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How To: Use the After Effects presets included with Vintage Film for Looks

Looking for a quick overview of how to take advantage of the AE presets included with Vintage Film for Looks? Look no further. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular motion graphics and compositing software or a seasoned video professional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the program and its various features and filters, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video guide.

How To: The Novice Guide to Teaching Yourself How to Program (Learning Resources Included)

Today's post is a small go-to guide for beginner programmers in Null Byte. With many of our community members picking up programming from our Community Bytes, it only makes sense to lay out a one-stop guide for your reference. Hopefully this guide will help you make an educated and thoughtful choice on what programming languages you want to learn, and how you want to learn said languages.

How To: Use new features in Microsoft Word: Mac 2008

Word 2008 for Mac is jam-packed with tons of cool and useful features and tools that you can use to make a great looking document. Starting with the pre-made templates is the best way to go, and from there, customize it the best you can, anyway you can. The Microsoft Office for Mac team shows you all the great features in this how-to video.

How To: Fix unplayable disc error on a Hitachi XBox 360 drive

The XBox 360 console, especially the older models of it, is not very well-made. There are all sorts of different design errors that can effectively shut your system. This video will teach you how to deal with just one, the unplayable disc error that plagues the disc drives included in the system. You will learn how to fix this error on the Hitachi DVD drive included in many consoles, saving you money and helping you get back to playing games as quickly as possible.

How To: Switch from another device to a BlackBerry smartphone

Learn how to use your BlackBerry smartphone's included software to transfer files from your old device to your new BlackBerry phone. This clip will show you how it's done. Whether you're the proud owner of a BlackBerry smartphone or are merely considering picking one up, you're sure to be well served by this video guide. For detailed information, including step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Make a sundial

This video looks at some of the issues around constructing sundials. Included are step by step instructions for building a horizontal sundial and instructions for setting it up. This activity supports both science and math curriculums. A good project providing an opportunity to use protractors and rulers. The sundial example in this video is designed for use at latitudes close to 45 degrees north.

How To: Make a day / night system in the level editor for StarCraft 2

Starcraft 2, like so many modern games in this age of modding, has a really robust level editor that's going to extend the lifespan of the game for years. You can edit almost anything about any of the game's many units buildings and maps, and make the game however you want it to be. This video will show you how to create a day and night cycle using the level editor that will make your games feel much more real. The creator included a download for a trigger library, but does not explain how to...

How To: Upgrade the hard drive on your XBox 360

Microsoft has behaved pretty douchily as far as managing the hard disc drive (HDD) sizes it made available for the XBox 360. The 20GB drive included in most models of the system is woefully inadequate, and many have been convinced to give Microsoft even more money to get a larger one. That's not necessary. This video will teach you how to upgrade the XBox 360's hard drive yourself, putting in any large-capacity SATA drive you wish and massively increasing the storage capacity of your XBox 360...

How To: Use Spaces on a Mac OS X

Spaces is a very cool feature that is included with all newer versions of Mac's OS X. With Spaces, you can organize your programs and keep your desktop clutter free. This program is similar to Expose, but instead of having your windows open on the desktop, Spaces minimizes them but keeps them ready for a quick reload. You can choose a number of spaces and decide which shortcuts you want to use to access them.

How To: Begin circuit bending

Looking to get into the weird world of circuit bending? In this four part video tutorial geared towards beginners, learn in thirty minutes how to circuit bend. Tools you will need include a soddering iron with innerchangeable tips (thin pencil preferred), thin sodder, hook-up wire, a wire cutter, a wire stripper, a drill with drill bits, plyers (needle nose included), and screw drivers of various small sizes. Other useful tools include cresent wrenches for toggle switches, jewelers files, & a...

How To: Enjoy (Cansei de Ser Sexy's) São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, Brazil, one of the largest cities in the world with 18 million inhabitants, is known as much for its traffic and pollution as for its culture and music. Equally dense and sprawling, São Paulo can be daunting for first time visitors. Follow Luiza Sá, the guitarist of São Paulo electro-pop stars CSS, or Cansei de Ser Sexy, as she takes us on a tour of the group's hometown in this video. Learn the foodie hotspots, the places with the best caipirinhas, and the unmarked, uber-hip boutiq...

