Path Around Shapes

How To : Place outlines around shapes in Illustrator CS2

In this Illustrator CS2 video tutorial you will learn to place outlines around shapes. Learn to use Offset Path and Pathfinder Subtract commands. Outlines can be applied to any vector shape, before outlining text you must first convert the text to shapes. http://www.video-tute ...more

How To : Wrap text around paths in illustrator

To create an added interest with text, learn how to wrap text around paths or shapes using Illustrator software. This video from Task Tutorial shows us each step involved with wrapping text around an oval as an example. However, any shape or path can be used to wrap text aroun ...more

How To : Type along a path in Illustrator

It is possible to use the type tool to make text flow around a shape, or a path. This is a useful thing to know for any layout creation. Watch and see how to type along a path in Adobe Illustrator. Type along a path in Illustrator. Click through to watch this video on vtutoria ...more

How To : Bend and Shape Trees However You Want in Minecraft

I should start off by saying that this technique is of no real practical value, because this process is far more time-consuming than simply just manually trimming trees to meet your specifications. That said, it's an awful lot of fun to play with! This takes advantage of the ...more

How To : Box model a jet in 3DS Max for PaperVision3D

This software tutorial series teaches you how to box model in 3DS Max. Specifically, you will learn the basics of box modeling in 3D Studio Max, then box model a jet and animate it for PaperVision3D. PART 1: covers the basics of shapes and objects and do a review of keyboard s ...more

How To : Use the Illustrator CS4 Blob Brush

Illustrator CS4 introduces the new Blob Brush tool to users. Instead of a regular brush stroke, painting with the blog brush gives you a filled, compound path. Any new shape painted with the same color and stroke will automatically merge with existing shapes with the same sett ...more

How To : Carve Polyhedral Pumpkins

Halloween is coming up, so many of you may have a need or desire to carve a pumpkin and turn it into a Jack O' Lantern. This week we are going to explore carving our pumpkins into interesting geometric shapes. In this post, we will carve the pumpkins into spherical versions of ...more

How To : Make glow effects using Photoshop

This photoshop tutorial demonstrated by Howard from tutcast.com, teaches you how to do amazing glow effects for your work and projects. Everything you need to know from the background you choose to use to editing out the leftovers. You can use any image that you choose to. Sta ...more

How To : Draw Beyoncé Knowles

Watch this tutorial to learn how to draw Beyoncé Knowles. Make sure to pause the video after each step and look at the screen every few seconds while you are drawing. "Step 1- Make a rainbow shape at the top of your large index card. Notice that the top of the rainbow is at t ...more

How To : Play Super Farkle on Facebook (12/02/09)

Super Farkle is here! Better than the regular Farkle, Super Farkle has more everything to enjoy on Facebook. If you haven't played Farkle before, you don't know what you're missing. It's one of the best dice game on the web. This video tutorial shows how to play Super Farkle ...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 cute curl on short hair

The young female presenter starts by recommending the Chi Turbo Digital Ceramic Spring Curling Iron for the project. She starts the hairstyle by sectioning the top half of hair and clipping it to the top of her head. Then she takes a 1 to 1 1/2 inch strand of hair from the bot ...more

How To : Make an Android doll at home

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an Android doll at home. First, print out the Android logo from the internet, making it large enough to make a doll. Now, cut out the print out with scissors cutting out the different sections individually. Next, place the cut outs onto a ...more

How To : Make Ebenezer Scrooge using Stampin' Up punches

In this tutorial, we learn how to make Ebenezer Scrooge using Stampin' Up punches. First, you will need to grab the guide that tells you which punches to punch out to make the character. Once you have all the colors and shapes punched out, then you will be able to put them tog ...more

How To : Do a Squash backhand drive from the front court

Squash is a racquet sports game, seemingly similar to tennis, but played on a small indoor court with hollow rubber ball, much small than a tennis ball. Squash is an intense, high impact sport. This squash tutorial demonstrates Squash backhand drive from the front court. -The ...more

How To : Make a balloon version of Marge Simpson's hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a balloon version of Marge Simpson's hair. This will take around 7 blue or purple colored balloons (your choice of course) and you will be baking a tetrahedron design. You will have asterisk type shapes everywhere except on the bottom, wh ...more

