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Even the best software in the world can take a lot of time to learn, but our thoroughly tested tutorials let you sharpen your skills and finish your projects faster. No matter what your current skill level is, these simple, step-by-step guides help to turn complex projects into learning experiences, and our authors are standing by to answer your questions and comments.

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How to Color Skin in PaintTool SAI

There are many tools you can use to color skin in PaintTool SAI. From portraits to anime, you can color skin in a few steps using PaintTool SAI’s various brushes, blending modes, and more. With little time and effort, you will be a pro.  My name is Elianna. I...

How to Draw Water in PaintTool SAI

Drawing water in PaintTool SAI is easy with the right tools. Airbrushes, gradients, brush textures, and more can turn a seemingly herculean task into a fun experience.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and have been using PaintTool...

How to Draw Clouds in PaintTool SAI

Drawing clouds in PaintTool SAI is easy and can be done using only the Marker tool. By customizing the brush’s size, density and persistence you can create captivating skyscapes in no time.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and...

How to Color Hair in PaintTool SAI

There are many tools you can use to color hair in PaintTool SAI. Whether you want to finish a new character design, portrait, or a new piece of concept art, PaintTool SAI offers multiple tools to get the job done.  In this article, I will teach you how to shade...

How to Get Better at Procreate (3 Learning Tips)

The three best ways to get better at Procreate are to ensure your drawing environment is comfortable, practice every single day, and familiarize yourself with the most crucial tools that the app has to offer. All the resources to improve are available to you online....

How to Unblur in Photoshop

In an ideal world, every picture we take would be crystal clear when it is first taken. The majority of photographers aim to capture sharp, high-quality photographs. But even photographers fail from time to time.  The worst thing is coming home and discovering...

How to Draw Characters in Procreate

Start by sketching the dimensions of your characters’ facial features to use as a guide. Then add in the details of the face like the eyes, nose, and mouth. Add a new layer and begin to add color and details to your character. Finally, add shadows and save. I’m...

How to Color/Paint Skin in Procreate

Start by creating a palette of skin tones in your Color Disc. Then use a base color and fill in all areas of the skin. Using the Soft Brush, add darker shadows, mid-tones, and highlights to your canvas. After they are blended, add your textures and details. I’m...

How to Adjust Volume in Adobe Premiere Pro

To adjust the volume in Adobe Premiere Pro, select the audio clip and press G on your keyboard. To increase the volume, input a positive number (+6); if you want to decrease the volume, input a negative number (-6).  From a professional point of view, having...

How to Import Luts in Adobe Premiere Pro

To import LUT into Adobe Premiere Pro, select the Color Menu and the Lumetri color will be on the right side of your Premiere Pro workspace. Then click on the Creative panel under the Lumetri color, now select browse under look. The window explorer will pop up for you...

How to Import and Use Mogrt Files in Adobe Premiere Pro

Open the Essential Graphics Panel, and click on the + box below the essential graphics timeline to import your MOGRT file into Adobe Premiere Pro. Search for your MOGRT file from your system, select it and click open. This will immediately be added to the other motion...

How to Full-Screen Preview in Adobe Premiere Pro

To full-screen preview on any panel in Premiere Pro (be it sequence panel, playback panel, effect panel, or project panel), select the panel you want to full-screen preview and press the (`) key on your keyboard. We use full-screen preview in Adobe Premiere Pro...

How to Change Video Size in Adobe Premiere Pro

To change video size in Adobe Premiere Pro, go to "Sequence" > "Sequence Setting" > "Change Frame Size," then hit "Okay." Super simple! My name is David, and I’m a video editor. I’ve worked with many brands taking movies and audio projects. I use Adobe Premiere Pro...

How to Share Adobe Premiere Pro Project

Select "Project Manager" from the file menu to share a project in Adobe Premiere Pro. A menu will appear; select Collect files and copy to a new location. After that, navigate to the location and share it with anyone you want to share it with. I am David, a...

