Only three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and getting a dent in your car or truck. Even if you're as careful as possible, you can't always account for runaway shopping carts, wrongly thrown footballs, out-of-nowhere light posts, and other real-life annoyances. Howe ...more
Whether you drive a new or used car, discovering a new dent, scratch, or scuff mark can send you into a frustration spiral. While there are many DIY ways to deal with dents, scratches and scuff marks are trickier because using the wrong stuff could make your car's paint job lo ...more
There are two options when it comes to a dent in your car — live with it, cringing each time it enters your view, or get rid of it. While the latter is obviously the best option, most of us will probably just live with dents and dings since spare money is better spent on the a ...more
What I'm going to do in this tutorial is, as the title implies, teach you how to make nearly anything look like metal. This can especially come in handy in Steampunk, as most of us don't have the ability to machine brass. We do, however, have access to wood, PVC, and spray pai ...more
After Halloween Guide : How to Remove Makeup, Face Paint, Fake Blood & Body Glue from Skin & Clothing
Becoming someone else for Halloween is a lot of fun, but it can take a ton of tools to accomplish. An elaborate costume can require you to slather yourself in all kinds of makeup, paints and glues, and putting it on is only half the work. The real fun starts when the party's o ...more
Steampunking Nerf guns by painting them is a pretty common practice among Steampunks, but unfortunately, the really amazing-looking ones involve literally taking the gun apart, painting it, and then screwing it all back together. Well, I'm glad that some people can do that, b ...more
Is the finish on your rims peeling off or cracking? If so, you may want to refinish them. This video shows you how using Dupli-Color wheel paint.
Got a dent that you don't want to take into a body shop to get fixed? Watch this tutorial to find out how to repair a dent without having to repaint your car.
There are some really talented graffiti artists out there. Some of them are good enough that businesses hire them to paint advertisements, rather than hiring someone to scrub their work off the side of the building. Then there are the taggers who just go around painting their ...more
In this video, we learn how to resize an image in MS Paint without losing resolution. First, you will go to the file menu and then open. From here, open up the photo you want to resize. After this, go the 'image' section on the toolbar and then click 'stretch and skew'. From h ...more
Acrylic paintings of the human face are a great form of artistic expression. Paint acrylic portraits with tips from an illustrator in this free video series on art and painting. Part 1 of 15 - How to Paint portraits with acrylic. Paint portraits with acrylic - Part 2 of 15. Cl ...more
Wilson Bickford teaches us how to paint believable rocks in this tutorial. To begin, you will first start with an easel and several paints. Wet your small paint brush with a mixture of brown and black and paint a rock shape on the paper. You will do this by drawing many lumps ...more
In this video, we learn how to do tiger face paint in two minutes. This is a simple tiger, so it will be perfect for family outings or something you need done quickly. First, use a sponge and orange paint to paint the middle of the face orange. After this, use a sponge with wh ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to create a water like effect on the surface of canvas, wood or paper. Use acrylic paint and a spray bottle with some paint thinner. Spray the turpentine onto wet paint and watch the paint separate into shapes that look like the surface ...more
If you're thinking about making some minor paint repairs on your vehicle, getting that paint to match the color on your car can be a difficult task. This video will help you out by showing you how to blend your automotive paint to match the existing color. This is the process ...more
A new coat of paint is an easy, cheap way to make your home look instantly better, but dealing with paint fumes for days afterward isn't so fun, especially if you have kids or pets. Most household paints have VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in them that release fumes as the ...more
Face painting a lion is a fun way to explore your artistic creativity and spice up a party. Learn to paint a lion using face paints from a face painting expert in this free video series. Part 1 of 9 - How to Face paint a lion. Face paint a lion - Part 2 of 9. Click through to ...more
Watch this instructional painting video to begin painting on plexiglass. Create some cool effects using spray paint, paint thinner, acrylic paint. Make marks and unique textures using your finger, scratching tools and stencils.
Got an old pair of Nikes or other sneakers lying around? Learn how to customize your shoes and paint your own designs and graphics on them. You'll need acetone to treat the sneakers and water-based acrylic paint.
