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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 Add an Image to a PDF in Mac Preview

The more I use the Preview app, the more I appreciate it. It’s a lightweight image and document viewer, but it’s also got a great suite of simple tools for making edits to your files.  One common editing task it can handle is adding an image to a PDF file,...

How to Blur Images in Mac Preview

The Preview app can perform a lot of basic image editing tasks, from cropping and resizing all the way to color and exposure adjustments. Because it can handle those tasks, many new Mac users hope that they can perform more complex image editing tasks using the...

How to Convert PDF to Word on Mac Using Preview

PDF is one of the most popular document formats in the world, but PDF files can be very difficult to edit. Many users are familiar with using Microsoft Word to edit text documents, and they often want to convert their PDF files into Microsoft Word format in order to...

How to Highlight Text in a PDF in Preview (Mac)

In the early days of the paperless office, it was almost impossible to properly highlight and annotate your digital documents, which meant every document wound up printed out after all.  Digital documents are finally overtaking their ancient paper ancestors, and...

How to Edit a PDF on Mac Preview

The Portable Document Format (PDF) is one of the most popular file types for sharing documents. Originally developed by Adobe way back in 1993, it was turned into an open standard in 2008, and it wasn’t long before almost every computer in the world could open PDF...

How to Make a Pattern in Procreate

Create the shapes you want to use to make a pattern, combine them onto one layer and duplicate it. Under the Action tool, open your Drawing Guide and select the Symmetry tool. Change the Guide Options to Quadrant and position your duplicates accordingly. I’m Carolyn...

How to Make a GIF in Procreate

Activate the Animation Assist in your canvas by opening your Actions tool (wrench icon). Create individual frames by drawing on a single layer at a time. Tap on Settings and select Loop. Press play to preview your GIF. Export it as an Animated GIF file. I’m Carolyn...

How to Make Pixel Art in Procreate

There are two steps when it comes to making pixel art in Procreate. First, you need to make a pixel brush and then you need to create a pixel-friendly canvas. Alternatively, you can purchase and download pixel art brush palettes online to save time. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Fix Pixelated Lines in Procreate

The most common cause of pixelated lines in Procreate is having a canvas that is too small. To fix this, increase the DPI of your canvas by tapping on the Actions tool (wrench icon). Open the Canvas menu and adjust the DPI to a higher value.  I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

How to Do Calligraphy on Procreate

There are three ways to do calligraphy on Procreate. You can add text to your canvas using the Zarfino font, you can trace an image that you have saved from the internet or you can use the calligraphy brush to draw calligraphy freehand using a grid. I’m Carolyn and...

How Much Space Does Procreate Take up?

The Procreate app is just under 600MB when you first download it from the App Store. Every time you create a new canvas, this size will increase. I currently have 338 projects in my Procreate app and that takes up a total of 20.2GB on my iPadOS 15.5 32GB. I’m Carolyn...

How to Make a Stamp in Procreate

Import the image you want to make a stamp with. Fill the layer below with a solid color, merge the two together and copy. In Brush Studio, tap the + icon. Under Shape, import your image and adjust the spacing to the max in the Stroke Path, and tap Done. I’m Carolyn...

How to Make Stickers on Procreate

Combine the drawings that you want to create stickers with onto one layer. Create a new canvas that matches the measurements of your sticker paper. Add the layer to this canvas & save it as a PNG with a transparent background and print from your device. I’m...

How to Make a Blending Brush in Procreate

Open your Brush Library and tap on the + symbol in the top right corner. Tap on Rendering and select Intense Blending. Then tap on Wet Mix and adjust Charge to 50%, reduce the Pull to 0% and increase the Blur to 99%. Tap on Done to save the brush. I’m Carolyn and my...

How to Use the Symmetry Tools in Procreate

Tap on your Actions tool (wrench icon) and select Canvas. Switch your Drawing Guide on and select Edit Drawing Guide. On the bottom right of your canvas, tap on Symmetry. You can now adjust your options and use the Symmetry tool. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been using...

How to Resize an Image on Canva

If you are looking to resize an image to be used for specific purposes such as social media platforms or projects that require certain dimensions, you will be able to resize images on Canva, but only if you have a Pro subscription account. Hey there! My name is Kerry,...

How to Get Canva Pro for Free Legally

While there is no legal way to obtain a full-year subscription to Canva Pro for free, there are a few ways in which you can try Canva Pro for free or gain access to those premium features through their Canva for Education program. My name is Kerry, and I have been...

