Making a Pen for Tricks

How To : Make a pen disappear with a magic trick

Want to make a pen vanish in the blink of an eye? Well you can, when you learn to perform Pen-be-Gone. You will need two white bodied ballpoint pens, white construction paper, colored construction paper, scissors, clear tape and a screwdriver. Sometimes we use materials that r ...more

How To : The Trick to Making Opened Wine Last a Whole Week

As crazy as it sounds, there are times when bottles of wine go unfinished. I love a glass or three of vino, but am often guilty of not finishing the bottle. Sometimes I don't have the time to finish it, and other times I like it so much that I open bottle number two and can't ...more

How To : Perform the Sonic pen spinning flip trick

Getting tired of performing tricks at the bar with beer bottles? Well, try picking up a pen or a pencil. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to perform the Sonic pen spinning flip trick. Pen spinning isn't just good for the bar scene, it's also good for the school and work ...more

How To : Do basic pen tricks

As promised for nearly the whole school year now, I have finally explained how to do two simple pen tricks. There are many such videos on YouTube and elsewhere, but many (students) have requested me to explain it too, so here it is. Also, as for the title of the vid as it app ...more

How To : Use wood and acrylic blanks for pen making

If you're thinking about what kind of project you can tackle with a lathe, ever thought about making a pen. You can make a great looking pen using many different kinds of wood. It all depends on what you want it to look like. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to use wood ...more

How To : Do the Devils Sonic and Devils Around pen tricks

Learn how to do the Devils Sonic and Devils Around with this pen spinning tutorial. Interested in picking up pen spinning? Pen spinning is a cool skill, but takes lots of practice. Watch this pen spinning tutorial to learn how to do the Devil's Sonic and Devil's Around. This ...more

How To : Do some basic pen spinning tricks

Watch this pen spinning video tutorial to learn how to do some basic pen spinning tricks, like the Twisted Sonic, the Reverse Twisted Sonic, Thumb Around, Multiple Thumbspin, Infinity, Shadow, and Back Around. Pen spinning is a form of object manipulation that involves skillf ...more

How To : Do basic fundamental pen spinning tricks

Watch this pen spinning video tutorial to learn how to do basic fundamental pen spinning tricks, like the Thumb Around, Thumb Around Reverse, Charge, Pass, Reverse Pass, Fingerpass, Finger Pass Reverse, Sonic, and Sonic Reverse. Pen spinning is a form of object manipulation t ...more

News : Ten Tricks to Making Perfect Pizza

Deb and Alex's Smitten Kitchen is a treasure trove of beautifully photographed, delicious looking recipes. Every recipe is painstakingly outlined, including their recent post on making perfectly cooked, painless pizza. Personally, I have yet to get pizza dough right, so I'm an ...more

How To : Use Copic markers with stencils and card-making

Copic markers have a slightly involved numbering and indexing system, but this how-to video offers advice for using them. Since Copic markers are so expensive, there are tricks for multi-tasking the pens to get more colors out of fewer colors. Watch this video crafting tutoria ...more

How To : Duplicate a penny using only a pen

If you're bored at school, this trick will be sure to amaze your friends and give you something to do. With only a few slight modifications to the pen, you can give the illusion that you are making a penny appear out of nowhere. This video will give you the explanation on how ...more

How To : Create hair and fur with the pen tool 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 : Create a magical enchanted dagger 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

News : Balloon Twisting Hints and Tips

Here are just a few little random tips that may help you while making balloon animals for fun and profit. This list is only a collection of random balloon tips and tricks that I've come up with on the fly tonight. If you have any other suggestions or questions, please feel fre ...more

How To : Do the card in wallet trick

Are you a magician on a budget? Impressive feats of magic don't require an assistant to saw in half, or even a rabbit to pull out of a hat. You need only the slightest sleight-of-hand to perform this impressive magic staple. You Will Need *A deck of playing cards *Craft glue ...more

Venmo 101 : How to Send Money to Friends & Family

In the not so distant past, you had to actually go meet someone in person to repay money you owed them. Say they covered your half of dinner or picked up movie tickets — they wouldn't get their money back at least until the next time you saw them. Thankfully, Venmo has effecti ...more

How To : Make garlic mashed potatoes with Michael Chiarello

Mashed potatoes taste great no matter what you put in the mix, from butter to chives to onion bits. Learn a new way to cook your favorite American comfort food by watching this segment of "Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello," hosted by Michael Chiarello. You'll learn so ...more

How To : Control power consumption on DROID smartphones

Battery life on all cell phones is a problem. There isn't a cell phone on the market today that can satisfy everyone's power needs, but there are a few tips and tricks to making sure you have total control of your battery's lifespan on Droid smartphones. Droid battery life is ...more

How To : Mask with the pen tool in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Write "tree" in Japanese

