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How To : Assemble a wilderness survival kit

This is a video showing how to assemble a wilderness survival kit. To do this there are some basic things in every kit. One of the things is water, food, or ways to make food, and shelter, or ways to make shelter. There is one prepared kit with pieces of equipment necessary to ...more

News : A Glossary of Essential Photoshop Tools for Beginners

So, you just bought Photoshop. It's time to familiarize yourself with the rudimentary tools. Let's start at the very beginning! File: That’s your picture! It’s called a file because that’s how it exists in the digital world, as a file on your CF card, your flash drive, your h ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Fill an empty water glass in Photoshop

Sometimes, a project requires you to go back and fix or adjust something you created in Photoshop. Today, Bert takes us with him as he fills a once empty water glass, and fixes a reflection on one of his older pieces using the spherize tool in Photoshop.

How To : Transform a photo into a puzzle in Photoshop

This video from photoshopuniverse shows us how to make your picture look like it's a puzzle by using Photoshop! First you want to open up the layers palette and duplicate the layer. Now add a new layer and bring it down to the middle and fill it in with black. Now to get the p ...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 : Fold a modular origami magic circle

The first and most basic tenet of origami is creating shapes using a single piece of paper. However, when it comes to modular origami, which is complex and multi-sided, this rule becomes a little more lenient. It's actually rather common in modular origamit o see magic cubes o ...more

How To : Make a bowl from recycled paper

In this video, Liz Grotyohann demonstrates how to make decorative bowls from recycled paper. The materials required for the purpose a bowl shaped mold, a blender, a basin of water, a tray, a paper making tool, a sponge, some cloth and any kind of household waste paper like pap ...more

How To : Retouch commercial products 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 : Liquify an image using Photoshop

In this how to video, you will learn how to liquify an image using Photoshop. First, open the image in Photoshop. Next, go to filter and select liquify. Use the forward warp tool to press pieces of the photo. Use the reconstruct tool to bring the image back to the original sta ...more

How To : Make a figure four deadfall trap

See how to make a figure four deadfall trap. This is a great survival trap that can be easily constructed (with practice) out of very basic materials that in most environments can be easily found. The trap can also be made with very limited, or primative tools. This trap is a ...more

How To : Stock a bike repair kit

Ever wonder what basic tools you should have for all your bicycling needs? This how-to video covers some basic gear that will help you with frequent bike repairs. Tire levers will help change any flats. A multi-tool will keep you from needing to buy several different Allen key ...more

How To : Make natural long burning torches in the forest

In this tutorial, we learn how to make natural long burning torches in the forest. First, use a dead tree limb and rip off all the bark that is on it. Next, gather up the bark from the tree and tie it together with wire you carry with you. Also, gather up a dead stick and conn ...more

How To : Break apart a picture frame in Google SketchUp

This 3D modeling software tutorial shows one approach to breaking a picture frame created through the follow-me tool into the actual pieces that would be used to build it in Google SketchUp. Learn a basic method at first, then create a series of "jigs" that could be used for f ...more

How To : Make glass buttons using a multi- mandrel

See how to use a Multi-Mandrel and watch demonstrator Scott make a set of buttons in no time flat in this how-to video. The multi-mandrel hold several pieces of glass as they're shaped into buttons, beads, or the desired craft project. Watch this video glass-work tutorial seri ...more

How To : Use a pop rivet tool

Tim Carter demonstrates how a pop rivet tool works to connect two pieces of thin metal. Some projects, such as working on your aluminum gutters, will require you to connect two pieces of thin metal. An effective method is the use of a pop rivet gun. Most pop rivet tools come ...more

How To : Change hair color in Photoshop CS3 and CS4

In this video, we learn how to change hair color in Photoshop CS3 and CS4. First, open up your image and zoom in on the hair. From here, you will click on the selection tool with a circle to select your image. Now, make sure this is the perfect size for the entire image. Right ...more

