Welcome to Lea-chan's Ultimate Guide to Creating!

There's many worlds up on theO telling you rules about theO. Such as, wallpaper sizes, e-card sizes, what is allowed, what isn't. But sometimes, when you're ready to create something, you realize- you still don't know how to create those things! That's where this world will help you in.

To people coming here to learn to create:
Most of the tutorials here will try to keep things simple. There may be tutorials that apply to more than one item. Such as e-cards and wallpapers. Refer to the post's title to see what the tutorial may apply to.
My tutorials will mainly be for e-cards and wallpapers. For those who would like to learn how to improve their artworks and whatnot, you can visit my friends' world right here: OMG CLICK ME!
If you have a certain request for a tutorial, you may comment in my guestbook, send me a message, or comment somewhere here on the world. :)

To people coming here who already have the skills:
Want to share some of the skills with the beginners at our art? You can contact me by posting a comment onto this world or messaging me asking to be a guest poster! I will tell you the rules and how it works on the world before adding you. :D

*Please give credit to this world on your creation if you used this to make your wallpaper/e-card* (lol, advertising :D)

Table of Contents
1. Images
2. Text
3. Layers
4. Textures

1. Images
2. Layers
3. Textures
4. Eliminating Large Spaces

Wallpapers/E-cards - Layers

[The above image is an e-card I had worked on, but then dropped 'cause it looked a bit ugly. :P]

One of the most important things to know about for wallpapers and e-cards is layers.

How do layers work?

My favorite way to explain this is to imagine each layer as a sheet of plastic. When you draw different things on each plastic sheet and place them above each other, some parts can be seen, and others can't, right? There's some parts that are transparent, which allows you to see what's below it. That's the same as how layers work.

Layers for wallpapers and e-cards are used for many purposes. It's used to create the texture, to edit the picture, to crop one picture and place it on top of another, etc. When making a wallpaper, one may use up to 20 or more layers (depending on how complicated the wallpaper is). When making an e-card, it usually takes maximum of about 10 layers, unless if you're putting together many images onto 1 e-card. In the above e-card example, because I edited it a lot, it used about 11 layers.

Ok, so you may be wondering why I made this tutorial although it doesn't show the use of layers. It's just to get you to understand the basics before I go off to spinning about textures, cropping, and whatnot. You may get lost if you do not fully understand how layers work. :D

Quick overview:
[x] Layers work like plastic sheets of paper.
[x] Layers are important to create textures, edit a picture, or to crop and place one picture onto another.