A couple times a year, I hear about someone I know receiving that oh-so-scary letter from their ISP telling them to stop torrenting. ISPs will go as far as throttling your bandwidth (without lowering your bill), and sometimes even reporting you to authorities. The next thing y ...more
This how-to video shows how you can hack a standard baseball cap into a cool invisible IR mask to hide your face from cameras anywhere, and look perfectly normal to the human eye! You have to admire a technically accomplished hacker. Now don't go out a rob a bank or anything. ...more
OpenVPN is the open-source VPN (Virtual Private Network) client, used over the PPTP (Point to Point Tunneling Protocol). It allows you to connect to a remote network over a secure, encrypted connection and mask your IP addresses over all ports. Since there is only one "hop," t ...more
If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more
Duct tape is the king of all household items. You can use duct tape for practically anything, like this sweet wallet. But duct tape isn't the only crafty tape out there; masking tape holds its own, too. You may already know that you can make homemade speakers using an inflate ...more
A proxy is a server that lets a client to connect to it and forward its traffic. This enables a certain "layer" of protection by masking your IP. An IP address can be used to learn your location and track you on the Internet, thus eliminating any form of anonymity that you may ...more
One of the best horror movies released in 2014 was The Purge: Anarchy, a sequel to The Purge. Although it didn't receive the best reviews (and was missing Ethan Hawke star power), it was still very profitable, somehow better than the first part, and best of all—spawned various ...more
Halloween is one of those things that always seems to sneak up on you before you're prepared, so if you don't have tons of free time to make your own kickass costume, you might have to throw together something a little more last minute. If you're really in a bind, it doesn't ...more
Call of Duty may be one of the best video game franchises ever, but I doubt you'll see very many people dressed up as COD characters this Halloween. As awesome as the games are, there just aren't any memorable characters when it comes to looks—besides one. Simon Riley, otherw ...more
Jason Voorhees might be one of the scariest horror villains, and that's why he would make for a great Halloween costume. For this project, you will need a hockey mask, white spray paint, black spray paint, clear spray paint, an artist's brush, red, black, and brown acrylic pai ...more
Petrilude brings you a Halloween makeup tutorial on how to create an awesome Halloween skull mask. Learn how to create half a skull with teeth for Halloween. This will be hit at your Halloween party. Makeup products used for the blood: Red Lipmix Moistly Lip Gelee Burnt Burgu ...more
Want to create a fast layer mask in Photoshop CS5? It's easy. Learn how with this video guide. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or a seasoned graphic design professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the unique features of Photoshop ...more
When it comes to female superheroes/supervillains, does it get any sexier than the classic Batwoman? Batman's archnemisis and equal in many ways, Batwoman is one chick whose looks really do kill. Of course, having advanced combat training doesn't hurt. Look like a kick-ass vi ...more
Star-Lord may not have been a household name prior to the release of Guardians of the Galaxy, but you can sure count on a flood of kids and adults alike wanting to dress up as Chris Pratt's character this year for Halloween. The costume is easy enough to put together with a r ...more
This instructional costume making video shows how to create a fur suit mask head base with foam. Just follow these three simple steps for your fur suit mask: make the base of the mask, make and attach the ears to the base, and make and attach the muzzle and jaw. Watch this fur ...more
Guy Fawkes Night (or Day as it's known stateside, and commonly called Bonfire, Cracker, or Fireworks night) celebrates the anniversary of Catholic conspirators attempting to blow up the Parliament houses in London. Celebrated on November 5th, Guy Fawkes is traditionally hung i ...more
Did you know you can stimulate yourself to have a lucid dream? Well, it may take a little bit of practice first, but this sleep mask can certainly help you have the most interesting and realistic dreams of your life (yes, kinda like "Inception.") Just check out this video to l ...more