Link Roundup : 15 Guides To Pumpkin Carving

Halloween just isn't Halloween without Jack O'Lanterns. Below, anything and everything you need to know on the art of pumpkin carving. 1. Prepare a Pumpkin for Carving Serious Eats' video demonstration is for true novices: "This video is for you unlucky souls who never got t ...more

How To : Install laminate flooring in your home

In this tutorial, we learn how to install laminate flooring in your home. First, you want to inspect all your flooring. Clean your floor and then remove baseboards around the room. Lay down your underlayment before you begin, then lay down your flooring where you would like it ...more

News : The Trayvon Deception

If you've been reading, watching or listening to the news, you sure know about the Trayvon Martin case. If you visit this site often, you may also have noticed that I've not put up any news on this case. I have my reasons. And this post will describe why. Before continuing, I ...more

How To : Prepare an emergency kit for your car

You may think you'll never be in an emergency situation, but you can never be too prepared! This video provides excellent tips on what to bring and do in an emergency situation. It takes only a small investment of your time and money to be prepared should you run into a probl ...more

How To : Build a homemade lathe tool sharpener

When molding or carving pieces of wood using a lathe, it's important that you have the right tools for the job. This includes having your tools nice and sharp for when you need them. You can actually pay someone to do this, but how about you save some money? In this tutorial, ...more

How To : Make a broken mirror effect using Photoshop

This video demonstrates how to make a broken mirror effect using Photoshop. For this firstly in a picture in Photoshop click twice on the level to unlock it.Then select the polygon lasso tool and draw the various forms you would like to give to the pieces.Inside the form,clic ...more

News : Facebook Photo Album Hacked (You Can Do It, Too)

When the much buzzed Facebook profile page redesign was released back in December, French artist and co-director of ad agency La Bande Originale Alexandre Oudin came up with an innovative way to maximize the visual possibilities of the page. His clever "hack" created a ripple ...more

How To : Make a table saw jig

A table saw is a powerful tool that comes with great responsibility. It can cut small and large pieces easily, created little grooves for decoration, and much more. But despite all of the great benefits a table saw has, it is a dangerous tool for anybody, experienced or not, t ...more

HowTo : Remove a Stripped Screw With a Rubber Band

Apartment Therapy posts a simple household hack on removing a stripped screw without an extractor. For all our WonderHowTo Home & Garden DIYers, you never know when you might accidentally strip a screw clean. Here's how to remedy the problem. You Will Need: a hammer a multi- ...more

How To : Heat emboss with an embossing tool

This how-to video stamping tutorial demonstrates two methods of heat embossing using a heat gun or heating tool, stamping powder, a rubber stamp, Versamark watermark ink and a pigment ink. Heat embossing is a great technique to multi-task rubber stamps and create some texture ...more

How To : Make a sugarcraft teddy bear

Barbara Wilson of BarbraEllin Cakes demonstrates how to make an edible Teddy Bear out of flour paste icing. You will need some edible glue, spaghetti, a knife tool, a small brush, a sharp craft knife, a mouth tool and a stitch tool. Roll out a ball of icing for the body and s ...more

How To : Create a crafters tool caddy for your desk

In this tutorial, we learn how to create a crafters tool caddy for your desk. First, you will need to gather a few pieces of chip board coasters and cut them to the specifications you would like your caddy to be. After you have done this, put your caddy together by locking the ...more

How To : Make a flower brooch using the Big Shot

Dawn5377 teaches you how to create a flower brooch using the Big Shot tool. Start with the flower folds bigz die. Apply pieces of material over each flower and cover it all with a piece of acrylic. Pass it through the Big Shot tool and you will have flowers made of that materi ...more

How To : Build a fire when the electricity goes out

This video shows the viewer how to start a fire without sing matches or electricity. This is done by first selecting a fairly large dry log. The aim is to ‘chip’ or peel smaller pieces of wood off from this log. These pieces will burn more easily and as such will make it easie ...more

