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How To : Create a light box effect for your advertising campaign

Light boxing is a pervasive technique in advertising, used to draw attention to the featured product. You can replicate this effect in Adobe Photoshop. Starting from a blank document, this tutorial walks you through the process of creating your own light box effect.

How To : Create an Apple iPhone billboard in Adobe Photoshop

Going into the detail of a particular shot of Times Square, this tutorial focuses on a tiny billboard graphic which represents an ad for an iPhone. This tutorial shows you how to achieve the right sideways tilt effect to replicate a billboard for your own Photoshopped cityscape.

How To : Make your text follow a path when using GIMP

Ever wanted to replicate the effect of writing text in a circle or other shape? You can set up a path for your text to follow using the GIMP free image software. This tutorial shows you a straightforward technique to achieve this effect.

How To : Key a green screen using After Effects

Green screens are clever devices that have saved movie studios millions of dollars in production fees because of their ability to let you tack on any background you desire digitally. Replicate the high-quality green screen keying used in many movies by watching this tutorial ...more

How To : Make your own animated flip book

Why make a flip book? Because all animation – even stick-figure Flash animation and multilayered, highly technical 3-D effects – is built on, and can benefit from, the basics of the craft first developed by artists working at the beginning of the last century. And while fancy ...more

How To : Build a laser effects light show

A laser light show is possible to replicate with the diffraction grating effect. Different laser effects can be created using a variety of materials: small motors and diffraction grating pieces, and mirrors. It's possible to create searchlights, crystal balls, spring patterns, ...more

How To : Make tandoori-style chicken

If you love eating Chicken Tandoori in your favorite Indian restaurant, then this recipe is for you. Learn how to make Tandoori-Style Chicken at home. Tandoori refers to the super-hot clay oven used to cook a lot of Indian bread and meat. You probably do not have a tandoori ov ...more

How To : Use 3-D imaging for anaglyph animation

Here's a useful technique for any animator to be able to pick up - give your anaglyph animations a 3-D look. To replicate this, you will need Flash, After Effects and Photoshop, or programs that can accomplish similar animation tasks.

How To : Create heat displacement in Shake 4.1

Check out this tutorial on how to create heat displacement in Apple Shake 4.1, a 2D and 3D compositing suite that will help you with visual effects editing. This video shows you how to create heat displacement in Shake 4.1, resulting in a very realistic picture. The method is ...more

How To : Create dynamic business cards in Illustrator CS2

In this video we'll see how to create one business card on the page and then using the Transform Effects we'll replicate the card multiple times up. This is a really slick way to make something once and have it repeated on the page as often as you like. The beauty of it is tha ...more

How To : Implement spectral colors in Mantra in Houdini 9

Watch shader writer, Mario Marengo, explain spectral wavelength and how to utilize it within Houdini. This presentation was recorded at a Toronto Technical Evening hosted by Side Effects Software. Shaders generally work in RGB color space. This is limiting when trying to repli ...more

How To : Make basic beatbox sounds

Try beat boxing to make percussion sounds using only your mouth. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to make basic beatbox sounds. You Will Need * Rhythm * A mouth Step 1: Create a kick drum Make the kick drum sound by expelling pressurized air through your mouth. At the ...more

How To : Build a TNT Cannon in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play with us on our free server. Do you need an extra boost in your game of PVP? Do you feel unapologetic to creepers? If you enjoy feeling like a madman, then this build is for you. After all, the only thi ...more

How To : Improve Architecture and Style in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Minecraft is all about big ideas, but we all too often forget the details. Small changes in block type, positioning, or layout can transform builds from mundane to beautiful. Wheth ...more

News : Math Craft Inspiration of the Week: Christmas Chaos

If you take two flat mirrors and place them front to back and look at them, you can see an infinite number of reflections. While this is a self-replicating pattern and can be somewhat mesmerizing, it isn't anywhere as interesting as looking at the chaotic scattering of light t ...more

News : Take it on

Take It On Many critics of Traditional Martial Arts (TMA) base their criticisms on the training methodology of the “old school.” Kata and pre-arranged partnered sets, they say, don’t prepare the trainee for anything “real.” The approach of TMA, they continue, is based on assu ...more

News : Sony Xperia XZ1 Boasts 3D Scanning Capabilities

At IFA in Berlin today, Sony introduced the latest models of the Xperia line, with new features in tow that should appeal to creators of augmented and virtual reality content. The Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact both carry the Motion-Eye camera that can capture video at 960 frames ...more

News : Gut May Hold Key to Infectious Brain Diseases

Specialized cells in the lining of the gut may provide a key to preventing an infectious brain disease caused by misfolded proteins. Don't Miss: Syphilis: An Old Disease Returns with a New Drug Resistance We can easily imagine white blood cells attacking foreign germs in th ...more

News : Make hot ice

Why? Tricks the eye into thinking the impossible is as simple a single chemical reaction. Categorizing this tutorial is one of the great challenges for an internet librarian: magic trick or science experiment? Our crew made our own hot ice lab, which in effect ruined the ki ...more

Pancake Art : 10 Cool Breakfast Designs to Try Out at Home

When it comes to making pancakes in the morning, most of us probably follow the instructions on the box. Mix all the ingredients together, pour onto a hot greased pan, and form perfect circular flapjacks one by one. But pancakes are so much more than that. You can turn them i ...more

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