Pen and Touch

How To : Install a Bamboo Touch pen tablet on a Mac or PC

In this clip, you'll learn how to install a 2G Bamboo Pen & Touch tablet on your desktop or laptop computer. Happily, it's an easy process. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under four minutes. For m ...more

How To : Top 7 Surface Book Hacks for Artists

The Microsoft Surface has been the go-to device for many professional artists since its initial release back in 2012. Since then, the Surface line has continued to offer customers a portable, high-powered machine that's a near perfect value for both casual and professional art ...more

How To : Fold an origami pencil cup or holder

This art and crafts tutorial video shows how to make a pencil cup or holder using origami. Watch this video and learn how to make a pencil, pen holder using just a piece of ordinary paper. This is a great instructional video and the presenter in the shows the procedure in a v ...more

How To : Hack a cheap multi-touch whiteboard using the Wiimote

Using infrared (IR) light pens and the Wii Remote, it is possible to create very low-cost multi-point interactive whiteboards and multi-point tablet displays. Johnny Chung Lee, Carnegie Mellon University. The software can be downloaded at http://johnnylee.net

How To : Perform an amazing magic toothpick trick

Looking for a sure fire way to win a bar bet? Check out this tutorial. This super easy magic trick will amaze even the most skeptical of audiences and guarantee you free drinks all night! For this cool trick, bet someone that you can transform 5 bent toothpicks into a five po ...more

How To : Make your own personalized rings using buttons

Rings add a chic finishing touch to any outfit, but quality rings can be expensive and affording more than one or two is difficult for girls on a budget. If you're a big fan of wearing some bling on your fingers but don't feel like spending your entire paycheck on them, watch ...more

How To : Make a Support Halter Top

To make a support halter top shirt, you will need: Pattern for a basic bodice Draft paper or newspaper Yardstick Pen or pencil Scissors Cotton fabric 2 foam bra cups Matching thread Watch the following video for visual instructions, and make sure to reference the text below. ...more

How To : Use the Unicam UV-visible spectrometer in the lab

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta brings you this video tutorial specifically relevant to your student laboratory courses, specifically microbiology. If you're a student at any school of biology, this information will be helpful for learning ho ...more

How To : Set up and customize a Wacom Intuos4 pen tablet

In this clip, you'll learn how set up and use a Wacom Intuos3 tablet. Special emphasis is given to customizing the ExpressKeys, Touch Ring, and on-pen buttons. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in ...more

How To : Set up and customize a Wacom Intuos4 pen tablet

In this clip, you'll learn how set up and use a Wacom Intuos4 tablet. Special emphasis is given to customizing the ExpressKeys, Touch Ring, and on-pen buttons. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in ...more

How To : Write the letter C in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter "c" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dip your calligraphy pen into ink and start out making a large half circle on the paper. Dip the pen into ink again and make a loop with the top of the letter, then drag the pen down, making ...more

How To : Write the letter O in calligraphy copperplate

In this video, we learn how to write the letter O in calligraphy copperplate. Take your calligraphy pen and make a medium thick half loop at the top, dragging it down into a thicker line on the left side of the word. Then, continue onto the other side of the O with a lighter t ...more

How To : Change touch settings on an HP TouchSmart PC

In this tutorial, Malou and Bob show tips and tricks to use an HP TouchSmart computer. First, you can touch the house button that will lead you to the home page. The computer is so sensitive, it will detect your touch without even having to touch the screen. When you select an ...more

How To : Text message on your LG Chocolate Touch

This video presents you the character input methods and the messaging options that can be found on LG Chocolate Touch. When sending a text message, you get to choose from the following input methods: Text (abc, Abc, ABC), numbers, pen (handwriting) and symbols. The phone featu ...more

How To : Make a really cheap water bong

In order to make a cheap water bong you need a 20 ounce water bottle, a Bic pen, gum, aluminum foil and a straight pin. First, cut a hole in the bottle. This hole should be big enough to fit the pen shat through. Stick the empty pen shaft through the hole angling it down so it ...more

How To : Make your own Xbox 360 faceplate

Purchase a silver XBox 360 faceplate from your local gaming retailer. You can also remove the faceplate currently on your XBox 360. Sketch out your faceplate design using a piece of paper and pencils. The design should incorporate both the memory card flaps and the USB flap; ...more

How To : Draw a face in graphite

First of all you need to draw the complete outline sketch by drawing very light color rough lines. Now you have to take your pen to start sketching the outline. First you have to start by drawing the sun glasses. Now draw the left eye. Now you have to draw the right eye, nose, ...more

