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How To: Give a hand massage

This three and a half minute video talks through the basics of hand massage. With close-ups of the action, the instructor talks through the basic technique and progression for hand massage, providing details and emphasis. All the various strokes are covered: stretching strokes, circular compression, squeezing and kneading. There's no lotion or special materials you need - just your hands, and the hands of a lucky subject. If you want to learn a new way to please your friends or partner, take ...

How To: Shave like a gentleman

Get all of the objects you use for your shave. Make sure your razor is sharp. Your daily shave should be a delight and not a chore. Start by washing your face with hot water. The hot water opens up your pours allowing your beard bristles so be pushed out. Message a pre-shave product into your face. This helps soften your beard. With a brush lather up your face paint brush style not in circular motions. The lather should be a nice thin even coat. This will help keep pores from closing. Shave y...

How To: Do the breast stroke faster and more easily

The breast stroke may seem like an afterthought at modern Olympics dominated by the Freestyle and IM events, but it still has two of it's own races and is a part of the IM and Medley Relays, so knowing how to do it well is still great for any competitive swimmer. This video, put together by one such person, offers great advice on all areas of the stroke, from the stroke itself to starts and turns. If you already do breast stroke and just need to get a little bit faster, this video has tips fo...

How To: Apply animated stroke effects to an image in Premiere

Stroke overlays allow you to put semi-transparent lines over you video while it is playing, creating a cool artistic look. This two-part video tutorial will teach you how to use apply stroke overlays to an image using the Adobe Premiere Pro video editing software. This is a very popular technique for fashion videos, so if you are involved in making those then this video should be very useful to you.

How To: Create a comet/shooting star sing Photoshop CS4

There aren't any words in the silent instructional tutorial video, but if you watch carefully, you'll learn the exact steps necessary to create a phenomenal looking shooting star or comment with nice looking special effects that are achievable in Photoshop. First you'll select a circular region with the selection tool, then you fill it with white. Next you'll use brush settings to create a brush stroke that straight and fades over time to create the comet's tail. Then you'll use Photoshop's l...

How To: Apply blush for a natural look

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to apply blush on the face for a natural look. Begin by selecting the color that you want. Now take the brush and dab the brush to get some powder on the tip. Then lightly tap it to remove any excess powder. Begin on the apple of the cheek as you bring down small strokes. Apply the blush with a circular motion. Do this lightly and hold back any hair that is near the face. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in beauty and fashion, ...

How To: Use the Beautiful Strokes tool in Illustrator CS5

Whether you're new to Adobe Photoshop or a seasoned graphic arts professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this official video tutorial from the folks at Adobe TV. In it, you'll learn how to symmetrically align dashes and infinitely adjust stroke widths, all part of Beautiful Strokes in Illustrator CS5.

How To: Do hand technique drills to improve swim stroke skills

Sometimes the best paddles for swim training are the ones at the end of your arms: your hands. By manipulating the shape of your hands, as demonstrated in this how-to video, you can learn all kinds of things about your stroke. Far too many swimmers don't even think about how they use their hands. Learn how to improve stroke and use your muscles better by using different hand drills by watching this video swimming tutorial.

How To: Write the letter P in calligraphy copperplate

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 is to create a slightly S-curved stroke downward from the top margin to the bottom-middle margin--thickness in the middle. You end the line with a curled tail. To complete the letter you then have to draw a looping, curle...

How To: Write the letter N in calligraphy copperplate

This video tutorial with Hamid Reza Ebrahimi, shows you how to write the letter N in calligraphy copperplate. The video illustrates step-by-step how to write this letter in the most accurate way possible. To begin, you draw a thin slanted downward stroke with a moderately curled tail. Then you create a stoke tangent to the first stroke with a tapered thickness in the middle. To complete the capital N you draw a tangent line upward that is thin and has a large looping tail. For the small case ...

How To: Play fan strokes for the ukulele

The fan stroke is often admired for it's visual effect and the apparent skill of the player. This tutorial shows you how to learn the fan stroke, first by learning the motion and fingering and then by getting the timing right. Make sure you know how to do the "split stroke" first.

How To: Swim in a triathlon

In order to swim in a triathlon, according to Jodie Swallow’s technique, you will need an efficient stroke. You will need to work on your turn over. Try to aim for 90 strokes per minute. Rhythm, flow, and momentum are key. You will want to find your rhythm and keep it throughout. Timing is important. Breathe at the same point of each breathing stroke. Flex your wrist to improve your feel of the water and your momentum. Try to keep your elbows high and bent, when in the under water portion o...

How To: Knit a simple fair isle stitch on circular needles

See how to stitch a simple fair isle on circular needles when knitting, with this easy, up close demonstration by Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars. Judy's knits have appeared in movies, television, and concerts for over thirty years. She herself has been hand-knitting for over fifty. Watch as she teaches you how to knit a simple fair isle on circular needles when stitching.

How To: Paint in a Norwegian folk style called "rosemaling"

In this video, Linnea Rose teaches us how to paint in a Norwegian folk style called "rosemaling". With this, you will double load your brush and do the strokes in the correct way. To double load your brush, first dip one corner into a color, then dip another color into the other color. After this, stroke again in between the two colors. Next, go to your canvas and simply stroke a looped shake on the paper. Firmly press down with your brush and as your curve around you lift it up to the chisel...

How To: Dry style your hair with circular hairbrushes

In this video, you'll learn the art of dry-brushing your hair. If you hate blow-drying your hair, or you just haven't master the technique yet, dry-brushing in the way to go. Watch and learn what your hair can look like, already dried, with just a circular hairbrush. Brush Lab products are used, but any circular brushes can be used to style your hair.

How To: Play George Formby style banjo uke

If you are a beginner, you should find this very useful. Learn how to get started in GF uke style by learning two basic techniques. First the split stroke, which is the foundation for most of the other GF style strokes, and secondly the thumb roll (or "triple"), which adds a bit of extra interest. Even though these are just two of the techniques, when used together, they can sound fantastic.

How To: Play free and rest strokes on the ukulele

In this free video ukulele lesson from Jens Albrecht, you'll learn how to play both free and rest strokes on your ukelele à la Ukulele Mike in his "Paris Nocturne." Whether you play the ukulele or bass kazoo, if you want to improve your technique, you'll need to practice. Fortunately, the Internet is awash in high-quality video tutorials like this one, which make practicing both easy and highly enjoyable. For more information, and to get started playing free and rest strokes on your own ukule...

How To: Write "tree" in Japanese

If you have ever wanted to learn Japanese or even just a few words in the language then this video is perfect for you to begin with. This video will show you how to write the word "tree" in Japanese in a fun creative way. The video takes a picture of an actual tree and redesigns it to become the word tree, but if you want to just learn how to write the word on it's own then a grab a piece of paper, pen and begin with making a horizontal stroke. Next, make a vertical line through the horizonta...

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