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Is This Viral TikTok Actually the Best Way to Carry Chicken McNuggets? | Lifehacker


– I think so. – Like, I could see myself
walking around downtown (laughing) eating my
chicken nuggets like this. – You think you would
walk around SoHo like this and everyone would be like, “Oh, look at that cool guy.” – So, Joel, today’s
“Hack or Wack” come to us from our managing editor, Virginia Smith. She came across something
called a “tok-tok”? – A Tic Tac. – Tic Tac, that’s it. – [Pablo] McDonald’s Hack Check! Grab a 10 piece nugget. There’s a little opening right here in between the little nugget box. Place it over your drink. Add some fries and then you’ve got your little cocoon or whatever. (laughing) – It’s so good. – I think we should make
the cocoon or whatever. So we have here our chicken nuggets. There is in fact the seam. – Yup, yup, right here. – So the seam that is in
the video is really there. These are large drinks cause I figured you needed the surface area to balance it. – [Abu] Exactly. You
need the stability here. So far so good. – I think so. Okay, first off, if your
straw is all the way down, you can’t really get to it. – Straw length is a factor, definitely. But at least on the large drink, it seems to be pretty stable. I could see myself walking around downtown (laughing) eating my chicken nuggets. – Shall we add some fries as in the video? – Yes. The lovely part
of this is that there’s a whole other side now to this container. You could throw sauces, ketchups, whatever you want in there. I got to do a walk test with this. Okay. I could picture it. You can’t picture me walking
around SoHo like this? (laughing) – If you do go to take a sip, you do get a face full of fry. (laughing) And you definitely feel
the warmth from it. – You do have to commit
to the large cup I think. I don’t actually think a
smaller cup would be as stable. And you certainly couldn’t
walk around with it with a small size drink. – What do we say? Hack or wack? – 100% hack. Hack through and through. I’m going to start implementing this in my fast food lifestyle. – And you’re going to start
walking around downtown. (laughing) – I feel like fast food
containers are ever-evolving and you get so many of
them with each order. So there must be other
ways you can use them creatively or efficiently. – Right. There’s got to be a
way to put them to use. – So we got two orders of fries. One we took out of the bag immediately and one we left in the bag. Taking it out of the bag is supposed to make it crispier. You leave it in the bag
it might stay warmer but they’re going to get soggy. – So those have been in the bag the entire time we’ve been filming. – Oh. Definitely soggier. Yeah. – But you can see one is already like… As soon as you get your fries, take them out of the bag. Keep them fresh, keep them crunchy. Don’t eat soggy fries. – I would say, if they give you an option, don’t put them in a bag. Say, “I will carry the fries.” Or, if you already have your cocoon. – Present your cocoon
to them and tell them, “Fries directly in here, please.” – This is the double hack. – This is the double hack. Cocoon plus fries out of the bag. – This next hack is that if you have a fast food
container that’s like this, that’s white on the inside, and you needed to take
a picture with flash or something with a light, you could use it, the white cardboard, to reflect the light
and make your skin glow. – I’m so not sold on this. – Well, we are video professionals. – The flash doesn’t stay on when you are in the camera app. So you need two phones to
also make this hack work. – This is the wackest
hack we’ve tried so far. This is the light on my face. And then with it, did that do anything? – It doesn’t do a single thing. Let’s try it in complete darkness, then. – Okay and now we put the
chicken nuggets over it. – Should go into the box
and then it bounces off. – Oh, is that soft? Santi, am I beautiful yet? – [Santi] Not, not really (laughs). – We’ve given this hack
more time than it deserves. – And I think we can absolutely agree this is wack. – Definitively wack. – And this hack is that if you keep ketchup packets in the freezer, and then you get a boo-boo, a bruise, (Abu laughing) you can use them as very
directional ice packs. Very small, directional ice packs. – It’s hard to consider this a hack considering it’s just
taking some sort of liquid, making it cold, and holding it up to
a bruise or an injury. – The thing I will say though is these have been out of the freezer for a few minutes, and I’ve been holding them and they’re still pretty cold. – Yeah, they’re retaining
their temperature. – But you know what is
the not-wack part of this? Is that these match my outfit and those match your outfit. – Wow. – Frozen ketchup packets, hack or wack? – Total wack. They “work” technically
but they just are not a reasonable use of packets in any way. – I guess if it is frozen it doesn’t leak. I don’t know why I’m
scrutinizing this hack so much. – Joel, I think you’re
grasping at straws here to really make this work. – This is me grasping at straws.

