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How To : Convert a mask to a shape in Apple Motion 4

Accidentally make a shape where you meant to generate a mask? This clip offers instructions on how to fix that common problem. Whether you're new to the Apple's popular motion graphics editor/compositing application or a seasoned digital video professional merely interested in ...more

How To : Add shape to your animation with motion tween in Flash

Add shape to your animation using a motion tween along a path. Learn tips for using motion guides, snapping to motion paths, and finishing up with alpha fades. Add shape to your animation with motion tween in Flash. Click through to watch this video on sessions.edu

How To : Create an animated logo in Flash 8

Want to make animated logo that will pop for your business website or ad? Look no further. In this video, learn how to take a logo and go through some different stages of animation using masks and both shape and motion tweens, as well as a neat trick for creating animated spar ...more

How To : Draw clouds that you can touch

Cloud drawing is a snap, and it's a great place to learn how to smudge your pencil lead when you are drawing. Step 1 - The cloud shape Create your shape using circular motions to define the outline. If you're having problems getting nice circles, go get a compass and use that ...more

How To : Get six pack abs in 12 weeks

In this video, Jeff Cavalier demonstrates how the viewer can obtain six pack abs in just twelve weeks while training at home. He begins by explaining that he will show the viewer five separate work outs techniques. The first exercise is called a X-man crunch. To complete this ...more

How To : Draw an anatomically correct man in motion

We can't seem to divulge ourselves from our stick figures, which we perfected to an art in second grade. But if you're a true artist who's looking to become better at realistically rendering a human body, then you've come to the right place. Not all of us are fortunate enough ...more

How To : Make a popper out of a sheet of paper

This video shows how to make a paper "popper" that you can use to make a loud popping noise. Start with piece of paper. first fold it in half the skinny way, then fold it in half again the other way. Set the paper down on a table or flat surface so that the flaps of the paper ...more

How To : Create and work with complex 3D projects

In this episode, Aharon shares some tips for simplifying and working with 3D compositions. You will also get a look at some cool tools designed to easily distribute and arrange layers in 3D space, and that help in creating complex 3D shapes. Creative Cow is a support communit ...more

How To : Create custom shapes in color with Final Cut Pro

In this Apple Color tutorial Richard Harrington and guest Robbie Carman will use user defined shapes to form vinettes to perform a secondary color correction. Learn about where primary and secondary color correction really occurs in Apple Color and other tips and tricks. Crea ...more

How To : Mask with the pen tool in Adobe After Effects

Get started using Adobe After Effects with the help of The New Boston! This beginner's tutorial is bound to answer the many questions you have about the popular digital motion graphics and compositing software. The main purpose of After Effects is for film and video post-produ ...more

How To : Thread eyebrows with Pursebuzz

Eyebrows are very important because they frame your face and your eyes. Eyebrow threading is the best technique to groom your eyebrows. It can cost $20 a visit to thread your eyebrows, so watch this tutorial to learn how to thread your own eyebrows at home. Use the 1-2-3 techn ...more

How To : Tone arms with a standing barbell curl exercise

To maximize your arm muscles, the "standing barbell curl" is the perfect exercise. To better maximize your muscles, keep tension on the arms throughout the move. This triceps muscle exercise from Men's Health is great for any man looking to get in shape. Stand holding a bar-b ...more

How To : Create a soothing pastoral scene 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 : Make hand-printed fleece scarves

Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. This easy no-sew, no-knit, hand-printed scarf project makes a perfect and perfectly easy gift for everyone on your list. An ...more

How To : Fix Your Car Dent with a Hair Dryer

If you've ever dinged your car—or worse, a friend's or parent's car—and caused a dent, you know how expensive it can be to fix. A two-second mistake can end up costing hundreds of dollars, but you can save yourself repairs costs and a headache with just a couple of household i ...more

How To : Create a magical enchanted dagger 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 : Make glowing LED creature costume eyes

By using LEDs that only put out a little light the eyes can be lit in dim room light but still appear white, the moment the eyes are in shadow they glow bright red. Watch this video tutorial to see how to make glowing LED creature costume eyes for your film or costume project. ...more

How To : Fold a Unique Paper Sculpture

This ornament can be challenging for a novice, but rewarding for everyone who takes the time to complete the project. With its notably awkward and fascinating texture, you will be sure to impress all who see this. Supplies Paper Scissors Tip A4 letter size paper or 8 1/2" ...more

