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How To : Clean your dirty tile grout

Dominick from AskMeDiy demonstrates what he says is the right way, and the easy way, to clean your tile grout. Rather than buying one of the light-duty grout cleaners found at the store, he uses a heavy-duty professional grade cleaner for this job. He demonstrates the differe ...more

How To : Print professional quality photos on your printer

Thanks to modern technology, we don't have to visit our nearest Target or Rite Aid to get our pictures professionally retouched and printed. With many printers offering photo-quality ink and paper companies that offer photo-quality paper, you can use your home printer to creat ...more

How To : Make and submit a podcast to the iTunes library

If you are ready to make your podcast more professional, have a look at this tutorial. In this video, you will learn how to take an ordinary, amateur podcast and use different programs to make it sound more polished. This will bring your podcast up to professional grade and ma ...more

How To : Dodge, burn, & paint in Photoshop

This how to video describes how to use the dodge, burn, and paint in Photoshop. This video is part of the pixel perfect series and is over half an hour long, but thoroughly describes the process to create professional grade effects in Photoshop the proper way. The authors sugg ...more

How To : Build a real lava lamp

This is how to make a near professional grade lava lamp. We did this as a chemistry project. We perfected it in a week. This took many hours to do, as we had to get the density just right. We remade it three times, also. At the very end, we combined all of the wax into a huge ...more

How To : Use the Nikon SB-900

Now that you've got your Nikon SB-900 professional-grade speedlight, make sure that you get the most out of it with this free photographer's guide, which will walk you through the flash unit's basic features and functionalities. The DX and FX feature in the SB-900 allows you ...more

How To : Cook a rare steak like Gordon Ramsay

Chef Gordon Ramsay will show you how to make a really terrific steak with out all the guess work. He will help you take your steak cooking skills from amateur to professional grade steak, or at least help improve your result with some professional tips. Choosing your steak R ...more

How To : Speed Up the Composting Process

Composting is said to be every gardener’s gold, but making compost and getting it ready could take up to a year. Professional growers have discovered that compost activators can help speed up composting quickly…sometimes to as little as 30 days! 6 Steps to Speed Up Composting ...more

How To : 5 Purdy Paint Tools Every DIY Painter Will Love

Brought to you by Purdy Paints The art of painting requires excellent tools. And with so many options on the market, it can be hard to find a brand that works for you and your DIY project. That's where Purdy comes in. High quality, dependable, and easy to use, Purdy is the s ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 1: Drawing

From the onset of the popularization of apps for the iDevice, users have experimented with creating original artwork on their iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. And when famed British artist David Hockney christened the iDevice with his painterly digital drawings, the trend exploded even ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

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

How To : 9 Ways to Get by Without Photoshop on Your Mac

In 1987, two brothers, Thomas and John Kroll, began work on an image editing software, which was eventually acquired in 1988 and released to the world in 1990 by Adobe. That software was Photoshop 1.0, initially exclusive for the Macintosh platform. Over the years, Photoshop b ...more

How To : Load the Arriflex S 16mm camera properly

The Arriflex S is a high grade, professional quality 16mm camera. It can shoot steady, consistent film footage. This tutorial shows you how to properly load your film into the camera and a few other tips for getting the most out of your equipment.

How To : Produce with Pro Tools

There are courses available on the internet to instruct you on how to use Pro Tools to produce music. There are graded assignments in a workshop environment. You will be able to get feedback on your work from your peer group. The students in classes are at various levels. Some ...more

How To : Throw a Naked Sushi Party

The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets. According to Steve Levenstein, Japanese Innovations Writer, "a pinata-like 'body' is carefully crafted, then stuffed with edible go ...more

How To : Use the Saturation Curve editor in Apple Color

In this free video software tutorial, you'll learn how to use the Saturation Curve editor when color correcting or grading footage in Color. Whether you're new to Apple's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned digital video professional merely looking to pick up a few new tip ...more

How To : Perform a basic cardiovascular examination

Any medical student should be able to perform a basic cardiovascular exam. This medical how-to video tutorial outlines the guidelines to perform a basic cardiovascular exam. Always begin by by observing the patient from head to toe. Inspect the face for signs of cyanosis. Note ...more

How To : Prep a Canon 7D to shoot in HD movie mode

In this video, the Canon EOS 7D is explored and prepped to shoot extremely high quality video. This video goes over how to set-up the camera to attain the flattest image for later grading & editing. Capture professional looking digital video, with tips and tricks revealed here.

How To : Understand the basics of a Nikon SB-600 photo camera

This instructional photography video teaches the basics of the Nikon photo camera in this hands-on demonstration of Nikon's amateur-grade SB-600 speedlight. Watch this video and start taking more professional looking photos. This tutorial is great for photography enthusiasts.

How To : Spot color grade in Photoshop CS3

Adobe Photoshop Creative Suite 3, or CS3, is the industry-standard application for digital photo manipulation. It is ideal for professional photographers, serious amateur photographers, and graphic designers. Having the software, however, isn't enough; you'll need to know how ...more

How To : Care for your body piercing

Prevent infection by keeping your ear, nose, lip, tongue, navel, eyebrow, and other body piercings clean. Step 1 When you’re ready to get a piercing, be sure to consult the Association of Professional Piercers for a trained and licensed body artist. Step 2 Use jewelry that i ...more

News : Sage Proposal

Sergio Peralta Advisor: Jessica Davis English 3 23rd November 2011 Sage workshop My senior thesis project is creating a writing workshop. It will be called Sage Workshop and will be sponsored by Street Poets. This workshop will be located in FTA. It will be a workshop for ...more

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

How To : Grade and package a collectible coin

David Hall of Professional Coin Grading Service presents this tutorial on coin grading and authentication. How are coins graded and what kind of care goes into coin grading. This is an overview of the numismatic science and process.

How To : Change a serpentine belt on your car

In this online video series learn from expert professional mechanic Nathan McCullough who graduated from Nashville Auto-Diesel College with a Grade Point Average of 3.5 and received their craftsmanship award and honor seal. Learn important automotive Serpentine belt topics inc ...more

How To : A Step-by-Step Guide to Homemade Sushi Rolls

Without a doubt, sushi is one of my favorite foods—dainty and delectable, while also fun to make. So let's get started with maki rolls, aka makizushi, probably the most iconic form of sushi. You know, the one filled with rice and your standard sushi ingredients, rolled up in a ...more

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