White criminal Conrad Zdzierak has committed the ultimate crime of racial stereotyping, plus multiple counts of aggravated robbery after robbing four banks and a CVS pharmacy. The robberies took place on April 9th of this year, but Zdzierak wasn't caught until now, thanks to a ...more
I want my Halloween costume to take as little effort as possible and be cheap—extremely cheap. That means I don't want to pay 50 bucks for some costume online or spend all day playing with liquid latex, and I most definitely do not want to visit a super crowded costume store i ...more
The Predator is a classic Sci-Fi and horror film monster, and quite possibly one of the coolest. (There will be no debating Aliens vs. Predator in these comments! :) ) If you're looking to make a costume for your indie film, or for going out for Halloween, check out this aweso ...more
Have you ever come across somebody on the streets looking like this? Pretty freaky, especially if it's not Halloween. But you know what, Halloween is almost here, so freaky is good. Thanks to creative folks like Eric Testroete and Bhautik Joshi, you can now create an awesome p ...more
As if skinning a human wasn't sick enough on its own, there's people out there that take it a step further by wearing it. The most notable example would be Ed Gein, the inspiration for such horrific characters as Leatherface, Buffalo Bill, and Bloody Face, but the practice has ...more
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
Learn two different methods for making objects disappear with masks in Apple's Final Cut Pro or Express. Whether you're new to Apple's Final Cut Pro non-linear video editor or just want to better acquaint yourself with the popular video editing program, you're sure to benefit ...more
In this online video series, learn how to make a pottery clay mask from ceramics expert Susan Ting. Susan will show you how to cut clay from the block and how to use the slab roller to roll out the clay to make a clay mask. She will demonstrate ceramics techniques such as how ...more
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to create a wipe by animating masks in After Effects. This tutorial is for beginners and should give you an idea of how to animate a mask and what alpha channels are. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing softw ...more
Whether or not The Purge franchise will be as successful as Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, or even the Saw movies remains to be seen, but it's definitely winning in the Halloween costumes department. Don't Miss: Halloween Makeup Masks from Purge: Anar ...more
Petrilude brings you this Halloween makeup tutorial. Learn how to apply a theatrical rhinestone masquerade mask for Halloween. Perfect costume for your Halloween party.
Looking for some help making a Hollywood Undead mask? In this video, get a step by step guide on how one person made hers from a blank mask purchased at Century Novelty.
Learn how to use After Effects CS5's built-in masking tools! Specifically, this clip addresses the creation and interaction of masks. Whether you're entirely new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software, new to AE CS5, or just looking to pick up a few usefu ...more
It's good to know the IP address of your computer. With this information, you can track your computers usage online, and will also know how to change it if you want to surf unnoticed. This tutorial will show you exactly how to find the IP address of your PC, so you will never ...more
Learn how to make this scary, furry werewolf mask for $35.00! For some helpful blueprints, go to: http://gryphus.googlepages.com/werewolfmaskblueprint.jpg
This video tutorial shows you how to expand your knowledge of the new Artistic Actions Kit in Photoshop CS3 by teaching you how to apply any shape you want to a layer mask. Don't forget to check the palette menu for more mask ideas and options.
In Keynote '08 a slide is a freeform graphics canvas that allows you to control the layout of your objects. In this tutorial you will learn how to create shapes and mask images in conjunction with your slides.
This tutorial teaches you how to mask in Sony Vegas Pro 7. Difficulty: Moderate
Aspirin masks are not something new, but many people are not aware of this amazing mask and the potential it has for clearing you skin! For this tutorial, you will need a bottle or a box of standard Aspirin. Detailed Instructions here: http://www.xanga.com/RiceBunny/56772818 ...more
This tutorial shows you the proper way to copy a mask in After Effects to the position property of another layer (and use it as a keyframe).
