Welcome to wtf_tuts!
This community was spawned on a random whim, and thus, isn’t yet focused on a specific topic.
It all started with me making mean icons which made fun of icon tutorials such as the default icon you see here, and I thought that since I’m chattering about a community, why not make one, too. And voilá. wtf_tuts was born.
Note: You do not have to credit wtf_tuts when you use a crappy tutorial!
What can be done here?
As of now, just about anything, actually. It was created just for fun, and I haven’t given things much thought yet. All I could offer are a few guidelines one might like to keep in mind when posting or joining, should you like to do so.
Q: I have this smashing new texture I’ve never used in any of my icons before. Can I post a tut on how to make my new icon? It’s really simple. It only consists of three layers!
A: *headdesk* No.
Yes. Rules for posting these.
Partially, this is a ranting/snarking community, where people can get all that frustration about corny tutorials and ugly icons off their chests. So maybe you’d like to keep that in mind when you consider posting a tutorial here.
If your tutorial consists of slapping layers upon layers of different colors on top of each other, merging them, and then using selective coloring on the icon (or doing something similar to this), then please think your decision to post over.
If however, you tell your readers why you have chosen these or those colors in your selective coloring, and explain what all the other things you did to your icons do and how they work, then posting is fine. Photoshop & co. have so many options, and we are here to learn them.
I don’t think I’m the only one would like to learn the “how” and “why” rather than having a simple guide on how to get a specific kind of icon (graphic or other).
Does your tutorial really teach something new? Some technique that is seldom seen elsewhere here on LJ? If yes, then please feel free to post.
Does your tutorial offer explanations on what you’ve done, how you’ve done what you’ve done, and/or why, then please feel free to post.
If your tutorial is a guide on how to make a specific icon, then please consider posting over at one of the many other communities on LJ, such as
No offence meant.
Each of the buttons will take you to a post where you can download the variant you like.