Why is Canva Not Loading or Working Properly

There are times when Canva does not work as we want it to, and that could be for a variety of reasons that are either related to internal issues that only their team can fix or on an individual’s end. Oh hello! I’m Kerry, an artist, teacher, and designer who has been...

Why is Canva in a Different Language & How to Change It

If you ever come across a time when your Canva account has switched to a different language, simply go to the Settings option on the main home screen and find the “Your Account” option. There you will find an additional menu with different languages that you can...

How to Outline an Image in Canva

In order to create an outline effect on an image in Canva, you will have to remove the background of the image, duplicate it, resize the second one, and then apply a colored Duotone filter to the duplicated image. You can also simply add a colored shape behind an...

How to Make a Vision Board on Canva

In order to create a personalized vision board on Canva, you will first have to do some reflecting to choose what visuals you want to include in your design. Once you do that, search for a vision board template and upload the images into the premade slots or build a...

How to Sell Canva Templates

If you are looking to design templates to then sell them as digital downloads, you can create these files on Canva, share the link with editing privileges, and then include that link in your “delivery” of your product. My name is Kerry, and I am here to help you learn...

How to Record and Add Voiceover to iMovie on Mac

Recording your own voiceover in iMovie is as simple as selecting the voiceover tool, pressing the big red button to start recording, and pressing it again to stop recording when you’ve said what you had to say.  But as a long-time filmmaker, I know that the first...

How to Fade Music or Audio in iMovie Mac

Fading music or audio in a movie editing program like iMovie is a quick way to have your sound “fade in” from nothing to full volume, or “fade out” from full volume to silence.  Over the decade I’ve been making movies, I have used this technique so many times it...

How to Add Music in iMovie for Mac

Movies need music. Maybe it’s in the background, helping to set the mood, or maybe it’s in the foreground, kicking the action forward.  But without these melodic and rhythmic sounds, your movie is likely to feel as flat as Kate and Leo standing on the prow of the...

Where to Find Royalty-Free Music for iMovie

iMovie provides some great music to liven up your films but soon enough you will want to add your own music, and when you do, you’ll want to use royalty-free music.  I’ve been making movies for long enough that (more than once) I failed to pay sufficient...

How to Crop an Image in Preview on Mac

The Preview app is a great tool for viewing images on your Mac, but it’s also got a handy suite of basic editing tools that allow you to tweak images without launching a more powerful editor like Photoshop.  You probably wouldn’t want to use it as your primary...

How to Print from Preview on Mac

While many of us are still chasing the “paperless office” dream, there are moments when you absolutely need a printed copy of a document.  Your Mac’s Preview app is a great way to view documents and images on-screen, but it can also communicate with your printer...

Where to Find the Preview App on Mac

No matter if you’re switching from a Windows PC to a new Mac or learning to use a computer for the first time, it can take a bit of practice to get used to how macOS works. Fortunately, Macs have a well-deserved reputation for being very user-friendly, so it won’t...

How to Change the Color Profiles in Photoshop

When we work with images in Photoshop, color is a big factor that comes into play. The more we know about the color in our image, the more Photoshop can help us fix the image.   Strange results can occasionally occur when working in the incorrect color...

How to Swap Faces in Photoshop

Perhaps the most popular use of Photoshop is to switch heads or faces. You'll notice that a head or face has been substituted on just about every magazine cover and movie poster you encounter. Overall, it's a flexible technique that offers a wide range of...

How to Add Brushes to Procreate

Open your Brush Library by tapping on the paintbrush icon. Select any brush and tap on Import in the top right-hand corner of the menu. Select the brush you would like to add from your files and this will automatically be imported into your Brush Library. I’m Carolyn...

​​How to Make Your Own Brush in Procreate

On your canvas, tap on your Brush tool (paintbrush icon). This will open your Brush Library. Select any brush menu that isn’t Recent. In the top right-hand corner, tap on the + symbol. You will now be able to create, edit and save your own Procreate brush. I’m Carolyn...

How Many Layers Can You Have in Procreate

The amount of layers you can have in Procreate is all dependent on the size and DPI of your canvas combined with the amount of RAM available to you on your iPad. The bigger your canvas and the less RAM you have, the fewer layers your canvas will have. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Blur Part of a Picture on Canva

If you are looking to blur out part of an image that you are including in your Canva project, you can do so by adding the element to your canvas and then editing it using the additional toolbar. When you click on the Blur feature, you can use a tool to move over...

