Photoshop Skills

Show off your Photoshop skills here! Anything cool you can do in Photoshop, post it! Here are a few things I did with Photoshop 7. Comments? Suggestions? Questions? Please share. :)How do you like the last one? It's my favorite. :)I'll also put up the PSD files for these images if you like.

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Kids today are computer whizzes? Answered

-BUT are they, it seems to me that many, if not most, lack a lot of very basic skills, they may be able to poke around and get something going, but half of that is down to the manufacturers making it easier to connect things up. What's your opinion is the sub 20 year old population at the cutting edge of computer technology??

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What are the skills of bottle design?

Hello, I'm working on the bottle design,could you give me some advice on it?

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I learned a new skill, but... (PDF)

Thanks to a small nag from gmjhowe, I now know how to create a pdf file of documents I create in CorelDraw. Dead easy, publish to pdf.But, there doesn't seem to be an equivalent function in Word.Have I just missed something stupidly obvious, or do I need to acquire some software to do it?My first PDFed 'ible.

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Where did you learn about electronics?

Like diodes and servos and radio theory whatnot? Did you take classes? Read from books? I'd like to learn this sort of stuff, but can't find anyone to teach me. I also don't feel comfortable enough with this stuff to buy a bunch of parts and mess around with a book..

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what is the best/fastest way to improve your soldering skills? Answered

I have recently gotten a "real" soldering iron ( i had a very cheap battery powered one that didnt work well) and i have been practicing soldering but i want to find some new things to good at. Any suggestions?

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Aspiring techie. Where do I find the skills, the tools, the work?

As a child I grew up on legos and K'nex, and I wish my first computer had come earlier in life. I want to pursue more things like programming, robotics, working on cars and lighting the neighborhood with massive LED Beacons of custom-PC goodness. I've tried some researching of certain topics on my own, but I usually run into some difficult roadbumps. Particularly, there often runs a gap between beginner and advanced knowledge I find hard to bridge. I started off great with some programming classes at college, but their department is lacking. The other significant obstacle that comes to mind is cost. It's hard to shell out for new tools and parts for every project. Do you have any advice? Where could I find an entry-level job at an electronics re-saler, or something like that? I don't really have the skills for a mechanic, but what might be a first step? Or, something pre-programming that I could learn from- particularly for game or software development? Which schools in the Midwest have more hands-on training?

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How can i improve my web dev skills is there any place i can practice?

I am good in web application development i know server side scripting language and dbms scripting. but i am not in practice from a while is there any site who serve as non-profit site so that i can help them with my skills or where can i get people who want their own personalised website and dont want to hire a programmer who take too much money.

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Instructables in Trendwatching

Instructables was mentioned by Trendwatching in their September 2006 Status Skills article.Here's a quick selection of sites helping the masses acquire a bewildering array of skills:Instructables is a project by Squid Labs, who create a lot of stuff for business and pleasure, and have now documented their how-tos for all to see and use.More news articles about Instructables here.

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Wasp Knife

Http:// thought of using there knife making skills to make one of these?

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LED lighting help?!

I am in the process of building a jewelry armoire / box / chest (whatever you wish to call it) and I am wanting to add just two LED's that will come on when the door is opened on the jewelry box and they will go off when the door is closed. Having novice skills in electronics and handyman skills in woodworking I was wondering what I would need to accomplish this and if it could be battery powered...

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how can i learn to create robotic?

I want to know what are basic steps and what are the fundamental skills required to start/create a small robo.

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What does V+ represent on this schematic?


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What is the cheapest way to make a 3D printer? Answered

Time is not an issue, skill level might, but shouldn't be.  I just want to find a good, reliable 3D printer kit.

