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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 : 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

News : A Glossary of Essential Photoshop Tools for Beginners

So, you just bought Photoshop. It's time to familiarize yourself with the rudimentary tools. Let's start at the very beginning! File: That’s your picture! It’s called a file because that’s how it exists in the digital world, as a file on your CF card, your flash drive, your h ...more

How To : Take photographs with reflections

This videos will explain how to experiment with ITC and receive images from spirit using water, mirrors, and light. These photography techniques will allow for a great range of experimentation in pictures. Watch this video photography tutorial and learn how to take pictures wi ...more

Photoshop Project : How to Use Layers Creatively

Difficulty Level: Moderate Photoshop Skills Photoshop isn't just for zapping zits and adding freaky colors to sunset pictures! You can use it for fun, altered-reality pictures, too. If you have a tripod and some friends, you can combine many exposures as separate layers and u ...more

News : Super Cap USB Flashlight!

This awesome how to explains the construction of a DIY USB-charged flashlight! The coolest part is that there are no batteries! Two super capacitors hold the charge from the USB and release it to the LED light at the touch of a button! Image from La famille créative

How To : Use external Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D

Bruce Dorn from Canon breaks down the exposure and Speedlite controls on the Canon 5D Mark II. His explanations are especially helpful as he gives certain shooting scenarios in which tweaking these settings will improve your overall image quality. Explorer of Light Bruce Dorn ...more

How To : Drawing a realistic cartoon face

This video teaches the secret of drawing a realistic cartoon face in simple steps. First draw an oval in a plain paper using a pencil ,then make a light cross inside the oval. Now make a pair of eyes by drawing a coin like image on both sides of the horizontal line. On the ver ...more

How To : Add dramatic color to images in Photoshop

Tutvid shows you how to add flare and dramatic color to your raw camera images (usually the format of a DSLR). In a step-by-step guide with narration, Tutvid takes you through the process of using CameraRaw (used as an extension of Photoshop but never really brings it in photo ...more

How To : Add a window light cast in Photoshop

In this video we are going to light cast a window so we can add more focus to the photos. First take unremarkable photo, then find a window image to transfer and select all Ctrl+a. After that copy it to the previous image. Click layer 1, then select the white space in the wind ...more

The Sun King : Using Your First Off-Camera Light

Difficulty Level: If you have eyes, you can do this. Ambient light is often called available, natural or existing light. Lots of professional photographers have quotes on lights, but this is my favorite: "I only shoot available light. Any damn light that’s available." I wish ...more

How To : Isolate colors in Photoshop

The step by step methods to isolate colors in Photoshop have been shown in the video. In a layer we have to place an image and first select the particular part to be isolated with the pen tool which has free form pen tool, add subtract, intersect and exclude overlapping path o ...more

How To : Carve Tack When Windsurfing

Tacking is an important part of windsurfing and, of course, it's best to start learning when there are light winds. Usually, at this level, most time is devoted to the gybe move, and the carve tack is a variation of this, a transition that you need and will give you the confid ...more

How To : Add lights and materials to models in Pro/DESKTOP

This CAD software tutorial shows you how to work with lights and materials in Pro/DESKTOP. This is an advanced tutorial that will show you how to add materials to a figure, add lighting, backgrounds and export the image. Rendering completed images is an important part of worki ...more

How To : Use Apple Aperture software

In this series of videos photographer and Mac expert Brandon Sarkis shows you the basics of using Aperture photo editing software. He demonstrated how to setup the software, how to import your photos, and how to adjust your images using various features, like Light Tables and ...more

How To : Use the levels and histogram in Photoshop

Deke McClelland explains what the Levels and Histogram commands can do in Photoshop in this video tutorial. Levels allows you to adjust the luminance levels allowing you to adjust the contrast and colors within each color channel of an image. Thus, Levels allows you to adjust ...more

How To : Transfer attributes in Houdini 9

This Houdini 9 software video series focuses on examples of when and how to use Attribute Transfer. Part 1 covers Attribute Transfer One Point: A very basic example of how to use the attribute transfer sop, by using a single point to transfer a colour attribute to a grid. Par ...more

How To : Make a homemade Sesame Street bean bag toss game

Have you ever had the urge to throw a ball at someone, but knew you could never do it? Regardless if for merely a gag or out of frustration, we all have that someone we would love to use as target practice, but know fully well we can't purposely try to hurt another person. Wel ...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

News : Get an Invisibility Cloak. Seriously.

Well, maybe not a real invisibility cloak—sorry Harry Potter fans—but a team of scientists at MIT's SMART Centre are on their way to producing materials that mimic actual invisibility. Like something straight out of an H.G. Wells novel, scientists are using materials to refra ...more

How To : Make 3D Origami Tarantula

Here are instructions to make an origami tarantula. Detailed visual instructions are on the video that contains a map and images of the origami. You will need 186 black, 83 dark brown, 10 light brown and 3 orange triangles. You'll also need: 8 large black square papers: 3.5 ...more

How To : Draw Human Nose and Mouth

Video: . Video: . Video: . Video: . VCAD instructor Glen Kennedy introduces fundamental drawing techniques to encourage young artists to develop and hone their drawing skills. Step 1: In Part 1 of the Video Series, Kennedy Begins the Drawing with Simple Shapes to Start and ...more

How To : Create Realistic 3D Shadows

Setting up shadows takes just as much time and attention as setting up lights. You can think of all of your illumination as one half of your lighting design, and shadows as the other, equally important half. Shadows can add richness to the tones and shading of your image, tie ...more

News : Nokia 9 PureView Leaks & Rumors

Update February 25: The Nokia 9 PureView was announced at Mobile World Congress! Read all of the official specs and details at our full rundown of Nokia's latest flagship. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say the Nokia 9 PureView is the flagship device most Nokia fans have b ...more

How To : Build an interior room in Cinema 4D

In this video series, our expert John Carstarphen will show you how to use walls, windows, and spline objects. He will also show you how to use the NURBS loft, copy and scale objects, use floor trim, and add a backdrop. He will also show you how to texture the trim, add a back ...more

How To : Make a reflection in water using Photoshop

In this how to video, you will learn how to make a reflection in water using Photoshop. First, open the image in Photoshop. Select the crop tool and select the whole photo. Click and drag the lower part down. Select the rectangular marquee tool and select the picture. Click on ...more

How To : Cross process your photos in Photoshop

Cross processing is a Photoshop version of slide processing. The result would be you get all these weird color shifts. For reasons best known to people who run the fashion magazines, this look became very popular in the 1990s. Start by adding in a curves layer. Add a new adjus ...more

News : X-Men - Shot with Technicolor Cinestyle

I shot this X-Men: First Class Spoof with the new Technicolor CineStyle picture profile (it was a 5d, as well). I had done some initial testing, when the profile first came out, but never shot a real project on it. This X-Men short is my first real world experience with the pr ...more

How To : Carve Fractals and Stars on Pumpkins

Fractals and stars are two of the most beautiful and complicated-looking classes of geometric objects out there. We're going to explore these objects and how to carve them on a pumpkin. Unlike the last one on carving polyhedral pumpkins, where we used the entire pumpkin to car ...more

News : The Best Smart LED Lighting for the Smart Home

One of the latest home-improvement gadgets out there today, smart lighting, has become more popular as prices come down. That being said, its still quite a penny to shell out. In this article, I'll go through a few of the top products out there today, including the Philips Hue ...more

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