To draw snowy pines in colored pencil, depict the tree with snow weighing down the branches and with snow dunes in the background. Learn to depict snow on trees with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. All you need are a few tips and tricks to master the art of drawing snowy pines.
Learn how to simulate snow in your photograph in this video tutorial by photoshopuniverse. For this you'll need a photo depicting winter scenery. Add a new layer, fill it in with black, go to filer noise and add noise as shown using the given amounts. Go to filter effects and add blur to the layer. Go to images and adjust the levels to reduce the snow-flakes as shown. And add some motion blur to it. Change the blend mode to screen, duplicate the layer, rotate the new layer, apply the filter c...
This video is about the use of PhotoKey. It is surely an excellent sales pitch. The video clearly depicts the benefits and advantages of PhotoKey. The easy and short ways to edit background, delete objects and also adjust light to make the photo look more real. PhotoKey is very user friendly and does magic to the project for which it is used. The video by itself makes the viewer feel that this is the best and easiest tool available to edit pictures to their own needs. It also gives informatio...
Gambit is one of the coolest X-Men, and his kinetic energy powers are awesomely powerful. If you want to depict them using special effects in a film, this video will show you how to do it using three free pieces of digital editing software:
CCTV's (closed-circuit televisions) are more common than ever before, and have become more and more popular to depict in films and in video games like Manhunt. This video will teach you how to create a CCTV monitor effect akin to what a security guard would see on their camera monitor using After Effects. This will work great for any horror movie that you might be shooting, the effect is very creepy.
This purple skunk greeting card doubles as a Valentine's Day card and a kid's birthday card. It depicts a smiling purple skunk holding a cute bouquet of flowers, an adorable tableau that will perk up your recipient's day.
This video is a 2 in 1 tutorial on how to make two gorgeous greeting cards for two different occasions.
Got a cake or cupcake-obsessed friend? Then she'll simply swoon over this "You Take the Cake" birthday card. The greeting card depicts a triple layered cake crowned with frosting.
If you can successfully and convincingly draw complex levels on a sheet of paper, then you can draw just about anything. Despite having been around for thousands of years, representative art only approaches reality and reflects it, rather than depicts a believable replica of it.
Fabric is challenging to depict in art because of its many folds and the complex ways that light plays off of it. This video from accredited 3D art instructor Andrew Klein will teach you how to sculpt fabric using the popular 3D sculpting program Zbrush. He outlines the forces that can be applied to fabric and how to model those forces digitally in your art.
There's something magical about stop-motion animation made with clay, it's an ideal medium for depicting strange transformations. In this short tutorial you'll learn how to make a simple claymation movie of your own. The video introduces you to some of the materials you'll need, shows you a little about animating and takes you through some of the steps to upload your animation onto your computer for editing.
The trackball on your Blackberry is your only way of navigating much of the phone, so having it work is pretty important. If yours has gotten stuck, don't panic, just watch this video and see if the easy fix depicted therein will work for you.
This greeting card is great because it can serve a variety of purposes. It depicts a huge, beautiful flower bouquet and can be sent to friends just because or with a "Get Better" greeting posted up front.
Your childhood is arguably the stage of development where you look most cute and naturally perfect for photographs, so it makes sense that your parents compiled albums after neverending albums depicting several hundred different angles of your cute little tushy (grimace).
Compound factures are the most gruesome and scary sort of fracture, and their visceral visual appeal leads to them being commonly depicted in films. This video demonstrates how to make a compound facture effect on the arm of one of your actors, replete with protruding bone and fake blood, for $35. For any indie filmmaker on a budget, this film will help you freak out your audiences and portray the real depth of your character's suffering.
Watch this instructional origami video to fold an origami fox puppet. Kitsune is the Japanese word for fox. Japanese folklore depicts foxes as intelligent magical creatures who can sometimes assume human form. Fold this origami fox puppet to make your kitsune talk and tell stories. Don't forget to draw a cute face on your origami fox.
Who makes the LEGO things depicted on the boxes? Those are just ideas for the limitless possibilities for what you can do with a box of LEGOs. Watch this video to learn how you can make two awesome sci-fi guns for LEGO minifigures.
This video focuses on drawing the hands of anime girls. It also covers foreshortening, and how to accurately depict hands when using this technique. Use this technique when you want to emphasize your character's hands, such as when she gets into a fight.
The Predator might be the most badass alien ever depicted on film. If you want to embody these formidable lone hunters on Halloween or in a film, watch this video to learn how to make a really sweet DIY predator costume that requires only three costume pieces, with the rest filled in by you/
If you're interested in architectural drawing, or are in fact practicing to eventually become an architect, then this is a great tutorial for honing your draftsmanship.
