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How To: Split tone in Lightroom

This video shows the method to split tone in Lightroom. Firstly, go to the 'Grayscale' button to change the photo into black & white. Go to the split toning section and change the tint into the color you want using the 'hue' option. You can also use the 'Highlights' option to select the color and see the preview. Bring the saturation down to get the right color. Repeat the same procedure with the shadows. Choose the right tint for shadows. Hold the 'Alt' key down to see the effect of change i...

How To: Make a shredded paper flower

This video shows the method to make a shredded paper flower. Take a butterfly paper from April bad girls kit and cut it into eight and a half by eleven. Put this paper into paper shredder and cut it into strips. Take a handful of strips and cut them into half. Repeat this until you get enough pieces to make the flower. Take the paper strips cut into half and put them together around the center. Staple them at the center so that you get a bunch of strips. Repeat this for two more bunches. Stic...

How To: Mount an ISO file with PowerISO

This video shows the method to mount an ISO file with PowerISO. The first step involves the opening of the Internet browser and Google. Type 'poweriso' in it and press 'search'. Click on the download link in the first search result and download PowerISO. This can be done by clicking on the 'download site 2' and clicking on 'Run' in the resultant window. Install the PowerISO and open it. Click on 'Mount'. Select 'Set Number of Drives' and choose one. Select the drive and select the ISO file yo...

How To: Work with 3D in After Effects

This video shows the way to work with 3D in After Effects. The video basically teaches three things. Firstly, it teaches the way to change the anchor point of the image. This is done by pressing the PAN Behind Tool icon. This changes the anchor point to the desired location. Secondly, the method to change the view is taught. This is done by clicking on the camera tools and selecting the XY Camera Tool or Z Camera Tool. This changes the view of the given image. Thirdly, the video teaches to ha...

How To: Quickly prepare a butternut squash

This video shows the method to quickly prepare butternut squash. Butternut squash has a tough skin which makes it difficult to peel. This has more difficulty while negotiating the curved part. First, the neck is cut off and divided into sections. After this, the skin is cut out with a knife. The sections are cut into smaller pieces and put into a food processor to further minimize the size. This is done so that it cooks in no time. Then, put the pieces into the sauce pan. Two cups of water an...

How To: Draw Woody Woodpecker

This video shows how to draw the famous cartoon character and is accompanied by funky music, rather than commentary. After all, you can actually see what the artist is doing, so narrative is pretty much unnecessary. You basically start by drawing the eye and then the beak and cheeky smile. From there you complete the picture and shade in to bring the whole thing to 3d life. Because the whole thing is speeded up, you can see how it's done quite clearly but without having to spend a large amoun...

How To: Style a high messy bun for African America hair

Kay demonstrates how to create a bun hairstyle using a few easy steps. She shows how this hairstyle can be accomplished using only a few tools, such as: hair grease, a bristle brush, hair bands, and paddle brush. She demonstrates how to start it by smoothing your hair with grease first, then brush hair, putting it up in a pony tail, stopping on the last loop, and smoothing with a bristle brush. A hair band completes the look. Kay calls this style the "mushroom". She shows how to arrange the b...

How To: Graph an equation in standard form

This video shows you how to graph an equation in standard form. In easy to understand instructions, you will learn how to find the x and y intercepts in order to put those two points on a graph, creating a line. Finding the intercepts is as easy as plugging in zero and solving for either x or y. This creates an ordered pair, which can then be graphed. The points are plotted easily on a Cartesian plane, which completes the problem.

How To: Draw an anime or manga female in motion

This video goes back to basics, using regular pencil, pen and colored pencils to create a manga female figure. He begins by drawing basic lines and shapes of the torso with pencil, then adding legs, arms and marking the joints. He adds detail to the body and fills in the shapes of the muscles. He then adds the head shape and fills in the facial details and hair before adding detail to the hands and fingers. He continues with the clothing, before going over all the lines with a black ink pen. ...

