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How To : Fold bathroom towels into fancy and elegant shapes

You may frequent hotels that treat your towels like your toilet paper, but some upscale hotels actually take pride in their towel presentation, therefore borrow some skills from master origami artists and apply them to folding towels and washcloths for memorable and decorative ...more

How To : Fold a Heart-Shaped Box for Valentine's Day

You've got a great gift for your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Awesome. Now, how are you going to present that lovely gift of yours? Wrapping paper? Cardboard box? Decorative bag? If any of those things are your answer—you're not trying hard enough. If you've got a small gif ...more

How To : Find the area of irregular shapes

This video explains how to find the area of irregular shapes. Draw the shape on a grid or graph paper. This will help you divide your shape into pieces. Draw dotted lines to divide the shape into squares, rectangles or triangles. For instance, if you have an "L" shape, you can ...more

How To : Shape a gumpaste rose for cake decorating

Fondant and gumpaste are a great way to turn ordinary cakes extraordinary. You can make all sorts of decorations using just your hands and from fondant. In this how to video sequence learn how to create a gumpaste rose. Everyone will be impressed by your fondant shaping skills ...more

How To : Cover a square shaped cake with fondant

Most cakes are round, so it's only natural that most cake decorating tutorials only focus on how to ice and apply fondant to round cakes. But sometimes you want to think outside of the box by decorating, ironically, a box-shaped cake instead. If you're trying to apply fondant ...more

How To : Shape your eyebrows with a straight razor

Shaving is a pain free alternative to plucking and waxing your eyebrows. This hair removal tutorial teaches you how to shape and arch your eyebrows using a straight razor. This method is a bit dangerous because you have a straight razor so close to your eye, so please use caut ...more

How To : Fold a heart shaped ring out of a dollar bill

Have a love of money and crafts? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a heart-shaped money ring from a dollar bill with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to ge ...more

How To : Cut and style a square-shaped classic layered bob

Does a bob haircut remind you of flappers from the 1920's? Originally, the hairstyle (as worn by flappers) was meant to be an androgynous cut, boyish in length and style. But that doesn't mean you can't sex it up for your own needs. Take a look at this video to learn how to c ...more

How To : Create a Helix-Shaped NURBS Curve in Maya

There are several ways you can go about creating your NURBS helix curve in Maya; I will demonstrate the two easiest ones. For advanced users, and people that like to figure stuff out by themselves, here are the two techniques in a nutshell: You can either create a straight N ...more

How To : Create complex surface shapes in Rhino 4.0

See how to create complex surface shapes using Network Surface in Rhinoceronous 4. Whether you're new to Rober McNeel & Associates' popular NURBS-based modeling application or a 3D arts professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with Rhino 4's new features, you're s ...more

How To : Make a one shaped first birthday cake

Your child's first birthday is an occasion to remember. So celebrate in style with a one shaped birthday cake. You'll need a chocolate swiss roll, candy of your choice and your favorite decorations.

How To : Create 2D lines and shapes in 3ds Max 8

Check out this 3ds Max video tutorial on a detailed look at creating shapes and lines. Autodesk's 3D Studio Max is a customizable and scalable 3D modeling and rendering solution for games, film, and television, so don't miss out you digital animators.

How To : Reshape a body with the liquify tool in Photoshop

This video relates to the software which narrates how to reshape a body with the "liquefy‚" tool in Photoshop retouching and how to use pro techniques to reshape and mold the body with the help of Photoshop scary powerful liquefy filter. He narrates how to select the tools to ...more

How To : Shape a bra and panty set out of gumpaste

Gumpaste is very versatile for cake decorating. This how to video guide you through the step by step process of cutting and shaping a bra and panty set out of gumpaste. You can use your gumpaste bra and panty to decorate any birthday cake.

How To : Translate a shape

Learn how to translate shapes with a few simple steps. - First step: Find the new verticals under the transformation which are T3,2. Values are A=(-5,-8), B=(-3,-4), C=(-8,-3), D=(-6,1). Find the points of the verticals on the graph and connect the points one by one until you ...more

How To : Shape fondant roses for cake decoration

Wondering how to shape the fondant into a beautiful rose you can decorate your cakes with? This how to video is step by step demonstration on how to make the center and the the leaves of a fondant rose. Part 1 of 2 - How to Shape fondant roses for cake decoration. Part 2 of 2 ...more

How To : Make a pillow-shaped tiered cake for your wedding

Forget circle and square-shaped wedding cakes - pillowy clouds of icing and cake are the way to go! Be original without compromising your unique style by learning how to bake and decorate this lovely stacked pillow cake. Reminiscent of the pillow that bears the ring, you can ...more