How to Create a Facebook Frame in Canva

If you are looking to create a personalized frame to be used for your profile picture on Facebook, you can either search for a Facebook frame template in the Canva library or search for a circular frame element and edit it to meet your vision. Hello there! My name is...

How to Print Business Cards from Canva

If you are looking to create a business card to use for your business ventures, you can search for the business card template on the Canva platform. Click on the different elements to personalize it and from there you can either download it to print from your device...

How to Create Superscript in Canva

While Canva does not have a specific superscript button on the platform, you can create and add superscripts to your work by creating two different text boxes. Type the superscript information into the second box, make it smaller, and rearrange the placement to match...

How to Make a GIF on Canva

You can create your own GIFs by utilizing the video or animated social media template that is found on Canva and adding slides that change your image and add elements slightly in each frame. You can use either uploaded media or elements that can be found in the...

How to Add Music to a Canva Video

If you are looking to add music to a video on Canva, all you have to do is use a premade audio clip found in the library or upload your own music to the platform and then add it to the canvas. Hello everyone!  My name is Kerry, and I am an artist who loves...

How to Get Smooth Lines in Procreate

To achieve smooth lines in Procreate, you need to adjust the Streamline settings of the brush you’re using. Open your Brush Library, tap on your brush and scroll down to select Stabilization. Under Streamline, slide your Amount to 100%, and then tap Done. I’m Carolyn...

How to Shade in Procreate

Tap on the Brush Library (paintbrush icon) on the top right-hand side of the canvas. In the drop-down menu, scroll down and open the Airbrushing menu. Here you can select from a series of options to use. A good one to start shading with is the Soft Brush.  I’m...

How to Invert the Colors of a Picture in Preview (Mac)

If you’re old enough (or artsy enough) to be familiar with film camera negatives, then you probably know what an image with inverted looks like shadow areas appear bright, highlights are dark, and colors appear as their opposites on a hue spectrum color wheel. Blue...

How to Make Preview the Default Viewer on Mac

Opening a file is one of the most basic operations in the computer world, and it’s usually as simple as double-clicking on the file icon. But what happens when your file opens in the wrong program? It can seriously interrupt your workflow and waste your time, and...

How to Force Quit Preview on Mac

There are few things more frustrating than being in the middle of a task in the Preview app on your Mac and suddenly getting stopped short by the rainbow-colored spinning wheel known as the “wait” cursor.  Most of the time, your Mac will work its way through...

How to Make Color Palette in Procreate From a Photo

Tap on your color wheel in the top right corner of the canvas. At the bottom of the drop-down menu, select Palettes. Then tap on the + symbol and select New From Photos. Procreate will automatically generate a palette of colors from your chosen photo. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Apply a Paper Texture in Procreate

Ensure your background is deactivated in your Layers menu. Insert a photo of the paper texture you would like to use. Adjust the Blend Mode from Normal to Hard Light. Add a new layer below your texture. Begin drawing to see the texture effect. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

How to Invert Colors on Procreate

Add a new layer to the top of your layers list and color-fill it with true white. On the active white layer, tap on Blend mode (N symbol beside layer title). Scroll down and select Difference. This will invert all of the colors in your entire canvas. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Make a Gradient in Procreate

Add a series of colors to a layer on your canvas. Once you have included all of your desired colors, tap on the Adjustments tool (magic wand icon) and select Gaussian Blur. Now slide your finger or stylus to the left until your colors have blended. I’m Carolyn and I...

How to Make Shapes in Procreate

Using your finger or stylus, manually draw the shape you want to create. Once you have closed the shape, keep holding down on the canvas for 2-3 seconds until the QuickShape tool activates and turns your rough drawing into a perfect shape. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been...

How to Convert InDesign to Word

Adobe InDesign and Microsoft Word are both extremely popular programs used to prepare documents, so many users assume that it will be a simple process to convert an InDesign file into a Word file. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.  Since InDesign...

How to Convert InDesign to Powerpoint

InDesign is a very powerful piece of layout design software, but if it has a flaw, it’s the limited number of export options that are available once you’re finished creating your masterpiece. InDesign’s primary export format is the reliable standard Portable Document...