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I'm poor, have no special tools or skills, but I love steampunk. Anything cool I can make without denting my wallet? :/

I have loved steampunk style for a while now, as well as costume design (since I am an anime fan too), but I've only recently decided to jump in on all the fun. However, despite my age and interest, I have no skills in design, save for plushies I make for spare change, and I have no special tools or equipment. On top of that, I'm seriously pretty damn poor--as in I pay no tuition at college at ALL, because they pity me that damn much...So, is there anything out there I can make that won't leave my family starving on the street, requires no special tools or equipment, little experience, but still looks completely amazing? The only thing I've seen like this before are Greensteam's goggles... :/

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Someone help me photoshop this picture for my company battery logo Answered

Please make it look really good! Thanks!

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Can you recommend a free 3D designing program? Answered

I would like to get started with 3D computer designing, since my drawing skills aren't very good. Thank you.

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group idea

Hi, I'm Tieguy, I've been thinking about creating a group that would bring developers, musicians, programmers, inventors, people who are interested in games and robotics and any forms of geek together to work at common causes. For example, if someone came up with an idea for a game or application but didn't have a certain skill or equipment that it would require they could come to the group and ask for help, or if someone wanted to learn a skill they could ask someone in the group to give them a few pointer. I came up with this because I've got thousands of ideas for application, inventions, games etc. but half the time i don't have the resources or skills to make it a reality. Anyways, I was wondering if I created this group any one would consider joining. If it became popular enough I would go on to creating a website. please post any comments.

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I want to build football pads with led lights on them. I have no programming skills. how can i achieve this thanks?

sort of light kryomans outfit but on football shoulder pads thanks

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Lego Transformers G1 Megatron

Another sweet Lego transformer that I made. This one is really small and really complicated, and the fact that it's really fragile doesn't help lower the skill level.EDIT: Instructable posted!!!

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Buying components for the niftymitter?

I have the skills necessary to build it (from a digital electronics course at school) i just lack components... Whats the best place to get electrical components cheap with a low shipping cost? I have searched and searched to no avail...

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what is arduino Answered

I know im going to sound stupied but what is arduino exactly like i know its a micro controller but what is it for i am a techy person but always have to build chipless boards trying to expand my creation skills thanks all

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can you change household items that plug into the wall to battery powered?

I was wondering for a few reasons if this could be done and if someone with skills in this department to tell me n how to do saflety please i wud be really greatful for any comment......

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Anyone interested in helping make a Video Game?

               Hi. I am looking for some people to help make Video Games. I have lots of ideas, but absolutely NO coding, design, or music composing skills. I am looking for people who have those skills, and want to help. I don't really have the money, but I was going to put those games on Kickstarter, so that could pay, if you really wanted to. If you don't want to be paid, that would be great too.               Some ideas I have are: A game called "Video Game Tycoon" (Because people like tycoon games right now) where you could be either a Youtuber, Game Designer, Game Company, or Store Manager. You probably know what happens next because all tycoon games have the same goal, so i won't say much else. Another would be Tiny Wars. where you would command a small army of troops, tanks, planes, and other war things. As you level up, you could get more advanced troops, maybe even Spaceships. That's just SOME of my ideas. But again, I don't have the skills.                   SO PLEASE HELP A GUY OUT!

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Any thoughts of mechatronics project?

I want to make a  project in the summer to have more skills so i would like to have some other thoughts from anyone about mechatronics study ex: robotic arm , robots , balancing table ..... etc . i appreciate any help 

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Ideas for a Teleoperated Project

I want to make my first Instructable, and I would very much like to do a project that is teleoperated via the internet. I have strong web application and embedded software skills, so I am doing this to combine the two with a web control panel and whatever the project will be. However, my mechanical and electronic skills are lacking (yet not absent). Does anyone have an idea of what the physical end of the project should be (what should be controlled)? At first I was thinking about doing a remote controlled car, but that is not original enough. I am looking for ideas of things anyone that goes to the site can control, so something that would be OK to give control of to the public. Thanks for your help, I will give credit to whoever comes up with the idea.

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Arduino "Blinking LED Eyes" for Halloween

I want to make a set of 8 LED "creature eyes", that blink as a two LED set, but randomly.  Like night creatures on Halloween. I've got the Arduino Uno, bread board, wire, LED's, but just lack the programming and circuitry skill. Can you help?

