Ok, so you've memorized the list of valid 2-letter words, but when challenged after playing one, can you smugly demonstrate your dominating intellect by spouting out the proper definition? If you're anything like me, chances are you'll find yourself babbling something defensi ...more
The Letter P
Parental involvement is a crucial ingredient in the success of many children. Teachers know the saying all too well that it takes more than a village to raise a child, for one - it takes parental involvement. Thus, it is important for teachers to reach out to parents in that f ...more
You know that moment when you finally figure out something, but you figured it out years after you really needed it? Don't you freaking hate that?! Don't Miss: All the Guides You Need to Master Microsoft Office Thanks to Reddit user josawalk, whom I hate, yet love, I now kno ...more
CC, which stands for "carbon copy", is a familiar phrase in email, but can also be used in business letters and legal documents. This can be especially useful for letters you want to spend up a company or organizational chain, letting each recipient know exactly who else recei ...more
Need a little inspiration and lesson when it comes to drawing graffiti and cool lettering? In this great tutorial, learn, step by step, how to sketch goo dripping cool graffiti letters. Good luck!
This video is about professional/business letter folding and mailing. Before starting this process your hands should be clean and dry so as not to ruin the look of the letter. To fold the letter correctly, you must take the bottom 1/3 of the letter and fold it upwards towards ...more
Want to give a special someone your heart (and get rid of junk mail in the process)? Make a paper heart using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. This free origami video lesson presents complete instructions on how to make your own paper hearts from a ...more
From this video, learn a proper way to fold a letter professionally and place it an envelope. Basically take the letter and lay it in a flat surface, then find a spot in the paper which is almost a certain way up and then fold from bottom to that spot and crease it. Then fold ...more
No matter what word game you're playing, whether it's Scrabble or one of its near-homogeneous counterparts like Lexulous, Wordfeud or Words with Friends, one of the easiest ways to stay on top of your opponent is knowing all of the legal two-letter words you can play. You're n ...more
To draw fancy letters, block out the basic outline, begin adding ornate details inside them and even add vines and filigree around the outside of the letters. Draw fancy letters to start off a new chapter in a book with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this fre ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to add 3D effects and shading to graffiti letters. To start, you will draw a simple letter with a pencil. Then, take one point under the letter in the middle and draw a darker outline. Next, you will draw an outline around the first outline to ma ...more
Drawing is easy for some, harder for others, but drawing letters is pretty simple for both the pro and novice artist. There's all kind of text styles you could conjure up, and they don't have to be boring fonts. Fire up your imagination to create different styles for drawing n ...more
Everybody at some point in time wants to or has to make text that looks like ice. So, if you're doing it for fun or for a project, here's a tutorial to show you how to make ice text that is melting.
This is an upbeat fun video on how to draw 3D letters; and shows in detail how to draw them from A through L. Start out with a pencil drawing of the letter to make sure it looks how you want it, as you can always erase any mistakes. Then, using a black marker pen, trace over t ...more
Two-letter words are one of the most important parts of playing Scrabble. If you don't know all of the small ones, then you're missing out on one of the easiest ways to score big. Check out How to Score Big with 2-Letter Words in Scrabble and memorize all that you can. Definit ...more
To draw bubble letters, draw elliptical shapes in place of straight lines in pencil, trace the outline in marker and erase erroneous pencil marks. Sketch out rounded and bubbly letters with creative tips from a professional illustrator in this free video on drawing.
