Skill Level Standard for Tutorials.
Many tutorial authors came together to come
a rating system so that we might help the users of
Paint Shop Pro tutorials know what level of skill
will need to complete the tutorials. The standard of
rating skill is offered to any Tutorial Author
wishes to use it.
It is our hope that it will help both authors and
will find a scale to use as a guideline to rate .
tutorials. If you have any questions please email me!
are provided for each skill level. You may use
these or make your own to match your design,
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Pro guidelines to rate skill level of tutorials.
Scale is from 1 thru 10+ & double rating
1 thru 4
1 & 2 Beginner.. Tutorials with precise instructions,
step with lots of screenshots detailing where tools are
From the basics of understanding the tools of PSP, using
exporting tubes, saving images, adding borders, making
3 & 4 High Beginner.. Working with PSP filters,
basics of layers, backgrounds & buttons, simple frames,
bevels, cutouts, saving options, simple selections,
instructions for step by step with lots of screenshots,
detailed path of locations of filters & tools. Use of
5 thru 7
5 & 6 Intermediate... continue with layers, adding
working with simple selections, mask, filters, frames,
vectors shapes, experimenting with brushes, making
Working with preset patterns and gradients
Level 7, High Intermediate.. simple preset vectors,
node manipulation, shadowing with airbrush and Gaussian
simple animation's, working with more tubes, making your
selections. Making your own patterns and gradients.
Plugins and filters.
8 & 9 Vicious Vectors, (We decided was a good name for
them! *L* )
Writing your first tutorial, harder vectors,
nodes and changing node types, Vector text, Working
with lots of layers, more advanced shading and
Begin working with freehand tools making such things as
lines, smiles, strands of hair, freehand simple bows,
hangers, using different textures, patterns, filters,
Experimenting with creating simple tubes, Harder
animations containing more frames, Use of
Over the Top
10+ Advanced.. Anything that is not covered in the
using shadowing to make realistic faces, hair, skin/body
extensive use of filters and plugins, freehand drawing,
making hard tubes, beizer curve. Maps, Image Slicer.
Making your own mask, detailed animations.
Some tutorials should have a double rating. Example..
a tutorial uses both selections and vectors it would be
rated. One rating set to the skill level of selections
another set to vector level.
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