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How to Make A True Scrappy Quilt

February 23, 2020 | Articles | No Comments


Welcome to SewVeryEasy, my name is Laura. And the quilt behind me is a true scrappy quilt. What makes it a scrappy quilt is, well, just that you get to use up all of your scraps, regardless if you think they’re going to match. Now this quilt was worked on by at least four different women, because you can tell by the hand stitching, and I’ve named it after my grandmother, who would never have seen a scrap go to waste, named Margaret. Let’s make a true scrappy quilt. None of the patches match. The only thing that matches is the size: 2″ by 3½”. So whenever you finish a project, you just need to take all the scraps and cut them to 2″ by 3½”. So an easy way to cut them all together is to have them all pressed. And try to have two edges that are the straightest out of the pile, and then from there just match up the edges. And they don’t have to be exact because you’re going to be trimming them. So I will just keep using this corner and place them as close as I can to that corner. And I’m not worried about the edges because they will just be discarded. Just keep piling on the one corner, and it doesn’t matter the shape. Just have the corner and stack up about four to six layers. Whatever you feel comfortable cutting. So once I have the stack done. I’m going to just straighten one edge. And I’m going to take a peek and make sure that all of my fabric edges are on the outside so that they will be trimmed off. The next edge to straighten is the other edge that you were following, that corner. So line it up on your ruler. Make sure all of the pieces of fabric are sticking out, and straighten it up. Now I have two corners that are nice and straight. From there I’m going to be able to cut 2″ strips and then take the 2″ strips and cut them into 3½” pieces. And once you have them all cut up, you’re going to be able to go through and you will see which ones have made the cut, and just put them in a bin and you will just be able to see as you go along which pieces are going to make it and which are not. And when you have all your strips cut, toss them up. Now when you go to the sewing machine, the hardest part is going to be trying 𝒏𝒐𝒕 to match them up. So take your two pieces, match up right sides together and sew a quarter inch along the long side. And you’ll basically keep going until you’ve done the whole basket. So when the two pieces are sewn together, just with your fingers—you don’t need to do this with an iron— just press the seams towards the dark side. And I do this right at the machine. So I’m going to have two pieces, and I’m going to take the next two pieces and I’m going to put them together. So the pieces are going to go lengthwise and widthwise because when you sew the two pieces together, 2″, it will equal 3½”, which is the length. So those two will go together. And stitch down. So now you’re going to have a whole stack that looks like this. And with that you’ll make another block. You’ll just take it and twist it and they will go together. So you’re not going to have a seam matching up here. None of the seams around the outside are going to match; just the center. so when you have the eight pieces sewn together it should equal 6½”. From there you’re going to be able to sew them together in long rows. Now as you’re sewing them together you might find that you have some blocks that are going in opposite directions, and when you go to put them together the opposites are not going to be here. They seem to want to match. Well, instead of having to take this block apart, you’re just going to take another block that you’ve already sewn with your four pieces and you will sew it in-between as you do your rows. And when the next row matches, it’s going to match up fine. And you’re just going to keep sewing them together until you get to the size that you want. The whole key is to make sure that the strips are not matching up. What’s really nice about this is you can use any fabric even if they don’t match because the overall effect will just be a scrappy, old-fashioned-looking quilt. Now if you don’t like scrappy, you can make this in a controlled color setting. This had six fabrics: Three solids and three prints, and it was strip-pieced. So no matter which way you do it, it’s a fun and quick quilt. Now if you like the idea of a scrappy quilt, and maybe you don’t have enough scraps to make scrappy quilt, it’s a good opportunity to get together with your friends, sit around a circle, put all of your 2″ by 3½” strips in the center, mix them up and everybody draw from the center. Now that would be a fun scrappy quilt. Thank you for joining me today on SewVeryEasy. Free to subscribe and, as always, come on back. Let’s see what we’re sewing next time
in the sewing room. Bye for now!

Are Pore Strips Actually Good For Your Skin?

February 22, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Are Pore Strips Actually Good For Your Skin?


– So, basically, they’re a woven material with adhesive and polymer. And when you wet it,
it attaches to the skin and you leave it on for
five to 10 minutes usually. And when you pull it off,
you’ll see sort of these like stalagmite, stalactite
type things on the strip and that’s actually oil from your skin that gets oxidized and
turns black in color as well as bacteria,
dead skin, hair, dirt, basically anything that’s on the surface just gets pulled off. A deep cleansing doesn’t
happen with these strips. Although your skin may
feel cleaner, smoother, they really don’t do anything to prevent you from developing blackheads. I totally get that they’re satisfying, but I don’t think over
long periods of time, they do much for you. Other things should be used. Retinoids and retinols and chemical peels can all be used in
conjunction with pore strips. Some people are worried that
they can break capillaries. Very rarely can it
cause significant damage although I do see patients all the time with lots of irritation, particularly if they’re
using it frequently. Using pore strips responsibly
is really important. You don’t want to use them
more than once a week. You want to make sure your skin is clean before you use them. You want to follow the directions. Don’t leave them on for
longer than they say. Always remove the adhesive
to prevent irritation. And cleanse your face after. People who have allergies to
different cosmetic products should just be a little bit careful. Sometimes I’ll tell people to
put them on their arms first just to make sure that
they aren’t sensitive and then put them on the face. Although I really don’t tell patients to use them necessarily, if people like them, I’m not
telling people not to use them. I mean, I totally get it, they’re fun. I use them too sometimes.

How To Actually Shoot A Rubber Band! (Remastered)


Hello everyone, Quick Tips here. Today I’ll
be showing you how to properly shoot a rubber band. The actual intro for this video will be at the end just to save time. So first of all, what you need to do, get
your rubber band, and normal rubber band, any width… Put at the tip of your finger like this.
Okay, and then you see this finger right here? You’re gonna use any finger right
here, preferably the middle or pointer finger, and then you’re gonna just kind of
spin it around and you should see an X sort of thing where the front is on your
front finger or your pointer finger of your right your left hand (dominant) and
then your non-dominant hand is holding it. Simply pull back and let go of your
non-dominant hand, and it will go flying it’s very accurate and works very well.
Now, onto the “intro”. Here’s what I wanted to talk about. First of all, you may recognize this, you probably won’t, but one of my first videos, actually my
tenth video ever uploaded, was pretty much this exact video and it showed me
going outside and shooting it, and sadly after this video, maybe a day or two
after if you guys still want to watch it, I am going to be taking it down. This is
just kind of a remaster because this one’s a lot better, and I think it’s
really cool! Second off, I really don’t think this video is gonna get a lot of
views at all because it’s just one of those videos that, you know no one’s ever
gonna use it, it’s one of those videos that are gonna get no views or
a lot of views, and I’m really leaning on no views, and that’s fine, you
know, because I don’t really create my channel for views or subs, but yeah, you
guys have a great day and I’ll see you guys next video! ACTUALLY know what? One more thing, I really do want to get back into “quick tips” videos where I actually
show you some cool things to do, and also my Arozzi gaming setup thing that I was
talking about actually got mentioned in an Arozzi video, which is why I’m
getting a lot of views on that right now. So if you came and subscribed because of that, thank you guys so much, and yeah have a great day, see ya!

