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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 : Use Advance Effects Role Out in Autodesk 3Ds Max

Welcome to the 5th Chapter of the Lighting series in 3Ds Max. In this tutorial, you are going to learn about the Advance effect roll out in almost every lights in 3ds max. In the tutorial we have covered different option like contrast, soften edge, projector map etc. Hope you ...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 : Make a simple cheese and onion pie

In this edition of Titli's Busy Kitchen, Titli Nihaan shows us how to make a cheese and onion pie. This is a great comfort food and it's really quick and easy to make. Here's what you'll need: 400 grams sliced onions, 400 grams grated cheese, 500 grams of pastry (we're using r ...more

How To : Make Macaroni and Cheese

Packaged macaroni and cheese dinners can be a quick, guilty pleasure, but making the real thing can be easy, too. This is the perfect recipe for a rainy day (and great for kids on spring break!) Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes Ingredients 2 cups macaroni nood ...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 : Use the eraser tool in Google SketchUp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use the eraser tool in Google SketchUp. Keep in mind that the eraser tool only works for edges in SketchUp, and you won't be able to erase surfaces with the eraser tool. This tutorial covers how to erase single or multip ...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 : Cook an omelet, quick & easy

Prepare the eggs by rinsing off the shell under running water to remove any loose dirt or germs. Crack the eggs into a plastic or glass bowl, drain the shells, and put the empties into the trash bin. Rinse your hands after handling the shells and raw egg yolk. Season the eggs ...more

How To : Grill flank steak with healthy French fries

Flank steak makes a great grilling meal. Prepare flank steak with an awesome marinade, a tomato salad, and healthy fries. Serve your meal with a great gilled pineapple desert. Watch this how to video to learn how to make flank steak with fries. Flank Steak Marinade Recipe: 1/ ...more

How To : Touch up eyes in Photoshop

This tutorial teaches us how to touch up eyes while using Photoshop. First, open up Photoshop and zoom into the eyes on a picture you want to touch up the eyes on. First, select the adjustment layer icon and brighten the image. Next, invert the mass and select the "v" key, the ...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 : Trim your dog's toenails safely

When it comes to trimming your dog’s toenails, there are several instruments you can use. In this video, Patrice introduces you to the toenail clipper and the toenail grinder. To begin trimming your dog’s nails, pull back the hair surrounding the toenails so you can get a ...more

How To : Change hair color using Adobe Photoshop

Thanks to technology, art savvy users can visually edit pictures with the click of a button. This video tutorial demonstrates how to color hair in Adobe Photoshop CS. In Quick Mask Mode, color over the hair area with a fairly large brush. Under Filter, select the Blur category ...more

How To : Do a salon-perfect manicure at home

Want to get professional looking results right at home? You can easily do it yourself. Your nails don't have to suffer anymore. A specialist at Sally Hansen gives you expert video advice on doing a salon perfect manicure right at home. Don't waste money at the salon, do it you ...more

How To : Create purple smoky eyes makeup look

Purple is a classic eyeshadow color that can effortlessly be worn as part of the smoky look, whether you're an expert or novice at applying makeup. 1. Prep clean eyelids for smoky purple eyeshadow by applying an eye primer from lash line to brow bone. 2. Apply a black eyeshado ...more

How To : Apply eyeshadow with a sponge tip applicator

Learn the right way of Applying Eye Shadow using a sponge tip applicator, as shown in this video. Begin by applying a little eye primer over the eye lids, to ensure the make up stays longer. Spread it evenly using a brush or your finger tips. Always take a light shade (Bisque ...more

How To : Prevent and treat ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails happen when the nails on your toes grow in the wrong direction and dig into the surrounding skin. Follow a few easy steps to treat this painful condition, and prevent it from happening again. You Will Need * Well-fitting shoes * A nail trimmer * A nail file * ...more

Eyeliner For Dummies : All the FYI You'll Ever Need

Ah, the art of applying eyeliner. Bad habit of going just a weee bit too heavy? Having a hard time keeping your line nice and steady? Is it really supposed to go INSIDE the outer edge of your eye? Jezebel received a flood of woes such as these, and therefore asked their reader ...more

HowTo : Clone a White Castle Slider

Serious Eats' Burger Lab offers an extensive guide to making sliders at home. For those who have not sampled the beloved American classic, a slider is NOT just a mini hamburger. Nope, there's much more to it than that. "Invented in Wichita, Kansas, in 1916 by Walter Anderson ...more

HowTo : Get Rid of the Hair-Down-There

Jezebel has compiled 8 user-posed questions that address not just the hair-down-there, but any and all shaving and waxing concerns. How do I avoid ingrown hairs? How can I remove lip/chin/facial hair without causing blemishes or scarring? How can I get my legs to stay smooth ...more

How To : Use the background eraser tool in Photoshop

If you find yourself needing to quickly remove the background from an image in Photoshop, take a moment to play with the background eraser tool. The background eraser samples the color in the center of the brush. It deletes that color and softens the edges so that color halos ...more

How To : 16 Baking Hacks for Your Next Baking Adventure

Did you accidentally burn the edges of your freshly-baked cookies or muffins? Rather than throwing them away, salvage the good parts by using a cheese grater to shave off the burnt ends before serving. Read below for more baking hacks, which include tips for softening hardene ...more

How To : Everything You Know About Microwave Ovens Is a Lie

Chances are that you've been using your microwave just to nuke leftovers, but they can do so much more than heat up last night's dinner—microwaves can help you peel garlic more quickly, get more juice out of lemons, disinfect your kitchen, dry out herbs, give beauty products n ...more

How To : The Absolute Best Way to Prepare & Cook Artichokes

You've probably noticed artichokes at the front and center of your local grocery store or farmer's market recently, as spring is artichoke season; They may look like strange, complicated vegetables if you've never cooked them before. Don't Miss: How to Select Veggies at Their ...more

How To : Tips & Tricks to Conquering Homemade Soufflés

At-home cooks tend to be scared of soufflés. Either they don't rise at all or they end up all sad and lopsided. However, when successful, the end product cannot be matched in impressing your guests. As a dinner party appetizer with a wow-factor, try a savory cheese soufflé. F ...more

How To : You Don't Need a Recipe to Make Delicious Granola

There are literally hundreds of granola recipes floating around the internet—but I can tell you right now that they're all completely unnecessary. You don't need a recipe to make granola; I've been making granola for years and have never once used one! Just as with any good c ...more

Cooking with Booze : Brunch Edition

Ah, the joys of bottomless brunch. Paying a flat rate for endless mimosas while having a long gossip over eggs Benedict is exactly how many of us love to spend our Saturdays. However, in practice, this isn't the sophisticated affair we all like to imagine. After refill number ...more

How To : Easy DIY Gourmet Chocolate Bars

We've showed you how to make Butterfingers and Kit Kats, as well as custom-shaped chocolates, but have you ever thought about making your own gourmet chocolate bars? It's a fairly simple process, once you understand tempering, and there are endless flavor possibilities when y ...more

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