How to Use Baseline Grids in Adobe InDesign

For new InDesign users, baseline grids are one of the least-understood features, but if you’re serious about creating the best possible typographic design in your InDesign document, they deserve your attention.  Baseline grids provide you with a consistent grid system...

What is GREP in Adobe InDesign?

One of InDesign’s strengths is that it can be used to design documents that range in size from a single page all the way up to books that span multiple volumes. But when you’re working on a document with a huge amount of text, it can take a correspondingly huge amount...

How to Erase in Canva

There is one main method for erasing the either full or pieces of a photo that you are using in a Canva project which you can find by clicking the Edit Image button. Here you can remove the background or erase elements of the photo, but it is only available for Canva...

How to Make a Picture in a Circle on Canva

If you want to make images and photos in your project appear in a circle, simply add a circle frame to your project in Canva. You can do this by going into the Elements tab found in the main toolbox and searching for a circle frame. Drag your image into the frame to...

How to Convert or Transfer a Canva Presentation to Google Slides

To download a Canva presentation to a Google Slide presentation, navigate to the Share button on the top right side of your canvas, scroll to find the Powerpoint button, and click download. Then, open a new Google Slides presentation and import your saved slides from...

How to Change Color Mode in InDesign

Color management can be one of the most difficult aspects of graphic design, but it can also be the difference between a work of art and a disastrous misprint. The whole situation gets even more complicated when you learn that InDesign doesn’t use color modes in the...

How to Create a Table in Adobe InDesign

Unlike your coffee table, a table in InDesign refers to a series of cells arranged into rows and columns, similar to the layout of a spreadsheet. Tables are an essential part of many documents, and InDesign has an entire menu dedicated to them.  Creating a basic table...

How to Make a Grid in Adobe InDesign

Page layout can be a complex process, and many designers have developed their own tips and tricks to help simplify things over the years, but few of those tools are more useful than a grid system.  When designers talk about a grid in layout design, they’re...

87 InDesign Keyboard Shortcuts

If it were necessary to choose the most important piece of digital workflow advice, the TLDR (too long, didn’t read) version would probably be “learn your keyboard shortcuts”.  There are very few other tools that have such a profound impact on how quickly you can...

How to Make DaVinci Resolve Run Faster

DaVinci Resolve is a great software for editing, VFX, SFX, and color grading. Like most editing software, it takes a great deal of power to run, making it prone to slowdowns, crashes, and bugs. However, there is a way to mitigate some of this by changing some...

How to Change the Frame Rate in DaVinci Resolve

When you are putting together a project, the frame rate is an important component to consider. It can drastically change the feel of your edit and even impact the size, difficulty, and computing power required. In DaVinci Resolve, changing the frame rate is made easy....

How to Add Subtitles in DaVinci Resolve

Adding subtitles is a useful technique to add clarity to your video, or to expand your audience to other languages. Adding subtitles in DaVinci Resolve is a straightforward process and is simple for even beginners. Learning this skill can increase your opportunities...

How to Add Transitions in DaVinci Resolve

There are many great ways to move from one clip to the next. This is called a transition. Using a transition is a great way to add some professionalism to your projects. With DaVinci Resolve, there is a wide selection of preset transitions for you to choose from.  My...

How to Freeze Frame in DaVinci Resolve

When editing a video there can be many reasons that one may need to freeze the picture on a specific frame. Whether it be a VFX or just a frame you are wanting to show, DaVinci Resolve has made it easy to do. My name is Nathan Menser. I am a writer, filmmaker, and...

How to Reverse a Clip in DaVinci Resolve

Reversing a clip is an important stylistic editing technique that many professional and amateur editors use in narrative films and creative commercial work. Knowing how to reverse a clip is an essential skill to have, and it happens to be easy to do and takes only...

Where Are DaVinci Resolve Projects Saved?

When you finish editing, rendering, and exporting a video in DaVinci Resolve, there is nothing more frustrating than not knowing where the project went. Knowing the default location of your project will save you time on re-rendering the project, and knowing how to...

How to Upload Audio or Music to Canva

To include audio or music within a video project on Canva, simply upload your desired clip or use a prerecorded one from the library and add it to your canvas. You can edit all audio by clicking on it and adjusting the effects throughout your project. Calling all...

How to Upload a PDF in Canva

To upload a PDF file in Canva, you can create a new design and click on the Import PDF button which will import your file to your canvas. You can also drag and drop your PDF file onto the Canva homepage. Hello! My name is Kerry, and I am your Canva expert who loves...