Need a little help making your 3D letters? This quick tutorial on how to draw embossed or three-dimension letters makes it look pretty easy, revealing secrets on how to get perfectly-shaped three-dimensional lettering for your next art project or handmade holiday card! Write 3 ...more
This two part how to video series will cover the written Arabic language and then speech. This first lesson contains the basic isolated consonant forms. The second lesson will teach how to write basic words and how the isolated consonants change shape depending on where they a ...more
When your opponent throws down "AA", you tell them no abbreviations, but alas... it's not. They build "ZA" on the board for 64 points, and you say it's slang, but it's in the dictionary. Next is "EF", and you let them know that spelling out letters is not allowed and ridiculou ...more
Sending a special note and don't have an envelope? In this four part series learn how to fold your letter into cool shapes so you can deliver them on their own. The only supplies you will need are your hands and your letter. Have fun! Part 1 of 4 - How to Fold your letter into ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw graffiti lettering. To do this, you will use a pen and draw out your letters adding a graffiti flare to them. Do not draw regular letters, these have outlines and a flare out to the ends of them. This is very similar to the graffiti you w ...more
This six-minute tutorial shows you how to use the logical IF function with letter grades in Excel. The video features a sample table with a sample assigned grading scheme ranging from A to F, which is a common application of the logical IF statement in Excel. After the data is ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to draw graffiti letters. When you are drawing these letters, you will want to use as much imagination as you can. Make sure to add in your own personal flare to give each of the letters a special touch. Now, you will draw the letters making them ...more
Creative Cow contributing editor Eran Stern demonstrates a quick, easy way to make a smoky title effect. Create smoking letters in After Effects. Click through to watch this video on creativecow.net
To make things a little more fun here on Scrabble World, I've decided to start a weekly feature for word freaks to ponder about it... a challenge. No, I'm not 'challenging' any of your words... I'm challenging your brains. See if you can figure some of these Scrabble puzzles o ...more
Teach Excel demonstrates how to change the columns from letters to numbers in Excel 2007. The first step is to click on the Office button in the top left part of the window. Next, you click on Excel Options and click on the Formulas tab. There should be a heading labeled "Work ...more
Custom picture frames can be a fun and thoughtful way to display pictures in your home, but they can also cost a lot of money. Here's how you can create unique picture frames without spending a lot. What You Need Picture frame (The frame should be larger than the photo, as y ...more
In this video, we learn how to write a name in graffiti letters. Start off by outlining the letters, make sure to draw them thick so they look 3D. Add in different shapes edges to the letters to make them look more like graffiti. Make sure they are all touching and overlapping ...more
Learn how to pronounce the letters of the French alphabet
Calligraphy looks great for wedding and party invitations. Learn more about forming letters in calligraphy and how to write using the art of calligraphy in this free online video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Write Italic lowercase letters in calligraphy. Write Italic lowercas ...more
This language tutorial teaches you how to read and pronounce Arabic letters. Follow this three part how to video and you will be reading and writing modern standard Arabic in no time at all. Part 1 of 3 - How to Read Arabic letters. Part 2 of 3 - How to Read Arabic letters. ...more
This video demonstrates the procedure involved in writing an uppercase "G" and lowercase "g" in Copperplate. You will need a writing utensil and something to write on. In the video, a nib and black ink were used on lined paper. The letters should be written slowly and carefull ...more
Friendship bracelets are a simple gift that can really show someone how much they mean to you. What better way to tell someone you made something especially for them than personalizing it? In this tutorial, learn how to tie an 'alpha pattern' onto your woven bracelets. This v ...more
Whether you've had them for years or bought them used off Craigslist, old appliances can always benefit from a facelift. One of the first things to go is usually the lettering on the knobs, buttons, and other surfaces that are frequently touched, leaving them faded and difficu ...more
Wizard is back to spit some knowledge on all you graffiti students out there. In this video he is demonstrating how to draw the word Real, his last name, in bubble letters with a pen. Practice this one on paper then get to tagging!
In this video techniques are shown to add ice letters using only butter cream icing. The reason butter cream icing is used is because of the ease of use when writing ice letters. Once your icing bag has been filled with the butter cream icing you must make sure all air has bee ...more
Being able to spell a seven-letter word on the board is one of the most enjoyable things about playing Scrabble. It's even better when those seven letters are all from your rack, giving you a bingo—those 50 bonus points in addition to your regular score. But just because you ...more
Follow these visual instructions to fold a letter into a cute, compact arrow shape. If you ever passed notes in class, this folding method falls among some of the more sophisticated styles. When practicing folding a letter into an arrow, make sure to write on it so as to be su ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to write in lowercase calligraphy letters. To begin, you will write in lower case letters just use a more find edge then you do when writing normally. The letters will all have a twist to the edge of them to make them look more fancy than normal. ...more
Take a lesson in architecture from renowned architect Doug Patt by watching this video tutorial. If you want to learn about drawing and designing, without going to school, Doug's just the teacher. Watch to see how to write and letter like an architect. In this episode, see ho ...more
These instructional animated slides teach you how to easily fold a the letter "T". Learn how to use the Japanese art of origami to make your own "T". Use the start, stop, forward and back buttons to easily follow along. You can also speed up the instructional origami video if ...more
If you're an actress, dancer, or singer (or maybe all of the above), there's nothing more flattering than seeing your name on a marquee, especially if it's the first one listed. You can also get your name lit up in lights by creating this marquee in Photoshop. You'll learn ho ...more
Typing notes with Swype is as fast and easy as you can get and in this clip, learn how to tackle less common word combos like double letters. For example, how would you type "cool", "common", "letters" or "bubble"? In this quick tip tutorial from the makers of Swype, learn how ...more
A lot of the English you hear in the real world isn't taught in the classroom. This ESL how to video teaches you the pronunciation of the letter "R" in English. The letter "R" is not rolled in English like it is in many other languages. Watch this tutorial and you will be spea ...more
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase letter D.