No matter what you think of Slipknot's music, you gotta admit they have a cool, horror movie look. This video will walk you through how to make your own Slipknot full head masks. You'll be surprised how simple the process is. Materials needed: An old shirt Masking tape or du ...more
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
With only a day left until Halloween, a full and detailed costume is too much to throw together for most people. But you still have to dress up as something, right? No one will give you candy or let you into a Halloween party if you don't even put in some effort. A mask is ab ...more
Super heros' secret identities are their most guarded secrets. Many choose to protect them with masks, but how to make your mask if you're a new superhero or a filmmaker trying to simulate a super hero? This video will show you how to make your own cheap superhero mask at home ...more
In this video tutorial, CreativeCOW contributing editor, Nelson Fernandes demonstrates a method to obtain a quick and dirty mask using the find edges effect combined with the auto-trace feature. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media p ...more
Make a Magician's Mask Have you ever heard of the Masked Magician? With the television series Magic's Biggest Secrets Finally Revealed, the so-called Masked Magician (Val Valentino) revealed secret after secret of the magicians repertoire. Valentino creates “the magic” then p ...more
Jason Voorhees single-handedly terrified millions of American children away from ever going to summer camp, and his iconic mask can still send people running to this day. This video will show you how to can quickly and easily make your own Friday the 13th Jason Voorhees mask o ...more
This is an amazing how to video on making fake whiskers using fishing wire and latex.
You told yourself you wouldn't be one of those lame people who throws on a mask and shows up at costume parties, but here we are a day before Halloween and you still have nothing. Unless you want to endure endless ridicule, you can't skip dressing up altogether, but if you don ...more
Recreate the dramatic, sexy costume in this how-to video in minutes; it's the perfect last-minute costume. Makeup artist Greg Arlt shows a way to use makeup to create a masquerade style makeup mask. You will need nude lip liner, black theatrical makeup, and glitter. Watch this ...more
This video is a 2-for-1 special. It will teach you how to make not one, but TWO cool props for a film or costume. They are, in no particular order, a gas mask / ventilator and a laser pistol. Both look very cool, require some materials and carpentry skills, and are sure to mak ...more
Yep Kitty Litter, but DON'T FREAK OUT! Read or watch the video before you make any assumptions. This mask is perfect for oily, dirty, large pores skin! If you need to detoxify your skin, this is the best mask to use, and you can make it right at home! Use this once every 2 wee ...more
This tutorial teaches you how to change the eye/hair color of someone using the quick mask feature of photoshop. Difficulty: Easy Prior Knowledge: Brush & Marquee Tool This tutorial was made in Adobe Photoshop CS3, other versions may differ in aspect to this video. -montagical
For this project, I was inspired by the as-yet-to-be-released movie called The Prototype when making this mask. Paper strips and a mix of water and flour is the main things you'll need to make this Prototype-like mask. For the eyes, I used old halogen bulbs and inside them I p ...more
Want to create a rough edge mask in Adobe Photoshop Elements? This clip will teach you what you need to know. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editing software or a seasoned professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its var ...more
Ever since the weepy-nostalgic film "Where the Wild Things Are" came out, dressing up like your favorite friendly monster, especially for Halloween or birthday parties, has become extremely popular. If you're planning to have a costume birthday party for your little dude or gi ...more
This is a visual demonstration of how to make a moving jaw for your werewolf mask. Watch Make a furry werewolf mask for some more ideas!
It's time to teach your kids about animals! To get your little one thinking like an animal, why not help them look like one? In this tutorial, featuring John Lithgow, learn how to turn common household items like paper plates and paints to create fun, realistic looking animal ...more
Michelle Phan demonstrates how to create an egg mask facial. Egg white and yolk mask. Perfect for oily skin. It helps brighten and tighten the skin. The reason why the egg yolks are so good and rich for your skin is because they are loaded with Vitamin A! Protein and nutrient ...more
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
So you've got your Spider-man costume nearly completed - you just need to figure out how to create his lenses. This tutorial shows an easy and inexpensive way to create the eye pieces and then attach them to your face mask.
Awhoooo werewolf in London! How about a werewolf, or just your regular wolf, right in your own backyard? This simple how to will show you the steps to transform your face from a lovable person on the street to a spooky, scary or downright creepy wolf. You'll want a white base ...more