How to Crop in Canva

If you want to perform some basic editing to your photos in Canva, you can easily crop images by clicking on them and using the Crop button located at the top of the canvas to adjust. You can also use the premade frames to snap photos and crop them within those...

How to Use Frames in Canva

If you want to add a frame to your project in Canva, all you have to do is go to the Elements tab in the main toolbox and search for frames. Here you can choose different shape frames so that added visual elements can snap to them and make your designs neater. My name...

How to Create an eBook in Canva

If you are looking to create an eBook using a simple design platform, Canva allows you to search and use premade templates as your base. Then, you can go to the toolbar and add elements and edit the designs to fit your eBook needs!   Hi there! My name is...

Where is Quick Shape Tool in Procreate and How to Use It

The Quick Shape tool on Procreate is activated when you draw a line or shape and hold it down. Once your shape is created, tap on the Edit Shape tab at the top of your canvas. Depending on what shape you created, you will be able to amend it here. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

What is Palm Support in Procreate and How to Use It

Palm Support is a way to be able to lean your hand or palm on your touchscreen device without it negatively affecting your drawing. This can be found in the app settings of your iOS device rather than within the Procreate app itself. I’m Carolyn and because I’ve been...

What is Alpha Lock in Procreate and How to Use It

Alpha Lock allows you to isolate the painted area of your artwork and essentially disable the blank area around your drawing. You can activate the Alpha lock on your layer by tapping on the layer’s thumbnail and selecting the ‘Alpha Lock’ option. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

How to Add Fonts to Procreate

Tap on the Actions tool and select Add Text. Keep your edit text box open. In the top right-hand corner, tap Import Fonts. Select the font you want to import from your Files. Your new font will now be available in your Procreate fonts dropdown list. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Flip or Rotate a Selection in PaintTool SAI

Are you staring crossed-eyed at a screen wondering how to flip or rotate a selection in your design? Well, look no further, because flipping and rotating a selection in PaintTool SAI is easy! All you need is to open your program, and a few minutes to spare.  My...

How to Merge Layers in PaintTool SAI

Merging layers in PaintTool SAI is easy. You can accomplish this in the layer panel to merge one or more layers, with Layer > Merge Layers or  Layer > Merge Visible Layers. My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and have been...

How to Make a Perfect Circle in PaintTool SAI

Making a perfect circle in PaintTool SAI is easy! All you need is to open the program, grab a pen tablet (or mouse), and have a minute or two to spare.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration and have been using PaintTool Sai for over...

How to Change the Color of a Layer in Procreate

All you need to do to change the color of a layer in Procreate is to drag and drop your desired color directly onto the layer. Ensure the layer you want to recolor is the active layer. Then drag the color wheel in the top right corner and drop it onto your canvas. I’m...

How to Flip Canvas in Procreate

To flip your canvas in Procreate, tap on the Actions tool (wrench icon). Then select the Canvas option. In the drop-down, you have two options. You can either flip your canvas horizontally or flip your canvas vertically. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been using Procreate to...

Where is The Smudge Tool in Procreate and How to Use It

The Smudge tool (pointed finger icon) is located between the Brush tool and the Eraser tool in the top right corner of your canvas. It can be used the same as a Brush but instead of adding marks, it will blur the marks that are already present. I’m Carolyn and I’ve...

How to Color Inside the Lines in Procreate

You can color inside the lines in Procreate by either using the color drop tool or activating the Alpha Lock on your layer and manually coloring it in. Both of these methods produce the same result but the latter is definitely more time-consuming. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Move a Layer, Selection, or Object in Procreate

To move a layer, selection, or object in Procreate, you need to make sure you have selected whichever it is you need to move. Then select the Transform tool (cursor icon) and your layer, selection or object is now ready to move to its desired location. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Remove White Background of an Image on Procreate

Tap on your Selection tool (S icon) and choose Automatic. Tap and hold the white background of your image and slide until you achieve the Selection Threshold percentage that you want. Then tap Invert and then select Copy & Paste. I’m Carolyn and my digital...

How to Crop Canvas, Images, or Layers in Procreate

There are two ways to crop in Procreate. You can crop the entire canvas by going to the Actions tool (wrench icon) and selecting Canvas > Crop & Resize. Or to crop an image or layer, you can use the Transform tool (cursor icon) and manually resize it. I’m...