How to Remove Background Noise in Adobe Premiere Pro

To remove background noise in Adobe Premiere Pro, import your audio into your sequence timeline. Go to the "effect" panel and look for denoise. Drag this effect onto your audio clip in a sequence timeline. My name is David, and I’m a video editor. I’ve worked with...

How to Turn On GPU Acceleration in Adobe Premiere Pro

To activate the GPU acceleration in Adobe Premiere Pro, click the "File" menu, then select "Project Settings." After that, select "General" and look for "Video Rendering and Playback." Select "Mercury Playback Engine GPU Acceleration (CUDA)" from the drop-down menu...

How to Clear Adobe Premiere Pro Cache

To clear the cache file in Adobe Premiere Pro, go to the Edit menu > Preferences > Media cache. Under the Media Cache section, click the "delete" button to delete "Media Cache Files." If it’s your first time here, you’re welcome! I am David, a professional video...

How to Separate Audio from Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

To separate audio from video in Adobe Premiere Pro, just select the linked video file that has an audio file and then right click on it. Select unlink from the options shown, and boom! The video with the attached audio file will be detached. My name is David, a video...

How to Move Text in Adobe Premiere Pro

To move your text in Adobe Premiere Pro, go to the Effect Panel and type "push" into the search box; you will see different types of slide effects available. Drag the "push" fx to the beginning of the text clip in your timeline. This will allow your text clip to move...

How to Make Text Fade in Adobe Premiere Pro

To fade text in Adobe Premiere Pro, select typed text. Go to the effect panel and search for dissolve; select "film dissolve" from the list of available video transitions. Drag this film dissolve to the beginning of the text clip in a sequence timeline to fade. ...

How to Freeze Frame in Adobe Premiere Pro

At the particular frame you want to freeze in Adobe Premiere Pro, right-click on the video clip in your timeline, then click on "Add Frame Hold".  I am David, a professional video editor. I’ve been editing videos for creative organizations for the past few years, and...

How to Do Green Screen in Adobe Premiere Pro

After you’ve successfully imported the green screen footage into your sequence timeline in Adobe Premiere Pro, Go to Effects Panel and search Ultra Key. Click and drag this effect onto your green screen footage. Navigate to the Effect Controls panel, and select the...

How to Slow Down Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

In your Adobe Premiere Pro sequence, right-click on the Video Clip, and navigate to Speed/Duration. Input a number that is below 100% to slow down your video. Slowing down a video is a process that starts from the production stage - By using the appropriate frame...

How to Add Fonts to Adobe Premiere Pro

To add a font to Premiere Pro, download your desired font and extract it from the zip file. Then double-click on the font extracted to open it and select install. Your font will be installed on your computer and shown in your Adobe Premiere Pro. In this article, I...

How to Do Slow Motion in Adobe Premiere Pro

Creating a slow-motion video (slo-mo) helps to add more details or suspense to your video clip. If you want to create a slow-motion video in Adobe Premiere Pro, import your video clip into your sequence timeline, then click CTRL+ R. From the pop speed/duration box,...

How to Trim Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

To trim your video in Adobe Premiere Pro, drag the playhead to where you want to trim your video clip. Press CTRL + K on your keyboard. This will cut the video into two. Delete the unwanted part. I am David, an expert in Adobe Premiere Pro. I have been editing videos...

How to Clean up Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro

To clean up noisy audio in Premiere Pro, navigate to the effect panel and search for "Denoise". Select and drag this effect on your audio clip in your sequence timeline – it is that simple. In this article, I will explain how to clean up your noisy audio clip,...

How to Blur in Adobe Premiere Pro

Do you want to blur that part out of your video in Adobe Premiere Pro? If so, here's your quick answer: Go to the Effects panel and search for "Gaussian Blur" and drag it to the video in the timeline. Then, go to the Effects Control Panel to edit and manipulate the...

How to Make Your Own Font in Calligraphr and Procreate

In order to create your own font in Procreate, you must first create your font using a third-party website and then format it using a third-party app to save it to your device. Once these two steps are done you can import it directly into your Procreate app. I’m...

Can Procreate Edit Photos?

