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Topic: How to make a decent tutorial for my Halloween costumes  (Read 549 times)
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« on: August 25, 2008 01:39:51 PM »

I have NO idea where to post this and am almost SURE that it will be moved and I'm sorry ahead of time but this was the only place that made a little sense.

I have seen some beautifully constructed tutorials on craftster and would like any advice on how to make them. I have made Halloween costumes for my 2 boys and want to create professional looking tutorials for them.  I am going for a computer designed tutorial rather than actual photos of the process. I should probably add that I do not have "paint" or "photoshop". I use a mac and have downloaded a program called "gimp" that seems like it could be VERY useful for someone who has spent a couple of years taking graphic design classes at the community college... this not apply to me... although I wish it did. Any tips at all would be greatly appreciated!
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008 10:35:29 AM »

Written instructions are nice, but a picture is worth a thousand words!
Part of the reason there are not a lot of complicated clothing tutes is because they are a ton of work to produce.

Break it down into steps, make another & write out each bit as you go just to be sure you didn't forget anything. Take pictures anyway, even if you just use them to draw from.

Oh, and see my signature! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008 12:24:14 PM »

Gimp is a great program for making tuts.
I'd say take the pictures and use gimp to open them ans such. If I remember correctly it works just like photoshop just things are labeled differently and in slightly different places. I think you can also download paint if you are really desperate:
http://www.bunnystick.com/index2.html
I don't know if it will work on your computer or not but it might!
Anyways yes pictures are totally necessary unless the item is super simple like a covered headband or something. I myself am dyslexic and need pictures to understand things, and the more the better.
I know many craftsters are visual.
and any tuts are always welcomed!
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