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How To: Export iPhoto slideshows as video

You can export your iPhoto slideshow as a video. First select photos, you want to use in the slideshow. Now you need to click on + button in iPhoto which is located at the bottom of the iPhoto. Then click slideshow and make sure "Use selected items...." box is checked and then click create. It will create the slideshow on the left. You can change the settings of your slideshow by clicking the setting icon, located at the bottom. There you can change the settings of your slideshow like link th...

How To: Group duplicates & extract unique records in MS Excel

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 577th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use SUMPRODUCT and the join symbol (&/ampersand) to group duplicates and then see how to use advanced filtering to extract a list of unique records.

How To: Use the bubbles effect in Photoshop to make it look like your model is nude

Start with a photograph of a woman in a bikini. Open the picture in Adobe Photoshop. Now, learn how to use the Bubbles effect to make it look as though your model is not wearning anything! All you need is a little familiarity with Photoshop, since you will be working with layers and a few more advanced tools in the program. And make sure not to use your photograph to any nefarious purposes - this tutorial is just for fun, only!

How To: Show file names in the Sony Vegas timeline

Use this simple tip to automatically show file names of all elements in your project's timeline. 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: Stop iMovie from automatically zooming photos

Fix the automatic zooming feature in iMovie with the techniques presented in this tutorial. When pictures and photographs are imported into iMovie for Mac, there is an automatic zoom applied to all the images. This tutorial from TheHowToMac shows how to stop this feature, as well as fine-tuning the Cropping, Ken Burns & Rotation settings.

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: 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: Disable quick fill handle & drag-drop Excel features

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to disable the quick fill handle and drag and drop option in Microsoft Excel. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Begin by clicking on the Office button and click on Excel Options at the bottom. Then click on the Advanced tab and deselect "Enable fill handle and cell drag and drop" option under Editing Options. Finish by clicking on OK. This video will benefit those viewers who use Microsoft Excel for their work, and would like to learn how...

How To: Find & extract duplicate records from a data set

This video is about finding duplicate entries in excel sheet. The example excel sheet contains different names. There are around 1000 different names in the sample excel sheet. CountIf(range,criteria) formula has been used to do the comparison and return of results in True or False mode. Type =CountIf( now move your left arrow key, this will generate the formula like =CountIf(A2. Now press Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow, this will select all the available values in the column. Now press F4 to lock it ...

How To: Randomly generate 1s, 0s & blanks with Excel's CHOOSE

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 392nd installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to randomly generate 1, 0 and blank values with the CHOOSE, RAND, RANDBETWEEN and INT functions.

How To: Generate a dynamic list from a table in MS 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 146th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to extract records from table, putting one record on each sheet with records in rows. This is accomplished with Excel's VLOOKUP, COLUMN, FIND, REPLACE and CELL functions. See also how to create a formula for a sheet name (sheet tab name, works...

How To: Find critical values with T functions 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 91st installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to use TINV and TDIST functions to find critical values given an unknown sigma value.

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: Make swooshes & swirls in Illustrator

The first thing to do is open a new document with Adobe Illustrator. Inside the document, make a box, width 200 pt, height 20 pt. Click the bottom right corner with your mouse and hit delete. Then hold down the top right with shift, and tap the down arrow once. Then, click bottom left point, hold shift, join the objects by half. Go to brushes pallet and create a new brush. Click the spiral tool. Use the up and down with the mouse to select range you would like. Select the art brush, and click...

How To: Solve pan and crop problem in Sony Vegas Movie Studio

This video is all about pan and crop in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. There are two video clips and the top clip is to be put into the other clip as in this case. First of all select the pan and crop button and the pan and crop window appears on the screen. From the window that appears, select the zoom option and then change the zoom so that more of the screen can be seen. Make sure that the preview window is shown in the side. It is useful to change the size of the event pan and crop. Sometimes t...

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: Make calculations for markup & markdown in 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 7th installment in his "Business Math" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to make calculations for markup (mark up) & markdown (mark down).

How To: Invert a range of values in Microsoft Excel

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 307th installment in their series of digital spreadsheet magic tricks, you'll learn how to use the INDEX, ROWS, COLUMNS, LARGE, SMALL functions to create 4 different formulas that will invert a range of values.

How To: Repeat a list of names 7 times in Excel

The ExcelIsFun shows how to repeat a list of names seven times. He starts out by telling you a fast way to do this. He starts out by selecting the names already typed in then he presses Control C (Ctrl + c) on the keyboard. The next thing he does is move the cursor to a different column and in the first row. He presses Control V (Ctrl + v) to paste the names into the other column. By watching this video, you will find out how to quickly repeat a list of names 7 times or more.

How To: Set up pagination in Adobe InDesign

Get your numbering straight with Adobe's InDesign and this helpful tutorial, showing you what you need to know. It's essential when creating a project for yourself or a client, to get your numbering right the first time. There is no second chance. So, check out the steps and see how to turn this sometimes tricky task into a much easier one. InDesign offers a lot of options, and if you're going to master all it's tricks, watch this how-to to learn one of the most simple and essential tricks.

How To: Find confidence intervals without the sigma 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 82nd installment in his "Excel Statistics" series of free video lessons, you'll learn how to construct confidence intervals when the sigma value (the population's standard deviation) in NOT Known using the TINV...

How To: Calculate volume and area in Revit

This video illustrate us how to calculate volume and area in Revit. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all open the programme Revit and then click on the volume and area on the left hand side, if in case its not there then right click in the gray bar and then various attributes appear, choose from here.

How To: Create collapsible and expandable cell ranges in Excel

This video demonstrates how to create collapsible and expandable cell ranges in Excel. The first thing that you will have to is to prepare your Excel worksheet that contains the data which you need to be expandable and collapsible. On the first cell under your Running Total column, type in the function, "=SUM". Select the Sales cell corresponding to that cell then type in Shift+Colon. Click on the first value and hit the F4 key to lock your row reference. The result will automatically show. Y...

How To: Put your MS Access databases on your website

To start off the process of publishing your access database online we first look at a sample MS ACCESS database with typical formats and a online searchable application where users can search by library name or city and get details of the library. There are 3 steps to publish the database. The first step is importing data which can be done through clicking on the file menu and then click on import data through a Microsoft Access Database. Now select the file you want to import through the bro...

How To: Multiply & divide fractions using Excel key points

To multiply and divide the two fractions is a single step problems. Just multiply both the numerators and denominator for obtaining multiplication of two fractions, and for the division just multiply numerator of first fraction with denominator of second fraction and keep it in numerator place, and for the denominator place you just multiply the denominator of first fraction with numerator of second fraction.

How To: Use HLOOKUP across two worksheets in Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 spreadsheet manager is a powerful tool that enables information workers to format spreadsheets, as well as analyze and share information to make more informed decisions. In this MS Excel video tutorial, you'll learn about using the HLOOKUP function to generate adaptable grades from marks. For more on using HLOOKUP across multiple documents, watch this Microsoft Office how-to.

How To: Import images with transparency into After Effects

In this software tutorial you will learn how to manipulate images in Photoshop to remove the background and then bring that transparent background image into After Effects without loosing the transparency. The Photoshop section covers the use of the Magnetic Lasso tool and Quick Mask to remove a background. With the image adjusted, you will learn how to import your new image into After Effects with preserved transparency.

How To: Split tracks in FL Studio

NFX shows how to split tracks into WAV files using FL Studio. You would do this to send your song to a professional mixing engineer or maybe to collaborate with a non-FL user. Split tracks can be used in Protools, Audition, etc., but are demonstrated here in Fruity Loops.