How To : Create motion tweens in Adobe Flash CS3

Need some help figuring out how to generate motion/shape tweens in Adobe Flash CS3? This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash CS3, you're su ...more

How To : Use the shape tools in After Effects CS3

Learn how to use the Shape Tools to create dynamic motion graphics elements in After Effects. This tutorial was recorded as part of a session at the 2007 NY Post Production Conference. Watch and learn how to effectively use the shape tools in After Effects CS3 for your motion ...more

How To : Animate a pencil drawing a straight line in Flash

Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross introduces drawing techniques in Flash, as well as how to use Masking, Motion and Shape Tweens to create an animated pencil drawing a line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool. Animate a pencil draw ...more

How To : Create an image animation using gradient in Flash

Are you interested in 2D animation in Flash? First import a image in flash. Then create a new layer and choose oval tool and take a radial gradient. In the middle of the shape, we need to have zero alpha value and pick the colors from the background of the image. Create the sh ...more

News : Robo-Plants Respond to Human Touch

Japanese artist and visual designer Akira Nakayasu creates robotic plants that not only respond to human touch, but anticipate human touch. The first video in the gallery below, entitled "Plant", was inspired by grass blowing in the wind. The robotic plant has 169 artificial ...more

How To : Make a foil pipe

This is a video showing the steps on how to make Foil Pipe There are no verbal directions during the entire video, simply the hands of the person going through the motions of making a foil pipe. Periodically there are words of instruction appearing in the middle of the screen. ...more

How To : Make the z-axis lead screws for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...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

News : Fish shaped gears.

I built this the other day from the weird gear plans at http://lisaboyer.com/Claytonsite/Claytonsite1.htm If you need proof that the gears actually work, here's a quick video I made that has slow motion at the end: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDz06S-S_TU If you own a scro ...more

How To : Build the z-axis for a CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Crochet a circle in slow motion

Improve you crocheting skills by creating fun shapes. This how to video is a tutorial that will show you how to crochet a circle. Our host was kind enough to slow down the video, just in case you were having a hard time following. Crochet a small or large circle, it all depend ...more

How To : Scale a motion path in After Effects

In this tutorial Aharon Rabinowitz shows you the secret to scaling a motion path in After Effects. If you've ever created motion in after effects that you needed to confine to a smaller area, but also needed to keep the exact same shape, this lesson will show you how you can e ...more

How To : Make someone burst into flames with After Effects

In this video, we learn how to make someone burst into flames with After Effects. You will first need Fire Assets from Action Essentials 2 or from somewhere online. Know which you are going to use before you shoot so you can get the right angle. Then, bring your shots into you ...more

How To : Create a genuine Italian pizza

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a genuine Italian pizza. After you have your dough, knead it out on a heavily floured surface. Move your hands in a circular motion and use the palms to create the circular shape of the pie. The, bring the dough into the air and pat off ...more

How To : Make the Domo Kun character from polymer clay

Domo Kun, also affectionately and poignantly known as Domo, is one well off Japanese cartoon character. While he's actually nothing more than Japanese TV show NHK's mascot, this rectangular shaped monster with a need for gobbling up yummy food has his own line of fan merchandi ...more

How To : Draw a cartoon angel

Three circles are drawn ontop of each other and a foot and a hand is added to the left side of the bottom and middle circles respectively; with the foot in a running motion. A rectangular shape is added in a way that the hand grasps it. A cloud is added below the forming perso ...more

How To : Draw a wintery snowflake with Mr. G

In this video, Mr. G demonstrates how to draw a wintery snowflake. You will need a plain pencil, or a blue and black colored pencil for this drawing. Start by writing your name and the date on a white sheet of paper. Then, begin lightly drawing the base of your snowflake. Afte ...more

How To : Create a smoke ring

This is a video demonstrating how to puff a smoke ring. The video shows to young men smoking a hookah and telling us that they will demonstrate how to do a smoke ring. The video explains that blowing the smoke ring is primarily a motion of the jaw. The motion is performed by p ...more

How To : Draw an anime or manga female in motion

This video goes back to basics, using regular pencil, pen and colored pencils to create a manga female figure. He begins by drawing basic lines and shapes of the torso with pencil, then adding legs, arms and marking the joints. He adds detail to the body and fills in the shape ...more

