I love messing about with webcam video effects in Skype and find that it makes conversations far more entertaining. However, I do get annoyed when my friends have better effects than me bundled with their webcam software. I’ve recently discovered CyberLink YouCam though, which lets you apply a variety of dynamic effects to your video. Some of the emoticon-style effects in the program aren’t up to much, but the ones that use facial tracking technology are great. I’m a particular fan of the ones that turn you into a talking dog. Here are my favorite effects to try in YouCam.