Buying new props can be expensive and there is no guarantee that the prop you buy is going to match up to the artistic vision in your head. This Guide teaches you a cheap creative alternative.
In this article we look at creating text boxes for your Sony Vegas Movie Studio and Platinum projects. It's not as straightforward as you'd think.
I use Powerpoint for presentations in order to make things look prepared and professional. However, when the built-in Powerpoint video program starts hiccuping and stuttering when playing my video during the presentation, any attempt at looking...
Photoshop Adobe Photoshop is the most popular tool used to edit graphics, images and photos. Many graphic designers and professional photographers use Photoshop using such tools as: layers with masks, color spaces, ICC profiles, transparency,...
This hub will give you the foundation for face swapping images using a variety of tools and techniques to achieve our goal.
Photoshop can look intimidating to a beginner. But, with a few simple tools, you can clean, brighten, or change the color of your digital photos.
There are about a million different ways to use fonts and to manipulate them so they look fantastic. Here are just a few of them.
Create a glossy black metal effect for text and images in Adobe Photoshop. You can use the beautiful technique for a number of other projects in the future.
A quick and simple way to pull out specific colors in the photograph while keeping the rest of the photo black and white. Using all versions of Adobe Photoshop including Adobe Photoshop Elements, photographers can easily create beautiful images but highlighting specific colors.
Learn how to create an abstract background with curves in GIMP. Find step-by-step explanations in this easy to follow tutorial.
In this article we look at inserting images with transparent backgrounds into our Sony Vegas Movie Studio clips.
This article is for beginners learning Adobe Photoshop software. It covers the tool bar and how to best use the tools to make your work flow more efficient. By understanding what the basics are, you will be able to more easily learn more advanced features.
This hub is about graphic design including pre-press procedures, paper sizes, bleeds, margins and final trim sizes. There is important information about what your printer needs to be able to output the best quality product possible. It also includes step by step procedures on how to set up documents using Adobe Suite programs.
Have you always wanted to create your own 3D models? Would you like to create beautiful CG art and stunning 3D animations? Do you need to create assets for your game and can't afford 3D Studio Max or Maya? This tutorial will get your foot in the door with Blender, a fabulous, free 3D modeling and animation package.
MATs are like skin for 3D models and objects. Usually when you download these 3D objects they come with some default MATs, but with this tutorial you can create your own textures, transparencies and bump maps to customize the heck out of your 3D experience.
Editing video on a PC at home is actually pretty easy and the chances are you have all the hardware and software you need. Follow these 5 simple steps to master the basics of video editing with Windows Movie Maker for PC and to make your own movies and slide shows.
Voxels are great for their intuitive build-up and break-down interface, but they are a problem for speed and memory use. In this article, I describe a library that solves both problems.
If you look at Pinterest you'll notice many pictures have text inserted into them. This article will show you how to add text to pictures using Microsoft Word 2007. The process is very simple and can produce some great results.
A dissertation on what the concept of Drawing Levels mean. There is a surprising lack of understanding when a "Level 3 drawing package" is the topic under discussion. This is a standard set of terms.
Deep-etching is a graphic design term used to describe the process of removing a specific section of a photograph or image from its background so that it stands alone. This means that you can use just that part in a different way or on a different...
Even a seasoned graphics designer might have trouble with some of the classifications of fonts. Here are a few tips to make solving your font issues a little bit easier.
Any photo can be turned into a stunning piece of art by using selective colorization. Use the free GIMP photo editing software to create a black and white photo with a splash of color!
This is a step-by-step tutorial on how to add water reflection to a photograph using GIMP, which will add extra interestingness to your images.
Learn how to brighten images without blowing highlights, using free software! We create an overlay layer and a screen layer, to brighten an image in the gimp.
Ever wanted to add rain to a photo or wallpaper? You might be surprised to hear it can be done with just the basic photoshop tools.
In this tutorial I'm going to demonstrate how to use the canvas element in HTML5 to draw colorful graphics for your website. The tutorial features two rich examples which are explained step by step.
Cartoons are famous for their vibrant colors, lovable personalities, and humorous acts. Who in the world don’t know Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse? Their fans worldwide are not only limited to kids since most adults find them very entertaining as...
A basic tutorial on how to place your face in a photo! These simple steps will make you look like a pro.
