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Tutorial threads?

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by kaloralros, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. kaloralros

    kaloralros New Member

    What I would be most interested in, personally, would be Photoshop and Expressions Web tutorials, written in a language that a non-professional can understand.

    There are good tutorials out there, dont get me wrong. But I have NO experience in either program, and am completely lost using them. What would be great for users like me would be tutorials for the complete new user to these programs. Perhaps a step-by-step guide or video showing how to make a simple logo, or simple website, like say, placing a log, menu strip, and sample content? Just so the average person wanting to learn these programs can learn how to do the basics.

    In the long run, it might help the users requesting templates, logos, and such, as well as asking for help, to find the resources, and provide more time for the designers to work.

    It's my two cents, and I really appreciate that a service like this exists.
    ianstewart likes this.
  2. enigma1

    enigma1 New Member

    It is a good idea that will help novice designers as right now lots of useful information span across different forums and threads difficult to track.

    Ideally if there was a contributions area (similar to what exists with selecting a downloading template themes) it will help a lot because technical articles and design tutorials could be grouped into categories easier for members to search for and download. Right now you have to do lengthy searches to locate and download files as they are part of separate posts.

    And I think it could help the overall forum exposure having a brief description along with the download file of a tutorial, design, code etc.
  3. Mimoun

    Mimoun Administrator Staff Member Director Verified Member

    I'm going to try and add a tutorials section to the website together with the new redesign and reopening of the template request forum.
    ianstewart likes this.
  4. Recidivist

    Recidivist VIP Member

    Omnomnomnomnom :D

    *Happy Hat*

    Eric Mrazik likes this.
  5. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    Great, I'd be happy to help but with the tutorials on the free software (such as "Photo Pos Pro"). There are some that have problems with the financial end of the big programs like "Dreamweaver" and "Photoshop". Many times the same thing can be accomplished with FREE programs like "Gimp".
  6. Enclavean

    Enclavean Member

    I want a tutorial meant for people desiring logos.
  7. GG

    GG Active Member

    What do you mean? :confused:
  8. ishkey

    ishkey Moderator, Logos, Sports Crests Staff Member Verified Member

    Considering your Logo post... you should be the one to write the Tut.:p
  9. Enclavean

    Enclavean Member

    I mean, i want tutorials specifically meant for people designing logos.

    I wish. ;)
  10. EddieRaines

    EddieRaines New Member

    This is something which I would be interested too. A tutorial on logo designing would be interesting.
  11. jsck82

    jsck82 New Member

    I only have rudimentary photoshop skills, but if I could help with some basic stuff like transparent backgrounds, rendering effects, texture channels, etc, I'd be willing. I could at least get some of the ground work down, so that others that do have the more advanced skills don't have to cover them :D
  12. Enclavean

    Enclavean Member

    I think video tutorials are the best way.

    I have all the software needed for making video tutorials, but i'm not sure how to make them.
  13. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    Actually a combination of instructions (step by step) plus a video is the best way. Some people learn best by video and others best by step by step instructions. Also it depends on what the subject is.
    I do step-by-step plus pictures (I don't have the proper software for video)
  14. Dawn

    Dawn Community Manager

    Hi falcon, good to see you're still around! :)

    Although - being a writer - I tend to prefer text-based tutorials, I do agree it's best to have a mix of different types of tutorials, as different people learn best in different ways. And as you all may or may not have noticed, I've been (slowly) gathering the more instructional threads under the tag How To within the Connect forum. So, everyone, please feel free to contribute any tutorials of your own - video, text or anything in between - that you feel would benefit the community! You can also alert me to any threads you feel belong in that category, and we'll gradually refine this section as we go. It'll be nice for everyone to be able to log on regularly and learn something new from FWT :D
  15. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

  16. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

  17. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

  18. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    How to Write a Tutorial




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    How to write a good tutorial
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  19. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    http://freetutorials.name/Reference1/RedCrab Manual.html

    I modified the original tutorial (with permission from the author) to add the links to the beginning (contents)
    and the end (glossary). Takes time but improves the tutorial. An excellent way to get started is to improve an existing tutorial (with the authors permission).

  20. navyfalcon

    navyfalcon Well-Known Member Verified Member

    http://freetutorials.name/Reference1/RedCrab Graphing.html
    http://freetutorials.name/Reference1/RedCrab Pie Charts.html

    These are some of the tutorials I wrote for RedCrab Calculator (with the author's permission and help)
    Notice: the use of pictures (and illustrations) with the text. Sorry the examples are for technical subjects, but do you think you would have problems following them. Most of my site is for students, and this is a free calculator equivalent to one costing over $100.oo for homeschoolers and distance education.
    - - -
    I forgot to add copy what is in the main window, change the values to your values and press "ENTER" (upper right corner) to obtain the answer.

    Last edited: Aug 17, 2014