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How To : Soften edges of paper with ink sponges

Stampinmama1 shows us how to soften edges of paper with ink sponges. When you sponge, you get a little softer look onto the paper. You're going to want to use a round stamping sponge and you would want to cut it up into six pieces to have more control over them. Rub your spong ...more

How To : Add motion to an image in Photoshop

Adding motion to graphics using Photoshop can create an exciting and dynamic effects. Select a picture you want to add motion to. First, duplicate the background layer. Then under Filters, select blur, and then select Motion Blur. Then you set the angle of the Motion Blur. You ...more

How To : Draw and paint a female gypsy dancer

Impress others with your artistic skills by learning to paint a gypsy dancer on the computer. Construct a rough sketch line drawing of a girl dancing. Use a soft brush to airbrush some colors in. Use as few colors as possible. Don't worry about the value yet. This will be a ba ...more

News : Making Art on Your iOS Device, Part 5: Photography

There are seemingly endless photography apps for the iPhone—it is perhaps one of the most popular arenas for application developers. We've covered a few in Giveaway Tuesdays, but nothing comprehensive. We would be remiss to omit the two most popular frontrunners—Hipstamatic ( ...more

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Create a soft fade around an object in Photoshop

We don't know why exactly, but somehow fading the edges of a photograph makes it look more sentimental. Maybe it's because faded edges remind us of old timey photographs that have yellowed and softened with age, or maybe it's because faded eges endow a sort of dream-like atmos ...more

How To : Create realistic looking drawings and paintings

Merrill offers up some of this best tips for making your works of art more realistic. There's three very important strategies for improving your the lifelike quality of your drawings and paintings, and in this video, he demonstrates them for you. Tip one is to eliminate lines ...more

How To : Check yourself for testicular cancer

21st Century Boy demonstrates how to check yourself for testicular cancer. After a warm bath or shower, lift up your leg and rest it on the edge of the bathtub. Lift up your right testicle with your left hand and take the thumb, forefinger and index finger of your right hand a ...more

How To : Simulate a watercolor painting in Photoshop

Photoshopuniverse shows you how to simulate a watercolor painting on Photoshop. With this you can take any photo and make it look like it was a water color painting. Take any photo and then duplicate the layer 3 times including original. Focus on the first layer go to cut out. ...more

How To : Recycle rice water for healthy skin

You will be shown how to use rice water to nourish and fortify your skin. You will be using just the rice water. * Wash your face. * Gather organic jasmine rice and a cotton cleansing pad, a jar of pure water, a paper towel, an empty clean spice jar and a bowl. * Fill the bowl ...more

How To : Do stability ball dumbbell reverse flys

Learn how to do stability ball dumbbell reverse flys. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits Think you have to move your legs to tone them? Think again. For this exercise, just stabilizing your upper body on the stability ball gives your legs a great worko ...more

How To : Repair a brick patio with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair a brick patio. Steps: 1 Use a flat bar to pry all the full-size bricks from the sunken area of the patio. 2 Number each cut brick removed from the edge of the patio using a crayon. 3 Dig out sodden clay or soft mud f ...more

How To : Install memory in a 2009 Mac Mini

This video demonstrates how to install memory step by step in a Mac mini (2009), as it is a complicated method; it is advisable to watch through the process then attempt to do the same. First step is to remove the old memory from the Mac Mini. Shut down and unplug the Mac mini ...more

How To : Polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish Ford Ranger alloy rims using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip, we polish an alloy wheel on a 2004 Ford Ranger 4X4 pickup truck. The tutorial includes detailed work instructions and best practices ...more

How To : Give Yourself a Manicure

Manicures are beautiful and can add class and style to any person. Here are some step-by-step instructions for giving yourself a DIY manicure. Gather Materials bowl soapy water olive oil cuticle pusher nail clippers nail file with pointed end nail buffer (or nail file) cotto ...more

How To : Make Sure Your Dinner Party Is a Success

Holiday dinners can be the same every year, but many are starting to switch it up, making new traditions and getting a new dining experience for everyone at the table. It’s not unusual to see sweet potatoes on an Easter dinner menu or lamb at Thanksgiving dinner. Some people ...more

How To : Tear rice paper

-Fold paper where you want it cut -Take a wet piece of string and insert it in the fold, pressing it firmly -Using edge of table, tear paper carefully, using a pulling motion, along the wet fold -Another way to wet the edge is to take a wet soft brush and drag it along the fol ...more