How To: Wear leggings in the winter

This is a fashion collection for the winter for the modern young go-getters. The collection consists of an overall over a full-sleeved T-shirt. The leggings are covered at the waist by the t-shirt and the overalls fitting up to below the hips. The model has finished her apparel with a pair of half boots. To enhance her beauty she has worn a necklace of silver and grey beads. The beads are of large size to make it prominent. A ring of diamonds set inside a flower shaped grey stone is placed on...

How To: SSH into an iPod Touch 1G/2G

This video shows the method to SSH into iPod Touch 1G or 2G. You need an iPod touch 1G/2G with Firmware 2.2.1 or previous (Windows), a Windows based computer and a jailbroken iPod Touch which has Wi-Fi connectivity. Open Cydia, go to search and type OpenSSH and install it. Go to settings, Wi-Fi and click on the blue arrow next to the network. Copy down your IP address from the resultant window. Open WinSCP.net and go to Downloads, installation package. Install the package and open WinSCP from...

How To: Make a back-post double crochet stitch (BPDC)

First of all you have to understand that in this type of crochet you have to do similar to what you did for the front post double crochet. However the basic difference is that in front one you inserted the crochet from the front, however in this type you have to insert the crochet from the back side. So to do this you have to yarn over the crotchet and then go through the back to the right side of your stitch and just open up the front and then go back through on the right side of the stitch ...

How To: Use a bead reamer to smooth sharp edges on a bead

This video teaches us to use a bead reamer to smoothen sharp edges on a bead. You need a reamer, some water and the reaming tips. We need the large tip for enlarging and smoothening the holes and a 45 degree edging point for smoothening the edges of the hole. Twist the handle of the reamer and insert the tip in it. Take the bead and the reamer with the large tip & dip it into water periodically during the procedure so that the water acts as a lubricant. Begin filing the inside of the bead hol...

How To: Make a folded-paper balloon/water bomb

Learn how to make a ‘Paper Balloon/Water Bomb’ by watching this tutorial. Take a square piece of paper. Fold the paper diagonally to make a triangle. Open the paper to reveal a diagonal crease. Repeat the same with the other end, to make a crease which is perpendicular to the first one. Open the paper to reveal an ‘X’. Now fold the paper at the center, to make a rectangle. Next, push the edge along the central crease to the middle at both ends and crease well, as shown. This makes a triangle ...

How To: Make your own duct tape hair bow

This video tells us the method to make a hair bow from a duct tape. You will need a duct tape, scissors and a bobby pin for this purpose. First take a sufficient length of duct tape. Fold it along the breath so that the sticky sides stick to one another. Now we get a duct tape in the shape of a rectangle. Fold the duct tape along its length. This forms a crease at the middle of the duct tape. Fold each half of duct tape along the length to the crease at the middle. This forms two creases at t...

How To: Draw a lotus flower on a computer

Learn the art of drawing a ‘Lotus Flower’ on your computer, by watching this video. Begin by drawing a faint outline of the flower at the outset. This is done by drawing an oval shape first. Then a straight line is drawn below the oval, along the center. A semi-circle comes next, touching the extreme ends of the oval shape. Similarly, a mirror image of the semi-circle is drawn, below it. The petals of the lotus flower are then outlined in dark, from the center and on either side symmetrically...

How To: Make strawberries and cream croissants

This video tells us the procedure of making strawberries and cream croissants. Take two refrigerated crescent rolls and separate them into triangles. Put the triangles at the edge of your pan with the longer end inside the pan and the tip outside the pan. Overlap the adjacent triangles and flatten them with your hand. Lift the longer ends a little bit above the pan. Spread 8 oz of strawberry cream cheese above the triangles. Spread 16 oz of frozen strawberries over the cheese. Fold the triang...

How To: Make a banner in Adobe Flash CS3

In this video the instructor shows how to make a banner is Adobe Flash CS3. To do this open Adobe Fireworks and create a new document. Set the canvas size to 468 pixels in width and 50 pixels in height. This size is perfect to produce a good banner. Now using a rectangle too select the whole document. First choose a background color according to your preference. Now this can be used as a background to your banner. Now open flash and create a new project choosing a banner template. Now go to s...

