So.. you’re new around here. You’ve just been dropped into some sim with a bunch of other new people.. and you have no idea what to do, where to go, or who to ask for help.
The first things you probably want to know are: What is there to do around here? What do I need to do to look better, and why do I walk like a duck? Those questions are usually closely followed by: How do I make money?
There are several helpful groups in SL, some are even solely dedicated to helping people get started in a virtual world.
To begin to answer some of those questions, look at the tutorials section on this page. The tutorials listed are some of the best I’ve seen, and have helped me along my way. I have them categorised by subject matter. If a particular blog covers more than one topic, it will be included under more than one category here.
CREATING AND EDITING OBJECTS
Second Life is a wonderful platform for you to try your hand at creating content in a virtual world. There are a lot of tutorials out there on making everything from clothing to furniture to wonderfully interactive art installations.
There are many useful You Tube videos demonstrating clothing creation.
Whether you take photos in SL and want to edit them a bit or want to put a pretty texture on a prim, you’ll need a graphics program. I recommend using Gimp for the creation of SL graphics. Gimp is an open source program available here. It will do pretty much anything photoshop will do if you’re a beginner to computer graphics creation. As you advance in skill you’ll find other good open source graphics programs.
There are a ton of Gimp tutorials out there, just google “gimp” to find more than you’ll ever need. be advised that most SL tutorials are written for Photoshop. As you gain experience with Gimp, you’ll be able to follow Photoshop tutorials more easily using Gimp.
Pick up Gimp here: http://www.gimp.org/
Bryn There, Done That