How To : Draw with chalk pastels

Professional illustrator Stik walks through some drawing techniques using chalk pastels. Chalk pastels are familiar from Degas sketches, and create a soft finish. They can be used to shade and the hard edge can function as a pencil. Learn some techniques of rendering pictures ...more

How To : Add dramatic color to images in Photoshop

Tutvid shows you how to add flare and dramatic color to your raw camera images (usually the format of a DSLR). In a step-by-step guide with narration, Tutvid takes you through the process of using CameraRaw (used as an extension of Photoshop but never really brings it in photo ...more

How To : Make a faux suede looking card with Stampin' Up!

This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to make a faux suede looking card with Stampin' Up! Take the creamy caramel card stock and punch out a large star using the large star punch. Now use the bone folder to curl the star you punched out. ...more

How To : Draw wispy hair

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw wispy hair with Matthew Archambault. When drawing these, you will first start off with a light pencil to make the hair look soft. After this, you will want to make the shapes of the strands look unique, then work from light to dark with t ...more

News : The Snoot-less Snoot

I was shooting last Friday and for a particular shot I wanted a special on a product; I wanted it focused, but soft.  Unfortunately we had run out of flags to cut it so my Key Grip came up with a great DIY solution: cut a hole in black wrap, put it on a stand a few feet away f ...more

How To : Add glints to your images in Photoshop CS4

In this tutorial video, YouTube user "inteltuts" discusses ways to use Photoshop CS4 to help make better looking product pictures, as a way to attract costumers to your online products. Using a black telephone as an example, he first shows how the opacity, linear dodge, and br ...more

How To : Design a fall flower centerpiece for your home

To decorate a fall flower centerpiece for your home, create a table centerpiece. Get some dry flowers with attractive colors of your choice. Take a metallic pot for centerpiece. Place a Styrofoam ring in the bottom of pot or vase. Carefully insert stems of dried flowers into t ...more

How To : Draw limbs

You first want to start with doing the outlines of the arm. Basic shapes like tubes are given structure with cross sections. This is to know if your knee is bending or is it straight. To do a gesture properly is to use landmarks. You start from the toes positioning and work yo ...more

HowTo : Eat Berries in the Wilderness

DO NOT eat a berry if you cannot identify it. I decided not to include the obvious blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, but this guide will assist you in identifying which wild berries are, in fact, poisonous. The best way to stay safe when looking for berries is keepin ...more

How To : Cover and Decorate a Cake with Fondant

This is a demonstration of covering and decorating a cake with fondant. The cake is chilled and kept aside for covering. Fondant is bought from a cake decorating shop in bulk of about one pound as less is hardly available. The fondant is kneeded like a bread dough and made smo ...more

How To : Plaster a wall in your home with Ron the Builder

Ron the Builder demonstrates how to plaster a wall. Mix the sealant with water to achieve the right proportions and spread evenly over the wall with a paint roller. Once the sealant is dry, you may begin plastering. Combine half a bag of plaster with the appropriate amount of ...more

How To : Make an Oreo ice cream cake

This video is part of Laura in the Kitchen series and in this video Laura explains about the making of Oreo Ice Cream Cake. The materials required are vanilla ice cream, store bottle of caramel sauce, stored bottle of chocolate syrup, some walnut cookies and walnut in syrup. T ...more

How To : Start a fire with the hand drill

John Campbell instructs the audience on using the hand drill method of starting a friction fires. First, you can use a piece of cottonwood as your fire-board (in his opinion, cottonwood is the best). You need to carve a small round hole about a quarter of an inch away from the ...more

News : new Lite Panels announced at NAB

I think this is a fun new product from lite panels.   There are clearly some important specs still being left off this announcement, such as FC readings at different distances, initial lumens, and a better sense of the nature of this light.  Can it spot and flood like a fresne ...more

How To : Paint on ceramic dinner plates

In this how-to video, you will learn how to paint on your ceramic dinner plates. You will need a ceramic paint kit, a soft pencil, masking tape, a porcelain painter pen, scrap paper, scissors, scrap paper, tracing paper, Celtic patterns, and a jar of water. Place the tracing p ...more

