What's a Super Toot? I've gotten many recommendations
for potential Super Toots, and think this is a good spot to
post precisely what FilterMunky looks for in a tutorial
he gives the Super Toot award.
FilterMunky tries to keep the toot recommendations down to PSP tutorials, for
the purposes of the PSP power newsletter. Some other "standards" that FM looks
- Must teach a skill or tool in Paint Shop Pro
which will be useful in other types of graphic construction. Does not have to
be an "advanced" level tutorial, but it should advance the learning of the
- Must be laid out in a thoughtful, well-designed manner,
which allows the user to read or print the tutorial. It
doesn't (and probably shouldn't!) require fancy nested table
backgrounds, animation unless the tutorial is for an animation,
or viewlets. Fonts and backgrounds should be planned to make
the material easily legible.
- The use of a script that disables the right-click context
menu on behalf of the user will automatically disqualify a tutorial.
- The "watermarking" of screen captures of the Jasc
PSP tool palettes and workspace is discouraged. Those
images belong to Jasc, and not the tutorial writer, and watermarking
them often leads to poor visibility for the viewer. It's
okay to watermark the final images that are produced, if the
writer so desires.
- The user must be directed to the developer's site for any
plugins or applications needed. Downloads from any other
source is not permissible.
- A simple copyright statement on the tutorial is sufficient.
Dire warnings threatening death and dismemberment to thieves
Sounds like a lot of rules, huh? Well,...
yeah. That's what makes 'em Super Toots.
Know a tutorial you'd like to recommend as a Super Toot? Email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org