With gas prices constantly digging into your wallet, biking will always be a cheap and easy alternative for getting around—and it's a perfect way to get in a little exercise. But with the fall season about a week away, it is going to start getting dark a lot earlier and that r ...more
In this how-to video series, learn how to repair car paint damage from Doug Jenkins and his crew of mechanics and car restoration experts. They will teach you all the steps you need to know to repair paint damage such as paint chips. They will demonstrate how to sand out car p ...more
This video demonstrates how to create an artwork using ordinary aluminum foil from your kitchen. This technique is good for those people who have no inspiration of what to paint but want to be creative. This collage technique is a fun way for beginners to experiment with textu ...more
How to draw and paint rock cliff mountain environmental concept background. This landscape scene is created in a video demonstration using Photoshop. his step by step video shows you laying down the base color, blocking in shape for painting, assigning value and color composit ...more
In this online video series, learn from DIY home improvement expert Jon Olson, as he demonstrates garage home improvement projects such as installing garage shelves and painting the walls in the garage. Learn what materials and tools you will need, how to prepare garage walls ...more
If you have an artistic ability, I encourage you to learn how to airbrush on cars. Sure, it may be a little different, but if you already have the artistic ability, the rest is a walk in the park. What Kind of Paint Do I Use There are many good paints to use for airbrushing ...more
Watch this video to learn how to paint a Warhammer 40k Space Marine. This tutorial will teach you which paint brushes you need, how to put your Space Marine together and how to prime you Space Marine. Part 1 of 3 - How to Paint Warhammer 40k Space Marines. Part 2 of 3 - How t ...more
This walks you through how to create an animated GIF image file that can be used in websites, as avatar's, as icons, etc. You'll be using Microsoft Paint to create each frame of the animation, and an application called Unfreez (found here) to animate them together. This examp ...more
Painting your car's interior is a great way to enhance your driving surroundings and give you a new plush look. In most cases it can even increase the value of your car when you trade it in or sell it. You could spend hundreds, even thousands for changing or replacing your in ...more
In this video, Deana teaches us how to distress furniture. You will need the furniture you want to distress and then paint over it with green furniture paint in the parts you want to change. Apply the paint thinly and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, or until dry. Now apply your ...more
This funky nail painting tutorial will give you tips on how to paint your nails with a super cute flick design.
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
Whether you are interested in graffiti, graffiti-style fine art, or just looking to learn more about spray painting this video is for you. It gives a quick overview of the several spray paint tips and the different lines they produce.
A quick demo from my studio on how to paint a summery sky. Blue skies with clouds can be a problem for some, so watch this real-time demo to help learn how to do it.
Want to learn how to quickly and easily paint directly on 3D objects? With Maya's 3D paint tool, it's a cinch. And this guide will show you how. Whether you're new to Autodesk's popular modeling software or a seasoned 3D artist just looking to better acquaint yourself with app ...more
According to George Gjoka, a professional Paintless Dent Repair (PDR) technician, when you attempt to take a dent out of your car, you're probably doing it wrong. You see, when a dent occurs on your car, the metal not only goes inward, but the surrounding edges of the dent go ...more
Learn how to remove scratches from your car's paint quickly easily to keep your car looking like new.This technique uses a medical syringe.
Unlike many other video painting tutorials which are time lapse speed painting set to music, these lessons will actually teach you how to make a finished painting. These pieces will be small, simple and easy to follow. You may take bits and pieces of these lessons and apply th ...more
Would you like to create ghost flames or other custom paint effects, but don’t know how? Here is a quick, easy, and inexpensive method. This method does not require a paint gun, airbrush, or even paint. Follow this step-by-step procedure and watch the video tutorial and you’ll ...more
In one way, this seem more like an artistic sculpture than a silly prank, but unless you're making food and drink art, this will always be a prank. Learn the spilled coffee prank, outlined in this how-to, which involves a little bit of Elmer's Glue. Place this over someone's s ...more
Sparkling glitter nail polish is always a popular favorite but buying different bottles to get different colors is a waste of money. You can paint your nails with pure loose glitter in just a few easy steps. Things You Will Need Bottle of clear nail polish Tube of loose glit ...more
Holton Rower's Pour recalls the lysergic 1960s at their most saturated. So much so that, had Timothy Leary been an abstract expressionist, it's easy to imagine that his work might have borne more than a passing resemblance. The process is essentially self-evident: build a flat ...more
Building a frame for your paintings can save you money and provide one more creation of which to be proud. Normally recommended for abstract paintings, basic float frames offer a professional feel to your art. This video demonstrates how to build a very simple float frame, whi ...more
If the paint job for your car or truck has been lightly scratched, this tutorial shows you how to use Scratch Out to remove scratches. Make sure you do this in the sun, and remember to reapply your coat of carwax after you're done.