HowTo : Make To-Die-For Chinese Dumplings

Who doesn't like dumplings? Yummmy. Here in Los Angeles (the home of WonderHowTo) resides Din Tai Fung, a world renown Chinese dumpling house with locations in Taiwan, China, Singapore, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea. Patrons have been known to wait hours for their dumplings, wh ...more

How To : Make sterling silver hoop earrings

The video helps us to make sterling silver hoops earrings. It is one the popular style of earrings. These earrings can be made of different sizes, shapes, forms whatever we like. This art and craft work is shown by Natalie. In this video, we are watching how to make regular 1 ...more

How To : Preserve your lampshades

This video is from FusionNW.com - Fusion: All about the Northwest home. In this video we learn some tips about preserving your lampshades. Bea Searles from Naomi's Lampshades & Lamps joins us to give us some advice. Lampshades come all wrapped in plastic and you may be tempted ...more

How To : Draw a realistic ear in Photoshop

StephanieValentin teaches you how to draw a realistic ear in Adobe Photoshop. You create a new document of 1300x1900 pixels and then create 9 layers named L00, L01 and so on until L08. The first layer should be black. On Layer 01 use a soft round brush with a white color, 100 ...more

How To : Make a spider sushi roll

This video explains how to make a spider roll. First, spread the rice for the spider roll. Make sure that the top and bottom edges have a thickness of 1/8 inches without rice, so that it won't squash it out when rolling. Then add some toasted sesame seeds. Place the rice patty ...more

How To : Remove and replace decking

If your decking boards need to be replaced it is really not that difficult. Start by removing the facia or edge boards that hold the decking boards in place using a crowbar. Remove the decking boards from the joists. Check the joists for dry rot while you have the decking boar ...more

How To : Baby proof your home

Worried about your baby or toddler either wrecking or wrecking themselves in your home? Baby proofing time! Make sure your house is safe and secure for your child when they start exploring their turf. You Will Need: • Blankets • A smoke and carbon monoxide detector • Batte ...more

How To : Get grease off a granite counter

A little elbow grease of your own can quickly take care of any stains and get your granite counters looking like new. Follow this Howcast guide to learn how to get grease off a granite counter. You Will Need * Washcloths * Dish detergent * Warm water * Paper towels * Acetone ...more

How To : Crate train a dog properly

From housebreaking to traveling, crate training a puppy or dog can have long-term rewards for both owners and pets. This Howcast guide demonstrates how to crate train a dog. You Will Need * A crate * A screwdriver * A soft towel or blanket * Two dog toys * A half-gallon pet c ...more

How To : Fold a pocket square to spruce up your suit

Everyone knows that dressing for success can give you an edge. Invest in a pocket square and put you and your suit over the top. Watch this video to learn how to fold a pocket square. You Will Need * A pocket square Step 1. Iron the square Iron your pocket square to achiev ...more

How To : Make easy fried apple pies with Paula Deen

Try this southern favorite from Paula Deen. Follow along as she makes easy fried apple pies. This cooking how-to video is part of Paula's Home Cooking show hosted by Jamie Deen, Paula Deen. Paula Deen, owner of Lady and Sons, a famous Savannah restaurant, is Food Network's res ...more

How To : Make homemade pizza with your favorite toppings

Watch this video to learn how to make a very easy recipe for homemade pizza. This homemade dough gives great results.   Ingredients:  -  2 1/2 cups all purpose flour -  1 teaspoon salt -  1 package active dry yeast -  2 teaspoon sugar -  1 1/4 cup water (more or less) -  1 tab ...more

News : 5 Minute Avocado Sorbet

Don't have an ice cream machine? No kitchen aid stand? No worries. I will show you how to make a delicious avocado sorbet in 5 minutes. (This does not count pre-freeze time). Recipe: 1/2 cup simple syrup 1 cup corn syrup zest of 2 limes 3 avocados 2 teaspoons lime juice 1 cu ...more

How To : Make chocolate and Irish cream roulade

Stray away from serving up a scoop of ice cream at your next dinner party and take your dessert dish to the next level! In this video, learn how to make a delicious chocolate and Irish cream roulade. To make this recipe you will need about 50 minutes and the following ingredie ...more

How To : Make an easy fabric-covered hardbound journal

You share your innermost feelings with it on a daily basis. Why, then, settle for something drab, prefab and impersonal? With this handy how-to, you'll learn how make a custom fabric-covered hardbound journal. You'll need the following supplies: A craft knife A cutting mat S ...more

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