Topic by phatguppy 

Mods and Admin Needed!

I know I have started a lot of threads lately, and I apologize, but this will be my last thread for a few days.http://triadplanet.orgThat is my website. It is looking pretty empty now. I would LOVE to add content to it, but I need some help!I am searching for 5 people who would make good admins. Below I have included a list of needed skills to apply:-Moderate Amount of Free Time-Love of Games, Geekery, or Development (of any kind)-Basic HTML knowledge-Ability to copy/paste HTML text to add to front page-Devotion to the internet-Ability to write articles and post messages-Maturity and restraintI am also searching for 10 people who would make good mods. Below I have included a list of skills needed to apply:-Moderate Amount of Free Time-Love of Games, Geekery, or Development (of any kind)-Basic forum knowledge-Basic phpBB knowledge-Ability to modify forums-Ability to write articles including stickies and announcements-Maturity and restraint-Devotion to the internet-A partridge in a pear tree.If you are interested in signing up, please PM me here, email me at or post on my forums! You don't need all the above skills, but the more the better! I hope to hear from some of you soon!-Murdok

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What to do with 3000+ LEDs...

An engineer buddy gave me over 3000 red, yellow and green LEDs.  (His company threw them out!) I'm looking for really fun ideas to put them to good... or bad use!  As for tech skills, i would say i am a 6 on a scale of 1 to 10.  Thanx! 

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i have 4 turntables and want to connect these so that when 1 LP record has played then the next turntable cuts in.

This is to overcome the need to flip to the other side [as LPs were short on playing time]. i have little skills in this area so need simple instructions/directions.

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How do I make a 160 DC volt power supply? Answered

Alright, for a science project I need a 160 DC volt power supply.  How do I make one? NOTE:  I hve the basic electronic skills and the system needs to be relativly small.

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simple machine to provide/create movement?

Want to use/alter or create a machine which will produce simple repetitive movement (for instance, to power the arm of a dummy (to shake it) or to move a dummy's head back -n- forth) for halloween.? help will be much appreciated! have no idea how to go about this & not a lot of skill (but probably have the necessary equipment)

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What are some good instructables for learning how to make soft circuits and beginning soft circuit projects? Answered

I really want to start making soft circuits but don't know where to begin. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me some instructables that teach basic soft circuit skills. Thank you!

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Capacitive touchscreen - easy to hack via Arduino?

I have successfully hacked a 4-wire resistive touchscreen overlay, via Arduino, but the touch data is very noisy (mechanical not electronic noise). I'm considering a capacitive screen as a solution: are such screens hackable, using just an Arduino and basic circuit-building skills? Brendan

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How can I make my own operating system?

Hey guys. I want to make my own operating system. I need a NOOB-FRIENDLY guide, as I dont have very much programming skills. PLEASE HELP ME! I REALLY WANT TO MAKE MY OWN OS! Thanks!

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How can I transmit music from my PC to my stereo How can I wirelessly transmit music from my PC to my stereo?

I'd love to see someone who has ideas or who has done this with skill or without spending a fortune. I have a wireless router, and I'm on the cheap... Thanks!!!

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Is it possible to extract the chip (and its physical environment) of a moblie and insert it into Arduino Technology?

I got no soldering/electronic skills, but would like to enhance clothes with Arduinos as next project. Arduino runs with 8/16Mhz and i thought, if the mobiles do have that tiny but fast chips, maybe theres a possibility to implant them on Arduino-Boards, but i dunno, if thats possible and howto.

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DIY 130-megapixel camera built with a scanner

Add an old flatbed scanner to a 50 mm lens and with some skill you can make a 130 megapixel camera of your very own. I'm still happy with the cameras I have, but this looks like a great project to take on. Making a 130-megapixel camera from a flatbed scanner and an old camera lens

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Transparent plastic hemisphere? Answered

I've an idea for a project which will need a transparent plastic hemisphere, around 3" to 4" diameter, to house it. Any ideas where I could find something suitable? What would do the job is one of the clear balls from arcade crane grab machines, but I'm looking for something less down to skill, judgement and how much they've rigged the machine.

