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How To : Use the Refine Mask tool in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Learn how to use Photoshop CS5's new Refine Mask tool with this free video lesson. Whether you're new to Adobe's Creative Suite or a seasoned graphic design professional after a general overview of Photoshop CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this ...more

How To : Use the mask tool in Sony Vegas Pro 9

Have Sony Vegas, but don't know all that it can do, like masking? Well, this video tutorial about masking in Vegas Pro 9 will get you started in movie visual effects. As in the video, you can give an illusion that there is a real tank in your backyard with masking. See how to ...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 : Change the color of your hair in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to use PhotoShop to change hair color.. First, select the mask tool inside PhotoShop. Now, zoom in on your picture and brush the hair that you want to change the color of. Zooming in and using smaller or bigger brushes will help you be more precise. ...more

How To : Change the color of dark hair in Photoshop

In this video, we learn how to change the color of dark hair in PhotoShop. First you will want to open up PhotoShop and open up the picture you want to change, zooming in so you can see the hair up close. Next, open up the mask tool, then use the brush to color the hair. This ...more

How To : Put two different photos together in Photoshop

This video shows you how to combine two unique photographs in Adobe Photoshop. Using the mask tool, you can define the level of blur and blending between the two photographs. This is great for slick, professional quality composites.

How To : Remove underlying stitches in Embird

For design embroidery software Embird. Want to know how to remove pesky underlying stitches using the Mask Tool? Rosanne demonstrates in this tutorial using the pull tool, as well. Remove underlying stitches in Embird. Click through to watch this video on editingwizardry.com

How To : Crop and compose images in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to crop and compose images using the mask tool in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts ar ...more

How To : Add a watermark to your images using Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add a watermark to an image using Adobe Photoshop. Begin by importing the image into the program. Select the Horizontal Type Mask Tool under the Text tool. Then select the font color, type and size. Now type in the text and click ou ...more

How To : Make someone fly in After effects

CathyDirector teaches you how to make someone fly using After Effects. You will need two clips: one with the background and one with the background and the person walking or running. To have the same type of footage, use a tripod for stabilization. Duplicate the second layer a ...more

How To : Change the color of your lips in Photoshop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to change the color of lips in Adobe Photoshop. Begin by importing the image into the program. Select the quick mask tool and then select the brush tool. Now color the part that you want to retouch. This will allow the mask to create a ...more

How To : Liquify an image using Photoshop

In this how to video, you will learn how to liquify an image using Photoshop. First, open the image in Photoshop. Next, go to filter and select liquify. Use the forward warp tool to press pieces of the photo. Use the reconstruct tool to bring the image back to the original sta ...more

How To : Perform a simple levitation trick using Photoshop

This video tells us the method to perform a simple levitation trick using Photoshop. Take the photo of the background and the person sitting on some object posing as if he or she is levitating. Select the 'Move Tool' and hold the 'Shift' key down. Drag the picture on to the ba ...more

How To : Use and understand airway management equipment

Every physician, medical student or resident, from emergency room doctors and nurses to anesthesiologists, need to know of the most fundamental skill sets: airway assessment and management. But before one can be proficient with this skill set, you need to know the tools of the ...more

How To : Build an Egyptian Pharaoh's room 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 simple movie poster in Photoshop

This video tutorial from TutVid shows how to create a simple movie poster text effect in Adobe Photoshop CS4. * First create a new file by clicking File-New. Set Width to 650 , Height to 960 and Background Contents to White. Click OK. * Press the 'G' button to grab the gradie ...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

How To : Remove tanlines in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, learn how to use the software program to remove tan lines from a photo subject. To complete this editing process in Photoshop, follow the steps in this tutorial to learn how to utilize a layer mask, eye dropper tool, and adjust colors. By following ...more

How To : Create optical illusions in Flash CS3

Tony Ross demonstrates how to create optical illusions in Flash. In the first video he creates a spinning illusion of circles with cycling gradients using Motion Tweens and Rotation Options. In the second video, create a tunnel illusion using Motion Tweens and Masking. The las ...more

How To : Add a door In an exterior brick wall

If you've got a brick house and are looking to install a door in the brick, this how to will get you there. Be prepared, it's a big job and you'll need to be comfortable wielding several power tools. Are you ready to take the challenge? Here are the tools you'll need: a 4ft l ...more

How To : Blend images together in Photoshop

This video tutorial by photoshopuniverse teaches you how to blend two images seamlessly using Photoshop. For this you need two or more images that need to be blended together. Using the move tool in Photoshop move one image over to the other image. Open the layers window and m ...more

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 : Create a postage stamp in Photoshop

This video tutorial by photoshopuniverse shows you how to create a postage stamp in Photoshop. First take a suitable image and decide the shape of the stamp. Corp the image to suit the shape of the stamp by selecting the area and choosing corp and increase the canvas size as s ...more