How To : Use a chop saw the right way

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to use a chop saw. A chop saw is a power tool which is typically used to cut hard materials. This saw can cut pieces at different angles. When cutting any material, make sure it is pushed tight against the fence. Hold the material ...more

How To : Make fire with a magnesium fire tool

Do you want to learn how to make fire with a magnesium fire tool? Then all you need is a magnesium fire tool and this video. First of all, you need some kindling ready such as dry grass, small leaves, twigs, etc. Create a small pouch for the magnesium strips, then shave small ...more

How To : Adjust the miter saw on a Bosch 4412 and 5412

A miter saw is a handy portable tool that almost every carpenter or handyman has available. It makes clean cuts to thin pieces of wood in various angles and makes quick cuts. So in this tutorial, you'll find out how to make adjustments to a Bosch 4412 and 5412 miter saw. Knowi ...more

How To : Make a card using the Cuttlebug "smoosh" technique

In order to make a Cuttlebug Smoosh Card, you will need the following materials: card stock (at least 3 different prints or colors), a ruler, distress tool, double sided tape or glue, distress ink, watermark stamp pad, decorative accessories, and scissors. Cut 2 pieces of car ...more

How To : Use the magnetic lasso tool in Photoshop

Being able to know all the tips and tricks to Photoshop, people can produce some amazing pieces of art. But for the people who don't know their entire way around the most used and known piece of software, there's tutorials out there calling their name. In this video you'll fin ...more

How To : Make a fast and easy tennis ball trebuchet

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a fast and easy tennis ball trebuchet. This tool will throw tennis balls easily so you can hit them without having a partner around. This only needs a few pieces of wood and 2x4's along with dumbbells. There isn't a whole lot to this, it' ...more

How To : Use foam to make diorama terrain

In this tutorial, we learn how to use foam to make diorama terrain. Foam will make a realistic diorama because it comes in so many different shapes and sizes. You can buy this from hobby shops and even online. To put these together, you will simply use some wood glue. You can ...more

How To : Strip wallpaper easily

In this tutorial, we learn how to strip wallpaper easily. First, you will need to take a wallpaper stripper and run it along the wall so you cover all of the spots that it touches. After you have done this, run the stripper diagonally along the wall, then spray the wall with s ...more

How To : Install and use a dado blade on your table saw

If you plan on making any kind of cabinetry or beds or anything else like that, having a dado blade is a useful and handy tool. What this does is make a u-shaped cut into your piece of wood that is perfect for combing two pieces together to form a sturdy, solid joint. So if yo ...more

How To : Replace the LCD screen on the LG Xenon GR500

Repairs Universe demonstrates how to replace the LCD screen on the LG Xenon GR500 cell phone. First, remove the battery and the SIM card from the phone. Then, use a small phillips head screwdriver remove six screws from the back of the phone. Next, use a safe pry tool to relea ...more

How To : Take apart the Microsoft Zune HD

This video shows you how to take apart a Microsoft Zune HD. To take it apart, you will need a tri-wing screwdriver. Using the screwdriver, remove the four screws at the corners. Once the screws are removed, you can easily remove the back cover. To remove the bottom cover, slid ...more

How To : Make a multi colored eye in Photoshop

This tutorial explains how to create a multi colored eye effect. First open the image in Photoshop and unlock the layer. Make a selection of the eye with either the lasso, magnetic lasso or pen tool. If you are using the pen tool, like in the tutorial, right click and choose m ...more

News : Welcome to Phone Snap!

Hello, my fellow cell phonographers! In today’s day and age, cell phone photography is growing rapidly with the advancement of smartphones and the constant stream of new multi-featured camera phone and photo editing apps. Although nothing beats shooting photographs with my al ...more

How To : Machine knit a phony seam

This is a cool technique for machine knitters to use. It's a hand technique that converts quite easily to machine. Sew a phony seam when with a small knitting tool to alter pieces on a knitting machine.

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