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How To : Create e-mail icon in Photoshop

This video will walk you through the process of creating your very own icon to use for your email by using Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop is a great tool to use for a variety of purposes and in this instance can make the perfect icon in just minutes. 1. Open New file with 500x500 ...more

How To : Customize the interface in Illustrator CS3

New to Illustrator CS3? This video shows you how to use and customize the new features of the Illustrator interface. See how to group and dock multiple panels, change the layout of the Tools panel, and set the brightness of interface elements. Check out this cool video by Mord ...more

Build a Home Arcade Machine : Part 1

Remember the arcades? Were you saddened when they closed up one by one, leaving no outlet to actually go out and socialize while you played video games? With all the home consoles and internet connectivity, gaming has evolved, but the social factor has been eliminated. Sure we ...more

How To : Improve a Digital Photograph in Apple's Aperture

Meet Aperture 3.1.1, Apple's powerful photo post-production tool with the Amazing Shrinking Price Tag. First released in 2005 for $500, Aperture is now available in the Mac App Store for a measly $79.99—a price reduction of 83.67%! That means a lot of new buyers and, as a resu ...more

How To : Create an old rusty control panel 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 : Apply localized correction in Lightroom 2

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 : Practice typesetting basics in After Effects 4

After Effects Apprentice Video Tutorial #3 Chris and Trish Meyer | 03/01- 11:36 AM This video is an introduction to typesetting in After Effects. You can select the type tool panel to auto open the panel. You can also use the Adobe workspace or customize your own workspace.

How To : Enhance your images in Aperture

The enhance controls in Aperture's adjustments panel provide a number of tools for refining your tonal adjustments, controlling saturation, and for correcting color casts.

How To : Create optical illusions in Flash CS3

Tony Ross demonstrates how to create optical illusions in Flash. In the first video he creates a spinning illusion of circles with cycling gradients using Motion Tweens and Rotation Options. In the second video, create a tunnel illusion using Motion Tweens and Masking. The las ...more

How To : Dive into new features of Photoshop CS4

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 : Check the battery cheaply in a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Manage bookmarks in Acrobat

Learn how to rearrange and organize your bookmarks, as well as how to force the bookmarks panel open when someone opens the PDF. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all Layers Magazine tutorials fo ...more

How To : Make a rechargeable, solar-powered USB battery

An emergency battery charger for your mobile phone comes in handy, but it's not the ultimate solution; once it's dead it's useless (what a waste). If you want to really get off the metaphorical grid, you can follow the steps in this video to construct a more robust circuit tha ...more

How To : Fix broken front glass on an iPhone

In this how to video, you will learn how to replace a broken iPhone screen. This screen is called a front panel. First, turn off the iPhone. Open the repair kit and look up the instructions. First, remove the screws at the bottom. Next, use a suction cup and pull the front ass ...more

How To : Animate a 3D airplane 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 : Apply light sources to 3D models 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 : Use Rembrandt lighting for images in Photoshop

This Photoshop video series is going to explain how to create a chiaroscuro lighting effect on an image. This art form was made famous by the Italian artist Rembrandt. Part one covers the origin of terms and how to create chiaroscuro dramatic lighting. Part two has instruction ...more

How To : Build a BBQ grilling station

In this Home & Garden video tutorial you will learn how to building a bbq grilling station. The tools needed are a measuring tape, square, hammer and chisel, safety glasses, a deadblow hammer and work gloves. Select the location and measure the dimensions of the grilling stati ...more

How To : Work with the effects panel in Adobe InDesign

Layers Tip of the Day writer, Jeff Witchel has created this video tutorials sharing some of his popular tips for working with the effects panel in InDesign. For more Adobe software tutorials from Layers Magazine, search Layers Magazine on WonderHowTo. WonderHowTo indexes all ...more

How To : Tint Your 2003 Malibu Car Windows Perfectly

Objects Locate all the objects you need to remove before removing panel. Tips This is a 2003 Malibu. This will take 2 days so make sure you have the car for 2 days. Gather all the tool you need to remove the panel. Check online to see how dark you can tint your windows befo ...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 : Recover Lost Files and Images

You've had a massive hard disk failure.. ...in your PC or laptop and like a large number of people who think it will never happen to them...you did not have a backup of those 2000+ family pictures, those hundred of important Word documents, those family videos that you downlo ...more

How To : Retouch photos in Photoshop CS4 with new tools

Retouching images is one of the main reasons the world loves Photoshop, and version CS4 has added some new twists and tools to your retouching options. Rediscover the Adjustment layers through the powerful Adjustments panel in Photoshop CS4. Colin Smith shows you all the main ...more