Yes, Procreate can edit photos and the app offers a lot of similar editing tools that Photoshop has. In Procreate, you can make changes like removing objects from photos, converting to black and white, and many other common editing techniques. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

Why Does Procreate Keep Crashing and How to Fix It

Procreate crashing can be caused by many factors including your device and app software not being up to date. Otherwise, it could be due to your current canvas size being too large and your device’s RAM not being able to support the size of the file. I’m Carolyn and I...

How to Fix Procreate Freezes When Opening Layers

Procreate freezes when you open layers is often caused by a bug in the most recent update of the app. Otherwise, it could be an issue of having limited RAM availability on your iPad. Update your app and free up some storage on your device. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been...

How to Create a Vintage/Retro Photo Effect in Photoshop

Photographic technology has grown by leaps and bounds. The things we can do with cameras nowadays, photographers could barely dream of 30 years ago.  But, for whatever reason, many of us are still fascinated with the simplistic look of old photographs. Though...

13 Best Canva Presentation Templates

If you are someone who has been curious about digital or graphic design, you probably have heard of Canva. It has become trendy over the past few years as it is one of the best graphic design platforms that serve both designers and non-beginners. My name is Kerry and...

25 Best Canva Font Pairings

If you are someone who has been curious about digital or graphic design, you probably have heard of Canva. It has become a primary choice for people to create presentations, invitations, posters, and more due to its extensive library of features and available fonts....

21 Best Free Fonts in Canva

With Canva, it is easy to create your own marketing materials for professional, and personal projects without having to put much time, effort, or money into the process. If you are interested in digital or graphic design, you may have dabbled in this platform because...

How to Flip or Rotate a Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

To rotate or flip a video clip in Adobe Premiere Pro, first import and select the clip in the sequence timeline. Next, click on the Effects control panel. In the Effects panel, locate the motion effect control. Under it, you will have the rotation effect control....

How to Reverse a Video Clip in Adobe Premiere Pro

To reverse a video clip in Premiere Pro, right-click on your clip, and go to Speed/Duration from the drop-down menu. A function box will pop up, check the reverse function from the box, and press OK.  In this article, I will show you how to do that in detail, explain...

How to Center Text in Adobe Premiere Pro

To center your text in Adobe Premiere Pro, select the text you want to centralize. Below the playback screen, select the "Wrench Function" (Settings Function). Now, click on snap in the program monitor. Then drag your text on the playback screen, and you will notice a...

How to Color Grade in Adobe Premiere Pro

In your timeline, select the clip you want to color grade in Adobe Premiere Pro and then click on the "Lumetri Color" tab at the top of the screen. From here, you can adjust the various color settings to get the look that you want. I am David, and I have been editing...

How to Speed up a Clip in Adobe Premiere Pro

To speed up a clip in Premiere Pro, select the clip you want in your sequence timeline, press Ctrl + R, then set your speed percentage above 100%, which is the normal speed rate, to about 200% from the speed/duration effect panel. There are a few reasons we might...

How to Animate Text in Adobe Premiere Pro

To add text animation in Adobe Premiere Pro, go to the Effects panel, then search for the Text effect and drag and drop the text effect onto your text layer in the timeline. Therefore, there are several ways to insert titles into your project, with each method giving...

How to Fade Out Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

Go to the "effect" tab, open the video transition folder, then open the dissolve folder, select film dissolve effect, and drag it to the end of your video clip to have a fade-out video effect in Adobe Premiere Pro. Transitions in video editing are a valuable tool for...

How to Undo in Adobe Premiere Pro

To undo in Adobe Premiere Pro simply press the Ctrl key + Z and your last action will quickly undo. You can choose to do it multiple times. But the highest number of times you an Undo in Adobe Premiere Pro is 32 times. Fantastic, isn’t it? I am David, a professional...

How to Cut Clips in Adobe Premiere Pro

To cut clips in Adobe Premiere Pro, go to the clip you intend to trim and hit the Ctrl key + K. Use the same steps for Mac and Windows users. Remember that you can cut anything in Premiere Pro - Clips, Audio, Texts, Motion Graphics Templates, etc. Cutting is an...