How To: Clean and polish a headlight using Autosol Polish

Watch this video tutorial from the Polish Guy to see how to clean and polish a headlight using Autosol Polish. In this polishing tip we clean a headlight from a Ford F150 using Autosol metal polish. The video includes polishing instructions for cleaning a car or truck headlight by hand as well as using a drill with a buffing wheel.

How To: Create a movie or podcast in Windows Movie Maker

Windows Movie Maker is the basic video application included with Windows XP. Learn how to use Windows Movie Maker to create a movie with transitions, effects, background music, and voice over narration. If you have never made a podcast or simple movie before, this series is a great way to get started without needing additional software if you have a Windows XP OS.

How To: Use Apple Font Book

Apple Font book is a utility included with Mac OS X. Font Book is a utility for managing and maintaining your fonts on your Mac computer. It allows you to enable or disable fonts. It also helps you in creating font collections. Using it you can create libraries consisting of different collections and also validate font files for fonts or inconsistency. You can also remove duplicate fonts using it. The font book display consists of three columns. The collection column, the font column, and the...

How To: Install Clojure on a Windows PC with Clojure Box

In this clip from Sean Devlin's "Full Disclojure" series of Clojure video tutorials, you'll see how to install Clojure using Clojure Box in most any version of Microsoft Windows β€” Vista, XP & 7 included. One of the most obvious perks of using the Clojure is the user community organized around it, which make learning the language a pleasure (and a simple one at that). For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Install Clojure at the command line in MS Windows

In this clip from Sean Devlin's "Full Disclojure" series of Clojure video tutorials, you'll see how to install Clojure at the command line in most any version of Microsoft Windows β€” Vista, XP & 7 included. One of the most obvious perks of using the Clojure is the user community organized around it, which make learning the language a pleasure (and a simple one at that). For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create glitch type drum effects in Reason 3.0

This music production software tutorial shows you how to create Glitch-type effects for use with your drum patterns in Reason 3.0. It is an advanced tutorial only because of the speed at which he has to cover the material. In this example Ace Pincter will be adding glitch effects to drum patterns using Dr. Rex, but you can use any Reason drum pattern. Included: RV7000 Gating, Automation, Matrix offsetting, Filtering by gate, and Distortion.

How To: Krump with the basic moves

These are your basics to krump. Arm swings, chest pops, stomps, buck ups, tricks, and taunts. Only thing not included is complete history. Video 2 covers labbing and how to bring all of the moves together.

How To: Fix an unplayable disc error and noise on XBox 360

The Hitachi disc drives included in many XBox 360 consoles are prone to a specific kind of malfunction that results in a unplayable disc message when you try to play games and a telltale grinding noise from the drive when it spins. Fortunately, this is a pretty simple problem to fix. These videos will show you how to do it by taking your drive apart and reaffixing one tiny piece to it's intended area.

How To: Teletransport people in photos in Photoshop

This video tutorial by photoshopuniverse, is to tele-transport people in photos using Photoshop. For this you will need two photos, one with a person and another of a suitable scene. Select the image with the person and extract the person using the extract tool by marking the edges. Make sure to change the brush size so that you can mark the edges with a bit of the border to be included and a bit of the outside to be excluded. Fill in the retaining area and extract the image. Using the move t...

How To: Apply butterfly makeup eyes

Here is an instructive video that shows how to creatively design your eyes with butterflies. From the very first touch of the pencil to the face, the instructions on how to create the butterfly are explained step by step including a description on what size to make the butterfly according to your own face. The colors are covered and the technique on how to apply the colors is also included. There are also unique add-ons offered if you decide you want to go a little further with it.

How To: Use the new features in Avid's Pro Tools 9

Move over Pro Tools LEβ€” Pro Tools 9 is here! One of the most exciting things about Pro Tools 9 is that there's more tracks without having to have a Toolkit. Another great thing is being able to run Pro Tools without having to use Digidesign, M-Audio or any Avid hardware. Also, there's Delay Compensation Engine on a native system that doesn't require HD hardware or HD native. And this is just the beginning. To see more of the features in Pro Tools 9, watch this overview video.

How To: Cook an enchilada casserole with salsa and black beans

Want a very nontraditional take on a classic American comfort food? Then this hearty and spicy recipe is it. Made with ample helpings of salsa, cilantro, black beans, yellow corn, green and red bell peppers, and enchilada sauce, this casserole dish will make your mouth smoke with its succulent hotness. The casserole is then topped with a layer of Monterey and Jack cheese for added crunch and gooeyness.

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