How to Wrap Any Gift

Some people wake up spewing Pinterest out their fingertips. For the rest of us, thank god for YouTube. Wrapping presents doesn't exactly come easy, so we dug up a couple of solid tutorials for how to wrap your Christmas gifts like you're Martha. » 12/24/14 4:30pm 12/24/14 4:30pm

You Can Learn How to Be a White Hat Hacker for $60

Do you or someone you love have ambitions to become a hacker for good? Well today you can buy a White Hat Hacker Bundle with over 40 hours of tutorials on everything from web scraping to penetration testing for just $60. The bundle normally costs over $600. » 12/09/14 5:00pm 12/09/14 5:00pm

Why You Should Be Shooting RAW In One Simple GIF

Any experienced photographer will be able to tell you the indispensable utility in shooting RAW as opposed to JPG. If you just got a new camera or haven't heard a good explanation for why RAW is so great, just look at this one GIF, made with images by Glyn Dewis. » 7/18/14 12:07pm 7/18/14 12:07pm

10 Simple Techniques For Photoshop Beginners

Adobe's Creative Cloud has opened Photoshop up to more beginners than ever thanks to its $10 per month price tag. Here are ten super useful things to learn how to do if you're using the software for the first time. » 2/12/14 7:30am 2/12/14 7:30am

Google Helpouts Is Here to Help You With Basically Anything

Have you ever been working on something, a special project or something outside the realm of normal day-to-day work stuff, and you find yourself totally stuck? As in, you have absolutely no idea what to do next? Google wants to help. » 11/05/13 12:14am 11/05/13 12:14am

How To Cut a Glass Bottle In Two Using Fire and Water

You might not be able to envision a time when you're lathe-less and need to cut a glass bottle in two, but when it does happen, you'll be quite happy you spent three minutes watching 'CrazyRussianHacker' do it with string, alcohol, fire, and water. And even if you don't ever cut your own glass, this hack is still… » 8/22/13 3:33pm 8/22/13 3:33pm

A Photoshop Crash Course In Colorizing Black and White Photos

If you've stared in awe at the recent influx of colorized black and white photos popping up online, wondering just how someone was able to bring such life to an image, here's your answer. Mads Madsen, a talented 18-year-old Photoshop artist, has created a detailed six-minute video documenting the process he uses to… » 8/22/13 10:32am 8/22/13 10:32am

How To Photoshop Yourself Holding... Yourself

Over on PetaPixel photographer David Talley has put together a fantastic—and fairly simple—tutorial on how to create an awesome image of you holding yourself. If you're new to Photoshop it's a great way to improve your skills. And if you're not, with the addition of a Santa hat this is the perfect way to awesome-up… » 12/14/12 11:20am 12/14/12 11:20am

Shooting Challenge: Creative Sunshine Macros

Magazine-quality studio macro shots are gorgeous. Small objects with exquisite detail and perfect lighting. Well, what's so insane about those photos is that they can be duplicated at high noon with nothing more than the sun and a foil reflector. » 1/04/12 4:20pm 1/04/12 4:20pm

Photoshop Tutorial Rap 2: Still Surprisingly Handy!

The Photoshop Rap Tutorial is back in all its remarkably educational glory. In fact, if anything it's less funny than the first but more instructive, and I'm pretty sure I'm happier that way: » 8/24/11 4:20pm 8/24/11 4:20pm

The Only Lens Tutorial You'll Need (Plus: Vikings)

Lenses. They're your most powerful photographic tool, if you know how to harness their mighty power (and manage not to shatter them). And you know what? Chances are that even if you think you're a lensmaster, you've still got a lot to learn. And these guys are going to teach you. » 8/16/11 12:00am 8/16/11 12:00am

Have Yourself a Very Star Warsy Christmas

Are you still making snowflakes like a five year old? Use some of the force this Christmas with some homemade paper snowflakes featuring the very festive faces of Darth Vader and Boba Fett/clone troopers. [Instructions via Geekologie] » 12/03/10 12:40pm 12/03/10 12:40pm

How to Make a Laser-Sighted Slingshot

Sorry, squirrels. Sorry, neighbors. Sorry, kid sister. Sorry, pets. Sorry, Grandma. Sorry, teacher. Sorry, just about everyone else. With this DIY laser-sighted slingshot, all my mischief is about to get a lot more accurate. » 11/23/10 4:40pm 11/23/10 4:40pm

How To Make 3D Glasses Cookies

You can have your 3D glasses and eat them too, if you just follow this easy recipe over at Diamonds for Dessert for stained-glass glasses. It goes without saying, but they cost a lot less than $150 per pair. [DfD] » 9/06/10 9:00pm 9/06/10 9:00pm

Become A Photography Expert Thanks To BBC Wildlife's Photo Masterclasses

The BBC Wildlife magazine archives have been uploaded to the internet library, so if you've been wanting to nail your macro, landscape, and of course animal photography, definitely take a peek. [BBC Wildlife via Lifehacker] » 3/23/10 5:19am 3/23/10 5:19am

How To: Manage An All-Lossless Music Library With iTunes

Do you love music? Have a giant hard drive? Maybe two? I'm guessing that might be the case, and here's what you should do: give up lossy audio compression for good for pristine lossless files. » 4/11/09 12:00pm 4/11/09 12:00pm

How To: Remote Control Your Home Computer From Anywhere With VNC

Using VNC, you can log into your home computer from any machine in the world with web access (including your iPhone) to access files, schedule downloads, and tons more. Here's how. » 4/04/09 12:00pm 4/04/09 12:00pm

The iPhone 3.0 OS Is Not Ready For Everyday Use; Here's How to Downgrade

Lots of us have been using the iPhone 3.0 beta full-time. Now we're rolling back, because it is decidedly NOT ready. Here's how to downgrade back to 2.2.1 if you are in a similar predicament. » 3/26/09 11:00am 3/26/09 11:00am

How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 9 Into the Ultimate OS X Netbook

I am typing this on a 9-inch, 3G-equipped, almost-pocketable computer, running the best consumer OS money can currently buy. It costs around $400. Do you want one too? Here's how to get yours. » 2/21/09 12:00pm 2/21/09 12:00pm

How To Photograph Fire

Digital Photography School has a tutorial on how to photograph fire. Basically, spot focus on the flame and overexpose a few stops to compensate for the fire's brightness. [DigitalPhotographySchool via Lifehacker] » 1/07/09 5:18pm 1/07/09 5:18pm