How To ACTUALLY Survive Falling Out of an Airplane


January 3, 1943 – During an air raid, B-17
bombers darken the skies over Nazi-occupied Saint Nazaire, France. An attack from German anti-aircraft artillery
rips through a gun turret on one of the planes. Thankfully the gunner, U.S. Army Air Force
Staff Sergeant Alan Magee is unharmed, but his parachute has been shredded. Suddenly more flak blows off part of the plane’s
right wing, setting the bomber aflame and sending it into a deadly tail spin. What happens next is miraculous–Magee blacks
out and is thrown clear of the plane. He falls over 4 miles, some 22,000 ft (6,706
m) and lives. He crashes through the glass roof of a train
station, suffering severe injuries. However, German doctors nurse him back to
health and Magee spends most of the rest of World War II as a POW. Interestingly, Sgt. Magee isn’t the only person to have survived
falling out of an airplane. On January 26, 1972, Vesna Vulovic, a flight
attendant was the sole survivor after a bomb exploded aboard JAT Yugoslav Airlines flight
JU 367. She fell some 33,330 ft; (10,160 m) earning
a spot in the Guinness World Records for surviving the highest fall without a parachute. Also, who can forget brave Juliane Koepcke,
whom we profiled in our episode She Fell 10,000 Feet And Survived 11 Days In The Amazon Rainforest! Juliane survived an incredible 2 mile (3.2
km) fall and then a trek through the jungle while severely injured! We don’t even think we could survive a 2
mile jog, let alone a fall… How common is it to survive falling out of
an airplane though? Is there anything you can do to improve your
chances of surviving? The median lethal distance for falls is four
stories or about 48 feet (14.6 m). This means that 50% of people who fall from
four stories will sustain fatal injuries. It only gets worse as height increases. At 7 stories or 84 feet (25 m), the chance
of survival are 1 in 10. So unfortunately, the chances of survival
when falling out of an airplane are pretty slim. No official statistics exist, however according
to various aviation accident websites there are less than 50 known cases of survival when
falling from a plane. That would include falling out of an airplane
without a parachute like Sgt. Magee or falling attached to airplane debris
like Vulovic or Koepcke. If you’re gonna survive a plummet, it’s
better to fall from the cruising altitude of a commercial flight which is typical around
35,000 ft (10,668 m) rather than a shorter distance of 1,500 ft (457 m). That sounds a little crazy, but hear us out. Falling from around 1,500 ft (457 m) or a
distance just a little taller than the Empire State building, means you’ll reach your
terminal velocity before you hit the ground. As gravity pulls you toward earth, you fall
faster, however at the same time your drag increases. When downward force equals upward resistance,
acceleration stops and you reach the fastest speed you will descend at or your terminal
velocity. For average adult humans this is around 120-130
mph (193-209 kph). So the impact speed is the same whether you
fall from 35,000 ft (10,668 m) versus 1,500 (457 m). What’s different is time.1,500 ft (457 m)
is going to only give you approximately 10-12 seconds of freefall before impact while falling
from 35,000 ft (10,669 m) or over 6.6 miles (10.6 km) will give you about 3 minutes of
freefall before you potentially become a pancake. Actually, before and as you fall out of the
plane, if possible grab ahold of plane debris. Becoming a ‘wreckage rider’ a term coined
by Jim Hamilton, creator the Free Fall Research website, a database cataloguing known free
falls, can help you survive the plunge by adding some protection and even somewhat cushioning
your fall. Also, the larger surface area of the debris
area increases air drag, slowing your descent. Flight attendant Vulovic fell jammed between
her seat, a catering cart, the body of another crew member and a section of the airplane. Though she was severely injured, being enclosed
in debris helped to shield her from the worst of the impact. Based on statistics from plausible free fall
incidents, you are more likely to survive if you’re attached to debris, than a free
fall solo. When free falling from 35,000 ft (10,669 m)
you have enough time to possibly make some very quick decisions on how to mitigate your
impact. However, there are drawbacks from falling
from such a high distance. At higher altitudes, it’s extremely cold,
the temperature at 35,000 ft (10,669 m) is often in excess of -67 F (-55C). A reaction to the cold or rapid change in
temperature as you drop is possible, however there are no reports detailing how individuals
have been affected. Frankly, temperature is the least of your
worries. At 35,000 ft (10,669 m) oxygen is thin; it’s
likely that you will experience hypoxia and spend roughly the first minute of your fall
unconscious. You might stay unconscious for the duration
of your fall, and be spared the last few terrifying moments of your life, but most likely you’ll
come to once you’ve fallen around 2 miles (3.21 km). Of course how fast you’re falling and how
quickly you regain consciousness are tied to several variables that we cannot account
for such as air currents, the trajectory at which you leave the plane, your mass and personal
blood oxygen saturation level. Once you awaken, you’ll have around 2 minutes
left to execute any strategies for survival. The first thing you want to do is calm down. We get it, it’s extremely hard to adopt
a zen like attitude when death is most likely imminent, but take a deep breath and try anyway. Although you’ve regained consciousness,
your body is still feeling the effects of hypoxia. If you panic, it’s really easy to hyperventilate,
slip back into a black out and lose valuable free fall seconds you could be using to mitigate
injury or fatality. You need all your wits about you to focus
on planning your landing; you cannot do that if you’re freaking out. Great, now that you’ve taken a split second
and gotten ahold of yourself, the next thing you want to do is attempt to slow your fall
and gain a few extra seconds of precious freefall time. A good position to create wind resistance
is the classic skydiver’s pose called the ‘box’. To assume, flip onto your stomach and arch
your back, lifting your head and shoulders slightly. Spread your arms and legs equal distance. Bend your arms at the elbow. Also bend your knees at about a 45 degree
angle, leaving your lower legs slightly extended into the wind. Not only will this position help to slow your
descent a little, in skydiving it’s considered a neutral, stable freefall position from which
other maneuvers are performed. From the ‘box’, you can move into the
slow down position: lower your head, turning it to one side, straighten your arms and further
extend your legs, spreading out into an ‘X’. Flatten your torso, point your feet and toes
as much as possible and tense your muscles, deliberately pushing against the air. This position provides the greatest resistance
possible. If you start to wobble or flip, return to
the sky diver’s box posture, before trying the slow fall position again. Now take a quick look around, it’s unlikely,
but you may have a second chance at grabbing ahold of some plane debris to cushion your