How to Type on a Path in Procreate

There are many ways to type on a path in Procreate. After adding your text, you can activate the Selection tool (cursor icon) and select the Warp menu. Activate the Advanced Mesh setting and adjust the nodes of your text in the path of your choice. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Combine Procreate Files

To combine files, copy the layers of one canvas and paste them into the other canvas. You can do this by tapping on the thumbnail of your layer, selecting copy, opening up your second canvas, and selecting paste from the Actions tool (wrench icon). I’m Carolyn and...

How to Select All of One Color in Procreate

You can manually select all of one color in Procreate using the Automatic Selection tool and tap on all areas of the color you want to select. These are now selected and ready to be removed, copied, or filled. I’m Carolyn and three years ago I established my very own...

How to Change the Color of Drawing in Procreate

There are two ways to change the color of your drawing in Procreate. You can drag and drop your new color directly from your Color Disc onto your layer or shape. Or you can select the entire layer, open the Adjustments tab and adjust the Hue and Saturation. I’m...

How to Make an Outline Brush in Procreate

Create a new brush in your Brush Studio by tapping on the + symbol in your Brush Library. You need to create two new brushes with limited stroke paths and then combine them by swiping right on each brush and choosing the Combine option.  I’m Carolyn and I’ve been...

How to Draw Lips in Procreate

There are two ways you can draw lips in Procreate. For cartoons or caricatures, you can trace over the photograph of the person you are drawing. For freehand sketching mouths, you can use an oval split into quarters to help you perfect the lip dimensions. I’m Carolyn...

How to Do Watercolor in Procreate

You can purchase watercolor brush sets from various artists online in order to create watercolor artwork in Procreate. Or if you are really brave and creative, use a combination of the Wash brush and Splatter brush to recreate a watercolor effect. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

How to Draw a Rose in Procreate

To draw a rose on Procreate, start by drawing an oval shape in the center of the rose and then draw a rough outline of the outer edges of the rose. This will act as a guide so that you can keep your proportions correct throughout the drawing process. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Write in Procreate (Hand Lettering)

There are a few ways in which you can create hand lettering in Procreate. You can practice your freehand lettering by using a Drawing Guide grid as a reference or downloading a worksheet. Alternatively, you can hand trace over Procreate text. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been...

How to Copy and Paste in PaintTool SAI

Are you tired of drawing your designs over and over and over again? Fear not! Using Copy and Paste in PaintTool SAI takes only seconds.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and have been using PaintTool SAI for over 7 years. I know...

How to Use the Precision Editor in iMovie Mac

iMovie’s Precision Editor can help refine both the video and audio transitions between two movie clips. Like the Clip Trimmer, the Precision Editor is not one of the essential tools you need to learn to make movies in iMovie. But if you’ve ever struggled with getting...

How to Use the Clip Trimmer in iMovie Mac

Using the Clip Trimmer in iMovie provides some compelling advantages over the standard method of trimming clips in the timeline by dragging their edges. When you trim a clip in the timeline, by clicking and dragging on the edge of a clip, you only get to see what will...

How to Make an Indiana Jones Style Map Video in iMovie Mac

iMovie provides a powerful tool for adding animated maps to your movies. Like the iconic travel scenes from the Indiana Jones movies, you can show your travel between two locations on a map.  (Image from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Photo...

How to Transfer iMovie Projects from iPhone to Mac or Final Cut Pro

One of the advantages of using iMovie is that your project files can be transferred from the iPhone version of iMovie to the Mac version, even to Final Cut Pro. And, iMovie projects can be transferred to Final Cut Pro anytime. To be clear, I am talking about sharing...

How to Put Two Videos Side by Side in iMovie Mac

In iMovie for the Mac, you can easily create a split screen effect so that two different videos play at the same time on your screen. iMovie also allows you to adjust where the videos appear on your screen, and how the split screen effect appears and disappears. As a...

How to Compress a Video File in iMovie Mac

Movie files can be huge, which can make sharing them (particularly by email) difficult. However, iMovie offers a wide variety of export settings, allowing you to generate smaller files. I’ve been editing movies for more than a decade and struggle with movie file sizes...