Shotguns are great for obliterating things that are close to you. Single barrel pump-action shotguns are the one most readily available to most folks, and if you want to depict one in one of your films without buying one or risking injury to your actors, this video will help you. It will show you how to make a prop shotgun out of cardboard and some other tools that looks pretty realistic and will let you shoot with guns without risking shooting anyone.
No Star Wars Lego battlefield depicting the events of the popular animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, is complete without Clone Trooper Captain Fordo. This video will help you to remedy any Fordo deficiencies in your battleground scene by teaching you how to construct a minifigure of Captain Fordo. There, now your Arc Trooper army is complete.
The spraycan is the most important tool in most graffiti artists arsenal, and is often depicted in the tags themselves. This video from graffiti master Wizard demonstrates how to draw a skull / spraycan / pimp character with a menacing sneer on its bony face and a cane in its hand. Follow this demonstration done in black marker to improve your tagging skills before you take it to the street.
To draw birds accurately, you'll need to master drawing feathers. Feathers can be tricky, but if you can learn how to draw them you'll be able to depict birds with grace and accuracy. In this video, the artist walks you through the process, from selecting the materials to drawing the finished feathers.
Use the piercing whistle in this how-to video on strangers at your own peril. Although it's commonly depicted as a pick-up method, it may not be particularly effective in that regard. All the same, the wolf whistle is a classic and will definitely be attention grabbing. Watch this video, and you may even be able to apply it as a practical joke of sorts.
To draw water in black and white, accent the shadows and reflections to make it appear wet. Depict water in black and white with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Enhance your landscapes with you new water drawing skills.
This combination screams attention! This video depicts an electric blue eye make up look.
In music theory, the circle of fifths (or cycle of fifths) is an imaginary geometrical space that depicts relationships among the 12 equal-tempered pitch classes comprising the familiar chromatic scale.
Flickr is the most known and dependable photo sharing website to date, so if you haven't made an account yet, you better now, if you want to share your precious photos with family, friends, and even the whole world! Flickr allows you to store digital photographs online and share them with other people.
Michael Myers from the Halloween movie franchise might be one of the scariest villains ever to be depicted on screen. He is a popular Halloween costume choice, but most of the newer masks and other costume products made of Mike Myers are not very faithful to the original—or they're extremely expensive.
We know of several artist friends who are practically reborn Monets with their pencils and brushes and can sketch out anything they imagine, except for hands. Not that they can't draw hands, but it seems that hands are the Achille's heel for many art students.
Creating wires, cords, and other rope-like objects in 3D Studio MAX can be tough, as they are oddly proportioned and often oddly positioned. This two-part video will show you how to model such objects in 3DS MAX. Now you can model yourself sitting at the computer modeling with all of your desk's many cords accurately depicted.
Hype Williams is one of the world's premiere music video producers. One effect that he likes to use, like in the The Offspring video depicted in the thumbnail for this video, is a clipped letterbox effect. This effect allows you to show several video clips on screen at once layered on top of one another. This video will teach you how to create this effect yourself in Adobe Premiere Pro.
The Gallery app attached to the Android OS is a great way to view your photos, as well as friend's photos, on the Motorola Droid Bionic smartphone sold by Verizon Wireless. It serves to aggregate pictures from Flickr, Picasa, Facebook, and other photo hosting services. This Motorola support tutorial will show you how to manage the photos in the Gallery application.
Right out of the box, iPhone is incredibly easy to use. If you want to get the most out of every feature, you’ve come to the right place. This video tutorial straight from Apple will teach you how to take and share photos on the Apple iPhone 3G. The iPhone redefines what a mobile phone can do.
Adobe Photoshop is the industry and personal standard for editing photos on a computer. If you have a digital camera, or ever want to have a digital camera, you need to know how to use it. This video series will show you everything you need to know about using Photoshop's many tools and options to do just about anything you want to a photo.
For those of you who need a little brushing up on Greek history, Ares is the god of war. He represents bloodlust, brutality, violence, and civil order. As such, he's usually depicted as a strong, mature warrior with a shield and golden armor.
Expand your crocheting repertoire by learning how to crochet a crinkle stitch, which does indeed replicate fabric crinkles. With very hole-y yet tightly woven vertical lines of yarn intersection with horizontal ones, this type of stitch creates excellent warm fabric for scarves and cold weather gear.
Alright, so you have some fake blood, and you want to use it in your movie. Unless you are showing a wound after it has happened, and if you want to do anything depicting people getting shot, you are going to have to find a way to make the blood "shoot" out of the wound when it happens. This video features instructions for making a homemade blood burst machine that you can use to make your actors spurt blood when they get shot, sliced, or whatever else you plan on making happen to them.
This will show you how to take negative afterimages to another level. By introducing a negative color photo and then immediately incorporating a black and white version of the same photo, you will perceive the black and white photo in full color (the way the color photo was meant to look). This can be done with any color photo, along with any photo editing program, like Adobe Photoshop.