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How To: Create animations in Adobe Premiere Elements 9

In this video tutorial, we learn how to create and work with animations in Premiere Elements 9. Whether you're new to the light version of Adobe's popular non-linear editor or a seasoned digital video professional looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this video guide.

How To: Create a simple walking animation in Adobe Flash CS4

Build a simple looping walking animation by utilizing Adobe Flash CS5's bone tool and symbols. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, watch this Flash developer's guide.

How To: Use the loopOut(); & Wiggle(2,2); expressions in AE

In this After Effects video tutorial, you'll learn how to work with th loopOut() and Wiggle(2,2) expressions. 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: Create drop-down menus in Microsoft Excel 2007

This video is a tutorial on how to create drop-down menus in Excel 2007. Select a cell on your spreadsheet and click on the “Data” tab. Go to the “Data Tools” section and select “Data Validation”. In the window that opens select "Allow" and choose "List". You will create a list of the values you want to allow. Type in the values, separated by commas, and click OK. Now you will see your selected cell has an icon to right that indicates there is a drop-down menu containing the value...

How To: Turn a male voice to female voice with Audacity

If you're a user of digital editing software Audacity, you already know you can do a ton of cool things. One of the cooler things you can do is changing a guy's voice to sound like a woman's. This is done with pitch control, or autotune, and will like you modify the voice by a number of octaves. I this video, rock band 30 seconds to Mars is made to sound like Avril Lavigne. Check it out! Of course, this can also be done with your own voice too!

How To: Change Excel options directly in the Registry

This video shows us the method to block the formula bar, scroll bars and the status bars in Excel. Click on 'Start' and type 'regedit'. Click on 'regedit' and go to 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER'. Open it and go to 'Software' and 'Microsoft'. Expand it and go to 'Office' and open the version of Office on your computer. Expand it and go to Excel. Choose the options folder. Go to the 'Options' item and right click on it. Go to 'Modify' and type 150 in the text box. Click on 'OK'. Now restart the Excel and...

How To: Create a relative frequency distribution in MS Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 14th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create relative & percent & frequency distributions with formulas for categorical data. See, too, how to create a per...

How To: Create dynamic sub tables in Microsoft Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 538th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create dynamic sub tables based on master sheet array as well as how to create array formulae quickly with the Drill-Through method. All this is accomplished with recourse to the COUNTIF, IF, ROWS, INDEX, SMALL, ROW functions.

How To: Extract records that meet certain criteria in Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly advanced as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 186th installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll see how to extract records that meet two conditions (criteria) and list them in order with no extra rows between records as well as how to create a formula to extract part of a table from a larger table based on two criteria. (All of this is accomplished through us...

How To: Create a percentage frequency table in Microsoft Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 4th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create a frequency table and percentage frequency table using a Pivot Table (PivotTable).

How To: Extract part of a table from a larger table in Excel

New to Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 185th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a formula to extract part of a table from a larger table. You'll accomplish this with an array formula that uses Excel's INDIRECT, IF, ROWS, COUNTIF, INDEX, SMALL, and ROW functions. The formula will extract records that meet one con...

How To: Use the Antares Auto-Tune Evo VST in Audacity 1.3 Beta

This video explains how to make your voice sound like T-Pain using Audacity 1.3 (Beta), the VST Bridge for Audacity, and Auto-Tune Evo. Whether you're new to computer recording, new to the Audacity DAW (digital audio workstation) or just looking to pick up a few new tricks, you're sure to benefit from this video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video Audacity lesson.

How To: Create a cumulative frequency distribution in MS Excel

If you use Microsoft Excel on a regular basis, odds are you work with numbers. Put those numbers to work. Statistical analysis allows you to find patterns, trends and probabilities within your data. In this MS Excel tutorial from everyone's favorite Excel guru, YouTube's ExcelsFun, the 26th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create quantitative data cumulative frequency distributions with pivot tables.

How To: Measure the spread of a data set with Excel's AVEDEV

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 97th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the AVEDEV function to measure the spread (variation) in a data set. Also see the STDEV function and learn how to measure whether a mean represents its data points fairly.

