Pictures in Effects

How To : Create a 3D picture montage in Adobe After Effects

In this Episode, Rob Birnholz shows you a great technique for quickly creating a 3D picture montage with Trapcode Particular. It takes just minutes to set up, but can save you hours of work. Creative Cow is a support community for digital video, video editing, and media produ ...more

How To : Create picture-in-picture effects in iMovie '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to create picture-in-picture effects in iMovie '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto makes ...more

How To : Blast effect a picture in Adobe Photoshop

In this tutorial, we learn how to blast effect a picture in Adobe Photoshop. First, open up a picture in Photoshop, then go to filter, then blur, and radial blur. Change the amount to 77, the blur method to 200m, and the quality to best. After this, hit "ctrl+I" to invert the ...more

How To : Add a snowy effect to your pictures in GIMP

This tutorial for GIMP users shows you how to take a basic image (preferably an outdoor one!), and then use a few effects like the dissolve layer mode, gaussian blur and motion blur to make it look like snow is falling.

How To : Do a picture in picture effect in Sony Vegas

ConnersTutorials, teaches you how to put two videos playing simultaneously in one movie. You use Sony Vegas and drag both movies in the time-line below. Then you press Event pan/crop on the first video. Right click and choose Match output aspect. Then re-size and move the vide ...more

How To : Use Table Styles in Microsoft PowerPoint: Mac 2008

Sure, you can make boring tables inside PowerPoint 2008 for Mac, but who wants to add that dull element to their slideshow presentations? Nobody! Tables can be more than just numbers, they can be eye-catching and visually striking. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you j ...more

How To : Make Glowing Green Candy

If there ever was a day to eat green candy, St. Patrick's Day would be it. But is there something better than the banality of green candy swarming the streets on St. Patty's Day? Yes—glowing green candy, and Instructables user BrittLiv wants us to show you how it's done. She ...more

How To : Create a split tone effect in Photoshop

This video demonstrates the split tone effect in Photoshop. A split tone effect makes a picture look more rustic by changing the tones. First, add an adjustment layer to the picture by opening the channel mixer window. Select Monochrome and adjust the RGB values to create a bl ...more

How To : Edit images and video in Microsoft PowerPoint 2010

This video describes how to edit images and videos in MS Power Point 2010. For example, we will take a slide with picture added. If you want to edit the picture, first go to the "Picture Tool" button and click on the format tab. If you want to change the contrast and sharpness ...more

How To : Detail an automobile headlight 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 : Take an infrared photograph with a DSLR camera

Infrared photos are photos that are taken in such a way that they absorb light from beyond the visual spectrum, giving your pictures a cool, surreal effect. This video will teach you everything you need to know to take them yourself. You'll learn how to determine if you have a ...more

How To : Add extreme contrast in Photoshop

Oftentimes, a photo may not capture the true vibrancy of color in real life, but Photoshop can fix that. Photos with lots of color can be given even greater hue saturation by adding extreme contrast in Photoshop. By using multiple effects, including overlay blend modes and noi ...more

How To : Make rounded photo corners in Photoshop Elements

This is a simple Photoshop Elements tutorial on how to make rounded photo corners for quick and tidy effect. See how to make photos with one, two, or opposing rounded corners. This could be turned into an overlay, too! This is a great, detailed Photoshop tutorial on rounding y ...more

How To : Remove strong color cast from images in Photoshop

Color cast? What is it? It refers to an unwanted tint of a particular color in your photograph, which effects the whole picture evenly. It can be a ghastly sight, destroying an otherwise beautiful photo, but there is a cure. It's a common problem in digital photography, but a ...more

How To : Use text as a mask in Photoshop CS3

Photoshop is the photo-editing software of choice for just about everyone these days. It is very complex; but you're in luck! We have many videos here on site dealing with how to use Photoshop's many functions. This video will teach you how to display a picture inside of text ...more

How To : Create "Predator" liquid chrome invisibility

Stop trying to make lightsabers in your home movies using Sony Vegas - that's SO prepubescent teenage boy material. Step up your sci fi animation game by learning how to make yourself invisible (and no, by invisible we don't mean just deleting yourself out of the picture). An ...more

