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How To: Create a water shader in Maya

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a pretty decent looking water shader in Maya without many nodes. Water materials are a great and fast way to get around creating real 3D water effects so watch this Maya tutorial and create your own water shader.

How To: Slice up images for HTML image maps in GIMP

See how to use GIMP to generate a HTML image map in minutes. This mimics the slice function from Photoshop. Whether you're new to the GNU Image Manipulation Program, GNU's popular free graphics editor, or a seasoned designer just looking to pick up a few new tips and tricks, you're certain to enjoy this free video software tutorial. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started chopping up digital images yourself, take a look.

How To: Dock a Microsoft OneNote 2010 window

Learn how to dock an MS OneNote window. Whether you're new to Microsoft's popular notetaking application or a seasoned MS Office pressional just looking to better acquaint yourself with the OneNote 2010 workflow, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial. For more information, and to get started docking windows yourself, watch this free video guide.

How To: Sort data in single columns & whole tables in Excel

To sort data in Excel spreadsheets, have each category (for example, first and last names) in a single column. Click on any cell in the column you wish to sort. Be careful not to highlight the entire column, or results will be sorted only in that column. Click on DATA on the ribbon at the top. To sort in descending order, click on the z-a button. For more detail, click on the main SORT button, and you can specify which columns you want sorted and how. For instance, you can sort by descending ...

How To: Use Sony Vegas' audio tools

First of all put your video on the timeline where you have a wave form representing your audio track control tools. If you right click on the audio tracks then you get a lot of options available to you. Click on the 'switches' then 'normalize' and this shall choose the highest peak and calibrate the whole audio to that peak. So if your audio is little low or it is too noisy then you can normalize it. Now click on 'channels' and then you have the option of picking left or the right channel. No...

How To: Import and export in Microsoft OneNote 2007

Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 is an incredibly versatile way to capture your thoughts and organize your work. It's far more than a sketchpad: its powerful import and export tools will create a central idea forum for you and your team. For detailed instructions on using the import and export features in Microsoft Office OneNote 2007, watch this video guide.

How To: Chroma key in Windows Movie Maker

This software tutorial shows you how to chroma key in Windows Movie Maker. Chroma keying requires having green screen video footage. Once you have footage you can use the chroma key effect tools in Windows Movie Maker to put subjects in different background. See how easy it is to chroma key in this tutorial.

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: Resize an image in MS Paint without losing resolution

In this video, we learn how to resize an image in MS Paint without losing resolution. First, you will go to the file menu and then open. From here, open up the photo you want to resize. After this, go the 'image' section on the toolbar and then click 'stretch and skew'. From here, change the vertical and horizontal stretches until you have the size of picture that you want! Continue to play with it until it's right and then save this over again. This should only take a few minutes and will ke...

How To: Save a file in Microsoft Word .docx and .doc format

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to save in .doc file format in Microsoft Word 2007. When saving a file, click on File and select Save As. In Format, change it to Word 97-2004 Document(.doc) and check Append file extension. To set .doc as the default format, go to Word and select Preferences. Under Output and Sharing, click on Save and change the format to .doc in Save word file as. This video will benefit those viewers who want to learn how to save files in .doc format so that it ca...

How To: Build a 15-minute schedule in Microsoft Excel

Want to make a time schedule in Microsoft Excel partitioned into perfectly regimented 15-minute intervals? It's easy, provided you know how to go about it. And in this Excel tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 543rd installment in their series of Excel magic tricks, you'll learn how to do just that using the Fill Handle. For a complete walkthrough, watch this Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Calculate monthly retirement income in Microsoft Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is finance math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 12th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate average and marginal tax rates with Excel.

How To: Change a person's sex in an image editing program

Want to change someone's sex in Adobe Photoshop—making a boy look like a girl or a girl a boy? This clip will get you started. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular raster graphics editor or a seasoned designer 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: Clean up a scanned drawing with the GIMP image editor

In this how to video, you will learn how to clean up scanned drawings using Gimp. You will need a scanner, drawing, and Gimp installed to do this. First, open the scanned drawing in Gimp. Next, select Select by Color. Click on an area that should be white and hit ctrl + x. Next, go to filters and select soft glow under the artistic sub menu. Play around with the settings to lighten the image and darken the important lines. Click okay once you are finished. Next, go to the artistic sub menu an...

