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One on one help: the Icon Tutors project!

Greetings, all. Based on the poll results within and comments to my recent post, which were all extremely helpful, I am proud to announce the Icon Tutors project. :)


Do you need one-on-one help?

If that post you've found in the memories just doesn't seem to be helping you, or there's just some little tool in PSP you can't figure out, you might benefit from some detailed, personal, one-on-one help. A chance to ask a real, live person a question can sometimes make all the difference between, "well, I'll never understand this!" and, "oh, that was easy!"

A group of icon_tutorial members have volunteered to go beyond the community and are willing to offer individual help via AIM, YM, e-mail, and a variety of other methods to all who need it. However, in order to minimize the possibilities for abuse or harassment, I have set up a system that we ask you to use, and a few specific ground rules must be laid.

1.) Please use the memories thoroughly before contacting a tutor for assistance.

2.) You need to have a clear question or questions in mind before contacting a tutor. A tutor simply can't answer a question like, "how do I use Photoshop?" Each of us has taken the time (months, or sometimes years) to learn to understand what we do, and that cannot be condensed into a simple chat session. Instead, have a question in mind such as, "I'm having trouble using the text tool in PSP8," or, "I just can't seem to wrap my head around the presets manager in Photoshop 7."

3.) Please make sure you contact a relevant tutor with your problem. Do not ask someone whose only specialty is Photoshop to assist with Paint Shop Pro issues; it results in much more crankiness all around than it's worth.

4.) Please respect the tutor's contact wishes. If a tutor asks to be contacted via AIM or journal comment only, do not e-mail him or her with an icon question. In addition, any availability time a tutor has listed is easily subject to change. If you contact a tutor and s/he says, "I'm sorry, I can't help you with your problem at the moment, please contact another tutor or try again tomorrow afternoon," you need to respect that request.

I know these rules all sound very dire and serious, but we need everyone to obey them to make the system work for both tutors and students, so to speak. :) If you've read the rules and understand them, PLEASE CLICK HERE to find a tutor who can help you with your problem.

If you would like to be a tutor, please click here. :)

If you have any questions or comments about the tutoring system itself, please contact etoilepb. Thank you!



( 17 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 28th, 2004 05:37 pm (UTC)
Link to the tutors comes us 'malformed username'
Apr. 28th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
Ack! Silly Semagic, eating my code. It should be better now, thank you. :)
Apr. 28th, 2004 05:48 pm (UTC)
This is GREAT! Thanks for implementing this and thanks to all the helpful volunteers! :D
Apr. 29th, 2004 04:25 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for doing this, it should be very helpful, the only thing is that i use ArcSoft PhotoImpression and i am having problems finding anyone who knows how to use it to make icons. Any ideas? kirsry
Apr. 29th, 2004 07:22 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, I haven't found any. But if I do, I'll try and convince them to join icon_tutorial and icon_tutors. ;)
Apr. 29th, 2004 03:59 pm (UTC)
thank you ^_^
Apr. 29th, 2004 08:54 am (UTC)
That's such a great idea! :)
Mar. 6th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
can somebody tell me how to convert these to PS7 brushes?Or do it for me?Also, how do you do a "fake cut"? How do you get those neat little links everyone seems to have for LJ resources?
Mar. 10th, 2005 05:41 pm (UTC)
Clearly you've misunderstood something here. You need to either (1) use the icon_tutorial memories (recommended), (2) ask a question in icon_tutorial, or (3) go ask a relevant tutor. Asking here won't get you any answers.
Mar. 19th, 2005 01:34 am (UTC)
Hmm. It appears there are no tutors using the GIMP. Will that change any at any point? *prays and is hopeful*
Mar. 19th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
Well. No-one's actually followed the tutor directions for a while now, though some people still contact us for help. At the time I first started this all, there were no GIMP tutors. I'll give a shout-out to the tutor project in the main community sometime this week, though, and see what turns up. :)
May. 27th, 2005 09:26 am (UTC)
Maybe this should entirely be on its own community or some sort?
May. 27th, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
The tutor project *is* in its own community. It needs some attention, though. So does this one, for that matter. Luckily, I've got a big chunk of time this weekend. :)
May. 27th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
Oh never realized that, I think I'm going to join, yeah I guess it needs some kind of promotion or need to get out there!..
Feb. 12th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
are there any tutorials on making icons or on a picture to make it having move or the text moving on photoshop7
May. 28th, 2006 12:38 pm (UTC)
how do you post a new subject? (: cause I need help with a thing :p
Jun. 28th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
Help posting..
Ok, i'm not sure if i am missing something but how do i post on this live journal? I have some tutorials aswell as questions of my own and can't figure out how to post anything. HELP!
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