How to Rotate Videos or Photos in iMovie Mac

iMovie makes it easy to rotate any videos or pictures that, when imported, have the wrong orientation for your movie. It is not unusual to have video footage that was filmed in a vertical – even upside down – orientation and you need to rotate it in your iMovie...

How to Zoom in/out on a Video in iMovie Mac

iMovie provides easy-to-use tools to let you “zoom in” (or “zoom out”) of a video clip, which can provide a lot of motion and emotion to any scene.  As a professional video editor, I can tell you that having dynamic clips that simulate the camera zooming in on a...

How to Do Picture in Picture on iMovie Mac

iMovie provides easy to use tools to create the picture in picture effect, playing one video in its own window on top of another. With iMovie’s picture in picture effect, you can overlay any video on top of another, adjust its size and position, whether it has a...

How to Undo or Redo Something on iMovie on Mac

You can undo any action in iMovie with the Mac-standard keyboard shortcut: Command + Z.  Because iMovie is not only a Mac application, but one made by Apple itself, you can count on so many everyday actions, like undoing something, being just the way you’d expect...

How to Use Green Screen in iMovie Mac

While iMovie is targeted at people new to film editing, it offers some easy tools for some very advanced features – such as overlaying one video onto another using the green screen technique.  The basic idea of a green screen video is that the foreground (such as...

How to Speed up a Video on iMovie Mac

Speeding up (or slowing down) a section of your movie can be effective, stylish, or just fun, and is easy to do in iMovie for the Mac.  With over a decade of making movies for personal and commercial purposes, I know that changing the speed of a clip can give...

How to Split and Trim Clips in iMovie on Mac

Moving and trimming movie clips is the heart of moving making and iMovie makes it a snap to split clips, move them around, and trim them.  After over a decade spent editing films, I still marvel at how important getting the basic structure of your story right is...

How to Add Text in iMovie on Mac

iMovie makes it easy to add text to your movie while providing a wide range of good-looking templates to help you craft titles, add descriptive text on screen, or even create an end-credits sequence.  And while iMovie makes it simple to get started, each of its...

How to Export an iMovie Project to MP4 on Mac

Exporting an mp4 file from iMovie is quite easy: When you select “Export File” from iMovie’s Share menu, the default format will already be an mp4 file! Movie makers like .mp4 files because it is a more widely accepted format for websites and distribution platforms...

Where Are iMovie Files Stored on Mac?

If you have ever wondered or worried about where all the work you have done on your latest iMovie project is being stored on your computer, the very short answer is: In your iMovie Library, which is a file stored in your Movies folder.  And the good news is that...

Does iMovie Automatically Save?

Yes. iMovie is constantly saving your work. In fact, iMovie does not even have a Save option in the File menu – Saving your work is something iMovie handles on its own.  But as great as having your work automatically saved is, after over a decade of making movies...

How to Use a Ruler in Procreate

There is no ruler tool in Procreate so you have to create your own. You can do this by editing your Drawing Guide. Selecting the 2D Grid option, tap on Grid Size, and adjust the size to inches, centimeters, or millimeters. When you are done, tap on Done. I’m Carolyn...

What is Assisted Drawing in Procreate & How to Use It

Assisted Drawing is basically Procreate doing the heavy lifting for you while you draw by perfecting your strokes to be more technical so you can focus on drawing rather than your angles. This can be activated in the Drawing Guide of the canvas menu. I’m Carolyn and I...

Is PaintTool SAI Free?

PaintTool SAI is not free but does offer a 31-day free trial. You can purchase a license of PaintTool SAI for approximately $52 from the SYSTEMAX website.  There are a variety of websites where pirated PaintTool SAI copies are available, but keep in mind you will...

Preview Not Working on Mac: 4 Possible Reasons and 7 Fixes

The Preview app is one of the fundamental features of macOS, and most of the time, it functions perfectly. It displays images and documents from a range of formats, and it can edit, annotate, and convert many different files.  But when something goes wrong, and...