How To : Perform commercial eights on pylons when flying

This video, brought to you by UND AeroCast, will teach the fundamentals of commercial eights with pylons when flying. The objective of eights on pylons is to develop the ability to maneuver the airplane accurately, while dividing attention between the flight path and selective ...more

How To : Import a motion path into After Effects

In this brief tutorial, Aharon Rabinowitz shows you a simple way to create masks and motion paths in After Effects using Illustrator and Photoshop path shapes. Import a motion path into After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net

How To : Make abstract shapes in Cinema 4D

Nick from Greyscale Gorilla shows you a great way of playing around with shapes in order to play around with lighting and shadows. Most of this approach is very conceptual, but it's incredibly important to import ideas for later projects.

How To : Easily remove a tattoo using Photoshop

This video shows you how to remove a tattoo from a photograph using Photoshop. First, select the tattoo using the pen tool, to get a very accurate line around the tattoo. Make sure the "Paths" button is punched in. Drag the mouse and click several times to make a path around t ...more

How To : Use the paths and foreground select tool in GIMP

For anyone looking to edit a picture with one or more persons down to just a single person in the picture, you can use GIMP. This video tutorial goes over how to utilize the paths (or pen) tool and foreground select tool. The paths tool allows a person to select a part of an i ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (AON) Kickoff

Astronomy World will be posting a weekly blog post that informs fellow observers upcoming interesting events in the sky. These will include: Moon phases—It can be fun observing different phases of the moon (how much of the moon is dark). It is also fun observing the dark side ...more

How To : Make a mini cucumber for a doll & dollhouse

Showing how to make of a cucumber out of polymer clay. The instructor begins with the color of clay she is going to be using, greens and translucent. She makes six inner 'seeds', then she shapes them around a core piece. Around the middle, she wraps 2 layers of translucent cla ...more

How To : Make a moose bead out of polymer clay

This video tutorial is going to show you how to make a Moose Bead from Polymer Clay by Garden of Imagination. You begin with clay and make a shape it like the head of the moose as shown in the video. Then take more clay and make the ears and attach them to the head. Now take l ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/21 to 3/27)

Again, there are tons of events this week, and as usual, most of them are caused by Jupiter's moons. But there is some happenings with Venus, too, so don't miss out. March 21: Io occultation March 22: Io and Ganymede transits, new Moon March 23: Io eclipse, Europa occultation ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/14 to 3/20)

This week, there's a lot going on in the skies above, with at least one event per day! There's also an equinox, which only occurs about twice a year! March 14: NASA will be launching five rockets to study the jet stream on the east coast- if you live there be sure to look for ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/7 to 3/13)

AON is moving to Wednesdays! There are lots of things going on this week in the skies above, so be sure to observe. As usual, there's a lot to see around Jupiter, with its moons eclipsing and transiting. Also, a star from the Virgo constellation will be in conjunction with our ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (2/21 to 2/27)

There's not much going on this week in the skies above, but there are a lot of conjunctions to take a peek at! And of course, there's the comet Garradd that's still showing its tail to us down here on Earth, so make sure to catch it before it's gone. The rest that's going on t ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (2/14 - 2/20)

The Garradd comet has just about reached its absolute peak! By the way, I took those pictures below of the moon through my iPhone using an adapter. Pretty cool, right? Until March: The Garradd Comet is at its absolute peak! Be sure to view it before it's gone! February 14: Io ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (02/07 - 02/13)

The comet Garradd is almost at its peak now, plus there's plenty more events going on this week, so be sure to observe! Until March: The Garradd comet has almost reached its absolute highest magnitude! This comet is bright and easy to follow, so be sure to check it out! Febr ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (02/01 - 02/06)

This week's AON might be a little short, but finally, the Garradd comet's peak has come! I picked the Garradd comet to follow because it's a bright and easy-to-follow comet. Be sure to observe it! If you need help finding it, you can find more information here. Until March: T ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (1/27 to 1/31)

There isn't much going on this week, unless you like to observe the moons of Jupiter! January 27: Io transit January 28: Io and Ganymede occultations, Europa Transit January 29: Io transit January 30: Europa eclipse, Moon at apogee (404,324 kilometers), First quarter moon B ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (1/17 to 1/24)

