14 great photography tricks!

Okay, you are done. You have worked your butt off for several weeks, maybe even months, but your project is finally complete, and it is AWESOME! You wish to show it to the world and what better way than to take pictures or record a video about it? But why not add some really cool camera tricks to the view, some eye candy if you will? You can make gorgeous looking pictures/videos with very simple tools and materials. COOPH has made these extremely awesome tutorials that can help anyone to make super cool recording effects! And if the only camera you have is in a mobile phone, you can still make some great pictures, as demonstrated in their video below. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and make some eye candy. Your viewers will enjoy your project even more!

Super easy 3D effect!

Many people may feel that drawing 3D objects is too hard. But if you want to draw an object in 3D there is a very simple trick. In this particular video from Handimania a hand is used, but this technique can be used for most objects. This is one of those tricks that is easy to learn for simple objects but can also be used to draw highly complex geometry in 3D by simple practice. So why wait? Pick up a pencil, a couple of markers and start experimenting today!

How to weld plastic sheets together super easy!

In a previously added video (Inflatable Bag Monsters!) you can see that ordinary plastic bags and garbage bags can be used to make balloon like art that moves around, but how can you weld all those pieces of plastics together? Well its extremely simple, as this video from ThreadBanger (Man Vs. Pin) shows. Here, plastic tarp is used to make a big water mattress like object, but the basic process of welding can be used for almost any soft plastic sheets and many different purposes. And best of all, if you use old shopping/garbage bags, you’ll get to recycle in the most gratifying way possible!

From computer to carbon fiber

In these three videos (part 2 and 3 below) you will get an in-depth and detailed lesson in how to make a complete carbon fiber part from a computer model. All the steps from making an exact prototype from computer printouts, strategies on mould splits and how making the final part are in these videos. All the while, using professional tricks and techniques. This without having to use a 3D printer! Anyone interested in making a carbon fiber part of their idea, should definitely watch this! However, if the amount of time and energy it takes to follow these instructions seems too much, check if you could use pre-made carbon fiber products for your build instead. You can find an excellent video about them here.

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Easy yarn flowers for decorations

Sometimes, techniques are the difference between complicated looking things and easy looking things. This is one of the easy crafts that gives a complicated look. Here, Jacy from Craft Life shows us how easy it is to make a flower ornament from any yarn by only using a rod, like a pen or a marker. Glue a button to it and it looks great! But we don’t want you to stop there! Why not try to apply this technique to tiny things, like toothpicks, or really big things like the stem of a great big oak tree! We truly think you will find thousands of cool experiments and design ideas with this simple technique!