This video demonstrates how to write the letter P in calligraphy copperplate. The technique that is illustrated in this video show you the proper way draw the letter P effectively and beautifully. The video first shows you how to draw the capitalized letter P. The first step i ...more
This is a clear video showing how to easily draw a 3D letter 'B'. First of all you start by just writing the letter 'B' normally; and then you double outline all of the lines you have drawn, both inside and outside of the letter. Color it in with a block color for a 2-dimensio ...more
Cutting out letters from modeling paste or gumpaste can be very awkward. This how to video shows you how to use letter cutters on fondant with some ease. So watch, learn, and start decorating.
Expand your friendship bracelet horizons by learning how to weave a new one! In this video, learn how to make a friendship bracelet for any friend with their name woven in! Show your friend how much you care by giving them this personalized friendship bracelet.
Calligraphy is often used to add a unique and artistic look to different forms of text. Learn how to write letters 'A' through 'M' using calligraphy in this free art video from a calligrapher. Part 1 of 22 - How to Write alphabet letters A-M in calligraphy. Write alphabet lett ...more
The instructor in this video is showing viewers how to make a Block G in 3D. The process involves drawing the initial capital G. Then a line is made as an outline around the top of the letter and another line is made the same way at the bottom of the letter, so it appears to h ...more
In this video, we learn how to write the letter "S" in calligraphy copperplate. First, dab your calligraphy into ink, then start to writ on a your paper. Make a large half bowl shaped curved line, then make a loop and go down, creating a curved line with a dot at the end. To m ...more
This video is a basic calligraphy instructional video that shows you how to script in the copperplate style of the uppercase letters A, M, and N.
Perfect your pronunciation of Arabic words! This video covers two letters in the Arabic alphabet, Kaf and Qaf. This video details the difference and variations unique to each letter, as well as covering how to get the proper accent.
Wherever you sit on the debate of graffiti, one thing is certain: it takes someone with a great sense of skill. There are so many different variations when it comes to graffiti or tagging there isn't right or wrong way. But people can tell when it comes off as sloppy and lazy ...more
In this video, we learn how to write the letter T in calligraphy copperplate. Start by drawing a thick line that follows out a loop that curves to the left hand side. After this, create a loop at the top of the line, on the left hand side. Draw this out and cross the line over ...more
Would you think that you could draw a cartoon duck just by writing the word duck? Or Uncle Sam from the letters US? Well, grab a pen and a piece of paper and get ready to draw. All you need is a pad of paper, pencil, marker, colored chalks or colored pencils, and an eraser. To ...more
Do you remember the Snorks? If not, they were a cheap knock-off of the Smurfs, but the setting took place in the ocean and they had long tubes at the top of their heads. Why is this important? Well in the tutorial above, you'll find out how to draw a character with graffiti bu ...more
This video goes over cover letter formats, specifically in Full Block Style. Cover Letters accompany resumes in job applications. They should be sent ahead of the resume. They go over your experience, desires and objectives. The cover letter is important to both employers and ...more
In this video, we learn how to write the letter "r" in calligraphy copperplate. Start out by dipping your calligraphy pen into ink, then creating a curved line with a dot at the end of it. Next, fill in the line so it is smooth and there are not ragged edges. Next, draw a larg ...more