How To : Create a black & white mask animation in Flash

In this flash tutorial the instructor shows how to make a black and white mask animation. To do this, first start by importing your image into the flash tool and bring it on to the scene. The image should be wider than the scene. Now select and distribute the layers. Now conve ...more

How To : Create a text on a rotating sphere in Flash

In this video tutorial the instructor shows how to create a text on a rotating sphere in Flash. To do this first create a gray background in the flash tool. Now make a new layer, select the oval tool and set the color gradient to green color and select the oval shape on the gr ...more

How To : Bias-cut a carrot

This video is a tutorial on how to do a bias-cut on a carrot. It is called the bias-cut because the cut keeps the same size on each piece of the carrot. A carrot is one of the most difficult foods to cut because it's shape is not uniform. You need to slice down at an angle for ...more

How To : Become more flexible with yoga

Flexibility is generally defined as the range of motion of the joints. It is the ability to bend and stretch easily without too much effort. Flexibility depends upon various factors like the state of the joints, muscles, length and looseness of muscles, shape of bones, age etc ...more

How To : Create gesture or movement in drawings

Motion can be difficult to capture in drawings; it takes a certain technique to render the impression of a gesture by tricking the eye into moving along with the shape of the sketch. Watch this video drawing tutorial and learn how to create the illusion of movement or motion i ...more

News : Touchscreen Made With Blocks of Ice

Far away in Finland, where the ice is plentiful and the temperature is bitter cold, the Finnish Nokia team have created the world's first touchscreen display made entirely of ice. Constructed with massive slabs of river ice, the display was first shaped into neat square slabs ...more

How To : Properly thread your eyebrows

This Yasmine’s World video demonstrates eyebrow threading. Use standard sewing thread for the process. Take a piece approximately two to three feet long. Tie the ends in knot. Hold the large thread loop in both hands. Twist it six or sent times, so there is an X shape in the ...more

How To : Hula-Hoop

Hula-hooping isn't just for kids. It's a fun and exciting way to stay in shape. You Will Need * Athletic clothing * A hula-hoop * Ample room * Upbeat music (optional) Step 1: Wear athletic clothes Wear form-fitting athletic clothing. Baggy or loose clothing may slow the hula ...more

How To : Do hanging dip exercises

Work out and getting in shape with dips. Learn how dip exercises can increase your strength and fitness in this training video. Take action: do not lock elbows, upper arms stay parallel to floor, and no partial reps, use full range of motion! Michelle, the instructor in this h ...more

Shortcut : 5 Secret Body Tricks

Body hacks. So simple, so ingenious. They're the shortcuts in life. We love them, the internet loves them. Back in 2008, somebody named Alicia Goh wrote a friendster blog post that has been passed along far and wide. Her tricks of the body include quick solutions for an itchy ...more

How To : Knead, rise and shape bread dough

First of all you have to be very patient while kneading dough. You need a lightly floured surface to press the dough. Use the heel of your hand to knead the roll down and away in a rolling motion. Give the dough a quarter turn then fold it over and then push it down. You have ...more

How To : Lose belly fat at home with a sit-up routine

To do basic crunches the lady is lying on her back with her knees bent and feet on floor about a foot apart. Fingers are spread under her neck and head. She raises her chest and shoulders looking up and back down to the floor slowly, 14 times. Now, the left feet crosses over t ...more

How To : Use printer paper to make a paper airplane

Learn how to use printer paper to make a paper airplane. Find a piece of paper shaped like a rectangle. A sheet of computer printing paper or school notebook paper is a good size and weight. Lay the paper on a table with one of the long edges closest to you. Fold the paper in ...more

How To : Make a Simple Fog Machine to Prank Your Roommates

Like theme music, I always feel that I need more fog in my life. Fog can be useful for many reasons—warding off smaller siblings from your bedroom, keeping curious hands out of your cupboard, and tricking your friends into thinking there's something horribly wrong with their v ...more

How To : Make Recycled Deconstructed Roses

In this article, you'll learn how to create deconstructed roses in less than five minutes with your leftover fabric scraps. It's a great way to recycle your leftover fabric! Follow the instructions below and watch the videos for a demonstration. Draw the Flower Shape. Draw a ...more

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