How To : Make an extra long ping pong smoke bomb

The video shows how to make an extra long ping pong smoke bomb. For this we need a long sheet of aluminum foil (length of the foil depends on the number of ping pong balls we use), 12 ping pong balls is used in the video (any number of balls can be used), a pair of scissors an ...more

How To : Make a Christmas tree pop-up card

Show someone you care about them by spending a little extra time on their Christmas card... and in the process, save some money. In this tutorial, learn how to make a pop-up three-dimensional Christmas card for your loved one. You Will Need: • Two sheets of card stock • Sci ...more

How To : Draw a floppy-eared cartoon dog

Dogs are a cartoonist's best friend because it's funny to see them in every day situations. So grab some paper and a pen and get ready to draw your own cartoon dog.You will need a pad of paper, pencil, a marker, colored chalks or colored pencils, and an eraser. Make a shape li ...more

Snapseed : Can a $5 App Replace Lightroom and Photoshop?

Snapseed is a highly regarded and award-winning photo-editing app for iOS devices. Originating out of image manipulation specialist Nik Software in San Diego, Snapseed is Apple’s iPad App of the Year and, after using it for the purposes of this review, I believe it points to t ...more

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 : Make Knot Sculptures from Soft Metals

In mathematics, a knot is a closed circle in a three-dimensional space that crosses itself multiple times. Since it is closed, it has no ends to tie, meaning you can't actually create such a knot. However, if you tie the ends together after you create a knot in the standard wa ...more

How To : Draw a rose within seconds step by step

Watch this video to learn how to draw a rose in just seconds. • To draw a rose, you need a paper and three sketch pens of light green, dark green and red colors. • First draw a “U” shape with the red color. • Mark the bottom peak point of the U shape with a thick dot. • Now f ...more

How To : Make a multi colored eye in Photoshop

This tutorial explains how to create a multi colored eye effect. First open the image in Photoshop and unlock the layer. Make a selection of the eye with either the lasso, magnetic lasso or pen tool. If you are using the pen tool, like in the tutorial, right click and choose m ...more

How To : Pot mod a green laser

Put the newspaper down on a work surface. Pick up the 5 MW green laser pen and unscrew the battery cap. Remove the batteries and put them and the battery cap aside. Hold the back of the laser pen with your left hand and the front of the laser pen with your right hand. Twist ...more

How To : Write a letter

It might seem easy to a few, but some of us out there grew up with email and consider "the letter" an artifact. However, writing a letter is the ultimate in class and shows someone you took the extra time to get in touch with them. Whether you are writing a business letter or ...more

Night People : A Bad Vibes Label Profile

Night People: A Bad Vibes Label Profile Shawn Reed is one of our favorite people, not content with making music with Wet Hair, he also runs 'Night People' - an almost complete DIY record and tape label operation in Iowa - a label which has consistently put out and introduced ...more

How To : Play Scrabble

Everyone loves Scrabble, but not everyone knows how to play the game properly. Yes, there is a set up rules that come with each game, but who actually wants to read them? Isn't it better to learn from a more visual approach? This video will teach you the basics of gameplay. I ...more

How To : Make Icosahedral Planet Ornaments

In honor of the new Astronomy World, I thought we should look at a few planetary icosahedrons. The icosahedron is the most round of the Platonic solids with twenty faces, thus has the smallest dihedral angles. This allows it to unfold into a flat map with a reasonably acceptab ...more

Books : Digital vs. Analog

Since the invention of the printing press, books have been a dominant and iconic paradigm in our culture and throughout the world. During my years in elementary and high school, the digital world was on the rise sparking the conversation: Are Books Obsolete. Over the last year ...more

How To : Pick a lock or padlock with household items

By LukeLiu4434 Knowing how to pick a lock can come in handy if you ever lose your key to your house, bike, or anything else secured by a padlock. While it may sound difficult, picking a lock is a very basic skill and very doable. Here's how you can do it. First lets understa ...more

How To : Draw Two Eyes

Video: . Video: . Video: . Video: . Step 1: In This Four Part Tutorial We Will Learn How to Draw Two Eyes. Let's Begin with a Straight Line, Which Will Serve as a Horizon Line and Will Give Us an Idea Where the Shapes Are Going to Be. Then We Should Draw a Vertical Line to ...more

How To : The Easiest Way to Create GIFs on Your iPhone

A pen is mightier than the sword, but a picture is worth a thousand words. That's why I tend to use more emoji and GIFs than actual text in messages. They visualize my emotions like words could never do, and now more so than ever thanks to apps like iMoji, which lets you creat ...more

News : How to Start a Fire with a Lemon

There's no doubt you've heard the old saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." The phrase was penned in an obituary to a dwarf actor in 1915 by an anarchist named Elbert Hubbard, who lost his life five months later aboard the RMS Lusitania when it was torpedoed by ...more

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