fall. If suitable wreckage is falling nearby, you
might want to try to angle yourself towards it so you can grab on. Skydivers form formations before deploying
their parachutes, so it is possible to steer towards and grab ahold of objects while falling. However, maneuvering during skydiving does
take practice, and generally it’s not something you do on your first jump. Remember time is at a premium and it’s better
to get yourself in the best position possible for impact rather than crash land in a poor
position because you were chasing debris. Whether maneuvering to reach debris or aiming
for a landing spot, here are some basic moves for steering. From the box position, to turn yourself left,
deflect more air off your right arm than your left by moving your left arm down and your
right arm up in equal proportion. Imagine an airplane banking–that’s exactly
what you’re doing. To turn right, do the reverse: right arm down,
left arm up. You’ll continue to turn according to your
arm actions until you resume the neutral box position. Another common skydiving move is tracking
or moving horizontally while free falling. For a basic tracking stance, from the box
position straighten your legs and arms. Bring your arms to your sides and rotate them
out slightly, so your palms are facing downwards. Flatten your back, lower your head and curl
your body in just a little. Frankly, you’re not going to have much time
to think about proper skydiving form, so do whatever movement that seems to alter the
direction of the drag force acting on your body to try to produce the desired motion
to guide yourself. Your next step is to look down for a suitable
landing area. It’s best if you can land on or in anything
that offers give such as a tree canopy, haystack or snow drift. Swampland or grass are better than plain ground. Even power lines are preferable to the ground,
because they break your fall. Any ground cover that spreads your impact
over a longer period, or absorbs it in stages, could mean the difference between a couple
of broken bones and severe trauma to internal organs. Try not to land in water, it can be as dangerous
as landing on concrete. Firstly, you have no way of determining depth. Even when the water is deep enough for landing,
once you break the surface of the water, your velocity drops almost instantaneously to zero,
exerting strong g-forces on your body. If you must land in water, try to minimize
impact by assuming a posture that causes a minimum surface area of your body to bear
the brunt of the force. That would be a pencil dive position. Jump feet first with your arms held tightly
to your sides and your feet pressed together and pointed downward; you’re striving to
enter the water in a straight, vertical line. Also clench your muscles, especially your
butt unless you want a painful and damaging forced enema. Among experienced cliff divers injuries such
as broken bones, spinal compression and concussions occur. Even if you survive the dive into water with
only a few broken bones, you may be stunned and slow to respond. Watch out! It’s easy to ingest water and possibly drown. To minimize body impact on landing, many researchers
think the best posture is to assume is one similar to a parachute landing fall. That means landing on the balls of your feet
with legs together and your knees a little bent. Immediately allow your body to crumple slightly
backwards and into a horizontal position while turning towards one side of your body as determined
by dominant directional speed. Basically you’re attempting to distribute
the force of the landing step by step up your torso along five points of body contact with
the ground: feet, calf, thigh, hip/buttock, and side of the back. Also you should tuck your chin and wrap your
arms around your head for protection as you land. Furthermore, relax your body as much as possible,
this allows you to use your body’s natural elasticity to help slow things down over a
greater unit of time. Ultimately you’re sacrificing the long bones
in your legs which can absorb a large amount of impact energy before fracturing for the
good of your torso. No matter how you land, of course, you want
to try to protect your head and neck as much as possible. Landing headfirst almost certainly guarantees
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Hello everyone !!!!!!! welcome to GFX Mentor . I am your teacher Imran and today is our 7th class of adobe illustrator and today we will study GRADIENTS along with it we will study color panel also to make gradients easily understandable with the help of gradients we will make PENCIL today so that you can easily apply gradients so lets start I am making a rectangle first so that i can show you how to apply gradient….. that what actually gradient is or what kind of object is needed for it so I am opening the panel box and even if you do default or reset your workspace reset it and close this and open this panel you can see that gradient is showing up by default and here on the right you can see your color panel right now my file is on CMYK so CMYK colors are showing up here but then we will see this in a while before that come to the gradient panel I am placing this panel right over here and side by side I am also placing this color panel here and now we don’t need these so I am closing them fine in colors panel you can see these colors this is showing up by default we just have to look up to this fly out button……… click on it and click on show options as soon as u click on show options you will see CMYK sliders as now my file is on CMYK and how do we know this? whenever you take a new file it asks you here only about the kind of color mode you want so by default it is CMYK ….let it be CMYK it is not a problem what is CMYK AND RGB ?……….. i will soon tell about it in a separate theory class in which u will get ample of knowledge about colors it is a class on color theory i will tell you about color schemes too so that you can definitely make proper use of colors so I am closing it here we have CMYK file so by default it was showing CMYK file only but then you can always change you can either put it on grey scale or on RGBV , HSB or CMYK. fine so right now I am taking only CMYK now apart from this color panel you have one more thing that are SWATCHES drag them outside I have a habit of keeping only those panels outside which I need to avoid the mess one more interesting thing is that you can merge your panels you can see a blue indication when I am bringing this near now these are joined and are moving together if u wish u can join this gradient panel with them now this has been converted to one panel of colors there is one more interesting thing about workspace usually i skip from one topic to the other this is because i feel it necessary to tell you about all this so…….. workspace that i have shown you here how I have used reset essentials if u want you can also create your own workspace for example ….. like I have make this workspace especially for colors so if u want……. press windows/ workspace/ new workspace click here and give it a new name colors ok now this will give u one advantage…… if I go to reset or essentials….. and reset it ok and if i need my colors workspace