How to Use Preview on Mac: 10 Beginner Tips

Preview is arguably one of the most underappreciated apps that you’ll find on your Mac. It’s a built-in part of macOS, so it comes preinstalled on every Mac, and many people don’t bother to think about it as anything other than a way to view images and documents...

How to Blur in Procreate

Tap on the Adjustments tool (magic wand icon). In the drop-down menu, choose from one of the three blurring tools- Gaussian Blur, Motion Blur, or Perspective Blur. Adjust the levels accordingly. When you’re done, tap on the Adjustments tool again to close it. I’m...

How to Connect Apple Pencil to Procreate

Once you have paired your Apple Pencil to your iPad, your stylus will automatically be paired with the Procreate app. You can do this by removing the cap of your stylus and inserting it into your iPad and then removing it again. Your stylus is now paired. I’m Carolyn...

How to Make a Grid in Procreate

Tap on the Actions Tool (wrench icon) and open your Canvas menu. Turn on your Drawing Guide and tap on Edit Drawing Guide. Activate the 2D Grid option and adjust your Grid Size, Opacity, Thickness, and Color accordingly. Then tap on Done. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been...

How to Save Procreate File with Transparent Background

To save an artwork with a transparent background in Procreate, you need to untick the Background layer in your Layers menu. Then open your Actions tool (wrench icon) and tap on the Share option. Select the PNG file format and it will export to your device. I’m Carolyn...

How to Outline Text/Lettering in Procreate

Tap on your Actions tool (wrench icon) and open your Add menu. Select Add Text and type in your text. Open your Edit Text menu by tapping on the Aa icon. Under Attributes, select the Outline setting (O icon). When you are finished, tap on Done. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

How to Recolor in Procreate

Activate your QuickMenu tool by swiping down with three fingers and choosing the Recolor option. Tap on the parts of your layer you want to recolor. Or you can highlight the part of a photo you want to recolor and use the Hue Adjustments tool. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

Is PaintTool SAI Good for Beginners?

The answer is yes! PaintTool SAI is one of the most user-friendly beginner drawing software. Released in 2008 by SYSTEMAX, it has been loved by digital artists for over a decade. I’m Elianna, an illustrator with a Bachelor's of Fine Arts and 7+ years of experience...

Stabilizer Not Working in PaintTool SAI: How to Fix it

There is nothing more annoying than being struck with inspiration and then opening your drawing program to discover your stabilizer has stopped working. Don’t lose hope yet. There are a variety of solutions to fixing the stabilizer in PaintTool SAI including updating...

PaintTool SAI Multiple Monitors Not Working: How to Fix it

There is nothing more exciting than unboxing your new drawing tablet and connecting it to your computer. That excitement can quickly melt to frustration when your dual-monitor display doesn’t, well…display. Here’s how you can fix PaintTool SAI on multiple monitors. ...

PaintTool Sai Won’t Save Canvas: Possible Reasons and Fixes

When you’ve invested hours into a digital drawing there is no worse error to receive than "Saving Canvas Failed". Thankfully, there are a few solutions to fixing this error in PaintTool SAI.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration. I have...

How to Use Grayscale in Procreate

Add a new layer on top of your original artwork. Fill it with any shade of gray from the color wheel by dragging and dropping it onto your canvas. Adjust the new layer’s blend mode to Hue by tapping on the N to the right of the layer's thumbnail.  I’m Carolyn and...

How to Copy Layers in Procreate to New Canvas

Tap on the thumbnail of the layer you want to copy. In the drop-down menu, select the Copy option. Tap on Gallery and open the new canvas you want to add the copied layer to. Tap on the Actions tool and select Paste. The layer will now be in your canvas. I’m Carolyn...

How to Make a Star Brush in Procreate

To create a new brush, tap on the + icon in your brush library. Then select the Shape Editor in your Brush menu. Tap on the Import option and select the Star shape from your Source Library. Adjust your brush settings accordingly and select Done. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

How to Use the Face Paint Feature in Procreate

It's super easy to use the Face Paint feature in Procreate. In your Actions tool (wrench icon), scroll over to Canvas. In the drop-down, slide your Reference toggle to on. You will see three options; Canvas, Image, or Face. Select the Face option. Move your face...