How To : Make a Football-Shaped Pull-Apart Cake

What kind of cake goes best with the Super Bowl? If you guessed a football-shaped cake, you guessed right. In this video recipe, Betty Crocker shows you how to whip up a super easy American football cake that's also a pull-apart cake, because Super Bowl fans don't have time to ...more

How To : Fold your letter into a cool shape

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

How To : Calculate the area of complex shapes

Watch this video to learn how to calculate the area inside complex figures--shapes composed of multiple smaller, simpler shapes. The first step is to break the shape into its simpler component shapes. Then, using the information you have about the large shape, find all informa ...more

How To : Create and edit shapes in Keynote '09

Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to create and edit shapes in Keynote '09. iWork '09, the office productivity suite from Apple, is the easiest way to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Writing and page layouts are easy in Pages. Numb ...more

How To : Smooth out the edges of shapes in Photoshop

This simple video tutorial shows how you can smooth out the edges of shapes that would otherwise have jagged edges. The trick is very useful for your own drawings, or for making website designs look better. It involves the use of gassian blur. Watch this video tutorial and lea ...more

How To : Shape & cut an apples into a swan

FoodWishes will show you how to make an apple swan with this short little video. This project is simple and quick. * Cut two slices off one-half of the apple. * Cut a one-quarter from the other half of the apple. Take this half, and cut one-quarter from it, and then cut one-q ...more

How To : Make a Heart-Shaped Hardboiled Egg

Add a little love to your next bento box or afternoon snack with a heart-shaped hardboiled egg. Other than one freshly cooked and peeled hardboiled egg, all you need is one milk carton, one round chopstick and rubber bands. Perfect for brightening up your special someone's day ...more

How To : Ice cupcakes into a rose shape with Xanthe Milton

We love cupcakes equally with or without frosting, but sometimes adding that extra bit of vanilla buttercream frosting shaped into a rose or other flower turns the cupcake nomming experience from delicious to divine. Cupcake decorating is an art form all its own, as you'll se ...more

How To : Apply any shape to a Photoshop layer mask

This video tutorial shows you how to expand your knowledge of the new Artistic Actions Kit in Photoshop CS3 by teaching you how to apply any shape you want to a layer mask. Don't forget to check the palette menu for more mask ideas and options.

How To : Make App Icons the Same Size & Shape on Android

Google's Material Design guidelines have finally brought some consistency to the look and feel of Android apps, bringing most of the user experience on par with what you would see on iOS. However, some developers are still using non-compliant home screen icons, even though Mat ...more

How To : Make a diamond shaped kite with your kids

Get ready to make the kite that helped discover electricity! Watch this instructional how to video and learn to make a diamond shaped kite. For this project you will need: garbage bag, wooden dowels, cloth tape, string, scissors, magic marker, yard stick, toothpicks and ribbon ...more

How To : Shape a human head in Zbrush 3.1

Jason Welsh shows you how to make a human face in Zbrush 3.1 and gives easy steps for roughing out form. This tutorial is more about process than specific tool movements so you should be familiar with sculpting tools already. NOTE: This link is to a Flash version of the first ...more

How To : Make decorative butter shapes

Butte can be very decorative and festive. In this how to video Chef Paul talks about flavored and decorative butters. Watch and learn how to shape and mold butter into any shape for garnishing dishes.

How To : Make shaped cake pops using cookie cutters

If you've ever nommed on a cake pop before, then we're betting that more likely than not your cake pop was a chubby, round mass of vanilla or red velvet cake. But you don't have to think so inside the box when it comes to cake pop shapes. Check out this video to learn an inex ...more

How To : Make a Heart-Shaped Hard-Boiled Egg for Valentine's Day

Make a beautiful heart-shaped hard-boiled egg. Add it to a salad and surprise your Valentine! You'll need an egg, saucepan and cooker, drink carton, pair of scissors, chopstick, and elastic bands. Full instructions are shown in this short and simple video tutorial. Video: .

How To : Map art on 3D invisible shapes in Illustrator

If you need help with 3D concepts in Illustrator, Bert's going to show you how to wrap an invisible 3-dimensional shape made in the 3D Extrude and Bevel tool with Map Art tool. Curled ribbons for campaign posters are just the beginning with this Illustrator tutorial!

How To : Fold a towel into an elephant shape

These elephant-shaped towels are so cute and easy to create that you’ll never want to use them for drying. Step 1: Open towel and lay flat Open the bath towel lengthwise and lay it flat on the floor. Roll each side inward, toward the center. Step 2: Fold in half at center Fo ...more

How To : Reflect a shape across the x-axis

Watch this video to learn how to reflect a shape across the x-axis. To just change the locations of points in a graph along x-axis, there is a single step involved. Consider A=(-5,-8), B=(-3,-4), C=(-8,-3), D=(-6,1) a graph which is drawn with four points, three in third quad ...more

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