by a trailer on Youtube that showed a 3 point perspective. You can often use real world images ...more

How To : Paint nails with an aqua bohemian flower design

Love4Nails shows viewers how to paint nails with an aqua bohemian flower design. First, you want to apply a light blue nail polish as your background. Next, get a makeup sponge and brush green nail polish on this sponger. Place this green on the bottom part of your nail only. ...more

How To : Oil paint metal objects with Hall Groat

In this Painting Metallic Surfaces Hall video tutorial, learn how to paint metal objects with oil paint. This is a good tutorial to learn how to paint metal surfaces so that it looks like real metal. The examples used in this video is the painting of a pocket watch, ornament, ...more

How To : Use the Shader Tree tool for lighting in Modo 201

Go beyond the traditional 3D workflow to an immersive creative experience with the software Modo, created by Luxology. Modo is the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering for Mac and PC. Modo includes 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering, and advan ...more

How To : Use HDRI lighting in modo

Devolped by the same team of engineers responsible for LightWave 3D, modo, lowercase, delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated package for the Mac and PC. And now, modo is a true end-to-end solution that includes ...more

How To : Use indirect illumination in modo

Devolped by the same team of engineers responsible for LightWave 3D, modo, lowercase, delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated package for the Mac and PC. And now, modo is a true end-to-end solution that includes ...more

How To : Create custom light rigs in modo

Devolped by the same team of engineers responsible for LightWave 3D, modo delivers the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering in a single integrated and accelerated package for the Mac and PC. And now, modo is a true end-to-end solution that includes true 3D scu ...more

How To : Light a '57 Chevy in the photo studio

Watch this instructional photography video with Jim Talkington and learn how to light a '57 Chevy in a photo studio. This is a beautiful car, but it prevents some challenges in photographing the shiny paint and chrome surface. In this tutorial, experiment how to set up the lig ...more

How To : Use a light box to transfer drawings

In this series of instructional videos you'll learn how to use a lightbox. Artist Sue Gill Rose shows you how to transfer your drawings and designs, how to use a lightbox to sketch out painting designs, and how to use a light box for photo art projects. Part 1 of 6 - How to Us ...more

How To : Jump Start a Car

We've all been there before: We're in a hurry to get somewhere (often in bad weather), so we get in the car, turn the key in the ignition and.....WHUH! WHUH! WHUH! The darned battery is dead! After a stream of choice expletives (that is, if you're anything like me....;o)), we ...more

How To : Create a glow-in-the-dark raver makeup look

Glow-in-the-dark stars, paint, stickers, and even fabric are pretty commonplace, but glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow? Using glow-in-the-dark eyeshadow, xsparkage will show you how to craft a raver look that will truly stand out as you dance under black light. Super bright with ora ...more

How To : Do Audrey Hepburn inspired French-tipped nails

Named after the famously classy Audrey Hepburn, these "For Audrey" French tipped nails are a similarly classy yet very modern take on the French tip. Rather than simply tipping your nails with white, you'll paint a curtain-shaped turquoise blue lacquer on your nail tips and t ...more

Do-It-Yourself : Bookshelf Rafters

Apartment Therapy posts this neat, space-saving idea for bookshelf rafters. No explicit HowTo, but pretty self-evident. "These are just planks of painted plywood nailed to the supports for the loft above. They create perfect cubby spaces to store books, baskets and even small ...more

How To : Transform into a doll for Halloween

1. Remove the old makeup and sealer. If you are working on a vinyl or resin doll, you can remove the makeup with a non-acetone nail polish remover. Afterward, wash the face well with soap and water. Work at any stubborn stains with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. 2. Sand the head, i ...more

How To : Make a homemade menorah for Chanukah

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with a homemade Menorah, shown in this how-to video. You will need self hardening clay, gold paint, a paint brush, a table covering, and a plastic plate. Follow along with this video holiday activity tutorial and learn how to make a menorah for ...more

How To : Paint an eye in acrylic paint

This painting tutorial demonstrates how to make a painting of an eye with acrylic paint. Use a photograph as a reference. Begin with light washes of paint, and slowly lay down more paint mixed with liquid medium or drying retardant. Use small amounts of blending color as a fin ...more

How To : Use the Unsharp Mask in Paint Shop Pro

Unsharp mask in Paint Shop Pro is the preferred method in sharpening. What this tool does, is increase the contrast between light and dark. In other words, it makes lines darker, giving the illusion of being sharpened. This tutorial shows you how to use it.

How To : Apply artistic impressionist makeup

Paint up some pretty drama using layers of color and texture. From clothing to the makeup, Impressionism was celebrated on the spring runways by mixing textures and colors to create light and movement. Here, catch up with makeup artist Sylvia Del Orto for the skinny on how to ...more

How To : Make a cheap lightsaber prop from Star Wars

This video will show you how to make some cheap Star Wars light saber movie props with a few hardware store items such as pvc pipe, pool cues, duct tape, electrical tape, and spray paint. Part 1 of 3 - How to Make a cheap lightsaber prop from Star Wars. Part 2 of 3 - How to M ...more

How To : Draw sumi-e ink grapes

Watch this Japanese brush painting demonstration to learn the technique used to draw grapes. One brush of ink is used to draw one group of grapes. The leaf and branch displays a gradation that adds shade and light. Part 1 of 2 - How to Draw sumi-e ink grapes. Part 2 of 2 - Ho ...more

How To : Paint your friend's face with a beer bottle

You can learn how to do a cool party trick. You need a party, matches, and a beer bottle. You light a match, put it under the beer bottle, then give the beer to your friend. Use this as inspiration for one of your April Fools Day pranks!

How To : 11 Ways to Make Your Living Space Look Bigger

Is your tiny city apartment or super modest house starting to feel a bit too cramped for comfort? While most of us don't have the luxury of hiring an architect to add on more kitchen space, or the money to live in a more spacious apartment, there are a number of simple things ...more

How To : Draw a stone angel in Photoshop

Stephanie Valentin teaches us how to draw a stone angel in Photoshop. You create a new document of 1100 x 200 pixels. You sketch the character with a black brush of 5 pixels and 100% of opacity on a new layer. Keep this layer of the whole painting process. Then create a new la ...more

How To : Give yourself perfect highlights

Looking to brighten up your hairdo? Add pizzazz to your hair by giving yourself highlights—at home. In this video, learn how to give yourself the perfect highlights. You Will Need: • A highlighting kit • An old blouse • Water • Conditioner • A towel • Clarifying shampoo ...more

Photoshop Project : How to Use Layers Creatively

Difficulty Level: Moderate Photoshop Skills Photoshop isn't just for zapping zits and adding freaky colors to sunset pictures! You can use it for fun, altered-reality pictures, too. If you have a tripod and some friends, you can combine many exposures as separate layers and u ...more

How To : Create a masquerade ball mask with makeup

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a masquerade ball mask with makeup. First, draw the outline of the mask around your eyes. After you do this, paint on light blue eyeshadow in circles around your eyes. Then, take a dark blue color and apply it on the outer edge of the l ...more

How To : Paint a black & pink French manicure with flowers

In this tutorial, we learn how to paint a black & pink French manicure with flowers. Start by painting the nails with a light pink nail polish, adding a couple layers so the color shows on top of the nail. Wait for this to dry, then paint black nail polish in a diagonal line a ...more

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