How to Rotate Elements or Images in Canva

Suppose you are looking to customize the added graphics in your Canva project even further. In that case, you can rotate elements by clicking on them and using the rotator handle that appears underneath the component. My name is Kerry, and I have been exploring...

How to Make a Gradient in Canva

For users who are looking to add a unique and colorful touch to their Canva creations, you can include a gradient color within your designs by inserting a gradient element from the library over portions of the project and adjusting the transparency of it.  Hi...

How to Create and Download a Video from Canva

To create and download a video on Canva, you can create a design using the video template on the platform and include all of the visuals that you need! To download it, all you have to do is go to the Share button and scroll to find the option to download it as an MP4...

How to Group and Ungroup Elements in Canva

If you want to save time and make editing elements in your Canva designs even easier, you can group multiple elements together so that you can resize, move, and edit all of them in one action rather than each individually. My name is Kerry, and I have been dabbling in...

How to Add an Adjustment Layer in Adobe Premiere Pro

Adding an adjustment layer to your project is very simple. Right-click on anywhere in your Project Folder Panel. Then, New Item > Adjustment Layer. The adjustment layer will be created in the Project Panel and ready for use in your timeline. Adjustment layers are...

How to Crop a Video in Adobe Premiere Pro

To crop or trim your clip, click on the footage you want to crop. Go to the Effect Panel, search for Crop Effect, and double-click on it to apply it to your clip. Finally, go to the Effect Controls Panel, locate the crop fx parameters, and tweak till you get your...

How to Trace on Procreate

Add the image or shape you are tracing to a layer. Reduce the opacity of your image by double-finger tapping on the title of the layer and sliding to adjust the percentage. Then create a new layer on top of your image and start tracing. I’m Carolyn and I've been...

How to Draw Straight Lines in Procreate

Drawing a straight line in Procreate is very simple. All you have to do is draw your line and hold your finger or stylus down on the canvas for two seconds. The line will automatically correct itself. When you are happy with your line, release your hold. I’m Carolyn...

How to Duplicate a Layer, Object, or Selection in Procreate

Tap on your Layers tab in the top right-hand corner of your canvas. On the layer you wish to duplicate, swipe left and you will have the option to Lock, Duplicate or Delete the layer. Tap on Duplicate and the duplicate layer will appear. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been...

How to Make Comic Panels in PaintTool SAI

Digital comics are all the rage these days, with Webtoons and other digital media websites exploding in popularity. If you wish to make a comic the first thing you will need to do is plan your panels.  Thankfully, making comic panels in PaintTool SAI is easy...

How to Erase Only One Color in Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint is often used for digital drawing. If you plan on using it as such, it’s handy to learn how to erase only one color in Paint.  Hey there! I’m Cara and while I cannot claim to be good at drawing, I do know computer software. Paint is a simple program,...

How to Change DPI in Microsoft Paint

Looking to change the DPI on an image in Microsoft Paint. I’ve got bad news for you, the program doesn’t provide a way for you to do it. But I’ve come up with a workaround for how to do it. Hey there! I’m Cara, and as a professional photographer, I use editing...

How to Rotate Images in Microsoft Paint

Rotating images 90 and 180 degrees in Microsoft Paint is super simple. I’m Cara and let’s see if we can learn how to rotate images in Microsoft Paint in two quick steps. It’s that easy! Step 1: Open Your Image in Paint Open Microsoft Paint and choose the image you...

How to Remove White Background in Microsoft Paint

When working with multiple elements in Microsoft Paint, you need to know how to remove the white background. A block of white around your composite elements just isn’t a good look.  Hello, I’m Cara! You would think it would be easy to remove the white background...

How to Put One Picture on Top of Another in Microsoft Paint

Ready to make some composite images? While Microsoft Paint definitely can’t handle anything as complicated as Photoshop, you can create basic composites in the program by putting one picture on top of another.  Hey there! I’m Cara and I get it. Sometimes you just...

How to Make a Picture Black and White in Microsoft Paint

Why would you turn a picture to black and white? Sometimes, it is for creative/aesthetic purposes. Other times you simply might be trying to simplify a photo to make it easier to print.  Hey there! I’m Cara and if the first one is your goal, Microsoft Paint will...