Have you ever wanted to create your own artistic images with the computer, but felt that the programs you were interested in were too difficult to learn? This tutorial helps beginners understand how they too can create 3D art as well as links where they can find the software.
Creating a .GIF animation is fun and easy with GIMP. Simple instructions, photos, and a video await your imagination!
What size is it? There's several ways to detect the dimensions of a graphic found on the web or your computer.
3D printers are becoming very popular, but many of us do not have 500$-1000$ to buy a 3D printer. Luckily, there are 3D printing services that will print your models for you and ship them to you.
Step-by-step instructions for converting a Microsoft PowerPoint slideshow into video, including adding sound.
This tutorial is on how to make a square glossy button from scratch in GIMP 2.8 See my easy to follow tutorial with step-by-step instructions and images.
You can do much more than just drawing text in HTML5! In this tutorial I'll show various effects to make some fancy texts, including shadows, gradients and rotation.
GIMP is a powerful, and free, photo editing program. The features rival Photoshop, but more features means it's more complex to learn. Hear are a few tips for getting started.
This hub on "10 Steps to become a Great Animator" is a one stop-solution, filled with rich tips that if followed religiously is sure to make you a winner.
Create professional business documents, newsletters, e-books, and more, even if you don't have any graphic design experience.
Ever wondered how to change the face of your 3D models? Or maybe you wanted to give them muscles or vampire fangs? Whatever the case, the thing you want is morphing, and I'm here to tell you how to do it.
Rivers are easy to draw realistically once you know this little secret technique. I'll show you how to taper that river line from mouth to source so it looks realistic.
For most Microsoft Windows users, a free program called Paint will allow you to crop photos or to put words on the photos for social media sites like Pinterest. You can also make your own memes.
Not many of us have access to a large format printer for paper larger than A4; this guide can be handy for when you need to transfer something significantly larger than an A4 page into more than 2 A4 papers.
A guide designed to help the beginning DAZ Studio user install their content files for use with the 3D rendering program.
Masking in Photoshop (or other graphics programs that use layers) is a powerful technique that's easy to learn and powerful to use! Here's how.
After you've captured your gameplay footage, it's essential to cut down and edit your commentary to make sure your audience is entertained and doesn't become bored.
This post covers batch or "array" editing of shapes in Photoshop. Learn how to use Photoshop to edit and duplicate many shapes at once.
Old black and white photographs may be colorized using digital photo editing software. GIMP is a free photo editing program available for download, and can be used to add a touch of color to old photographs.
Planning an event for a family or loved one is an extraordinary privilege. One of the most important things to prepare for an event is getting out invitations in time with the appropriate information. If you have, or are interested in using Adobe...
Stop motion animation and time-lapse video can create phenomenal eye-candy for the viewer. Learn how to make your own using Apple's QuickTime Pro.
If you share video online, you should learn how to use the free online video editor at YouTube.com. It is quick and easy to use with a variety of great features.
Knowing how to use 3D rendering programs is one thing, but creating art with them is another. While there are no specific steps to creating art, there are some tips I can offer to help you to make your renders come alive.
Google SketchUp Make is a simple to use, free, intuitive software application for creating basic 3D models. This 5 minute tutorial shows you how to create a simple 3D object
This easy to follow tutorial shows a step by step method to make a diamond from scratch supported by lots of images so one can design jewelry or suchlike.
This tutorial will show you how to batch process images and automatically save them with an image of your choice placed on top!
Learn how to make stop motion video and get the ideas you need to achieve great results with very little effort. All you need is an app and some imagination!
Welcome to this tutorial which will show you how to create simple borders using Paint by using both the paint tools as well as using a picture of your choosing.
This tutorial basically revolves around the complete procedure involved in creating a necklace and earrings in Corel from the beginning. Here you will make the necklace by using tools such as shape, bezier, interactive blend, fill, and some other features.
This tutorial will take a beginner through the whole process with clear and easy-to-follow instructions. Each step has images to follow along with.
Here's a tutorial for creating animated gifs from your videos, using VLC media player and Photoshop on Mac OSX.
The Photoshop Express online image editor is a great program for quickly and easily improving a photo or adding special effects. It's also free to use.
Microsoft Word provides templates and tools that make designing an ad easy for even people with the least bit of design knowledge. Detailed instructions with design tips to make it easy for most.
An easy technique in Adobe Photoshop to overlay text on a photo of your choice. This tutorial shows you how to use the eye dropper tool and change the opacity of the text.