again then i will simply go to windows/ workspace and see this ….colors ….it is already appearing on the top as soon as i will click it my color panel will appear in front of me so this is called workspace as u will proceed further u will get to learn it gradually it is not a big task but even if u want me to explain you the whole concept of workspace write in the comments. i will do it for u but i don’t think so it is much needed. anyways like here i told you that u can choose your colors from this panel you can see these sliders…..it is not difficult to understand these if you see it closely I have made it green and every possible color that can be made with green color will appear on the sliders for example K stands for Black ah… why Black ????? because in RGB B stands for Blue similarly in CMYK last letter of Black is taken but at some places black is also called ‘Krypton’ and at some it is also called ‘Kelvin’ but remember as black only OK…so…. black is K so if in this green I increase the value of K I can see the darker tone as I will keep on sliding it will become more dark if i want a yellow tone I can see yellow in CYAN panel i will bring it here ..it will become yellow it is very easy to make colors here on this panel alright….ok……. if u will come downward….. towards swatches panel, you can see some ready-made colors you can directly choose any color u want and you can do one more thing you can directly drag your color on the object ok…. this is another easy way to fill colors for example if many objects are there you can easily drag and drop you can also add your own colors in swatches for example i have made this color drag it and drop it here you can see it has been added here it is not a difficult task you can make any color and can drag and drop here ok and here are some more details which i will tell you later some very important things are there but for now if u want to make any color simply make color from here and drop it here and it is not necessary to make color from here only till now we were taking colors by double clicking the options now you can take any color for example I have taken this ok… now I want this color over here so there are two options either drag from here and drop it here second is….. whatever color you have taken …. is showing up in the fill and here also the same color is being displayed and here too the same one is displayed so for now when you click on new swatch and click ok you can see the values of the same is stored here press ‘ok’ you can see your swatch is added over here but it is more easy to drag and drop only now come to gradients panel you can see that the tube has white to black colour which is set by default now what is gradient? let me tell u gradient is the blend of two or more colors ok now what is blending? when one color merges into the other one smoothly this is gradient…..ok…. now if I want to put gradient into something……. it is quite simple….here you can see some default gradients in swatch panel so if u want u can use them too but if you want to make your own gradient you can add it into the swatch panel…ok now we will…. see gradient here is closed now as i was telling u that by default this tube has black and white gradient let me undo it this is very important you can see that default gradient…. if i just click on it……..it is important to select the object on which i want to put the gradient keep it selected and come to gradient and click it and you can see that gradient will be applied on the object now you can see the two sliders below these are gradient sliders this is your white and this is black and if i move theses sliders you can see that colors will be automatically added to the object likewise I am moving them just keep one thing in mind…….avoid putting default gradient in the object normally we put it but i am giving you this small tip i tend to use gradient in my work only when i need to show light effect on my object now what is the use of showing light on the object the depth that we see in the object is due to the effect of light the effect of the light determine its size and position….how far the object and likewise… it creates shadows where there is ample light on the object are called ‘highlights’ and the middle part of the object where there is less light are called ‘mid tones’ now what we have to do is…… first of all we have already applied the gradient and if we see the sliders….. we will discuss the effect of light and dark afterwards later in this class only but in simple words….if u click on this or if u want u can drag the color and drop it here directly…. just on the slider like i have put yellow and here i put orange instead of black and you can see your gradient gets changed automatically second option is,….. that u double click these sliders a panel will appear here like above now i would like to tell you one thing by taking a new file so in a new file i take this when i click on the gradient ….by default the colors are not appearing on it and when i double click it …even then the colors are not displayed now what is the solution? how will we put colors in it? just like that as i had told you you have cmyk ….as soon as you select cmyk colors will appear and now you take any color …it will appear remember to select sliders first…. and then open cmyk and apply it and then add color in it…ok… so for me it is easier to drag and drop color from the swatches and then make the necessary changes here you need minimum two sliders and for maximum limit u can put as many as u want and sometimes when u try to put many colors it becomes too gaudy so i wont recommend to use too many gradients at one time it looks really very bad i will cover these things in color theory also but for now don’t put much colors in the gradient now i will tell you some basic things lets suppose … i have made this green gradient light to dark… i am changing the tone of green a bit dark…ok…. one more thing….. this slider will help to spread the selected color ok usually we keep this in middle or from here we can select the value i.e. 50 percent but make sure to click it from here it is easier to select its value if u want you can change the locations of these two also opacity column is here too…but for now i am not discussing it we will discuss it later ….for now we have put our gradient here …..and the same u can see here too left to right…..light green to dark green and if i want to change its direction then one thing that comes in mind is that ….to move the sliders in the opposite directions but this not the right way to do it one thing more whenever u make your gradient ,try to put light color on left side and dark color on right side it will make things easier now wen u have already applied your gradient and u want to change its direction one method is to change its angle from here right now 0 degree angle is showing up now i want to reverse it so put 90 degree but this again is bit complicated so we don’t usually do this rather we use this gradient tool when i click this a line will appear and if u bring your cursor on it the same sliders will appear here also and u can adjust your gradient from here too this line will also help in changing the direction of colors it is very simple u can