How To : Draw a pot weed leaf perfectly

This video describes how to draw a weed leaf. First of all, you have to draw the picture roughly. You just have to draw the leaves from one starting point. You have to draw the leaves in round shape start at one piont. Draw the leaves by start with the thin line which is the v ...more

How To : Create a dramatic portrait in Adobe Photoshop

This video focuses on dramatic portraits in Adobe Photoshop. Create a dramatic-looking portrait taking a picture that you already have, maybe something that's in an interesting pose, in Photoshop using lighting effects to manipulate the way it looks, making it unworldly and st ...more

How To : Create a digital pixel effect in Photoshop

Ever wondered about those digital effects in advertisements having some parts in pixels? Let's try it. Open Photoshop and take a picture. Duplicate its layer and on the new layer,select it and go to filters->pixelate->mosaic. Then you can mask the new layer with having some pa ...more

How To : Create window blinds in Photoshop

This video shows you how to create a realistic shadow of window blinds over the picture of a boy in a photograph that had no window blind shadows using Photoshop. Creating a separate layer, he creates shadows first by using the rectangular marquee, then filling in with black a ...more

How To : Use FX to shrink yourself into a miniature village

Rick Vanman reveals the secrets to professional video effects using your own computer software. Position your model houses into a setup of your liking. Take a picture of the houses with a digital camera using the macro setting. Edit your picture in Photoshop. Disguise any unwa ...more

How To : Create a ghost effect in Photoshop

To manipulate photos and turn someone in a photo into a ghost, there are several filters that can be used in Photoshop. This video takes us through the steps of how to take an ordinary picture and turn the subject into a supernatural being using the motion blur technique and t ...more

How To : Use the Auto Blend Command in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the auto blend command that allows you to merge multiple pictures together into a single larger document. When you have a large scan and you have to scan it in multiple pieces and then stitch it together or if you ...more

How To : Build songs in GarageBand '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to build songs in GarageBand '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto makes managing your pho ...more

How To : Mix songs in GarageBand '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to mix songs in GarageBand '09. iLife '09, the software suite from Apple, is the easiest way to organize, view and publish digital content, like pictures, movies, music, and webpages. iPhoto makes managing your photo ...more

How To : Build a personal weather machine

Plug this baby into your FiOS-powered computer and simulate the real-time climate of any location in the country -- rain, lightning, fog, sunshine. Get creative -- got any new weather effects you've figured out how to add to your Personal Weather Machine? We'd love to hear ab ...more

How To : Install a Lightroom slideshow on a WordPress blog

If you’re a photographer who's using WordPress to your blog, more often than not, you are making compromises on what pictures to put on your post. You don't want to overrun the space on the browser with images and have the user sift for the content, but you want to post more t ...more

How To : Use Photoshop to create more dramatic photos

Photo Focus] contributor Nicole Young shows how to use Photoshop to introduce drama in our pictures. It requires only a few simple steps. First thing done was to add a black and white layer adjustment. This can be done in two ways. First by going down to ...more

How To : Shoot a stop-motion animated film

This video will show you how to make a stop motion film using an editing program called Windows Movie Maker. Find a place to film your stop motion movie. Preferably a well lit area where the light source is constant. Set your camera on a tripod and position at the angle you pr ...more

How To : Add a color tint to photos in Photoshop

This how-to video is about how to add a color tint to photos in Photoshop. This can really add some nice effect to the pictures, To do this first select the picture then go to "layers" then choose "adjustment layer" option right click on it and choose "hue and saturation" opt ...more

How To : Use lighting for video

Videomaker Associate Editor Tom Skowronski explains how four basic steps can be used to improve the lighting effects for a video and give it a more professional look. - There are four basic steps to improve the quality of the video 1) Camera Controls: Three basic camera contr ...more

How To : Create a Terminator eye visual effect

Create stunning visual graphics with this Terminator eye tutorial. If you've ever wanted to work with James Cameron, here's your chance to prove your stuff. Vfxworld shows you how to use visual effects software from beginning to end to create a realistic-looking Terminator. Be ...more

How To : Work with camera raw files in Photoshop

In this two part Photoshop tutorial, Richard Harrington takes a look at the camera raw files and the camera raw interface. Many video professionals do not know much about the camera raw interface because it is a technology mainly used by digital photographers. The key advantag ...more

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