How to Install Brush and Paper Textures in PaintTool SAI

Custom Paper and brush textures open the possibilities for creation in PaintTool SAI. While the program comes with a large selection, you can also download user-created textures online.  All you have to do is place the files in the correct brushtex and papertex...

PaintTool SAI Opening Canvas Failed: 6 Reasons and Fixes

You’re about to open a previous file you’ve been working on in PaintTool SAI when you get the error “Opening Canvas Failed.” Don’t worry. There are a few simple methods to get your canvas working again.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in...

PaintTool SAI Access Violation Error: How to Fix It

You’re trying to open a file in PaintTool SAI when you get the following error: Access is denied. Fear not. There are two easy ways to fix this problem and open your file by unchecking Always use Fileviewer, and temporarily stopping your security program to run...

Fixing Pen Pressure Sensitivity Not Working in PaintTool SAI

There is nothing worse than being struck with inspiration, opening a new PaintTool SAI canvas, picking up your tablet pen, and then seeing that your pressure sensitivity is not working.  Thankfully, there are a few ways to fix this problem, some as simple as...

How to Use Selection Tools in PaintTool SAI

PaintTool SAI has a variety of tools to make selecting and deselecting easy. Some of these tools include the Selection Tool, Lasso Tool, Magic Wand, and my favorites the: Selection Pen, and Deselection Pen. Learning how to use these is an invaluable skill for saving...

How to Turn on Pressure Sensitivity in PaintTool SAI

Pressure sensitivity is the key to creating dynamic digital art. With pressure sensitivity, you can vary the width of your strokes and control how dark you would like your lines.  In PaintTool SAI, you can easily turn on and adjust your pressure sensitivity...

PaintTool SAI Won’t Draw: Possible Reasons and Fixes

You’re drawing in PaintTool SAI when suddenly your brush isn’t working and you can’t figure out why. You don’t know what to do next but want to continue your drawing session. Fear not. There are a couple of things you can do to make your brush work again.  My...

What Are PaintTool SAI Linework Layers?

PaintTool SAI has two main types of layers: Normal Layers and Linework Layers. The differences between them are huge, and it is important to learn the functions of each to utilize them to your best advantage. Linework layers, for example, are composed of vectors and...

Does PaintTool SAI Work on Mac?

PaintTool SAI is a popular drawing software. Released over a decade ago in 2008 by the company SYSTEMAX, it has been used by artists worldwide. Although it is available on Windows and Linux, it does not have a native Mac download. However, there is a way to make...

43 Useful PaintTool SAI Keyboard Shortcuts 

While digital painting offers artists powerful tools to create beautiful work, it can often feel like half of your time drawing is spent clicking buttons. Repeated tasks like copy and paste can become even more frustrating when you have to go through two or three...

How to Fade Audio in DaVinci Resolve

You can fade audio in DaVinci Resolve on the Cut Page, Edit Page, and Fairlight Page. However, the steps vary slightly with each method.  Fading audio is an essential part of video editing. It could be that you are fading out of a song or transitioning between...

How to Animate on Procreate

Combine the layers that you want to remain still. Separate the layers that you want to animate. Open your Actions tool (wrench icon) and select the Canvas menu. Slide your Animation Assist toggle on and adjust your frames accordingly. Then share it as an MP4. I’m...

How to Cartoon Yourself in Procreate

Insert the photo you want to use into your canvas. Reduce the Opacity to 65% and add a new layer on top of it. Draw the outline of the subject while accentuating the features. Fill the colors onto another layer and begin shading. Delete the image when complete. I’m...

How to Use Procreate Pocket

Procreate Pocket is almost identical to the Procreate app. Download it onto your iPhone from the app store for a one-time fee of $5.99. Once it's downloaded on your device, open it and use the tutorial below to start drawing, editing, and sharing artwork. I’m Carolyn...