How To : Open the Windows Task Manager the long way

To open the Windows Task Manager the long way To open the task manager start by clicking the start button. In the box that opens up click the control panel. When the control panel opens double click on the performance information and tools icon. When the performance informati ...more

How To : Punch down a 12 port patch panel

In this video, we learn how to punch down a 12 port patch panel. Start off by grabbing your cable and using scissors to cut off the outer covering of the cable. Next, use the wire scissors to cut off the end of the wires (about 1-2 inches). After this, place the stripped down ...more

How To : Punch down a 24 port patch panel

Jim teaches us how to punch down a 24 port patch panel in this tutorial. You will need: cable scissors, a punch down tool, and 24 port patch panel. Now, strip the cable by cutting it and stripping down the wires. Now, attach the wires to the port punch panel by following the p ...more

How To : Format a hard drive using Windows Vista

Formatting the hard drive on Windows Vista is easy. First click Start, then Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management. When that opens up, click Storage Disk Management. This will open a window showing all the computer's partitions. It isn't possible to format C ...more

How To : Use Fireworks CS4 layout tools

Fireworks CS4 has some new and improved layout features to take advantage of. This Fireworks CS4 video covers: display rulers, traditional guides, the new tool tips feature, smart guides, and align panel improvements. See how to use these new layout tool features in Fireworks ...more

How To : Use the Paintbrush tool in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to use calligraphic, scatter, art, and pattern brushes in Illustrator CS3. You also learn how to use the brush options available on the Brushes panel and in the Paintbrush Tool Preferences dialog box. Check out this cool lesson by Matthew Richmond now! ...more

How To : Change a drive letter in Windows 7

This video demonstrates how to change a drive letter to a certain drive in your Windows 7 computer. On you Windows 7 computer, go to Start > Control Panel. In the Control Panel, select System and Security then open the Administrative Tools. Look for and open the Computer Manag ...more

How To : Align and distribute objects in Illustrator CS3

This video shows you how to effectively align and distribute objects in Illustrator. You learn how to use basic tools in the Control panel, and about new features called Distribute Spacing and Align To Artboard. Check out this video by Matthew Richmond now! Align and distribut ...more

How To : Use the note tool in Photoshop

This video will show how to use the note tool using the program Photoshop. Using notes makes pulling up previous projects or leaving brief bits of information easy to obtain. Notes in Photoshop can be pulled up by using the keyboard short cut button N button on your keyboard. ...more

How To : Make a bootable ISO image or CD/DVD

Ali440134 demonstrates how to make a bootable ISO image or a CD / DVD disk. Making a bootable ISO disk is easy and requires just a few simple steps to complete. First, use the Magic ISO program to make the disk. Open Magic ISO and click your desired file. Then, click the open ...more

How To : Resize text and use the "magnifier" in Windows 7

In this video the tutor demonstrates the magnifier tool of Microsoft Windows 7. If the size of text is very small on your screen and you are facing difficulty reading it you can use the magnifier tool to resize the text to read it clearly. You can change the resolution but thi ...more

How To : Extract and color correct in Photoshop CS4

In this Software video you will see how to extract and apply color correction in Photoshop CS4. First select the object and extract it. The tool that you use to extract will depend on the type of image. For example, for oranges, select the Magnetic Lasso Tool from the left han ...more

How To : Give someone a shave in GIMP

In this Software video you will see how to give someone a shave in GIMP. Learn spot removal, skin smoothening and a makeover or removing a 1 day beard. This is done using the Clone and the Healing tool. To use the Clone tool, select the tool from the right hand panel. Then to ...more

How To : Defragment the hard drive in Windows 7

De-fragmenting a hard drive improves the performance of a hard drive and it is recommended to de-fragment your hard drive from time to time as shown in this video. In Windows 7 you can use the Disk De-fragmentation tool. To do this go to the start menu and open the Control Pan ...more

How To : Change a drive letter

Changing the drive letter is necessary for reassigning hard drives. This straightforward tutorial breaks down the steps for performing this simple computer-housekeeping task. Steps: 1. Go to start Then "control Panel" 2. From control panel go to "Performance and Maintenance" ...more

How To : Use Studio One

Studio one single window interface now eliminates multiple windows and complex menus enabling to focus on music in an easy way. The important music creation and production tools are instantly accessible. Studio one directly opens into the start page by default. Here we can fin ...more

How To : Remove the alternator from a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

How To : Remove the front fender from a Saturn S-Series car

One day, your car may break down and you won't be able to afford to hire a mechanic, so what do you do... you look on the web for some how-to vehicle repair videos and become your own car mechanic, that's what. You don't need any advanced training to perform repairs and simple ...more

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