How To: Tie fishing knots

Learn the right way of tying 3 handy fishing knots by watching this video. The first knot shown is the 'Clinch Knot'. One end of the fishing line is passed through the eye of the fishing hook. This end is pulled and wound around the main line about 6 to 8 times. Thereafter, the free end of the line is passed through the small loop formed at the beginning of the winding process. The winds are gently pushed to tighten the knot. The free end is then tucked in to complete the clinch knot. The nex...

How To: Make a paper orchid

To make a Paper Orchid you need to know the steps as follows: First fold a square sheet of origami stock paper into a triangle, bringing both points together. Use this as your flower base. Fold the paper again bringing both corners together. Rub your finger along the crease of the fold to make sure that it stays put. This step completes the triangle base. Begin making the flower base by taking the triangle base folded over twice and adding a third piece, folding it over as well to meet with t...

How To: Carve a net needle out of wood

Carving a net needle from wood is probably easier than you think as long as you have your trusty Swiss army knife at hand. It has a wide array of available tools in a small unit. First you will need a piece of balsa wood. It should be 1/8 of an inch thick by 3 inches wide and 8 inches tall. Using the sharp narrow blade of the knife, you will cut 3 reference holes in a triangular pattern. The points of the triangle should be 1 inch apart at the bottom and the triangle should be 2 inches high. ...

How To: Make a paper ball

Place the paper colored-side down on the table. Fold the piece of paper in half to form a triangle. Match the upper right corner to the bottom left corner. Run your fingers along the edge of the triangle to complete the fold. Shrink the triangles size again and fold it in half once more. Match corner to corner. This fold forms a smaller triangle. Ensure the corners match up evenly. Run your fingers along the edge of the smaller triangle to complete the fold. Open up half of the triangle. Pres...

How To: Frost a cake

Nothing completes a fresh-made cake more than a sweet coating of icing. Learn how long you should let a cake cool before frosting it, and also how to ice a crumb coat. You will need a cake stand, offset spatula, icing and cake.

How To: Create a weird room perspective drawing

This video demonstrates perspective and how to use it to make your drawings more realistic. In this time lapse video, the pencil drawing slowing completes itself. The artist uses many different vanishing points to create the drawing. The drawing consists of several different rooms, along with several different stair cases. The stair cases lead from a bottom floor, up to a main floor, and then finally on to the top floor. The artist has many other videos on YouTube that demonstrate other drawi...

How To: Crochet a double crochet stitch into the starting loop

Shred Betties demonstrates crocheting a double crochet stitch into the starting loop for making a beanie step by step. It's as easy as simple math! You'll need the following: crochet hook, yarn. To have 3 loops on your hook: insert hook in top loop of the chain, yarn over, insert in the big loop, yarn over and pull yarn through big loop. Pull yarn through 2 loops on your hook so there will be 2 loops left on the hook. Yarn over and pull yarn through the 2 loops remaining on the hook. This com...

How To: Update Your Nexus 4 to Android L

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you're probably well aware that the Android world has been buzzing with excitement over the recently debuted Android L preview build that was released for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 at Google's I/O conference.

How To: Draw Yoko Ritona from Gurren Lagann

Daisuke 18 demonstrates how to draw Yoko Ritona from anime series Gurren Lagann. To begin with one side of the face is drawn with a pointed chin. A flip of hair is drawn next, which is falling over one eye. Next the artist draws most part of the hair, a waitress’s hat and some decoration on the hair. A puff sleeve for the blouse is drawn next. Next she draws the cleavages and goes to complete the hat with some chop sticks on it. Then she completes the blouse. One hand is drawn with a wrist la...

How To: Control Anything with a Wi-Fi Relay Switch Using aRest

A relay is an electrical component that works like a light switch, where it's turned on or off with an electrical signal. By connecting a relay to a Wi-Fi connected microcontroller like an ESP8266, you can build a connected switch that can be controlled from the web browser of any device connected to the same Wi-Fi network — all for just a couple of dollars.