Tutorial/demonstration showing how to use Calligraphic Brushes in Illustrator to do line drawings (inking) and then import them into Photoshop as a Smart Object to retain the vector quality of the line art. By using clipping masks, we can change the color of the line art witho ...more
Doug Jenkins, will not only show you how to maintain your car but also how to completely restore and renew its paint job. You'll learn how to scuff off old, dry paint, apply new paint and even fix blemished in the paint job as your cars becomes like new before your eyes. Part ...more
Canvas shoes like Vans and Converse are the most popular casual shoes in the world, and have become high-style items over the years as well. They are easy to paint, cheap, and make perfect canvases for custom shoe art. Watch this video for three great tips that will improve yo ...more
These pastel painting lessons can help you learn painting basics such as sketching, choosing color and framing. Learn how to paint with pastels in this free video series of pastel painting lessons. Part 1 of 14 - How to Paint pastel for beginners. Paint pastel for beginners - ...more
Watch this painting tutorial and learn a method to paint acrylic paintings using an imaging editing program called Gimp. No drawing skills required. If you want to learn how to use acrylic paint but don't want to spend a ton of cash on supplies, here's how. The supplies are st ...more
If you're painting your auto yourself, you might need a little help if you've never done it before, especially when it comes to the primer sealer and apply your first base coat of paint. This video will show you how to do just that. An OEM fender was already prepped by sanding ...more
Cute and cuddly! Check out this video to learn how to face paint a teddy bear.
Try out a layering technique using spray paint. Always wear a mask when painting with spray paint indoors. Create interesting compositions on old shopping bags. Add depth and tone to stencils by building up layers of material texture, drawing and spray paint. Dry your work wit ...more
In this Autos, Motorcycles & Planes video tutorial you will learn how to feather edge paint to prepare a damaged car for primer. Feather edging is the process of feathering or layering each layer of coating in order to prevent a rough edge. Use a 6 inch DA and 150 - 220 grit s ...more
Tired of your old engine looking... not so good? Clean it up and enhance the overall look with a simple paint job! In this episode, we show you how to paint your engine block, costing you only a few bucks and about an hour or two of your time! First your must remove all greas ...more
Check out this video to learn to paint a cherry blossom in the traditional Japanese method of painting in ink called Sumi-e.
Pastel paintings lessons can help you learn how to paint still life objects and use color effectively. Learn how to paint with pastels in this free video series of pastel painting lessons. Part 1 of 19 - How to Paint with pastels. Paint with pastels - Part 2 of 19. Click throu ...more
Watch this instructional manicuring video to paint a a black and red flower on a single fingernail. You will need five different colors of nail polish. To complete this design, you must not let the nail polish dry. If you paint nail designs frequently, make sure to paint a pro ...more
For most street artists, it takes a considerable amount of time to paint large art installments on the walls of urban structures. The more time it takes, the better chance there is of getting caught, since nearly all of the rogue artwork is slapped on the sides of city and pri ...more
In this online video series, learn how to paint your car bumper, from car painting expert Marcel Porter. This experienced auto technician will show you how to sand your car bumper, how to mix the primer for your car and how to apply the primer, how to prepare the car paint and ...more
This video demonstrates how to spray paint realistic rock faces on hills and mountains using acrylic paint washes. The process is easy and enhances model train track backgrounds.
Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to custom spray p ...more