How to Make a Logo on Procreate

The most important part of making a logo on Procreate is knowing exactly what your client wants. The second most important part is to create a unique logo that fits your client’s brief and save it as a transparent PNG file so they can use it for all purposes. I’m...

How to Make a Mandala on Procreate

Start your mandala by tapping on the Actions tool (wrench icon) and switch your Drawing Guide toggle to on. Then select the Edit Drawing Guide and choose the Symmetry tool. In your Guide Options select Radial with Assisted Drawing. I’m Carolyn and I've been using...

How to Fade Out Music or Audio in Adobe Premiere Pro

To fade out music and audio in Adobe Premiere Pro, go to the Effects Panel and search for the Exponential Fade effect, drag it into your timeline and drop the Exponential Fade effect to the end of your audio clip. When creating a project, there are many ways to ensure...

How to Change Font in Adobe Premiere Pro

To change the font in Adobe Premiere Pro, press key T on your keyboard and select the text you want to change. Then, go to the Effect Control Panel and change your font to your desired font type. In this article, I will discuss how to change the text format in...

How to Duplicate a Clip in Adobe Premiere Pro

To duplicate different clips in Adobe Premiere Pro, select the clip or clips you want to duplicate, press and hold down the Alt key, then click on the selected clips and drag the selected clips into another track or any part of the timeline. If you're working on a...

How to Change Aspect Ratio or Resolution in Premiere Pro

Changing the aspect ratio in Adobe Premiere Pro is simple. Just alter your Frame Size in your sequence settings. You can do this by going to Sequence Menu > Sequence Settings. If the sequence isn’t created yet, you can change the frame size value when creating your...

How to Delete Projects in Adobe Premiere Pro?

To delete projects in Adobe Premiere Pro, select File Menu > Open Project. In the explorer menu, select and delete the project from there right away.  There are a few reasons why you might want to delete projects in Adobe Premiere Pro. Sometimes we simply...

How to Unnest in Adobe Premiere Pro

To unnest footage in Adobe Premiere Pro, just Right-click on the nested sequence. Select reveal the project, deselect the blue button below the timecode, and drag the nested files from the project panel over the nested sequence. This will reveal the nested clips....

How to Stabilize Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

Warp Stabilizer is a tool in Premiere Pro that you can use to stabilize a clip. To use Warp Stabilizer, select the clip you want to stabilize in the timeline and then go to the Effects panel. Select the Warp Stabilizer effect and apply it to the clip. In this article,...

How to Add Keyframes in Adobe Premiere Pro

To add keyframes to your Adobe Premiere Pro project, In your timeline, Select a clip or effect that you want to add the keyframes to. Then, go to the Effect Controls Panel. Lookout for the stopwatch icon next to Position, Scale, and other fx. Click on one of these...

How to Get Adobe Premiere Pro for Free Legally

Adobe Premiere Pro is not an open source software, but most time, you can get the seven (7) days free trial that Adobe itself offers. I am Dave. A professional video editor. I have been using Adobe Premiere Pro since I was ten years old. I have used both paid and...

How to Render in Adobe Premiere Pro

All it takes to render in Premiere Pro is to press the Enter Key on your keyboard. From then on, you will have a smooth playback. Have you noticed or experienced lagging while playing back your video projects in Adobe Premiere Pro? Or perhaps the effects and...

How to Split a Clip in Adobe Premiere Pro

To get a good final export or complete power over your project, one of the essential things you need to do as a video editor is to split clips in a sequence. And it's easy to do in Adobe Premiere Pro. Select the razor tool (KEY C) from the tools box, select the point...

How to Sign a PDF in Preview (Mac)

The global pandemic changed many things about the world, but one of the most remarkable was how much it accelerated the adoption of digital documents. Every business, from banking to real estate, wanted their customers to sign documents digitally using PDF...

How to Remove Background of an Image in Preview (Mac)

Removing the background of an image used to be an edited task that could only be managed by a dedicated image editor like Photoshop, but in recent years, many different image apps have added the ability.  Even the humble Preview app, which comes preinstalled on...