Find the Best Fonts – Quickly Preview Fonts in Gimp

Quickly Preview Fonts Using Gimp

  When you’re designing a logo, creating titles for a video, or making a custom thumbnail image for a YouTube video, finding the right font can often be time-consuming and frustrating. I do a lot of work in Gimp and there is a faster and easier way to preview fonts in that program. A faster…


Create Text With a Custom Texture in Gimp – Gimp Tutorial

Creating Text with Custom Texture Using Gimp

  If you would like to follow along with this tutorial you can download Gimp here: https://www.gimp.org/downloads/ And you can use the same textured image I used by downloading it here: http://www.wildtextures.com/free-text… Of course, the texture you use this technique with can be any texture, you’re not limited to using wood. You can use any…


How to use Google to find Copyright Free Images

Use Google to Find Copyright Free Images

  Try Graphic Stock if you need affordable images for your videos or blogs. When some people look for images to use on their websites or in their videos, they go about it all wrong. They will just go to Google, type in a keyword phrase, click search, and then go up to images and click…


Gimp Layer Mask Tutorial – How to Remove and Replace a Background

Gimp Layer Mask Tutorial

In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to remove a background and replace it with another image using layer masks in Gimp. This technique has a lot of applications, but the reason I needed to use it in this particular case is because while I was on vacation, I took several landscape photos. I didn’t…


Adjust the Size of Embedded YouTube Videos on Your Sites or Blogs

Adjusting the size of the you tube video that you embed on your website or blog will be necessary to make the page or post look as good as possible. Fortunately, adjusting the size of an embedded video is very easy to do. Just watch the video above and learn how to quickly and easily…


How to Create a Custom Thumbnail for Your YouTube Videos

Create a Custom Youtube Thumbnail

You can use a number of different programs to create a custom thumbnail image for your Youtube videos. I prefer to use Gimp because it’s free and it has much of the same functionality as Photoshop. Of course, there are also some free, web-based photo manipulation tools that would work well too. In this video…


DIY GOBO – Sound Insulation Shield – Sound Dampening Shield

There are a lot of videos on YouTube showing how to make inexpensive DIY sound booths. I even made one myself to test them out, but there’s a big problem. They just don’t sound very good, at least in my opinion they don’t. I think a better option is something known as a GOBO, or…


DIY Mini Sound Booth – Why I Don’t Like Them

  I’ve seen a lot of videos on Youtube showing how to make these do-it-yourself mini sound booths. What I noticed when watching a lot of these videos was that I often like the sound better without the many sound booth. People do a comparison of what their microphone sound like with and without the…