If you have ever wanted to learn Japanese or even just a few words in the language then this video is perfect for you to begin with. This video will show you how to write the word "tree" in Japanese in a fun creative way. The video takes a picture of an actual tree and redesig ...more

How To : Sculpt the details of a shoe in 3D using Zbrush

This video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein covers some basic techniques for using Zbrush to sculpt the details of a 3D model of a shoe. He already has a basic model of a shoe when he begins, so you should be at the level where you can sculpt that before you watc ...more

How To : Model a head in 3D Studio Max

Making a head is hard enough with pen and pencil or with clay. Doing it in a 3D graphics program can seem impossible. This video is here to prove that such is not the case. Its eleven parts feature incredibly detailed instructions for modeling a human head using 3D Studio Max, ...more

How To : Build a sign in Photoshop with 3D lightbulbs

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 a faster Super Mario 64 TAS with four tricks

Making a fast TAS is time-consuming and mind-bending business. Fortunately, this video offers not one but four tips on how to make your TAS times faster in Super Mario 64. he covers how to go up certain slopes, do a stair blj, a quick turn, and how to a ground jump dive. All v ...more

How To : Create a website header logo in Photoshop

Want to create a header logo for your website in Photoshop? This lesson will show you how. Meet the Adobe Photoshop pen tool! 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 f ...more

How To : Create level templates in Blender

This clip presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create level templates within Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and t ...more

How To : Start Learning Magic

Especially today, with the internet making information so readily available, people of all ages, all around the world, are trying to learn magic tricks. Unfortunately, going about this the wrong way won't make you into a magician at all, but will instead make you into someone ...more

How To : Make a carved pipe out of an apple

How to about making a pipe or bowl out of an apple. It's Fun!! You need an apple, knife, pen and piece of aluminum foil. Don't puncture the bottom of the apple. This is a quick and easy way to make a smoking pipe or bowl.

How To : Create a low-poly model of a tree in Blender

This five-part guide presents detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create a low-polygon model of a tree when working in Blender. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely ...more

How To : Make M&Ms in Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5

A cascading shower of M&M's sounds like a dream come true! Bert Monroy of Pixel Perfect shows you how to illustrate and style M&M's using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Whether you're new to computer graphics, new to Adobe Photoshop CS4 or a seasoned design professional just ...more

How To : Use the pen display feature in SketchBook Pro 2010

See how to enable the pen display mode within Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2010. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned graphic artist merely looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video softwa ...more

How To : Build an infrared smart board with a Wiimote

Save tons of money by building your own LED pen that works with a multitouch smart board / whiteboard. You'll also need a WiiMote (Wii Remote) to use in conjunction with your homemade LED pens that you'll be making in this video. To get started with this awesome project, you'l ...more

How To : Create a 3D blowing leaf animation in Blender 2.5

This clip demonstrates how to create a simple scene of blowing leaves. This technique makes good use of alpha mapped leaves, particle systems and a particle instance modifier to achieve the result. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular open-source 3D computer ...more

How To : Coil wire by hand for jewelry making

Join Lisa Niven Kelly of beaducation as she gives you a quick overview on coiling wire by hand. Learn tips and tricks to get perfect coils that you can incorporate into all your projects. Watch as Lisa covers the basics of coiling using a few handy tools to help in the process ...more

How To : how to make a catapult out of office supplies

Bored at work or school? In the middle of waging a cubicle war, and need to up your arsenal? Just like making catapults? This video shows you how you can make a basic catapult out of an assortment of office supplies. To make your catapult, you will need a ball point pen, a lar ...more

How To : Ignore nested subtotals with AGGREGATE in MS Excel

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 664th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to make a ...more

How To : Do a warped sonic pen spinning magic trick

Tired of the same pen spinning tricks? Check out this instructional magic trick tutorial video to learn how to do the Warped Sonic pen spinning magic trick that will add some zest to your pen spinning skills. Basically you need to know how to do a charge and a pass. But if you ...more

How To : Do a backaround pen spinning magic trick

Want to improve your pen spinning? Check out this instructional magic trick video that will show you how to perform a backaround trick. This tutorial is great for pen spinning aficionados and anyone looking to expand their knowledge and skills of magic tricks. Practice the mot ...more

How To : Perform the double charge pen spinning magic trick

Need help with pen spinning? Check out this instructional magic trick video tutorial that will teach you how to perform the double charge magic trick for pen spinning. You just need to practice a few other techniques before attempting the double change. Learn a few tricks from ...more

How To : Make a wire loop for jewelry

This video shows aspiring jewelry makers how to make a simple wire loop using round nose pliers. This essential and fundamental wire working technique is one of those jewelry making tricks that you must master in order to make almost any kind of handmade jewelry.

How To : Do a continuous backaround

Been practicing a few pen spinning tricks? Check out this pen spinning magic trick to learn how to get at least two spins with a continuous backaround. This move looks nice in a combo move. Learn the multiple backaround movement and you can start performing 3-6 backarounds in ...more

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