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How To: Use Smart Objects in Photoshop

In this video tutorial you will learn about the basics of using Smart Objects in Photoshop. Smart objects can consist of pixel-based content or vector-based content. These smart objects also remember their original size and can be transformed multiple times without loss.

How To: Build your own sous vide rig for cooking

Sous vide, or ultra-low temperature poaching, is transformed into a safe and precise science when you create your own rig in this informative video from Cooking With Geeks entrepreneur Jeff Potter. The essential components of this cooking device are a slow cooker, a thermocouple and a temperature controller. Watch the video to see these components combine into a DiY sous vide rig.

How To: Create a simple and clean makeup look with Michelle Phan

A New Year, a new you. At least that's what most of us promised ourselves when the clock struck 12 and 2010 transformed magically into 2011. While not all our New Year's resolutions are easily stuck to, such as dieting and exercising six times a week, you can update your look to look your best. Check out this makeup tutorial by Michelle Phan to learn how to create a simple and clean look.

How To: Install a pebble tile wall with Lowe's

In this video, we learn how to install a pebble tile wall with Lowe's. First, you will need to measure out your walls to figure out how much of the tile you need. Now, lay down a drop cloth on the floor so you don't get the floor messy. Next, turn the power off and remove the outlet cover and outlet from the wall. After this, wash the walls so they are clean, then apply your waterproof sealant from top to the bottom. Apply two full coats and make sure they dry completely before you move on. N...

How To: Tie a Pagoda knot

TyingItAllTogether explains that, "Pagoda is the English language term for a tiered tower with multiple eaves. Common throughout eastern Asia, most pagodas were built to serve a religious function. The Pagoda Knot was created in admiration of this sacred architecture." In this video, learn how to tie a decorative pagoda knot. Working with a single piece of string, follow along as the string is transformed into a work of art. Begin by making a series of four loops. Cross the tails, then weave ...

How To: Make Filipino beef mami

If you grew up eating beef mami or if you are looking to try something different here is a flavorful Filipino beef dish called beef mami. Filipino cuisine is inspired by Polynesian, Spanish, Chinese and American cooking and has transformed into it’s own unique style and flavors. This video will walk you through the process of creating this delicious dish. In preparation you will need to cook egg noodles, hard-boil eggs, have beef brisket, Chinese cabbage, star annis, mince garlic, mince onion...

How To: Transform into a drag queen with tips from Sydney, AU

If you're a fan of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, this video's for you. Sydney is the Drag Queen capital of Australia. We wanted to find out if any dude (now matter how masculine) could be transformed into a convincing Drag Queen. So we brought hairy alpha male Mitch, out from the desert, to Surrey Hills to meet one of Sydney's most famous Drag Queens; and learn how to be one in just 3 steps...

How To: Cut swoop bangs & face framing layers

Going to the salon to get bangs and layers can get expensive, so this video shows how one girl transformed her hair from all over length to having swooping bangs and face framing layers. To create this look, she separates out her hair and uses hair scissors to cut small pieces at a time to achieve the desired style. This is not aimed at being a how-to video, but this is a good one to watch if you are contemplating cutting your hair at home.

How To: Alter a maxi dress

This video shows how to alter an oversized dress into a summer dress and a scarf. Do you have a dress that is an awkward length? Depending on how tall you are an otherwise cute dress might need some alterations to look best on you. The dress used in this video has a strip of fabric going from the knee almost all the way down to mid-calf. Removing this strip of fabric was easy to do by simply pulling out the stitches. This simple move turned a frumpy gown into a cute sun dress. The leftover st...

How To: Spin wool

In this episode of Growing Wisdom, Dave Epstein and fiber sculptor Susan Barrett Merrill discuss how to spin wool. Barrett Merrill demonstrates the spinning wheel and explains how wool is transformed into yarn. She also shows some of her own work and explains her artistic process.

How To: Make a hammock without sewing

No place to sleep tonight? In a pinch, a little bit of rope and some fabric can be transformed into a hammock bed. This is a great skill for camping, emergency situations, or even communal living. Make sure to use a sturdy enough cloth, and replicate these same knots so that the hammock will support the weight. Check out this video survival training tutorial and learn how to make an emergency hammock without sewing.

How To: Deal with an aggressive dog

Worried your canine might bite somebody? Afraid to take them on walks anymore because of what could happen if a child walks past you? Afraid of a lawsuit? These are the worries associated with overly aggressive dogs. But with proper training, an aggressive dog can be transformed into a well-behaved companion you'll love having at your side.

How To: Shoot Retro-Style VHS Videos on Your Phone

Technology can move really fast. Just consider the format for which we consume videos and movies, which has transformed from film reels to VHS to DVD to Blu-ray to steaming with nothing physical at all. But for some odd reason—maybe because it strikes a nostalgic chord or it's just the new hipster trend—VHS is in again. Yes, shaky, grainy, low-quality videos with timestamps are cool again, and I dig it.

News: This Group Is Backing Up SoundCloud Content in Case It Shuts Down

After laying off 40% of its staff this month to cut costs, SoundCloud appears to be struggling to stay afloat. While blog posts from the company have assured fans that the music platform is not in danger of shutting down, some people aren't so sure this is the truth. Internet Archive — a non-profit dedicated to preserving websites and services — announced today that they will be conducting a partial backup of SoundCloud to safeguard the site's content in case of closure.

How To: Ingenious Ways to Transform Your Leftover Pizza

I always over-order when I call in for pizza delivery, because I love having leftover pizza. Because there's so much flavor packed into the sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings you've ordered, pizza adds flavor to salads, cocktails, and can even act as the base to a quiche. Press it into a waffle iron to make a pizza panini, cut it into triangles and make the best Bloody Mary ever, or use it as the base for a lively quiche.

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