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How To: Do the Ed Marlo's atfus sleight move

Not only does "Andy Field Magic" go about showing the effect in a professional manner, he does so in a personable and thorough demonstration. Agreed, the effect is not magic in essence, but does show off quite the slight of hand. I appreciated that lack of jargon in the demo; the performer visually made sure that you understood what he was doing step by step. It makes for an easier learning environment when you know exactly how the effect is achieved through a slower paced demo. He seems to b...

How To: Add mood lighting in Photoshop

In this video tutorial brought to you by photoshopuniverse, you will learn how to apply mood lighting to images in Photoshop. This is achieved by applying an adjustment layer, called a gradient map, which allows you to adjust the color of the light in an image. You will learn how to access the gradient map from the adjustment layers menu, how to apply the gradient map, then overlay the new layer and fine tune the gradient to create more dramatic looking images.

How To: Spike and style emo/scene hair

This is a tutorial on how to style your hair using styling gel and hair spray in the style known as "scene/emo". This is basic information on how to spike your hair, how much gel to use, and techniques on how to apply the gel to your hair. As explained in the video, gel from the roots of your hair to the tips, only applying a small amount when needed. Then, as also described, coat hair in hairspray to ensure it will hold for a while. Repeat this process until the style you are looking for is ...

How To: Polish the guts of a paintball gun with a brillo pad

KRASHARPSHOOTER gives a detailed example on how to better improve performance from the Tippman paintball marker. Some of the advantages to following this method is that it allows the internals to cycle smoothly. He shows us, using a very simple method. The method that he follows in a step by step process in his video is start by taking a Brillo pad and dipping it into water. After that while soap is coming out keep rubbing the pad back and forth on the internal of the paintball marker. He sho...

How To: Train a horse not to kick you

Horses don't kick their owners and handlers unless they think it is okay, or unless they think there won't be any repercussions for their actions. The gentleman in this video shows you that being gentle with your horse can go a long way!

How To: Tie the Eternity knot to decorate a rope or string

In this video the host of "Tying It All Together" demonstrates how to create a "Eternity Knot". This type of knot is an attractive way to decorate a rope or string. Strung along one after another on a rope or string, it creates elongated bead-like knots at intervals of your choosing. The Eternity Knot is named for it's resemblance to the symbol of Buddha's all-knowing wisdom and the uncommon quality of his realizations. In this video the host will lead you through the entire process of creati...

How To: Reduce depth of field in Photoshop

This video tutorial, by photoshopuniverse, shows you how to reduce the depth of field after a photo is taken using Photoshop. This enables you to ensure that your main subject is clearly in focus while the background is out of focus or blurry. First duplicate the layer using the short cut that was mentioned and apply the filter lens blur to the new layer and adjust the radius so that an adequate amount of blurring is achieved. Add a layer mask and bring the subject to focus by selecting the b...

How To: Solve the Rubik's Cube faster with shortcuts

As the best-selling toy of all time, the odds of you once playing with a Rubik's Cube are pretty high. And if you're like me, or even the cube's inventor Erno Rubik, your first attempts likely ended in futility. Every twist, every turn, the cube just gets more and more mixed up. Is there really a solution?

How To: Use a Rockwell reciprocating saw

Mark Donovan of Home Addition Plus goes over the key features and benefits of the Rockwell reciprocating saw with active vibration canceling technology. A reciprocating saw is a type of saw in which the cutting action is achieved with a push and pull reciprocating motion on the blade. A positive feature of the Rockwell is that there are no tools needed to replace the blade and it acts great with all materials including wood, metal, plastic, and/or aluminum.

How To: Steal Megan Fox's look from the Transformers premiere

Make up artist Katie teaches viewers easy to follow techniques in achieving a Megan Fox make up look. Using a make up brush, apply concealer below the eyes and areas all over the face. Use a sponge to apply the foundation and gently blend it with the concealer to achieve a flawless look. To achieve a glow in your face, use a blush brush and apply blush on shade with a fine shimmer all over the face with emphasis on the cheeks and forehead. Perfect-shaped eye brows is achieved by applying blac...

How To: Hand color using layer masks in Photoshop CS3 and CS4

Nichole Young demonstrates how to hand color using layer masks in Photoshop CS4, which also works in Photoshop CS3. The procedure can be summarized in two stages: turning the picture you would like to edit black and white and then bringing color back into it to give it a hand-colored look. The black-and-white effect is achieved by creating a new layer over the background layer. The next step is to give the picture a warm look by adjusting the layer’s respective color balance. Then bring the c...

How To: Make cold brew coffee

Making cold brew coffee can be done simply with only a jar, water, a coffee filter, and ground up coffee. Though it seems like it would be more complex, the procedure to making cold brew coffee can be easily achieved in just a couple basic steps. The steps do not require too much work and can be done in a matter of minutes. Simple measures are taken to making cold brewed coffee, such as by mixing the coffee and water through shaking up the jar. Using a coffee filter, just pouring the mixed gr...

How To: Stretch objects and text in Flash

In this video tutorial the author shows how to stretch objects and text in flash. To do this open the flash tool and select the radial gradient. Pressing shift key draws a shape. Go to frame 30 and create a key frame by pressing F6. Now similarly do it at frame 15. Now at frame 15 select the free transform tool and stretch the image. Now create the shape twins in the locations shown in the video. Repeat the same process for a text starting with adding some text to the scene. Finally convert i...

How To: Use circuit bending

Circuit bending an audio device typically involves removing the rear panel of the device and connecting any two circuit locations with a "jumper" wire, sending current from one part of the circuit into another. Results are monitored through either the device's internal speaker or by connecting an amplifier to the speaker output. If an interesting effect is achieved, this connection would be marked for future reference or kept active by either soldering a new connection or bridging it with cro...

How To: Hang indoor Christmas lights

A presenter from The Home Depot gives you several tips and professional secrets on how to hang your indoor Christmas lights making this tricky process a little bit easier. She takes you through the selection of lights, planning and the installation of lights.

How To: Tune a Djembe African hand drum properly

Understand the concept of tuning a rope djembe. The proper sound is achieved with minimum effort for maximum effect. The key is to either focus or disperse the hand's energy, and position the hand in the correct place. The bass and tone notes require focused energy (a beginner will have the most success by holding their fingers firmly together), while the slap requires dispersed energy (fingers are relaxed).

How To: Play inversions of Dm triad on strings 1 2 3

Check out this instructional guitar video that demonstrates how to play inversions of a D-minor triad on strings 1 2 3. This tutorial video is a great way to learn the fretboard and get familiar with triads. This video is more for advanced guitar players who have achieved some familiarity and comfortability with the guitar and are ready to learn how to play inversions of a Dm triad on strings 1 2 3.

How To: File nails

A great nail shape can be achieved with natural nails. To file without damaging the nail, never use a metal file and only ever file clean, unpolished nails. Watch this video manicure tutorial from nail artist Anna and learn how to properly file your nails.

How To: Ice letters with buttercream icing

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 been removed from the bag before beginning. having your desert item on a turn table makes writing with butter cream much easier. Keeping a steady hand and moving at a slow place will give you the best result. The narrator e...

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