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 ...
Do you enjoy a nice massage? So do animals. This DoggieDeeva video demonstrates how to do a canine massage.
Learn how to do dumbbell butterfly swim strokes. Presented by Real Jock Gay Fitness Health & Life. Benefits
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...
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...
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.
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...
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, ...
Learn how to identify a stroke victim, what a stroke is, how it affects your body, how to test someone who might be suffering from a stroke, and tips for stroke prevention with expert medical tips in this free online health care video series.
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.
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.
Violin Lesson #52 -- String Crossings (Finger Stroke). Todd Ehle discusses the finger stroke, a great string crossing technique.
Violin Lesson #29 -- Bouncing Strokes (Spiccato Bowing). Todd Ehle discusses the art of spiccato with bouncing strokes on the violin.
Learn the tricks of casting on to 2 circular needles, joining, and knitting around. You'll learn about the "udder needle," napping and resting, that it doesn't matter whether the inside or outside of the knitting shows, how to find your way if you put your knitting down, and more.
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...
Basic stroke techniques will aid in anyone's billiard game. Learn about basic billiard strokes with this free pool video series.
The six stroke roll is a fun rudiment that is a combination of the single and double stroke rolls. It starts with two double strokes, then adds two single strokes at half the tempo.
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 ...
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.
In order to swim in a triathlon, according to Jodie Swallow‚Äôs 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...
If you don't want to use a preloader bar, you can use the circular animation instead. This tutorial shows you how to code a circular preloader and have the animation go either clockwise or counterclockwise using a mid-level masking technique in Action Script 3.0.
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.
Wondering how to cut Perspex (or acrylic glass) easily? When cutting Perspex at home, you're more or less limited to using circular saws and jigsaws. For cutting straight lines, the circular law works best; for curvy lines, you'll want to use your jigsaw. For more information, including step-by-step instructions on cutting your own acrylic sheet, watch this DIY home tutorial.
If your arm is tingling all fuzzy-like the way it does when you've slept on it wrong all night but you've been up for more than a few hours, then you may have a case of the stroke rather than sleep-induced wonky arm.
Learn how to develop your own stroke and improve your technique in pool. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play pool with good stroke technique.
Learn how to circular breathe while playing the harmonica.
In this video tutorial Adam Hay will revisit a technique used to add strokes to text. Strokes are outlines along the edges of a letter. With this technique, you could create multiple layers of strokes on your text.
Have an important swimming meet coming up? You better start practicing, and one of the best ways to improve your strokes is to practice some swimming drills. This video will outline 5 very important stroke drills to use for refining your swimming technique. Learn to swim faster and more efficiently with the following 5 drills:
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...
Circular breathing is one of the most important physical skills involved in advanced brass and woodwind playing. Kenny G set a world record by blowing one note on sax for 45 minutes and 47 seconds. Watch this video to learn how to start circular breathing and start being able to play longer strings of notes.
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.
This video explains the difference between polarizing lenses used in conventional 3d (linear) and those used in RealD 3d (circular). Circular polarizing lenses enable you to move your head without changing the 3d effect. This tutorial also demonstrates the need for a silver screen or optimal 3d viewing.
Learn how to knit in the round using a fixed circular needle. Use this technique to knit sweater sleeves, hats, socks, and scarves. There are many way to knit in the round, but this video demonstrates how to knit a hat shaped form with a fixed circular knitting needle.
If you consider yourself a "laser" man, then you probably know all about front-surface mirrors. But do you know how to make an FS mirror? This video from AP Digital light will show you how to make cheap first surface mirrors.
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.
This is a dry land tutorial on backstroke swimming technique. Learn proper form for your stroke, broke down to entry and exit positions of stroke. This is an incredibly well detailed breakdown by Dr Rein Haljand.
Freestyle stroke is broken down into dry land exercises that encourage muscle memory of the points in a stroke where maximum strength is necessary. Dr Rein Haljand demonstrates positions to achieve streamline and balance pressure from elbow and hand.
A variety of equine massage strokes can be used on different parts of the horse's body. Learn more about types of equine massage strokes with tips from a certified equine sports massage practitioner in this free horse care video.
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...
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...