click and drag your mouse in the direction from where u want to move your color how? …………. for example i want to shift my colors from upper to lower side so click it here and drag the mouse to the lower side like i have clicked it from upper to lower side …my gradient too shifted in the same direction as i have told u to keep light color on left side and dark color on right side this gives u one advantage…..from where u are clicking it becomes your starting point and gradient always starts from left so light color appears from where i am clicking and dark color follows where i am dropping right….this much we can do but again this is your personal choice but i prefer to use light color on left side alright….so we can simply change direction like this plus ….when u drag it take your cursor little bit outside….you will notice rotate option and by clicking on it u can easily rotate your gradient but please remember the line is too big here , so the gradient is spreading outside if I take it slightly outwards …you can notice that the gradient is getting more lighter but if I take the line within the box , it will give a proper colour ….this one and this one so I hope it is clear up till here now we have one more type of gradient i.e. RADIAL gradient….now what is radial gradient? earlier we have studied linear gradient you can see here …. in the options you can see linear and radial as well radial gradient makes the colour change from the center towards the edges so you can see in center your earlier gradient is displayed and on the edges the darker one if u take gradient in this ….there is one technical system here here u can see that along with a line there is a circle too this circle helps u to adjust size of the gradient ok….plus… with this dot u can make its spread oval in shape for example …if u have an oval object u can use this in it for example ..if i have to make a ball here and i want a highlight over here so i will click here and drag it here ok…. i am putting off the stroke now please remember one thing if u are working on gradient fills then please keep the fill above if u will not do this then the gradient will be applied to your stroke right now we are only putting gradient in the fill only now i want to do one more thing i want to put some more highlight over here so i will drag only this gradient and taking it a little backwards towards the centre and here i want to add one more slider…it is very simple just click here , your slider will be added and i will make its color lighter here on the CMYK panel there is lot of confusion as to which slide to select to make color lighter so to make it simple…it is better to use HSB (HUE, SATURATION AND BRIGHTNESS) ,instead of CMYK HUE IS BASIC COLOR saturation is the intensity of that color how much intense the color is brightness ….everyone knows…how much dark or light the color is i want to explain hue more extensively… there are many colors which have different names for example if you take blue dark blue, navy blue, sky blue , light blue, ice blue, greyish blue…. one thing is common in all….BLUE means the hue of all these colors is same the only difference is that their saturation and brightness is different u start getting different tones of the same hue i hope this is understood now this your saturation and intensity it is same as television if u go to the settings of your television and u adjust your color accordingly actually u are adjusting its hue and saturation and brightness u all know same is on your monitor screen when you adjust the brightness and all i don’t think so i need to explain this as u already know this….now…. what i want to do is ….i want light green here on this slider so that i can put highlight over here one option is that …that i should increase the brightness but it has increased only a little….i want to put more light on it i don’t want to make it pure white but slightly light green so if u look at saturation u can see light colors over here so i am sliding it backward….excellent if u see this carefully on zoom level….u can see that the color had blended very smoothly with the base now i want a sharp edged highlight over here like the sharp light on snooker ball so come down on slider and take this slider towards the right now see on zoom out level it is too much … i am making it more subtle by sliding the slider to the left that’s it easy right now now i think gradient is clear to u i am coming back to linear gradient so lets make something i don’t want this right now i am taking default colors and making a box remember in our 2nd or 3rd class of direct selection i have made a box i hope u remember that so i am making a 3d box out of it and i want to make u learn something special out of this box so with direct selection i have adjusted my box this way by selecting these points ok making it this way now lets make it bigger now the 3d effect of the box is due to the presence of strokes but normally we don’t have strokes when we make a 3d object in reality for example if i give some color to it…like this one and i put off the stroke as well as soon as i put off my stroke u can see a flat hexagon in front of u..ok.. hexagon….as it has six sides or can say polygon…ok… but it was earlier a box which is now not looking like the one……in reality it is the light effect which makes it look like a box now i want to put light here and it is certain that it will become dark as we move backwards so this thing i can do with the help of gradient we have three different objects here and we have to apply gradient on each one distinctively next i select this now i want this color on my gradient so… i picked the swatch directly from here and dropped it on the gradient slider now i don’t want this white so simply delete it ….to delete it click it and drag it outside and release the mouse so this gets removed from here now i dont want this black also …but i cannot delete it ….you know why?? because minimum two colors are required on the gradient slider so i am pressing ALT and takes its copy similar to the way we take copy of objects….likewise u can take copy of gradient sliders too just press alt ,click it and drag it and release the mouse button as well as ALT button now i an delete this black color slider now both the sliders are of same color but the gradient is present here though its not visible as both the colors are same now i want to make this color dark from color panel i am taking HSB I AM SELECTING THIS ONE AND I AM MINIMIZING ITS BRIGHTNESS AS I WANT THE DARKER TONE and increasing its saturation slightly very slightly…that’s .it… so now u see the gradient over here now i want the same gradient on these sides also so i am selecting both and with the help of eye dropper i am clicking on the color that i want eyedropper helps u to pick color from the object that u want to add select the object in which u want to fill your color and then put eyedropper on the object of which u want the color…ok…… still there is something wrong with this object because if here is some light then it is not possible to be dark on this side so i need to change its direction to give a lighter effect so i am clicking this and move my gradient slider this way just keep one thing in mind that the slider is very