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postheadericon How to Create Lettering for Psychedelic Posters

How to Create Lettering for Psychedelic Posters

Two Methods:Working from ScratchUsing OutlinesCommunity Q&A One of the iconic images of the psychedelic sixties is the twisting, expanding, hallucinogenic writing on the eye-wateringly bright posters announcing the bands of the time. Although this style faded after the Summer of Love and didn’t survive punk, you can now recreate the acid trips of the period with your own psychedelic. Method 1 Working from Scratch 1 Draw out your groovy design neatly in pencil. Try to make letters fit together like puzzle pieces, and try to give them some kind of…

postheadericon How to Create Kirigami Origami Maple Leaves

How to Create Kirigami Origami Maple Leaves

Children and adults alike will love this fall-inspired craft that involves the ancient Japanese tradition of Origami. All you will need is a light bond piece of paper in a fall color (orange, yellow, red or brown), a pair of scissors and 1 Cut paper into a perfect square shape. You want your paper to measure 6” x 6.” Use a ruler to ensure you obtain the precise shape and size. 2 Create the origami hexagon base shape. Hold paper in a diamond shape and fold in half to create…

postheadericon How to Create Light Graffiti Photography

How to Create Light Graffiti Photography

This article will tell you how to light paint (light graffiti) in photography with a DSLR camera. It’s very fun to do with friends, or when you’re bored home alone. 1 Get a flashlight, glow stick, or something that provides colored or non-colored light. One of the newest creations is a pixel stick. Be sure to check them out! 2 Go into a totally dark room. A bedroom with a kind of high bed or table would help as a tripod. Or a real tripod. 3 Set your camera to…

postheadericon How to Create Magical Items in Dungeons and Dragons

How to Create Magical Items in Dungeons and Dragons

Three Parts:Creating the Basic Magical ItemAdding Spells To Magical Items (Optional)Creating a Sentient Magical Item (Optional)Community Q&A When you’re playing Dungeons and Dragons, it can be fun to create and add magical items to the game. Creating them requires some planning so that you know how players will use and interact with them. Part 1 Creating the Basic Magical Item 1 Decide what the magical item is. Magic can be hidden in many things, like weapons, armor, and unusual objects like cards or dice. 2 Decide what was the item’s…

postheadericon How to Create Jewelry Through Wire Wrapping

How to Create Jewelry Through Wire Wrapping

The techniques that you will learn here teach you to wrap a wire loop. The loop itself serves no purpose until it is connected with other wire loops in order to create necklaces and bracelets. This will take approximately ten minutes or less. 1 Using wire cutters, cut approximately 6” piece of wire to work with. Be sure the wire you cut is mostly straight before you move on to the next step. If it isn’t you can straighten it by running it between your fingers. Try using a piece…

postheadericon How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

How to Create Giant Reusable Bubbles

Looking for a fun summer project to do with the kids? Create these huge reusable bubbles using gak and a little air to create these super stretchy bubbles. 1 Make your gak. This is the material that will become your bubble. Combine the bottle of glue and watercolors together first. Add glitter as color is integrated into the mixture. Mix well with hands. Add starch in small increments while mixing. Mix and stretch until you reach the desired consistency (you could end up only using ? cup of the starch–it…

postheadericon How to Apply Composition Appliques to Woodwork

How to Apply Composition Appliques to Woodwork

The hand-carved look of composition appliques (compo) has been popular in the woodworking industry since the early 1900’s. Adding a compo to an item is an easy and quick way to personalize it, and make it look more complex and custom-made. Read on to learn how to apply compo using the steaming method. 1 Place the pan filled halfway with water on the heat source. 2 Lay the stretched canvas on top of the pan and turn on the heat. 3 Heat the water to a simmer, so a gentle…

postheadericon How to Create Futhark Runes on Playing Cards

How to Create Futhark Runes on Playing Cards

Learn how to create Futhark Runes on ordinary playing cards, and bring luck to all of your future card endeavors. 1 Purchase a deck of 52 playing cards (preferably the jumbo style) and a sharpie. Consult a book or website on tarot/playing card conversions and meaning and Rune symbols and meanings. 2 Research tarot card meanings which correspond with a specific Rune. This is so your Runes are in harmony with the card it is on. You won’t be using the Runes to interpret the card; it is just for…

postheadericon How to Create High Dynamic Range Photographs

How to Create High Dynamic Range Photographs

Two Methods:Taking Your PhotographsCreating and Tone-Mapping an HDR ImageCommunity Q&A Have you ever seen those hyper-real and ultra-contrast photos and wondered how they’re done? A normal digital camera sensor cannot capture all the detail in a scene—some parts will usually end up over-exposed (which will lose, for example, cloud detail), or some parts might be under-exposed—because the sensor has low dynamic range. However, by taking three different shots, merging them into a high dynamic range image, then employing some digital trickery to reduce the dynamic range without noticeably losing detail…

postheadericon How to Create Funny Pics at Yourfunnypics.Com for use on Myspace

How to Create Funny Pics at Yourfunnypics.Com for use on Myspace

At YourFunnyPics.com you’ll will create your own funny pictures just by uploading your photo and adding hats, sunglasses, masks, wigs, tattoos, jewels, mustaches, etc. to make it funny. You can also add text balloons to post comments in your pictures. After creating your funny picture you can get the code and use it to comment in your favorite social network as MySpace. 1 Go to yourfunnypics.com and click on “Make Your Own Funny Pic Here” tab then upload your picture from your computer. Click the browse button, select your picture…