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8-bit playback help?

Okay, simply what I want to make is a small device using a microcontroller (an arduino or maybe something more basic) and all I need it to do is play an 8-bit track when a button is pressed. unfortunately I have little experience in the area of programming and microcontrollers although I have basic skills like soldering. any help is greatly appreciated , Thankyou!

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Positive affirmation box

I am trying to make a positive affirmation machine so that when my students turn in homework it will either give an audio message or display a message that says something good.  I know I need to build an optical sensor but I was wondering if there is a build that you can suggest that I can modify?  I have moderate skills with building electronics and access to plenty of materials but I am lost as to how to start.

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Please help with resistor and LED calculation?

I want to connect series 3V DC LED straight to 220V AC, I planed to connect LED in series of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 LEDs. So my question is, what resistor should I use in each series? Also, if possible, please write the color of the resistor or even how to calculate the value. I'm still a beginner in electronic so I want to improve my skill.

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Arduino clone

I'm looking for a cheap arduino clone. I've been looking at uduino, but it looks a lot different then all the other arduino clones. It has next to no components, and I'm not sure if its good for me as I have almost no programming skills ( I programmed a bit for my psp). What's the cheapest? So far the cheapest I found is boarduino for 15 dollars and a programming cable for 20 dollars. If someone can explain uduino a bit better I might try that

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How would one go about creating a device that takes in light, analyzes its color, and outputs tones based on frequency?

I want to create a wearable device, head mounted maybe on a pair of glasses, that takes in light, analyzes its color, and outputs different tones based on the color of the light. Basically a color sensing device for someone color blind. Any ideas on the requisite skills, parts, and such?

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could you please give me the instruction in writing of dix homebrew outdoor webcame

Dear Jerry, could you please give me the instruction in writing of your modest dix homebrew outdoor webcame. I listen it on you tube but I hardly undertand it because I am a vietnamese and my english listening skill is not so good. Thank you, could you email your instrcution to  Kind regards, Hoa

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Need help with signal generator 5kHz and 8.7 kHz

Hi, I'd like some help. I'm trying to make a simple signal generator that will produce a 5kHz and an 8.7kHz square wave signal. I have some basic (very) electronics skills, and know how to follow a schematic and solder things up. The ones I've found online are outdated, using obsolete IC's. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old RF (cordless) mouse/keyboard receiver device: some ideas to reuse it?

Cleaning my room, I've found an old (pc) iTek wireless mouse/keyboard set. So I think: "Damn, this is a radio input/output device... what can I do with it?". I'm not able to work with electronic (I've only a little soldier skill), but I don't want to throw away this object. Any idea to re-use it? Thanx.

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Are there any schematics for an inexpensive (less than S$5), reusable water filter? Answered

I need a water filter that can be built easily, with minimal skill needed, with easily obtainable materials, cost less than S$5 (Singapore dollars), and must make the water look clean (make the water clear) and odorless whether on the 1st attempt or 100th attempt. Does anybody know how to make one and explain the concept behind it? The concept should be understandable by Secondary 1 students, or Grade 7 students.

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Importing JARs in Eclipse

I am trying to import a .jar into an Eclipse Java project for use with the import command. Once again, me and my problem-solving-skill derived self can't seem to figure out how to do it. I've done it before, but i just forgot.UPDATE:What feels like 2 seconds after posting this, I discovered I just had a Referenced Archive to the Build Path. I do really weird things sometimes.

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I found a bunch of parts from two ipod' s!

I want to start a project using various parts scavenged from dumpster diving. A bag containing two ipod hard drives an ipod 2nd gen circuit board three brand new replacement screens, the outer shell of the 2nd gen video case. wheel clicker. I have basic soldering skills but unsure what to do with all these great parts... Any suggestions would be praised!!!!

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