How to Invert Colors in Microsoft Paint

Microsoft Paint is a handy image editing software that comes pre-installed on your Windows computer. Even so, it offers some rather powerful techniques, such as inverting the colors in an image to make it look like a negative.  Hey there! I’m Cara and I love any...

How to Add Text to Adobe Premiere Pro

It’s straightforward to add text in Premiere Pro. You only need to select the text tool, make a text layer and input your text. There you go! You are here! I’m going to show you step by step how to add text to your project, how to customize the text to make it more...

How to Add Music to DaVinci Resolve

DaVinci Resolve supports many file types including WAV and AAC/M4A, with the most common audio file type being an MP3. Knowing how to add these files to your timeline is an essential skill required to be an effective editor, and can be as easy as dragging and...

How to Export a DaVinci Resolve Project as MP4

There are several ways to save videos as files. Some common file types are MOV, FLV, and WVM. The most common video file type is an MP4. Whatever file you are wanting to export to, it is made a simple process with DaVinci Resolve. My name is Nathan Menser. I am a...

Is DaVinci Resolve Really Free?

Yes! There is a free version of DaVinci Resolve. In the past few years, DaVinci Resolve has gained some serious traction amongst creative professionals and hobbyists alike, and for good reasons too; one of them is because there is a free version!  My name is...

How to Make and Insert a Table in Canva

While Canva does not have a premade table template to use in your projects, you can edit other templates such as calendars or chore charts to serve as a table. Users can also create a table using shapes and lines, which takes more time. My name is Kerry, and for...

How to Use Eyedropper Tool in Procreate

Holding down anywhere on your canvas will activate the eyedropper tool. Once the color disc appears on your screen, simply drag it over the color you wish to replicate and release your hold. The color you chose is now active and you can begin using it. I’m Carolyn and...

How to Print from Procreate

To print from Procreate, you must first export your file to your desktop or device that is compatible with your printer. To export your file, tap on the Actions tool (wrench icon) and choose the Share option. Share your image as a PNG and save it to your files or...

How to Delete Layers in Procreate

To delete a layer in Procreate, click on the Layers icon in the top right-hand corner of your canvas. Select the layer you wish to delete. Swipe left on your layer and tap on the red Delete option. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been using Procreate to run my digital...

How to Mirror on Procreate

Tap on your Actions tool (wrench icon) and select the Canvas option. Turn on the Drawing Guide by switching the toggle to on. Then select Edit Drawing Guide. Choose the Symmetry setting and select which Guide Option you wish to use. I’m Carolyn and I’ve been learning...

Can I Get Procreate for Free Legally?

You cannot get Procreate for free legally. Procreate requires a one-time purchase fee of $9.99 and this includes unlimited access to every function of the app with no need for add-ons or any extra costs.  I’m Carolyn and I have been using Procreate (legally) for...

How to Undo and Redo in Procreate

To undo in Procreate, tap on your canvas with two fingers. To redo in Procreate, tap your canvas with three fingers. To undo or redo multiple actions quickly, instead of tapping with two or three fingers, hold them down to complete these actions rapidly.  I’m...

How to Customize the PaintTool SAI User Interface

The ability to customize a user interface to your own preferences is something that can greatly improve your comfort and ease of using the software. In PaintTool SAI the options to customize the user interface can be found in the Window menu in the top toolbar. ...

How to Create Custom Color Swatches in PaintTool SAI

Are you tired of using the color picker to select your most-used colors in PaintTool SAI? Look no further. Saving colors and custom color palettes in PaintTool SAI is easy. All you have to do is go to the color menu, right-click, and select Register Color.   My...

How to Create Symmetrical Drawings in PaintTool SAI

Making a symmetrical design in PaintTool Sai is easy! Using the Symmetric Ruler you can create symmetric drawings within two clicks. You can also copy and paste, and use the reflect transformation options to achieve the same effect.  My name is Elianna. I have a...

How Lock Layers in PaintTool SAI

Locking Layers in PaintTool SAI is as simple as one click. Additionally, there are four different options to do so. With Lock Layer, Lock Moving, Lock Painting, and Lock Opacity you can customize your workflow as required.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor...

How to Use PaintTool SAI Rulers

Having trouble drawing a straight line? Losing your mind trying to draw a perfect circle? Fear not. Using PaintTool SAI rulers can help turn your design process from a headache-inducing nightmare into smooth sailing.  My name is Elianna. I have a Bachelor of Fine...