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How To: Download and use clipart in Microsoft Office: Mac 2008

Clip Art from Microsoft Office allows you to insert stock photos into you PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Entourage documents easily. You can gain access to the Office Clip Art site easily in any of the mentioned applications. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you just how to download and use clipart from Office Online in this how-to video. You can get free stock images of low-priced professional quality photos.

How To: Convert text to SmartArt in PowerPoint: Mac 2008

Dull and drab bulleted lists are no longer necessary with the help of PowerPoint 2008 for Mac. When you make a bullet list in PowerPoint, you can now transform those boring text charts with actual visual charts and graphs and more. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you just how to convert text to a SmartArt graphic in this how-to video.

How To: How to Clone (Duplicate) Yourself Using iMovie 11or 09 (no downloads) Green Sc

Are you an iMovie user looking to double down on yourself? Well, if so, watch this video and see how to clone yourself, quickly and easily. I mean, who wouldn't want to make two of themselves? It could be so helpful for so many situations! Though cloning may be far in the future, we can still clone ourselves in Videos. Apple's new iMovies, have changed from being small easy video processors to a more complex higher quality Video editing software. This video will use the Green Screen Function ...

How To: Use Adobe After Effects CS4 to prepare HD videos

Adobe After Effects is powerful but difficult-to-use video editing tool. Youtube is a massive index of videos, most of which are low-quality and poorly edited. This video tutorial teaches you how to combine the two effectively by using After Effects CS4 to prepare HD videos for uploading to Youtube. It also includes other tricks like how to make a moving log as part of your video. Uploading HD quality videos will make your channel stand out and get more views.

How To: Cook a ribeye steak in 1 minute with Gordon Ramsay

According to Gordon Ramsey there are only a few but very important steps to take when cooking a rib eye steak.The first thing to remember is that the tools and seasonings are almost as important as the main dish.You should pick out ingredients that are as fresh as possible such as rosemary,olive oil,salt,pepper,garlic and butter.You can let god quality tools like a knife and griddle do most of your work for you.And lastly you should choose a quality side dish like artichokes to make your rib ...

How To: String or restring a ukulele with a tie bridge

In this clip, you'll learn how to string up a uke with a standard tie-style bridge. If you want to get really good at playing the ukulele, it stands to reason that your instrument will need strings on it. Happily, the Internet is awash in high-quality video lessons like this one from the folks at Hawaii Music Supply. For more information, including a step-by-step overview, watch this free video ukulele tutorial.

How To: Pluck strum like Jake Shimabukuro when playing the ukulele

In this click, you'll learn how to perform Jake Shimabukuro's pluck-strum technique with help from none other than Mr. Shimabukuro himself! If you want to get really good at playing the ukulele, it stands to reason that you'll need to practice. Happily, the Internet is awash in high-quality video lessons like this one from the folks at Ukulele Underground. For more information, including a step-by-step overview, watch this free video ukulele tutorial.

How To: Use iMovie to edit videos on the iPhone

iMovie is probably the easiest-to-use suite of movie editing software ever put together, and in June Apple released a mobile version for the iPhone 4. Since the iPhone 4 can shoot HD video, this puts a lot of filmmaking power in the palm of your hand, literally. This video will show you some basic uses of iMovie, like adding sound and transitions to videos, that will get you started shooting really high-quality video from your awesome new phone.

How To: Simulate camera movement in After Effects

Shooting good footage with handheld cameras that wiggle, bounce, and fall onto rocks on a regular basis is tough. Sometimes, though, you may want to make it appear as if film that you've shot with tripods and such was actually shot with a handheld, like in some horror films. This video will show you how to create a fake camera movement effect in After Effects, giving your professionally-shot film just enough of that vérité quality.

How To: Take professional-quality photos using natural light

Interested in taking professional-caliber portraits but haven't time (or money) for a bulky light rig? Great results can be had by taking advantage of the available light from windows. This photographer's guide offers a number of pointers for you shooters out there. For more information, and to get started taking your own beautifully lit photos, take a look.

How To: Sharpen and smooth skin in Photoshop CS4

Touch up your digital photographs for studio-quality images. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular image editing software or simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to benefit from this free video tutorial from Tutvid. For more information, and to get started creating pixel-perfect images yourself, watch this graphic designer's guide.

How To: Tie a two half-hitch knot with a round turn

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a round-turn two half-hitch knot. The two half-hitch knot with a round turn is a great hitch knot that has a sliding quality to it that still won't release. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful fisherman's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

How To: Make high-quality home music recordings on a shoestring budget

If you're a musician, but can't cover the cost of an expensive recording studio to get your song onto a playable media, then this video is what you need. It will show you how to make your own high-quality home music recording studio on a shoestring budget! If you're trying to get the attention of big music record labels, you need some hgih-quality sounds, but you don't need the high-quality costs! The setup is pretty simple— a microphone, MP3 player, sound mixer, headphones and a good-quality...

How To: Make a Blu-Ray Laser Phaser

Build your very own Trek-style Blu-Ray laser phaser with this hacker's how-to video from Kip Kay of Make Magazine. To replicate this hack at home, you'll need the following materials: (1) a PS3 Blu-Ray laser assembly (which can be had on eBay for roughly $45), (2) an original series-style Star Trek phaser gun (a good quality replica of which can be found for roughly $30), (3) a 9-volt battery, (4) a 9-volt battery snap, (5) a 150 Ohm resistor, and (5) a new switch to replace the phaser trigge...

How To: Put in temporary tooth cavity fillings yourself at home

Cavities are an unfortunate sideeffect of our sugar-infused society, and getting them filled is time-consuming, expensive, and requires a trip to the dentist. Do you have some serious courage and want your dental work done on the cheap? Watch this video for an amazing guide to filling your own tooth cavity at home using simple and cheap ingredients. It's amazing what you can do with a little DIY know-how.

How To: Do professional quality Voldemort from Harry Potter makeup

Voldemort, the seemingly unstoppable antagonist of the Harry Potter series played so compellingly by Ralph Fiennes in the films, is one of the best villains in the history of fantasy. If you want to scare the bejezzus out of some children this Halloween or pay homage to Harry Potter in a film, watch this video to learn how to recreate the Voldemort look without makeup and prosthetics.

How To: Create a new session in Pro Tools 9

Before you can get started recording or mixing in Pro Tools 9, you'll need to create a new session for your project. This free video software tutorial from Lynda presents a complete and thorough overview of the process. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just new to Pro Tools 9, Avid's first native, software-only version of their popular Pro Tools DAW, you're sure to find much of value in this brief video.

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