sensitive if u will not move it properly it will change its angle it is better to press shift when u are dragging it ok like this similarly on the top also i am taking the slider from here to there spread it thats it now if u want to put some highlight on it then add it and make it light very slightly and same on this also thats it for the time being lets leave it we are making a very simple thing and i dont want to make it difficult but u got the idea to make such thing using gradient and in a very simple way we have made a 3d object with gradients remember few things …first ….whenever u r making 3d objects dont put strokes on it the object looks fake if u put strokes on it in reality stroke does not exist secondly spread light with the help of gradients ok in the beginning i told u that we will make an interesting thing today with the help of gradients……a pencil i am taking a new file leather size ok pencil is of two types one is round shaped and the other is with cuts and groves if u see the other one from above it will look like a hexagon and i am making the hexagon shape pencil now i am simply making one rectangle lets start with one color just remember whenever u have to make something keep in mind its basic color so fill the basic color and right now u dont need a gradient now i am zooming it now with pen tool i am adding a point in the centre and with direct selection i am moving it downwards ok with the help on convert anchor tool give it a slight curve ok….now take a copy of it by pressing ALT and drag it with shift remember to keep your smart guides on so that it can provide u additional help now after taking one copy press CTRL D TO TAKE ONE MORE COPY now we have only a flat thing in front of us with some curves at the bottom the pencil is sharped that is why we can see these curves this part is in front …this one on right …and this one on the left side the front is facing me we are assuming that the light is falling here on this side not here here we want some highlight in front as the pencil is glossy so a highlight is required here or we can say we want a reflection over here highlight on glossy things is generally a reflection light that is reflected from glossy things is visible firstly i am putting this green colour on the gradient slider and remove this white color and take a copy of the green color ok….remove this black color too i generally take the basic color of the object first on the slider and then i do the variations now i am making this slider dark in color by increasing the value of K or lets open HSB I HAVE MADE IT A BIT DARK AND INCREASED ITS SATURATION TOO NOT MUCH BUT JUST A BIT i want the same gradient on the other side as well i simply selected this and with the help of eye dropper i clicked on the color i wanted on this side too but i took its spread on the opposite direction i clicked my gradient tool and with the help of shift i dragged it on the other side right now the object is very flat in appearance but after a while it will turn into an interesting thing i am selecting this part again and i am adding some highlight on it or you can say reflection but remember i will not add white color …rather i am taking light green light green very near to white that’s it i hope till now everything is going smooth but i was thinking to make this side more dark just a bit not much dark…..i am also increasing its saturation and also decreasing its brightness very light that’s it i want the same color on left also but i dont want the highlight so with the help of eye dropper i have selected the same color on the right….but you can also see the highlight on left too i simply will remove this light green from the slider now its looking better but it is looking very thick so i will again select it and make it a little narrow now i am sorry my throat is sore today the curves have shrinked too when i made the pencil narrower lets do one thing …..with direct selection select these three points and with help of SHIFT take it upwards just remember i AM DOING WITH THE HELP OF DIRECT SELECTION now i want to make the wooden part at the bottom to make the same i am making a box your smart guide will tell u the anchor point’s position from edge to edge i have made a rectangular box from the anchor point so i will change the color to light brown and send this box to back with arrange option now this box should be pointed so we will convert this into a triangle with pen tool i am adding a point in its center keep your object selected and then add the point in the center if i click the pen tool on the existing point then the anchor point will disappear so removed these anchor points to give it triangular shape now a small problem has come i am showing it to u on zoom level the wooden part is too narrow and is not matching with the green part…which is wrong… so to make it correct lets increase the length of the wooden part with direct selection select this point and with SHIFT take it downwards not a big problem,……..don’t worry ok if it is looking a bit longer even then it is not a problem our initial problem has been solved i am taking a bit downward again now i want to add gradient in it like before…simply drag and drop the brown color on the gradient slider remove the green color and take the copy of brown color ok… i am making the right side darker in tone please take care one thing ….this part is not a flat part …it is cone shaped or cylindrical in shape generally cylinder has two sides darker in tone with the light tone in the middle so i am making this part cylindrical in shape take a copy of the dark slider with ALT and bring it on the left side with the lighter one in the middle that’s it….now u can see the there is very subtle gradient in this but just see one thing the position of the highlight is not matching with the highlight on green part so simply drag the light part and take it towards right that’s it now what is missing here ……LEAD means the tip of the pencil to make the tip we will use the same wooden part only with the help of knife tool take the knife tool and cut it like this this part has different path now lets put gradient in it….black color and black on both sides and white in the middle just remember one thing that the tip of the pencil is made of lead which gives a metal like appearance the shine of metal is quite sharp so its spread should be less so i am taking both the side sliders inward ok….like this see the gradients applied here are not too bright and gaudy …they are very subtle if u want u can pick this one and make it lighter it will look better fine done till here now lets make the top part i want to put an eraser on the top eraser or rubber installed on a metallic cylinder so ill make the metallic cylinder first i am simply making a rectangle i want to make it golden golden color has yellow tone so i take the yellow color and i remove this brown color darker tone of yellow color gives u mustard yellow to make mustard color just make the yellow color dark and take its hue on the red or orange tone don’t make it solid red or solid orange. just make it slightly orange if u want increase its saturation a little i am keeping the yellow part in middle and i am also taking the copy of orange part on the left side too