How To : Create blendshapes to animate faces in Zbrush

THis video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein covers how to create symmetrical and asymmetrical blendshapes using the 3D sculpting program Zbrush. This is a fairly complex process, utilizing transpose masking features, move brush, smart resym, and morph target tool ...more

How To : Create muzzle flashes on Sony Vegas Pro

Muzzle flashes are basically firing and explosive effects that come out of the pistol or barrel of a gun. These firing effects can be created on Sony Vegas using a masking technique. Watch this video to see how to have fully customizable muzzle flashes using masking tools as ...more

How To : Use layer, vector, and clipping masks in Photoshop

If you're not familiar with its mask tools, you're not taking full advantage of Adobe Photoshop. Learn how to use them with this clip. 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 fr ...more

How To : Draw faster in Adobe Illustrator CS5

Whether you're new to Photoshop or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to work faster with everyday too ...more

How To : Fix Blurry Photos in Photoshop

It's very easy to get a slightly blurry photograph due to a moving subject, camera shake, or just an incorrect auto-focus, but you don’t have to let that ruin an otherwise terrific picture. All it takes is a little finesse in Photoshop or another photo editing software. This g ...more

How To : Create glass wave rollover buttons in Flash CS4

Learn how to create flowing glass rollover buttons. This clips takes a look at tweening in the timeline to create a seamless loop, using the pen tool a little, masking, and reversing frames. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web dev ...more

How To : Whiten yellow teeth in Photoshop

This is a terrific video on how to whiten yellow teeth in Photoshop, taught by Link. First, he zooms in on the teeth and uses the quick selection tool or magic wand. This is a pretty easy task. You just have to click and drag. If you put too much of the gums, you can hold down ...more

How To : Simulate a photo tear in Photoshop

In this video we learn how to make it seem like your photo is torn in half using Adobe Photoshop. The first step is to decide how you would like to have your photo "torn" up. The second step is to select the lasso tool and draw the tear line through the photo. The third step i ...more

How To : Add rounded corners to photos in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse shows you how to quickly add rounded corners to photos using Photoshop. He talks about vector masks which he is going to use to give the photo in the video a rounded corner. He uses layers inside of Photoshop to complete this task and also use the Crop tool. ...more

How To : Use a luminosity mask in Photoshop

This video is about using a luminosity mask in Photoshop. The luminosity mask is used to enhance the color and contrast in photos that lack each of these. The color is enhanced or punched up. Choose the manipulation tool: channel and RGB. To choose RGB, touch control and then ...more

How To : Ignite a soccer ball in particleIllusion & AE

Creative Cow Leader Jeff Bellune demonstrates how to use the tools available in particleIllusion and After Effects to get a particle emitter source to track an element in a video clip. Part One details how to animate the Layer Offset in particleIllusion to eliminate motion in ...more

How To : Select or mask liquids in Adobe Photoshop

Some Photoshop users are intimidated by the idea of trying to mask or select liquids. Here is a guide with some helpful tips on how to get this done. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this brief video software tutorial. For more Adobe ...more

How To : Build a BBQ grilling station

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to building a bbq grilling station. The tools needed are a measuring tape, square, hammer and chisel, safety glasses, a deadblow hammer and work gloves. Select the location and measure the dimensions of the grilling stati ...more

How To : Build an outdoor kitchen

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to build an outdoor kitchen. You can build it yourself using the AB courtyard walls collection. You should have all tools as per How-to sheet #341 before you begin. Determine the location of your outdoor kitchen and with ...more

How To : Fake a tilt shift miniature look in Photoshop

1. To make tilt shift take one picture which is taken from high angle with any content like car and buses. Now open the picture in Photoshop and change it to quick mask mode to create and edit the selection. 2. Now select the Gradient tool and choose Reflected gradient and sta ...more

How To : Add a color tint to photos in Photoshop

This how-to video is about how to add a color tint to photos in Photoshop. This can really add some nice effect to the pictures, To do this first select the picture then go to "layers" then choose "adjustment layer" option right click on it and choose "hue and saturation" opt ...more

How To : Make a masquerade mask

Ever desired your very own masquerade mask? ThreadBanger takes us through the fun, multiple steps to acquire your very own custom-fit plaster mask! Materials needed include plaster wrap cloth, water, scissors, petroleum jelly, spray paint (in your color choice), sand paper, pa ...more

How To : Make a Werewolf costume

Don't wait for a full moon to unleash your inner beast. Get your growl on with these tips on creating the ultimate werewolf mask. You Will Need * Petroleum jelly or lotion * A wig cap * Gauze suitable for plaster work * Plaster * Hot glue * A small sheet of craft foam, cut int ...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 : Use Rembrandt lighting for images in Photoshop

This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...more

How To : Fix, enhance, and retouch photos 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 jellyfish environment 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 self-writing text in Flash

In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to create text writing itself via masking in Flash. Tools used include Brush tool, Selection tool as well as masking. Create self-writing text in Flash. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

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