Remember—winter is the perfect time to observe! There are a lot of events going on this week, so pull out that observing chair. Here they are: The Garradd comet is still in the sky and is approaching its peak. Here's how to observe it! January 17: The moon is at its perigee o ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (1/9 to 1/16)

This week's AON has lots of conjunctions—be sure to observe them! Here it is: The Garradd comet is still in the sky! Here's how to observe it! January 9th: full moon January 10th: Ganymede and Europa transits in North America January 13th: Venus-Moon conjunction January 14th: ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (12/27 to 1/3)

This week's AON may be a little short, but the ones to come will be packed full with information. I am really hoping for the skies to clear so I can observe soon! Through March 2012—The Garradd comet is getting brighter! It will peak in February. Here's how to observe it! Jan ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (12/13 to 12/19)

This week's AON is pretty short, but there are also lots of clouds because it is winter. However, that just makes the few days of open sky way more valuable! Remember, the Geminid Meteor shower is going on until the 16th. Here is my article on the shower! Also, you can obser ...more

How To : Coat drywall around boxes with joint compound

Watch this instructional video on how to coat detail work around boxes and pipes with joint compound. Spackling drywall is a delicate art, but anyone can create a perfectly smooth surface with a metal putty knife and a fresh bucket of spackle. Learn how to lay dow thin coats o ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (4/4 to 4/10)

There isn't much going on this week, but be sure to try viewing the Spica-moon conjunction. It will be hard to view with the full moon, but it will be spectacular if you can snag a peak. April 6: Spica-moon Conjunction, full moon April 7: Io transit; moon at perigee (358,313 ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/28 to 4/3)

Grab your binoculars and telescopes, because there's a lot going on in the night skies this week. The usually dim Little Dipper will appear brighter as it moves to the right of Polaris, creating a cool effect with the Big Dipper. There's also a first-quarter moon and a really ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (2/29 to 3/5)

This year is a leap year, which means today is leap day! I will be explaining why this happens and some special conditions below in the AON. Plus, there is a new feature this week—elongation! Be sure to check it out below. February 29: It's leap day! February usually has 28 d ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (1/3 to 1/10)

There are a lot of events going on this week! As I mentioned last week, there will be new features from now on. Check them out in the info section below! Until March, 2012—The Garradd comet is becoming brighter in the sky. It peaks in Febuary! Be sure to observe it—here's how ...more

How To : Prepare Your Child For School

Academically Preparing Your Child For School Many parents are anxious when their child begins school for the first time, especially when he/she is the first child to leave the nest. Is my little one ready for school? What should my child know/be able to do before starting? Un ...more

How To : Do skateboard carving at a skatepark

Park Skateboarding: Show Off Your Skills The first skateparks appeared in the 1970s, and nowadays, they're the epicenter of the skateboarding world, a place to see and be seen. That being the case, you don't want to show up to the park without your "A" game. Let our trick gui ...more

How To : Use the path selection tools in Photoshop

Once you have created a few shapes you can modify them with the path selection tools in Photoshop. The Path Selection tool selects all points on a path. The Direct Selection tool selects individual points on a path.

How To : Create your own fonts & types in Illustrator

In this tutorial, user CollegeTut shows you how to customize the shapes of various fonts and text, essentially creating your own custom fonts, by converting the text of any font to outlines and then editing those outlines (bezier paths/strokes). You can modify the points on th ...more

How To : Easily draw a horse

Drawing of a horse is broken down into a helpful series of tips and tricks in this nice, succinct tutorial video. Step 1, the video describes the use of ovals and other simple shapes, to begin to plan the overall structure, for later. Step 2, around those ovals and simple shap ...more

How To : Join lines in Xara Xtreme

In this video, we learn how to join lines in Xara Xtreme. All the lines in this are independent, but they can be joined together to make an object. First, open up the object gallery and then duplicate the layer. After this, copy the image and increase the line size by four pix ...more

How To : Ride a horse on difficult terrain

Riding a horse is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do. They're fast, fun, friendly animals and provide tons of exercise. If you are used to only riding your horse around a farm or riding path, you may not be prepared for rougher terrain. For example, riding a hor ...more

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