How To: Reverse video and audio in Sony Vegas

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reverse video direction in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by importing the video clip(s) and/or audio into the time line. Then right-click on the clip and select Reverse. To reverse the audio, right-click on the track and select Reverse. To undo the video or track, right-click it and select Reverse once again. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy editing and creating videos, and would like t...

How To: Install Auto-tune in your Audacity audio program

Audacity is a very effective program when it comes to audio and top of that it is free. Download Audacity from its home page, get the newest version because only that one will work with what we need to do. Install it when done with the downloading. Now the first step to installing auto-tune is getting the Audacity VST enabler, you need to need place this right or it will not work, it needs to go into the plug-ins folder in the Audacity installation folder. Now you need to get auto-tune evo fr...

How To: Check your voicemail in Microsoft Outlook

In this how to video, you will learn how to check your voice mail in Microsoft Office Outlook. Your exchange administrator must enable unified messaging for these messages to appear. First, open the program to set up your voice mail options. Go to options and click the voice mail tab. Your phone number should appear in the correct form. Click call to check your voice mail. Enter your number and click x and okay. Now you are ready to listen to your voice mail messages on your computer. From Ou...

How To: Create a simple typewriter effect in Sony Vegas Pro

In this quick Vegas-user's guide, you'll learn how to create a typewriter effect. Whether you're completely new to Sony's popular nonlinear editor (NLE) or are a seasoned digital video professional simply looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're sure to be well served by this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Create a sudoku puzzle in Excel with array formulas

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 242nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create a sudoku puzzle using array formulas, the INDEX function with criteria and data validation.

How To: Completely hide the Ribbon menu in Excel

The instructor of this video shows you how to completely hide the ribbon, or the menu, in Excel. If you only want to partially hide the ribbon, you can use the shortcut control + F1. To completely hide the ribbon, though, go to the Visual Basic screen, hit Alt + F11. Then, go to insert, then module, and type in the macro "sub (Your name for macro)" then hit enter, then type in the code "application.executeExcel4macro''show.toolbar(""Ribbon"", false)''". To set up the code to show the ribbon a...

How To: Calculate commissions with Excel's IF & VLOOKUP

New to Microsoft Excel? Looking for a tip? How about a tip so mind-blowingly useful as to qualify as a magic trick? You're in luck. In this MS Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 555th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the IF and VLOOKUP functions to make one of two types of commission calculations based on what is put in the referral column.

How To: Add movement to your still images in Final Cut Pro

In this how-to video, you will learn how to add movement to still images using Final Cut Pro. Click on the view mode button in the canvas window. Set the mode to Image and Wire Frame. Move the canvas play head to the clip you would like to affect, and select the time line. To control the scale, grab the corner to shrink or enlarge. Reposition the clip by clicking on the image and dragging it around. To rotate the clip, move the mouse over the edge and click and drag it to spin it. Select the ...

How To: Remix popular songs in Audacity

In this Software video tutorial you will learn how to remix popular songs in Audacity. Open Audacity. Go to file > open and find your song for remixing. Then go to effect > change speed. Select a percentage change and click OK. You can change the pitch by going to effect > change pitch and select something and click OK. Play it and see what the pitch change does to the original and select the one that you like. Under ‘effect’ there are plenty of other options available like ‘amplify’,...

How To: Insert, format, resize & crop pictures in MS Word

This video is a Microsoft Word 2007 tutorial on working with pictures. To insert a picture in your document, click on Insert and select Picture, then find the picture, select and insert it. To resize the picture without distorting it, click and hold on the corner circles. You can adjust Brightness and Contrast by using the various choices within these settings. The Recolor setting gives you a number of options for changing the coloring of the picture, such as sepia, black and white, or graysc...

How To: Create an old faded newspaper effect in Photoshop

The video is about how an old stalled photographic image with faded backgrounds to a normal image. A nice clean digital image is taken and is mixed with a texture of a paper and produces a final composite image of all effects combined. The procedure is not that difficult but it needs to be followed in a proper order. First the paper texture is taken as a base and then the clean digital image is dragged onto this texture. The blending mode is adjusted from normal to multiplied blending mode, w...