this is no doubt a metal ….but i want to keep it subtle thereby giving it a matte finish i think it has turned quite dark so i am coming back to yellow tone again ok… that’s it ok alright now i have to make an eraser on the top so i am taking a rounded rectangle edge to edge in a rounded rectangle …you can do one thing whenever u r making a rounded rectangle i haven’t released my mouse button do one thing with the help of arrow keys (when pressed downwards) will give u slight curve or simply if u are using cc version,, just make a rectangle like this….then select these two points make a curve…ok…. if u are not using cc illustrator but using cs6 or the older version then u can make this with the rounded rectangle and i will tell u one thing about rounded rectangle while making it take the help of arrow keys to adjust its curve, before releasing your mouse button if u will press the upper arrow key , its radius will increase and vice versa ok…. i want a pink shade inside this and lower the saturation level ok i am also applying gradient on this the same way and i want light tone in middle so this is our lighter tone ok and the copy of dark on the left side i am adjusting all these colors from here ok now send this to back alright… so we done till here but this part is looking bad this part is not flat as we see in a pencil u have usually seen a design over it an engraved design engraved means …design stretched inside the metal alright to make this design i want to teach u some thing important if i have some object or a rectangle of the same color i am changing its gradient simply straight left to right or if u want adjust the color diagonally now what is the use of this?// i want to make something on it a small illusion what is an illusion? a false idea or perception i simply made a square and i am just putting a flat color in this square i have taken the light color from the gradient above i am putting this on stroke remember this is a solid color not the gradient i simply took the selection tool and selected this point only and with the help of keyboard i have deleted this point as soon as i deleted it the path becomes open now remember i have not used pen tool to delete it if i use pen tool to delete it , our path remains closed but i wanted an open path here so i deleted it take the copy of this and rotate it and keep it here u must be wondering that i have deleted the thing and then again have placed it this way. then what is the use of deleting it? yes there is one advantage…u can see that these are now two different objects i will keep the upper part yellow in color and in the lower one i need this dark color simply take the eye dropper but if u will click here on gradient then the whole gradient will be applied here which i dont want we want the solid color on the stroke remember to keep the stroke above press SHIFT and pick the color from where you want now you can see that we have yellow on above and the mustard on below line group both of them and place it on the box i am increasing its stroke so that u can see this clearly i am placing this box on the top one as soon as u keep it on this box u can see the embossed effect this thing has been frequently used in user interfaces like in old windows version………. the buttons were made this way only if i rotate this the other way i am rotating it by using shift button now u can see the engraved effect but why it is looking so? your brain perceives such a notion about light that the light always comes from above so that is what you can see a highlight here and on the below part u can see the shadow that means the light is coming from above and is highlighting the upper portion and shadow is visible on lower part that means this part is embossed so this is a very interesting illusion and u can use it in many things now i am taking a copy of this again rotate it and place it in the upper box in the middle isn’t this looking good? now if u keep this illusion in mind we can play on our pencil too i am simply making a box with a solid color in it with the help of eye dropper i am selecting this yellow one not in stroke but in fill and lets zoom it and i am taking a very close copy of it and and i am filling the dark yellow in the copy with shift ok remember i have taken the solid colors not the gradients if u will click with shift then the eye dropper will pick only the solid color i am selecting both of these and group it i am making them shorter and narrower again take the copy of the combined object with some gap then CTRL D OK. TAKE SOME MORE COPIES select all of them and place on the pencil they are too many in number….so lets make it more narrow ok now select them and group them to make the things more simpler take two copies of these and place them below the first one now this is looking better than before so our pencil is done we need to write text on it …but we will do it later as we have not yet studied the type tool we are soon going to study the type tool in our coming classes but yes our pencil is ready now one more interesting thing……. if i want to change its colors lets say other than green then remember one thing that the middle part has no gradient. so i will add the other color here first lets say i want orange color ok in the right side put the same orange on the gradient slider and take a copy of it and will make it dark usually i increase the saturation when i want to give the darker tone.it looks nice on left side too i am taking light orange remember i am not taking white in any case pick this color with eye dropper and delete this slider OK that’s it ..our second pencil is also ready of different color i hope everything is understood up till here remember not to make gradients too extravagant and flashy but use it in a subtle manner with soft tones u can make many interesting thing with this in illustrator i hope u liked this tell me one thing all my students and viewers are not showing me any of their work…why? please contact me if u are not getting anything just let me know search me on face book i am on facebook under the name IMRAN ALI DINA U CAN SHOW ME YOUR ILLUSTRATIONS ON MESSENGER I AM PLANNING TO MAKE A GROUP ON FACE BOOK SO THAT U CAN PUT YOUR WORK ON IT AND SHOW TO ME right now i have my page GFX Mentor on facebook but u are not allowed to post your work on it but yes i will definitely make a group on facebook which u can join and share your ideas and discuss the issues with me but please also give comments on you tube too discuss it here also but is u want to share your work then you can show to me through Facebook only so i hope the class is quite easy till here keep practicing and please like this if you took pleasure in this illustration if u have not yet subscribed then please subscribe so that u can easily get updates i will come again with more interesting things sometimes in between u will feel that i have not made any practical object but i will try my best to make something with each tool right now we are moving towards different level and by using all these we can create many interesting things if u have made wrist watch in the last class then take a copy of it and try to apply gradients on it i hope u will get some amazing results see u next time…..thank you!!!!!!