How To: Calculate proportions and percentages in Excel

This Excel Statistics series of video shows how to calculate proportions and percentages in Microsoft Excel. This video shows how to do percentage calculations using formulas in Microsoft Excel. To make a formula for a percentage, you need to first make a formula to calculate the total sum of objects you are going to use. To do that, use the sum formula. Now, divide the current object's value with the previously generated sum formula, which gives you the frequency. When you multiply this by 1...

How To: Construct confidence intervals with TINV 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 83rd installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to construct confidence intervals when the sigma (population standard deviation) in NOT known using the TINV function.

How To: Calculate monthly sales with Excel's SUMPRODUCT & TEXT

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 45th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to use the SUMPRODUCT & TEXT functions together in 1 formula to sum the month's sales. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Calculate probability in an Excel pivot table

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 55th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to calculate probabilities with a pivot table (PivotTable). Specifically, you'll learn how to find joint, marginal and conditional probabilities.

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...

How To: Remove tabs & scroll bars from an Excel spreadsheet

This video tutorial is in the software category where you will learn how to remove tabs and scroll bars from an Excel spreadsheet. Open a work sheet and you will find scroll bar on the right and at the bottom. But, why should you take them off? If you are making a user form that you want to send to your employees and you don't want them to mess it up, then you may do this. Go to the office button and click on 'excel options' at the bottom. On the next window go to the 'advanced' tab and scrol...

How To: Work with nominal, ordinal & interval scale in 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 10th installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how about data sets and the nominal, ordinal, interval and ration scales/levels of measurement and see two Pivot Tables that...

How To: Create an Excel inventory template with running totals

Love Microsoft Excel? This clip contains a tip that just might induce you to. With this free video tutorial from ExcelIsFun, the 79th installment of his "YouTubers Love Excel" or YTLE series of free video MS Excel lessons, you'll learn how to add conditional formatting to an entire table based on the content of a cell outside the table area. Learn to love digital spreadsheets more perfectly with the tricks outlined in this free Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Create an interest-only loan schedule in Microsoft Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is finance math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 12th installment in his "Excel Finance Class" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to create an interest-only loan schedule in Excel.

How To: Insert a horizontal line in Microsoft Office 2007

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to a horizontal line in Microsoft Office 2007. Begin by clicking on the Page Layout tab and select Page Borders. Then click on Horizontal Line. Scroll through the list and select a type of horizontal line. When finished, click on OK. Users are able to drag the horizontal line around by holding down the left button on the mouse and moving it. When users highlight the line, right-click on it and select Format Horizontal Line. There users will be able to...

How To: Edit videos in Audacity

Audacity is a great (free) audio editor for recording, slicing, and mixing audio. Learn how to use this software with this detailed step-by-step guide on how to edit videos in Audacity. Be sure to check out other Audacity tutorials on WonderHowTo to find the answers to all your questions!

How To: Use natural media brushes in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Looking for a guide on how to use Photoshop's natural media brushes? Whether you're new to Adobe's Creative Suite or a seasoned graphic design professional after a general overview of CS5's most vital new features, you're sure to be well served by this video tutorial from the folks at PhotoshopCafe. In it, you'll learn how to use all Adobe Photoshop CS5's natural media brushes.

How To: Display trend arrows in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

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 and Mr. Excel, the 14th installment in their joint series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to create formulas and Conditional Formatting that will display UP, DOWN, and SIDE arrows to indicate up or down for a list of numbers.

How To: Calculate incentive rates by formula in MS Excel

As you might guess, one of the domains in which Microsoft Excel really excels is business math. Brush up on the stuff for your next or current job with this how-to. In this tutorial from everyone's favorite digital spreadsheet guru, YouTube's ExcelIsFun, the 39th installment in his "Excel Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to calculate (piecework/comission) incentive rates by Excel formula.